We all had a fantastic time at the Album Release Party on Friday, March 6, 2020, at the American Folk Art Museum. Vienna Carroll and The Folk played songs from their new album, Harlem Field Recordings, plus older crowd folk favorites. Enjoy the photos and videos!
Folk First: Black Roots Music
Friday, March 6, 2020,
5:30 – 7:15 pm,
American Folk Art Museum,
2 Lincoln Square (corner of W. 66th St. & Columbus Ave.),
New York, NY,
Take 1 train to 66th St. stop and walk one block east
I’ll be with my string band and we’ll be having lots of fun. Spirituals, work songs, prison blues, and sea chanteys – exuberant, roots and funky. Stanley Banks (George Benson) on bass, Keith Johnston (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Jon Hendricks) on guitar and Newman Taylor Baker (Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Henry Grimes) on washboard.
Come on out. Sing along. Admission is free. CDs for sale!
Gorgeous CD artwork by Ken Daley.
“What a voice!
This evening, awesome Vienna Carroll gave a free concert at the American Folk Art Museum. Accompanied by 2 guitarists [Keith Johnson and Stanley Banks] and a washboard percussionist [Newman Taylor], she got everyone singing folk, gospel, spiritual, call & response, and prison labor songs, and deftly wove in stories of resistance to a range of oppressions (slavery, racist police violence, distortions of history). She gave a shout-out to social media as a tool to expose injustice. Her rendition of the lament-lullaby “Hush Little Baby” was beyond heartbreaking. Intense, informative, inspiring.”
– Review by Pam McAllister
By Vienna Carroll and The Folk
Wed, March 27 • 10 pm
Roots and Ruckus,
We debuted our first Roots & Ruckus appearance during the Polar Vortex and had a great time with our small but mighty turnout. I’ll be appearing again with Keith Johnston on guitar. We welcome you to come on out and sing along with us.
Marching Into Spring Show
Lafayette Presbyterian Church,
85 South Oxford Street
1-7 pm entire show
Fabulous Black designers including Brenda Brunson-Bey’s Tribal Truths one-of-a-kind standout clothing designs and Melody’s Kiini Ibura spectacular jewelry among others. Healthy food, a fashion show, and Vienna Carroll singing!
I’ll be on at about 2 pm, singing roots and blues favorites with a special tribute to Black women.