The Since The Jalopy Theater opened it’s doors in the summer of 2007 it has been lauded as Brooklyn’s folk mecca. The 160-year-old Red Hook storefront features weekly old-timey jams on its vaudevillian stage and hosts the annual Brooklyn Folk Festival.
Jalopy is also a breeding ground for new local bands. Many get their start at Jalopy’s school in banjo, fiddle, and old-time singing classes.
Reporter Rachel Sapin sat in on one fiddle class and learned from Adam Moss how a traditional folk ballad is passed from generation to generation. Reporting, production, and image by Rachel Sapin.
First aired: 11/28/2012