Blues by the River
The next few Thursday nights they'll be FREE music performances as part of "River & Blues", beginning at 7pm.
July 12th: Toshi Reagon and BigLovely
"New York music scene staple Toshi Reagon craft progressive, soulful blue and creates an intimate, uplifting spiritual connection to the audience and the help of her renowned band."
Toshi Reagon and BigLovely (All photos from bpcparks.org)
July 19th: John Hammond
"Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, legendary John Hammond has "shared the stage with a who’s who of blues greats, from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and more. Witness this master conjure the Delta Blues and transform his guitar and harmonica into an orchestra steaming forward with the power of a runaway train."
John Hammond (All photos from bpcparks.org)
July 26th: Hurray for the Riff Raff
"Born and raised in the Bronx, Alynda Lee Segarra ran away to New Orleans, emerging with the folk-inspired, bluesy-Americana sound of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Their latest release, The Navigator, explores her Caribbean roots, informing a powerful Nuyorican voice that addresses displacement, injustice, resilience and cultural pride."
(Hurray for the Riff Raff - All photos from bpcparks.org)
August 2nd: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
"The Seattle-based soul collective Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio brings a jazzy, soulful blues sounds to New York City. Hammond-B-3-led jams, mixed with shredding guitar licks and inspired drum fills are destined to get the Wagner Park crowd movin’ and groovin’!"
(Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - All photos from bpcparks.org)
Wagner Park is the perfect summer show venue: It'll also be hosting the upcoming Battery Dance Festival and Strings-on-Hudson.