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: On May 31st, Troubadour is changing its admission price from $10 with a heavy emphasis on donations to a set $20 admission price / $15 for Members. Children 12 and under may attend free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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.

***  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
Photo of 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
 
Troubadour Closed

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.

The Black Feathers with The Maledictorians

***  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: The Maledictorians
Photo of The Maledictorians
 

The Maledictorians are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Little Falls, New Jersey. Their cover songs and originals walk on the “dimmer side of the street,” full of dynamics and haunting harmonies. Their influences include Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie, and Over the Rhine, but their creative arrangements reimagine the songs with a darker intent than their authors. You are invited into the melancholy world of the Maledictorians.

Featured Act: John Gorka
Photo of John Gorka
John Gorka

John Gorka is one of the outstanding singer-songwriters of his generation. He has released more than a dozen albums since 1987, has landed recently on the Billboard Folk Charts, and is recognized as preeminent performer and national touring treasure.

John’s lyrics are meaningful, sensitive, insightful, intelligent, and occasionally funny as all hell. His songs delve deeply into the heart and soul of himself and of his audience. His gritty, gospel-like baritone adds gravity and meaning both to his intimate, heart-wrenching songs, and to his more socially poignant ones.

The Boston Globe said, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Rolling Stone Magazine called John Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.”

The New York Times wrote that “Listening to John Gorka sing, one can get goose bumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunning emotional baritone, and his twisted humor.”

The Folk Project says, “Don’t miss this very special concert.”

Opening Act: Meg Beattie Patrick
Photo of Meg Beattie Patrick
 

Meg Beattie Patrick was raised in Manhattan, where she was inspired by a wide variety of musicians. She has a stellar voice, prodigious songwriting chops, wonderful skills on guitar and piano, and a winning stage presence. Audiences love and enjoy her.

Meg has written and performed in a wide variety genres including indie folk-rock, blues and jazz. She’s played in NYC, New Orleans, Montclair and North Jersey at dozens of concert series, nightclubs, cafes, clubs, radio stations, televisions, museums, and recording studios, including Café ZED, Music at The Mission, Outpost in the Burbs, Trumpets Jazz Club, and the Montclair Art Museum.

Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

$12 in-person admission includes birthday cake.

The Troubadour celebrates the 49th anniversary of its inaugural performance on July 25, 1975 with a show unique to the Folk Project, and one that only an organization such as ours could present.  The Project includes dozens of musicians and singers in its membership, we draw upon our own to comprise the performers in this show.  One month ago, all the members who wished to be in the show put their names into a common pool, and were combined into randomly selected duos and trios.  Each of those groups has worked up and will present one song on stage for the show.  It’s a celebration not only of our first show, but of our member performers, and our creed that everyone’s music is of value.  It’s our party, and you’re invited.  $12 admission includes birthday cake.

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

***  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
Photo of 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
 
Troubadour Closed

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.

The Black Feathers with The Maledictorians

***  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: The Maledictorians
Photo of The Maledictorians
 

The Maledictorians are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Little Falls, New Jersey. Their cover songs and originals walk on the “dimmer side of the street,” full of dynamics and haunting harmonies. Their influences include Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie, and Over the Rhine, but their creative arrangements reimagine the songs with a darker intent than their authors. You are invited into the melancholy world of the Maledictorians.

Featured Act: John Gorka
Photo of John Gorka
John Gorka

John Gorka is one of the outstanding singer-songwriters of his generation. He has released more than a dozen albums since 1987, has landed recently on the Billboard Folk Charts, and is recognized as preeminent performer and national touring treasure.

John’s lyrics are meaningful, sensitive, insightful, intelligent, and occasionally funny as all hell. His songs delve deeply into the heart and soul of himself and of his audience. His gritty, gospel-like baritone adds gravity and meaning both to his intimate, heart-wrenching songs, and to his more socially poignant ones.

The Boston Globe said, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Rolling Stone Magazine called John Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.”

The New York Times wrote that “Listening to John Gorka sing, one can get goose bumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunning emotional baritone, and his twisted humor.”

The Folk Project says, “Don’t miss this very special concert.”

Opening Act: Meg Beattie Patrick
Photo of Meg Beattie Patrick
 

Meg Beattie Patrick was raised in Manhattan, where she was inspired by a wide variety of musicians. She has a stellar voice, prodigious songwriting chops, wonderful skills on guitar and piano, and a winning stage presence. Audiences love and enjoy her.

Meg has written and performed in a wide variety genres including indie folk-rock, blues and jazz. She’s played in NYC, New Orleans, Montclair and North Jersey at dozens of concert series, nightclubs, cafes, clubs, radio stations, televisions, museums, and recording studios, including Café ZED, Music at The Mission, Outpost in the Burbs, Trumpets Jazz Club, and the Montclair Art Museum.

Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

$12 in-person admission includes birthday cake.

The Troubadour celebrates the 49th anniversary of its inaugural performance on July 25, 1975 with a show unique to the Folk Project, and one that only an organization such as ours could present.  The Project includes dozens of musicians and singers in its membership, we draw upon our own to comprise the performers in this show.  One month ago, all the members who wished to be in the show put their names into a common pool, and were combined into randomly selected duos and trios.  Each of those groups has worked up and will present one song on stage for the show.  It’s a celebration not only of our first show, but of our member performers, and our creed that everyone’s music is of value.  It’s our party, and you’re invited.  $12 admission includes birthday cake.

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

***  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
Photo of 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

 
Troubadour Closed

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.

The Black Feathers with The Maledictorians

***  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: The Maledictorians
Photo of The Maledictorians
 

The Maledictorians are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Little Falls, New Jersey. Their cover songs and originals walk on the “dimmer side of the street,” full of dynamics and haunting harmonies. Their influences include Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie, and Over the Rhine, but their creative arrangements reimagine the songs with a darker intent than their authors. You are invited into the melancholy world of the Maledictorians.

Featured Act: John Gorka
John Gorka

John Gorka is one of the outstanding singer-songwriters of his generation. He has released more than a dozen albums since 1987, has landed recently on the Billboard Folk Charts, and is recognized as preeminent performer and national touring treasure.

John’s lyrics are meaningful, sensitive, insightful, intelligent, and occasionally funny as all hell. His songs delve deeply into the heart and soul of himself and of his audience. His gritty, gospel-like baritone adds gravity and meaning both to his intimate, heart-wrenching songs, and to his more socially poignant ones.

The Boston Globe said, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Rolling Stone Magazine called John Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.”

The New York Times wrote that “Listening to John Gorka sing, one can get goose bumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunning emotional baritone, and his twisted humor.”

The Folk Project says, “Don’t miss this very special concert.”

Opening Act: Meg Beattie Patrick
Photo of Meg Beattie Patrick
 

Meg Beattie Patrick was raised in Manhattan, where she was inspired by a wide variety of musicians. She has a stellar voice, prodigious songwriting chops, wonderful skills on guitar and piano, and a winning stage presence. Audiences love and enjoy her.

Meg has written and performed in a wide variety genres including indie folk-rock, blues and jazz. She’s played in NYC, New Orleans, Montclair and North Jersey at dozens of concert series, nightclubs, cafes, clubs, radio stations, televisions, museums, and recording studios, including Café ZED, Music at The Mission, Outpost in the Burbs, Trumpets Jazz Club, and the Montclair Art Museum.

Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

$12 in-person admission includes birthday cake.

The Troubadour celebrates the 49th anniversary of its inaugural performance on July 25, 1975 with a show unique to the Folk Project, and one that only an organization such as ours could present.  The Project includes dozens of musicians and singers in its membership, we draw upon our own to comprise the performers in this show.  One month ago, all the members who wished to be in the show put their names into a common pool, and were combined into randomly selected duos and trios.  Each of those groups has worked up and will present one song on stage for the show.  It’s a celebration not only of our first show, but of our member performers, and our creed that everyone’s music is of value.  It’s our party, and you’re invited.  $12 admission includes birthday cake.

 

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

***  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
Photo of 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
 
Troubadour Closed

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.

The Black Feathers with The Maledictorians

***  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: The Maledictorians
Photo of The Maledictorians
 

The Maledictorians are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Little Falls, New Jersey. Their cover songs and originals walk on the “dimmer side of the street,” full of dynamics and haunting harmonies. Their influences include Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie, and Over the Rhine, but their creative arrangements reimagine the songs with a darker intent than their authors. You are invited into the melancholy world of the Maledictorians.

Featured Act: John Gorka
Photo of John Gorka
John Gorka

John Gorka is one of the outstanding singer-songwriters of his generation. He has released more than a dozen albums since 1987, has landed recently on the Billboard Folk Charts, and is recognized as preeminent performer and national touring treasure.

John’s lyrics are meaningful, sensitive, insightful, intelligent, and occasionally funny as all hell. His songs delve deeply into the heart and soul of himself and of his audience. His gritty, gospel-like baritone adds gravity and meaning both to his intimate, heart-wrenching songs, and to his more socially poignant ones.

The Boston Globe said, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Rolling Stone Magazine called John Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.”

The New York Times wrote that “Listening to John Gorka sing, one can get goose bumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunning emotional baritone, and his twisted humor.”

The Folk Project says, “Don’t miss this very special concert.”

Opening Act: Meg Beattie Patrick
Photo of Meg Beattie Patrick
 

Meg Beattie Patrick was raised in Manhattan, where she was inspired by a wide variety of musicians. She has a stellar voice, prodigious songwriting chops, wonderful skills on guitar and piano, and a winning stage presence. Audiences love and enjoy her.

Meg has written and performed in a wide variety genres including indie folk-rock, blues and jazz. She’s played in NYC, New Orleans, Montclair and North Jersey at dozens of concert series, nightclubs, cafes, clubs, radio stations, televisions, museums, and recording studios, including Café ZED, Music at The Mission, Outpost in the Burbs, Trumpets Jazz Club, and the Montclair Art Museum.

Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

$12 in-person admission includes birthday cake.

The Troubadour celebrates the 49th anniversary of its inaugural performance on July 25, 1975 with a show unique to the Folk Project, and one that only an organization such as ours could present.  The Project includes dozens of musicians and singers in its membership, we draw upon our own to comprise the performers in this show.  One month ago, all the members who wished to be in the show put their names into a common pool, and were combined into randomly selected duos and trios.  Each of those groups has worked up and will present one song on stage for the show.  It’s a celebration not only of our first show, but of our member performers, and our creed that everyone’s music is of value.  It’s our party, and you’re invited.  $12 admission includes birthday cake.

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

***  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
Photo of 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
 
Troubadour Closed

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.

The Black Feathers with The Maledictorians

***  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: The Maledictorians
Photo of The Maledictorians
 

The Maledictorians are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Little Falls, New Jersey. Their cover songs and originals walk on the “dimmer side of the street,” full of dynamics and haunting harmonies. Their influences include Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie, and Over the Rhine, but their creative arrangements reimagine the songs with a darker intent than their authors. You are invited into the melancholy world of the Maledictorians.

Featured Act: John Gorka
Photo of John Gorka
John Gorka

John Gorka is one of the outstanding singer-songwriters of his generation. He has released more than a dozen albums since 1987, has landed recently on the Billboard Folk Charts, and is recognized as preeminent performer and national touring treasure.

John’s lyrics are meaningful, sensitive, insightful, intelligent, and occasionally funny as all hell. His songs delve deeply into the heart and soul of himself and of his audience. His gritty, gospel-like baritone adds gravity and meaning both to his intimate, heart-wrenching songs, and to his more socially poignant ones.

The Boston Globe said, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Rolling Stone Magazine called John Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.”

The New York Times wrote that “Listening to John Gorka sing, one can get goose bumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunning emotional baritone, and his twisted humor.”

The Folk Project says, “Don’t miss this very special concert.”

Opening Act: Meg Beattie Patrick
Photo of Meg Beattie Patrick
 

Meg Beattie Patrick was raised in Manhattan, where she was inspired by a wide variety of musicians. She has a stellar voice, prodigious songwriting chops, wonderful skills on guitar and piano, and a winning stage presence. Audiences love and enjoy her.

Meg has written and performed in a wide variety genres including indie folk-rock, blues and jazz. She’s played in NYC, New Orleans, Montclair and North Jersey at dozens of concert series, nightclubs, cafes, clubs, radio stations, televisions, museums, and recording studios, including Café ZED, Music at The Mission, Outpost in the Burbs, Trumpets Jazz Club, and the Montclair Art Museum.

Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

$12 in-person admission includes birthday cake.

The Troubadour celebrates the 49th anniversary of its inaugural performance on July 25, 1975 with a show unique to the Folk Project, and one that only an organization such as ours could present.  The Project includes dozens of musicians and singers in its membership, we draw upon our own to comprise the performers in this show.  One month ago, all the members who wished to be in the show put their names into a common pool, and were combined into randomly selected duos and trios.  Each of those groups has worked up and will present one song on stage for the show.  It’s a celebration not only of our first show, but of our member performers, and our creed that everyone’s music is of value.  It’s our party, and you’re invited.  $12 admission includes birthday cake.

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