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  • The Minstrel is a concert series run by the Folk Project, a non-profit folk music and arts organization. We use the facilities of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ. We hold shows every Friday, year round, and the second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. The music we present is "folk" music in its broadest sense. That is, in addition to traditional American and ethnic "folk" music (in its purist definition), we welcome music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters, and other types of music more folkie in attitude than in content. Shows start at 7:30 PM; dress is casual. We serve coffee, teas, and baked goods. There is no alcohol or tobacco on the premises. Admission is inexpensive; on our regular Friday concerts we ask $10.00 on your way in, plus the rest of what you thought the show was really worth on your way out. This additional amount goes to supplement what we pay the feature performer. All tickets are sold at the door. No advance sales or reservations are necessary.

  • Natalie Gelman Gratitude Show

    Sat Nov 25th 4:00 EST -

    "Sunny and Soulful" - The Huffington Post // “Simply Terrific” 4/4 stars - The New York Post // "Gelman is the poster-girl for the solo, storytelling singer-songwriter. ...this performer will likely always have a captive audience." - Music Connection // Raised in the old West Village, NYC stomping ground of songwriting greats, Natalie Gelman grew up amidst artists and true bohemians. She borrowed a friends guitar at 16 and started writing songs on it immediately and began busking on subway platforms soon afterwards when she grew tired of pretending to be 21 to play clubs in the city. <p> Captivating tourists and straphangers alike in the subway, Natalie stopped even the most hurried commuters in their tracks with her powerful voice. She continues to play what she calls her favorite stage while also performing at the House of Blues, Webster Hall and festivals across the country. <p> Often compared to Sheryl Crow, Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Natalie’s music is contemporary and timeless. She writes honest, heartfelt songs - responding to current affairs and revealing parts of her inner self with the world. “Not too much about her, but somehow about me & everyone in the audience as well.” <p> A modern day troubadour, Natalie performs across the country tirelessly and recently completed her first 10 week European tour in support of Streetlamp Musician. An album she released with producers Charlie Midnight (James Brown) and Mark Needham (The Killers) and titled after a song she wrote about street performing and watching New York City change over time.

  • Porch Party Mamas

    Sat Nov 25th 7:00 EST - Event, Folk

    The Burren Backroom Series, launched in October of 2011, has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations. These shows are held in a truly atmospheric space, created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts. Wednesday night shows are hosted by Brian O'Donovan of "A Celtic Sojurn" on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, & conversations around the music. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights shows feature an eclectic mix of artists and styles of music. To see details about coming down to The Burren Backroom Series, check out www.burren.com for all list of all shows and many other musical events in our front and back rooms

  • Ellis Delaney's post-Thanksgiving Gratitude Concert

    Sat Nov 25th 8:30 EST - Folk, Singer/Songwriter

    Ellis is an award-winning US nationally touring singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her music leaves audiences better than it finds them; with softened edged and opened hearts.

  • The Warming House (www.thewarminghouse.net) is a true listening room: a space dedicated to nourishing our music community through excellent music presentation with no distractions. We are located in Minneapolis, MN and are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your support goes a long way. Our mission is to provide an inviting space for musicians and listeners alike, raise up kick-ass beginner songwriters and performers, and offer continuing education and support for music industry professionals. Proceeds from all Concert Window broadcasts on this channel support The Warming House and therefore all of the musicians we host. Music builds community!

  • Susan Cowsill’s Annual Christmas Show

    Sun Nov 26th 6:00 EST - Rock, Folk

    Susan Cowsill first entered the pop-culture consciousness at the age of eight, as the youngest member of the '60s musical family the Cowsills, who graced the AM airwaves with such enduring pop hits as "Hair" and "The Rain, the Park and Other Things," and who were the real-life inspiration for TV's Partridge Family. In adulthood, she's emerged as a singer-songwriter of singular emotional insight and musical resonance, first as a key member of beloved alt-roots-pop super-group the Continental Drifters and more recently on her widely acclaimed second solo album Lighthouse, her follow up to Just Believe It. Rolling Stone's David Fricke described Just Believe It as "the hardy, heartbreaking sound of a woman in the prime of her singing and songwriting life," while The Huffington Post noted of Lighthouse, "Every song is a highlight... This work of art is akin to musical cinema." Lighthouse's soulful, personally-charged songcraft reflects the artist's experiences during a wrenching period which saw Cowsill dealing with the deaths of her brothers Billy and Barry, and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, which claimed most of her and her family's material possessions and temporarily displaced them from Susan's adopted hometown of New Orleans. The album reflects the hard-won lessons of Cowsill's experiences, while maintaining the unmistakable sense of optimism and spirituality that's always been at the heart of her work. Lighthouse also features guest appearances by longtime friend and admirer Jackson Browne, as well as Susan's brothers Bob, Paul and John Cowsill, her sister-in-law (and Bangles/Continental Drifters member) Vicki Peterson, and renowned session guitarist Waddy Wachtel, who began his career playing with the Cowsills in the 1960s. In addition to being the youngest artist to ever score a Billboard hit single, Susan Cowsill has also lent her voice to albums by Dwight Twilley, Giant Sand, the Smithereens, Carlene Carter, Nanci Griffith, Redd Kross, Jules Shear and Hootie and the Blowfish. She was the first artist to cover a song by future cult legend and current comeback star Sixto Rodriguez, releasing her version of his "Think of You" as a solo single on Warner Bros. Records in 1977. She also recently teamed with fellow troubadours Jon Dee Graham and Freedy Johnston as the Hobart Brothers & Lil' Sis Hobart on the critically lauded album At Least We Have Each Other. "The songs on Lighthouse portray the loss of a world and a lifetime that no longer exists," Cowsill notes. "It is about the uncertainty of the days, weeks and months that were ahead of us. And at the same time, it is the music of hope and faith and survival, the renewal of our city, our families and our souls. "Going through Katrina was most certainly like experiencing a death. The time in between the storm and the making of Lighthouse was the grieving period, and the recording of the music was the funeral, laying it all to rest, saying goodbye, and starting over. "So here we are, in our new world. And this world is filled with beauty and light and excitement, and the newfound knowledge that the present is really all that we have, because everything can change in the blink of an eye... Hey, that sounds like a song comin' on—gotta go!"

  • On the 4th Sunday of the month, if Kristin is in a place with a good Internet connection, she hosts a kitchen party from wherever she happens to be. Next up: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Live from Professor Magnet's house in Portland, Oregon. Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Christmas Eve Special. Live from Parts Unknown. More about Kristin: www.kristinandreassen.com --- Past Shows: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - Home in Nashville. Just you and me and the backyard party lights. Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Live from Boston, Massachusetts where Aoife O'Donovan just had her second wedding party. Taking your requests for this one. Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Live from Nashville with Uncle Earl bandmates on a break from rehearsing for their first reunion tour in five years. Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Live from KC Groves' kitchen in Lyons, Colorado on the eve of the Rockygrass Festival. — KRISTIN ANDREASSEN is a songwriter and percussive dancer who merges those skills in performances and recordings that are both inventive and deeply rooted in American traditional music. 2015 saw the release of her first studio album 'Gondolier', with tours supporting Black Prairie, Dawn Landes, Aoife O’Donovan, Mipso and Noam Pikelny. Her debut record Kiss Me Hello included the award-winning “Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes” which went to #1 on kids' radio and has been covered by dozens of artists ranging from Tyne Daly to high school marching bands. While she's best known for her smart and emotive original lyrics, Kristin got her start in traditional music – she played guitar and fiddle with the groundbreaking stringband Uncle Earl (w/ Abigail Washburn, Rayna Gellert & KC Groves) and danced with the Appalachian clogging ensemble Footworks. She first turned her attention to songwriting with the "folk noir" vocal trio Sometymes Why (w/ Aoife O'Donovan & Ruth Ungar) where her bandmates lovingly dubbed her "the mistress of metaphor". Kristin has a knack for writing songs that explore the darkest corners of the human experience with a gently deceptive simplicity that rewards close listening. An explorer at heart, Kristin has made her way to Nashville via New York City, Maryland, the Canadian arctic, Cape Breton Island, Montreal and her native Portland, Oregon (in reverse order). When called upon to do so, Kristin calls a great square dance. Thanks for tuning in!

  • Thank You

    Sun Nov 26th 9:00 EST - Event, Comedy

    Singer, Songwriter and Virtuoso Violinist Ada Pasternak was born in Moscow and immigrated to the United States at the age of six. Ada was classically trained on the Violin, winning numerous competitions and awards. Ada was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music (a full ride). It was there that Ada discovered her passion and ability for songwriting. Check out her Website and join her mailing list at www.adasmusic.com Follow her on YouTube/Facebook/Instagram/Twitter for updates on new music and Performance Dates: @adapasternak

  • Smooth Like Gravy Concert

    Mon Nov 27th 7:00 EST - Folk, Blues

    Guitarist, singer, songwriter Oscar Butler is someone you need to see and hear to believe. His smooth voice sliding from mid- baritone to the lower end of tenor range warms and relaxes your senses like a long slow herbal massage. Born in New York City then raised from the age of 3 in Orange County, NY. Oscar began playing guitar at the age of 9. He played his first live competition at the age of twelve at a local county fair. The following year he won a talent show at the school he was attending in Goshen, NY. About eighteen months after his high school graduation he attended the State University of New York college at Cortland, NY, where he studied music theory with a concentration on performance, but became discourage at “true” talent that he felt he lacked. Because of this he dropped music as his major and switched to computer science focusing on programming. He put his guitar and dreams down. But they wouldn’t stay down for very long. Six years later and married Oscar “the musician” resurfaced in Boston, Massachusetts as a busker. It was on those streets, markets and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority subway platforms that Oscar began honing and perfecting his musical and performance skills. Surrounded by students of one of the finest schools in contemporary music, Berklee College of Music, Oscar had to believe in himself and in his abilities as a musician. He overcame his fears and doubts about his talent because of the responses that he received from captivated listeners. Oscar was also sought out by a reporter to be included in an article in the Boston Globe about subway performers. In 1990 Abigail Joy, Oscar’s first of three daughters was born, and not wanting to raise her in the city of Boston, packed the family up and moved to Albuquerque, NM where over the years he has built a large fan base from performing in restaurants, bars, private parties and festivals.

  • Roots Below Online Release Party!

    Mon Nov 27th 9:00 EST -

    Tim Ostdiek is a playful, uplifting, and engaging singer, songwriter and performer. He writes feel-good, big-hearted folk with a drop of something funky. With hopeful and purposeful songs, Ostdiek doesn't shy from the deep and heavy. A tasteful and dynamic guitarist, Ostdiek often fits fingerpicking, strumming, and lead elements into one song. Whether in a concert hall, club, brewery, or living room, Ostdiek always reaches the hearts of his listeners and sends them out a little brighter than they came in. His songwriting has garnered accolades such as honorable mention in the Telluride Troubadour and finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His song “Goodbye” was featured in the PBS show Roadtrip Nation. Ostdiek has opened for some of the nation's best singer/songwriters, such as Sarah Jarosz and Steve Forbert. and played several prominent Colorado venues such as Swallow Hill. Ostdiek is an important figure in the Longmont, CO, music scene, hosting a weekly open mic/jam and a monthly songwriting group. He plays upwards of 150 shows a year. Originally from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, his love for music was born in a middle school guitar class. “Once I learned two chords I figured I could start making up my own songs,” Ostdiek said. He studied music at Western Nebraska Community College, then communications at the University of Nebraska before moving to Longmont, where he still lives. The move was brought about by the death of a close friend, a breakup, and the desire to start over and heal. This season in his life became the EP “Temporary Home.” In the fall of 2016 Ostdiek quit his job at a coffee shop and dropped out of his online classes to pursue music full time.

  • Smooth Like Gravy Concert

    Tue Nov 28th 7:00 EST - Folk, Blues

    Guitarist, singer, songwriter Oscar Butler is someone you need to see and hear to believe. His smooth voice sliding from mid- baritone to the lower end of tenor range warms and relaxes your senses like a long slow herbal massage. Born in New York City then raised from the age of 3 in Orange County, NY. Oscar began playing guitar at the age of 9. He played his first live competition at the age of twelve at a local county fair. The following year he won a talent show at the school he was attending in Goshen, NY. About eighteen months after his high school graduation he attended the State University of New York college at Cortland, NY, where he studied music theory with a concentration on performance, but became discourage at “true” talent that he felt he lacked. Because of this he dropped music as his major and switched to computer science focusing on programming. He put his guitar and dreams down. But they wouldn’t stay down for very long. Six years later and married Oscar “the musician” resurfaced in Boston, Massachusetts as a busker. It was on those streets, markets and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority subway platforms that Oscar began honing and perfecting his musical and performance skills. Surrounded by students of one of the finest schools in contemporary music, Berklee College of Music, Oscar had to believe in himself and in his abilities as a musician. He overcame his fears and doubts about his talent because of the responses that he received from captivated listeners. Oscar was also sought out by a reporter to be included in an article in the Boston Globe about subway performers. In 1990 Abigail Joy, Oscar’s first of three daughters was born, and not wanting to raise her in the city of Boston, packed the family up and moved to Albuquerque, NM where over the years he has built a large fan base from performing in restaurants, bars, private parties and festivals.

  • Liz Longley - Live in the Living Room

    Tue Nov 28th 8:00 EST - Folk, Pop

    Weightless, the new album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Liz Longley, will be released on August 26th via Sugar Hill Records. The winning transformation of her songwriting from the personal into the universal plays brilliantly on Weightless, the highly anticipated follow-up to Longley’s eponymous 2015 Sugar Hill Records debut, which earned accolades from critics, who proclaimed the album “a thing of beauty,” (Popdose), and praised her “captivating stories set to tunes that will be running through your head after a single spin.” (American Songwriter) Longley recorded the 10-song collection in Nashville with Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Lissie), and she is joined by a vibrant group of musicians including Secret Someones’ drummer Zach Jones, Jimmy Wallace on piano (Gavin DeGraw, Kenny Wayne Shepherd), Dave Roe (Dan Auerbach, Sturgill Simpson) on bass, and the esteemed Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell) on guitar. Weightless luxuriates in bold pop with rock-and-roll edges. Crunchy, percussive guitars cushion the defiant songbird melodies Longley uses to deliver bittersweet lyrical punches that explore the complexities of relationships, rather than the fairy tale. While the new album’s triumphant embrace of lush pop-rock marks a musical evolution for Longley, the starkly personal lyrics and clear vignettes that have defined her songwriting to date remain. “The songs I am drawn to singing every night are the ones that carry the most truth, the ones that I relate to no matter where I am in my life,” she explains. “This record is made up of those kinds of songs.” “What’s the Matter” saunters into dicey relationship questions with confidence, crackling with electric guitar and vocals that are somehow angelic and menacing at the same time. Songs “Weightless” and “Swing” capture two distinct yearnings for freedom, while “Electricity” explores love’s invigorating and maddening buzz. By vulnerably digging into her own stories, Longley keeps giving the rest of us the words and melodies to share what we feel, but struggle to express. “In the process of writing these songs, I felt empowered and re-focused on what is important in life,” she says. “Songwriting is the cheapest form of therapy. It helps make sense of situations and emotions that aren’t yet understood. Then the hope is that it helps someone else, because everything feels better when you can sing about it.” Since the release of her self-titled album (2015) Longley has been immersed in writing and tirelessly touring. Longley also curates monthly Concert Window performances featuring her and a special guest, allowing fans a more personal look into her life as Longley broadcasts live from her living room. Liz will tour with her band this fall, with stops including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. Full tour dates listed on lizlongley.com Weightless is out August 26.

  • Marye Lobb Music

    Wed Nov 29th 11:00 EST -

    The joy of discovery and the pain of loss – hanging on and letting go – wandering abroad and going home – these are just some of the themes that Marye Lobb explores with piercing honesty and a beautiful, soaring voice that invites you to make her journey yours, too. Equally at home in American folk and Latin American idioms, Marye sings in English and Spanish. Marye grew up in Rochester, New York, explored South America, polished her skills at Berklee College of Music, and is an up-and-coming member of the New York City folk and club scene. She can’t wait to play for you.

  • Three Songs & The Truth

    Wed Nov 29th 7:30 EST -

    While only one is pictured, there are two in this show. These two are neighbors. They do neighborly things. They are nice. They are perhaps funny. They sing. They tell stories. You will like them. Join them for 3 classic country songs, some laughs, and some partially true stories for a 15 minute show each week.

  • Ben de la Cour, Joe Goodkin

    Wed Nov 29th 9:00 EST -

    The Warming House (www.thewarminghouse.net) is a true listening room: a space dedicated to nourishing our music community through excellent music presentation with no distractions. We are located in Minneapolis, MN and are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your support goes a long way. Our mission is to provide an inviting space for musicians and listeners alike, raise up kick-ass beginner songwriters and performers, and offer continuing education and support for music industry professionals. Proceeds from all Concert Window broadcasts on this channel support The Warming House and therefore all of the musicians we host. Music builds community!

  • Danny Barnes

    Thu Nov 30th 7:00 EST - Event, Folk

    The Burren Backroom Series, launched in October of 2011, has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations. These shows are held in a truly atmospheric space, created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts. Wednesday night shows are hosted by Brian O'Donovan of "A Celtic Sojurn" on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, & conversations around the music. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights shows feature an eclectic mix of artists and styles of music. To see details about coming down to The Burren Backroom Series, check out www.burren.com for all list of all shows and many other musical events in our front and back rooms

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