"Yeah, The Kentucky Headhunters live," said guitarist Greg Martin with a laugh. "We’re alive and well; some people think we disappeared back in '91-'92 but we've never stopped. We've worked every year except for 2020 but we released a brand-new album back in October of last year called, "That's a Fact Jack!" so, it's actually been out for a while. You know how things work now, I mean it's not like back in the old days where they have you going to the label months before the release and you'd be working things; you'd be working radio, you'd be working print and after doing that you'd have a video; it's just a different time different way of doing things now. I mean, even though the album was released in October, we're still working it pretty active now and well, because a lot of people think we went away because there was an abandonment back in '92 when the Phelps brothers left and went to do their own thing, we kept going but a lot of folks think we just disappeared. Nope, we never went away, we released several albums since 1992 and this album; the last studio album we did before this one was in 2016 called "On Safari" and then just a little bit later we released a live album that was recorded in England but yeah man, we've been very actively working but you're right, I mean, you're not the first to say you thought we were not together, so don’t feel bad."
The Kentucky Headhunters roots extend back to circa 1968 when Martin, brothers Richard and Fred Young along with Anthony Kenney formed a band known as Itchy Brother and like most groups they evolved into something else through personnel changes, musical tastes and directions and according to Martin; the roots are definitely "Down-home."
"Itchy Brother," he chuckled once again, "I'll take you back to that; there was a character in a cartoon in the '60s on a cartoon called "TheKing and Odie" which was on "Underdog" and King Leonardo was the good lion and Itchy Brother was his evil brother who was always trying to overthrow him; like the Disney movie "The Lion King." Well, Itchy Brother and his accomplice, Biggie Rat were always trying to overthrow the Kingdom of Bongo Congo and so when it came time to name the band; we ran with it and man, I can't say that we really ever broke up, we just put it on the shelf in my mind. That band is Richard, Fred, myself and our cousin Anthony but you know, we went off to do the Headhunter thing and the Kentucky came about and how we became called the Headhunters; we named ourselves after a book written by Robert Palmer; not the singer but a writer named Robert Palmer. He wrote a book called "Deep Blues" and there was a chapter about Muddy Waters moving from the Delta to Chicago and he put a little band together with Jimmie Rodgers, Little Walter and different people to play house parties but they also got to play the clubs and they would ask to have other players join them and they were usually from the band playing there or that played there and they become known as "Head-Choppers." So, when we read that chapter in "Deep Blues" we thought it was a great name. I know there was a group called Cannibal and the Headhunters but we were not talking about chopping bodies literally but it's based on the Chicago "Head-Chopping" which was when two guitar players were going up against each other in a good way of course or two harmonica players and so we were The Headhunters until we signed our record deal and we found out there was another Headhunters. Herbie Hancock had a group called Headhunters so we had the idea to add Kentucky onto it and it just made sense and that’s it."
Over the years the band has had hits in the country realm, rock, even borderline folk and has proved as adaptable as could be but when asked where they consider themselves to "Fit in," Martin found it somewhat amusing.
"I can't say that we're not really a staunch country band because our roots are from the country," he said with an undeniable tone. "We grew up in rural areas, every member grew up with country music all around us but we also grew up on a steady diet of rock and roll. I mean, it really changed our lives back when we were youngsters to hear The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and LedZeppelin and stuff like that but it was not just country music we grew up on. We all love and respect Merle Haggard, we love George Jones, we love Buck Owens and stuff like that because it was all around us. We'd go to town on Saturday; I grew up with Richard and Fred in Metcalfe County and we had a town square which had a local restaurant called Jim's Grill. They had a jukebox and you'd walk in and you might hear "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard, then the next song could be "Kentucky Woman" by DeepPurple or later on you might hear "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin and that really turned our cranks as kids but it was that first Led Zeppelin album and albums like "Disraeli Gears" by Cream that influenced us too but the country was and is just all around us. Look, it's in the way we talk; I mean, we have that in our voice; you know? It's where we come from and so, to just classify; it's just American music with a nod to the UK because we love The Stones and we love The Beatles but it's just a tight rock and roll band with Country, Blues, Soul and rock and roll sensibilities; you know?"
So; how does a band with those influences make the adjustments in today's very different music/business climate?
"Social media," he began once again with a laugh, "You know it's such different terrain than it was back when we really first started. When we released our first album, "Pickin' On Nashville" in October of 1989 it was just so different back then; TV was king, radio was king, the internet had just started to rear its head; little did we know what was coming a few years later and yeah, things have a very short shelf-life. I hear stuff all f the time; I'll be with my son Eric and hear something on the radio and I'll say, that sounds like a new song and he'll laugh and say, "Dad, that's like 7 years old or eight years old." I grew up with Led Zeppelin, "Led Zeppelin ll," you know when I heard that; I mean, it still sounds as fresh today as it did when it was released. So, you know what I grew up with, you know I heard The Beatles when they first hit in 64 and then I was around for the folk-rock revolution of 65 with The Byrds and The Turtles. I remember when the "Rubber Soul" album hit in 1965 or 1966 and 1967 it was "Sgt Pepper's" and also that same year we had "Are You Experienced" from Jimi Hendrix, we had cream "Disraeli Gears," we had The Doors first album; it was just such a revolution of music that I grew up with. In '69 I got "Led Zeppelin," their first album in a trade. I was in a record club and I got "Deja Vu" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and I love the album but another friend in school had bought the first Led Zeppelin album and he wasn't crazy about it and I loved the band but when I got home and put it on and "Good Times Bad Times" came on; side one, track one, I went; what in the name of God is this? It was outrageous and you know, take it back a little bit because that's what I grew up with. I was around when Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" came out, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds and all that stuff that is still around today; the stuff that has stood the test of time."
"That's a Fact Jack!" is their latest effort and in their tradition offers some straight-forward rock and roll with southern overtones. Martin talks about it and touring again with great enthusiasm.
"There's 12-tracks on the new album and yes sir, it's called "That's a Fact Jack" and that's the title track. Richard Young, the rhythm guitarist and the fellow who sings; his dad used to say things and preface them with that or you'd say something like and end it with, that's a fact Jack. So, what I'm saying is, it's been around for years but I've been around for years and if you listen to the album that track right there; it's just talking about how the world is crazy; you know? Especially when Richard was writing the songs, I'm guessing 2020 I think it was. I mean, it was just a confused mess, we didn't know what was going on and you know we got back out there in 2021 touring again and did about 45 dates and you know we did an album last year and we did the album as you know going into this year and things crazy again! I mean we've got wars going on; thank God the COVID thing is kind of dying down but it has been nuts! Talking about the album; I think everybody could have a different interpretation of the material and that is the beauty about music in general and the album. Everybody used to listen to Bob Dylan and you can put five guys in a room and you'd get five different answers as to what he was saying but it's pretty obvious what Richard is talking about and it's about the world, the turbulence, the lack of brotherhood; I'm not gonna get into any political stuff, I don't do that. Instead, I watch westerns, I watch "Mannix," I don't watch the news. I do know what's going on a little bit but I do think our songs are very relevant for what's going on right now."
"We are always on tour," he went on, "The only time we didn't get to tour was in 2020. We did nine shows before the end of 2019 but we usually work around 75 shows a year; we're not one of those bands that stays out 250 days a year. We worked four shows in 2020 at the beginning of the year and we worked at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA mid-February and then we were going to have three weeks off and then plan later on in the year to get together and work on songs from the album but as we got home after The Birchmere; about a week or two later we started getting notices from the agency that different places and dates were falling out and dates were moving places and then we're locking down and we thought initially it would be best for all for two weeks or whatever and so touring went by the wayside except for maybe five or six dates. Then at the end of November, I ended up getting COVID, not a really bad case but I went down. I had to isolate for like 10 days but that ended up being two weeks and by then it was Thanksgiving. So, we knew we couldn't really do an album because we were getting into the holiday season and so we did the album early last year and we toured and so to answer your question yeah; we'll be out touring this year and will be promoting the album. Our first date was in Indiana with The Marshall Tucker Band and then after that we'll gear back up into normal. The summers get pretty busy and we'll be out there on the road at some fantastic festivals and the such. We do very little clubs anymore; every now and then we'll play a club but we'll do festivals, we do bike rallies, we do a lot of different deals; we're lucky that we still get to work after all these years."
One of those festivals is The L.E.A.D. Fest in Mercer County Park located in West Windsor, NJ as they open for that same Marshall Tucker Band on July 2 on the main stage but Martin keeps himself busy in another way and that way is; radio.
"I grew up listening to radio in the late '50s and early '60s in my dad's car, an old Plymouth. He would listen to an AM station out of Louisville called WTMT which was a country station. I was always enamored with the DJs back in the '50s and how they all sounded the same and I was always wondering; is this same guy? How could he be on 24 hours a day? It was just something I thought in my mind; I didn't realize that they were just trained to talk a certain way. I listened and as I grew, I remember hearing that radio when I was a kid in dad's car and we had a table-top radio that sat on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen and it was either on WTMT the country station or my brother had a rock station on and I just had a love for radio. I think it started about that time and when I would take trips to downtown Louisville as a kid to visit my grandparents. I'd go down 4th St. to go to guitar stores and record stores and WKLL had a showcase window on Chestnut St. and I loved watching the DJ do his thing with the two turntables, cart machine and it was just amazing. So, the seeds were being planted more or less by a bunch of these guys that I heard on the radio and then late in '66 my dad decided he wanted to move us out to Metcalfe County which was a very great thing to happen for me because I met Richard there but we moved down there away from the radio stations and it was funny because there on those stations, you would here Johnny Cash right next to Cream and Led Zeppelin but late at night the stations were low powered stations and at they would have to cut their power. So, that meant at night, there were other stations; one from Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, Fort Wayne, and sometimes New York City and I just ate it up. I listened mostly at night; you might hear "Daydream Believer" one minute and then you go to the next station and you might hear "Sunshine of Your Love" or "Light My Fire" by The Doors and the cool thing is, out of Nashville we had WLAC which was the R&B station and Big John was the DJ. Then we were hearing Slim Harpo we were hearing Wilson Pickett, James Brown. Jimmy Reed, B.B. King and stuff like that and all that listening just planted the seed. I really didn't have the confidence in my 20s to pursue radio but around 1986 I did my first stint in radio at a little station; it didn't last, like, six months because I was out on the road with a country singer by the name of Ronnie McDowell. Then in 1997 I was offered a slot at the station in Campbellsville KY where they wanted me to be doing a southern rock show and I told them; can we do this as a Blues show? I stretched the genre a little bit so we could do a little southern rock, the songs that had a blues feel and that way we could also play some soul music; '60s soul. So, I started in 1997 and I put in about two and one-half years in there until my engineer quit in April 2000. Then I took a break from radio but I was offered another gig at the current station, WDNS in Bowling Green and I started there in November of 2001 and we just celebrated 20 years of the "Lowdown Hoedown" and when we started it was just on terrestrial radio, 93.3 FM here in South Kentucky but maybe a year or two later it started streaming online."
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
Al's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Thurs. 5 p.m. Jonathan Savage Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Michael Macmanus Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson's Birthday Bash Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Wed. 7 p.m. Joe Kramer & Diane ChiorelloAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Skylar Love Sat. 3 p.m. Hawaiian BBQ w/ Low Totem Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Jonathn AsheArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300 Mon. 7 p.m. 4th of July FireworksArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Tues. 7:30 p.m. Reading: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" Panel DiscussionBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Thurs. 7 p.m. Tiltin' Catz Fri. 7 p.m. Katfish Lucy Sat. 7 p.m. Thrown Together Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Tues. 7 p.m. Outdoor Jam Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis Ages 21+Blend Bar & Bistro 911 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 245-8887 Thurs. 7 p.m. Cover UpBlue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Fri. 5 p.m. "Bach" (Takes place at Hilltop Park)Boro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat. 11 a.m. John AbbottBowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Phyllis Chappell Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Andy PrescottBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous JollyBucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Thurs. 4 p.m. Vinyl Night Fri. 5:30 p.m. Bill Monach Mon. 1 p.m. James LauchmenCandlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Duane Eubanks. $20Chickie's & Pete's 183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown (609) 298-9182 Fi./Sat. 8 p.m. DJ EntertainmentClubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bridge Beat DuoCOARadio.com 125 South Main Street Hightstown (609) 241-7103 Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour” Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. The Successful FailuresColor Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Tues. 10 a.m. "Summer Camp! Art Around The World" $70 (Daily/$330 Weekly)Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Sara and The Sound (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ages 21+ Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns Sat. (7 p.m.) Never Enough (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 All Events Ages 21+Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 Fri. (4:30 p.m.) Cruise Night (6:30 p.m.) Friday Music Nights feat. Reggae Music Night w/ $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) Sat. 2:30 p.m.Carmen Marranco Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday Mon. 12 p.m. July 4th Tailgate. (Tickets required) Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Sat. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot Sun. 2 p.m. Meg RussellCross Pollination Gallery 2 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 213-6734 Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Sun. 6 p.m. Joe & Krista Tues. 7:30 p.m. Lunch Money Quizzo Dacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Dadz Bar and Grill 744 Main Street Lumberton (609)267-4344 Thurs. 7 p.m. DJ Millionz Fri. 8 p.m. Big City Snipers Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker NightDecades 2465 South Broad Street Hamilton (609) 439-0007 Fri. 9 p.m. “Dance Party” w/ DJ Ran D Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Throwback Saturday" w/ DJ Matty Bruce Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny Dempster's Pub 437 Pine Street Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Fri. 7 p.m. Backyard BoyzEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Jack Mangene Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rondie James Wed. 7 p.m. Music BingoEscape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Fri. 6 p.m. Pete Beck BandFlying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 7 p.m. The Williamsboy Duo Wed. 8 p.m. TriviaForsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Fri. 6 p.m. “First Friday” w/ Acoustic FuegoFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise NightGleason's Bar 6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-4781 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Fri. 6 p.m. "Happy Hour" Sat. 8 p.m. Hind SightGreen Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. Perry Curcio Sat. 8 p.m. Dion PaciGrounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptors way Hamilton (609) 586-0616 Fri. 5 p.m. Meatballs & Martinis: Member Happy HourHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Hamilton Veterans Park 1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton Fri. 9 p.m. FIREWORKS (Weather permitting) Sat. 7 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Frontiers"Havana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Billy Walton Band. $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy Sat. (1 p.m.) Jeff Lyle Friedman (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Craig Leach Group Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Blue Jersey BandHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz Sat. 6 p.m. Eve Still Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Il Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA)Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bob O Sat. 6:30 p.m. Zach Downey Sun. 2 p.m. The Grouser GirlsIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends Ivy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed Sat. 10 p.m. Noche Caliente feat. Ariana Valencia, Bruna Bru. $10, Doors open at 7 p.m. Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd Sat. 9 p.m. Room For Mojo Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.) Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+Joseph Lawrence Park 317 Ward Avenue Bordentown Sat. Independence Day Fireworks (Weather permitting) Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Fri. 7 p.m. Wayne Billotti Duo Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Dan Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine & Bundt Cakes Sat. 12 p.m. Sangria & Sliders Weekend feat. (1 p.m.) Bev and Dan Duo Sun. 12 p.m. Sangria & Sliders Weekend feat. (1 p.m.) The Bergers Mon. 12 p.m. Sangria & Sliders Weekend feat. (1 p.m.) AnkerLawrenceville Main Street 17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville (609) 219-9300 Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" feat. Alex Otey Trio. (Weeden Park FREE admission) Fri. 6 p.m. Lawrence Township "Food, Fun, Fireworks" (7:30 p.m.) The Southside Wanderers (9:30 p.m.) Fireworks (Takes place at RIDER University) Logan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Fri. 8:30 p.m. RCJ DuoMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Marie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Fri. 7 p.m. Casey WelbornMcGuinn's Place 1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence (609) 392-0599 Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Sat. 7:30 p.m. Stand Up Comedy feat. Brandon Curl. $15, Doors open at 7 p.m. Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and SamMercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake) 334 South Post Road West Windsor (866) 683-3586 Thurs. 5 p.m. Tyronne Stackhouse Mercer County Park Festival Grounds Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor (609) 448-1947 Thurs. 4 p.m. "L.E.A.D Fest State Fair" feat. (7 p.m.) Lovelight. $5 ($5 Parking Fee) Fri. 4 p.m. "L.E.A.D Fest State Fair" feat. (7 p.m.) Kindred Spirit. $8 ($5 Parking Fee) Sat. 12 p.m. "L.E.A.D Fest State Fair" feat. (1:30 p.m.) (6 p.m.) Marshall Tucker Band / Southern Steel. $25.95-$75 (Not included w/ the $8 admission + $5 Parking Fee) ($5 Parking Fee) Sun. 1 p.m. "L.E.A.D Fest State Fair" feat. (3 p.m.) Andrew Lobby (7 p.m.) The British Invasion Experience. $8 ($5 Parking Fee) Mon. 1 p.m. "L.E.A.D Fest State Fair" feat. (2:30 p.m.) Paul Plumeri Blues Band (6 p.m.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Pure Petty." $5 ($5 Parking Fee)Millhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Thurs. 9 p.m. Symptoms, (TBA) Fri. 9 p.m. El Escapado. Houston & Dirty Rats Sat. 9 p.m. Roadkiller Mill Hill Park 165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) (609) 393-8998 Sat. 8 p.m. "The OK Trenton Project: On Screen"More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sat. 2 p.m. Just JeffMorven Museum & Garden 55 Stockton Street Princeton (609) 924-8144 Mon. 12 p.m. 4th of July JubileeMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles Sun. 3 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles All Shows Require Masks for the UnvaccinatedMusic On Main 25 East Main Street Yardley, PA Sat. 6 p.m. The Summers Grove BandNaked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. Fly On The WallNew Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Sat. 1 p.m. Bob Tomlinson Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Frank Cervantes Sat. 6 p.m. Kate & BobNick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Ed PackerNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir Ages 21+O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 200 State Road Croydon, PA (215) 785-6998 Tues. 7 p.m. QuizzoPalmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 6 p.m. First Friday feat. Drunk Neck & the Beet Keepers / Eric Daab Jazz Trio Sat.12 p.m. “Spring Music Series" feat. Big Valley BluegrassPatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Sat. 8 p.m. The Brooks BrothersPj's Pancake House & Tavern 19 Main Street Robbinsville (609) 772-4755 Fri. 8 p.m. "Ladies Night" Food, shopping, live music, more.Restart The Arts 236 High Street Burlington Sat. 2 p.m. Abbie PincusRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Victoria Watts (7 p.m.) Gina Corso Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Sarah Teti (7 p.m.) Patrick & Debra Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/Scott Gurney (5:30 p.m.) Ian Kirk (7 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney Wed. 7 p.m. Megan KnightRobbinsville Community Concert Town Center Lake Drive Gazebo, Robbinsville Tues. 7 p.m. Kindred SpiritRobbinsville Senior Center 1170 Route 130 Nort (Folsom Way) Robbinsville (609) 259-1567 Thurs. 6 p.m. Summer Beginner and Advance Line Dance Class Romeo's Restaurant & Pizza 10 Schalks-Crossing Road Plainsboro (609) 799-4554 Fri. 7 p.m. The Blossom Hill QuartetShady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. The Dicoteks Sat. 5 p.m. "Summer unWINEd w/ FIREWORKS feat. 80's Revolution Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & JoeSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Tom Trovas DuoSparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny BetzSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10 p.m. "10th Anniversary" w/ DJ Ernesto1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. John & JohnTankard Pub 440 Keim Boulevard Burlington (609) 306-5079 Thurs. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy Taps Sports Bar 4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA (215) 486-7862 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Frankie Paige Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Goodnall Tara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G Sat. 9 p.m. AmptonsTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Stay Tuned feat. DeadLight Wed. 9 p.m. KaraokeTelouro Jazz Café 826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA (267) 797-5456 Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron QuartermanTemperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) ALBO Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Sarah Teti Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Mike & Laura Mon. 12:30 p.m. Allen WilkcocksonTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy GTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Matt Cook Sun. 1 p.m. DC Rogers ProjectThe Beer Garden at Snipes Farm 890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Sat. 5 p.m. Celebrate All People IndepenDANCE Ecstatic DanceThe Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Tues. 6 p.m. Danny LynchThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9 p.m. ShakyzThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue Sun. 2 p.m. David FalconeThe Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 2 p.m. Rainbow Fresh Sun. 2 p.m. Jericho Grass BandThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and SamThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Thurs. 10 p.m. Fri. 9 p.m. Mr. Jones Sat. 9 p.m. Blackwells Mill Mon. 6:30 p.m. Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron The Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Open MicThe Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Wed. 10 a.m. "Madagascar" (FREE kids movie) The Pines Tavern 6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA (215) 788-1659 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Bill MonachThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. The Riverdogs Sat. 8 p.m. 80's UndercoverThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lunch ProjectThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Shakedown Street" a Summer Vendor Series (Drum Circle, Cocktails) Fri. 8 p.m. Lovelight w/ Mark Diomede. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. Emo Karaoke w/ DJ Joe Werner. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sun. 8 p.m. R & B and Chill-All White Affair. Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Russell Norkevich Sat. (12 p.m.) MG3 (6 p.m.) Greg DiTeodoro Sun. 12 p.m. Robin Clabby Wed. 5:30 p.m. Max Rogers Union Coffee 49 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 460-4637 Sun. 4 p.m. Java Jive w/ Bill IhlingVault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz Latin EnsembleWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina Sun. 1 p.m. The WilliamsboyWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.