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Free Roxbury Library Concert - Cardon Raquet

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Roxbury Public Library Gazebo, 103 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876

Utilizing our Rain Date!

SSG is proud to present this Free Library Gazebo concert series. At the gazebo - Feel free to bring blankets/ chairs to sit on and maybe a snack.

Popular local artist Cardon Raquet will play this evening.

"I've been playing music for as long as I can remember....it's in my blood and I think I'll be singing and playing guitar til the day I die.

I was brought up on music from the greatest era there ever was musically...Woodstock, Watkins Glen, Newport Jazz....the artists that performed there had a profound impact on me....inspired me and became part of me.

Every song I play and every song I write, comes from my soul. You'll hear it in my voice and you feel it from my guitar.

Looking forward to seeing you" ~ Cardon ~ www.CardonRaquet.com

Tickets: FREE!! Sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo!

SSG - Carol Crittenden

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

SSG Presents Carol Crittenden!

NY based singer/songwriter Carol Crittenden's debut album, 'En Route,' is a collection of original tunes with a mix of sweet lilting vocals and melodic pop sensibilities.

In addition to her original music projects, Carol has sung with various groups, and regularly tours as one of the Four Celtic Voices, whose CD debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart, in the Top Ten on multiple Heatseeker charts, and in the Top 40 on the Independent chart (May 2009). She sings a wide variety of styles, from classical to folk to musical theatre and she can also be heard singing on national commercials and in the shower. An actress as well, she has toured in productions of Dracula and Hamlet with the New Vic Theatre of London and has been seen on stage with various NYC and LA theatre companies.

https://carolcrittenden.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-up starts 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature songwriter

Library Rox Free Concerts - Kate & Paul

Roxbury Public Library Gazebo, 103 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876

SSG is proud to present this Free Library Gazebo concert series. Feel free to bring blankets/ chairs to sit on and maybe a snack.

Since combining forces back in the late ‘70s, Kate and Paul, whether performing as duo, trio, or in full band, have covered a diversity of musical genres, from pop (SS Cargo), and progressive rock (Raven) to rhythm & blues (Tom Barth’s Rockin’NJ), country (Old No.9) and folk-rock (Quartermoon). The inspiration to write came a bit later in life, the fruits of which being the justice-intoned award-winning Earth Amber, and the more philosophical Passion Fruit. www.kateandpaulband.com/

Co-sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo!

*Rain Date Aug. 19th

Library Rox Free Concerts - Jeiris Cook

Roxbury Public Library Gazebo, 103 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876

SSG is proud to present this Free Library Gazebo concert series. Feel free to bring blankets/ chairs to sit on and maybe a snack.

Jeiris Cook is an acoustic guitar solo act with a sound that is reminiscent of old school blues and 70s styled R&B with traces of folk. After going musically dark for nearly 13 years, he has revived his passion for singing, crooning about a variety of topics from self-love to the dynamics between good and evil.

https://jeiriscook.weebly.com/

Co-sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo!

*Rain Date Aug. 19th

Library Rox Free Concerts - Kevin Kinsella

Roxbury Public Library Gazebo, 103 Main Street , Succasunna, NJ 07876

SSG is proud to present this Free Library Gazebo concert series. At the gazebo - Feel free to bring blankets/ chairs to sit on and maybe a snack.

Kevin's smokey vocal rasp calls to mind singers like Joe Cocker, Gregg Allman and Tom Waits combined with the gentler tones of voices like David Gilmour and the soulful sounds of Van Morrison. https://www.reverbnation.com/KevinKinsella

Co-sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo!

SSG - AWEN

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

James Gilchrist & Julie Sherwood perform as the acoustic duo "AWEN." Their shows feature original folk/rock, with tight vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar and percussion. Time and again audiences remark on the quality of their original music, their beautiful voices, and the chemistry they share on stage. Haunting vocal harmonies and passionate lyrics; plus Broadway tunes, brilliant guitar & piano playing, clear voices and high energy - you get it all with "AWEN."

http://www.awenmusic.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-up starts 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature songwriter performs a short set

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

Skylands Songwriters' Open Mic

The Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874

1st Thursday of the month in The Crossfire Lounge at The Stanhope House. Join us for SSG's #Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Open Mic series with a focus on YOUR ORIGINAL MUSIC!

Doors Open 6:00 PM | Sign-ups 6:30 PM | Music 7:00 PM

Each #SingerSongwriter will have about 15 minutes to play (approximately 3-4 songs). Collaborations welcome when initiated by the songwriter. Please let us know if you are either coming with a keyboard or would need one. Music stand and keyboard stand will be provided.

One of our goals is to engender a sense of community and networking opportunities for area singer-songwriters. So please plan to stick around before and/or after you perform to support the other artists and have a bite to eat.

SSG presents Autumn Breeze!

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

"Autumn Breeze" is a singer-songwriting duo based out of northwestern New Jersey comprised of longtime friends, Laura Granzka and Brian Piper. Although this duo is relatively new, both Brian & Laura have been collaborating with other musical projects for many years.

https://www.facebook.com/autumnbreezeduo/

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-up starts 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature songwriter performs a short set

Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization. https://skylandssongwriters.org/

SSG Songwriters Open Mic

The Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874

1st Thursdays in The Crossfire Lounge of The Stanhope House. Join us for our new monthly #Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Open Mic series with a focus on your original music!

Each #SingerSongwriter will have about 15 minutes to play (approximately 3-4 songs). Collaborations welcome (must be initiated by the songwriter). Please let us know if you are either coming with a keyboard or would need one. Music stand and keyboard stand will be provided.

Sign-ups @ 6:30 PM Music @ 7:00 PM

One of our goals is to engender a sense of community and networking opportunities for area singer-songwriters. Please stick around to support the other artists and have a bite to eat.

Always fun!! $5 Cover to support SSG and expenses. Food and drinks available. http://stanhopehousenj.com/menu/

SSG presents Ed Seifert!

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

A well seasoned, intriguing songwriter, member of Speed the Plough and The Stimulus Package, Ed will engage us with his own tunes this month. https://myspace.com/edseifertmusic

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-up starts 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature songwriter performs a short set

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

SSG Songwriters Open Mic

The Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874

1st Thursdays in The Crossfire Lounge of The Stanhope House. Join us for our new monthly #Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Open Mic series with a focus on your original music!

Each #SingerSongwriter will have about 15 minutes to play (approximately 3-4 songs). Collaborations welcome (must be initiated by the songwriter). Please let us know if you are either coming with a keyboard or would need one. Music stand and keyboard stand will be provided.

Sign-ups @ 6:30 PM Music @ 7:00 PM

One of our goals is to engender a sense of community and networking opportunities for area singer-songwriters. Please stick around to support the other artists and have a bite to eat.

Always fun!! $5 Cover to support SSG and expenses. Food and drinks available. http://stanhopehousenj.com/menu/

SSG Presents Sharon Goldman!

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

Rescheduled! Sharon Goldman is a singer-songwriter whose "intense, insightful, vivid" storytelling is a "clinic in how to paint an indelible picture with the simplest images and symbols." Over several well-received albums, she has combined heartfelt portraits and memorable lyrics with unforgettable melodies and pure, precise, expressive vocals — taking a folk/pop sensibility to new artistic heights.

"Sharon has a beautiful voice and a compelling stage presence. Her music is powerful and heartening. It connects us to our humanity and transcends cultural specifics, inviting us into universal truths." — Joe Jencks, Brother Sun

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

https://www.sharongoldmanmusic.com/home

$5 cover! Food and drinks available. 6:30 pm - open mic sign-up starts 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature songwriter

Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization. Photo Credit: Matthew Flannery

SSG Songwriters Open Mic

The Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874

1st Thursdays in The Crossfire Lounge of The Stanhope House. Join us for our new monthly #Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Open Mic series with a focus on your original music!

Each #SingerSongwriter will have about 15 minutes to play (approximately 3-4 songs). Collaborations welcome (must be initiated by the songwriter). Please let us know if you are either coming with a keyboard or would need one. Music stand and keyboard stand will be provided.

Sign-ups @ 6:30 PM Music @ 7:00 PM

One of our goals is to engender a sense of community and networking opportunities for area singer-songwriters. Please stick around to support the other artists and have a bite to eat.

Always fun!! $5 Cover to support SSG and expenses. Food and drinks available. http://stanhopehousenj.com/menu/

SSG presents Gordon Ward!

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

Farewell NJ Tour - Moving to Maine!

The SSG community would like to wish the Wards good luck with their move up north! We will miss you!

Gordon Thomas Ward paints musical portraits that plumb the depths of our emotions and bring the past to life while pointing to a hope-filled future. At the end of his performances, audiences leave inspired!

His songs have led him to work with notable musicians such as Eric Troyer (The Orchestra (ELO), John Lennon, Billy Joel), William J. Hall (Frostwater and Pete Seeger), and Carolann Solebello (Red Molly and No Fuss and Feathers), share the stage with Christine Lavin and the duo Nalani & Sarina, and has often opened for The Boxcar Lilies – one of his favorite Americana bands.

http://www.gordonthomasward.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-up starts 7:00 pm - music begins 8:00 pm - feature songwriter performs a short set

Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization. https://skylandssongwriters.org/

Photo Credit: Ethan Scott Baird

SSG Songwriters Open Mic

The Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874

1st Thursdays in The Crossfire Lounge of The Stanhope House. Join us for our new monthly #Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Open Mic series with a focus on your original music!

Each #SingerSongwriter will have about 15 minutes to play (approximately 3-4 songs). Collaborations welcome (must be initiated by the songwriter). Please let us know if you are either coming with a keyboard or would need one. Music stand and keyboard stand will be provided.

Sign-ups @ 6:30 PM Music @ 7:00 PM

One of our goals is to engender a sense of community and networking opportunities for area singer-songwriters. Please stick around to support the other artists and have a bite to eat.

Always fun!! $5 Cover to support SSG and expenses. Food and drinks available. http://stanhopehousenj.com/menu/

SSG "Cover Your Friends"!

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

Join us for a special Cover Your Friends evening! ❄️🎵☃️

🎼 We need YOU to make this evening a howler! If you have a favorite tune from your friends, this is your chance to do it. IF you've been roasted and looking for payback, well, this is the time!

PLEASE SIGN UP AHEAD so we know how many we will have. No feature songwriter performance. Flannel suggested, but not required. $5 cover! Food and drinks available. 6:30 pm - open mic sign-up starts. 7:00 pm - Music begins 7:00 pm

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.

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 @ 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 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.