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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

SSG Presents Cassidy Rain & Bryan Schroeder!

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

February 15th we present Cassidy Rain & Bryan Schroeder!

Cassidy & Bryan front The Outcrops - up-and-coming Blues/Jam band making a big splash including opening for Alexis P Suter at the Annual Blues & Craft Brews fest in Hope, NJ.

Enjoy the acoustic side of their original tunes. https://theoutcrops.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 Gordon Thomas Ward!

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

January 18th we present Gordon Thomas Ward!

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!

Gordon has written prose and is the author of four published books: Life on the Shoulder, A Bit of Earth, Ghosts of Central Jersey, and Tracing Infinity. He writes a regular column for The Black River Journal magazine, hosts a radio show "These Days" on WDVR.

http://www.gordonthomasward.com/

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! * Stay with us until Enzo's renovations start! * $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG @ Millrace!

The Inn at Millrace Pond, 313 Hope-Johnsonburg Rd (CR-519), Hope, New Jersey 07844

Start the New Year off right with a little music at The Inn!

An evening of performances by three talented Skylands Songwriters Guild members. The quaint Inn at Millrace Pond is the perfect setting for enjoying a delicious meal and original songs of the following featured artists:

Carolyn Messina, Musician www.carolynmessina.com

Mark Ryan www.facebook.com/SongwriterUSA

Michaela McClain www.michaelamcclain.com

Great cuisine and drink available - dinner reservations strongly recommended!

A "WXPN Welcomes" event! Sound services and stage management by Mountain Ledge Music.

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 Jo Jo Russell!

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

For November we present Jo Jo Russell!

Jo Jo, Jersey raised career musician has ventured back into writing his own tunes - his first release was a "45"! Be prepared for an astounding delivery peppered with a wee bit of witty sarcasm.

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! * Stay with us until Enzo's renovations start! * $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG presents Geoff Doubleday!

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

For our October gathering, we welcome Geoff Doubleday!

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Geoff is the founder/frontperson for Doubleday (go figure) his Sparta-based pop/rock band.

With his impressive guitar work and excellent harmonies, you've also seen him at Groove with Patrick Fitzsimmons.

https://www.facebook.com/Doubleday-127562033008/

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! * Stay with us until Enzo's renovations start! * $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization Photo by Cathy Miller

SSG at Festival in the Borough!!

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

SSG members will be performing at the Acoustic Tent. 11:00 Mike Mitsch 11:30 JoJo Russell 12:00 Mike Kosec 1:00 Mark Ryan 2:00 Bernie Drury 3:00 Carolyn Messina 4:00 Rick Barth Free Street Fair with lots of vendors and two other stages!

SSG presents Grover Kemble!

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

"See You in September" Grover Kemble!

Grover Kemble is a musician, singer, and songwriter, well known for his spontaneous and daring approach to jazz, fun-loving personality, and classic showmanship.

His unique and colorful interpretations of jazz, Latin, R&B, and original compositions have garnered him considerable attention and acclaim from music connoisseurs and critics for well over two decades. With a warm personality and keen sense of humor, he easily connects with his audience and keeps them smiling long after the show is over.

http://www.groverkemble.com/

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! * Stay with us until Enzo's renovations start! * $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG presents Jenny Cat!

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

For August we present Jenny Cat!

Singer-songwriter Jenny Cat, the highly regarded frontwoman of Jenny & the Felines will join us this time month. A powerful singer and lead guitarist, Jenny capably handled both roles in the Jefferson Airplane portion of a "Woodstock Revisited" show in 2015.

She has two albums out: "Don't Look Back" (2013) "A high energy thrill ride with two girls and a dude....." plus latest release: "Don't Judge Me" (2017) "A collection of quirky songs with assassin-like guitar work and catchy melodies."

https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/JennyandtheFelines

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! * Stay with us until Enzo's renovations start! * $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

Lucky Seven!! Bringing you the best regional Songwriters! Some favorites, some new discoveries, always great music, food and FUN!

Featuring Patrick Fitzsimmons plus Loretta Hagen, Alex Radus, Denny Tilton, e'lissa jones, Grover Kemble, Katherine Rondeau, Anne Mironchik, Mef Gannon, Jody Price & more! http://www.patrickfitzsimmons.net/home.html

"The Best Music You've Never Heard!" Enjoy the discovery of new artists as well as savoring the songs of your favorites. Beautiful "Grove" setting - vendors - food/drink.

Rain or shine!! Huge pavilion and/or the Cultural Center. No coolers or pets, please. http://www.grooveinthegrove.com

SSG Presents Emily Barnes!

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

For May we present Emily Barnes!

Singer-songwriter Emily Barnes has been tirelessly trekking down the open road playing venues of all shapes and sizes stopping listeners dead in their tracks with a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings. There is a feeling one gets when witnessing something authentic and rare, and that aura permeates the room at an Emily Barnes show.

Her debut album Beautiful Goodbyes was released in January 2014, her duo album Closer to Home in 2015, and her follow up album Let in the Light released on March 10th 2017.

https://www.emilybarnesmusic.com/home

“Did we just hear angels sing from the heavens... no, that was Emily Barnes with her soul churning performance at the Block Island Music Festival. Beautiful vocals filling our ears with original music. Sweet melodies from a real singer songwriter. Emily Barnes delivered a stellar performance. If you want a unique musical experience, hit play and be mesmerized.” — Campus Films Studios

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 Ladies Night at Millrace

The Inn at Millrace Pond, 313 Hope-Johnsonburg Rd (CR-519), Hope, New Jersey 07844

Welcoming Spring with an evening of performances by three talented Skylands Songwriters Guild members. The quaint Inn at Millrace Pond is the perfect setting for enjoying the tunes of the following featured artists:

Katherine Rondeau https://www.katherinerondeau.com/about

Beth Sherby http://www.bethsherby.com/

Randie O'Neil www.lostbutnotbroken.com

Great cuisine and drink available - dinner reservations strongly recommended!

A "WXPN Welcomes" event!

Sound services and stage management by Mountain Ledge Music. In conjunction with Joe Hirsh Productions.

SSG Presents Carla Ulbrich!

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

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist from Clemson, South Carolina and currently living in New Jersey (all together! "What exit?!").

Known for writing humorous songs about such topics as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had a copyright on the 'F' Word, she cites her biggest musical influences as Sesame Street, camp songs, and cat food commercials.

http://carlau.com/index

"Very talented, very funny, very personable, and an easy act to work with. We would be hard pressed to imagine anyone not enjoying a set... thoughtful and intelligent, sometimes clever observations about life are written in an often wry and humorous manner are placed over very strong melodies and guitar work that is recognized as some of the best in her genre." -Seegar Swanson, manager of Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse

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.