Son Little | Mélissa Laveaux | Christopher Paul Stelling
Lead Sponsor: City Point
Thursday, February 28 at 8PM
Doors & DJ Set at 7PM
BRIC House Ballroom & Stoop
$15 Adv/$18 Door
General Admission: Standing
BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts and media organization celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents genre-defying artist Son Little with a live show in Fort Greene. The performance is part of the 2019 season of BRIC House Sessions, a must-do Thursday concert series featuring world-class artists that reflect the diversity of Brooklyn and bring the ethos of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival into the organization’s Downtown Brooklyn headquarters. Canadian singer-songwriter Mélissa Laveaux and guitarist Christopher Paul Stelling kick off the night. City Point, an innovative entertainment and retail destination, and a supporter of culture in Downtown Brooklyn, joins BRIC House Sessions 2019 as Lead Sponsor.
There are many channels to Son Little’s broadcast with varied stops on the dial, from blues to soul to funk to folk, with frequencies of Marvin, Otis, and Stevie in one amazing show. His songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R&B. He deftly weaves different eras of the sound–blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll–through his own unique vision. Never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary on the flowing river of rhythm and blues. “[Son Little’s] new album, called New Magic, is bumpy blues meets rooted R&B meets old school nu soul meets… well… magic” (NPR).
Mélissa Laveaux, a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist performs with a mix of roots, folk, and blues using her signature percussive finger-style guitar stylings and soulful vocals. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Christopher Paul Stelling kicks off the night, plus enjoy a DJ set from Freddy DeBoe, who spins an all-vinyl set of soul, blues, and beyond.
Tickets may be purchased online at BRICartsmedia.org or via Eventbrite.com. The Box Office at BRIC House is open on performance days, one hour prior to the event. BRIC House is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. BRIC House is open weekdays and Saturday at 8am and Sundays at 10am.
BRIC is celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
BRIC’s main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.
Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; groundbreaking media initiatives, including BRIC TV, BRIC Radio, and Brooklyn Free Speech; and renowned contemporary art exhibitions. BRIC also offers education and community-building programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
Learn more at BRICartsmedia.org.
CITY POINT, a 1.8 million-square-foot retail, residential, office, and entertainment complex at the epicenter of Downtown Brooklyn, is the nexus of the burgeoning borough’s creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit. With retailers, restaurants and entertainment including Alamo Drafthouse, DeKalb Market Hall, Century 21, Target, Trader Joe’s and many others, the mixed-use development is a hub for innovation and commerce where locals and tourists alike go to work, dine, shop and play. City Point is dedicated to presenting cultural programming, immersive events and creative activations to the surrounding Brooklyn community. www.citypointbrooklyn.com