Downtown Folk Band Downtown Folk Band

with Melanie Penn, Jon Seale, Olivia Vollmer, Rachel Zevita, and Rozz Morehead

Mon June 5th, 2017


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 6:00PM

Show Time: 7:00PM

Event Ticket: $5

Day of Show: $7

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Downtown Folk Band releases their debut LP, DOWNTOWN FOLK.

Soulful vocalists and songwriters Melanie Penn, Jon Seale, Olivia Vollmer, and Rachel Zevita front a band of New York bluegrass virtuosos with eclectic taste and a love for Downtown.

The songs capture your heart, the high-octane tunes require stomping, and special guest Rozz Morehead helps bring out the gospel side of Folk. Check out the Preview EP.

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Guitarist Grant Gordy is one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation, “the least boring guitarist I know” (Darol Anger). Mandolinist Jacob Jolliff¬†kills it on the road nightly with¬†Yonder Mountain Band, but he also fronts his own band of superstars who are never Stingy with the Brisket.
Brooklyn-based Bennett Sullivan was the star banjo player for Steve Martin’s Broadway musical “Bright Star” in 2016. His music and banjo apps are heard and used all over the world. Bassist Mark Lau and fiddler Harrison Hollingsworth direct music at Redeemer Downtown by day and jam out from Lincoln Center to Birdland by night.

Brooklyn-based songwriter and singer Melanie Penn has a voice that sounds like champagne. Jon Seale, known to his intimates as “Big Deal Seale,” is cofounder and producer at Mason Jar Music. Rachel Zevita is a pop vocalist with classical chops that landed a spot as a finalist on American Idol and tours the world. Their original songs plumb the depths of the human condition and also make us laugh. Olivia Vollmer is lead vocalist for the Downtown Folk Band and a model of the foot variety. Rozz Morehead is a gospel singer who does everything else too, include sing with Diana Ross.

Melanie Penn, Jon Seale, Olivia Vollmer, Rachel Zevita, and Rozz Morehead


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