WEEKLY WORKSHOPS ONLINE:
Songs that Sing to Me (Mondays, Jay Wilensky); Teach Your Guitar to Sing (Streamed On Demand, Bob McNally); Stayaway Songwriters Circle (Thursdays, Dave Kleiner)

CONCERTS ONLINE EVERY TUESDAY and FRIDAY:

Attendance is free. 100% of donations go to the Artists. Click here to sign up for notifications in Email.
August 2021

Robert Bidney

3: PM Eastern
The Folk Project Television Show host Joe Guzzo interviews Robert Bidney who makes this show even more magical by performing an extended mini-concert. Don’t miss it! Robert is a singer-songwriter who connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.
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01 Aug
3:00 pm

Turn Turn Turn

7: PM Eastern
Turn Turn Turn is a trio who bonded over a mutual love of close harmony, 60's and 70's country, folk, and pop music to form an original Americana band. To create their distinctive sound, the band “turns” to the distant past of early American recorded music, “turns” again to that renaissance of the 1960's and 1970's, and finally “turns” again to the present looking forward. Their voices blend in a delectable, cosmic way, forming a sound that is both distinctive and familiar.
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03 Aug
7:00 pm

Eric Sommer

7: PM Eastern
Eric Sommer is a singer, songwriter, road poet and a musical cyclone. Any bio for Eric Sommer is a real challenge: he’s been everywhere and played with everyone, including  Tom Petty, Little Feat, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and many more. Whether in band or one-man form (which showcases his amazing acoustic Blues guitar stylings), this amazing songwriter is a living history of contemporary music and a musical force of nature.
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06 Aug
7:30 pm

Swingin’ Tern Dance: Dan Black & Peter, Paul, Ed, Garry

Dance to caller Dan Black and band Peter, Paul, Ed & Garry. Proof of vaccination required, masks optional.

LOCATION: The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment
ADMISSION: $12 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.
INFORMATION: swingintern@folkproject.org
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07 Aug
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Charm of Finches

7: PM Eastern
Charm of Finches is the award-winning Melbourne sister duo known for their haunted folk tunes about love, grief and whispering trees, with their tight sibling harmonies and chamber folk sound. Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes emerge from an eclectic musical childhood of Celtic strings and busking old-time tunes. The duo has won many awards nationally and internationally and their music has featured on Australian TV. 
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10 Aug
7:00 pm

Folk Project Open Stage, August

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey's premier open stage, is back with an online reboot the second Friday of every month. Just like in the old, live days, the Main Stage starts with a featured performance, followed by two-song sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd: openstage@folkproject.org. Our beloved Terrace Room round robin led by Scotty and Glenn is back, too. Open Stage begins with a featured set by a performer from our Folk Project community.
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13 Aug
7:30 pm

Kevin Neidig

3: PM Eastern
Join Folk Project TV host Joe Guzzo for a special interview with guest Kevin Neidig, who will also perform three original songs. Kevin is a talented singer/songwriter with real vocal heft and a multi-instrumentalist with impressive chops. He has opened for Doc Watson, Peter Rowan, Tom Paxton and the Alison Brown Quartet and won numerous awards for voice, guitar and banjo at the Deer Creek Fiddler’s Convention in Westminster, MD.
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15 Aug
3:00 pm

Connie Kaldor

7: PM Eastern
Connie Kaldor is one of Canada’s finest songwriters. She has toured around the world, won Junos and is a member of the Order of Canada, as well as winning a Western Literature award, but you can hear the blizzards and heat waves of the Saskatchewan Prairie in her lyrics and her gorgeous voice. She has built an enormous following one song, one show at a time. Her versatility is shown by her musicals, films and web-series work, but her live shows are the bedrock of her artistry and career. It's great to have Connie back at the Folk Project.
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17 Aug
7:00 pm

NJ Uke Fest 2021

7: PM Eastern
to Sunday, August 22 at 4:00 PM
On August 20, 21 & 22, The Folk Project’s NJ Uke Fest will present workshops, concerts, and sing-alongs. Tickets are $85 and attendance is limited to 50 vaccinated guests. Friday opens with ukulele favorites Jim Boggia presenting Bruce Off Broadway, his ukulele tribute to Bruce Springsteen, and Project favorite Christine DeLeon opening with her gorgeous voice, splendid uke playing, and a mix of originals, popular tunes, and gems from the 1920s. Saturday's performers and workshop instructors include luthier, sophisticated arranger, complex finger-picking artist, and Ukulele Album of the Year nominee Christopher Trietsch; author, composer, luthier and world-touring ukulelist Jim Beloff; multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and intricate jazz arranger Christopher Davis-Shannon, and exquisite singer, delicate songwriter and unique harp ukulele connoisseur Gracie Terzian.  On Sunday we host our traditional outdoor sing-along/play-along. ***NOTE: Online link for Friday Evening Concert ONLY*** Complete details here.
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20 - 22 Aug
7:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Swingin’ Tern Dance: Alexandra Deis-Lauby & Wry Bred

Dance to caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby and band Wry Bred. Proof of vaccination required, masks optional.

LOCATION: The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment
ADMISSION: $12 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.
INFORMATION: swingintern@folkproject.org
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21 Aug
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Severin Browne

7: PM Eastern
Severin Browne is a former Motown recording artist and staff songwriter who continues to enchant audiences with his clear voice, masterful guitar playing and finely crafted songs. He has shared stages with Kenny Rankin, The Kingston Trio, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, John Hartford, Country Joe and the Fish, and his older brother, the legendary Jackson Browne.
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24 Aug
7:00 pm
Photo of Dave Nachmanoff with guitar

Dave Nachmanoff

7: PM Eastern
Dave Nachmanoffis a boundless talent and creative force that we're happy to welcome back. This one-man wrecking crew, a singer-songwriter of rare humor and subtlety, is a top-national-level guitarist, a thrilling pianist, and a great vocalist.  His broad range of styles reaches from quiet, sensitive and touching to upbeat folk-pop to Tin Pan Alley and jazz, and then over to blues and rock, and then back again. If you haven't seen Dave, he's a must-see. If you have, you know the great show you're in for.
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27 Aug
7:30 pm

Abby Posner

3: PM Eastern
Join Folk Project TV host Joe Guzzo for an interview with Abby Posner who will talk about her music and life, and share music that will enchant you. Abby puts passion and soul into everything she plays. She is best known for her ability to play nearly any instrument that she can get her hands on, twisting genres, and pushing the boundaries of folk, roots, and pop music.
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29 Aug
3:00 pm

Don White

7: PM Eastern
Don White is an award-winning singer-songwriter, a comedian, an author, a storyteller and a long-time Folk Project favorite, who's been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years. He has joined master storytellers Bil Lep and Bill Harley in Father’s Daze, a hilarious three-man storytelling show about the triumphs and tribulations of fatherhood and has toured for nine years with folk songwriting legend Christine Lavin.
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31 Aug
7:00 pm
September 2021
Photo of Joe Guzzo

The Folk Project Television Show

Join your host, Joe Guzzo, for the next episode of the Folk Project Television Show. You can find it on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/FolkProjectVideo, most Sundays at 3 PM Eastern Time.

Each week, I will bring you past performances from the archives of Horses Sing None of It program. When I get video performances from members of The Folk Project, I will air them. Additionally, I am working hard to bring you interviews of performers in the world of Folk music. Even though I may muse on various subjects each week, the emphasis of the show will always be on the music. That’s why The Folk Project exists, after all. Be sure to join me this coming Sunday!
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05 Sep
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jaime Michaels

7: PM Eastern
Jaime Michaels is a truly inspiring and creative artist whose lyrics are clever, reflective and wry. His music is generally upbeat, but he's laser focused on the heart - sweet, but never sappy, crafty but always insightful. He writes songs with a sense of purpose and sings them with a commitment to the depth of meaning that a true artist expects from his art.
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07 Sep
7:00 pm

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt normally tour separately and solo, so it's a special treat when they share the stage together. If the chemistry seems exceptional, they come by it honestly, as they are a rare breed: a romantic partnership in real life, not just musical life. The two together on stage are a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Danny's known for riveting poetic lyrics, and gypsy spirit Carrie for incredibly soulful and dynamic vocals. Two impressive talents in one great show.
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14 Sep
7:00 pm

Arielle Silver

7: PM Eastern
Arielle Silver is a consummate storyteller whose rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her tours and travels across the American heartland. She is a born communicator, who exudes intelligence and humanity with a knack for catchy pop hooks and fun arrangements. This East Coast-born / West-Coast-based singer-songwriter is luminous, literate, and alive, with songs that crosscut exacting details of the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life.
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21 Sep
7:00 pm
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July 2021

South for Winter

7: PM Eastern
South for Winter is often described as folk-blues, folk-jazz, or Renaissance. Their songs are intoned with a depth of emotion and richness of experience that invite listeners into the story - eager and anxious in turn with each verse. In a landscape saturated with incredible songwriters and musicians, South for Winter have developed a sound all their own. With meticulously-crafted lyrics, captivating natural charisma, and an impressive assortment of instruments at their command, South for Winter have established themselves time and time again as a crowd favorite.

This is a Troubadour At Home Live Concert Series event. Buy tickets above to attend in person (there's still no admission charge online). See this page for more information.
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30 Jul
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Genevieve

7: PM Eastern
Genevieve is an all-round entertainer, a charismatic and unique talent who has been wowing audiences everywhere for a long, long time.  Her music spans multiple genres, incorporating elements from folk traditions to blues and nuanced jazz to pop hookiness. With a voice blessed with impressive dynamics and range this young and versatile singer/songwriter exhibits a wide assortment of influences and connects to the listener on a very personal and comfortable level.
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27 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Abbie Gardner

7: PM Eastern
Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live show is truly unique. As an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own.

This is a Troubadour At Home Live Concert Series event. Buy tickets above to attend in person (there's still no admission charge online). See this page for more information. Live show SOLD OUT - please join us online.
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23 Jul
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tina Ross

7: PM Eastern
Tina Ross has been described as a fresh, timeless wind blowing in from the 60’s with an original contemporary vibe and flow.  Her emotion-soaked, soothing vocals draw you in and capture your heart while her songs weave intricate stories of our human experience.  Tina has been recognized as a Finalist: UK Songwriting, Honorable Mention: John Lennon Songwriting and Top Five Finalist: International Blues & Roots Radio.  Listening to Tina is stirring, soulful and deeply intimate.
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20 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Swingin’ Tern Dance: Bob Isaacs & Contra Rebels

Folk Project's Swingin' Tern dances return LIVE with caller Bob Isaacs and band The Contra Rebels. Proof of vaccination required, masks optional, admission FREE (donations welcomed), but RSVP

LOCATION: The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment
ADMISSION: FREE for this dance. Regularly $12 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.
INFORMATION: https://conta.cc/3xH9OU1
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17 Jul
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Michael Arthur

7: PM Eastern
Michael Arthur is a contemporary singer-songwriter who explores the breadth and depth of the human experience in his poignant songs. Noted for his warm emotive vocals and lush acoustic guitar work in open tunings, his performances have been described as “cathartic, heartwarming, and fun all at the same time.
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16 Jul
7:30 pm

The Black Feathers

7: PM Eastern
The Black Feathers have a sparkling on-stage presence that grabs your attention and never lets go. Their gorgeous harmonies and heartfelt lyrics blend English folk and Americana for a unique twist on music that matters for its message and its magic. Their ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing: the arcane product of weaving traditional and modern influences with such art that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.
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13 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Folk Project Open Stage – July

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey's premier open stage, is back with an online reboot the second Friday of every month. Just like in the old, live days, the Open Stage begins with a featured performance by a member artist. That's followed by two-song sign-up slots by some extraordinary artists. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org. It's a great show for audience and performers alike.

Chrissy Roberts is July's Open Stage Opener. Chrissy is known for her engaging songwriting and wonderful performances. She is a fan favorite in the North Jersey acoustic music scene. Her song Wandering can be heard in the Golden Door Film Festival Award-winning movie Like Us.
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09 Jul
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sawyer Fredericks

7: PM Eastern
Sawyer Fredericks is an Americana singer-songwriter with deep, beyond-his-years original lyrics and melodies. His raw, soulful vocals and powerful live performances have led this Upstate New York farm boy from iconic folk stages like Falcon Ridge, Caffe Lena, and The Bitter End to winning Season 8 of NBC's The Voice. Sawyer's impressive blend of soulful folk, blues, and rock are delivered in an honest and elegantly stripped-down style that he describes as “free range folk.” You'll describe it as "wow!"
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06 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 2021

Jon Shain & FJ Ventre

7: PM Eastern
Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Shain's love of American roots music and songwriting is drawn from narratives about regular people and themes of social justice. Jon is performing with FJ Ventre on bass and vocals. They began playing together in 1982 when they met in high school. Together they have produced several charting Folk albums. A great show is in the works. Be there.
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29 Jun
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robinson & Rohe

7: PM Eastern
Robinson & Rohe, Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe, are a powerhouse duo who've combined separate careers spanning everything from Brazilian jazz to orchestral scores into a musical union that is exciting, creative, and at once entertaining and informative. Robinson was an original cast member of the Tony Award winning play Warhorse, and was musical director of Anaïs Mitchell’s Off-Broadway folk opera Hadestown.  Rohe toured with her Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show, honing a honeyed, far-ranging voice and garnering attention for her unflinching alternative anthem for the United States, National Anthem: Arise! Arise! Jean has been a member of the Folk Project family of musicians since age eight.

This is a Troubadour At Home Live Concert Series event. Buy tickets above to attend in person (there's still no admission charge online). See this page for more information.
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25 Jun
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tom Chapin

7: PM Eastern
Tom Chapin is back! Tom's a multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist who has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft, masterful fingerpicking, and effortlessly charismatic live performance. Chapin continues to engage the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners with witty, life-affirming original songs delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles. Join us and share the love and community this unique and blessed artist brings to the world and to The Folk Project's Acoustic Stayaway.
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22 Jun
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank & Hank

7: PM Eastern
Frank & Hank are Henry Nerenberg and Frank Sole. They are two gifted and talented guitarists who have explored the breadth and depth of American and world music for decades. Frank & Hank’s arrangements are interesting and intricate, their song selections eclectic and edifying, and their manner engaging and warm. But above all, their show is entertaining. This duo have been Folk Project favorites and family since the dawn of music. Come and see why.

This is a Troubadour At Home Live Concert Series event. Buy tickets above to attend in person (there's still no admission charge online). See this page for more information.
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18 Jun
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Buddy Mondlock

7: PM Eastern
Buddy Mondlock writes songs so well they've been recorded by the likes of Garth Brooks, Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry.  Buddy won  a New Folk Award at Kerrville, toured the U.S. and Europe, toured with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp and teaches at the Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina. He sings and plays great, too. Buddy Mondlock is the real, don’t-miss deal.
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15 Jun
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Folk Project Open Stage

7: PM Eastern
The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey's premier open stage, is back with an online reboot the second Friday of every month. Just like in the old, live days, the Main Stage starts with a featured performance, followed by two-song sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd: openstage@folkproject.org. Our beloved Terrace Room round robin led by Scotty and Glenn is back, too. Open Stage begins with a featured set by a performer from our Folk Project community.
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11 Jun
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Annie Mack

7: PM Eastern
Annie Mack is a soulful singer and unflinching songwriter who writes from the gut and demands your attention. Mack is a powerhouse blues singer getting national recognition at some of North America’s top festivals, and blues and jazz clubs. Featured in the book 50 Women in the Blues alongside Bessie Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin, Annie solidifies her position as a top-tier singer, songwriter and producer who performs a unique blend of blues, country, rock and soul.
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08 Jun
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie

Cliff Eberhardt is a master of his craft, the consummate singer-songwriter. He is a legendary artist who captures every audience with every song. Louise Mosrie is an insightful songwriter with an incisive voice that lends passion and integrity to every message every song delivers.

This is a Troubadour At Home Live Concert Series event. Buy tickets above to attend in person (there's still no admission charge online). See this page for more information.
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04 Jun
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Folk Project Artists Showcase

Scott Rovner, Carrie Cantor, and Glen Coleman are seasoned and talented performers who exemplify the vibrant North Jersey music scene and epitomize the Folk Project community as a meeting place for local talent and springboard for aspiring, accomplished artists.  Scotty inspires audiences with his resonant baritone and detailed flat picking. Carrie is an enchanting vocalist and a dynamic performer, known for exquisite renditions of folk and pop songs. And Glen delights with a smooth tenor, an accomplished guitar technique, and a passion for everyone and everything around him.
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01 Jun
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 2021

Mike Agranoff

7: PM Eastern
Mike Agranoff is one of those folk performers who steadfastly defies categorization, yet amasses stalwart fans from folk aficionados of all categories. He draws his material from sources as diverse as traditional ballads and fiddle tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World and his own witty pen. He delivers it with a skilled hand on guitar, piano and concertina, with an almost telepathic transmittal of the essence of the song and, occasionally, with a sly twinkle in his eye in anticipation of some of the most horrible parodies ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting audience.

This Troubadour At Home Live Concert Series event has SOLD OUT LIVE. Please join us online.
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28 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chip Mergott

7: PM Eastern
     “Chip Mergott is one of my favorite songwriters
     — Bonnie Raitt

Chip is a Bucks County, Pennsylvania-based singer/songwriter and a born storyteller. After spending time as a member of the legendary Bittersweet a/k/a Baillie and the Boys with five Top Ten Nashville singles, Chip became a protégé of Bonnie Raitt, a noted author,  an  unofficial member of the Livingston Taylor family of musicians, and a four-time veteran of The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series.
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25 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heather Pierson Duo

7: PM Eastern
Heather Pierson is an amazing talent, as comfortable and adept with bluegrass as she is with folk and jazz. Her gorgeous, rich vocals, her mesmerizing work on piano, guitar, and tenor banjo, and her insightful, soul-baring songwriting will leave you breathless and aching for more.  She's one of the sweetest, nicest people you've ever met, but on stage she transforms into a world-class performer, an artist who speaks the language of music in as many dialects as her abilities will allow. Heather will perform with life partner and music partner Shawn Nadeau, a self-taught phenom who brings an unassuming rock-solid foundation and a keen awareness to every moment of every song.     (Photo credit: Pam Ashnault)
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21 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mary Bue

7: PM Eastern
Mary Bue is a songwriter, Nada yogi, traveler, runner, vegan, retreat guide, and teacher based out of Minneapolis, often roaming this beautiful world. Named Best Songwriter of 2020 by City Pages this prolific,  lyrical, and sometimes crass,  performer shows off her warm side, laced with quirky humor and stories of her adventures (and misadventures).  A prolific songwriter, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology since her early teens, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs, seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue.
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18 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Folk Project Open Stage

7: PM Eastern
The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey's premier open stage, is back with an online reboot the second Friday of every month. Just like in the old, live days, the Main Stage starts with a featured performance, followed by two-song sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd: openstage@folkproject.org. Our beloved Terrace Room round robin led by Scotty and Glenn is back, too. Open Stage begins with a featured set by a performer from our Folk Project community. Diane Polledri is this month's Open Stage Opener. Her musical mentors include Abbie Garder, Antje Duvekot, Tracy Grammer, and Ellis Paul.  But, her greatest inspiration has come from the people in and associated with the Folk Project.
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14 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gathering Time

7: PM Eastern
Gathering Time is an internationally touring folk-rock harmony Americana trio in the spirit of the '60s and beyond, playing original, classic 20th-century, and trad tunes. Like a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, Gathering Time is known for astute songwriting, spirited and accomplished musicianship, and a stellar vocal blend. Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveny evince deep roots in ‘60s folk-rock, with a healthy dash of traditional folk in the mix. Their stage chemistry makes clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, yet their infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies.
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11 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grover Kemble

7: PM Eastern
Grover Kemble is a legendary singer, guitarist and performing artist whose musical roots reach deep into New Jersey and the Folk Project.  His unique and colorful interpretations of jazz, Latin, R&B, folk, and original compositions have garnered considerable attention and acclaim. As a member of Sha-Na-Na, Za Zu Zaz, Blow Daddyo, and as a soloist, he's been featured around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the JVC Jazz Festival, from Shanghai Jazz to his blowout finale performance at the Folk Project's last live Acoustic Getaway. Don't miss one of our favorite artists ever, Grover Kemble.

This is also a Troubadour At Home Live Concert Series event. See this page for information and ticketing.
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07 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Shanna in a Dress

7: PM Eastern
Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. She says what everyone is thinking but no one else will say and you'll get an uncensored journey of clever humor and heartbreak with a hefty side of entertainment at her shows. This witty wordsmith is known for making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes in the same song.
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04 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 2021

Tony Furtado

7: PM Eastern
Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele, who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef. He’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story. All of the music of America is in Tony’s music.
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30 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Justin Farren

7: PM Eastern
Justin Farren writes multidimensional songs that are both enchanting and seemingly effortless. Songs that are uniquely personal but endlessly inventive and highly relatable. Songs filled with the kind of sudden twists and turns that you never see coming but will never forget. In the last few years he's won a bevy of awards including the Kerrville New Folk Competition, Songwriter Serenade, and Wildflower. He's a magnificent talent and we're excited to have him on the Stayaway.
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27 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Peppino D’Agostino

7: PM Eastern
Peppino D’Agostino is a superb guitarist and composer . His music is beautifully addictive, his personality charming, and his talent extraordinary. He was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by readers of Guitar Player Magazine and  recognized by the magazine as the guitarist’s guitarist. Leo Kottke says, I love his sound, and Tommy Emmanuel says, Peppino’s music is deep and beautiful.
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23 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deni Bonet

7: PM Eastern
Deni Bonet is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist who has recorded and performed with R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters, and Warren Zevon among many others. She was an original member of the cast of the nationally syndicated NPR radio show Mountain Stage, singing and performing in her own right and accompanying guests on the show. Deni left the show to pursue a solo career, with a mission to prove that there is more to the violin than concertos and hoedowns. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lilith Fair and the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President Biden.
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20 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

James Lee Baker

7: PM Eastern
James Lee Baker 's voice in positively heavenly and his lyrics are deeply inspirational and intimately connective. His superb storytelling abilities take you  on his personal journey of discovery to the joyful and tender moments that we all share and experience. Ultimately, James' music adds meaning to our own lives.  It is with great pride that we introduce this exceptional performer and songwriter to our Folk Project Online Audience.
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16 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tom Paxton – Special Concert with The DonJuans

Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and the conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being. He writes stirring songs of social protest and gentle songs of love, each woven together with his personal gift for language. His melodies haunt, his lyrics reverberate. I have sung Tom’s songs for three decades and will go on doing so in the new century, for they are beautiful and timeless, and meant for every age. (Judy Collins). The DonJuans - Jon Vezner and Don Henry - are Nashville, Folk Project, and worldwide favorites performing with Tom. Admission price $15.
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14 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

South for Winter

7: PM Eastern
South for Winter is often described as folk-blues, folk-jazz, or Renaissance. Their songs are intoned with a depth of emotion and richness of experience that invite listeners into the story - eager and anxious in turn with each verse. In a landscape saturated with incredible songwriters and musicians, South for Winter have developed a sound all their own. With meticulously-crafted lyrics, captivating natural charisma, and an impressive assortment of instruments at their command, South for Winter have established themselves time and time again as a crowd favorite. As the world gets COVID-savvy, Team Stayaway is opening up for more groups, and we're happy to present our first trio. You're going to love South for Winter. Bring on the harmonies.
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13 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Folk Project Open Stage

7: PM Eastern
The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey's premier open stage, is back with an online reboot the second Friday of every month. Just like in the old, live days, the Main Stage starts with a featured performance, followed by two-song sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd: openstage@folkproject.org. Our beloved Terrace Room round robin led by Scotty and Glenn is back, too. Open Stage begins with a featured set by a performer from our Folk Project community. On Friday, April 9th, we will feature Ken Meyle and Carolyn Cott. Ken has performed in concert series and festivals in the tri-state area and taught guitar, mandolin, and banjo since the '70s. His musical range includes folk, bluegrass and swing. Carolyn is a singer-songwriter who has played various Philadelphia area venues, including Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series, Steel City Coffee House, Chaplin’s, and Upper Merion Concerts Under the Stars.
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09 Apr
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will Kimbrough

7: PM Eastern
Will Kimbrough has spent a lifetime writing songs and performing them, along the way becoming a respected recording artist, producer and musician. Kimbrough wields an axe with the best guitar slingers and his vocals deliver meaning that goes beyond his amazing lyrics. Will glides seamlessly from blues to R&B to up-tempo rockers, but always with lyrics that enlighten and never lose their way. An artist of Will's stature and talent is a great addition to our little Stayaway. Don't miss this show.
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06 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Victoria Vox

7: PM Eastern
Victoria Vox's musical style is romantic, catchy, tinged with jazz, and filled with soul. Her personable, goofy and engaging stage presence entwines seamlessly with the heartfelt emotion and the inspiration you hear in her melodic and cleverly written songs. Victoria's rhythmic ukulele style and astounding Mouth Trumpet highlight her extensive musical, vocal, songwriting, and comedic talents, but her heartfelt sensitivity is always present.
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02 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 2021

Jenner Fox

7: PM Eastern
Jenner Fox is a storyteller. His music is full of love, compassion and curiosity. The characters are relatable because they’re real folks. His stories are sincere and draw you in because they’re your stories. His songs make it clear that he is a true listener and observer of the world around him, and will have you laughing one minute and crying the next, engaged with wide eyes and bated breath from start to finish. – Lawson White, Good Child Records
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30 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May Erlewine

7: PM Eastern
May Erlewine is one of the Midwest’s most prolific and passionate songwriters. She has a gift for writing songs of substance that feel both fresh and soulfully familiar. Her ability to emotionally engage with an audience has earned her a dedicated following far beyond her Michigan roots. She shows us her heartbreak, but she also shows us her empowered and emboldened spirit. In her quest to find her most authentic self, Erlewine gifts each listener with a powerful, emotional experience that immediately connects us.
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26 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Emma’s Revolution

7: PM Eastern
Emma's Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O. The duo’s songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near.  

"Our work has always been about building connection, love and justice through song,” the duo says. "During this pandemic, we have moved as much of our work online as possible, creating opportunities for people to sing together Zoom-style, use songwriting to process emotions, and attend concerts where they can have a sense of connectedness, solace and joy, even in this challenging time.
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23 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kipyn Martin

7: PM Eastern
Kipyn Martin is blessed with a truly incredible voice - an absolutely gorgeous instrument that delivers her intensely personal lyrics directly, sincerely and crystalline clear. Folk Project fans already know and love Kipyn as one-half of the Joan & Joni duet. We also know her for her unique artistic vision and a totally moving audience experience. It's great to have her back.
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19 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sweet Lillies

7: PM Eastern
The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of three people who share an unwavering commitment to life on the road. The magnetic combination of Julie Gussaroff on the upright bass, Becca Bisque on the viola, and Dustin Rohleder on guitar gives the band a rare and alluring sound. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies are continually expanding their audience and reach with a contagious love of music and a get-up-and-dance attitude that spreads lots of love and smiles.
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16 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Folk Project Open Stage

7: PM Eastern
The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey's premier open stage, is back with an online reboot the second Friday of every month. Just like in the old, live days, the Main Stage starts with a featured performance, followed by two-song sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd: openstage@folkproject.org. Our beloved Terrace Room round robin led by Scotty and Glenn is back, too. Open Stage begins with a featured set by a performer from our Folk Project community. On Friday, March 12th, Michael Arthur's poignant songs explore the breadth and depth of the human experience with lush open guitar tunings and powerful, emotive vocals.
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12 Mar
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jesse Ruben

7: PM Eastern
Jesse Ruben's message is simple and direct: I can. You can. We Can.  No matter what you are going through, you're not alone, and it will get better. Jesse's performances are as inspiring and rich as his message.

Following his own health battle, he is healthy and more motivated than ever. A founder of The We Can Project, Jesse has received national news coverage with a live performance  on The Today Show. And the dreaming doesn't stop there.
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09 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Amelia White

7: PM Eastern
Amelia White’s music is compelling, her lyrics carefully crafted, and her crystal-clear voice draws you in like a weary traveler telling a seductively nuanced tale of a well-worn life. She has a great way with a lyrics and a master's touch on melody. Her energetic stage show is tempered by the sensitivity and sorrows she can convey as a master songwriter. Last year Rolling Stone Magazine named her single Rhythm of the Rain as a Top 10 Americana Song to Hear Now. It’s national notice and well-deserved. Amelia White delivers songs that are meaningful, valuable, and insightful. The world is well-aware of her immense talent, but this is her Folk Project debut. Don't miss it.
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05 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Abby Posner

7: PM Eastern
Abby Posner is best known for her ability to play nearly any instrument that she can lay her hands on, twisting genres, and pushing the boundaries of folk and roots music. She can play a mean lead-blues guitar solo, or throw down a complex Earl Scruggs banjo riff. In addition to her versatility, she puts passion and soul into everything she plays. Her music has been featured in television shows, commercials,  and radio shows all over the globe, and she scored four featured films and an award-winning animated short film, and is featured in an ad for a Ken Burn’s music documentary. Posner also appeared in two episodes of the national television series Glee. The Folk Project is excited to have this awesome artist on our online stage. Tune in!
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02 Mar
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 2021

David LaMotte

7: PM Eastern
David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released twelve full-length CDs, toured in all fifty states, and five of the seven continents. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings (while) paying homage to folk tradition.” BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”  His 2008 TEDx talk is on what music can teach us about peacemaking. LaMotte is also currently working as part of a musical trio, Abraham Jam, an interfaith band made up of a Christian (David), a Muslim (Dawud Wharnsby), and a Jew (Billy Jonas).
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26 Feb
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wild Ponies

7: PM Eastern
Wild Ponies are a fantastic blend of charismatic charm, deft playing, catchy tunes, and beautiful harmonies, and each performance has the feel of a side-porch jam, complete with a little gossip, some sweet tea, and some neighborly top-notch musicians. Doug and Telisha Williams were born, raised and inspired by the Southwest Virginia mountains where old-time American music continues to thrive. They’re known for their moving songs, hot licks and inspiration and joy all wrapped up in one. While they continually bounce between folk, rock & roll and country, back-home old-time style is at the heart of everything they do.
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23 Feb
7:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vance Gilbert

7: PM Eastern
Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes and expectations. He has a remarkable audience rapport and his free-spirited performances are inspiring. His voice is positively operatic, and his wit is perceptive, incisive, and acerbic with a generous dose of love. Vance has a gift for songwriting that has made him a beloved and honored headliner on the national stage for decades. Every Vance Gilbert performance is a joy and a treasure.
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19 Feb
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heather Mae

7: PM Eastern
Heather Mae is unfazed by what a typical pop artist today is supposed to look or sound like. She's an award-winning songwriter whose evocative vocals and rhythmic piano style call to mind artists like Stevie Nicks and Sara Bareilles, creating intoxicating music that tackles complex topics surrounding mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, self-love, racial injustice, social inequality, and women’s rights. Inspired by her own personal experiences and identities - a queer, plus size woman living with Bipolar Disorder - Mae is an on-fire musical and emotional experience. In her most sonically adventurous project yet, GLIMMER, Heather breaks the stigma surrounding mental health, reminding us all that we are not alone. Join us for Heather Mae and an evening you'll remember.
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16 Feb
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

The Valentine's Day Extravaganza is a highlight of The Folk Project calendar, even on Zoom. This year we've added a Free Dinner for Two to the program. This year's MC couple is Andrew Dunn and Sweetheart Angela. Visit the event page for more info or ask us at Valentines@folkproject.org.
  • Click HERE to perform a song, poem or story about love, lust, loss, or longing.
  • Click HERE to send in your own Message from the Heart. Your loving Valentine - anonymous if you like - will be read between songs for the audience and your beloved to hear and enjoy.
  • WIN! WIN! WIN! A random audience member will win a free dinner for two.
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12 Feb
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Old Folkies Telling Jokies

So a Priest, a Rabbi, and a Folkie Walk Into a Zoom...

On Wednesday, February 10, at 7pm, Jay Wilensky will host a Getaway favorite workshop, Old Folkies Telling Jokies, a participatory round-robin celebration of the art of joke-telling. Dust off your favorite printable jokes, haul out your whoopie cushions, and join us for an evening of giggles, guffaws, and groans.
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10 Feb
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dennison & Donahue

7: PM Eastern
Dennison & Donahue combine traditional folk music and gospel with jazz influences to create a unique framework for Annie’s gorgeous melodies and soul-baring lyrics. These Folk Project favorites put on a great show - not to be missed.
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09 Feb
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rod Picott

7: PM Eastern
Rod Picott's music is honest, raw and uncontrived. His vocals are intimate and his lyrics are vivid narratives of a life lived long and hard. Audiences live the stories he sings  - that's the impact of a performance by this powerful, talented and inspiring artist. Rod is a singer-songwriter whose music incorporates elements of Americana, alternative country, and folk. He is nationally known as an opener for Alison Krauss and other acts of that stature. Rod is a voice to be heard.
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05 Feb
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David Berkeley

7: PM Eastern
David Berkeley writes songs capable of both breaking and mending the heart. His gift as a songwriter and storyteller is that he sees both the tragedy and comedy in life, managing to both reveal the sorrow and the blazing beauty at the heart of the human condition. His writing is literate and soulful, his voice is beautiful, and his presence is inspiring. Hey, Stayaway Audience, you will always remember when you discovered this amazing artist.
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02 Feb
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January 2021

Zoë Lewis

7: PM Eastern
Zoë Lewis is charismatic, eclectic, and an engaging ball of atomic stage energy. She thrives on taking ordinary people, situations, and just plain stuff, and making them beautiful, interesting, fascinating, and fun. Expect her to play any instrument – piano, guitar, spoons, anything – in any style – folk, originals, Latin, swing, Celtic, gypsy, anything!  Zoë runs a 1920’s speakeasy and has written music for commercials, movies and original musicals. She’s performed in over 70 countries around the world, picking up world-beat grooves, gathering stories, jumping box cars, riding on freight boats, and has even played music with an elephant orchestra in Thailand.
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29 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jaimee Harris

7: PM Eastern
Jaimee Harris is poised to become the next queen of Americana-Folk, a slightly edgier Emmylou Harris for the younger generation. Her debut album, Red Rescue, draws comparisons to Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Kathleen Edwards – all writers who know how to craft a heartbreakingly beautiful song with just enough grit to keep you enthralled. Harris writes about the basic human experience in a way that is simple, poetic, and often painfully relatable. Harris’ talent has impressed artists and critics alike. Jimmy LaFave deemed her his “new favorite” and Peter Blackstock of the Austin-American Statesman called her “one of Austin’s most promising young singer-songwriters.
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26 Jan
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Carrie Elkin

7: PM Eastern
Carrie Elkin is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally. Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, she straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet-fragile voices of powerful women. Like these other seminal artists, Elkin has the gift of projecting very personal intimate moments into transcendent universal experiences that move us all.
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22 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Danny Schmidt

7: PM Eastern
Danny Schmidt is a brilliant and beguiling song poet, whose music combines intelligent and beautiful lyrics with dazzling guitar technique. It is simple and gorgeous music, elegantly sung.  He was named to the Chicago Tribune's list of the 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years.  Performing solo most often, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute insight and commentary, Schmidt’s an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, in unadorned and intimate fashion.  The understated effect can be powerful.
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19 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mike Agranoff

7: PM Eastern
Mike Agranoff is well known in our community as a founding member of the Folk Project since its creation in 1977. Chairman of the Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series since its inception, he is celebrated for his humor, instrumental skills, wide ranging repertoire, and especially for his storytelling.  This concert will be all storytelling, consisting primarily of recitations from his recently-published book, Jake, The Captain, and Other Heroes. They range from adventure fiction to tongue-in-cheek history to science fiction.  His best-known example is The Ballad of Jake and 10-Ton Molly.  Interspersed will be other stories of noteworthy personal experience. Also appearing as a special guest on the show will be the man who first introduced Mike to the concept of recitation as an art form, Tony Barrand (of Roberts & Barrand).
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15 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jeff Daniels (Special Wednesday Concert)

Jeff Daniels, the Emmy-winning, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated actor is also a fabulous musician and performer. Jeff invites you to join him for his second special Stayaway concert, an intimate live-streamed event full of an all-new collection of original music and stories from his long career. This very special concert is on a special day - Wednesday. Admission is $20 for one and $30 for the whole family. And here's the especially, special part: after his concert, the audience will submit questions to Jeff and he'll answer them live online.      Jeff's personalized video for our concert
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13 Jan
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Photo of Andrew Dunn with guitar

Andrew Dunn

7: PM Eastern
Andrew Dunn is a beloved performer in Folk Project circles, a Stayaway veteran, and the kind of person who chips in when the chips are down. Andrew is filling in at the last minute for us, and we appreciate that as much as we appreciate his heartwarming music and excellent performances. Andrew is a North Jersey singer-songwriter whose wit, heart, and infectious melodies evoke memorable images and stories. His keen and often surprising observations deconstruct life's complexities. His songs frame the largest theater-of-life events with the smallest of everyday moments, using the simplest words to construct beautiful, grand, and meaningful songs.
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12 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ben de la Cour

7: PM Eastern
Ben de la Cour is an extraordinary and uncompromising songwriter whose narratives are rich, fierce, and compelling. At times he’s a folksinger, at times he’s a blues man, or he can wail like a rocker or growl like a country outlaw. Ultimately he is a vivid, deeply moving and totally satisfying storyteller and an ace performer. Ben de la Cour is a significant talent and a fantastic addition to our Acoustic Stayaway. This is a concert and an experience you won’t want to miss.
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08 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rolly Brown

7: PM Eastern
Rolly Brown is a fabulous guitarist with a wonderful voice and an attractive style. With 52 years of experience on acoustic guitar, Rolly has been a National Fingerpicking Champion and a Philadelphia Music Award nominee.  In addition to being a world-class guitarist, he has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Tasmanian Folk Festival, and hosted the Guitar Wizards radio show. He has served as a sideman for a host of popular folk musicians has been a popular teacher and performer at a number of world-class guitar camps. Rolly’s performance and instructional videos on YouTube have garnered well over 100,000 hits. We think his Stayaway concert will be a hit, too.
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05 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
December 2020

Happy Zoom Year Party

7: PM Eastern
The Stayaway's Happy Zoom Year Party is more than a celebration. We're saying good riddance to one of the worst years in memory.Why the 29th? We couldn't wait to say goodbye. Let's do it together and with music. The evening will start with members performing and end with a group conversation. The first 12 performers to email stayaway@folkproject.org can reserve a five-minute spot to perform.
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29 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Juliana Parker Edelston

7: PM Eastern
Juliana Parker is making a big splash on the folk scene.  If you missed her astounding opening set at our Livingston Taylor concert or her killer act at the Acoustic Getaway or her boffo success at her previous streaming Stayaway concert, you have a second chance to see and hear this talented, energetic and creative songwriter and performer.  Juliana is a second-generation performer - proud member of the Edelston Clan - and has spent a lifetime in our Folk Project family.
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18 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Amy Speace

7: PM Eastern
Amy Speace is one of the great contemporary singer/songwriters, with a voice that sends shivers down your spine and a well-travelled life whose ups and downs are chronicled in the poetry of her music. According to Mary Gauthier, "Folk music doesn’t get any better than this." Amy is a modern folksinger whose music nods to the genre's 1970s glory days. She has spent two decades chronicling the high marks, heartbreaks, and hard roads of a life logged on the road. She's been a tireless traveler, chasing the dream from the coffeehouses of New York City to larger stages across the globe. Along the way, she's built an international audience
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15 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tekla Waterfield with Jeff Fielder

Tekla Waterfield lives in the wide-open realm of Americana Roots music, incorporating elements of folk, country, indie, rhythm and blues, and soul.  Her vocals ooze a delicate sincerity one moment and kick-butt virtuosity the next. When she collaborates with her producer/guitarist/husband, Jeff Fielder, the results are stellar. Waterfield writes gentle, encompassing lyrics that stick in your and heart long after a performance. One minute they inspire, then they are heartbreaking, one moment they are healing, and next they are blasting out fun.
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11 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Antje Duvekot

7: PM Eastern
Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest stars on the American folk music scene. Her vocals are distinct, exquisite, and  rich - simultaneously and immediately disarming and embracing Her deftly-created lyrics shed an honest, unflinching light into the darkest corners of her life and our times.  Her atmospheric arrangements enhance a lyrical tension that blurs the line between hopefulness and helpless illusion. Her performances are brilliant, honest, and superbly executed.
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08 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stuart Kabak

7: PM Eastern
Stuart Kabak is an extraordinary songwriter. His songs contain a combination of unique music and powerful, precise stories with quality images in the lyrics. Stuart’s songs create an emotional path that leads each listener to a thoughtful and beautiful truth. He is a five-time Fast Folk magazine veteran and has won numerous songwriting awards from such organizations as The Great American Song Contest, The Los Angeles International Festival of New Music and The South Florida Folk Festival. Stuart is renowned as the “Captain” of Pirate Camp at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
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04 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brett Fuentes

7: PM Eastern
Brett Fuentes has played venues from Brazil to California to New York. He's worked solo and in bands surrounded by accomplished musicians to develope a huge catalogue of work in multiple styles. From hard driven rock songs to passionate vocals and acoustic guitar, Brett reaches a wide variety of listeners. His resonant baritone voice is supported by an army of instruments, including guitars, piano, drums and bass. It's a pleasure to introduce this unique and powerful musical force to our Folk Project friends and folk aficionados.
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01 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 2020

Tom Chapin

7: PM Eastern
Tom Chapin is a multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist who has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft, masterful fingerpicking, and charismatic live performance. He continues to engage the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners with witty, life-affirming original songs delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles. Join The Folk Project and this beloved artist for a Special Thanksgiving Friday concert.
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27 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Greg Greenway

7: PM Eastern
Greg Greenway is a brilliant presence on the national folk music scene. His voice is pure, strong, and passionate. His writing is poignant and significant one moment, disarming and joyous the next. His artistry on guitar, piano, and ukulele reflect his roots and inspirations from gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. His is the poetry of freedom, justice and equality. His is the energy of sunshine.
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24 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mike + Ruthy of The Mammals

Mike + Ruthy of The Mammals are Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar. When it comes to chemistry, they have plenty to spare. Onstage, they are Mike + Ruthy, a husband-and-wife duo setting the indie-folk scene ablaze. Singers and storytellers, poets and parents, the two tour with their children in tow, embodying a down-home approach to Americana. Bouncing between festivals and intimate venues, these troubadours bring harmony-driven fiddle and banjo tunes to more than 100 shows a year.
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20 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Chapin Sisters

7: PM Eastern
The Chapin Sisters, Abigail and Lily, have been singing and harmonizing from their youth, first in Brooklyn, NY and later the Hudson River Valley. They have been heard on their father's, Tom Chapin's, albums for children (which have won him three Grammys) and other recordings as well as at festivals, benefits and tribute shows. Along the way they've earned kudos in the media for melding folk music roots with modernist sensibilities and for their alluring vocals. Amazon.com praises their "enchanting harmonies and lyrics that are infused with as much hope as they are longing."
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17 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Raina Rose

7: PM Eastern
Raina Rose is a poet with a graceful presence, thoughtful lyrics, and a unique voice that captures your heart and doesn’t let go. As the second daughter of a country music historian and a Jewish poet, Americana musician and songwriter Raina Rose revels in sharing with you her beautifully twisted, yet refreshingly optimistic perspective on the world. Her unique voice and exceptional guitar playing transcend age, gender, generation, and even catch the ears of those who aren't typically into acoustic guitar-driven songwriting. It is only fair to tell you that Mark and Robin, Stayaway Chaircouple, are big Raina Rose fans. We are in love with her, her music, and the message she brings to her music. We missed you, Raina, and it’s great to welcome you back to the Folk Project.
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13 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fisher & Kean

7: PM Eastern
Fisher & Kean combine the vocal magic of singer / songwriter and sometimes blues diva Deborah Anne Fisher with guitar wizard, songwriter, and performer in his own right Paul Kean. Purveyors of folk, rock, blues and songs of conscience, their show is top-notch, amazing and meaningful. 
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10 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cowboy Ernie Sites

7: PM Eastern
Ernie Sites is a Western entertainer who has made a career of preserving the traditional ethics of an ever-changing cowboy lifestyle.  He brings a sincere love, a gorgeous voice and a truly intelligent sense of this fascinating culture to every performance. He’s a true Southern Idaho cowboy, with talents that include western performer, songwriter, cowboy poet, trick roper, bull rider, rodeo clown, bareback rider, team roper and calf roper. He has traveled the world over, using his gifts to teach people about the music, lifestyle, poetry and lore of the West.
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06 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reggie Harris

7: PM Eastern
Reggie Harris combines spirituals and roots music, historic inspiration, and moving original songs, often on the themes of unity and social justice. A songwriter of great depth and insight, Reggie writes from a personal but accessible place that reveals his deep sense of humanity and a uniquely positive worldview. He is a trailblazer who performs for audiences of all ages. His effervescently humorous and hopeful presence has led fans to label him the “Ambassador of Joy, Hope, and Freedom.” With that spirit in mind, Reggie will celebrate us all in the Stayaway’s Election Day concert.
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03 Nov
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 2020

Folk Project Halloween Party

Bring a five-minute spooky song, poem or story to The Folk Project’s Halloween Zoom Party. Prizes will be awarded for the best mask, the best makeup, and the best background decorations. To sign up for a slot or to send in a pre-recorded video, email concerts@folkproject.org. Or just show up and sing.
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30 Oct
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stu Fuchs

7: PM Eastern
Stu Fuchs weaves virtuosity, humor, audience participation and soulful musicianship into his uplifting performances. His music spans jazz, world and original styles with playing that is both meditative and exciting.  Stu is a heart-centered, award-winning musician and teaching artist.  His Folk Project fans have the utmost praise for his performances at The Acoustic Getaway, The NJ Uke Fest, and The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series and they look forward to his Stayaway premiere.
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27 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Judy Collins & Chatham County Line

Judy Collins presents an on-demand video concert and the Acoustic Stayaway community has been invited to attend. The concert may be streamed at any time on October 23 or 24. VIP tickets to a Zoom chat with Judy at 8 PM on either evening are also available. Click HERE for details.

Judy inspires audiences with sublime vocals, vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. Her presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline which allowed her to thrive in the music industry for half a century. Chatham County Line embraces an all acoustic instrumentation and the songwriting of leader Dave Wilson. The band has graced stages throughout the U.S. and Europe.
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23 - 24 Oct

Dave Kleiner

7: PM Eastern
Dave Kleiner has a genuine love of music, the finely-honed skills of a master showman, and the ability to convey meaningful and brilliant insights through his catalogue of original, beloved songs. Dave creates a bond with every audience through his wonderful sense of what’s fun and what’s funny. With a wry, yet compassionate perspective he brings heart-warming insight into the plights and the pain we all experience. Dave’s silly, self-deprecating humor will grab your attention, while the poignancy of his meaningful songs will simmer in your soul for a long, sweet time.
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23 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photo of Dave Nachmanoff with guitar

Dave Nachmanoff

7: PM Eastern
Dave Nachmanoff is a one-man wrecking crew, a singer-songwriter of rare humor and subtlety, a top-national-level guitarist, a thrilling pianist, and a great vocalist.  His broad range of styles reaches from quiet, sensitive and touching to upbeat folk-pop to Tin Pan Alley and jazz, then over to blues and rock, and then back again. Dave is a talented, good-hearted, funny, compassionate, and sincere performer and songwriter.
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20 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Carla Ulbrich

7: PM Eastern
Carla Ulbrich is insightful, smart, and charming. Oh, yeah, and wicked, wicked funny. Behind the smirk, the sarcasm, and the wit is an amazing ability to humanize the world’s woes with a huge dose of the ridiculous. She’s got the voice, the guitar chops and the delivery of a great entertainer, with the take-charge presence of a great comedienne - because that’s what she is. Take the tiniest moment, turn it into the absurdest embarrassment, throw in a pinch of self-deprecation and a wink. That’s Carla.
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16 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jack Williams

7: PM Eastern
Jack Williams is a celebrated singer/songwriter of national stature and an absolutely dazzling guitarist of such renown that Sing Out! Magazine describes him as “one of the strongest guitarists in contemporary folk.”  He fuses his career-long success in jazz, classical, rock, blues, country and folk styles into an amazing and delightful performance.  His voice is expressive, soulful and gritty. His guitar arrangements and improvisations are thrilling. His lyrics are direct and stirring. And every Jack Williams performance is a gem.
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13 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cosy Sheridan

7: PM Eastern
Cosy Sheridan mixes a gorgeous, trained voice with skillful fingerpicking and a songwriter’s knack for being exquisitely honest, feisty and wickedly funny. Her insightful and humanitarian commentaries on life, love, and culture make every performance a cherished evening and each song a joy to hear.
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09 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David Roth

7: PM Eastern
David Roth is an outstanding artist whose unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of hilarity, and powerful messages have made him a favorite musician internationally, nationally, at the Folk Project and at Getaways past. He’s graced the stage of every major folk and acoustic festival, concert hall, and coffeehouse across the country to rave reviews and loving audiences.
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06 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Happy Traum

7: PM Eastern
Happy Traum is a legendary folk musician with a national reputation as a performer, writer, editor, folklorist, teacher and recording artist.  From the 1950s and the Greenwich Village music scene of the 1960s, through the Woodstock music scene of the 1970s and 1980s, and beyond until the current day he has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. He has appeared on recordings as a featured artist,and as a member of various ensembles with the likes of Bob Dylan, Chris Smither, Maria Muldaur, Eric Andersen, Rory Block, Jerry Jeff Walker, Allen Ginsberg, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and innumerable others.
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02 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 2020

Liz Longley

7: PM Eastern
Liz Longley is best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice and as an accomplished songwriter based out of Nashville. Her voice is a thing of beauty. Her music is deeply emotional. Her lyrics are clever and witty. Liz has earned accolades from some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition.
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29 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alice Howe & Freebo

7: PM Eastern
Alice Howe & Freebo are coming to Stayaway. Alice is a rising voice in modern folk in the United States. Her voice and music starts with a direct and simple beauty and ends with a tough blues, dirty soul, and straight-up rock ’n’ roll aggression. Her singing is luminous and warm, her lyrics are smart and affecting.

Freebo, Alice’s mentor, collaborator and producer, was Bonnie Raitt’s beloved bassist for a decade, a veteran of performances and collaborations with Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Ringo Starr, Loudon Wainwright III, Neil Young, Dr. John, and more.
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25 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tom Paxton with The DonJuans

Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and the conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being. He writes stirring songs of social protest and gentle songs of love, each woven together with his personal gift for language. His melodies haunt, his lyrics reverberate. I have sung Tom’s songs for three decades and will go on doing so in the new century, for they are beautiful and timeless, and meant for every age.” - Judy Collins
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23 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mustard’s Retreat

7: PM Eastern
Mustard’s Retreat has been delighting audiences by telling stories for 40 years.  These accomplished songwriters and musicians on guitar, dulcimer, electric bass, mandolin, harmonica and pennywhistle are witty, insightful, fun and profound. They will give you things to laugh about for days to come and to remember for years.
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22 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Karyn Oliver

7: PM Eastern
Karyn Oliver, winner of the 2020 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriters' Competition, is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – effortlessly oscillating from bluesy to country and back. Maverick Magazine, says, “Karyn Oliver certainly appears to have the voice and writing skills to ride in their slipstream until the time is right for her to take over.
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18 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robert Jones and Matt Watroba

Robert Jones and Matt Watroba play music that matters. It is rich and diverse, direct and powerful - a blend of American roots music that reflects the history, social change, migration, hopes and dreams of our common story and our shared humanity. Their show delivers a wonderful message of love, friendship and tolerance: where we have been, where we are, and hopefully where we can go.
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15 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Olga Alvarez & Gerry Hazel

Olga "Olguita" Alvarez and Gerry Hazel are a couple whose love and lives are bound in beautiful music. Olguita (ol-GUI-tah) performs in English and Spanish. She was born in Cuba. As a young teenager in Puerto Rico, she released eight studio albums in multiple Latin American countries and the U.S.. Olga is now an award-winning broadcast journalist on Telemundo and Univision. Gerry is a distinguished vocalist and songwriter, honing his skills on the Folk Project’s Troubadour stage and earning a cadre of fans in the process. 
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11 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Steel City Jug Slammers

The Steel City Jug Slammers has all the charm of a century-old traveling music show fresh off the train. They will hold your attention captive from the first blow of the jug and pluck of the washtub bass until the final joyous note rings out from their classic old time harmonies and glorious vocal blends.
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08 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heather Pierson with Shawn Nadeau

Heather Pierson is an amazing talent, as comfortable and adept with bluegrass as she is with folk and jazz. Her gorgeous, rich vocals, her mesmerizing work on piano, guitar, and tenor banjo, and her insightful, soul-baring songwriting will leave you breathless and aching for more.  She's one of the sweetest, nicest people you've ever met, but on stage she transforms into a world-class performer, an artist who speaks the language of music in as many dialects as her abilities will allow.
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04 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Carolann Solebello

7: PM Eastern
Carolann Solebello is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City.  Best known to national audiences as a founding member of both Red Molly and No Fuss and Feathers, Carolann’s smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style give a secure nod to rural folk traditions with a decidedly urban sense of rhythm and a sophisticated phrasing that bends those traditional forms into more contemporary shapes. Carolann is a beloved and cherished artist, a friend of the Folk Project and folk music communities everywhere.
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01 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 2020

Martin Swinger

7: PM Eastern
Martin Swinger is an eloquent and charmingly charismatic performer. He sings songs worth listening to. His experience growing up gay in a small Southern town, surviving by the grace of Readers Digest classic books and a love for poetry, inspired him to create ingenious songs which surprise the listener with an easy intimacy, a clever sense of humor, a clearly spoken ‘truthy-ness’ and a big dose of heart. Listen to the sample video all the way through to the "punchline" and you will understand Martin's magic and what makes him a Folk Project favorite.
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28 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Connie Kaldor

7: PM Eastern
Connie Kaldor is one of Canada’s finest songwriters. She has toured around the world, won Junos and is a member of the Order of Canada, as well as winning a Western Literature award, but you can hear the blizzards and heat waves fo the Saskatchewan Prairie in her lyrics when she belts out a note from her gorgeous voice. She has built an enormous following one song and one show at a time. She has enormous versatility, as shown by her work in musicals, film and web series, but her live shows are the bedrock of her artistry and career.
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25 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Don Henry

7: PM Eastern
Don Henry writes remarkable songs and sings them with extraordinary tenderness, humor, whimsy, and sincerity. His lyrics are catchy, memorable, and entertaining. His voice and his melodies match his messages of mirth, pain, love and understanding with exquisite emotional directness and connection. A multiple Grammy Award winner, Don Henry is the songwriter other songwriters love to hear.
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21 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trout Fishing in America

7: PM Eastern
Trout Fishing in America is the beloved and prolific folk-rock and children's music duo composed of guitarist Ezra Idlet and bassist Keith Grimwood. They’ve earned four Grammy nominations by creating a host of catchy, silly songs suitable for children and that adults just can’t get enough of. Their fans know their repertoire contains a host of more serious folk-rock and country fare. The Project's Getaway and Troubadour fans are ecstatic to have Ezra and Keith "back in the house."
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18 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rachael Kilgour

7: PM Eastern
Rachael Kilgour’s music is sincere and lyric-driven, both brave and humane. Her voice reflects a deep emotional connection to personal and social truths. Kilgour’s writing is masterfully crafted, with a delivery that cuts deep, while maintaining a clear and resolute simplicity. Rolling Stone wrote that  "Kilgour's unapologetic lyrics are a real treat.” Throw in her mesmerizing vocals and you’re in for a great show.
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14 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Del Rey

7: PM Eastern
Del Rey is one of the finest, most enjoyable and talented entertainers, vocalists, musicians, teachers and lovable personalities you’ll find. She is acknowledged internationally as one of the finest finger-style Piedmont guitarists, a standout on the ukulele, and a delightful, rip-roaring performer with an accessible, charming personality.
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11 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christine Lavin

7: PM Eastern
Christine Lavin is legendary - an iconic singer/songwriter whose insightful and meaningful lyrics range from quirky to touching to outright hilarious. She has an extraordinary eye for detail, a comic’s vision for the absurd, and a huge and fearless heart. Christine is one of the most popular and respected performers in the folk music genre, and her show is a cherished experience for all.
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07 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Crys Matthews

7: PM Eastern
Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Crys's songs are thoughtful, realistic and emotional. They speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.
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04 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 2020

Tim Easton

7: PM Eastern
Tim Easton’s vocals are distinctive and captivating, infusing every word of every verse in every song with connective emotion. His songwriting is exquisite, featuring people-based storytelling and personal traveling tales, peppered with bold confessions or "tell it as it is" reality.  Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as "having a novelist's sense of humanity. This is Tim’s Folk Project premiere, but he feels like a long-time favorite and you’ll always remember this first.
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31 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ordinary Elephant

7: PM Eastern
Ordinary Elephant is absolutely extraordinary. Pete and Crystal Damore captivate audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. Think Gillian Welch meets Guy Clark meets Anais Mitchell, and the result is the International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year.
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28 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David Wilcox

7: PM Eastern
David Wilcox is a charismatic and compelling performer, whose soulful baritone brings passion, hope and grace to his brilliant and finely-crafted music. His expressive fingerpicking and crisp arrangements complete his totally awe-inspiring performances. David’s lyrics are poetry - rich journeys through the situations, ideas and feelings that are compelling and connect to us all.
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24 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jeff Daniels

7: PM Eastern
Jeff Daniels, the Emmy Winning, Tony and Golden Globe Nominated actor is also a fabulous musician and performer. Jeff invites you to join him for an intimate live streamed concert full of original music, stellar guitar work and stories from his long career. This very special concert is on a special day - Wednesday. Admission is $15, which is special.  And here's the especially, special part: After his concert, the audience will submit questions to Jeff and he'll answer them live on line.
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22 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser

7: PM Eastern
Alasdair Fraser is one of the greatest exponents of the Scottish fiddle music tradition.  His warmly expressive playing, instrumental mastery and deep understanding of his native music as a venerable and continually evolving art is an inspiration to generations of musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. This master fiddler from the Scottish Lowlands plays a major role on the world stage as a both a performer and proponent of the traditional arts.
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21 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are masters of music and storytelling who generously share their lives and their music with audiences. There are so many moments and strands to savor in the course of an evening of their music. They are central figures in the American folk and traditional music scene, and two of the most beloved artists to ever grace the Folk Project stage.
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17 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Kennedys

7: PM Eastern
Pete and Maura Kennedy are celebrating over two decades of upbeat, idealist and passionate acoustic overdrive, with a heavy reliance on early rock, catchy arrangements, powerful anthems and seamless harmonies.  Maura holds down the rhythm and most vocals, while Pete propels the arrangements with outstanding lead work on the six-string acoustic guitar, a 12-string Rickenbacker electric guitar, and some profound work on the ukulele.
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14 Jul
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm