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New Jersey's premier acoustic music and dance organization

New Jersey Uke Fest Presented by The Folk Project

August 25–27, 2017, Whippany & Morristown, NJ

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Performers

Photo: James Hill.

James Hill

With his JUNO-nominated new album The Old Silo, James Hill invites you into a world of new beginnings, old regrets, might-have-beens, burning questions, beautiful women, horny geezers and gold diggers. Produced by Joel Plaskett, the album cuts a winding path through Folk, Roots Rock and Americana. With an edginess and swagger unlike anything Hill has ever recorded, The Old Silo proves "beyond the shadow of a doubt that in the right hands the uke can be a formidable axe" (Ann Arbor News).

jameshillmusic.com

Photo: Victor & Penny.

Victor & Penny

Celebrating a time when style mattered and class was king, Victor & Penny feature tight harmonies, dazzling guitar work and a fiery ukulele. This corset-tight duo crafts clever original tunes and brings a modern voice to Prohibition-era jazz with charm and hot licks. Named "Best Folk Ensemble 2015" by the PITCH Magazine and "Stand-out Concert of the Year" by The Joplin Globe, they are an "absolute rollicking blast."

victorandpenny.com

Photo: Manitoba Hal.

Manitoba Hal

Manitoba Hal has forged an international reputation for engaging and connecting with his audience through songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic, and introspective. He proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies adding subtle important accompaniment using looping technology.

manitobahal.com

Photo: Jim Boggia.

Jim Boggia

For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that's impervious to age. Boggia performs with the well-known New York City-based Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, as well as Mad Dogs & Dominos, an 18-piece collective headed by a heavyweight roster that includes Blues Brothers alum Lou Marini and producer John Leventhal. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele.

jimboggia.com

Photo: Cousin Earth.

Cousin Earth

Cousin Earth is a Brooklyn-based Progressive Ukulele Rock band. With both an original repertoire and a vast array of covers, Cousin Earth brings both a sense of playfulness and technical ability to the music they play. From shredding ukulele solos and 4–part vocal breakdowns to interweaving themed medleys, the band is sure to catch the attention of any music lover. Presenting a multitude of styles including Rock, Fusion, Ragtime, Funk, Bluegrass, Hip Hop, and even Electronica, no musical style is off-limits for this up-and-coming live-act.

cousinearth.com