The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's.
Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues.
FELIX “SLIM” AMIEVA, BORN IN THE SPANISH ENCLAVE OF CEUTA IN 1973. ONE OF SPAIN’S LEADING BLUES MUSICIANS, FELIX SLIM SPECIALIZES IN BLUES, RAGTIME AND SWING FROM THE 1920’S TO 1940’S. INFLUENCED BY THE DELTA, PIEDMONT, TEXAS, JUMP AND CHICAGO SOUND, SLIM USES SLIDE GUITAR, FINGERPICKING AND STANDARD AND OPEN TUNINGS. HE'S PLAYED HIS DYNAMIC VERSIONS OF BLUES CLASSICS AND ORIGINAL SONGS WITH ECHOES OF FLAMENCO, REBETIKO AND JAZZ MANOUCHE ON 5 ALBUMS AND HAS TOURED IN 8 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.
EXPERTLY PLAYING AND SWAPPING BETWEEN THE HARMONICA AND KAZOO, SLIM’S UNIQUE SINGING VOICE COMPLEMENTS THESE INSTRUMENTS, CREATING A FRESH AND DISTINCTIVE YET TRUE VINTAGE SOUND. HE HAS COLLABORATED WITH ARTISTS AS DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND MINGO BALAGUER, RAIMUNDO AMADOR, BOB MARGOLIN, ANTONIO SERRANO, BOBBY RADCLIFF, TONY COLEMAN, JOHN TORO RICHARDSON, MICHAEL HERMAN AND MORE.
Originally hailing from the North Country of New York, husband and wife duo Coyote & Crow have been described as the "White Stripes of Bluegrass." With velvet-meets-sandpaper vocals, high energy foot-stomping rhythms, and unconventional banjo picking, they play a blend of Rock'N'Roll, Folk-Americana and Old Time Mountain music on homemade and modified instruments. Their distinct roots sound, which they have coined "Old-Time Rock'N'Soul," is sure to make your heart smile and your feet move.
Currently living in Brooklyn, they have quickly become some of NYC's most well-known buskers; considered the embodiment of Greenwich Village and the personification of NYC's creative soul. They have gained worldwide recognition from their viral Youtube video and their one-of-a-kind upright banjo bass.
Mancini fell in love with the accordion while traveling abroad in Italy, where she found herself chasing the sound of a roving accordionist through the winding streets of a Tuscan city. Drawing on inspiration from music ranging from Argentine tango and Russian folk songs, to American western swing and Tin Pan Alley hits, Erica belts out songs both old and new with a salty and sultry kick. Though the repertoire launches from roots and American traditional jazz music, Mancini's music powers in many directions, almost as if reflecting New York City's diversity and rich multiculturalism. Her unique style and voice transports the listener to another time and place, and can be described as ethereal and whimsical. She has performed internationally, with shows in Europe and South America, and has played at The Whitney Museum of Art, Sleep No More, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe's Pub, The Slipper Room, Lincoln Center, and on national television.