Contact: Lynette Wiley, 718.541.6464,

Event: The Jalopy Theatre and Friends Present: A Benefit to Restore Red Hook, by local people for local people.
Location: The Bell House, Gowanus Brooklyn 149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215  (718) 643-6510
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Red Hook, Brooklyn, Wednesday, November 21st at 7 pm - Join Rosanne Cash and a host of fabulous bands for a night of great music, a square dance and to support a very needy cause. The event will be held at the Bell House, at 149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY. For tickets, please visit:

 The Jalopy Theatre and Friends Present: A Benefit to Restore Red Hook, by local people for local people. The evening kicks off with a square dance, hosted by NYC Barn Dance. Rosanne Cash will headline the evening, and Jesse Lenat, John Pinamonti and the Brotherhood of the Whiskey Spitter Rebellion will play. Michael Buscemi will screen his new film named after the bus that runs through Red Hook,  the "B61."
 This show will benefit Restore Red Hook. Restore Red Hook aims to raise funds to help the small businesses of Red Hook, Brooklyn reopen their doors as soon as possible after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. From the restaurants, bars, and vintage shops to the corner bodegas, these businesses define and serve our community. We need help from inside and outside Red Hook to help rebuild our neighborhood for business owners, residents, employees and everyone else who loves our little seaside town. Getting through this time is going to require a great deal of outside assistance. The damage to many of the businesses is severe, and few business owners have hope that fiscal help is on the way (FEMA primarily helps homeowners, and flood insurance is virtually unavailable in this neighborhood). The fiscal sponsor is the Fund for the City of New York <> , a longstanding New York institution. <>  
 Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash's daughter, has recorded eleven No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots, and pop. She has received one Grammy and twelve Grammy nominations, among other awards and accolades, including an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art. A prolific writer, she has authored Bodies of Water (Hyperion, 1996), Penelope Jane: A Fairy's Tale (Harper-Collins, 2006), edited the book Songs Without Rhyme (Hyperion, 2001), and recently penned her memoir Composed(Viking, 2010). Rosanne's prose and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Oxford-American, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Martha Stewart Living and many other publications. Her last record album, The List, won the Americana Music ward for Best Album of the year and was a critical and commercial success.
Comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show, will open for Rosanne Cash.
John Pinamonti is known for his songwriting, instrumental prowess and eclectic interpretation of American Music. Long a stalwart of the Brooklyn roots music scene, he grew up in California, Texas and Oregon, spent years playing and touring the US and Canada and has recorded and released 5 albums.

Jesse Lenat is a songwriter, singer and performer who makes his home in New York City was in the original cast of RENT...but grew up in rural Pennsylvania, the son of a cactus man who went on to play Farm Aid.  Jesse plays a mean Rhythmic acoustic guitar (of course a banner Gibson from the 40's) and sings with soul and sweetness to lift the spirits or cast a meditative and sometimes melancholic spell for a churchlike or juke joint human experience.
We will also be welcoming to the stage a slurry of three of the Jalopy's favorite bands, The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, The Whiskey Spitters, and Alex Battles and the Whiskey Rebellion.  Together they become the inevitable, the unwieldy, the unruly, The Brotherhood of the Whiskey Spitters Rebellion.  Ten of our favorite Palookaville players, featuring songs by Ernesto "Lover Cat" Gomez, the unequivocal Alex Battles, and favorites from the early 20th century Jug and string bands.  Don't miss the conflagration as these bands run headlong into a 3 way tie for third place!

Tone Johansen, co-owner of New York institution and beloved bar Sunny's  - will sing a few songs about life and love in Red Hook.

Jan Bell will Em Cee the night, a long time music promoter and musician, who has supported live music in South Brooklyn for more than a decade.
For more information: Contact Lynette Wiley,, 718.541.6464