BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

The Wood Brothers / Aoife O'Donovan / Hiss Golden Messenger

A triad of astonishing musical talent, this group of musicians intends to amaze with their intricate harmonies and impressive skill.


Jul 16, 2016

6:00PM GATES / 7:00 PM SHOW




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • The Wood Brothers

    Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

  • Aoife O'Donovan

    Photo: Joanna Chattman

  • Hiss Golden Messenger

    Photo: Courtesy of the Artists

Promotional Partner

A night of sublime harmonies and extraordinary musicianship, headlined by “masters of soulful folk” (Paste) THE WOOD BROTHERS. Comprised of brother Oliver and Chris (who also plays bass in Medeski Martin and Wood) and the percussionist Jano Rix, the band released its first studio album, Ways Not to Lose, on Blue Note Records in 2006. What began as a side project whose members had flourishing careers with other bands has gradually become the main event: their most recent release, last year’s Paradise (Honey Jar Records), recorded at Dan Auerbach’s studio in Nashville where all three members now live, is a revelation.

AOIFE O’DONOVAN has been a powerful presence in the world of American folk since her teens when she founded the progressive bluegrass band Crooked Still. Always a sought after collaborator — she appears on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a project that features Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and is one-third of the project I’m With Her with Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins — she has become an extraordinary solo artist: her latest record The Magic Hour, released earlier this year, “evokes the reverberant chamber pop obsessions of Grizzly Bear and the lush austerity of Alison Krauss.” (NY Times)

The shape-shifting M.C. Taylor, a.k.a. HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, a North Carolina musician with a voice that’s “craggy and wounded, but it soars in his broken sort of way,” (Stereogum) kicks off the evening with a solo set.

Friends Member Seating & Tent Access

Friends Seating: Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members 
Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members

Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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