Southpaw Closes with Americana in the Background


With just a few days to go before Southpaw – one of the first hipster-friendly spots to pop up on Fifth Ave in Park Slope in 2002 and a hallowed place for Americana fans in Brooklyn – closes its doors, there is a fantastic lineup of tunes to hear as its decade of existence comes to a close.

Beginning tonight and continuing through the weekend (NOTE: do NOT confuse this with the grass clippings winter warm up on Friday!), Southpaw hosts Americana Pie 2 – a four night festival of American, bluegrass and alt-country. This includes my friends the Barnyard Brothers on Thursday night, The Hollows on Saturday night and nine-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland (along with his band) on Sunday night (again, come see OUR show on Friday and hit this other stuff up on the other three nights).

See full lineup here. It’s $10 and sponsored by Six Point, so there’s some good stuff waiting there for you.

P.S. Note that the Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Party, which was previously going to be at Southpaw will now be at the Bell House on 2/24 and Littlefield on 2/25.