A concert to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series
Tom Paxton

40th Anniversary Concert

July 25, 2015, 7:30 PM
Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township

240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham NJ
Admission: $30, General Seating

This concert is sold out. Follow this link to be placed on our waiting list.

Who better to celebrate this milestone than Tom Paxton, who has been the quintessential folk singer-songwriter for the entire 40 years of The Minstrel's existence? From his earliest days in the heady Greenwich Village scene of the 60s to the present, Paxton has been at the forefront of his genre. Songs such as Last Thing On My Mind, Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound, and Ramblin' Boy have become classics in the folk lexicon. His songs have been recorded by hundreds of other performers, and are considered standards at festivals, coffeehouses and campfires wherever folk music is sung. They range from gentle ballads to humorous flights of fancy, to biting political satire. Most have choruses begging to be sung along with. Not being content to rest on his laurels, Tom has written new songs throughout his career, of a quality on par with his early hits.

The concert will open with brief performances by Christine DeLeon, representing the Minstrel's current era, Jean Rohe, representing the middle years, and Program Chairman Mike Agranoff representing the founding generation.

This concert will take place 40 years to the day from the very first concert presented by what is now known as The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series. Since that premiere, the series has undergone three name changes and six venue changes, maintaining an unbroken lineage of quality acoustic music almost every Friday of the year.

Note: this concert will not be held at the Minstrel's usual location at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. We will be moving to the larger Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township and a Saturday night to accommodate the larger audience this concert is sure to attract.

  For more information, email the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series Chair email icon or call (973) 335-9489.

  Admission: $30 per person. This concert is sold out. Follow this link to be placed on our waiting list.

The Minstrel and The Folk Project give profuse thanks to the Sanctuary Concert Series for their support and assistance in producing this concert.