On Thursday, April 9, American folk-rock artist, Bhi Bhiman, played to a sold out audience at the famous Town Hall in Midtown Manhattan. The San Fransisco transplant, originally from St. Louis and the son of Sri Lankan immigrants, stayed cool, calm and collected at the historic venue. Even when he was asked after the show if he was nervous about prior to going on, Bhi replied with “I was too busy beforehand to be nervous.” The lack of nervousness showed throughout the performance by being personal with telling stories and explaining the meaning and birth of his songs. Performing songs ranging from immigration to current race relations in the United States, Bhiman brought folk music to the forefront at Town Hall and kept his audience in attention throughout his set. Bhi Bhiman set the stage for the headliner, Rhiannon Giddens, and came out for the final song of her set to perform “Lost on the River” with surprise guest Marcus Mumford. Folk music was truly alive on this Thursday night in Midtown.
Article by: Nicholas Fallon