Subway Series: Najah Lewis and The Ebony Hillbillies

October 6, 2016

Subway Series is the fall season of Trinity’s free Concerts at One program, featuring talented NYC subway musicians. Come in person or tune in via webcast to be treated to the original voices of local singer/songwriters, bluegrass bands that put their own twist on the genre, a beatboxer with a surprising array of talents, and more.


Hosted by NOVUS NY Concertmaster Katie Hyun

Najah Lewis, Singer Songwriter
Najah Lewis performs once or twice a week on the subway platform. Her visibility and unique pop-soul, jazz/folk sound has helped her establish loyal supporters and friends. Lewis was the singer in a commercial for The Smithsonian, recently featured in Time Out Magazine, and VH1 and Jet Blue featured her as part of their "Save The Music" campaign and advertisement.

The Ebony Hillbillies
As one of the last black string bands in the U.S., the Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style played a key element in the genesis of much uniquely American music—jazz, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock and roll, and country. Bringing a fresh urgency to the genre, the ensemble creates an untamed and joyful vibe that echoes across the generations and transcends racial and cultural boundaries.

Music, Music