NOTE: See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html for the current Morris County NJ COVID condition level. If it is green, proof of vaccination is not required, masking is optional but encouraged and seating will be arranged in mask-required and mask-optional sections. When yellow, proof of vaccination is required and masking requirements are the same as for green. When orange, both proof of vaccination and masking is required everywhere indoors, except for performers and MCs when they are on stage.

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.

Chorus Song Night
Photo of Chorus Song Night
 

Chorus Song Night is an evening of songs for you, the audience to sing.  A panel of four experienced songleaders will offer songs with choruses, some familiar, and others easily picked up, and songs that most folkies know already to one extent or the other.  We do this show unamplified so you can hear yourselves and each other as well as the songleaders on stage.  Raise your voices.  Add your harmonies.  If you like to sing, this is the night for you.

The songleaders:

  • Wendy Britton: Wendy Britton performed with The Britton Family as a kid, later touring the country with her sister, Ellen, as The Britton Sisters. Currently, she enjoys leading audiences in singing old favorites, such as Circle Game , Where Have All The Flowers Gone , and Blowing In The Wind, and others of that era.
  • Scott Rovner:  A veteran of more than 3 decades as a songleader and stage master at the fire circles at the Philadelphia Folk Festival campground.
  • Bob McParland: A singer-songwriter that still retains a great repertoire from the Crosby, Stills, Mitchell, and Garfunkel era and traditional folk songs.
  • Mike Agranoff:  Program Chairman of the Troubadour with a vast repertoire of chorus songs of all sorts, some original, some gleaned, some humorous, and some serious.
Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Holiday Benefit Show with Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Featured Act: Holiday Benefit Show
Photo of Holiday Benefit Show
 

The Folk Project will present our annual Holiday Show to benefit our gracious host, the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at Troubadour on December 16, beginning with caroling at 7:00 pm. We’ll feature holiday refreshments, decorations, and spirit, along with a slate of fine Project musicians and special guest performer Genevieve. As always, all net proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Fellowship. The suggested donation for general admission is $12, which includes refreshments. The show will be webcast; because it’s a benefit, we strongly encourage webcast viewers to make a comparable donation. We’re anticipating a great night of holiday-themed music, camaraderie, and…well…fellowship—all to benefit the Fellowship. Join us!

Opening Act: Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Photo of Special Guest Performer Genevieve
 
Troubadour Closed
Carla Ulbrich with John Hone

After two COVID-related postponements, neither of which was due to Carla herself being infected, we finally get to see Carla Ulbrich to close out the year.

Featured Act: Carla Ulbrich
Photo of Carla Ulbrich
 

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist with a rapier wit and a keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living. With a love of wordplay and some pretty fancy guitar chops, she creates songs on topics as diverse as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had the copyright on the ‘F’ Word. She is a longtime favorite on the Dr. Demento show, and puts on an utterly hilarious live show.

Opening Act: John Hone
Photo of John Hone
 

Folk Project member John Hone has been writing music since he was a kid. He has been an accompanist on guitar and cajon in various ensembles, both within and out of the Project, including “The Trainwrecks” with Dane Polledri. He performs his original songs and instrumentals solo and, co-written the song “Citizens Soldiers of Ukraine” to a fund-raising music release for Ukraine.

Gathering Time with Rob & Amy
Featured Act: Gathering Time
Photo of Gathering Time
 

Gathering Time is an internationally touring folk-rock harmony trio in the spirit of the ’60s, playing original, traditional and classic folk. Like a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, GT is known for their astute songwriting, accomplished musicianship, and stellar vocal blend. Their stage chemistry makes clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, yet their infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies. GT has two successive #1 and four top-5 albums on the FAI Folk DJ chart. After the retirement of original member Hillary Foxsong, veterans Stuart Markus and Gerry McKeveny have been joined by the accomplished performer Christine Sweeney, who is equally recognized for her vocals, guitar work, and songwriting.

Opening Act: Rob & Amy
Photo of Rob & Amy
 

Rob (Horowitz) & Amy (Kleiman) are relatively new Folk Project performing members. They do a tasteful collection of songs from the contemporary folk and Americana repertoire, as well as some Appalachian traditional and swing tunes. Amy does most of the singing, while Rob accompanies her with solid lead and rhythm guitar work and occasional vocal harmonies.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Amy Engelhardt with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Amy Engelhardt
Photo of Amy Engelhardt
 

Amy Engelhart is a brilliant, satirical, and uproariously funny songwriter with a killer voice. She was one of The Bobs, the Grammy-nominated acapella quartet. She has sung everything from Bach to rock in studios and stages with brilliants including Don Was, Neil Young, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Jill Sobule and Spinal Tap. You may get dizzy trying to keep up with her, but what a ride it’ll be!

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Tracy Grammer with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Tracy Grammer
Photo of Tracy Grammer
 

Tracy Grammer performs original songs and instrumentals, and pays homage to her late partner in life and song, Dave Carter, as well as other stellar contempory writers. She has become one of the staples of the contemporary folk scene with her sweet voice, unassuming and yet commanding stage presence, and great collection of songs.

Video: 49er
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Valentines Day Extravaganza

$12 admission includes special deserts

Photo of Valentines Day Extravaganza
 

It’s here, the night you’ve been waiting for! Back after a 3-year hiatus.  Please join us for this all-Folk Project show where FP members will perform songs celebrating the joys and woes of love. Many singers are backed by our 10 piece Valentine’s Day Big Boogie Band  or by the sophisticated  Jazz Trio of Frank Sole, Hen3ry Nerenberg and Todd Dennison. . Audience-composed “Messages from the Heart” and special desserts make this a night to remember! This evening is a FP fundraiser and a crowd pleaser. Please show up and join the fun! Snow date is Feb 10.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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.
The band features:

  • Musician and journalist Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, (guitar, cajon, and vocals) songwriter, member of Pepper & Sassafras, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and author of a Homespun Video series teaching his arrangements of classic Dead songs
  • Wendy Ramsay, (flute, clarinet, accordion & vocals) Songwriter and member of Pepper & Sassafras
  • Jefferson Hamer, (Guitar, mandolin, & vocals) Internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and records with Sarah Jarosz

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.

Featured Act: Heather Pierson
Photo of Heather Pierson
 

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. She effortlessly shifts from New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives. In addition to singing and playing piano, she also plays tenor banjo, melodica and guitar.  She is accompanied by Shawn Nadeau on bass and backup vocals.

Opening Act: Owen Walsh

Songwriter, Owen Walsh follows in the tradition of Americana folk music, in which lyrics are equal in importance to the melodies that bind them. He accompanies his songs impeccably with punchy and skillful fingerstyle guitar work. He’s performed all over the country, including Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Featured Act: David Roth
Photo of David Roth
 

In describing David Roth, Peter Yarrow (Of Peter, Paul, & Mary) writes, “With voices like his still singing, there’s a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted, and the dream still sung,” David has sung everywhere from headlining the Kerrville Folk Festival to presenting the National Anthem at a Chicago Bulls NBA game. He has great vocal chops, an engaging stage presence, and the ability to inspire a belief in a brighter future with his songs.

Opening Act: Erin Ash Sullivan

Erin Ash Sullivan writes wordy clever songs telling interesting stories about interesting people. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette describes her music as “delicate and evocative” with songs full of “nuance and emotional resonance.” She and her music have received numerous songwriting honors, including Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, Rose Garden Performing Songwriter competition (finalist), and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (finalist.)

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Kennedys with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: The Kennedys
Photo of The Kennedys
 

When not serving as Nanci Griffith’s backup band, The Kennedys have been joyfully rocking the folk world with their own unique brand of high-energy performance. It’s more than the powerful close-harmony singing. It’s more than the hot guitar work. It’s more than the driving rhythms and power chords. It’s the obvious chemistry between Pete and Maura Kennedy that is so charming and so contagious that the listener can’t help but grin and join in their fun.

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Culomba with Opening Act TBD

Those who’ve seen and liked Windborne will love Columba

Featured Act: Culomba
Photo of Culomba
 

Columba (“dove” in Corsican) is a professional vocal quintet specializing in close harmony folk singing. Our repertoire includes American folk traditions, music of Georgia (Eastern Europe), Corsica, and the Balkans, renaissance music, and original compositions. They sing mostly unaccompanied, but occasionally with acoustic instruments appropriate to the song. They’ve toured internationally and studied with masters of these traditions, bringing their eclectic specialties to this unique ensemble. The group is rooted in New England singing communities, such as Village Harmony, and passion for close harmony in all its forms.

Video: Croatia
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Chorus Song Night
Photo of Chorus Song Night
 

Chorus Song Night is an evening of songs for you, the audience to sing.  A panel of four experienced songleaders will offer songs with choruses, some familiar, and others easily picked up, and songs that most folkies know already to one extent or the other.  We do this show unamplified so you can hear yourselves and each other as well as the songleaders on stage.  Raise your voices.  Add your harmonies.  If you like to sing, this is the night for you.

The songleaders:

  • Wendy Britton: Wendy Britton performed with The Britton Family as a kid, later touring the country with her sister, Ellen, as The Britton Sisters. Currently, she enjoys leading audiences in singing old favorites, such as Circle Game , Where Have All The Flowers Gone , and Blowing In The Wind, and others of that era.
  • Scott Rovner:  A veteran of more than 3 decades as a songleader and stage master at the fire circles at the Philadelphia Folk Festival campground.
  • Bob McParland: A singer-songwriter that still retains a great repertoire from the Crosby, Stills, Mitchell, and Garfunkel era and traditional folk songs.
  • Mike Agranoff:  Program Chairman of the Troubadour with a vast repertoire of chorus songs of all sorts, some original, some gleaned, some humorous, and some serious.
Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Holiday Benefit Show with Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Featured Act: Holiday Benefit Show
Photo of Holiday Benefit Show
 

The Folk Project will present our annual Holiday Show to benefit our gracious host, the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at Troubadour on December 16, beginning with caroling at 7:00 pm. We’ll feature holiday refreshments, decorations, and spirit, along with a slate of fine Project musicians and special guest performer Genevieve. As always, all net proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Fellowship. The suggested donation for general admission is $12, which includes refreshments. The show will be webcast; because it’s a benefit, we strongly encourage webcast viewers to make a comparable donation. We’re anticipating a great night of holiday-themed music, camaraderie, and…well…fellowship—all to benefit the Fellowship. Join us!

Opening Act: Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Photo of Special Guest Performer Genevieve
 
Troubadour Closed
Carla Ulbrich with John Hone

After two COVID-related postponements, neither of which was due to Carla herself being infected, we finally get to see Carla Ulbrich to close out the year.

Featured Act: Carla Ulbrich
Photo of Carla Ulbrich
 

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist with a rapier wit and a keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living. With a love of wordplay and some pretty fancy guitar chops, she creates songs on topics as diverse as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had the copyright on the ‘F’ Word. She is a longtime favorite on the Dr. Demento show, and puts on an utterly hilarious live show.

Opening Act: John Hone
Photo of John Hone
 

Folk Project member John Hone has been writing music since he was a kid. He has been an accompanist on guitar and cajon in various ensembles, both within and out of the Project, including “The Trainwrecks” with Dane Polledri. He performs his original songs and instrumentals solo and, co-written the song “Citizens Soldiers of Ukraine” to a fund-raising music release for Ukraine.

Gathering Time with Rob & Amy
Featured Act: Gathering Time
Photo of Gathering Time
 

Gathering Time is an internationally touring folk-rock harmony trio in the spirit of the ’60s, playing original, traditional and classic folk. Like a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, GT is known for their astute songwriting, accomplished musicianship, and stellar vocal blend. Their stage chemistry makes clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, yet their infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies. GT has two successive #1 and four top-5 albums on the FAI Folk DJ chart. After the retirement of original member Hillary Foxsong, veterans Stuart Markus and Gerry McKeveny have been joined by the accomplished performer Christine Sweeney, who is equally recognized for her vocals, guitar work, and songwriting.

Opening Act: Rob & Amy
Photo of Rob & Amy
 

Rob (Horowitz) & Amy (Kleiman) are relatively new Folk Project performing members. They do a tasteful collection of songs from the contemporary folk and Americana repertoire, as well as some Appalachian traditional and swing tunes. Amy does most of the singing, while Rob accompanies her with solid lead and rhythm guitar work and occasional vocal harmonies.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Amy Engelhardt with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Amy Engelhardt
Photo of Amy Engelhardt
 

Amy Engelhart is a brilliant, satirical, and uproariously funny songwriter with a killer voice. She was one of The Bobs, the Grammy-nominated acapella quartet. She has sung everything from Bach to rock in studios and stages with brilliants including Don Was, Neil Young, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Jill Sobule and Spinal Tap. You may get dizzy trying to keep up with her, but what a ride it’ll be!

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Tracy Grammer with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Tracy Grammer
Photo of Tracy Grammer
 

Tracy Grammer performs original songs and instrumentals, and pays homage to her late partner in life and song, Dave Carter, as well as other stellar contempory writers. She has become one of the staples of the contemporary folk scene with her sweet voice, unassuming and yet commanding stage presence, and great collection of songs.

Video: 49er
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Valentines Day Extravaganza

$12 admission includes special deserts

Photo of Valentines Day Extravaganza
 

It’s here, the night you’ve been waiting for! Back after a 3-year hiatus.  Please join us for this all-Folk Project show where FP members will perform songs celebrating the joys and woes of love. Many singers are backed by our 10 piece Valentine’s Day Big Boogie Band  or by the sophisticated  Jazz Trio of Frank Sole, Hen3ry Nerenberg and Todd Dennison. . Audience-composed “Messages from the Heart” and special desserts make this a night to remember! This evening is a FP fundraiser and a crowd pleaser. Please show up and join the fun! Snow date is Feb 10.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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.
The band features:

  • Musician and journalist Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, (guitar, cajon, and vocals) songwriter, member of Pepper & Sassafras, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and author of a Homespun Video series teaching his arrangements of classic Dead songs
  • Wendy Ramsay, (flute, clarinet, accordion & vocals) Songwriter and member of Pepper & Sassafras
  • Jefferson Hamer, (Guitar, mandolin, & vocals) Internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and records with Sarah Jarosz

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.

Featured Act: Heather Pierson
Photo of Heather Pierson
 

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. She effortlessly shifts from New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives. In addition to singing and playing piano, she also plays tenor banjo, melodica and guitar.  She is accompanied by Shawn Nadeau on bass and backup vocals.

Opening Act: Owen Walsh

Songwriter, Owen Walsh follows in the tradition of Americana folk music, in which lyrics are equal in importance to the melodies that bind them. He accompanies his songs impeccably with punchy and skillful fingerstyle guitar work. He’s performed all over the country, including Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Featured Act: David Roth
Photo of David Roth
 

In describing David Roth, Peter Yarrow (Of Peter, Paul, & Mary) writes, “With voices like his still singing, there’s a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted, and the dream still sung,” David has sung everywhere from headlining the Kerrville Folk Festival to presenting the National Anthem at a Chicago Bulls NBA game. He has great vocal chops, an engaging stage presence, and the ability to inspire a belief in a brighter future with his songs.

Opening Act: Erin Ash Sullivan

Erin Ash Sullivan writes wordy clever songs telling interesting stories about interesting people. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette describes her music as “delicate and evocative” with songs full of “nuance and emotional resonance.” She and her music have received numerous songwriting honors, including Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, Rose Garden Performing Songwriter competition (finalist), and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (finalist.)

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Kennedys with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: The Kennedys
Photo of The Kennedys
 

When not serving as Nanci Griffith’s backup band, The Kennedys have been joyfully rocking the folk world with their own unique brand of high-energy performance. It’s more than the powerful close-harmony singing. It’s more than the hot guitar work. It’s more than the driving rhythms and power chords. It’s the obvious chemistry between Pete and Maura Kennedy that is so charming and so contagious that the listener can’t help but grin and join in their fun.

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Culomba with Opening Act TBD

Those who’ve seen and liked Windborne will love Columba

Featured Act: Culomba
Photo of Culomba
 

Columba (“dove” in Corsican) is a professional vocal quintet specializing in close harmony folk singing. Our repertoire includes American folk traditions, music of Georgia (Eastern Europe), Corsica, and the Balkans, renaissance music, and original compositions. They sing mostly unaccompanied, but occasionally with acoustic instruments appropriate to the song. They’ve toured internationally and studied with masters of these traditions, bringing their eclectic specialties to this unique ensemble. The group is rooted in New England singing communities, such as Village Harmony, and passion for close harmony in all its forms.

Video: Croatia
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Chorus Song Night
 

Chorus Song Night is an evening of songs for you, the audience to sing.  A panel of four experienced songleaders will offer songs with choruses, some familiar, and others easily picked up, and songs that most folkies know already to one extent or the other.  We do this show unamplified so you can hear yourselves and each other as well as the songleaders on stage.  Raise your voices.  Add your harmonies.  If you like to sing, this is the night for you.

The songleaders:

  • Wendy Britton: Wendy Britton performed with The Britton Family as a kid, later touring the country with her sister, Ellen, as The Britton Sisters. Currently, she enjoys leading audiences in singing old favorites, such as Circle Game , Where Have All The Flowers Gone , and Blowing In The Wind, and others of that era.
  • Scott Rovner:  A veteran of more than 3 decades as a songleader and stage master at the fire circles at the Philadelphia Folk Festival campground.
  • Bob McParland: A singer-songwriter that still retains a great repertoire from the Crosby, Stills, Mitchell, and Garfunkel era and traditional folk songs.
  • Mike Agranoff:  Program Chairman of the Troubadour with a vast repertoire of chorus songs of all sorts, some original, some gleaned, some humorous, and some serious.
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Holiday Benefit Show with Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Featured Act: Holiday Benefit Show
 

The Folk Project will present our annual Holiday Show to benefit our gracious host, the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at Troubadour on December 16, beginning with caroling at 7:00 pm. We’ll feature holiday refreshments, decorations, and spirit, along with a slate of fine Project musicians and special guest performer Genevieve. As always, all net proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Fellowship. The suggested donation for general admission is $12, which includes refreshments. The show will be webcast; because it’s a benefit, we strongly encourage webcast viewers to make a comparable donation. We’re anticipating a great night of holiday-themed music, camaraderie, and…well…fellowship—all to benefit the Fellowship. Join us!

Opening Act: Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Photo of Special Guest Performer Genevieve
 
Troubadour Closed
Carla Ulbrich with John Hone

After two COVID-related postponements, neither of which was due to Carla herself being infected, we finally get to see Carla Ulbrich to close out the year.

Featured Act: Carla Ulbrich
 

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist with a rapier wit and a keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living. With a love of wordplay and some pretty fancy guitar chops, she creates songs on topics as diverse as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had the copyright on the ‘F’ Word. She is a longtime favorite on the Dr. Demento show, and puts on an utterly hilarious live show.

Opening Act: John Hone
Photo of John Hone
 

Folk Project member John Hone has been writing music since he was a kid. He has been an accompanist on guitar and cajon in various ensembles, both within and out of the Project, including “The Trainwrecks” with Dane Polledri. He performs his original songs and instrumentals solo and, co-written the song “Citizens Soldiers of Ukraine” to a fund-raising music release for Ukraine.

Gathering Time with Rob & Amy
Featured Act: Gathering Time
 

Gathering Time is an internationally touring folk-rock harmony trio in the spirit of the ’60s, playing original, traditional and classic folk. Like a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, GT is known for their astute songwriting, accomplished musicianship, and stellar vocal blend. Their stage chemistry makes clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, yet their infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies. GT has two successive #1 and four top-5 albums on the FAI Folk DJ chart. After the retirement of original member Hillary Foxsong, veterans Stuart Markus and Gerry McKeveny have been joined by the accomplished performer Christine Sweeney, who is equally recognized for her vocals, guitar work, and songwriting.

Opening Act: Rob & Amy
Photo of Rob & Amy
 

Rob (Horowitz) & Amy (Kleiman) are relatively new Folk Project performing members. They do a tasteful collection of songs from the contemporary folk and Americana repertoire, as well as some Appalachian traditional and swing tunes. Amy does most of the singing, while Rob accompanies her with solid lead and rhythm guitar work and occasional vocal harmonies.

 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Amy Engelhardt with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Amy Engelhardt
 

Amy Engelhart is a brilliant, satirical, and uproariously funny songwriter with a killer voice. She was one of The Bobs, the Grammy-nominated acapella quartet. She has sung everything from Bach to rock in studios and stages with brilliants including Don Was, Neil Young, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Jill Sobule and Spinal Tap. You may get dizzy trying to keep up with her, but what a ride it’ll be!

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Tracy Grammer with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Tracy Grammer
 

Tracy Grammer performs original songs and instrumentals, and pays homage to her late partner in life and song, Dave Carter, as well as other stellar contempory writers. She has become one of the staples of the contemporary folk scene with her sweet voice, unassuming and yet commanding stage presence, and great collection of songs.

Video: 49er
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Valentines Day Extravaganza

$12 admission includes special deserts

 

It’s here, the night you’ve been waiting for! Back after a 3-year hiatus.  Please join us for this all-Folk Project show where FP members will perform songs celebrating the joys and woes of love. Many singers are backed by our 10 piece Valentine’s Day Big Boogie Band  or by the sophisticated  Jazz Trio of Frank Sole, Hen3ry Nerenberg and Todd Dennison. . Audience-composed “Messages from the Heart” and special desserts make this a night to remember! This evening is a FP fundraiser and a crowd pleaser. Please show up and join the fun! Snow date is Feb 10.

 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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.
The band features:

  • Musician and journalist Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, (guitar, cajon, and vocals) songwriter, member of Pepper & Sassafras, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and author of a Homespun Video series teaching his arrangements of classic Dead songs
  • Wendy Ramsay, (flute, clarinet, accordion & vocals) Songwriter and member of Pepper & Sassafras
  • Jefferson Hamer, (Guitar, mandolin, & vocals) Internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and records with Sarah Jarosz

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.

Featured Act: Heather Pierson
 

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. She effortlessly shifts from New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives. In addition to singing and playing piano, she also plays tenor banjo, melodica and guitar.  She is accompanied by Shawn Nadeau on bass and backup vocals.

Opening Act: Owen Walsh

Songwriter, Owen Walsh follows in the tradition of Americana folk music, in which lyrics are equal in importance to the melodies that bind them. He accompanies his songs impeccably with punchy and skillful fingerstyle guitar work. He’s performed all over the country, including Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Featured Act: David Roth
 

In describing David Roth, Peter Yarrow (Of Peter, Paul, & Mary) writes, “With voices like his still singing, there’s a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted, and the dream still sung,” David has sung everywhere from headlining the Kerrville Folk Festival to presenting the National Anthem at a Chicago Bulls NBA game. He has great vocal chops, an engaging stage presence, and the ability to inspire a belief in a brighter future with his songs.

Opening Act: Erin Ash Sullivan

Erin Ash Sullivan writes wordy clever songs telling interesting stories about interesting people. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette describes her music as “delicate and evocative” with songs full of “nuance and emotional resonance.” She and her music have received numerous songwriting honors, including Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, Rose Garden Performing Songwriter competition (finalist), and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (finalist.)

 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Kennedys with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: The Kennedys
 

When not serving as Nanci Griffith’s backup band, The Kennedys have been joyfully rocking the folk world with their own unique brand of high-energy performance. It’s more than the powerful close-harmony singing. It’s more than the hot guitar work. It’s more than the driving rhythms and power chords. It’s the obvious chemistry between Pete and Maura Kennedy that is so charming and so contagious that the listener can’t help but grin and join in their fun.

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Culomba with Opening Act TBD

Those who’ve seen and liked Windborne will love Columba

Featured Act: Culomba
 

Columba (“dove” in Corsican) is a professional vocal quintet specializing in close harmony folk singing. Our repertoire includes American folk traditions, music of Georgia (Eastern Europe), Corsica, and the Balkans, renaissance music, and original compositions. They sing mostly unaccompanied, but occasionally with acoustic instruments appropriate to the song. They’ve toured internationally and studied with masters of these traditions, bringing their eclectic specialties to this unique ensemble. The group is rooted in New England singing communities, such as Village Harmony, and passion for close harmony in all its forms.

Video: Croatia
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Chorus Song Night
Photo of Chorus Song Night
 

Chorus Song Night is an evening of songs for you, the audience to sing.  A panel of four experienced songleaders will offer songs with choruses, some familiar, and others easily picked up, and songs that most folkies know already to one extent or the other.  We do this show unamplified so you can hear yourselves and each other as well as the songleaders on stage.  Raise your voices.  Add your harmonies.  If you like to sing, this is the night for you.

The songleaders:

  • Wendy Britton: Wendy Britton performed with The Britton Family as a kid, later touring the country with her sister, Ellen, as The Britton Sisters. Currently, she enjoys leading audiences in singing old favorites, such as Circle Game , Where Have All The Flowers Gone , and Blowing In The Wind, and others of that era.
  • Scott Rovner:  A veteran of more than 3 decades as a songleader and stage master at the fire circles at the Philadelphia Folk Festival campground.
  • Bob McParland: A singer-songwriter that still retains a great repertoire from the Crosby, Stills, Mitchell, and Garfunkel era and traditional folk songs.
  • Mike Agranoff:  Program Chairman of the Troubadour with a vast repertoire of chorus songs of all sorts, some original, some gleaned, some humorous, and some serious.
Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Holiday Benefit Show with Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Featured Act: Holiday Benefit Show
Photo of Holiday Benefit Show
 

The Folk Project will present our annual Holiday Show to benefit our gracious host, the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at Troubadour on December 16, beginning with caroling at 7:00 pm. We’ll feature holiday refreshments, decorations, and spirit, along with a slate of fine Project musicians and special guest performer Genevieve. As always, all net proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Fellowship. The suggested donation for general admission is $12, which includes refreshments. The show will be webcast; because it’s a benefit, we strongly encourage webcast viewers to make a comparable donation. We’re anticipating a great night of holiday-themed music, camaraderie, and…well…fellowship—all to benefit the Fellowship. Join us!

Opening Act: Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Photo of Special Guest Performer Genevieve
 
Troubadour Closed
Carla Ulbrich with John Hone

After two COVID-related postponements, neither of which was due to Carla herself being infected, we finally get to see Carla Ulbrich to close out the year.

Featured Act: Carla Ulbrich
Photo of Carla Ulbrich
 

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist with a rapier wit and a keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living. With a love of wordplay and some pretty fancy guitar chops, she creates songs on topics as diverse as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had the copyright on the ‘F’ Word. She is a longtime favorite on the Dr. Demento show, and puts on an utterly hilarious live show.

Opening Act: John Hone
Photo of John Hone
 

Folk Project member John Hone has been writing music since he was a kid. He has been an accompanist on guitar and cajon in various ensembles, both within and out of the Project, including “The Trainwrecks” with Dane Polledri. He performs his original songs and instrumentals solo and, co-written the song “Citizens Soldiers of Ukraine” to a fund-raising music release for Ukraine.

Gathering Time with Rob & Amy
Featured Act: Gathering Time
Photo of Gathering Time
 

Gathering Time is an internationally touring folk-rock harmony trio in the spirit of the ’60s, playing original, traditional and classic folk. Like a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, GT is known for their astute songwriting, accomplished musicianship, and stellar vocal blend. Their stage chemistry makes clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, yet their infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies. GT has two successive #1 and four top-5 albums on the FAI Folk DJ chart. After the retirement of original member Hillary Foxsong, veterans Stuart Markus and Gerry McKeveny have been joined by the accomplished performer Christine Sweeney, who is equally recognized for her vocals, guitar work, and songwriting.

Opening Act: Rob & Amy
Photo of Rob & Amy
 

Rob (Horowitz) & Amy (Kleiman) are relatively new Folk Project performing members. They do a tasteful collection of songs from the contemporary folk and Americana repertoire, as well as some Appalachian traditional and swing tunes. Amy does most of the singing, while Rob accompanies her with solid lead and rhythm guitar work and occasional vocal harmonies.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Amy Engelhardt with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Amy Engelhardt
Photo of Amy Engelhardt
 

Amy Engelhart is a brilliant, satirical, and uproariously funny songwriter with a killer voice. She was one of The Bobs, the Grammy-nominated acapella quartet. She has sung everything from Bach to rock in studios and stages with brilliants including Don Was, Neil Young, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Jill Sobule and Spinal Tap. You may get dizzy trying to keep up with her, but what a ride it’ll be!

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Tracy Grammer with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Tracy Grammer
Photo of Tracy Grammer
 

Tracy Grammer performs original songs and instrumentals, and pays homage to her late partner in life and song, Dave Carter, as well as other stellar contempory writers. She has become one of the staples of the contemporary folk scene with her sweet voice, unassuming and yet commanding stage presence, and great collection of songs.

Video: 49er
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Valentines Day Extravaganza

$12 admission includes special deserts

Photo of Valentines Day Extravaganza
 

It’s here, the night you’ve been waiting for! Back after a 3-year hiatus.  Please join us for this all-Folk Project show where FP members will perform songs celebrating the joys and woes of love. Many singers are backed by our 10 piece Valentine’s Day Big Boogie Band  or by the sophisticated  Jazz Trio of Frank Sole, Hen3ry Nerenberg and Todd Dennison. . Audience-composed “Messages from the Heart” and special desserts make this a night to remember! This evening is a FP fundraiser and a crowd pleaser. Please show up and join the fun! Snow date is Feb 10.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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.
The band features:

  • Musician and journalist Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, (guitar, cajon, and vocals) songwriter, member of Pepper & Sassafras, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and author of a Homespun Video series teaching his arrangements of classic Dead songs
  • Wendy Ramsay, (flute, clarinet, accordion & vocals) Songwriter and member of Pepper & Sassafras
  • Jefferson Hamer, (Guitar, mandolin, & vocals) Internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and records with Sarah Jarosz

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.

Featured Act: Heather Pierson
Photo of Heather Pierson
 

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. She effortlessly shifts from New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives. In addition to singing and playing piano, she also plays tenor banjo, melodica and guitar.  She is accompanied by Shawn Nadeau on bass and backup vocals.

Opening Act: Owen Walsh

Songwriter, Owen Walsh follows in the tradition of Americana folk music, in which lyrics are equal in importance to the melodies that bind them. He accompanies his songs impeccably with punchy and skillful fingerstyle guitar work. He’s performed all over the country, including Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Featured Act: David Roth
Photo of David Roth
 

In describing David Roth, Peter Yarrow (Of Peter, Paul, & Mary) writes, “With voices like his still singing, there’s a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted, and the dream still sung,” David has sung everywhere from headlining the Kerrville Folk Festival to presenting the National Anthem at a Chicago Bulls NBA game. He has great vocal chops, an engaging stage presence, and the ability to inspire a belief in a brighter future with his songs.

Opening Act: Erin Ash Sullivan

Erin Ash Sullivan writes wordy clever songs telling interesting stories about interesting people. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette describes her music as “delicate and evocative” with songs full of “nuance and emotional resonance.” She and her music have received numerous songwriting honors, including Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, Rose Garden Performing Songwriter competition (finalist), and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (finalist.)

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Kennedys with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: The Kennedys
Photo of The Kennedys
 

When not serving as Nanci Griffith’s backup band, The Kennedys have been joyfully rocking the folk world with their own unique brand of high-energy performance. It’s more than the powerful close-harmony singing. It’s more than the hot guitar work. It’s more than the driving rhythms and power chords. It’s the obvious chemistry between Pete and Maura Kennedy that is so charming and so contagious that the listener can’t help but grin and join in their fun.

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Culomba with Opening Act TBD

Those who’ve seen and liked Windborne will love Columba

Featured Act: Culomba
Photo of Culomba
 

Columba (“dove” in Corsican) is a professional vocal quintet specializing in close harmony folk singing. Our repertoire includes American folk traditions, music of Georgia (Eastern Europe), Corsica, and the Balkans, renaissance music, and original compositions. They sing mostly unaccompanied, but occasionally with acoustic instruments appropriate to the song. They’ve toured internationally and studied with masters of these traditions, bringing their eclectic specialties to this unique ensemble. The group is rooted in New England singing communities, such as Village Harmony, and passion for close harmony in all its forms.

Video: Croatia
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Chorus Song Night
Photo of Chorus Song Night
 

Chorus Song Night is an evening of songs for you, the audience to sing.  A panel of four experienced songleaders will offer songs with choruses, some familiar, and others easily picked up, and songs that most folkies know already to one extent or the other.  We do this show unamplified so you can hear yourselves and each other as well as the songleaders on stage.  Raise your voices.  Add your harmonies.  If you like to sing, this is the night for you.

The songleaders:

  • Wendy Britton: Wendy Britton performed with The Britton Family as a kid, later touring the country with her sister, Ellen, as The Britton Sisters. Currently, she enjoys leading audiences in singing old favorites, such as Circle Game , Where Have All The Flowers Gone , and Blowing In The Wind, and others of that era.
  • Scott Rovner:  A veteran of more than 3 decades as a songleader and stage master at the fire circles at the Philadelphia Folk Festival campground.
  • Bob McParland: A singer-songwriter that still retains a great repertoire from the Crosby, Stills, Mitchell, and Garfunkel era and traditional folk songs.
  • Mike Agranoff:  Program Chairman of the Troubadour with a vast repertoire of chorus songs of all sorts, some original, some gleaned, some humorous, and some serious.
Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Holiday Benefit Show with Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Featured Act: Holiday Benefit Show
Photo of Holiday Benefit Show
 

The Folk Project will present our annual Holiday Show to benefit our gracious host, the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at Troubadour on December 16, beginning with caroling at 7:00 pm. We’ll feature holiday refreshments, decorations, and spirit, along with a slate of fine Project musicians and special guest performer Genevieve. As always, all net proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Fellowship. The suggested donation for general admission is $12, which includes refreshments. The show will be webcast; because it’s a benefit, we strongly encourage webcast viewers to make a comparable donation. We’re anticipating a great night of holiday-themed music, camaraderie, and…well…fellowship—all to benefit the Fellowship. Join us!

Opening Act: Special Guest Performer Genevieve
Photo of Special Guest Performer Genevieve
 
Troubadour Closed
Carla Ulbrich with John Hone

After two COVID-related postponements, neither of which was due to Carla herself being infected, we finally get to see Carla Ulbrich to close out the year.

Featured Act: Carla Ulbrich
Photo of Carla Ulbrich
 

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist with a rapier wit and a keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living. With a love of wordplay and some pretty fancy guitar chops, she creates songs on topics as diverse as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had the copyright on the ‘F’ Word. She is a longtime favorite on the Dr. Demento show, and puts on an utterly hilarious live show.

Opening Act: John Hone
Photo of John Hone
 

Folk Project member John Hone has been writing music since he was a kid. He has been an accompanist on guitar and cajon in various ensembles, both within and out of the Project, including “The Trainwrecks” with Dane Polledri. He performs his original songs and instrumentals solo and, co-written the song “Citizens Soldiers of Ukraine” to a fund-raising music release for Ukraine.

Gathering Time with Rob & Amy
Featured Act: Gathering Time
Photo of Gathering Time
 

Gathering Time is an internationally touring folk-rock harmony trio in the spirit of the ’60s, playing original, traditional and classic folk. Like a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, GT is known for their astute songwriting, accomplished musicianship, and stellar vocal blend. Their stage chemistry makes clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, yet their infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies. GT has two successive #1 and four top-5 albums on the FAI Folk DJ chart. After the retirement of original member Hillary Foxsong, veterans Stuart Markus and Gerry McKeveny have been joined by the accomplished performer Christine Sweeney, who is equally recognized for her vocals, guitar work, and songwriting.

Opening Act: Rob & Amy
Photo of Rob & Amy
 

Rob (Horowitz) & Amy (Kleiman) are relatively new Folk Project performing members. They do a tasteful collection of songs from the contemporary folk and Americana repertoire, as well as some Appalachian traditional and swing tunes. Amy does most of the singing, while Rob accompanies her with solid lead and rhythm guitar work and occasional vocal harmonies.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Amy Engelhardt with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Amy Engelhardt
Photo of Amy Engelhardt
 

Amy Engelhart is a brilliant, satirical, and uproariously funny songwriter with a killer voice. She was one of The Bobs, the Grammy-nominated acapella quartet. She has sung everything from Bach to rock in studios and stages with brilliants including Don Was, Neil Young, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Jill Sobule and Spinal Tap. You may get dizzy trying to keep up with her, but what a ride it’ll be!

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Tracy Grammer with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: Tracy Grammer
Photo of Tracy Grammer
 

Tracy Grammer performs original songs and instrumentals, and pays homage to her late partner in life and song, Dave Carter, as well as other stellar contempory writers. She has become one of the staples of the contemporary folk scene with her sweet voice, unassuming and yet commanding stage presence, and great collection of songs.

Video: 49er
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Valentines Day Extravaganza

$12 admission includes special deserts

Photo of Valentines Day Extravaganza
 

It’s here, the night you’ve been waiting for! Back after a 3-year hiatus.  Please join us for this all-Folk Project show where FP members will perform songs celebrating the joys and woes of love. Many singers are backed by our 10 piece Valentine’s Day Big Boogie Band  or by the sophisticated  Jazz Trio of Frank Sole, Hen3ry Nerenberg and Todd Dennison. . Audience-composed “Messages from the Heart” and special desserts make this a night to remember! This evening is a FP fundraiser and a crowd pleaser. Please show up and join the fun! Snow date is Feb 10.

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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.
The band features:

  • Musician and journalist Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, (guitar, cajon, and vocals) songwriter, member of Pepper & Sassafras, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and author of a Homespun Video series teaching his arrangements of classic Dead songs
  • Wendy Ramsay, (flute, clarinet, accordion & vocals) Songwriter and member of Pepper & Sassafras
  • Jefferson Hamer, (Guitar, mandolin, & vocals) Internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and records with Sarah Jarosz

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.

Featured Act: Heather Pierson
Photo of Heather Pierson
 

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. She effortlessly shifts from New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives. In addition to singing and playing piano, she also plays tenor banjo, melodica and guitar.  She is accompanied by Shawn Nadeau on bass and backup vocals.

Opening Act: Owen Walsh

Songwriter, Owen Walsh follows in the tradition of Americana folk music, in which lyrics are equal in importance to the melodies that bind them. He accompanies his songs impeccably with punchy and skillful fingerstyle guitar work. He’s performed all over the country, including Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Featured Act: David Roth
Photo of David Roth
 

In describing David Roth, Peter Yarrow (Of Peter, Paul, & Mary) writes, “With voices like his still singing, there’s a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted, and the dream still sung,” David has sung everywhere from headlining the Kerrville Folk Festival to presenting the National Anthem at a Chicago Bulls NBA game. He has great vocal chops, an engaging stage presence, and the ability to inspire a belief in a brighter future with his songs.

Opening Act: Erin Ash Sullivan

Erin Ash Sullivan writes wordy clever songs telling interesting stories about interesting people. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette describes her music as “delicate and evocative” with songs full of “nuance and emotional resonance.” She and her music have received numerous songwriting honors, including Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, Rose Garden Performing Songwriter competition (finalist), and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (finalist.)

Photo of
 

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: $5 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Vaccinated children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Kennedys with Opening Act TBD
Featured Act: The Kennedys
Photo of The Kennedys
 

When not serving as Nanci Griffith’s backup band, The Kennedys have been joyfully rocking the folk world with their own unique brand of high-energy performance. It’s more than the powerful close-harmony singing. It’s more than the hot guitar work. It’s more than the driving rhythms and power chords. It’s the obvious chemistry between Pete and Maura Kennedy that is so charming and so contagious that the listener can’t help but grin and join in their fun.

Opening Act: Opening Act TBD
Culomba with Opening Act TBD

Those who’ve seen and liked Windborne will love Columba

Featured Act: Culomba
Photo of Culomba
 

Columba (“dove” in Corsican) is a professional vocal quintet specializing in close harmony folk singing. Our repertoire includes American folk traditions, music of Georgia (Eastern Europe), Corsica, and the Balkans, renaissance music, and original compositions. They sing mostly unaccompanied, but occasionally with acoustic instruments appropriate to the song. They’ve toured internationally and studied with masters of these traditions, bringing their eclectic specialties to this unique ensemble. The group is rooted in New England singing communities, such as Village Harmony, and passion for close harmony in all its forms.

Video: Croatia
Opening Act: Opening Act TBD