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17-year-old From Brooklyn Journeys the Appalachian Banjo Trail to Café Lena Feb. 19

Nora Brown stages a show at Café Lena on Feb 19. Nora Brown stages a show at Café Lena on Feb 19.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In her 17 years, Nora Brown has been featured on NPR All Songs Considered, delivered a highlight performance at Newport Folk Fest, played Philly Folk Fest and AmericanaFest, and appeared in a variety of podcasts including WNYC’s Dolly Parton’s America.

Brown will showcase her take on Appalachian banjo music in a performance at Caffe Lena Feb. 19. 

She plays old-time traditional music with a particular interest in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee banjo playing. Along with the banjo and guitar she also sings traditional unaccompanied ballads from southeast Appalachia and beyond. And counts among her mentors John Cohen (legendary filmmaker and New Lost City Ramblers member), bluegrass legend Alice Gerrard, and her original teacher, Shlomo Pestcoe, who first started teaching Brown ukulele when she was 6. 

Her new album, just released, is titled “Long Time To Be Gone.” For ticket and show information, go to: 

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