Jeremiah Birnbaum

April blooms! Rockwood 4/19 and the 2A sessions


Hey everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting; things have been nutso here in Miah-land. I've been playing virtually every single night. So without any further ado, here we go.

Recent goodness includes a showcase at NERFA NJ - packed venue full of amazing people!  I think I rocked it, and will be putting up video soon.

Sat April 19 at Rockwood Music Hall, 1 am: Miah and Friends full band!  I'm super-excited about this set--it's a closing set which means we get to rock loud and LATE! Free show. 196 Allen St, LES.

EVERY THURSDAY - Acoustic at 2A Bar, 11pm-late: Acoustic jam/hang at the 2A and my pals will be playing lots of fun songs that we love, and jamming Garcia/Grisman-style. Can you dig it? 25 Avenue A, at 2nd St, East Village.

Last, I go on a short tour with my pal Brad Cole in a few weeks...we're touring down to DC, North Carolina, Nashville, and Texas. I'll be posting dates soon...hope to see you on the road!!


March like a lion!


Hey all! Here are my super-exciting shows for the next couple of weeks! Hope to see you!! -Miah

Wednesday, March 5: Jesse Terry and Blue Sky Warning at Rockwood Music Hall. Jesse's become one of my truly dear friends, and I'm honored to join him for what promises to be another packed show at Rockwood's Stage 2! Free show, 196 Allen St, 9pm.

Thursday, March 6: Miah and Friends at Rockwood Music Hall - BIRTHDAY FULL BAND SHOW! We're really psyched for this show, and will go on right before our friends Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! at Rockwood's Stage 1, hitting right at midnight. Free show, 196 Allen St, Midnight.

Friday, March 7: Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes - Concert Window live-stream show. Watch us LIVE in your home from the comfort of your living room!! This show is pay-what-you-will - starting at just a buck. And you'll be able to send us electronic tips, too. Check out Scott at . 9pm start. Show link:

Saturday, March 15: Brad Cole's Acoustic Circus presents: A Tribute to Patty Griffin, at Rockwood Music Hall. Brad's another grand friend, and I'm SO psyched to be joining him in my FIRST show at Rockwood's new listening space, Stage 3, for this tribute to one of the best songwriters EVERRRRR. $10, 196 Allen St,, 8pm.

NPR Video!! And next shows Feb 13 and 22.


OMG!  I am so excited to have had the opportunity to perform on WNYC this past week with my pals.  Here's a killer live video of our performance. While we didn't immediately make the finals, if we get a huge number of views on YouTube, we still have a shot at a check out this vid and share it with your lists!!


Next two shows: 

Thursday, Feb 13: Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes - Concert Window live-stream show. Watch us LIVE in your home from the comfort of your living room!! Watch the show (approximately 8pm-9pm) for as little as $1, and you'll be able to send us electronic tips, too.

Saturday, Feb 22: LOCAL FOLK NIGHT @ People's Voice Cafe with John Ziv and Beth Kotkin. I'm terribly excited about this one, too! At the Community Church of New York (U-U), 40 East 35th Street, 7:30 doors, 8pm start. $18,


Battle of the Boroughs this Fri, 9 pm - NEED YOUR VOTE


FOLKS! THis is super-important.  This Friday my pals and I perform at NPR's Battle of the Boroughs. We can win with your help! After our performance (approx 9 pm this Fri, 2/7) text "MN8" to 69866 from your cell. Spread this to everyone and help us get to the Apollo!! Set your calendars for FRIDAY FEB 7 at 9 pm...the show is sold out but you can watch live for free here:

Rest of the schedule below...lots of fun stuff coming up!!


Jan-Mar Schedule!




Friday, Jan 24 - Sun Jan 26: People's Music Network Winter Gathering. I am honored to have been asked to perform a mini-concert and a round-robin with this wonderful progressive group of amazing artists who strive to change the world through song. Friday night concert at St. John's Church, 83 Christopher St, 6pm-9pm. Saturday and Sunday full day events at Renaissance Charter School (an unaffiliated, unionized, not-for-profit school), 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights, Queens.

Friday, Jan 31: Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes, "Life on Fire" record release party @ Bowery Electric. I have the distinct double honor of not only playing mandolin and guitar with this incredible band, but I also engineered a good chunk of the record. With our friends Bobtown and Marci Geller. This is not a show to miss!! Starting at 9 pm...And it's free! 

Saturday, Feb 1: Ben Rabb at Pianos Upstairs Lounge. My buddy Ben is a grand songwriter and invited me to join him on guitar at this fun, funky venue. 7pm, 158 Ludlow Street,

Thursday, Feb 6: Art Vivant! (Shhh!). This is a super-secret speakeasy-style loft show in the East Village. Email me and maybe I'll let you in on the secret. ;)

Friday, Feb 7:  NPR's Battle of the Boroughs. See above.

Sunday, Feb 9: Super Secret Sunday Salon (Shhh!). This is another private show in the East Village (see a pattern here?). Email me for details. 6-10pm. 

Thursday, Feb 13: Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes - Concert Window live-stream show. Watch us LIVE in your home from the comfort of your living room!! This show (approximately 8pm-9pm) is free and you'll be able to send us electronic tips, too. We'll be posting a link to our show at presently.

Saturday, Feb 22: LOCAL FOLK NIGHT @ People's Voice Cafe with John Ziv and Beth Kotkin. I'm terribly excited about this one, too! At the Community Church of New York (U-U), 40 East 35th Street, 7:30 doors, 8pm start. $18,

Wednesday, March 5: Jesse Terry and Blue Sky Warning at Rockwood Music Hall. Jesse's become one of my truly dear friends, and I'm honored to join him for what promises to be another packed show at Rockwood's Stage 2! Free show, 196 Allen St,,

Thursday, March 6: Miah and Friends at Rockwood Music Hall - BIRTHDAY FULL BAND SHOW! We're really psyched for this show, and will close out the night at Rockwood's Stage 1, hitting right at midnight til the wee hours. Free show, 196 Allen St, 

Saturday, March 15: Brad Cole's Acoustic Circus presents: A Tribute to Patty Griffin, at Rockwood Music Hall. Brad's another grand friend, and I'm SO psyched to be joining him at Rockwood's new listening space, Stage 3, for this tribute to one of the best songwriters EVERRRRR. $10, 196 Allen, 

That's about it for now...I'm also booking into the summer and fall, so if you'd like a house concert at your place, write to me and we'll make it happen!!

Much love,

OMG! Last-Min MERCURY LOUNGE show! And Queen tribute for World AIDS Day Sun!


Well, as if my week wasn't busy enough. ;)  My dear friend Stacie Rose is releasing her new record, "Stars, Stripes and Milestones" (with a co-write from yours truly!), this Wednesday at Mercury Lounge. Last-minute, she asked me to open the show!!! I am so excited for my FIRST ever solo show at Merc!! It's nice & early, a 7pm show (Stacie is on at 8). It's a fabulous opportunity for us to showcase for the Bowery Presents folks...if we do well, it could lead to GREAT things!! Help us get to the next level and if you're in town, COME TO THIS SHOW!  7pm, Weds Nov 27, 217 E Houston St (at Essex), New York, NY. $10 at door.

Then on Sunday, I'm honored to be part of an EPIC Queen tribute show in honor of World AIDS Day. Freddie Mercury was an amazing man and his music has influenced me greatly, and I'm proud to join this great bill, featuring members of Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper Group, Love Crushed Velvet, and my main man, Craig Greenberg! All proceeds go to support the International Aids Vaccine Initiative, a worthy organization. Even if you cannot attend, please visit their website and consider them in your donations this holiday season: 8pm start (I'm on around 930-10ish), Sunday, Dec 1, at St. Vitus, 1120 Manhattan AveBrooklyn, New York.

And don't forget that tonight (Tues the 26) I am playing at our annual Tribute to "The Last Waltz", playing guitar, mandolin, and singing a few of my favorite Band tunes with my best NYC musician pals, all to benefit ongoing Sandy relief in conjunction with the Leave a Lasting Mark Concert Series. At the Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY, 7pm-9pm. Rawk!!!

Be good y'all, and have a fantastic holiday!!!



NYC shows abound! Nov-Dec sched!


Dang, it's been crazy..after kicking much booty with my pals at the Folk Alliance gathering, I spent a nice, quiet week in NYC recovering from four non-stop days of singing til dawn. Mmmm, hiding out under a duvet never felt so good...anyway, here's the scoop!

This Saturday, Nov 23, I will be performing with my friends Ina May Wool and Bev Grant at the El Taller Latino Americano!  El Taller is a museum and cultural center focusing on the American Latino experience. Please come to this show and enjoy some killer tunes in a great, non-club atmosphere! I will be playing with Bev and Ina, and performing an opening set, too, with my good pal Chris Kelly. 2710 Broadway, (at 104th St), 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 8pm.

Next Tuesday, Nov 26, I will be performing at a reprise of "The Last Waltz", playing guitar, mandolin, and singing a few of my favorite Band tunes with my best NYC musician pals, all to benefit ongoing Sandy relief in conjunction with the Leave a Lasting Mark Concert Series. At the Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY, 7pm-9pm.

On Wednesday, December 4, I am backing up my good buddy Jesse Terry at his record release! Jesse's an incredible talent, and we've got an all-star band of NYC's finest...I'll be playing electric guitar, 12-string, and mandolin. At Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2), 196 Allen St (Lower East Side), 9pm.  

On Friday, December 13, I am pleased to accompany my pal Meg Braun at Grounds and Sounds, in East Setauket, (Stony Brook), NY!  I've been playing with Meg a ton lately, and am so pleased to have this lil' excursion with her. 380 Nicolls Rd, East Setauket, NY, 8pm.

And finally, on Friday, December 27, the triad of me, Chris Kelly, and Andy Mac have our debut at Pianos - Upstairs Lounge!  This is a free show - and will be a hoot and holler. Come drink off your Christmas memories with us, willya? :) 158 Ludlow Street, New York City, baby!!! 9pm. 

So that's about it for now...more big news coming up!!!










NERFA, new record, NYC gigs, and house concerts!


Hey folks!  After a fantastic run across the country, I'm pleased as punch to be back home in NY and attending my second Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference this weekend. If you're upstate attending, I've attached my schedule below.


Big news: with pal Neale Eckstein at FoxRun Studios, Chris Kelly and I just put down 11 basic tracks for (deep breath!) the NEW JB record, to be released next year!!! And even MORE big news - Mia Mikowicz, a very talented independent filmmaker, is making a documentary about my life and the process of getting this record to the next level!! WOW!


On Tuesday Nov 12, I will be performing at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg.I've been playing at Pete's for almost 8 years - can you believe it?? It's a great venue with great drink specials, sandwiches, and NO COVER.  Please come down and hang with me!  10 pm, 11/12/13, 709 Lorimer St (L or G to Lorimer), Brooklyn.

And on Saturday, Nov 23, I have the great honor of joining my friends Ina May Wool and Bev Grant at the El Taller Latino Americano!  El Taller is a wonderful organization supporting multicultural art and social justice. Please come to this show and enjoy some diverse music in a warm, welcoming non-bar atmosphere! I will be playing with Bev and Ina and performing an opening set, too. 2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY.

I need gigs this fall and winter! You can help!

I'm staying regional through February and would love to perform private shows for you and your friends in NJ, NY, CT, MA and PA (and DC/MD/VA). This is the BEST way to support me and my career. House concerts are not only my favorite way to perform -- they also pay my rent! All you need is a living room and 10-30 pals - put out a few chairs and a bottle of wine, and watch the intimate beauty of the house concert unfold. We'll have a blast! Just write to me (booking AT jeremiahbirnbaum DOT com) with dates you might want to host a musical gathering, and I will work with you to create a successful, magical evening of song. Sound good? Let's make something fun happen!! 



NERFA 2013 Schedule:


11:45 PM  1501 The Ladies Room
1:15 AM   1321


1:00 AM  1425   New York Songwriters' Exchange
1:30 AM  1506 


11:45 PM  1403  Acoustic Live in NYC
1:05 AM    1305  People's Music Network

Week 2 of Fall Tour!!


Hey hey hey! Here comes the second week of Fall Tour with Bethel Steele! To quote Bethel: "We've turned back east, with a gentle southern persuasion, then we'll turn briskly back to New York!" (It's been pretty damn brisk this whole time, to be honest...yay, fall weather!) Hope to see you out there. Our tour so far has been a fantastically fun time and we have been writing and jamming like crazy!! The shows have been amazing..there's a genuinely mystical vibe floating through our sets, and seriously? Everywhere we've driven we've encountered flocks of the same breed of soaring eagles, circling majestically and seemingly following our route...whatever it is, I'm loving it!!! 

Please tell your friends in Tennessee where we'll be...we'd love to make some new friends! Thanks, everyone... -Miah

Tuesday, Oct 29th - The Basement Nashville - Nashville, TN, 8pm
Thursday, Oct 31st - NOON! - WDVX Blue Plate Special - Knoxville, TN
Thursday, Oct 31st - 8pm - The Acoustic Coffeehouse - Johnson City, TN
Friday, Nov 1 - 7pm - House Concert (deets below) - Greensboro, NC
Sunday, Nov 3 - 6pm - Rockwood Music Hall - Brad Cole's Acoustic Circus - NYC, NY
Wednesday, Nov 6th - 6pm - American Glory BBQ - Hudson, NY

Greensboro Details: 



On Tour with Bethel Steele - Week One!


Howdy, everyone!! I am so excited to be going on the road in just a few short hours with my dear friend, Bethel Steele. You can check out Bethel's music at - trust me when I say that B's music is super-special and well worth getting into! We're excited to be going on the road together, and were honored with this wonderful feature article by Jon Ferguson, who interviewed us and previewed our show in the Lancaster, PA paper!! 

Here we go! (go...go!!) -Miah 


Sunday 10/20 - Chestnut Hill Cafe, Lancaster, PA
Monday 10/21 - Club Cafe Open Mic, Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday 10/22 - Hospitality House Concert, Pittsburgh, PA (with the lovely brad yoder)
Wednesday 10/23 - Sitwells Coffeehouse and Bar, Cincinnati, OH
10/24-26 - Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference, St. Louis, MO
Saturday 10/26 - Logan Street Sanctuary, Noblesville, IN
Sunday 10/27 - The Birdhouse House Concert, Madison, IN

tour poster

September through November - lots o' gigs and touring!


Omg! So much has been happening I've barely had time to sit down and type a few words. 

You may ask, what the hell have I been up to? all starts right now, basically...

Today, Sunday, Sep 22, at 3:45 pm, I am accompanying my pal Honor Finnegan at a Tribes Hill event at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown.

This Monday, Sep 23 at 7 pm, I play guitar and sing at the Leave a Lasting Mark Tribute to Huey Lewis, raising cash for Team Continuum and various charity work. It's at the Bitter End on Bleecker St. 

Doubleheader Tuesday, Sep 247pm, guitar, mandolin and ukulele for the incredible Debbie Miller at Rockwood Music Hall, Allen St, LES. Debbie is so fun and one of my dearest that she lives in Seattle, it's a rare treat to be able to share the stage with her. You should be there!! You will witness the debut of perhaps the cutest song I've ever written: The Sunflower Song. (direct link:

Ps, if you're feeling it, spread this song around... My not-so-secret goal is to get Zooey Deschanel to cover it. Who knows??? Tweet this sucka!!! 

Back to Tuesday: at 10ish I will be the open mic feature at Bowery Electric's Map Room. Ooh yeah! Bowery at Joey Ramone Place (2nd St).

BIG BOSTON SHOW! Monday, September 29, 8 pm... Kara Kulpa and I headline at the legendary Club Passim. If you are in the area, and/or know anyone in the Boston/Cambridge area, please spread the word!!! This is a big opportunity for us....we really appreciate the help!  47 Palmer St, Harvard Sq.
DC PALS!!! House Concert, 7:30pm October 4My buddy Brad Cole and I go down to Beltsville, Maryland to play the Melody House Concert Series. We're excited to play in the region, and I hope you can make it out. Reservations are essential - you can email me back here, or go to for details.

New Jersey, Oct 5: I'm honored to back up my pal Sharon Goldman at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse in Metuchen, NJ, along with WOOL & GRANT! Oy! So much talent.

And last but not least, my own rock n' roll power trio, the Righteous Devils, close out this twenty-day run with a set at Spike Hill in Williamsburg on Oct 10. Ah, yeah. We just cut a record live to tape, too. Gonna be a monster. 

Later in October I go on the road with my friend and traveling buddy, Bethel Steele. We start in PA with a house concert with our friend Brad Yoder, wind up in Missouri to play at the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference, then back to NYC and showcases at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference! Via Indiana, Nashville, Knoxville and Johnson City, TN, + Greensboro, NC and upstate NY. Sound good? Our tour itinerary...let me know if you can make it out or spread the word to your peoplezzz.
Much love

FALL TOUR DATES w Bethel Steele!
Oct 20
Chestnut Hill Cafe
Lancaster, PA US

Oct 21
Club Café Live
Pittsburgh, PA 

Oct 22
Hospitality House Concert
Pittsburgh, PA 

Oct 23
Sitwell's Coffeehouse
Cincinnati, OH 

Oct 24
FARM Conference
St. Louis, MO 

Oct 25
FARM Conference
St. Louis, MO 

Oct 26
Logan Street Sanctuary Concert Series
Noblesville, IN

Oct 27
Birdhouse Concert Series
Madison, IN 

Oct 29
The Basement
Nashville, TN 

Oct 31
WDVX Blue Plate Special
Knoxville, TN 

Oct 31
The Acoustic Coffeehouse
Johnson City, TN 

Nov 01
Wins the Race Productions House Concert
Greensboro, NC 

Nov 03
Brad Cole's Acoustic Circus, featuring Sam Lewis, JB and Bethel
Rockwood Music Hall, NY

Nov 06

American Glory BBQ
Hudson, NY

Nov 07 -Nov 10

NERFA Conference
Kerhonkson, NY 

Festivals, touring and Club Passim!


What an incredibly fun and productive month I've had! I've written about seventeen songs, thanks to Timmy Riordan's Fearless Songwriting Week, in which I and other songwriting peers challenge each other to write a new piece every day for a week! I did this in July, and I did it again this past week.You can view my songs on my YouTube page. 

Right now, I'm getting ready for a great weekend playing mandolin for my buddies Pesky J. Nixon at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival - we're playing the main stage (sharing the bill with such greats as John Gorka!) and also leading many workshops. It's an honor to be part of the PJN crew and I can't wait to spend all weekend jamming!!! 

At the end of the month will be my first headlining show at the famed Club Passim in Cambridge, MA!  Kara Kulpa and I will be playing a duo set on Monday, September 30. We're incredibly excited, and if you're in the Boston area (or know someone who is), please spread the word and help us pack the room!

If you're in or around Beltsville, MD, my good buddy Brad Cole and I are going to be playing a great house concert on October 4. Email me for details and reservations. 

Lastly, I'm going to be going on tour with my pal Bethel Steele the last two weeks of October...I will post our final schedule shortly and am so excited to get back to the Midwest!!!

Last July Living Room Show this Weds, Club Passim, and daily songwriting this week!


Hello and hope you're enjoying this not-as-hot week. Whew!

The final July residency show is this Wednesday, 10 pm at the Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street in NYC.  Chris Kelly will be on bass, and our feature artist is the lovely and talented Karyn Oliver, who's just released a fabulous new record. She'll also be joining us on harmonies. A few other guests may pop in, too. We're grateful to the Living Room for this amazing opportunity, and hope very much to return in August. 

The second piece of news is I'm participating in Timmy Riordan's Fearless Songwriting Week, in which I and other songwriting peers challenge each other to write a new piece every day for a week! You can view my songs on my YouTube page. Two days down, five more to go!

Lastly, I'm proud to announce my first headlining show at the famed Club Passim in Cambridge, MA!  Kara Kulpa and I will be playing a duo set on Monday, September 30. We're incredibly excited, and if you're in the Boston area (or know someone who is), please spread the word and help us pack the room!






Hope to see you this week. Thanks for all of your support!


Living Room tonight, Huntington Folk Festival Saturday


Hey all! The Wednesday residency shows continue tonight, 10 pm at the Living Room,154 Ludlow Street in NYC!  These free shows will continue through the end of the month. Stalwart bassist/harmonist Chris Kelly will join me tonight, along with some other pals. 


Then, this Saturday, July 20, Chris and I both will appear at the 8th Annual Huntington Folk Festival, at Hecksher Park in Huntington, LI! 


We'll be playing two sets of my music at both the and Acoustic Music Live showcase tents. We're appearing back-to-back (and also playing) with Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes. I'll also be sitting in with my pal Ina May Wool!  All in all, it'll be a busy day for ol' Jeremiah...hope to see you!

Living Room Residency Continues! June 26, July 2, July 3


Hey-o!! This Wednesday June 26, at 10 pm, is my 3rd residency show at the Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street in NYC!  This show is free, and this week's feature artist is my old pal Sean SmithAlso appearing are stalwart bassist/harmonist Chris Kelly, the very talented Scott Steinthe charmingKaryn Oliver, and for the first time joining me on my songs, Andy Mac!


Last week was AWESOME! The good news?? The residency has been extended with a special two-day stand next week.  On Tues July 2, I'll be doing a duet show with my friend Gina Forsyth at 10 pm, and then on July 3, we'll be back with the JB experience, guest TBA. Let's keep it going!!! 


Wishing you a great week. Hope to see you this week.


Love and light,



Other upcoming gigs of note:


Sat July 20 @ Huntington Folk Festival, 4:00 pm

Sun July 28 - auditioning for the Voice!!!!

Thurs Aug 22 at Bar 4, w. Scott Stein and the Mona Dahls, 10 pm

Announcing..Living Room Residency!!


Howdy!  I've just returned from the Kerrville Folk Festival and the People's Music Network Summer Gathering over the last two weeks...I've been playing guitar for 14 hours a day and am ready to folk-rock the heck out of NYC...and thus I'm awfully pleased to announce...


Every Wednesday this month at 10 pm, I'll be in residence at the Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street in NYC!  These shows are free and will feature guest appearances from special guests every week. Since I've been given this really great opportunity, I want to utilize it to showcase many of my musical pals and their songs. Stay tuned for an announcement of the lineup. And of course my amazing acoustic band, featuring Chris Kelly and Karyn Oliver, will be there! Plus the very talented Scott Wolfson, who has the prettiest voice this side of Brian Wilson.


Now here's the important part. I'm gunning to make this a long-term residency, and the ONLY way I can make that happen is to pack the crap out of the place every week. Can you come? If you can come, can you bring a friend or two? And if you can't come, will you help me spread the word? I wasn't given a whole lot of lead time so I'm depending on grassroots promotion. I've wanted to be in residence at Living Room for a really long time, and I think that I can make this a great, solid weekly happening. But I can only do it with your help. Whatever you can do, I will be truly grateful!  I've included a few videos and music links for you to share with your peeps below, too.


So now that my solicitation is done, I hope you are having a wonderful spring. And I hope to see you soon!


Love and light,


May news and summer highlights


Hey everyone! 2013 is rolling along well. I've limited my schedule a bit as I'll be traveling a bunch this summer, but there will be many chances to see me play. And I'm always looking to do more house concerts, so if you'd like to host an evening of music and song, please just reply to this email and I'd be happy to work with you on bringing a private, unique show to your living room (or den, or rumpus room, or porch). 

Upcoming schedule highlights:


Kerrville Folk Festival: I'll be going down this week and staying til June 2; I'll be pitching my tent at Camp Coho, and if you want to hang out, come find me!!

Playing guitar and mandolin for Bev Grant at People's Music Summer Gathering, June 7:Bev is a true folk and radical legend, who's been featured on "Best Of Broadside", was directly involved in the formation of the national women's liberation movement starting in 1968, and continues to write and perform edgy, groundbreaking material that isn't afraid to tell the truth. I am honored to be accompanying Bev at the People's Music Summer Gathering in Epworth, New York, opening for the incredible Evan Greer..

Two-Day Mini-Folk-Fest! June 21 and 22, NYC: 

With my pals at the The Songwriters' Exchange of Greenwich Village, we're pleased to be working with Make Music New York and NYC Parks to present day one of our yearly Mini-Folk-Fest, at Riverside Park at 110th St, June 21 from 3-10 pm. 15 songwriters and the Hudson River!

Day 2 will take place at the DeColores Yard on East 8th St just east of Avenue B. Details TBA, but expect at least some folks from the previous day and artists in-the-round. 

Late-night rock at Rockwood Music Hall, July 12, 1 am: Featuring the incredible Chris Kelly, we'll be hosting a bunch of our friends with a musical costume party of sorts. Sound intriguing? It will be lovely madness.

Huntington Folk Festival, July 20: I'm honored to be part of the acoustic lineup in Heckscher Park along with my pals in Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes. The event's not been fully lined up yet, but save the date.


So that's about it for now. I hope to see you soon and look forward to playing for you next!



BIG BENEFIT TODAY! Opening for the Grand Slambovians!


Tonight! Please come! A great show for a great cause!


Friday, April 19th, 2013 7:00 PM

Benefit for Lowell School
The Lowell School
142-45 58th Rd.
Flushing, NY
Benefit show for music and arts programming at The Lowell School. Doors open 5:30. Open mic at 6. Jeremiah Birnbaum opens at 7. Grand Slambovians on at 8. Craft vendors will be selling between performances and throughout the evening. John Platt of WFUV will be emcee for the evening. Fun evening for a great cause!

April blooms!


Hehe!  So lovely to be settled back into NYC for spring, and I hope you're all enjoying the season wherever you may be.

So! Here's the scoop for April. First off, I'm pleased to be playing guitar for my dear friend Bev Grant and the Brooklyn Women's Chorus in an amazing event celebrating the power of song and the Women's Movement, next Friday, April 12, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. <a></a>

The very next day, Sat April 13, I'm performing at a great house concert series: Cozy Cabin Concerts in Watchung, NJ. This is going to be a very special house concert - email me for details or go here: <a></a>

On Thursday April 18, I will be performing with Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes at thge Hard Luck Cafe in Huntington, NY: <a></a>

And finally, I'll be opening up for the amazing Gandalf Murphy and the Grand Slambovians in support of the Lowell School in Flushing, NY - this is a great cause and it's hosted by John Platt of WFUV!  <a></a>

I'm still booking house concerts through summer, so please let me know if you want me to come on by!  :)  Hope you enjoy the soon!!


Living Room Thursday, back on the charts, and the Devils return to Spike Hill


Hey everyone! I'm recently returned from a great time at the Folk Alliance Conference up in Toronto, where I made many new pals and solidified some lovely musical friendships. I've been really inspired by all this great music I'm exposed to and hope to be ready for a new studio recording this summer. So! My next New York show is at the Living Room this Thursday, March 7, at 7 pm sharp. There's word I might have some industry folk in the audience, so it would be fabulous if you could help me fill every seat!!

I'll be joined by my friends Karyn Oliver and Chris Kelly, and I'll be debuting one or two brand-new songs. It's most likely my final show at the Living Room, which is closing at the end of the month. (They will reopen sometime this year, but they're not sure when.) The Living Room is located at 154 Ludlow Street, just down the street from Katz's Deli (how convenient!!). And did I mention it's free? (The show, not Katz's.)

Lastly, I am tickled pink to be back on the Roots Music Reports Charts this week alongside my friends Brad Cole and Oli Rockberger! Scroll to the bottom to see our names alongside Pete Seeger, Derek and the Dominoes, and other luminaries...

That's about it for now. Lots of house concerts and benefit shows coming up. Plus a return to Spike Hill for the Righteous Devils next week, March 13 at 11pm. Rock!

Folk Alliance Schedule, Rockwood w' Ben Rabb and Righteous Devils


Hi y'all! Couple o' pieces of news:  


*Folk Alliance up in Toronto is just a few weeks away. I'll be driving up with my pal Jesse Terry, and we're gonna hang with many great friends from the folk scene near and far. If you are attending, I hope to spend some time with ya! Let me know where you're hanging, too. I posted my Folk Alliance schedule below.


*There's a bunch of recent videos from my record release on my YouTube page. Also, I performed some songs live in Studio A at WFUV-FM at the end of 2012, for the amazing John Platt - here's a link to those as well!! 


*If you're in New York this weekend, I am performing TWICE at Rockwood Music Hall this Sunday, Feb 10 - at 3pm in Rockwood 1, playing guitar with my pal Ben Rabb, and then at 11:30 pm at Rockwood 2, it's an Anti-Grammy Party with the Righteous Devils, my blatantly uncommercial power-rock-trio.


The Rockwood(s) are at 196 Allen Street, just south of Houston. Both are FREE! Do it!


No matter what, hope to see ya and play for ya soon. I'm going to be doing a bunch of house concerts this spring, too - so make sure you reach out if you'd like a certain handsome troubadour gracing your living room!




Folk Alliance International Conference Schedule:


Wednesday, Feb. 20 -
10:50 pm, Room 1266 - Folk Alliance "First-Timers" Showcase, hosted by Charlie Stewart

12 midnight, Room 1066 - Philadelphia Love, hosted by Suzie Brown

1:20 am, Room 1068 - IndieSquared Showcase, hosted by Robyn Davis  

Thursday, Feb. 21 - 
1:30 am, Room 1075 - NERFA Showcase, in-the-round w' Bethel Steele + Marci Geller  

Friday, Feb. 22 - 
12:30 am, Room 1169 - Todd's Musical Petting Zoo Showcase 

Saturday, Feb 23 - 
1:30 am, Room 1164 - GoGirls Showcase, hosted by Madelyn Sklar

Ramblers reunion, D'Addario endorsement, and more!


Woohoo!  I just became an official D'Addario artist!  D'Addario makes the BEST strings, and I've been using them since I was ten (no joke!!).  It's a longtime dream of mine...I couldn't be more amped!! 

I'll be going up to Canada in a few weeks to attend Folk Alliance, so I'm hoping more good stuff will come from the very least, I'll be jamming with many of my friends and exploring Maple leaf country...stay in touch for my showcase schedule, which I'll post later in the week.

Ok!  Now that the news is done, here's a couple of awesome shows for ya!!

Acoustic Tonight, Thursday, Jan 31, 9:30 pm: Bill Bell and I are playing a Garcia/Grisman-style set of drifting tumbleweed music at Brooklyn Fireproof, 119 Ingraham St at Porter (off of the Morgan stop of the L), Bushwick/Williamsburg. $5 gets you my show and true hipster cred! 

This Saturday, Feb 2, at 11pm, the Ramblers reunite at The Living Room, one night only, 154 Ludlow St at Stanton! As some of you may know, the Living Room is shutting its doors after 10 years on Ludlow, and will reopen next spring, but to send off the old space, they asked us to put the band back together for one last show.  The Living Room has been a huge part of our development as a band since 2008, and so of course we said yes!!

 This is a FREE show, and if you've never seen us at Living Room, you're in for a treat. They have a real-live vintage Hammond organ, and we promise it will be SMOKIN' by the time Scott Stein gets through with it. Plenty of room for dancing, lots of seats, great sound (clear, crisp and not too loud!). Come out and shake your moneymakers. We're on at 11 pm sharp, following our good friends NickCasey and right before the very talented Rocket and the Ghost.

Please come to this show if you can. We're excited to get back together for you!!!  Whatablast!!!



2013 news! #31 on Roots Charts, Rockwood and Living Room tonight, LIC Bar and more...


OK!  2013 is off with a bang...starting NOW!  I'm playing a bunch of solo shows and gearing up to hit the road again. If you'd like a concert in your home, please write to me!  band (at) jeremiahbirnbaum (dot) com.  Also, some great news - my new record, "Lucky", is #31 on the Roots Music Report for New York artists!!! I am stunned and so excited!!! 

Here's my schedule for January. Hope to see you soon!

Tonight, January 5:

At 7:30 pm, I play one song on mandolin with my pal Justin Storer at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St. 

Then at 9 pm, I'm playing a last-minute solo show at the Living Room, 154 Ludlow St. 

Sunday, January 6: 

At 5pm, I'll be playing another acoustic set at LIC Bar, hosted by Niall Connelly. It's located at 45-58 Vernon Bvd, juyst off the 7 train. 

Sunday, January 13:

 At midnight, I'll be playing a set with my pal Oscar Bautista at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St.

Wednesday, January 23:

I'll be playing at the 5th annual Beatles Complete on Ukulele Festival, at Brooklyn Bowl (Wythe St and N 11, Williamsburg). 

Saturday, January 26:

The rescheduling of my show at The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St, Buttonwood, CT. Tickets at

That's about it for now. More to come, lots of stuff in the works!!




Hill Country tonight, Middletown CT on Sat


Hi everyone!  I hope you've been having a lovely holiday season. I know I have...been making lots of goodies in the kitchen, going on long walks on these crisp's my favorite time of year.

If you're in NYC tonight, December 27, I'll be playing at Hill Country, the Texas-themed BBQ roadhouse and music venue at 35 W. 26th St.  It's always a fun time, and I'll be joined by my friends Scott Stein., Chris Kelly, and Rob LaFalce. The show is free, and goes from 8:30 pm til about 11.

My last show of the year is also a first. On Saturday, Dec. 29, from 8 pm til 10 pm, I'll be playing at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center in Middletown, Connecticut. I'm excited to be playing in a new town (for me), and ask very kindly if you have any friends in the region, to forward them the information found here:

Tickets to The Buttonwood Tree show are $10. TBT is located at 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. Call (860) 347-4957 for reservations.


I'll be taking most of January off to prepare for further touring in 2013. If you'd like to have a house concert in your home, please let me know!  I'm scheduling through the end of the year and would LOVE to play for you. Regions include New England, the Midwest, and  Mid-Atlantic. Give me a shout anytime - band (at) jeremiahbirnbaum (dot) com.

Cheers, and thank you for making this year a wonderful thing. I've come a long way since not being able to sing!!



(PS: Here's "Mulberry Tree", from my appearance show at the Living Room's "On Your Radar" series, hosted by John Platt of WFUV!  Thanks to Gail Prusslin for the video.)

On Your Radar tonight + Folkin' w' pals this Fri!


Tonight - Tuesday, December 11, I will be appearing at The Living Room at "On Your Radar," hosted by the incredible John Platt of WFUV. John showcases some of the best acoustic and roots music in the coutry at his monthly shows, and I am humbled and honored to be part of tonight's event, which is an all-NYC show, also featuring Miss Tess and the Talkbacks and The Tres Amigos.  I'll be playing many songs off of my acoustic album,"Lucky", with my pals Jeff Litman, Chris Kelly.  The Living Room is located at 154 Ludlow St. This show has a $12 cover and is often packed; get there early! 7-9 pm.


On Friday, December 14, I'll be playing with my friends Bev Grant, Ina May Wool and Carolann Solebello at Two Moon Books and Cafe.  This monthly event is super fun and all-ages.  It's located at 315 Fourth Avenue, in Park Slope. 8-10 pm.


Lastly, here's some video from my WFUV appearance last month. Hope you dig!





Power trio tonight + "On Your Radar" next Tuesday!


Hi all!  


Two shows to announce...tonight, at 11 pm, my power trio, The Righteous Devils, will rock out the great stage at Williamsburg's Spike Hill. The show is free and features Alex Cohen on drums and Chris Kelly on bass. Spike Hill is located at 184 Bedford Ave, right across from the Bedford Ave L subway stop. 


Next Tuesday, December 11, I will be appearing at The Living Room at "On Your Radar," hosted by the incredible John Platt of WFUV. This is one of the most prestigious events I've had the opportunity to take part in, and I'm grateful to John for having me.  I'll be playing many songs off of my acoustic album,"Lucky", with a full acoustic band featuring Bill Bell, Jeff Litman, Chris Kelly, and special guest singers Carolann Solebello and Bev Grant.  The Living Room is located at 154 Ludlow St. This show has a $12 cover and is often packed; get there early! 7-9 pm.


Hope to see you soon. Stay tuned for videos coming from both the Devils and my appearance on WFUV last month!!




WFUV, Rockwood, and Long Island this week


Hello everyone!  I'm pleased as punch to announce a few wonderful things.

This Sunday, November 25, I will be on 90.7 WFUV-FM's Sunday Breakfast, hosted by legendary folk DJ John Platt My bandmate and best pal Chris Kelly and I went up to the famed Studio A at WFUV for a dual live performance/interview with The Tres Amigos (with whom we'll be appearing at John's "On Your Radar" show at The Living Room on December 11), and we had a great time. I'd love for you to listen. The show will be broadcast live between 8 AM and 11 AM Eastern time, on terrestrial radio and on, and will be available to stream by Sunday afternoon. Being on WFUV has been a longtime dream of mine, and I'm walking on air that it's come true!  

The next day, Monday, November 26 at 11 PM, my power trio, The Righteous Devils, will perform at Rockwood Music Hall. The show is free and we're opening for the incredible Teddy Kumpel. Rockwood's located at 196 Allen St, just south of Houston St in the Lower East Side.

On Thursday, November 29 at 8 PM, it's my debut acoustic show in Long Island - at 89 North, Patchogue - a wonderful music venue with a great roster of players. It's my first show in the region, also with Chris Kelly and the affable Bill Bell on mandolin. This show is free and it's a chance for me to shine for their bookers - so if you're in the region, I would be much obliged if you could come on by and make some noise! 89 North Ocean Ave, Patchogue.

So that's about it for now. Hope to play for you this week!


NERFA this weekend! And new videos posted.


Hi everyone. Very excited to be attending the New England Regional Folk Alliance with many of my great friends from the folk scene near and far.  And I've posted several new videos from my record release onto my YouTube page. Also posted here on the Videos page.  

Here's my NERFA schedule if you're coming:

New England Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) Schedule:
Thursday Nov. 8 -
12:20 AM - Anderson Fair in the Round, room 1410 

Friday Nov. 9 -
3:30 PM - AcousticMusicScene: Remembering Jack Hardy, room 1506 
1:30 AM - Bev & Carolann Present: 2nd Fridays at Two Moon, room 1503 
2:15 AM - People's Music Network Showcase, room 1311  

Saturday, Nov. 10 -
4:40 PM - Cup of Joe Showcase #2, room 1416
11:45 PM - Singer-Songwriter Heaven Showcase, room 1321 
2:15 AM - Cup of Joe Showcase #4 (cohost), room 1416

So excited to folk it up! Folk yeah!  I don't give a folk about nothin but folkin'!  (Please feel free to email me more puns.) -Miah

Sandy, NYC gigs and the radio


Well, I don't have to tell you that Hurricane Sandy has affected almost every aspect of life in my beloved town. In that spirit I am volunteering my time and energy to help those in need, specifically coordinating volunteer efforts for the borough of Queens at If you can help, please do!

My gigs for late October and early November have been rescheduled or canceled due to the storm. It's indeterminate when things will get back to normal. Check my gigs pages for details. Most notably my show at Rockwood with the Righteous Devils has been pushed back to November 26 at midnight, opening for the amazing Teddy Kumpel

The big news is that on Sunday, November 25, I'll be appearing on John Platt's "Sunday Breakfast" on 90.7, WFUV-FM. It's been a longtime dream of mine to be on this fantastic radio station which for many years has inspired me and turned me on to great stuff. I'm psyched.

So I'm gonna get back to trying to help clean up this awful mess that has befallen our city as best as I can.  Much love and thanks everyone for your wishes of support.


RECORD RELEASE 10/25, Living Room...and mo'


Rockin!  Back from the Northwest and ready to make trouble. My official New York Record Release for my new album, "Lucky," is this Thursday, October 25 at the Living Room in the Lower East Side (154 Ludlow St at Stanton).The show is FREE and will feature my pals Bill Bell, Chris Kelly and Jeff Litman on mando, bass and guitar, respectively.

We're on at 10 pm, followed by my roadtrippin' colleagues Dastardly and Jared Bartman, on tour from Chicago. This is gonna be a blast! Hope so much to see you! 


NW tour updates + Radio appearances on KBOO 90.7


Northwest Tour Updates! Up to date as of Oct. 13, 2012

Oct. 14 - Private House Concert, Corvallis, OR (email LADYRAE966 {at} for reservations)

Oct. 15 - LIVE ON KBOO FM 90.7 - 2pm Pacific time, with Matthew Clark

Oct. 15 - Ella St. Social Club 9pm

Oct. 17 - LIVE ON KBOO FM 90.7  - 6:15am Pacific time, with Greg Stone

Oct. 17 - Gemini Lounge, Portland, OR - 9pm

Oct. 19 - Lucid Lounge, Seattle, WA - 9pm

Oct. 21 - Sea Monster, Seattle WA - 8pm

Big news! JB to be on On Your Radar, hosted by WFUV's John Platt, 12/11/12


Oh my!!!  I am INCREDIBLY excited for the honor of being a featured artist at John Platt's On Your Radar!!  Every month, Platt (of WFUV radio FM) hosts this incredible series, featuring several emerging roots artists, at The Living Room, one of my favorite places to play.

I'll be joined by a couple of friends backing me up.  Keep in touch for the details as they of right now, the show is from 7-9 pm at The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St on the Lower East Side, December 11, 2012. Yeeeha!



New York dates: 

Oct. 25 - NYC CD Release Party!  At The Living Room, with Dastardly and Jared Bartman from Chicago

Oct. 28 - The Righteous Devils at Rockwood

Nov. 3 - Jeremiah, Scott and Shawn of the Ramblers at Annie Reuter's "You Sing, I Write" anniversary party - @ W.i.P

Nov. 4 - LIC Sunday Social @ LIC Bar, hosted by Niall Connelly

Nov. 29 - 89 North, Patchogue, LI

Dec. 11 - On Your Radar with John Platt, the Living Room

Dec. 13 - Hill Country Ramble, Hill Country BBQ

Dec. 14 - Two Moon Coffeehouse Second Fridays (Brooklyn), w' Wool and Grant


New England Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA):
Thursday Nov. 8 -

12:20 AM - Anderson Fair in the Round, hosted by Ken Gaines

Friday Nov. 9 -
TBA (PM)- Jack Hardy Memorial hosted by Stuart Kabak
1:15 AM - Two Moon Showcase hosted by Bev Grant and Carolann Solebello
2:15 AM - People's Music Network Showcase

Saturday, Nov. 10 -
4:40 PM - Cup of Joe Showcase #2
11:45 PM - Singer-Songwriter Heaven Showcase 
2:15 AM - Cup of Joe Showcase #3 (cohost)

Whew!  That's a lot of good good stuff!  I'm excited for the fall....stay in touch!

Tour's going great!!


WOW!  We have had such a fun trip so far.  You can view all of the videos of the dates we've played already by going to  ROCK!  Three more dates in St. Louis, Edwardsville, and Indianapolis.

Also, my music is up for sale on Bandcamp...woohoo!  

tour press!!


Shels and I are pleased as punch for this great writeup for this Saturday's Springfield show.

Healed! And going on tour!


It is SO incredible to be talking and singing again after six weeks of silence. Things are working so much better than beforwe, and every day I get stronger.  

My first show back in business will be my acoustic tour kickoff and record release in Chicago at Uncommon Ground, August 24, with my pal Shelley Miller. We're on the road in the midwest for a week following, and then I'm back in NYC with my electric band, The Righteous Devils, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on September 5. I'll do a formal NYC CD release later in the month. And you can purchase a download of the record at right now!

That's it for now..excited to be back!! 

Getting stronger...


Hi everyone. As I mentioned, I've been dealing with a vocal injury for some time. Two weeks ago, I had corrective surgery with Dr. Steven Zeitels at Harvard/Mass General. Dr. Zeitels literally wrote the book on this procedure, plus he worked with both Adele and Steven Tyler, so I feel like I'm in very good hands. 

I'm sequestered in my friend's cabin in upstate New York on total vocal rest - no singing, talking--Not a peep. It's one heck of a challenge!

I've been writing, walking in the woods, and resting. The surgery was scary (these things always are) but I feel positive and very amped to get back in the swing of things.

With luck I'll be able to return to form immediately. I have lots of things I want to do in the next few months, including midwest and west coast tours among other adventures. Wish me luck!!

Going further.


Hi all. Due to an injury to my vocal cords, I will be unable to sing for a short period of time. I'll still be playing plenty of guitar, and my sweet residency at ZirZamin (the new name of 90 West Houston) will continue, with special guests such as the incredible Laurie McClain, and songwriter showcases! 

Please wish me lots of luck during this difficult time. I am assured by my doctors that I will make a complete recovery, and will be ready to resume touring in mid-summer. In August I'll be touring with my friend Shelley Miller, and come October through Thanksgiving I'll be touring the Northwest doing house concerts and other solo acoustic shows.  If you'd like me to play in your living room or in a venue in your town, please drop me a line!  

Spring beckons!


Hey hey!  Great new residency for spring at a brand-new venue, 90 West Houston! Every Thursday at 8 til June. Also, I'll be returning to Rockwood Music Hall on Mayday (May 1) at midnight. Lastly, the Ramblers return to Mercury Lounge on Saturday, June 16, with the band Dastardly, from Chicago. Nice!  

I'm also booking many spring and summer shows and house concerts across the country..if you'd like to have me in your neck of the woods, either at a traditional venue or in your living room, give a shout! -J

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