Originally from Edinborough, Freddie Stevenson has been playing midnight Sundays at The Rockwood Music Hall for a while. Tonight Freddie continues his new residency at The Rockwood at the much earlier hour of 9pm.
Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer. The picture on the left shows Freddie with his band (he’s 3rd from the left). Freddie has a new band who will join him tonight. If you’d like a taste of what’s in store for you just check out this video of Baby I Own This Town from last week’s show.
Once Freddie has finished his set, get over to The 11th Street Bar (11th St. & Avenue A) by jumping into a cab or taking the M15 bus (and walking a block) to catch Julia Haltigan playing with her band on her home turf. Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more. Some of Julia’s songs could be called Tom Waitsian, except for the fact that they are way too cheerful for Tom.
Freddie Stevenson, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)
Julia Haltigan, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 10PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)