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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.

SSG Presents Lauren Christine!

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

Lauren Christine, the 2018 Groove in the Grove Songwriter Festival Open Mic winner in the Amateur/Novice category, will be performing her original songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXaPzcqn3zk

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

SSG Presents Michaela McClain

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

Michaela McClain, winner of the 2013 "Best Indie Act" at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, is a critically-acclaimed, folk-soul singer/songwriter with a "warm groove" and "rich mezzo-soprano voice." In 2011,she began writing and performing her own music, touring extensively throughout New York and New Jersey.

A trained musician from Montclair State University's prestigious John J. Cali School of Music, Michaela has released three EPs (Bittersweet Melodies, Michaela McClain: The Dallas Sessions, Michaela McClain: The Manhattan Sessions), several music videos ("Cold Hearts," "No More Blues," etc.) and a full-length CD/DVD, Michaela McClain: Live at Blue Light Sessions. Her music is featured on Sirius FM, in well-known listening rooms and at various music festivals.

“McClain blends faucets of #soul, #folk and #jazz in a wonderfully intoxicating way” says Ed Magdziak of You Don’t Know Jersey.

http://www.michaelamcclain.com/

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG presents Mark Ryan!

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

Mark Ryan’s songs invite the audience to experience the world from different perspectives, not necessarily their own. His songs are connected by common themes of hope and redemption. He is not a commercial artist; he draws upon personal experiences to explore what matters most in a world full of distractions.

Mark’s songwriting began with grade school poetry. After a high school friend set one of his poems to music, Mark bought a cheap guitar and learned to strum by listening to records and playing along with a songbook. After high school, Mark moved to Vermont where he worked on the railroad and became a carpenter. Upon his return five years later, he gigged and performed showcases in NY and NJ with friends before earning his BA and becoming an English teacher.

Mark is a member of several songwriting groups, including the Skylands Songwriters Guild, NSAI (Nashville), and the Bergen County Songwriters Group. He was also a founding member of two NJ based modern country bands, Country Comfort and Free Country.

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

Groove in the Grove

Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd,, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

Great Eight!!

2018 will again feature Patrick Fitzsimmons!! "Patrick has such a melodic gift and crystal clear voice...a singer-songwriter of the first rank" - John Platt of WFUV Public Radio

We had such a great time last year with Patrick, we're doing it again!!! Stay tuned as we fill-in our 2018 performer roster! We are blessed to have Danielle Miraglia and Geoff Doubleday new to Groove this season! Also new to Groove are Cassidy Rain & Bryan Schroeder of the Outcrops, wild Carla Ulbrich and Bernie Drury - Songwriter! Bringing you the best regional Songwriters, some favorites, some new discoveries, always great music, food and FUN!

www.GrooveintheGrove.com

SSG presents Stephanie Joyner!

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

Stephanie Joyner! A singer mixed with a storyteller makes for an interesting songwriter. Vocal experience spanning many years of multi-genre exploration, mold this eclectic musical perspective. A simple-ditty, an awakening, or a life-moment delivered thru a variety of musical styling. Classic cover tunes are a passion. Capturing the essence and core of a moment to deliver a “powerful original” is a passion. Ageless timeless enjoyment with the simplicity of voice and acoustic guitar.. a twist of honesty and creativity...FUN!

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG Presents Dave Murphy!

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

April 19th SSG presents Dave Murphy!

On his appropriately titled "American Landscape" album, Dave Murphy is both a lonesome-voiced Troubadour who sings like a heart newly bruised by distance and longing and an astute observer and chronicler of the American condition. He narrates his tales with wit and brevity.

"Murphy is a natural storyteller who uses both image-rich lyrics and compelling melodies to illustrate his tale... Murphy's music -- at once thought provoking and an easy listen -- graciously rides the fine folk/Americana line." ~ Terri Lagerstedt, Fairfield County Weekly

To learn more about Dave Murphy and his music, visit his website: https://www.davemurphy.net/

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG presents Rick Barth!

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

SSG presents Rick Barth!

New Jersey based singer-songwriter, Rick Barth, has been playing around the region for many years as a solo artist as well as a member of various bands - his current being Rick Barth and The Line. His rigorous performance schedule includes a lot of cover gigs, however, Rick is also an accomplished songwriter.

His debut CD, “Hand Me Down Soul” was released in January 2015. Rick is currently working on a follow-up album which he hopes to release later in the year. Find out more about Rick's music and performance schedule at: www.rickbarthnj.com

Enjoy one of Rick's songs "Anymore To Me" (a teaser - come out to hear Rick in person!) https://www.facebook.com/RickBarthAcoustic/videos/10156628119470294/

Learn more about Rick Barth with this article by Eric Harabadian: https://geoffwilburmusic.com/2017/10/05/rick-barth-hand-me-down-soul/

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization