ARTIST: Jan Bell & The Maybelles
GIG: Thursday night at Rodeo Bar (FREE)
Jan Bell came to New York from Northern England when she was barely twenty. She brought with her the stories of generations of coal miners from her home in Yorkshire. Those stories formed the basis for Jan Bell & the Maybelles’ 2012 album, Dream of the Miner’s Child. Her own grandfather’s recollections became this song, “Yorkshire Water.”
Jan Bell and the Maybelles play at Rodeo Bar on the third Thursday of the month, all summer long, starting tonight.