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 In-person 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.

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.

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, celebrating the Grateful Dead—with creative arrangements featuring unexpected instruments (clarinet, flute, Strumstick, accordion) and lush vocal harmonies. Interspersed with the music are clips from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

A Dead to the Core show is an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Grateful Dead music right down to the core.

The band:
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, and author of a best-selling video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of classic Grateful Dead songs.

Jefferson Hamer is an internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and his guitar work and vocals are featured on Sarah Jarosz’s Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite. Hamer’s Child Ballads album with Anaïs Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten folk releases of the year.

Wendy Sassafras Ramsay, Rodgers’ bandmate and duo partner (as Pepper and Sassafras), is a singer-songwriter and versatile multi-instrumentalist on clarinet, flute, accordion, and guitar. She also plays in the alternative rock band Starting Off Red.

Brendan Gosson is a fiddler and flatpick guitarist based in Buffalo. He currently plays with the roots band Folkfaces, Sean Peters Band, and Brian Thomas and the Strikes.

 

Au Fromage with The FLukes

NJ Uke Night

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

Featured Act: Au Fromage
Photo of Au Fromage
 

Au Fromage is a spectacle the likes of which can only be compared to the birth of a solar system. This hard-hitting swing duo will rip your socks off with their incredible talents and showmanship. Valentin Prince will dazzle you with his fast fingers and good looks, whilst Stu Kindle and his ukulele will seduce your ears into a vivacious dance. You do not want to miss Richmond’s hottest duo–Au Fromage.

Video: Caravan
Opening Act: The FLukes
Photo of The FLukes
 

What could be more fun than a uke? Three ukes!  Make that three FLukes.  Beth Bachmann, Bob Kammer, and Kevin Coughlin wring maximum joy from that minimal instrument. The FLukes capitalize the “F” and the “L” – you can fill in the blanks. They promise to keep their G strings attached. Beyond that, all bets are off.

Troubadour Closed
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: Stacia Thiel
Photo of Stacia Thiel
 

Americana singer-songwriter Stacia Thiel captivates audiences with a voice that is powerful and achingly beautiful; her songwriting revelatory and impassioned. As a formally-trained opera singer, she was born into a musical family in rural Wisconsin, and raised on an eclectic mix of styles, from her family’s barbershop quartet, to old-time country and ’60s folk. She has been performing and writing songs since childhood.  Stacia was selected as one of John Platt’s emerging artists. Her album Straight to the Middle entered the Top 20 of the Roots Americana Chart, and her single Sunny Days entered the Top 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: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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

Featured Act: Hubby Jenkins
Photo of Hubby Jenkins
 

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist, who shares his love and knowledge of old-time American music with the world.  He has delved deeply into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2010 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018 he was active in touring and recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens Band. Today he focuses on his solo performances, enlightening and entertaining audiences around the world.

Opening Act: Dennison & Donahue
Photo of Dennison & Donahue
 

Folk Project favorites Dennison & Donohue are the artistic merging of Annie Donohue, an outstanding singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice, and Todd Dennison, an exquisitely tasteful and intelligent guitarist. They combine traditional folk music and gospel with jazz influences to create a unique framework for Annie’s gorgeous melodies and soul-baring lyrics. Their performances touch audiences with introspection, joy, and an almost meditative flight to where meaning, feelings, and sound meet. Annie has a natural gift for conveying complex emotions with her simple, direct-to-the-heart vocal purity. Todd is a sensitive craftsman, whose complex arrangements provide a lush, but simple soundscape for Annie’s voice.

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: Alex Prezzano
Photo of Alex Prezzano
 

Alex Prezzano is a premier acoustic guitarist, songwriter, and composer. His range is extraordinary, his playing precise, and his arrangements inspiring. His repertoire ranges from the American Songbook classics like “Over the Rainbow” to a sparkling rendition of the Beatles “Ticket to Ride,” a longing version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a flashy piece from the Renaissance like “Canarios,” and a slew of wonderful originals. Alex is based in NYC and has performed in Broadway shows, and at beloved venues throughout NYC and North America. And he’s quite the singer, too. “All we can say is wow!”

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.

Split Bill: Buskin and Batteau and The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
Comedy Song Night features Buskin & Batteau and The April Fools!: Christine Lavin, John Forster & Carla Ulbrich – an awesome amalgam of some of the funniest people on earth. Individually, these award-winning performers have accomplished more on stage, television, radio, movies and recordings than imaginable. Collectively, they create an evening of uncontainable musical hysteria and laughter.
Photo of Buskin and Batteau
David Buskin and Robin Batteau

Buskin & Batteau run the gamut from topical irony to terminal silliness and their instrumental virtuosity, soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing prompts standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews.

Photo of The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
 
Christine Lavin is the Folk World’s long-reigning Queen of the Intelligently Absurd. She has an eye for the ironic and finds the absurd in the news and everyday life, then puts it into song. John Forster  has a twisted sense of humor, delightfully skewed view of the human condition, and prodigious skills as a pianist. Carla Ulbrich is a longtime favorite of Dr. Demento thanks to her rapier wit and keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living.

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

Photo of Guy Davis
 

While Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, his performances blend roots, blues, folk, rock, rap, spoken word, and world to address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles. His storytelling is sometimes painful, deep, and real, underlined by gentle tones from his guitar or banjo fingerpicking.

Video: Walk On
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

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

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

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: $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.

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, celebrating the Grateful Dead—with creative arrangements featuring unexpected instruments (clarinet, flute, Strumstick, accordion) and lush vocal harmonies. Interspersed with the music are clips from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

A Dead to the Core show is an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Grateful Dead music right down to the core.

The band:
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, and author of a best-selling video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of classic Grateful Dead songs.

Jefferson Hamer is an internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and his guitar work and vocals are featured on Sarah Jarosz’s Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite. Hamer’s Child Ballads album with Anaïs Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten folk releases of the year.

Wendy Sassafras Ramsay, Rodgers’ bandmate and duo partner (as Pepper and Sassafras), is a singer-songwriter and versatile multi-instrumentalist on clarinet, flute, accordion, and guitar. She also plays in the alternative rock band Starting Off Red.

Brendan Gosson is a fiddler and flatpick guitarist based in Buffalo. He currently plays with the roots band Folkfaces, Sean Peters Band, and Brian Thomas and the Strikes.

 

Au Fromage with The FLukes

NJ Uke Night

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

Featured Act: Au Fromage
Photo of Au Fromage
 

Au Fromage is a spectacle the likes of which can only be compared to the birth of a solar system. This hard-hitting swing duo will rip your socks off with their incredible talents and showmanship. Valentin Prince will dazzle you with his fast fingers and good looks, whilst Stu Kindle and his ukulele will seduce your ears into a vivacious dance. You do not want to miss Richmond’s hottest duo–Au Fromage.

Video: Caravan
Opening Act: The FLukes
Photo of The FLukes
 

What could be more fun than a uke? Three ukes!  Make that three FLukes.  Beth Bachmann, Bob Kammer, and Kevin Coughlin wring maximum joy from that minimal instrument. The FLukes capitalize the “F” and the “L” – you can fill in the blanks. They promise to keep their G strings attached. Beyond that, all bets are off.

Troubadour Closed
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: Stacia Thiel
Photo of Stacia Thiel
 

Americana singer-songwriter Stacia Thiel captivates audiences with a voice that is powerful and achingly beautiful; her songwriting revelatory and impassioned. As a formally-trained opera singer, she was born into a musical family in rural Wisconsin, and raised on an eclectic mix of styles, from her family’s barbershop quartet, to old-time country and ’60s folk. She has been performing and writing songs since childhood.  Stacia was selected as one of John Platt’s emerging artists. Her album Straight to the Middle entered the Top 20 of the Roots Americana Chart, and her single Sunny Days entered the Top 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: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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

Featured Act: Hubby Jenkins
Photo of Hubby Jenkins
 

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist, who shares his love and knowledge of old-time American music with the world.  He has delved deeply into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2010 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018 he was active in touring and recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens Band. Today he focuses on his solo performances, enlightening and entertaining audiences around the world.

Opening Act: Dennison & Donahue
Photo of Dennison & Donahue
 

Folk Project favorites Dennison & Donohue are the artistic merging of Annie Donohue, an outstanding singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice, and Todd Dennison, an exquisitely tasteful and intelligent guitarist. They combine traditional folk music and gospel with jazz influences to create a unique framework for Annie’s gorgeous melodies and soul-baring lyrics. Their performances touch audiences with introspection, joy, and an almost meditative flight to where meaning, feelings, and sound meet. Annie has a natural gift for conveying complex emotions with her simple, direct-to-the-heart vocal purity. Todd is a sensitive craftsman, whose complex arrangements provide a lush, but simple soundscape for Annie’s voice.

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: Alex Prezzano
Photo of Alex Prezzano
 

Alex Prezzano is a premier acoustic guitarist, songwriter, and composer. His range is extraordinary, his playing precise, and his arrangements inspiring. His repertoire ranges from the American Songbook classics like “Over the Rainbow” to a sparkling rendition of the Beatles “Ticket to Ride,” a longing version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a flashy piece from the Renaissance like “Canarios,” and a slew of wonderful originals. Alex is based in NYC and has performed in Broadway shows, and at beloved venues throughout NYC and North America. And he’s quite the singer, too. “All we can say is wow!”

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.

Split Bill: Buskin and Batteau and The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
Comedy Song Night features Buskin & Batteau and The April Fools!: Christine Lavin, John Forster & Carla Ulbrich – an awesome amalgam of some of the funniest people on earth. Individually, these award-winning performers have accomplished more on stage, television, radio, movies and recordings than imaginable. Collectively, they create an evening of uncontainable musical hysteria and laughter.
Photo of Buskin and Batteau
David Buskin and Robin Batteau

Buskin & Batteau run the gamut from topical irony to terminal silliness and their instrumental virtuosity, soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing prompts standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews.

Photo of The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
 
Christine Lavin is the Folk World’s long-reigning Queen of the Intelligently Absurd. She has an eye for the ironic and finds the absurd in the news and everyday life, then puts it into song. John Forster  has a twisted sense of humor, delightfully skewed view of the human condition, and prodigious skills as a pianist. Carla Ulbrich is a longtime favorite of Dr. Demento thanks to her rapier wit and keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living.

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

Photo of Guy Davis
 

While Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, his performances blend roots, blues, folk, rock, rap, spoken word, and world to address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles. His storytelling is sometimes painful, deep, and real, underlined by gentle tones from his guitar or banjo fingerpicking.

Video: Walk On
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

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

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

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: $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.

No opening act this week.

 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, celebrating the Grateful Dead—with creative arrangements featuring unexpected instruments (clarinet, flute, Strumstick, accordion) and lush vocal harmonies. Interspersed with the music are clips from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

A Dead to the Core show is an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Grateful Dead music right down to the core.

The band:
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, and author of a best-selling video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of classic Grateful Dead songs.

Jefferson Hamer is an internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and his guitar work and vocals are featured on Sarah Jarosz’s Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite. Hamer’s Child Ballads album with Anaïs Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten folk releases of the year.

Wendy Sassafras Ramsay, Rodgers’ bandmate and duo partner (as Pepper and Sassafras), is a singer-songwriter and versatile multi-instrumentalist on clarinet, flute, accordion, and guitar. She also plays in the alternative rock band Starting Off Red.

Brendan Gosson is a fiddler and flatpick guitarist based in Buffalo. He currently plays with the roots band Folkfaces, Sean Peters Band, and Brian Thomas and the Strikes.

 

Au Fromage with The FLukes

NJ Uke Night

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

Featured Act: Au Fromage
 

Au Fromage is a spectacle the likes of which can only be compared to the birth of a solar system. This hard-hitting swing duo will rip your socks off with their incredible talents and showmanship. Valentin Prince will dazzle you with his fast fingers and good looks, whilst Stu Kindle and his ukulele will seduce your ears into a vivacious dance. You do not want to miss Richmond’s hottest duo–Au Fromage.

Video: Caravan
Opening Act: The FLukes
Photo of The FLukes
 

What could be more fun than a uke? Three ukes!  Make that three FLukes.  Beth Bachmann, Bob Kammer, and Kevin Coughlin wring maximum joy from that minimal instrument. The FLukes capitalize the “F” and the “L” – you can fill in the blanks. They promise to keep their G strings attached. Beyond that, all bets are off.

Troubadour Closed
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: Stacia Thiel
Photo of Stacia Thiel
 

Americana singer-songwriter Stacia Thiel captivates audiences with a voice that is powerful and achingly beautiful; her songwriting revelatory and impassioned. As a formally-trained opera singer, she was born into a musical family in rural Wisconsin, and raised on an eclectic mix of styles, from her family’s barbershop quartet, to old-time country and ’60s folk. She has been performing and writing songs since childhood.  Stacia was selected as one of John Platt’s emerging artists. Her album Straight to the Middle entered the Top 20 of the Roots Americana Chart, and her single Sunny Days entered the Top 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: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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

Featured Act: Hubby Jenkins
 

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist, who shares his love and knowledge of old-time American music with the world.  He has delved deeply into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2010 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018 he was active in touring and recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens Band. Today he focuses on his solo performances, enlightening and entertaining audiences around the world.

Opening Act: Dennison & Donahue
Photo of Dennison & Donahue
 

Folk Project favorites Dennison & Donohue are the artistic merging of Annie Donohue, an outstanding singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice, and Todd Dennison, an exquisitely tasteful and intelligent guitarist. They combine traditional folk music and gospel with jazz influences to create a unique framework for Annie’s gorgeous melodies and soul-baring lyrics. Their performances touch audiences with introspection, joy, and an almost meditative flight to where meaning, feelings, and sound meet. Annie has a natural gift for conveying complex emotions with her simple, direct-to-the-heart vocal purity. Todd is a sensitive craftsman, whose complex arrangements provide a lush, but simple soundscape for Annie’s voice.

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: Alex Prezzano
Photo of Alex Prezzano
 

Alex Prezzano is a premier acoustic guitarist, songwriter, and composer. His range is extraordinary, his playing precise, and his arrangements inspiring. His repertoire ranges from the American Songbook classics like “Over the Rainbow” to a sparkling rendition of the Beatles “Ticket to Ride,” a longing version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a flashy piece from the Renaissance like “Canarios,” and a slew of wonderful originals. Alex is based in NYC and has performed in Broadway shows, and at beloved venues throughout NYC and North America. And he’s quite the singer, too. “All we can say is wow!”

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.

Split Bill: Buskin and Batteau and The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
Comedy Song Night features Buskin & Batteau and The April Fools!: Christine Lavin, John Forster & Carla Ulbrich – an awesome amalgam of some of the funniest people on earth. Individually, these award-winning performers have accomplished more on stage, television, radio, movies and recordings than imaginable. Collectively, they create an evening of uncontainable musical hysteria and laughter.
David Buskin and Robin Batteau

Buskin & Batteau run the gamut from topical irony to terminal silliness and their instrumental virtuosity, soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing prompts standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews.

Photo of The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
 
Christine Lavin is the Folk World’s long-reigning Queen of the Intelligently Absurd. She has an eye for the ironic and finds the absurd in the news and everyday life, then puts it into song. John Forster  has a twisted sense of humor, delightfully skewed view of the human condition, and prodigious skills as a pianist. Carla Ulbrich is a longtime favorite of Dr. Demento thanks to her rapier wit and keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living.

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

 

While Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, his performances blend roots, blues, folk, rock, rap, spoken word, and world to address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles. His storytelling is sometimes painful, deep, and real, underlined by gentle tones from his guitar or banjo fingerpicking.

Video: Walk On
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

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.

 

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.

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, celebrating the Grateful Dead—with creative arrangements featuring unexpected instruments (clarinet, flute, Strumstick, accordion) and lush vocal harmonies. Interspersed with the music are clips from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

A Dead to the Core show is an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Grateful Dead music right down to the core.

The band:
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, and author of a best-selling video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of classic Grateful Dead songs.

Jefferson Hamer is an internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and his guitar work and vocals are featured on Sarah Jarosz’s Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite. Hamer’s Child Ballads album with Anaïs Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten folk releases of the year.

Wendy Sassafras Ramsay, Rodgers’ bandmate and duo partner (as Pepper and Sassafras), is a singer-songwriter and versatile multi-instrumentalist on clarinet, flute, accordion, and guitar. She also plays in the alternative rock band Starting Off Red.

Brendan Gosson is a fiddler and flatpick guitarist based in Buffalo. He currently plays with the roots band Folkfaces, Sean Peters Band, and Brian Thomas and the Strikes.

 

Au Fromage with The FLukes

NJ Uke Night

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

Featured Act: Au Fromage
Photo of Au Fromage
 

Au Fromage is a spectacle the likes of which can only be compared to the birth of a solar system. This hard-hitting swing duo will rip your socks off with their incredible talents and showmanship. Valentin Prince will dazzle you with his fast fingers and good looks, whilst Stu Kindle and his ukulele will seduce your ears into a vivacious dance. You do not want to miss Richmond’s hottest duo–Au Fromage.

Video: Caravan
Opening Act: The FLukes
Photo of The FLukes
 

What could be more fun than a uke? Three ukes!  Make that three FLukes.  Beth Bachmann, Bob Kammer, and Kevin Coughlin wring maximum joy from that minimal instrument. The FLukes capitalize the “F” and the “L” – you can fill in the blanks. They promise to keep their G strings attached. Beyond that, all bets are off.

Troubadour Closed
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: Stacia Thiel
Photo of Stacia Thiel
 

Americana singer-songwriter Stacia Thiel captivates audiences with a voice that is powerful and achingly beautiful; her songwriting revelatory and impassioned. As a formally-trained opera singer, she was born into a musical family in rural Wisconsin, and raised on an eclectic mix of styles, from her family’s barbershop quartet, to old-time country and ’60s folk. She has been performing and writing songs since childhood.  Stacia was selected as one of John Platt’s emerging artists. Her album Straight to the Middle entered the Top 20 of the Roots Americana Chart, and her single Sunny Days entered the Top 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: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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

Featured Act: Hubby Jenkins
Photo of Hubby Jenkins
 

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist, who shares his love and knowledge of old-time American music with the world.  He has delved deeply into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2010 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018 he was active in touring and recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens Band. Today he focuses on his solo performances, enlightening and entertaining audiences around the world.

Opening Act: Dennison & Donahue
Photo of Dennison & Donahue
 

Folk Project favorites Dennison & Donohue are the artistic merging of Annie Donohue, an outstanding singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice, and Todd Dennison, an exquisitely tasteful and intelligent guitarist. They combine traditional folk music and gospel with jazz influences to create a unique framework for Annie’s gorgeous melodies and soul-baring lyrics. Their performances touch audiences with introspection, joy, and an almost meditative flight to where meaning, feelings, and sound meet. Annie has a natural gift for conveying complex emotions with her simple, direct-to-the-heart vocal purity. Todd is a sensitive craftsman, whose complex arrangements provide a lush, but simple soundscape for Annie’s voice.

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: Alex Prezzano
Photo of Alex Prezzano
 

Alex Prezzano is a premier acoustic guitarist, songwriter, and composer. His range is extraordinary, his playing precise, and his arrangements inspiring. His repertoire ranges from the American Songbook classics like “Over the Rainbow” to a sparkling rendition of the Beatles “Ticket to Ride,” a longing version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a flashy piece from the Renaissance like “Canarios,” and a slew of wonderful originals. Alex is based in NYC and has performed in Broadway shows, and at beloved venues throughout NYC and North America. And he’s quite the singer, too. “All we can say is wow!”

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.

Split Bill: Buskin and Batteau and The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
Comedy Song Night features Buskin & Batteau and The April Fools!: Christine Lavin, John Forster & Carla Ulbrich – an awesome amalgam of some of the funniest people on earth. Individually, these award-winning performers have accomplished more on stage, television, radio, movies and recordings than imaginable. Collectively, they create an evening of uncontainable musical hysteria and laughter.
Photo of Buskin and Batteau
David Buskin and Robin Batteau

Buskin & Batteau run the gamut from topical irony to terminal silliness and their instrumental virtuosity, soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing prompts standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews.

Photo of The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
 
Christine Lavin is the Folk World’s long-reigning Queen of the Intelligently Absurd. She has an eye for the ironic and finds the absurd in the news and everyday life, then puts it into song. John Forster  has a twisted sense of humor, delightfully skewed view of the human condition, and prodigious skills as a pianist. Carla Ulbrich is a longtime favorite of Dr. Demento thanks to her rapier wit and keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living.

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

Photo of Guy Davis
 

While Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, his performances blend roots, blues, folk, rock, rap, spoken word, and world to address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles. His storytelling is sometimes painful, deep, and real, underlined by gentle tones from his guitar or banjo fingerpicking.

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

Opening Act: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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
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The Black Feathers

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

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

Opening Act: The Maledictorians
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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
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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
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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.

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

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

No opening act this week.

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Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, celebrating the Grateful Dead—with creative arrangements featuring unexpected instruments (clarinet, flute, Strumstick, accordion) and lush vocal harmonies. Interspersed with the music are clips from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

A Dead to the Core show is an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Grateful Dead music right down to the core.

The band:
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, and author of a best-selling video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of classic Grateful Dead songs.

Jefferson Hamer is an internationally touring songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn. He performs with the Murphy Beds and Session Americana, and his guitar work and vocals are featured on Sarah Jarosz’s Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite. Hamer’s Child Ballads album with Anaïs Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten folk releases of the year.

Wendy Sassafras Ramsay, Rodgers’ bandmate and duo partner (as Pepper and Sassafras), is a singer-songwriter and versatile multi-instrumentalist on clarinet, flute, accordion, and guitar. She also plays in the alternative rock band Starting Off Red.

Brendan Gosson is a fiddler and flatpick guitarist based in Buffalo. He currently plays with the roots band Folkfaces, Sean Peters Band, and Brian Thomas and the Strikes.

 

Au Fromage with The FLukes

NJ Uke Night

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

Featured Act: Au Fromage
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Au Fromage is a spectacle the likes of which can only be compared to the birth of a solar system. This hard-hitting swing duo will rip your socks off with their incredible talents and showmanship. Valentin Prince will dazzle you with his fast fingers and good looks, whilst Stu Kindle and his ukulele will seduce your ears into a vivacious dance. You do not want to miss Richmond’s hottest duo–Au Fromage.

Video: Caravan
Opening Act: The FLukes
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What could be more fun than a uke? Three ukes!  Make that three FLukes.  Beth Bachmann, Bob Kammer, and Kevin Coughlin wring maximum joy from that minimal instrument. The FLukes capitalize the “F” and the “L” – you can fill in the blanks. They promise to keep their G strings attached. Beyond that, all bets are off.

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

Opening Act: Stacia Thiel
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Americana singer-songwriter Stacia Thiel captivates audiences with a voice that is powerful and achingly beautiful; her songwriting revelatory and impassioned. As a formally-trained opera singer, she was born into a musical family in rural Wisconsin, and raised on an eclectic mix of styles, from her family’s barbershop quartet, to old-time country and ’60s folk. She has been performing and writing songs since childhood.  Stacia was selected as one of John Platt’s emerging artists. Her album Straight to the Middle entered the Top 20 of the Roots Americana Chart, and her single Sunny Days entered the Top 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: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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

Featured Act: Hubby Jenkins
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Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist, who shares his love and knowledge of old-time American music with the world.  He has delved deeply into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2010 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018 he was active in touring and recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens Band. Today he focuses on his solo performances, enlightening and entertaining audiences around the world.

Opening Act: Dennison & Donahue
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Folk Project favorites Dennison & Donohue are the artistic merging of Annie Donohue, an outstanding singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice, and Todd Dennison, an exquisitely tasteful and intelligent guitarist. They combine traditional folk music and gospel with jazz influences to create a unique framework for Annie’s gorgeous melodies and soul-baring lyrics. Their performances touch audiences with introspection, joy, and an almost meditative flight to where meaning, feelings, and sound meet. Annie has a natural gift for conveying complex emotions with her simple, direct-to-the-heart vocal purity. Todd is a sensitive craftsman, whose complex arrangements provide a lush, but simple soundscape for Annie’s voice.

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

Opening Act: Alex Prezzano
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Alex Prezzano is a premier acoustic guitarist, songwriter, and composer. His range is extraordinary, his playing precise, and his arrangements inspiring. His repertoire ranges from the American Songbook classics like “Over the Rainbow” to a sparkling rendition of the Beatles “Ticket to Ride,” a longing version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a flashy piece from the Renaissance like “Canarios,” and a slew of wonderful originals. Alex is based in NYC and has performed in Broadway shows, and at beloved venues throughout NYC and North America. And he’s quite the singer, too. “All we can say is wow!”

TBD

Folk Project Members dress up funny and sing spooky songs.

Details to follow.

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

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

Split Bill: Buskin and Batteau and The April Fools! (Lavin, Forster & Ulbrich)
Comedy Song Night features Buskin & Batteau and The April Fools!: Christine Lavin, John Forster & Carla Ulbrich – an awesome amalgam of some of the funniest people on earth. Individually, these award-winning performers have accomplished more on stage, television, radio, movies and recordings than imaginable. Collectively, they create an evening of uncontainable musical hysteria and laughter.
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David Buskin and Robin Batteau

Buskin & Batteau run the gamut from topical irony to terminal silliness and their instrumental virtuosity, soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing prompts standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews.

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Christine Lavin is the Folk World’s long-reigning Queen of the Intelligently Absurd. She has an eye for the ironic and finds the absurd in the news and everyday life, then puts it into song. John Forster  has a twisted sense of humor, delightfully skewed view of the human condition, and prodigious skills as a pianist. Carla Ulbrich is a longtime favorite of Dr. Demento thanks to her rapier wit and keen observational eye for the absurdities of everyday living.

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

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While Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, his performances blend roots, blues, folk, rock, rap, spoken word, and world to address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles. His storytelling is sometimes painful, deep, and real, underlined by gentle tones from his guitar or banjo fingerpicking.

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

Opening Act: TBD

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

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

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

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

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