Creekers Jamboree celebrates Roots and Americana music on the third Saturday of every month this Summer! Hello Bittersweet with Rose Thomas Bannister & The Filthy Unbelievers start our 2018 festival with funtastic musical performances in the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, donations encouraged.
In the mid 1800s, a Creeker & a Pointer were terms used for rival gangs of the Roosters, a band of thugs that frequented South Brooklyn and Gowanus. This season, the Gowanus Dredgers are reconnecting Gowanus regulars and visitors with the Canal by offering free canoe voyages starting 1pm and ending 5pm but stick around for some hootin' good times as the sun sets.
Rapscallions Robin Aigner and Michael Brownell steal pages from the American songbook in this duo rich with harmonies and mystery. Armed with an upright bass that may or may not have been pilfered from Grant's tomb, and scandalously sweet voices that may or may not have flowed directly from the tide of the Great Molasses Disaster, Hello Bittersweet delights with songs of longing, mischieving, baiting and switching.
Rose Thomas Bannister & The Filthy Unbelievers
Rose Thomas Bannister is a songwriter and guitarist based in Brooklyn, where she settled a few years ago after a 63 date DIY tour of the whole United States. Prior to her move east, Bannister founded the Clawfoot House venue in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has continued to curate folk and experimental music concerts during three seasons of her Mayflower series. Besides leading her band, The Filthy Unbelievers, Bannister has also played organ at R.I.O. with Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores, produced a Concetta Abbate record, booked tours for Bunnybrains and Dino Felipe, harmonized with Debby Schwartz and Franklin Bruno, and improvised with Heavy Laundry. She released a simmering underground freak folk album called The Sewing Room in 2012, with more releases on the horizon, including a song cycle based on Macbeth. (Formerly known as Ember Schrag, she legally changed her name in 2016.) New York Music Daily describes Bannister as “a nimble guitarist, a gripping storyteller, clever lyricist and a strong, dynamic singer with a direct, clear, matter-of-fact voice” and as “one of the most individualistic and interesting songwriters in any style of music.”
Stop by for a festive evening with a warm crowd and reconnect with our Gowanus Shoreline!