BLACK LIVES MATTER

Thanks to our Heroes, past and present.

HARLEM FIELD RECORDINGS

genuinely listenable and enjoyable, but also extremely educational and yes, political.” - Norman Darwen

Blues Matters!

Carroll’s new album includes both politically-charged reinventions of classic blues and gospel themes as well as more traditional numbers and originals which sound like 19th century standards. It’s classic music as you’ve probably never heard it before” - delarue

New York Music Daily

Superb recording” - Ron Weinstock

Jazz and Blues Report

Previous events

Summer Solstice Sing-along

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Gowanus Dredgers & Porch Stomp, 165 2nd Street, Brooklyn

Come help us celebrate the change in season, the change of things to come. We honor our individual and collective responsibilities in this unprecedented movement as we seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and those maligned and killed by a deeply rooted and tragically flawed system.

We sing for our future and for Freedom. At a healthy social distance. Come join us.

CANCELLED Black Jacks: Black Sailors and the Underground Railroad

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Cold Springs Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St, Cold Spring Harbor

Hear heroic tales about the free and enslaved Black men who worked on the waters prior to the Civil War and who helped free their enslaved brethren. Join Newman Taylor Baker (washboard) and me in celebrating them and singing their sea shanties.

Vienna Carroll and The Folk - "Harlem Field Recordings" CD Release Party

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American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York

"Harlem Field Recordings" is our new CD and it is roots and funky and Americana and fun! We love grooving those good old traditional tunes - and for you to sing along with us. Come on out and join the celebration.

Vienna on vocals, Stanley Banks (George Benson) on bass, Newman Taylor Baker (Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Henry Grimes) on washboards, and Keith Johnston (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Jon Hendricks) on guitar.

 

Vienna Carroll.  It’s the fire in her belly that lights up the fire in your soul.  Her folksy blues and soulful funk take you back to church, back to the roots. The passion in her voice and her masterful storytelling fill a room, draw you in and hold you close. Vienna's larger-than-life performances channel influences from Ray Charles, Dinah Washington and her great-grandmother Susie Stokes'  Wheatfield Church of the Living God.