The Jalopy Theater

Adam Moss Teaches Fiddle at Jalopy Theater Moss2

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

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