M Shanghai String Band is literally the best string band in NYC!-- the NYT and Village Voice would agree, but I am bias because they are friends of mine and I've played with them in the past. We expect a big turn out for this event so reservation is a must!
FOLK / BLUEGRASS / OLD TIME JAZZ & BLUES
"Stellar songwriting, brilliantly musical arrangements,
and one of the most arresting live shows I've ever seen"
-Samantha Parton of The Be Good Tanyas
M SHANGHAI STRING BAND was conceived in the basement of a Chinese restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, M SHANGHAI STRING BAND have been whipping crowds into frenzy since 2002. They retain the joyous qualities of the early folk bands-they'll play all night if you let them, with an energy that's completely contagious-but what sets them apart is their songwriting: "adventurous, lyrically smart songs that are classic & relevant."
On "The Mapmaker's Daughter", the band captures the raw, all-acoustic energy that we've come to expect from the M Shanghai mob, known to gather around a single microphone Opry-style, but in the highest fidelity yet. "Mapmakers" is testimony to their years of performing together. Learn more
Simply the most joyous musical celebration of the year."
-Albany Times Union
"The band was on fire...playing with total abandon and total control simultaneously. As they worked up the voltage... they crowded around that mike like the faithful taking Communion, or like sharks smelling blood in the water."
-Karl Greenberg, Guitar Jam Daily
"There's plenty of action closer to the ground...catch the M Shanghai String Band, holding court in Williamsburg"
-New York Times, feature article on roots music revolution in NYC
"Vigorous, heartfelt acoustic country with all the fixins!"
-Time Out New York
About Live Music Fridays:
On the first Friday of each month, Kidberry opens its doors for you and your children to enjoy live music, singing and dancing. Bands will vary from week to week, with music ranging from rock and funk to blue grass and pop. Light snacks and beverages will be provided for the children.
Live Music for The Entire Family Play Space, Toys, Snack and Beverages for Children
The band will begin playing by 6:00 pm
$20 per family
Reservation is a must for this event!
2046 7th Avenue
Bet. W 122 & W 123 Streets
PLEASE LEAVE STROLLERS HOME!