Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The singer and songwriter is due to delight in a Thursday concert, part of the Music on Main series.
Ever wonder where all the good songs went? If you want to hear some new songs that fill the bill, you should give a listen to James Maddock. His songs and voice are new and interesting, but they also harken back to a day when music told stories and singers could actually sing without being mechanically manipulated. His latest song, "My Old Neighborhood," can be purchased on iTunes, and it's a definite "don't miss" if you like good music. Maddock is, in a word, incredible. British-born Maddock will be playing at the Barron Arts Center Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 pm as part of the Music on Main series. Maddock was first recognized in the U.S as leader of the band Wood. They created Songs From Stamford Hill, which remains a fan favorite …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Come see new talent at the Barron Arts Center this Thursday.
The Music on Main series continues this week with a showcase for new artists. The concert will be held on Thursday, October 18, at the Barron Arts Center at 7 pm. Among the gifted musicians who will be playing are Carsie Blanton, Jann Klose, and Caitlyn Canty and more. Blanton, who hails from New Orleans, says that some people say she's jazzy, others think she's a folk singer, and some swear she's a rock star. She gives her music away for free on Youtube, and she asks her viewers to help her choose the themes for her videos. She's won enough acclaim to have opened for Paul Simon, and her newest album is Idiot Heart. Singer and songwriter Klose has lived in Germany, Kenya, and South Africa, and is now based in New York. His music was …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Visit rock history with a founding member of the New York Dolls in a Barron Arts Center concert this Thursday in Woodbridge.
Call it punk rock, New Wave, or glam rock. Whatever it was, David Johansen was there at the beginning. The rocker will be visiting Woodbridge this week. David Johansen of the eponymous David Johansen Duo is performing at the Barron Arts Center on Thursday, October 11, at the Barron Arts Center. The concert, part of the Music on Main series, begins at 7:30 pm. Johansen was a member of the famous New York Dolls punk rock group. Founded in 1971, they were the inspiration for many punk rockers to come, including Blondie, the Ramones, and the Talking Heads before their breakup in 1975. Johansen himself has moved on in the decades since. He morphed in the 1980s into Buster Poindexter, who came up with a minor hit, "Hot Hot Hot". That led to a…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Iain Matthews and Cliff Eberhardt bring their folk music sensibilities to the United Methodist Church in Woodbridge this Thursday.
The fall season for the Music on Main series begins Thursday with a return with the duo of Iain Matthews and Cliff Eberhardt. The show will be held October 4, 7:30 pm, at the United Methodist Church on Main Street. The singers and guitarists represent two generations of folk music: Matthews, with his British outlook as well as his folk and rock influences, and Eberhardt with his Greenwich Village 'Fast Folk Movement' and contemporary folk music sensibilities. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Buy tix to all five concerts and save big.
It's concert time again with Woodbridge Arts' Music on Main series this fall, and they're offering a special $99 deal. Great tickets to all five concerts this season, with big savings for prepaying for them in advance. The season begins October 4th with Ian Matthews and Cliff Eberhardt at the United Methodist Church, followed by: Tickets are available online or at the Woodbridge Community Center. For more information, call 732-596-4048. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Free concert from an interesting band.
Woodbridge is branching out in its musical tastes. The Dirty Urchins, a great group born in an Lower East side apartment, obtained its name when one of the founders, Freddie Stephenson, remarked after one of their subway performances in New York City: "We're just like a bunch of dirty urchins!" As the band said, the name stuck. The group started out as street performers, musicians who play for coins and a few dollars in subways and parks. The musicians thought, rightly so, that they had a good chance to move their way up the musicial chain, and they decided to ditch the temp jobs and Starbucks barista gigs and focus on their music. They'll be playing tonight at Parker Press Park in a free concert that starts at 7:30 pm. They appear as …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Hear the lyric harmonies of the threesome tonight at 7 pm.
Brother Sun, a three man folk band, will be playing at the Parker Press Park tonight as part of the Music on Main concert series. Pat Wictor, Greg Greenaway, and Joe Jencks harmonize through gospel, blues, and folk music, accompanied by proficient playing on guitar, slide guitar, and piano. Admission is free. Remember to bring a lawn chair for the event. The concert will take place simultaneousl with the Woodbridge Farmer's Market on the park grounds.
Monday, June 4, 2012
A compatriot of The Boss, Willie Nile and his band will play at a free concert on June 6.
Another season of free concerts is slated for Woodbridge, with Willie Nile Band kicking off the concerts this Wednesday as part of the Music on Main series. Nile will be rocking at the Parker Press Park at 7:30 pm. Admission to all concerts is free, but remember to bring a lawn chair for seating. Willie Nile has been around forever, and maintains a close relationship with another famous New Jersey native, Bruce Springsteen. Nile’s band has opened for The Boss, and two years ago, Springsteen joined Niles on stage in Asbury Park where both played a Nile tune. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the auditorium of Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue. The free weekly concerts run through August 29.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tix are still available for the Emerging Artist series at the Barron Arts Center on May 10.
Ari Hest is nothing if not productive. The singer-songwriter released a debut album on Columbia Records in 2007, but a year later, he wanted more creative control over his music, so he branched out onto Youtube. Hest launched what he called the 52 project, a series of songs, one written, recorded, and released every Monday, for an entire year. Fans voted for their favorites, and in 2009, Hest released an album of the winning fan favorites. He's developed quite a following since. Hest will be playing at the Barron Arts Center this Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. To buy tickets online, visit woodbridgeartsnj.org at this link. For more information, call 732-596-4048.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tickets are still available to hear famed guitarist Stephane Wrembel tomorrow night at Woodbridge's Barron Arts Center.
Music on Main will be presenting Stephane Wrembel, a guitarist who made his fame on gypsy and jazz music, tomorrow night at the Barron Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Wrembel comes to Woodbridge with the strongest of endorsements. He was recruited by Woody Allen to compose music for the Academy Award wining film, "Midnight in Paris", and he performed at the 2012 Academy Awards telecast. The French-born guitarist who now calls Brooklyn his home has recorded five albums, and those are only a few of his accomplishments. Tickets are still available to hear Wrembel, who appears tomorrow night as part of the Music on Main concert series. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door, and can be purchased at the WoodbridgeArts site.