|Acoustic concert series in our studio annex, on Ocean Ave at Chestnut, in Island Heights (Toms River), NJ|
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Friday, May 19, at 8:00 pm - $5 donation
(Doors open one hour before the show - come early and visit the art galleries.)
Red Bank singer/songwriter Jim Crawford is back for his second solo concert at the Artists' Guild. The Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch newspaper had this to say about him:
"Crawford, who looks a bit like a cross between Twain and Vonnegut, writes a bit like them as well. He is a socially conscious songwriter, with tunes about soldiers killed in war and the state of the economy and unemployment. He balances the heavier stuff with charming little songs about love and the occasional Johnny Cash selection. Everything he does has a smart turn of phrase or a twist on a concept."
To hear samples of Jim's songs and learn about his CD albums, visit his ReverbNation page:
Looking ahead.... upcoming Friday night shows, all at 8:00 pm - $5 donation
Jun 16 - Bill Doerge and family
Jul 21 - Mary Lutton and guests
Aug 18 - Ladies Night Out (Denise Miller, Mary Lutton, and Gail Gilrane)
Sep 15 - Custom Blend (Maria and Paul Petrone, and Joe Zavacki)
Nov 17 - Bob Andrews Trio (with Dave Sherman and Peter Hagen)
Dec 15 - Holiday Concert to benefit Harbor House
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Circle at the Artists' Guild:|
In addition to the concert series, there's a monthly song circle at the Artists' Guild. Held in the same room as the concerts, it's free and open to everyone. We take turns around the circle singing songs, and singing or playing along if we know the song. All kinds of songs are welcome. The only rule is that it's all acoustic, with no amplifiers or microphones. Everyone is welcome to take a turn in the circle, or just to listen. Feel free to bring a quiet activity such as sketching or reading.
Click here for a video description of the song circle.
Click here for a short music clip from a more recent song circle.
The song circle is held on the third Sunday of each month, starting at 6:00 and going till at least 9:00. Come for all or any part of that time. The next song circle will be on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
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|Performers at past concerts:|
Ladies Night Out (3/19/10, 6/12/10, 7/23/11, 7/26/13, 3/28/14, 11/21/14, 7/24/15, 8/19/16) - (music sample), YouTube videos
Basement Musicians (4/23/10, 5/21/10, 6/18/10, 7/30/11, 1/18/13, 1/26/13, 4/26/13, 2/21/14, 4/18/14, 4/24/15, 10/23/15, 2/19/16, 10/21/16, 2/17/17) - facebook.com/tony.pileggi.739 (music sample) Videos: Crazy, Play Me
Mary Lutton (5/21/10, 7/31/10, 7/16/11, 2/19/12, 2/24/13, 11/22/13, 5/23/14, 5/29/15, 7/22/16) - marykothlutton.com
O'Neill & Martin (5/21/10) - YouTube - Impossible
Terry Rivel (7/10/10, 3/23/12) - reverbnation.com/terryrivel
Rusty and Jan (9/4/10) - reverbnation.com/rustyandjan
Frank Fotusky (10/2/10) - myspace.com/frankfotusky
Thomas Wesley Stern (12/18/10) - Thomas Wesley Stern on Facebook
Clan Suibhne (2/18/11, 1/24/14, 3/27/15, 3/18/16, 3/24/17) - facebook.com/pages/Clan-Suibhne/240984553900
Mara Levine & Caroline Cutroneo (4/2/11) - sonicbids.com/MaraLevine (music sample)
Michael London (4/30/11) - michaellondon.net (music sample)
Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson (11/19/11, 9/29/12) - YouTube (music sample)
Pat Karwan (2/19/12) - myspace.com/patkarwan
Benita Segal (7/27/12) - facebook.com/sweetheartdesperado (music sample)
Denise Miller (8/18/12) - myspace.com/denisemillermusic
Gail Gilrane (8/18/12) - (music sample)
Acoustic Musicians Guild (3/22/13, 5/17/13, 8/23/13, 6/20/14, 10/24/14, 8/21/15, 1/29/16, 1/20/17) - amg.org
Bob Wright and Bill Doerge (6/28/13, 7/25/14, 6/26/15, 6/17/16) - bojomusic.com
Custom Blend (9/27/13, 9/19/14, 9/25/15, 9/23/16) - YouTube - Custom Blend at Albert Hall
Bob Andrews (10/25/13, 1/23/15, 11/18/16) - bobandrews.info/music.html (music sample)
Jim Crawford (5/23/14, 11/20/15, 5/20/16) - reverbnation.com/jimcrawford
Mary Shannon (8/22/14, 2/27/15, 4/22/16, 4/21/17) - (music sample 1) (music sample 2) (music sample 3)
Flyers for past concerts can be viewed at Pikasa OCAGconcerts Flyers slideshow
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