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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.

SSG Presents Carolyn Messina!

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

For March we present Carolyn Messina!

A life-long musician, Carolyn continues to write songs and with the support and encouragement of her friends, family and fans, is pursuing her childhood dream: to record a new CD of brand new original songs, as well as some new arrangements of old favorites.

http://www.carolynmessina.com/

“Carolyn Messina is a classic Singer/Songwriter in the traditionl style, singing heartfelt songs with a message. She sings and plays guitar beautifully... leaving you wanting to hear just one more song.” ~ Larry Oakes, Founder of Singer/Songwriter Sessions, The Bitter End, NY

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.

Skylands Songwriters Symposium

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Courtyard Rockaway-Mt. Arlington, 15 Howard Blvd, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

Our first official SSG Symposium!

Performance, Workshop, Seminar and Networking Event!!

We are featuring Keynote Address by Adam Pollock and Vinny Rich of Creative Entertainment Network (http://thecenetwork.com) and The Levins (https://thelevinsmusic.com) a harmony-driven acoustic duo known for putting a smile on your face. The Levins will be doing a workshop as well as our evening concert! The Levins will be doing a workshop as well as our evening concert: “Personalizing and Pursuing Your Musical Mission and Why It Matters”

Additional Workshops: AJ Croix: Pre & Post Production Planning Methods (and Madness) to defining and acheiving your goals.

Joltin' Joe Pszonek, Melanie Thiel & Allison Scola Getting Heard: Packaging Your Music For Radio & Venues

Bernie Drury Songwriters Circle - creative group exercise

Vinny and Adam have both been artist managers at some point in their careers, and as such approach their dealings with their artist clients from a management perspective. Additionally, as musicians, road managers, and signed artists themselves, the CEN principals are intimately familiar with all of the highs and lows of the life of the working musician. While we don’t have the ability to take on managerial duties for our clients we often naturally assume that role while an artist is looking for more established management, and can help counsel them in their search for a manager. If a client has a management team in place our experiences help us understand and anticipate managements’ needs.

The Levins are a sun-splashed, peace-filled folk-pop that connects on a universal level with a lighthearted depth while celebrating our common humanity. These award winners (CTFolk, S.Florida Festival, MASC) draw inspiration from poets, mystics, literature and life. Guitar and piano, along with unique harmonies and tightly blended unison vocals reflect the couple’s own compatible musical/personal relationship. 2014 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, their My Friend Hafiz CD debuted in the top 20 on Folk DJ & their latest, TRUST, in the top 10. (Top 10 song/2015, J.Platt, WFUV)

SSG members will be performing "Sampler Sets" in the Lobby during free-time. Denny Tilton, AJ Croix, Kevin Kinsella, Carolyn Messina, Beth Sherby and more!

Come to listen, learn and meet wonderful like-minded people!! $35 for the day ($25 for SSG Members) $40 at the door. Food and drink available. Proceeds to benefit SSG - a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization.

SSG Presents P.D. Brody!

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

Our February show features P.D. Brody!

Self described as a "as a man, a guitar, four chords and a story to tell." P.D. Brody has played in many a venue in New Jersey and beyond. His 2014 EP "Find A Way" features "99 Years", a song written by hos father, Don Brody. P.D. has another EP entitiled "The Ride"

http://www.pdbrody.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.

Songwriters Night / The Inn at Millrace Pond

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

Join us for an evening featuring three talented regional Songwriters! The cozy tavern room with fireplace will be the setting for enjoying the tunes of Skylands Songwriters Guild members. Gary Reed - http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/GaryReed AJ Croix - http://www.ajcroix.com/ and Bernie Drury - https://www.facebook.com/berniedrurysongwriter/ Great food and grog available. Sound services and stage management by Mountain Ledge Music. In conjunction with Joe Hirsh Productions