Beehive Field Recordings: Spaceworks NYC

These sessions were filmed in 2018 in the Spaceworks NYC studios in the Williamsburg Public Library and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music by Beehive Productions.

All of the artists featured are New York City based except for Oliver the Crow, who are Nashville based.

Eamon O’Leary – “The Painted Road” from his 2018 release, ‘All Souls.’

Eamon O’Leary – bouzouki, vocals
Jefferson Hamer – guitar, vocals

Captured live at Spaceworks, NYC – Williamsburg Public Library, 2018

Eamon O’Leary is songwriter from New York’s Lower East Side, originally from Dublin, Ireland. ‘All Souls’ – his first album for Reveal Records – was released in June 2018.

Facebook: eamonolearymusic

Twitter: @eamonolearysong

iTunes: Eamon O’Leary

Jefferson Hamer – “Vagabond” from his 2018 release, ‘Alameda.’

Featuring John Fatum (The Rad Trads) on drums.

Captured live at Spaceworks, NYC – The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 2018

Jefferson Hamer is a songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn, NY. His new album Alameda features Jeff Picker, John Fatum, Alec Spiegelman, Hannah Read, Sarah Jarosz, and others.

Hamer performs with Eamon O’Leary as the duo Murphy Beds, and also plays electric guitar and sings with the six-piece roots rock ensemble Session Americana when he’s moonlighting as a Bostonian. In 2016, he recorded and co-produced their album Great Shakes.

Facebook: JeffersonHamerMusic

Twitter: @jeffersonhamer

Instagram: @hamer.jefferson

BandCamp: Jefferson Hamer

The Crimson Ragdolls – “Why”
(written by Jelly Roll Morton)

Featured here:
Megg Farrell – vocals, banjo
Alison Dineen – vocals, accordion

The Crimson Ragdolls are a non-male band made up of 4 people. (Ali Dineen, Joanna Sternberg, Megg Farrell and Zoe Christiansen.) They are all multi-instrumentalists, singers, composers, songwriters, and visual artists and their music covers a mix of genres including blues, ragtime, jazz, French songs, gospel, folk music, originals and more.

Captured live at Spaceworks, NYC – The Williamsburg Public Library, 2018

Facebook: thecrimsonragdolls

Oliver the Crow – “45”
from their 2018 self-titled album

Written by Rachel Baiman, Kaitlyn Raitz, and Ben Plotnick

Ben Plotnick – fiddle, vocals
Kaitlyn Raitz – cello, vocals

Oliver the Crow’s chameleon-like ability to skip between genres stems from their roots as classically-trained performers (Kaitlyn has a masters degree in classical cello from McGill University and Ben has performed as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic,) but also from their love of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and everything from Hank Williams to Prince. Raitz is a founding member of folk duo Bride & Groom, tours with The Bombadils and has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Station Inn. Ben is a primary member of the JUNO award-winning folk string quartet, The Fretless, and has contributed to hundreds of recordings as one of North America’s elite fiddle players.

Facebook: oliverthecrow

Twitter: @oliverthecrow

Instagram: @oliverthecrow

Cait and the Critters – “Louisiana Fairytale”
(words and music by Mitchell Parish, Haven Gillespie, and Coots Mills)

Caitlin Allen: vocals
Josh Dunn: guitar
Gordon Au: trumpet
Alec Spiegelman: reeds
Larry Cook: bass
Alex Raderman: drums
Arrangements: Alec Spiegelman

Captured live at SPACEWORKS, NYC – Williamsburg Public Library

Cait and the Critters have played in numerous locations in New York City including BB Kings, The Woolworth Building, St. Mazie’s, Radegast Hall and Biergarten and on the Vintage F Line. The core band is a shifting cast of talented collaborators, instigators and wielders of fine instruments. Traditional jazz has lasted through the decades because the lyrical stories in standards are still relevant today.

Facebook: caitandthecritters

Instagram: @caitandthecritters

iTunes: Cait and the Critters

The Wild Goats – “Jenny Hang the Kettle On”

Hilary Hawke – banjo, vocals
Brian Geltner – drums
Sam Kulik – tuba

The Wild Goats play upbeat and unique rhythmic interpretations of traditional Americana material and original songs. This Brooklyn and Queens-based band has an amazing and beautiful one-of-a-kind sound with Hilary Hawke (banjo), Brian Geltner (drums/percussion), and Sam Kulik (tuba, trombone). The quartet draws upon old-time, bluegrass, and classic country from a different era, to present a truly unique show with energy, joy, and virtuosity.

Facebook: thewildgoatsmusic

Instagram: @TheWildGoats

Beehive Field Recordings and Documentaries are independently crowd-funded. Learn more about Beehive and how to support this series at Patreon.com!

Spaceworks is a not-for-profit, support organization focused on creating subsidized rehearsal, studio and community space for performing and visual artists across all five boroughs of New York City. Beehive Productions has partnered with Spaceworks in order to help promote and celebrate art and music in the city where they originally got their start.

For more info on what they do, visit: SpaceworksNYC.org.

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