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SOLD OUT! New Roots: A Night of Folk Music and Storytelling Benefitting RiF

  • Brooklyn Grange Clinton Avenue & Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 (map)

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Event description: 

Join award-winning band and musical diplomats Silver City Bound at Brooklyn Grange for an intimate night of folk music and storytelling, including performances by singer-songwriter Hannah Read and a surprise headline act from Istanbul, Turkey. 

Proceeds from the concert will go to benefit RiF, New York City's only non-profit offering asylum orientation and support to refugees from around the world fleeing injustice. 

5-6 PM — Sunset beers on the roof.

6:30-9:30 PM – Concert and stories in the Brooklyn Grange root cellar. 

Beer generously donated by Bronx Brewery. Dessert provided by Whisk Me Away Cakes. 

More about Silver City Bound:

Silver City Bound is "Americana at its best” (Huffington Post). A unique collaboration between guitarist Justin Poindexter and accordionist/keyboardist Sam Reider, Silver City Bound is American roots music in motion. Their electrifying live show takes you on the journey of two exceptional young artists from different backgrounds, together “bound for alt-country glory” (Elmore Magazine): a magnetic southern storyteller, the son of a country singer, from the rolling hills of North Carolina; a San Francisco-raised, young jazz talent who fell in love with bluegrass and is reinventing American folk music on the accordion. With soulful harmonies, dazzling improvisation, and infectious grooves, Silver City Bound is music that moves your body and your soul.

In addition writing and performing their original music, Silver City Bound’s mission is to promote cross-cultural collaboration and dialogue through American roots music. In 2014 the band was chosen by the U.S. Department of State to tour China, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam as cultural ambassadors. In 2016 the band toured Azerbaijan and Turkey, performing for thousands of young people and collaborating on a benefit concert for refugees with an Istanbul-based band made up of Turks, Syrians, Kurds, Iraqis, and Americans.

Learn more about Silver City Bound’s advocacy work around the world:

More about RiF:

RIF offers asylum orientation and support with programs that emphasize practical assistance as a means of psychological healing. For the last decade, we've guided asylum seekers through the challenging process of taking root in NYC by making resources easily accessible to them. In an effort to boost the process of rebuilding their lives, we offer a roadmap to the asylum process and psychosocial support in a human context. Through our special partnerships with green-technology innovators, we give asylum seekers the opportunity to both fully immerse and to contribute to their new communities. 

Learn more about RiF NYC:

About Bronx Brewery:  
The Bronx Brewery is small brewery located in the Port Morris area of The Bronx. We believe in doing one thing and doing it right. We believe that focus, attention, and innovation drive quality. That’s why we’re manically focused on brewing one single style of beer: the pale ale. We love that our beers are complex yet approachable, very flexible, and always balanced. Stop in for a pint!

About Whisk Me Away Cakes:
Whisk Me Away Cakes is the project of Rose McAdoo, her vision is to use desserts to drive global change.

Learn more about Whisk Me Away Cakes here: