"No I'm driving all the way up just to play Lizzie's and then I'm driving right back, " joked talented blues man John Nemeth as he discussed his February 13 appearance at the Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton, NJ; just one of the stops on his current East Coast Tour.
"Yeah, it's a three week tour and this is the third year that we've done a February eastern tour and it's going great, we love'em, it's exciting. The fans plan for it so we just make it a yearly thing. This time I'm travelling with my core band the Blue Dreamers; we have Danny Banks on drums and background vocals and he is from Boston, Massachusetts and we have Matthew Wilson who is playing bass and doing background vocals and he's from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he knows what cold is like (laughs) and the third guy definitely knows a lot about the cold because he is originally from New Jersey; he's a super talented young guitar player and his name is Jon Hay."
Raised in a state known more for spuds than blues music, this boy from Boise, ID was no different from any other teenager coming of age in the '90's. Hip-Hop was what the kids were listening to as well as metal and harder rock but Nemeth discovered what would become his vocation or more like direction by an unexpected circumstance.
"Well, I guess I was a young man of very wide and unusual tastes and I was always searching for information," he started slowly. "I loved music and I loved singing, I would sing all of the time. When I first heard blues it really opened my mind to the possibilities of how you can sing with the ultimate freedom over a standard chord progression and it was so mind-blowing to me. It also offered me the missing link, the missing piece to the puzzle in the American music journey that I was on because out in Idaho you didn't hear a whole lot of blues; you went to the record store; there was one downtown that had a small cassette section and loaded with some of the greatest albums you could ever buy. I picked up "Little Walter's Greatest Hits" there and "Howlin' Wolf Greatest Hits" one and two and "Muddy Water's Greatest Hits" one and two and my guitar player loaned me Junior Wells "HooDoo Man Blues" and then I made some mix-tapes. Then this girl, man she had the ultimate collection of music; she had so many live records and what brought up the whole discussion of music with her was that I was giving harmonica lessons to her room-mate and her room-mate couldn't make it home for the lesson. So I was there at the house waiting for her and this girl was playing "Aretha Franklin Live at the Fillmore" and I started asking her about the record because that was kind of unusual for somebody to have that record in Idaho and especially a younger woman too and not somebody who listened to that music in the '60's. So she showed me her whole CD collection and man the first page was awesome; John Lee Hooker and Miles Davis and Bob Marley and Aretha Franklin first page. So that was hip and every page after that you could just go on and on, she had all sorts of cool blues artist in there; she had Robert Cray, which was cool, a box of soul music with every Etta James record you could imagine, Otis Redding and people that I had already listened to but that I didn't have in my collection. So it was really great to go there and listen to all of that stuff and I also listened to records that I hadn't listened to in a while because my cassettes were worn out. She had CDs; remastered "Led Zeppelin IV" and that was great! She had so many Led Zeppelin records and even some you don't normally hear a bunch of cuts from like "In Through The Out Door," that was a great record too."
Now armed with a new perspective along with the energy and desire to act upon his musical urges, he began gracing local stages with his harmonica and vocal prowess. Soon word spread and members of the blues community began taking notice.
Eventually he began to perform and record with the likes of Junior Watson and Anson Funderburgh; shortly thereafter he was signed by Blind Pig Records and a year later laid down vocal tracks on Elvin Bishop's Grammy nominated release, "The Blues Rolls On."
Nominated for and victorious himself for more than 14 blues awards from various organizations, Nemeth loves his band line-up, to work either on the road in the studio or both and even as this current tour heats up is adding to his catalog and hardware collection.
"We just cut a record in December and I'm guessing it will probably be out late Summer or early Fall with this same band," he said with enthusiasm; "The chemistry of this band is just super hot and hoppin' and I love it. So yeah, I'm bringing the small combo out and these guys all sing background vocals and they play all my soul hits in kind of a scaled down version; kind of like Magic Sam the old Chicago blues guitar player. He was kind of like a soul singer who played with a small trio and had a huge sound, so that's what it's kind of like. We're bringing all the blues still and all the soul and rock 'n' roll and all my original material from all of my records from the past and maybe a couple from the future."
Lizzie Rose Music Room is located at 217 Main Street in Tuckerton and show time is listed at 7:30 p.m. with tickets costing $35; so what can one expect when plunking down their cash to see John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers?
"Well, the route of my music is blues so it's going to be a high energy show; it's an electrified blues show. That's what makes the blues so great, you're just discussing the shit, you don't wanna die, you just wanna discuss what's goin' down, breakin' it down; that's what makes the blues so great. Blues is very empowering music, it has the discussions of all the different feelings that humans feel in life in the material; dealing with hard times, good times and all of that but it's a positive music that's always moving forward. Those blues grooves are so great, those grooves gave us everything that made American music awesome and then drifted off to the rest of the world. So we start off with that kind of show, we have a great drummer who is fantastic; he was even on David Letterman when he was a kid too, when he was 11 years old he was on David Letterman playing the blues (laughs). So it's fantastic comin' out of the chute like that and we also bring soul tunes and ballads, some rock 'n' roll, blues, soul blues and it's fantastic because we have great soloists in the guitar player and our bass player is super funky and I play the harmonica. This is a lot of fun, one night we'll play a festival stage on the beach in San Sebastian for 40,000 people and another night in some park in some town and another night a little juke joint and then another night a room like Lizzie Rose Music Room which is a great listening room. We really pride ourselves in the songwriting and the arranging of the parts so it's a fun listen for everybody."
That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!
This week's event listings
Amalfi's Kitchen & Bar 146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road Lawrenceville (609) 912-1599 Sat. 9 p.m. No Way OutArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. 7:30 p.m. "LOVE Dance: Dance, Princeton, Dance Community Dance Party" w/ DJ ModCon2. $5 (suggested donation)Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Fri. 7 p.m. Ink and Drink: "Printing with Lingerie" Sat. 12 p.m. YAL: 3D Animae Bill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night" All shows ages 21+Blend Bar & Bistro 911 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 245-8887 Thurs. 7 p.m. Blend Ballroom Dancing. $30Bordentown Elks 11 Amboy Road Bordentown (609) 298-2085 Sat. 8 p.m. KaraokeBowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Glen McClelland Trio Fri. (5 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) "Blues for Brunch" w/ Steve Guyger (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott Tues. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson Wed. 6 p.m. Soul CustodyBrickwall Tavern & Dining Room 19 E. Union Street Burlington (609) 733-3562 Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Broken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Sat. 8 p.m. "Winter SOULstice" feat. My Funky Bretheren, Pizzle and The Sizzle Sisters, Hannah Lorimer Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo From the Darkside All Shows 21+Caffe Galleria 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-2400 Sat. 7 p.m. Russell NorkevichCandlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet) Sat. 3 p.m. (TBA) $10 (cover charge/$10 Minimum includes buffet) Championship Bar 931 Chambers street Trenton (609) 396-5457 Sat. 9:30 p.m. "4mcloth Launch Party" feat. Pryme Prolifix, Wade Wilson, Grym Galaxy, NuClear Garden (Beat Set). Ages 21+ doors open at 9 p.m., $10/$15 Mon. 8 p.m. "Art Chill Night" Tuesday 8 p.m. "Jam Night" Hosted by Nikki nailbomb Chickie's & Pete's 183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown (609) 298-9182 Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia City Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit Sat. 8:30 p.m. Tour de Force Mon. 9 p.m. "Malibu Mondays" Tues. 9 p.m. Trivia w/ Jessie & Chelsea Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval COARadio.com 125 South Main Street Hightstown (609) 241-7103 Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. The PowertonesCook A.A. 411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton (609) 586-5117 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Karaoke at The Cook" Hosted by Superstar Entertainment Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (9 p.m.) "Late Night Thirsty Thursdays" w/ DJ Bob E Luv Ages 21+ Fri. (4 p.m.) Sunset Happy Hour" (5 p.m.) "Valentine's Dinner Dance" feat. Twisted Charm. $79.99 per couple (Includes Prix Fixe Menu 4 courses/dessert and Dinner Buffet) Sat. 8 p.m. "Social Saturdays" Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" Mon. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $10 Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Karen and Mark Wed. 8 p.m. Blues Night w/ Paul Plumeri and Friends All Events Ages 21+ Dacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night feat. Kate & Bob Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Dog & Bull Brew House 810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA. (215) 788-2855 Fri. 8 p.m. Box of Books Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (8 p.m) Jim Beck Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Mikey Raggz (3 p.m.) Tim HasherFirst Presbyterian Church of Hightstown 320 North Main Street Hightstown (609) 448-0055 Fri. 7 p.m. 3rd Friday Open Mic. Hosted by Rob & Bob BelloffFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Sun. 5:30 p.m. Open Mic and KaraokeGreenhouse 90 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1657 Thurs. 8 p.m. "Musical Chair" (Rotating Live Music) Fri. 9 p.m. Recovered Sat. 9 p.m. Eleven Sun. 3 p.m. Faye Meyer Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sam Ryan Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Dwayne DunlevyGrounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptors way Hamilton (609) 586-0616 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Sing Along with Sculpture" w/ Seward Johnson Grover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker Halo Pub 4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square (609) 586-1811 Sat. 7 p.m. Piano Rock TopHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Country NightHavana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Fri. (8 p.m.) Journey Tribute w/ "Frontiers." Doors open at 6 p.m., $35 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Big House. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" (9:30 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 8 p.m. "Funk N Blues Jam" Hosted by Slidewinder Blues Band Wed. 8 p.m. Original Music Showcase Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Souls of Fate, Lomax LaneHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Sat. 8 p.m. Jack Tempchin. $35, $40Hopewell United Methodist Church 20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-0471 Sun. 2 p.m. Kids and Teens Open MicHopewell Valley Bistro & Inn 15 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-9889 Thurs. 6 p.m. "Jazz On Broad" Hosted by Phil Orr feat. Dr, Triniece. $15 (Ages 22 and under $5) Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Thurs. 6 p.m. Dan Kassel Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Winery Catz Sun. 3 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Mark Feingold GroupHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher Fri. 6 p.m. Casey Welborn Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Fri. (8 p.m.) Acoustic Music (9:30 p.m.) DJ Entertainment Sat. (7 p.m.) Acoustic Music (9:30 p.m.) Never Enough Sun. 3 p.m. "Acoustic Sunday" feat. Nic & Dominic Tues. 7 p.m. "Paint Party" Wed. 8:30 p.m. Trivia Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6 p.m. Gregg Parker Sat. 2 p.m. AudioPilot Sun. 1 p.m. Same Old AnticsIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Thurs. 6 p.m. Bob & Dave Fri. 7 p.m. Don The Medicine Man Sat. 7:30 p.m. Bob O Ivy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 9 p.m. Uneverno Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir All shows 21+ Jake's Eatery 869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA (215) 322-6787 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night" Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night Jimmy's Firestone American Grill 140 Route 130 South Bordentown (609) 291-0200 Thurs. 8 p.m. "Bar Games and Trivia" John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Thurs. 9 p.m. The Kevin Rovner Band Fri. 9 p.m. Bansai Bills Sat. 8 p.m. Gay Guy Straight Guy, Yawnmower, Elaine Rasnake, Martin Howth, Reese Van Riper Sun. (3 p.m.) Jamie Salvatore (9 p.m.) Trio of Madness Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+ Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out" / Hamilton Police Unity Beef & Beer Fundraiser feat. Matt Kennon Fri. 10 p.m. Deep Release Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Night"Lambertville Elks Lodge #1070 66 Wilson Street Lambertville (609) 397-4210 Sat. 7 p.m. Open Mic NightLaurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Sat. 1 p.m. Rick Winow Sun. 1 p.m. The BergersLogan Inn 9 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Fri. 7 p.m. Alan Rigoletto Trio Sat. 7:30 p.m. Colleen Ryan Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Zeke StambovskyMamma Rosa's 572 Klockner Road Hamilton (609) 588-5454 Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokeMarcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza 206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 298-8360 Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Blues Brunch" McGuinn's Place 1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence (609) 392-0599 Fri. 9:30 p.m. "Flawless Friday" Sat. 9 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ DJ Ratchet Strap Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Thurs. 10 p.m. "Beer Pong Night" Sat. 9 p.m. Angry Vic ReunionMillhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Tues. 9 p.m. "Millhill Experiment" Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. Taproom Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Charity Movie Night: "Stepbrothers" New Hope Winery 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. 8 p.m. Mary Fahl. Doors open at 7 p.m., $40-$50Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Sat. 6 p.m. Amanda and The Teddy Thomas BandNook's PourHouse 2043 Route 130 South Florence (609) 447-0927 Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics Nottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Fri. 9 p.m. 1969 Band Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit Tues. 9:30 p.m. Ages 21+ O'Connors American Bar & Grille 1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton (609) 261-1555 Sat. 6 p.m. "Heart Stopping Murder Mystery"Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Tour de Force Sat. 9 p.m. Bitonti BoysPalermo's Of Hamilton 310 Klockner Road Hamilton (609) 838-7979 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke All shows 21 + Palmer Square Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10 (Includes skate rental) Fri. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10 (Includes skate rental) Sat.12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10 (Includes skate rental) Sun 12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10 (Includes skate rental) Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Fri. 9 p.m. "Valentine's Day Party" w/ DJ Bobby Jones Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" Pete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Sat. 9 p.m. The SuspectsPj's Pancake House & Tavern 19 Main Street Robbinsville (609) 772-4755 Tues. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic NightPlumsted Grill 457 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 758-5552 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Shore BetPrinceton Elks Lodge #2129 354 Route 518 Blawenburg (609) 466-4945 Wed. 6:30 p.m. Country Dance NightRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Sinatra Songs Forever" w/ Jim Slagle Sat. 9 p.m. Danny Lynch ProjectRiver Cat Cafe` 142 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1008 Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz" Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 8 p.m. Lewis School Musicians with The Paris Jazz ComboSparky World Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Parties w/ the Paula & Sam Livingston Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night w/ Kid Dalton Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny BetzSpellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Sat. 5 p.m. The Successful FailuresStarbucks Coffee (Trenton Community Store) 102 South Warren Street Trenton (609) 393-0261 Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic1867 Sanctuary 101 Scotch Road Ewing (609) 392-6409 Fri. 8 p.m. "Whiskey & Wine" w/ Edna's Kin. $20 Sat. (2 p.m.) "Love Letters" (Theater). $20 (8 p.m.) "Songwriters Showcase" w/ Mark Kaye. $20 Sun. 2 p.m. Max'd Out. $20 Wed. 6 p.m. TAACC Poetry Cafe, (FREE event)Tara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 10 p.m. Valentine's Day Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G Sat. 10 p.m. Bent MushroomTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong Sat. 9 p.m. Black ZeppelinTemperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Blues Open Mic Hosted by Steve Guyger Fri. 7 p.m. Anders Hyatt Sat. 7 p.m. Bud & Maggs Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTerhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Sun.12 p.m. "Sunday Music Series" feat. Brooke DiCaroTessara's 812 Route 33 Hamilton (609) 584-1700 Wed. 8 p.m. KaraokeThe Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Fri. 8 p.m. 6th Annual "LoveBirds" Concert Tues. 7:30 p.m. Not Just Nyckleharpa OrchestraThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka BongThe Cure Insurance Center 81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton (609) 656-3200 Check website for upcoming events The Deck Restaurant and Bar @ the Bucks County Playhouse 70 South Main street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2121 Thurs. 2 p.m.Sam Ryan Fri. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes Sun. 6 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Tues. 7 p.m. Tony Alosi Wed. (2 p.m.) Sam Ryan (7 p.m.) Eric Mintel Jazz QuartetThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Celtic Connection Sat. 7 p.m. JB Rocks Sun. 3 p.m. David FalconeThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Timmy Burns Sat. 9:30 p.m. Fab Fly The HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic NightThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Tommy Capretto Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. DJ Dujour The Pines Tavern 6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA (215) 788-1659 Sat. 9 p.m. The Dana Collins Project Sun. 3 p.m. Mike & ShannaThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Sun. 4 p.m. Dick GrattonThe Sticky Wicket 2465 South Broad Street Hamilton (609) 439-0007 Fri. 9 p.m. "Retro Fridays" Hosted by Vibe DJs feat. Guest DJsThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Thurs. 7 p.m. Rachel and Tyler Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project Sat. 8 p.m. Joy In Repition Sun. 3 p.m. Jamie StemThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Dave Murray (7 p.m.) "Jam Night" Hosted by Joe Vadala Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Pat Benatar Tribute w/ "Crimes of Passion." Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. (5 p.m.) Happy Hour (7 p.m.) One Hot MessThe Vibe Lounge at Mastoris Route 130 and Route 206 Bordentown (609) 298-4650 Thurs. 5 p.m. Free Buffet and Live Music Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Third State Brewing 352 High Street Burlington (609) 387-1620 Sat. 7 p.m. Shelter In PlaceTindall Road Brewing Co. 102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 526-8651 Fri. 7 p.m. Norman Taylor Sat. 7 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators All Shows 21+ Trenton Buzz 702 Pine Street Trenton (609) 392-6000 Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic. Sat. 10 p.m. "Buzzed Saturdays" w/ Bockman Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree Mon. 9 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic NightTriumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location) 400 Union Square New Hope, Pa. (215) 862-8300 Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage All shows 21+ VFW Post 491 9 Fisher Place Yardville (609) 585-9645 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke All shows ages 21+ Wildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-2392 Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia Working Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. "Wine Trail Weekend" w/ Kevin McGowan Sun. 1 p.m. "Wine Trail Weekend" w/ The WilliamsboyWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org (609) 587-8989 Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Yankee Doodle Tap Room 10 Palmer Square Princeton (609) 921-7500 Thurs. 8 p.m. Dueling Piano NightYardley Inn Restaurant & Bar 82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA (215) 493-3800 Sat. 8 p.m. Jonathn Ashe Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. 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