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Dedicated to nurturing community among Singer/Songwriters of Northwest New Jersey and the surrounding region - those who create and those who appreciate!

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We seek to provide an open and supportive atmosphere for aspiring amateurs through accomplished professionals. 
The Guild will host learning and sharing events such as Open Mics, coffeehouses, songcraft workshops and seminars, as well as showcases and festivals for performances.

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SSG Presents Carlsea!

Enzo's , 382 US-46, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

Carlsea (Chelsea Carlson) is an award-winning pop singer/songwriter from Morris County NJ. With nearly a decade of musical experience under her belt, the 25-year-old musician is ready to embark on the latest and greatest chapter of her musical adventure. Awarded Top New Female Act at the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards.

Mixing heartfelt lyrics with pop hooks, it is Carlsea’s ultimate goal to share stories and experiences through her songs.

"Northern NJ singer-songwriter Carlsea (aka Chelsea Carlson) has taken on a new sound – and a new stage name – with the release of her upcoming single, "Windows." Read about her exciting transformation, and Coffeehouse Tour of New Jersey." excerpt from Interview with Sonia Schnee of Jersey Indie (February 08, 2018). Read full article here: https://www.jerseyindie.com/blog/interview-with-carlsea-chelsea-carlson

https://www.carlsea.com/

Come to share a few of your original songs or just to listen to some great music by local songwriters - always fun!!

$5 cover! Food and drinks available. 6:30 pm - open mic sign-ups start 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature artist

Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization.

SSG @ Festival in the Borough!

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Next to Gaia's Gifts, 76 E Washington Ave, Washington, NJ

SSG members will be performing original tunes at Gaia's Acoustic Tent. 11:00 Mark Ryan Noon Helen O'Shea & Marvin Perkins 1:00 Kate & Paul 2:00 Gordon Thomas Ward 3:00 A.J. Croix 4:00 Katherine Rondeau Free Street Fair with lots of vendors and two other stages! https://www.facebook.com/events/2057694987844832/

SSG Presents Thomas Johnston!

Enzo's , 382 US-46, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

Proving you're never too old and it's never too late, Thomas Johnston crafts his original songs by combining Americana with a touch of Irish music.

His debut CD, "Highway Signs and Highway Lines", was released in March 2013. A collection of twelve original songs in the genre of "Irish-American", the record tells tales of Irish history as well as personal stories from the heart and soul.

“Thomas writes songs with clean, unassuming melodies linked to powerful lyrics...since I first heard "Highway Signs and Highway Lines", I've revisited it numerous times...and I shall without a doubt return many more times." ~ Tim Carroll of Folkwords

Thomas Johnston's second CD, "Table For One" was released in November 2014, and was named one of the Best of 2014 by the Irish Voice!

His 3rd record, "More Songs to Sing", is complete and is making its way out to the world!! Early reviews are claiming "More Songs to Sing" is the best of his three records!

https://www.thomas-johnston-music.com/home

Come to share a few of your original songs or just to listen to some great music by local songwriters - always fun!!

$5 cover! Food and drinks available. 6:30 pm - open mic sign-ups start 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature artist

Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization.

SSG Holiday Extravaganza

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Enzo's , 382 US-46, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

December's SSG Open mic & songwriter showcase event at Enzo's will be a Holiday Extravaganza and we need YOU to make it a success! If you have an original Holiday song - for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's or winter-themed song, we want to hear it. If you don't - get started writing - there's plenty of time to finish before December 15!

There will be no single featured performer - only your Holiday songs ;)

Always fun!! $0 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization.