Nora Brown

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Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman, Lady of the Lake
Out: July 28, 2023 on Jalopy Records

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Live at the Paste Studio
November 12, 2021

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BK Mag Highlights Nora Brown at Brooklyn Folk Festival

Nora Brown has already recorded four albums and a Tiny Desk session on an unlikely instrument for a teen: a banjo"The audience at the Brooklyn Folk...

The Bluegrass Situation Shares Tiny Desk Concert

Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman's Tiny Desk Concert"Perhaps the most remarkable skill of New York-based old-time duo Nora Brown and Stephanie...

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman

Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman: Tiny Desk Concert"There's a sweet moment between songs when Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman reminisce about their...

Bandcamp’s Best Country Music: Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman

The Best Country Music on Bandcamp: August 2023"Together, the two deliver four tracks and 13 minutes of sublime instrumental interplay, close vocal...

Bluegrass Today Shares “Twin Sisters”

Twin Sisters video from Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman"Interestingly, both of these masters of Appalachian folk music are urban raised, and came...

Glide Spotlights Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman

LISTEN: Norah Brown and Stephanie Coleman Bring Welch/Rawlings Acoustic Bliss On “Lady Of The Lake”"Rising Americana star Norah Brown and renowned...

Jezebel Spotlights “Long Time to Be Gone”

Listen to Nora Brown’s Long Time To Be Gone"Brown herself is born and raised in Brooklyn and is only 18, but the hauntingly beautiful tunes she...

Get Up In the Cool Interviews Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman

Nora Brown & Steph Coleman (Old Time in NYC and Chicago)"This week’s friends are Nora Brown & Steph Coleman. We recorded this a couple weeks...

Grateful Web Spotlights Lady of the Lake

"The EP comes amidst more activity this year, having played two sold-out shows in London; performed festivals in Canada, England, and Denmark;...

Willamette Week Live Review: Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman

Show Review: Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman at Alberta Abbey"The pair’s generosity extended to a series of guests that they welcomed onstage...

Southern Living Interviews Nora Brown

Nora Brown’s Old-Time Soul"The young and talented banjo-player joins us on Biscuits & Jam."  |  Listen at Southern Living

Americana UK Live Review: Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman

Live Review: Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman, The Green Note, London, June 30th 2023"A wonderful night across the two full sets, it flew by so...

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NPR Tiny Desk Concert by Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman Lands This Week

Brooklyn's 18-Year Old Banjoist/Vocalist Nora Brown and Award-Winning Fiddle Player Stephanie Coleman Team Up for EP Lady of the Lake (Jalopy...

Nora Brown’s Long Time To Be Gone (Jalopy Records) Debuts at #2 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Banjoist Confirms Americanafest Official Showcase As Well As Day Party AppearanceCrown Heights, Brooklyn’s 17-year-old Appalachian-style folk...

Nick Loss-Eaton Media & Cornelius Chapel Records Present “The Roundup.” Americanafest Day Party, Sat., Sept. 17 at Imogene + Willie

Lineup Features: Nora Brown, Austin Lucas, Will Stewart, Xanthe Alexis, The Blips, Sarah Lee Langford, Janet Simpson, Christine Sweeney, Jackson...

Nora Brown’s “Quietly Important Record” (No Depression) Long Time Gone Out This Week On Jalopy Records

Tour Starts with NYC Show to Benefit Kentucky Floor Relief As Album Earns Plaudits from New Yorker, NPR, & Official Playlist Placements with Spotify...

Newport Folk Fest and Americanafest Each Confirm Nora Brown

NPR's All Songs Considered Highlights BrownNewport Folk Festival and AmericanaFest have each confirmed Nora Brown to their official lineups. Newport...

“Extraordinary” (NPR) Sixteen-Year Old Banjo Virtuoso Nora Brown Returns with a New LP, Long Time to Be Gone (8/26 Jalopy Records)

Album Follows Tiny Desk Concert and Billboard Chart Appearance, Accompanies Summer NYC Dates at City Winery & St. Ann's ChurchHailed as a “rising...

The 13th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival! Presented by The Jalopy Theatre & School of Music

“Diverse, spontaneous, counter-cultural, and trenchant...One of the most vital and spiritually sound folk-music events in the country.” -The New...

Nora Brown’s Sidetrack My Engine (Jalopy Records) Debuts on Billboard Bluegrass Chart on Strength of NPR Music All Songs Considered Play, Profiles in American Songwriter, Fretboard Journal, & Brooklyn Magazine

16 Year-Old Brown Featured on Apple Playlists, Confirmed to Headline Brooklyn Folk Fest Nov 12Traditional banjo player and folksinger Nora Brown’s...

“Extraordinary” (NPR Music) “Rising Star” (NPR Weekend Edition) Nora Brown Caps Breakthrough 2021 with Release of Sidetrack My Engine, Out This Friday on Brooklyn Nonprofit Label Jalopy Records

Sidetrack My Engine follows her NPR Tiny Desk, NPR Weekend Edition, Teaching Workshop at Newport Folk Fest, Globalfest AppearanceThe kind of year...


Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman

First brought together by Brooklyn’s tight-knit old-time music community in 2017, Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman share a rich musical partnership that belies their 20 year age difference.

Nora plays banjo and guitar, and has released 3 albums on Brooklyn-based Jalopy Records. She has performed across the US, Europe, and Japan including NPR’s Tiny Desk and TED EDU. With a dedication to the regional styles of banjo playing from eastern Kentucky and Tennessee, Nora has traveled and learned from master musicians and folklorists including Alice Gerrard, George Gibson, John Haywood and the late Lee Sexton and Art Rosenbaum.

Over the past two decades, Stephanie has established herself as a highly respected and sought-after practitioner of traditional Appalachian and Midwestern style old-time fiddle. She holds the record for most ribbons won in the renowned fiddle contest at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV, and has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as trailblazing all-women stringband Uncle Earl, Watchhouse’s Andrew Marlin, singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, and clawhammer banjo virtuoso Adam Hurt.

Together, Nora and Stephanie have performed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and the Trans-Pecos Festival in Marfa, TX. This summer they are looking forward to performing at major festivals in Canada and Europe including the Winnipeg and Edmonton Folk Festivals and the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. Nora and Stephanie will be releasing a long-awaited EP this July, the culmination of 6 years spent playing tunes and honing their sound as a duo.

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