The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series™

Time: 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted. 2nd Fridays are usually Open Stage/audition night. (Check the schedule for rare exceptions.)

Location: Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment. DIRECTIONS

Admission: Unless otherwise noted, $10 on your way in plus the balance of what you think the show was really worth on your way out. All exit donations go directly to the Headline Act. Vaccinated children 12 and under may attend free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Until such time that children under 5 may be safely vaccinated, alas they will not be admitted.

Streaming: All Troubadour concerts may be viewed in person or live-streamed, except as noted.

For More Information: Email troubadour@folkproject.org or call 973-335-9489.

Buy Troubadour tickets online: You may purchase tickets in advance for Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series shows by clicking on the Live Tickets link in the show listing below.  Online sales cease a bit before midnight on the day before the event. Tickets will still be available at the door on the day of the show unless the event is completely sold out, in which case there will be a prominent notice posted on this website. Some events accept admissions payment only at the door, with no advance sales.

Featured Act: Rupert Wates
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Rupert Wates is a transplanted Englishman who writes, sings, and plays witty wordy and quirky songs on unlikely subjects. A writer who makes you think.  Rupert was born in London, UK, and has been based in the US since 2007. He has won over 50 songwriting and performing awards. He was voted ‘Artist Of The Year’ by the Listening Room Network in both 2013 and 2016. Many of his songs have been covered by other artists, including two full length tribute albums to his material recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He has released 10 solo albums, and he averages 120 live shows a year, in the US, in Canada and in Europe. Colorado Central Magazine describes his songs as “sublime folk hymns’” while Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange adds “this is one gifted s.o.b…if you’re not hip to this guy you’re missing out”.

Opening Act: Bernie Drury & Friends
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Music became a big part of Bernie Drury‘s life in 1976 when he spent nearly a year busking through France and Italy playing at outdoor cafes, the Paris metro, night clubs and colleges. Bernie’s songwriting spans several genres from the blues, to country, rock and some jazz influenced tunes but regardless of the style, the story is the most important thing. Today Bernie is a proud member of Skylands Songwriters Guild in Morris County, NJ and co-host “The Song Writer’s Gig” podcast. His first EP “Tools of a Songwriter” was released in July 2018

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: Joe Jencks
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Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks is a 25-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and cultural exploration, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Jencks has penned several #1 Folk-songs including Lady of The Harbor, and is a fan favorite throughout North America and beyond. A dual US-Irish citizen, Jencks has also served as a Cultural Ambassador with the U.S. State Department.

Opening Act: Carol Crittenden
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Carol Crittenden has been known to “light up the stage” with her sweet soaring vocals and thoughtful, melodic tunes. She weaves her personal perspective into her work, whether in her emotionally intimate or acclaimed social-justice-minded songs, including her notable song, “RISE.” She has recorded and toured as lead singer of Four Celtic Voices, with a #1 CD on the Billboard World Music Chart and was recently honored to perform her original tunes at WFUV DJ John Platt’s “On Your Radar” at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

Featured Act: Aztec Two-Step
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In 1971, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman created the Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Within a year, they had recorded their first of many hit albums. Their partnership lasted 47 years, during which their career accolades included the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The King Biscuit Flower Hour, and World Cafe Live.  Neal retired in 2018, and Rex and his wife Dodie Pettit are now the heart and soul of the expanded Aztec Two-Step 2.0, recapturing the multi-layered dimension of ATS’s original recordings, offering an old familiar feeling, yet with a new and exciting spin on the ATS classics.

Opening Act: Scott E. Moore

Scott E. Moore is a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist whose rootsy blend of blues, folk and r&b he calls “American Soul.”   The Record says he “makes time disappear…a great singer-songwriter, with a mesmerizing voice and lyrics that draw you into another world…mixing lush licks of blue-eyed soul and haunting voice with the verbal flair of Tom Waits… ” He’s played with such as Americana crooner Raul Malo of The Mavericks, jazz artists Tuck & Patti, folkies Patty Larkin, Steve Forbert, Melissa Ferrick, roots rocker Rhett Miller, and even The Smothers Brothers. He’s also a noted composer for film and television, and an extraordinary studio musician.

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: David LaMotte
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David LaMotte

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter who has performed over 3000 concerts and released thirteen CDs, while touring fifty states and five continents. The Boston Globe writes he “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

LaMotte has been featured at Kerrville Folk Festival, Doc and Merle Watson Festival, the National Folk Festival of Australia, and the Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

Opening Act: Don Sarlin

Don Sarlin is one amazing fingerstyle guitarist, a true professional with chops and a heart that pours out through the strings. He’s toured with Van Morrison, David Bromberg, Mary Travers, Dean Friedman and so many more. Wearying of the road, he embarked on a successful business career, returning to performing in the 2000’s and co-founding The TriSonics, an acoustic trio featuring guitar, Dobro and bass, with three albums of original instrumentals to date.  His solo performances present delightful original songs and exquisite guitar instrumentals.

 

SummerSongs

Imagine yourself fronting an all-star Rock/ Broadway Band!

It’s a party, a fundraiser, with an awesome band!  It’s an evening full of music, friends, playing, listening, singing, dancing and rocking together.
**For half of the evening members sign up beforehand to lead a song from a list we will provide, backed by our spectacular rock band!  So, join us and sing your heart out!
**The other half of the evening will be performed by whomever wants to accompany themselves. 
**Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and play along from the audience.
Lyrics and chords will be displayed for the audience to sing and play along.

Our all-star band:

  • Alan LeBoeuf (Singer, Songwriter, RCA Recording Artist, Bass Guitarist, performing and recording with the Wrecking Crew and Actor who played Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, member of Baillie & The Boys – charted ten Top-40 singles)
  • Steve Gibb (An award winning guitarist who has played in Broadway shows; Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and School of Rock.)
  • John Hone (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Drummer)
  • Bob Dowling (musician, bon vivant, and piano tuner)

To sign up to play a song with the band or on your own contact:

Tina Ross – Tina.Ross@FolkProject.org    or

Alicia Weimer – alicia.weimer@folkproject.org

Photo of SummerSongs
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: The Black Feathers
Photo of The Black Feathers
The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, write songs that are both modern and ancient — a weaving of traditional influences with the warp and weft of fresh creations that are totally mesmerizing and beautiful. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their riveting musical world. Their tight harmonies are exquisite, and their acoustic presence has the power and force to drive a sledgehammer.

They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

Photo of Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
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Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
Photo of Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Fall Acoustic Getaway

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Featured Act: Muriel Anderson
Photo of Muriel Anderson
 

Muriel Anderson is a guitarist and harp-guitarist who embraces music from all over the world with grace, joy and gentle humor. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD “Nightlight Daylight”, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine. Muriel’s facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Among those she has performed or recorded with are Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and Tommy Emmanuel. Her live performance is enhanced by a projected multi-media display of images and video clips on a screen behind her.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD

Folk Project Members dress up funny and sing spooky songs.

Details to follow.

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TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Featured Act: Newberry & Verch
Photo of Newberry & Verch
 

Longtime Troubadour attendees will fondly remember April Verch. She’s been packing the place for 20 years. She’s now performing with world-renowned Ozarks banjo player, guitarist and songwriter Joe Newberry as Newberry & Verch. Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Together, they display the roots of their music, their love of performing, and their strong musical connection. Original songs join timeless classics. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun.

Opening Act: TBD

Award-winning fiddler – singer – stepdancer from Canada teams up with venerable banjo player – guitarist – songwriter from the Ozarks

Featured Act: Rupert Wates
Photo of Rupert Wates
 

Rupert Wates is a transplanted Englishman who writes, sings, and plays witty wordy and quirky songs on unlikely subjects. A writer who makes you think.  Rupert was born in London, UK, and has been based in the US since 2007. He has won over 50 songwriting and performing awards. He was voted ‘Artist Of The Year’ by the Listening Room Network in both 2013 and 2016. Many of his songs have been covered by other artists, including two full length tribute albums to his material recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He has released 10 solo albums, and he averages 120 live shows a year, in the US, in Canada and in Europe. Colorado Central Magazine describes his songs as “sublime folk hymns’” while Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange adds “this is one gifted s.o.b…if you’re not hip to this guy you’re missing out”.

Opening Act: Bernie Drury & Friends
Photo of Bernie Drury & Friends
 

Music became a big part of Bernie Drury‘s life in 1976 when he spent nearly a year busking through France and Italy playing at outdoor cafes, the Paris metro, night clubs and colleges. Bernie’s songwriting spans several genres from the blues, to country, rock and some jazz influenced tunes but regardless of the style, the story is the most important thing. Today Bernie is a proud member of Skylands Songwriters Guild in Morris County, NJ and co-host “The Song Writer’s Gig” podcast. His first EP “Tools of a Songwriter” was released in July 2018

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: Joe Jencks
Photo of Joe Jencks
Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks is a 25-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and cultural exploration, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Jencks has penned several #1 Folk-songs including Lady of The Harbor, and is a fan favorite throughout North America and beyond. A dual US-Irish citizen, Jencks has also served as a Cultural Ambassador with the U.S. State Department.

Opening Act: Carol Crittenden
Photo of Carol Crittenden
 

Carol Crittenden has been known to “light up the stage” with her sweet soaring vocals and thoughtful, melodic tunes. She weaves her personal perspective into her work, whether in her emotionally intimate or acclaimed social-justice-minded songs, including her notable song, “RISE.” She has recorded and toured as lead singer of Four Celtic Voices, with a #1 CD on the Billboard World Music Chart and was recently honored to perform her original tunes at WFUV DJ John Platt’s “On Your Radar” at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

Featured Act: Aztec Two-Step
Photo of Aztec Two-Step
 

In 1971, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman created the Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Within a year, they had recorded their first of many hit albums. Their partnership lasted 47 years, during which their career accolades included the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The King Biscuit Flower Hour, and World Cafe Live.  Neal retired in 2018, and Rex and his wife Dodie Pettit are now the heart and soul of the expanded Aztec Two-Step 2.0, recapturing the multi-layered dimension of ATS’s original recordings, offering an old familiar feeling, yet with a new and exciting spin on the ATS classics.

Opening Act: Scott E. Moore

Scott E. Moore is a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist whose rootsy blend of blues, folk and r&b he calls “American Soul.”   The Record says he “makes time disappear…a great singer-songwriter, with a mesmerizing voice and lyrics that draw you into another world…mixing lush licks of blue-eyed soul and haunting voice with the verbal flair of Tom Waits… ” He’s played with such as Americana crooner Raul Malo of The Mavericks, jazz artists Tuck & Patti, folkies Patty Larkin, Steve Forbert, Melissa Ferrick, roots rocker Rhett Miller, and even The Smothers Brothers. He’s also a noted composer for film and television, and an extraordinary studio musician.

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: David LaMotte
Photo of David LaMotte
David LaMotte

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter who has performed over 3000 concerts and released thirteen CDs, while touring fifty states and five continents. The Boston Globe writes he “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

LaMotte has been featured at Kerrville Folk Festival, Doc and Merle Watson Festival, the National Folk Festival of Australia, and the Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

Opening Act: Don Sarlin

Don Sarlin is one amazing fingerstyle guitarist, a true professional with chops and a heart that pours out through the strings. He’s toured with Van Morrison, David Bromberg, Mary Travers, Dean Friedman and so many more. Wearying of the road, he embarked on a successful business career, returning to performing in the 2000’s and co-founding The TriSonics, an acoustic trio featuring guitar, Dobro and bass, with three albums of original instrumentals to date.  His solo performances present delightful original songs and exquisite guitar instrumentals.

 

SummerSongs

Imagine yourself fronting an all-star Rock/ Broadway Band!

It’s a party, a fundraiser, with an awesome band!  It’s an evening full of music, friends, playing, listening, singing, dancing and rocking together.
**For half of the evening members sign up beforehand to lead a song from a list we will provide, backed by our spectacular rock band!  So, join us and sing your heart out!
**The other half of the evening will be performed by whomever wants to accompany themselves. 
**Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and play along from the audience.
Lyrics and chords will be displayed for the audience to sing and play along.

Our all-star band:

  • Alan LeBoeuf (Singer, Songwriter, RCA Recording Artist, Bass Guitarist, performing and recording with the Wrecking Crew and Actor who played Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, member of Baillie & The Boys – charted ten Top-40 singles)
  • Steve Gibb (An award winning guitarist who has played in Broadway shows; Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and School of Rock.)
  • John Hone (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Drummer)
  • Bob Dowling (musician, bon vivant, and piano tuner)

To sign up to play a song with the band or on your own contact:

Tina Ross – Tina.Ross@FolkProject.org    or

Alicia Weimer – alicia.weimer@folkproject.org

Photo of SummerSongs
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: The Black Feathers
Photo of The Black Feathers
The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, write songs that are both modern and ancient — a weaving of traditional influences with the warp and weft of fresh creations that are totally mesmerizing and beautiful. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their riveting musical world. Their tight harmonies are exquisite, and their acoustic presence has the power and force to drive a sledgehammer.

They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

Photo of Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
Photo of Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Fall Acoustic Getaway

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Featured Act: Muriel Anderson
Photo of Muriel Anderson
 

Muriel Anderson is a guitarist and harp-guitarist who embraces music from all over the world with grace, joy and gentle humor. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD “Nightlight Daylight”, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine. Muriel’s facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Among those she has performed or recorded with are Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and Tommy Emmanuel. Her live performance is enhanced by a projected multi-media display of images and video clips on a screen behind her.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD

Folk Project Members dress up funny and sing spooky songs.

Details to follow.

Photo of
 
TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Featured Act: Newberry & Verch
Photo of Newberry & Verch
 

Longtime Troubadour attendees will fondly remember April Verch. She’s been packing the place for 20 years. She’s now performing with world-renowned Ozarks banjo player, guitarist and songwriter Joe Newberry as Newberry & Verch. Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Together, they display the roots of their music, their love of performing, and their strong musical connection. Original songs join timeless classics. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun.

Opening Act: TBD

Award-winning fiddler – singer – stepdancer from Canada teams up with venerable banjo player – guitarist – songwriter from the Ozarks

Featured Act: Rupert Wates
 

Rupert Wates is a transplanted Englishman who writes, sings, and plays witty wordy and quirky songs on unlikely subjects. A writer who makes you think.  Rupert was born in London, UK, and has been based in the US since 2007. He has won over 50 songwriting and performing awards. He was voted ‘Artist Of The Year’ by the Listening Room Network in both 2013 and 2016. Many of his songs have been covered by other artists, including two full length tribute albums to his material recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He has released 10 solo albums, and he averages 120 live shows a year, in the US, in Canada and in Europe. Colorado Central Magazine describes his songs as “sublime folk hymns’” while Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange adds “this is one gifted s.o.b…if you’re not hip to this guy you’re missing out”.

Opening Act: Bernie Drury & Friends
Photo of Bernie Drury & Friends
 

Music became a big part of Bernie Drury‘s life in 1976 when he spent nearly a year busking through France and Italy playing at outdoor cafes, the Paris metro, night clubs and colleges. Bernie’s songwriting spans several genres from the blues, to country, rock and some jazz influenced tunes but regardless of the style, the story is the most important thing. Today Bernie is a proud member of Skylands Songwriters Guild in Morris County, NJ and co-host “The Song Writer’s Gig” podcast. His first EP “Tools of a Songwriter” was released in July 2018

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: Joe Jencks
Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks is a 25-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and cultural exploration, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Jencks has penned several #1 Folk-songs including Lady of The Harbor, and is a fan favorite throughout North America and beyond. A dual US-Irish citizen, Jencks has also served as a Cultural Ambassador with the U.S. State Department.

Opening Act: Carol Crittenden
Photo of Carol Crittenden
 

Carol Crittenden has been known to “light up the stage” with her sweet soaring vocals and thoughtful, melodic tunes. She weaves her personal perspective into her work, whether in her emotionally intimate or acclaimed social-justice-minded songs, including her notable song, “RISE.” She has recorded and toured as lead singer of Four Celtic Voices, with a #1 CD on the Billboard World Music Chart and was recently honored to perform her original tunes at WFUV DJ John Platt’s “On Your Radar” at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

Featured Act: Aztec Two-Step
 

In 1971, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman created the Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Within a year, they had recorded their first of many hit albums. Their partnership lasted 47 years, during which their career accolades included the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The King Biscuit Flower Hour, and World Cafe Live.  Neal retired in 2018, and Rex and his wife Dodie Pettit are now the heart and soul of the expanded Aztec Two-Step 2.0, recapturing the multi-layered dimension of ATS’s original recordings, offering an old familiar feeling, yet with a new and exciting spin on the ATS classics.

Opening Act: Scott E. Moore

Scott E. Moore is a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist whose rootsy blend of blues, folk and r&b he calls “American Soul.”   The Record says he “makes time disappear…a great singer-songwriter, with a mesmerizing voice and lyrics that draw you into another world…mixing lush licks of blue-eyed soul and haunting voice with the verbal flair of Tom Waits… ” He’s played with such as Americana crooner Raul Malo of The Mavericks, jazz artists Tuck & Patti, folkies Patty Larkin, Steve Forbert, Melissa Ferrick, roots rocker Rhett Miller, and even The Smothers Brothers. He’s also a noted composer for film and television, and an extraordinary studio musician.

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: David LaMotte
David LaMotte

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter who has performed over 3000 concerts and released thirteen CDs, while touring fifty states and five continents. The Boston Globe writes he “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

LaMotte has been featured at Kerrville Folk Festival, Doc and Merle Watson Festival, the National Folk Festival of Australia, and the Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

Opening Act: Don Sarlin

Don Sarlin is one amazing fingerstyle guitarist, a true professional with chops and a heart that pours out through the strings. He’s toured with Van Morrison, David Bromberg, Mary Travers, Dean Friedman and so many more. Wearying of the road, he embarked on a successful business career, returning to performing in the 2000’s and co-founding The TriSonics, an acoustic trio featuring guitar, Dobro and bass, with three albums of original instrumentals to date.  His solo performances present delightful original songs and exquisite guitar instrumentals.

 

SummerSongs

Imagine yourself fronting an all-star Rock/ Broadway Band!

It’s a party, a fundraiser, with an awesome band!  It’s an evening full of music, friends, playing, listening, singing, dancing and rocking together.
**For half of the evening members sign up beforehand to lead a song from a list we will provide, backed by our spectacular rock band!  So, join us and sing your heart out!
**The other half of the evening will be performed by whomever wants to accompany themselves. 
**Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and play along from the audience.
Lyrics and chords will be displayed for the audience to sing and play along.

Our all-star band:

  • Alan LeBoeuf (Singer, Songwriter, RCA Recording Artist, Bass Guitarist, performing and recording with the Wrecking Crew and Actor who played Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, member of Baillie & The Boys – charted ten Top-40 singles)
  • Steve Gibb (An award winning guitarist who has played in Broadway shows; Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and School of Rock.)
  • John Hone (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Drummer)
  • Bob Dowling (musician, bon vivant, and piano tuner)

To sign up to play a song with the band or on your own contact:

Tina Ross – Tina.Ross@FolkProject.org    or

Alicia Weimer – alicia.weimer@folkproject.org

 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: The Black Feathers
The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, write songs that are both modern and ancient — a weaving of traditional influences with the warp and weft of fresh creations that are totally mesmerizing and beautiful. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their riveting musical world. Their tight harmonies are exquisite, and their acoustic presence has the power and force to drive a sledgehammer.

They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Fall Acoustic Getaway

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Featured Act: Muriel Anderson
 

Muriel Anderson is a guitarist and harp-guitarist who embraces music from all over the world with grace, joy and gentle humor. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD “Nightlight Daylight”, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine. Muriel’s facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Among those she has performed or recorded with are Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and Tommy Emmanuel. Her live performance is enhanced by a projected multi-media display of images and video clips on a screen behind her.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD

Folk Project Members dress up funny and sing spooky songs.

Details to follow.

 
TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Featured Act: Newberry & Verch
 

Longtime Troubadour attendees will fondly remember April Verch. She’s been packing the place for 20 years. She’s now performing with world-renowned Ozarks banjo player, guitarist and songwriter Joe Newberry as Newberry & Verch. Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Together, they display the roots of their music, their love of performing, and their strong musical connection. Original songs join timeless classics. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun.

Opening Act: TBD

Award-winning fiddler – singer – stepdancer from Canada teams up with venerable banjo player – guitarist – songwriter from the Ozarks

Featured Act: Rupert Wates
Photo of Rupert Wates
 

Rupert Wates is a transplanted Englishman who writes, sings, and plays witty wordy and quirky songs on unlikely subjects. A writer who makes you think.  Rupert was born in London, UK, and has been based in the US since 2007. He has won over 50 songwriting and performing awards. He was voted ‘Artist Of The Year’ by the Listening Room Network in both 2013 and 2016. Many of his songs have been covered by other artists, including two full length tribute albums to his material recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He has released 10 solo albums, and he averages 120 live shows a year, in the US, in Canada and in Europe. Colorado Central Magazine describes his songs as “sublime folk hymns’” while Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange adds “this is one gifted s.o.b…if you’re not hip to this guy you’re missing out”.

Opening Act: Bernie Drury & Friends
Photo of Bernie Drury & Friends
 

Music became a big part of Bernie Drury‘s life in 1976 when he spent nearly a year busking through France and Italy playing at outdoor cafes, the Paris metro, night clubs and colleges. Bernie’s songwriting spans several genres from the blues, to country, rock and some jazz influenced tunes but regardless of the style, the story is the most important thing. Today Bernie is a proud member of Skylands Songwriters Guild in Morris County, NJ and co-host “The Song Writer’s Gig” podcast. His first EP “Tools of a Songwriter” was released in July 2018

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: Joe Jencks
Photo of Joe Jencks
Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks is a 25-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and cultural exploration, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Jencks has penned several #1 Folk-songs including Lady of The Harbor, and is a fan favorite throughout North America and beyond. A dual US-Irish citizen, Jencks has also served as a Cultural Ambassador with the U.S. State Department.

Opening Act: Carol Crittenden
Photo of Carol Crittenden
 

Carol Crittenden has been known to “light up the stage” with her sweet soaring vocals and thoughtful, melodic tunes. She weaves her personal perspective into her work, whether in her emotionally intimate or acclaimed social-justice-minded songs, including her notable song, “RISE.” She has recorded and toured as lead singer of Four Celtic Voices, with a #1 CD on the Billboard World Music Chart and was recently honored to perform her original tunes at WFUV DJ John Platt’s “On Your Radar” at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

Featured Act: Aztec Two-Step
Photo of Aztec Two-Step
 

In 1971, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman created the Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Within a year, they had recorded their first of many hit albums. Their partnership lasted 47 years, during which their career accolades included the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The King Biscuit Flower Hour, and World Cafe Live.  Neal retired in 2018, and Rex and his wife Dodie Pettit are now the heart and soul of the expanded Aztec Two-Step 2.0, recapturing the multi-layered dimension of ATS’s original recordings, offering an old familiar feeling, yet with a new and exciting spin on the ATS classics.

Opening Act: Scott E. Moore

Scott E. Moore is a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist whose rootsy blend of blues, folk and r&b he calls “American Soul.”   The Record says he “makes time disappear…a great singer-songwriter, with a mesmerizing voice and lyrics that draw you into another world…mixing lush licks of blue-eyed soul and haunting voice with the verbal flair of Tom Waits… ” He’s played with such as Americana crooner Raul Malo of The Mavericks, jazz artists Tuck & Patti, folkies Patty Larkin, Steve Forbert, Melissa Ferrick, roots rocker Rhett Miller, and even The Smothers Brothers. He’s also a noted composer for film and television, and an extraordinary studio musician.

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: David LaMotte
Photo of David LaMotte
David LaMotte

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter who has performed over 3000 concerts and released thirteen CDs, while touring fifty states and five continents. The Boston Globe writes he “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

LaMotte has been featured at Kerrville Folk Festival, Doc and Merle Watson Festival, the National Folk Festival of Australia, and the Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

Opening Act: Don Sarlin

Don Sarlin is one amazing fingerstyle guitarist, a true professional with chops and a heart that pours out through the strings. He’s toured with Van Morrison, David Bromberg, Mary Travers, Dean Friedman and so many more. Wearying of the road, he embarked on a successful business career, returning to performing in the 2000’s and co-founding The TriSonics, an acoustic trio featuring guitar, Dobro and bass, with three albums of original instrumentals to date.  His solo performances present delightful original songs and exquisite guitar instrumentals.

 

SummerSongs

Imagine yourself fronting an all-star Rock/ Broadway Band!

It’s a party, a fundraiser, with an awesome band!  It’s an evening full of music, friends, playing, listening, singing, dancing and rocking together.
**For half of the evening members sign up beforehand to lead a song from a list we will provide, backed by our spectacular rock band!  So, join us and sing your heart out!
**The other half of the evening will be performed by whomever wants to accompany themselves. 
**Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and play along from the audience.
Lyrics and chords will be displayed for the audience to sing and play along.

Our all-star band:

  • Alan LeBoeuf (Singer, Songwriter, RCA Recording Artist, Bass Guitarist, performing and recording with the Wrecking Crew and Actor who played Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, member of Baillie & The Boys – charted ten Top-40 singles)
  • Steve Gibb (An award winning guitarist who has played in Broadway shows; Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and School of Rock.)
  • John Hone (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Drummer)
  • Bob Dowling (musician, bon vivant, and piano tuner)

To sign up to play a song with the band or on your own contact:

Tina Ross – Tina.Ross@FolkProject.org    or

Alicia Weimer – alicia.weimer@folkproject.org

Photo of SummerSongs
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: The Black Feathers
Photo of The Black Feathers
The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, write songs that are both modern and ancient — a weaving of traditional influences with the warp and weft of fresh creations that are totally mesmerizing and beautiful. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their riveting musical world. Their tight harmonies are exquisite, and their acoustic presence has the power and force to drive a sledgehammer.

They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

Photo of Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
Photo of Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Fall Acoustic Getaway

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Featured Act: Muriel Anderson
Photo of Muriel Anderson
 

Muriel Anderson is a guitarist and harp-guitarist who embraces music from all over the world with grace, joy and gentle humor. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD “Nightlight Daylight”, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine. Muriel’s facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Among those she has performed or recorded with are Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and Tommy Emmanuel. Her live performance is enhanced by a projected multi-media display of images and video clips on a screen behind her.

Opening Act: TBD
TBD

Folk Project Members dress up funny and sing spooky songs.

Details to follow.

Photo of
 
TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Featured Act: Newberry & Verch
Photo of Newberry & Verch
 

Longtime Troubadour attendees will fondly remember April Verch. She’s been packing the place for 20 years. She’s now performing with world-renowned Ozarks banjo player, guitarist and songwriter Joe Newberry as Newberry & Verch. Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Together, they display the roots of their music, their love of performing, and their strong musical connection. Original songs join timeless classics. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun.

Opening Act: TBD

Award-winning fiddler – singer – stepdancer from Canada teams up with venerable banjo player – guitarist – songwriter from the Ozarks

Featured Act: Rupert Wates
Photo of Rupert Wates
 

Rupert Wates is a transplanted Englishman who writes, sings, and plays witty wordy and quirky songs on unlikely subjects. A writer who makes you think.  Rupert was born in London, UK, and has been based in the US since 2007. He has won over 50 songwriting and performing awards. He was voted ‘Artist Of The Year’ by the Listening Room Network in both 2013 and 2016. Many of his songs have been covered by other artists, including two full length tribute albums to his material recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He has released 10 solo albums, and he averages 120 live shows a year, in the US, in Canada and in Europe. Colorado Central Magazine describes his songs as “sublime folk hymns’” while Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange adds “this is one gifted s.o.b…if you’re not hip to this guy you’re missing out”.

Opening Act: Bernie Drury & Friends
Photo of Bernie Drury & Friends
 

Music became a big part of Bernie Drury‘s life in 1976 when he spent nearly a year busking through France and Italy playing at outdoor cafes, the Paris metro, night clubs and colleges. Bernie’s songwriting spans several genres from the blues, to country, rock and some jazz influenced tunes but regardless of the style, the story is the most important thing. Today Bernie is a proud member of Skylands Songwriters Guild in Morris County, NJ and co-host “The Song Writer’s Gig” podcast. His first EP “Tools of a Songwriter” was released in July 2018

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: Joe Jencks
Photo of Joe Jencks
Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks is a 25-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and cultural exploration, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Jencks has penned several #1 Folk-songs including Lady of The Harbor, and is a fan favorite throughout North America and beyond. A dual US-Irish citizen, Jencks has also served as a Cultural Ambassador with the U.S. State Department.

Opening Act: Carol Crittenden
Photo of Carol Crittenden
 

Carol Crittenden has been known to “light up the stage” with her sweet soaring vocals and thoughtful, melodic tunes. She weaves her personal perspective into her work, whether in her emotionally intimate or acclaimed social-justice-minded songs, including her notable song, “RISE.” She has recorded and toured as lead singer of Four Celtic Voices, with a #1 CD on the Billboard World Music Chart and was recently honored to perform her original tunes at WFUV DJ John Platt’s “On Your Radar” at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

Featured Act: Aztec Two-Step
Photo of Aztec Two-Step
 

In 1971, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman created the Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Within a year, they had recorded their first of many hit albums. Their partnership lasted 47 years, during which their career accolades included the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The King Biscuit Flower Hour, and World Cafe Live.  Neal retired in 2018, and Rex and his wife Dodie Pettit are now the heart and soul of the expanded Aztec Two-Step 2.0, recapturing the multi-layered dimension of ATS’s original recordings, offering an old familiar feeling, yet with a new and exciting spin on the ATS classics.

Opening Act: Scott E. Moore

Scott E. Moore is a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist whose rootsy blend of blues, folk and r&b he calls “American Soul.”   The Record says he “makes time disappear…a great singer-songwriter, with a mesmerizing voice and lyrics that draw you into another world…mixing lush licks of blue-eyed soul and haunting voice with the verbal flair of Tom Waits… ” He’s played with such as Americana crooner Raul Malo of The Mavericks, jazz artists Tuck & Patti, folkies Patty Larkin, Steve Forbert, Melissa Ferrick, roots rocker Rhett Miller, and even The Smothers Brothers. He’s also a noted composer for film and television, and an extraordinary studio musician.

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: David LaMotte
Photo of David LaMotte
David LaMotte

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter who has performed over 3000 concerts and released thirteen CDs, while touring fifty states and five continents. The Boston Globe writes he “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

LaMotte has been featured at Kerrville Folk Festival, Doc and Merle Watson Festival, the National Folk Festival of Australia, and the Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

Opening Act: Don Sarlin

Don Sarlin is one amazing fingerstyle guitarist, a true professional with chops and a heart that pours out through the strings. He’s toured with Van Morrison, David Bromberg, Mary Travers, Dean Friedman and so many more. Wearying of the road, he embarked on a successful business career, returning to performing in the 2000’s and co-founding The TriSonics, an acoustic trio featuring guitar, Dobro and bass, with three albums of original instrumentals to date.  His solo performances present delightful original songs and exquisite guitar instrumentals.

 

SummerSongs

Imagine yourself fronting an all-star Rock/ Broadway Band!

It’s a party, a fundraiser, with an awesome band!  It’s an evening full of music, friends, playing, listening, singing, dancing and rocking together.
**For half of the evening members sign up beforehand to lead a song from a list we will provide, backed by our spectacular rock band!  So, join us and sing your heart out!
**The other half of the evening will be performed by whomever wants to accompany themselves. 
**Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and play along from the audience.
Lyrics and chords will be displayed for the audience to sing and play along.

Our all-star band:

  • Alan LeBoeuf (Singer, Songwriter, RCA Recording Artist, Bass Guitarist, performing and recording with the Wrecking Crew and Actor who played Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, member of Baillie & The Boys – charted ten Top-40 singles)
  • Steve Gibb (An award winning guitarist who has played in Broadway shows; Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and School of Rock.)
  • John Hone (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Drummer)
  • Bob Dowling (musician, bon vivant, and piano tuner)

To sign up to play a song with the band or on your own contact:

Tina Ross – Tina.Ross@FolkProject.org    or

Alicia Weimer – alicia.weimer@folkproject.org

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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

***  Admission: $20/$15 (FP members); 12 and under free with adult. Tips not required (no Creel.)  ***

Featured Act: The Black Feathers
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The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, write songs that are both modern and ancient — a weaving of traditional influences with the warp and weft of fresh creations that are totally mesmerizing and beautiful. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their riveting musical world. Their tight harmonies are exquisite, and their acoustic presence has the power and force to drive a sledgehammer.

They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences.

Opening Act: TBD
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Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

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Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
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Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
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Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
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Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
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Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Fall Acoustic Getaway

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Featured Act: Muriel Anderson
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Muriel Anderson is a guitarist and harp-guitarist who embraces music from all over the world with grace, joy and gentle humor. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD “Nightlight Daylight”, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine. Muriel’s facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Among those she has performed or recorded with are Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and Tommy Emmanuel. Her live performance is enhanced by a projected multi-media display of images and video clips on a screen behind her.

Opening Act: TBD
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Folk Project Members dress up funny and sing spooky songs.

Details to follow.

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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Featured Act: Newberry & Verch
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Longtime Troubadour attendees will fondly remember April Verch. She’s been packing the place for 20 years. She’s now performing with world-renowned Ozarks banjo player, guitarist and songwriter Joe Newberry as Newberry & Verch. Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Together, they display the roots of their music, their love of performing, and their strong musical connection. Original songs join timeless classics. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun.

Opening Act: TBD

Award-winning fiddler – singer – stepdancer from Canada teams up with venerable banjo player – guitarist – songwriter from the Ozarks