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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!

About Us 

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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Previous events

Free Roxbury Library Concert - Grover Kemble

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

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

The legendary jazzy Grover Kemble is a musician, singer, and songwriter, well known for his spontaneous and daring approach to jazz, fun-loving personality, and classic showmanship. http://www.groverkemble.com/

Registration is required for headcount purposes as well as our way to contact you should we need to cancel or postpone. karen.cerreta@roxburylibrary.org

Tickets: FREE!! Sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo! *Restrooms will not be available - plan ahead!

Free Gazebo Concert - Kate & Paul / Jeiris Cook

Horseshoe Lake Gazebo, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876

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

Local artists Kate and Paul with Jeiris Cook Music will be playing a variety tunes featuring many popular songs and some original work. Relax with us and enjoy a free concert! www.kateandpaulband.com/ https://jeiriscook.weebly.com/

Registration is required for headcount purposes as well as our way to contact you should we need to cancel or postpone. https://roxburylibrary.org/events/ karen.cerreta@roxburylibrary.org

Tickets: FREE!! Sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo! *Restrooms will not be available - plan ahead!

Free Roxbury Library Concert - BIG JEFF

Horseshoe Lake Gazebo, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876

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

Popular local artist Big Jeff has done lotsa cool stuff and entertained a whole lotta kids, and now, BIG JEFF RADIO is up and running! It's a weekly family radio musical comedy show, with a couple of pictures thrown in. You'll love to listen with the kids! www.bigjeffmusic.com

*Ice Cream Social Night -- bring an item for Roxbury Social Services and receive a free ice cream treat!

Registration is required for headcount purposes as well as our way to contact you should we need to cancel or postpone. https://roxburylibrary.org/events/ karen.cerreta@roxburylibrary.org

Tickets: FREE!! Sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo! *Restrooms will not be available - plan ahead!

Free Gazebo Concert - Winterlong / Stephanie Joyner

Horseshoe Lake Gazebo, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876

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

Local artists WinterLong and Stephanie Joyner Musician will be trading tunes featuring many popular songs and some of their original work. Relax with us and enjoy a free concert!

Registration is required for headcount purposes as well as our way to contact you should we need to cancel or postpone. https://roxburylibrary.org/events/ karen.cerreta@roxburylibrary.org

Tickets: FREE!! Sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo! *Restrooms will not be available - plan ahead!

Free Roxbury Library Concert - Cardon Raquet

Horseshoe Lake Gazebo, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876

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

Popular musician Cardon Raquet sings a variety of familiar tunes and some of his own songs - filled out with harmonies and looped rhythms for a most enjoyable experience! http://www.cardonraquet.com/

Registration is required for headcount purposes as well as our way to contact you should we need to cancel or postpone. https://roxburylibrary.org/events/ karen.cerreta@roxburylibrary.org

Tickets: FREE!! Sponsored by the Roxbury Public Library Join us on the Library lawn - music in the Gazebo! *Restrooms will not be available - plan ahead!

Selling Your Music to TV & Film!

Online

We have the opportunity to present a one-hour session on Music Licensing, “Selling Your Music to TV and Films”, taught by Gen Evieve, a very accomplished songwriter and performer. Gen Evieve led an expanded session on the same topic at last year’s NERFA and it was well-received.

This session is available exclusively to SSG members. Besides the fact that a session like this is bound to have pointers for just about everyone, we want to support these special guest artists when they work with SSG! So sign up for this first, online session and the good word of mouth will help get great guest artists in the future.

The session will take place on Zoom, and are limited to the first 12 people who sign up. All login information will be sent to all those registered.

Cost: $10 per person

SSG presents Jeiris Cook!

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

April will feature Jeiris Cook Music!

Raised on a musical diet of vintage Motown and 90s RnB, Jeiris Cook is serving up his own blend of music therapy with a dash of folk. Combine that with his percussive style of play, and you become witness to a performance that is both unique and memorable. The mission is simple, to produce music that is therapeutic in the way that some foods are. After all, music IS food for the soul. So eat up, because music therapy begins here! http://www.jeiriscook.com

“An artist with the story-telling ability of Bob Dylan and the vocal chops of Marvin Gaye, Jeiris transports you to wonderful childhood memories at Grandma's house, the smell of fresh-baked biscuits wafting through the air and Summer days spent with friends and family, lazily sitting on the porch.” - Spring Nicole

Always fun!! $5 cover Food and drinks available.

SSG presents Gary Reed!

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

Gary Reed will be our March feature!

Gary has performed thousands of gigs as a singer, song writer and guitarist at clubs, parties, music festivals and events. He works as a Solo, Duo with fiddle or bass and as a Trio.

Recently Gary Reed was featured as an outstanding song writer at New Your City's Bitter End. He has performed at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Black Point Music Festival, Sky lands Songwriter's Festival including performances in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. https://garyreedguitar.com/

“Gary Reed Band is amazing. Potent lyrical content entrenched with top notch instrumental and vocal production. In short, Gary Reed Band is symbolic Americana and alternative music.” - Waughn Lawery, 360 Magazine

Always fun!! $5 cover Food and drinks available. Skylands Songwriters Guild is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization.

SSG presents Tom TC Carpenter!

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

Tom TC Carpenter will be our feature this month!!

Tom's influences and inspirations vary from 60's and 70's rock to early country and Americana. His current songwriting has shifted into exploring the stories of local history - how the railways, the immigrants, and the steel industry shaped the region.

In September of 2016 Tom released his debut CD - "Look Inside" - of original songs consisting of four studio cuts and four live cuts.

"Tom is a craftsman, a wordsmith and a teller of tales. His music is at once pleasing and transportive. Beyond that he's an asset and an advocate for the music community."
- Brian McCloskey, Foul Rift Productions https://www.tomtccarpenter.com/

Always fun!! $5 cover Food and drinks available.

BuddLakeNJ #OpenMic #AcousticMusic

SSG Cover Your Friends plus Gen Evieve!

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, this is the time!

Our featured artist will be Gen Evieve! www.genevieve-music.com/ “If Belle had more grit and growl, she’d morph into Genevieve. Tenacious, tender, timeless tunesmith with the voice of a fallen angel, a dogged desire to change the world, and the kind of colorful, powerful history that fuels her with the fortitude and swagger to do battle with the gods, Genevieve is a classic in every way.”

Always fun!! $5 cover Food and drinks available.

SSG at the Stanhope House

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

A MONDAY 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!

We'll have a quieter night!

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.

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

Skylands Songwriters Guild is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to cultivating the Singer-Songwriter community of Northwest NJ and the surrounding region.
www.SkylandsSongwriters.com

OpenMic #OriginalMusic

SSG Flamingo Room!

Nerfa, 2701 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905

SSG Members & Friends Songwriter Guerilla Showcase! Saturday Late night en-suite acoustic showcase - Room #2063 Enjoy nice sets from our most excellent members!

11:45 - Carol Crittenden 12:05 - Marion Halliday 12:25 - Katherine Rondeau 12:45 - Patrick Fitzsimmons 1:05 - Jeiris Cook 1:25 - Randie O'Neil

SSG Flamingo Room!

Nerfa, 2701 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905

SSG Members & Friends Songwriter Guerilla Showcase! Thursday Late night en-suite acoustic showcase - Room #2063 Enjoy nice sets from our most excellent members!

11:00 - Rachel Marie 11:30 - Rupert Wates 12:00 - Bernie Drury - Songwriter 12:30 - TBA 1:00 - Larry Ahearn

SSG presents Carl Scimeca!

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

We welcome long time friend of SSG (way before we were SSG) Carl Scimeca to be our featured artist for October.

Carl has his new release "Out of Darkness" available, too!

https://www.reverbnation.com/carlscimeca5

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

SSG at the Stanhope House

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

2nd Thursday this 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!

We'll have a quieter night!

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.

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

SSG - Lisa Jeanette

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

Chasing Happy is singer-songwriter Lisa Jeanette’s debut album. Born and raised in Philadelphia, the youngest of nine, Lisa took to timesharing her siblings’ guitars. Her high school orchestra instrument, the double bass, led her to Temple University, where she studied with Henry Scott, bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Performance. Lisa currently plays with Main Line Symphony Orchestra, and plays bass on several tracks here.

Lisa Jeanette’s songwriting influences include Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Billy Joel, Elton John, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac, and Genesis. This debut album is a testament that Chasing Happy can turn to simply enjoying happiness wherever it leads.

http://www.lisajeanette.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.

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