“I do, it just came out in April so even better it's out there now and it's called “Ten” and well, it was pretty simple to title; it's my tenth album so it kind of named itself," laughed the great blues guitarist Albert Cummings as he discussed his latest release, pursuit of his dream and more after a recent show at the famed Iridium in New York City. "I usually name them after some kind of phrase or words in the album but it just happened to be my tenth so, I thought, well yeah that's pretty easy.“
Critics have lauded this recent effort, using terms such as "Expansive" with "Rugged world-wise vocals that hit all the right moods" and Cummings himself even admits he "Exposed" himself more than usual on this record.
"I've done everything except have my stomach on the front cover; exposed my belly and that is a little scary for me because I've got some deep stuff about my dad on there," he began. "Songs like; I don't know if you heard it yet, “Meet the Man,” is a song that I wrote the night my dad died and that was his views on death and that is not a song that I would ever put on an album. I've saved that, that was written in 2010 and I've saved that song until I had the album where I would wanna put it on and I finally felt like I could express myself and be honest with it and let people hear it. So, I'm exposing my belly on the thing but I really think people that come and hear me and listen to me like that about me. I get that a lot, I hear it a lot and I’ve talked to a lot of people about it and they feel what I'm feeling and that's different; you know? That's different from just hearing what I'm playing, they're feeling what I'm feeling and that's a whole different play on music and it's very, very, very rare. I don't see it a lot out there, I see a lot of people and that's the whole thing, they play what they know but they're not playing with a feel. They play exactly what they've learned and some can get by but once you grab ahold of somebody and you know that they are being touched emotionally, that's what I strive for to send them home and have them go home with something that they can't buy in the store. “
Recorded in Nashville at Peter Frampton'sPhenix Studios, Cummings enlisted the help of some industry heavy hitters to bring the project to life; including Country Music legend Vince Gill.
“Chuck Ainlay, he’s royalty in Nashville, he produced the record and he did all of the original Dire Straits, all the George Strait hits, Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich andhe just did Peter Frampton’s album and you know he's just a great guy and a super talented guy. I wanted to work with Chuck for probably five or six years or something like that; ever since I've kind of first became aware of him and I think the timing because of COVID I think it was able to happen for me because he wasn't as busy as he normally is; he's really in demand down there. He's a real popular guy and he's made so many hits that he's in demand and he's a hard guy to get but because of COVID I was able to do so. I just luckily came in at the right time so it all fell together and I wanted to go to Nashville to do a record my whole life. I've been excited to do it; I’ve still got a lot of cities I want to do albums in because i believe every city has a different vibe and that's how it is but Vince Gill came into my life because he's good friends with Chuck and Vince offered to do it and that all fell together as well. So, it's really exciting because he's one of my idols too. We have a video out for “Need Somebody” which is doing well, like everything is kind of doing really well right now and it’s very exciting we’ve got two other videos that were done and we're seeing those come up too.”
“There's 13 tracks," he continued, "It is diverse because I've always been kind of in the blues world but I grew up in the country world and I grew up in the rock world and I grew up in the gospel world and that's kind of what this album is. I don't know if you've heard the album yet but "Meet the Man" even stretches as far as kind of a gospel thing. On this album I was like, I'm not gonna stick to anything, I'm just going to play my music whatever it is, it is. So, that's what it is, it's a hard album to pick a genre for but it's based in every one of those that I grew up with; it's just part of me and it just kind of shows different sides of me; which I hope is a good thing. I don't know if it's good or bad but it is what this is and it's what I chose.”
"It is what it is;" many times, record labels and those pesky contracts often dictate what an artist can or cannot do; Cummings says he has never really encountered that and relishes the freedom he's enjoyed thus far.
“I've been fortunate enough to work with labels who don't try to pigeon-hole me. I was with Blind Pig for a bunch of records and they certainly like the Blues end of things but they let me get away with a couple of ballads and whatever I felt like doing. They'd let me do that but you know I wouldn't think Alligator would let you do that or some of the other labels. I mean they (The labels) think they're gonna tell you where to be and that's just crushing an artist. I don't know; what do I know about the record industry? I make the records I don't market them. So, maybe there's something there that I don't know about but yeah, I wouldn't want somebody telling me, you can’t play that song on my record label.”
Every creative has a watershed moment; the moment or event that sets them down their path of creativity, vocation or fulfillment. Cummings is no different but to hear him tell it; he was just a tad late to the party.
“Well, I don't know, I just love it so I don't know. I never played with a band until I was 27 years old; that's the weird thing. I'm 54 now and I’ve got some time in on it but I don't have anywhere near the time people that I know who are friends of mine have in at the same age who have been at it since they were 18 or something; you know? Something just happened; I was building my whole life; I got up and played at my friend's wedding with the wedding band and they had me up just for a song and I got kicked by something really powerful that I’d never experienced before and I just fell in love with it and I was like man, that's something that really makes me happy and that's what I wanna do. So, that's what it really boiled down to; I didn't choose it, it kind of chose me.”
Playing the blues for most, is a way of life. Blues music is associated with the segregated South, the Mississippi Delta and the struggles that were real for those who originated the genre. Many say, that if one has not experienced hard times then you cannot be a "Real" blues musician. Cummings disputes that and for him, it's all about feelings; not necessarily emotions, although they play a huge part in any creative process but about how those feelings and the "Feel" are expressed through one's lyrics and instrument.
“Most people in their twenties have been in a few bands already and me; I'm really just starting but I wouldn't take it back. I get the line from people who say; man don't you wish you’d started in your twenties? Well, I don't know if I would have made any traction then because my songs are all about life and living and I didn't have many miles on me then; you know? So, I think it's all relevant and it's all happened for a reason. I mean, I actually know a few people that don't necessarily agree but I don't think it's a complete statement because that would be like saying that BB King couldn't play a song about happiness; if you're happy you're playing that way and if you are sad or you're depressed you're playing that, if you're hurting you're playing that; it's about being honest with your feelings and anybody that thinks you've got to have heartaches to play; I don't agree with it. I mean it is part of it, I had a lot of tragedy and a lot of serious close deaths to me when I was younger and maybe that comes out to something that made me into something. I'm different than most and maybe that allowed me to figure out who the heck I am or maybe that is a hardship and maybe what is said is correct but again you know one of my most popular songs that we play is, "The Blues Makes Me FeelSo Good" and that's; because it makes me feel good, it heals me, it's a healing feeling for me and if I'm happy I'm gonna let people know and if I'm pissed off they're probably gonna know too. When I'm happy you know, if I'm sad they're gonna know it, I'm gonna give them what I'm feeling no matter what's happening and every day, in every show there is a different atmosphere for me. So, I think it's all about feelings, if you're living in a place where your only feelings are down; I feel bad for you and that's a problem but man don't let me hear you playing a happy song because I'm gonna think it's bullshit (laughs). You can be whatever you want and I think what people are saying is, if you're the kid that grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth and has never had anything bad happen to him in his life; that kid is probably not going to understand how to express his own feelings because he doesn't even know what they are. We all come from different spots and that’s what I'm saying. I think it helps you to get in touch with some feelings but it ain’t gonna make you express yourself through your guitar; that's a personal thing really. You’ve got to play what you’re feeling on any instrument really and that’s the blues to me. BB King would play “Let The Good Times Roll” and man he was a happy guy and you know he wasn't driving a tractor and picking cotton back in the day he was enjoying who the hell BB King was. When he was singing that stuff, he was happy, he made you happy and that's it, it's kind of catchy, it's contagious. Whatever you're giving them should be contagious. Like when Albert Collins would say, “She left me for another man” or he'd say something like, “Man, that woman wasn’t nice;” he was delivering it so real that you'd feel it and that's what I strive for, it has nothing to do with being happy.”
The term "Life gets in the way" is often used when waxing poetic or looking back; perhaps even with regrets but Cummings is a man who has seemingly always had his priorities straight and looks at the here and now as his time to shine as he moves forward.
"I've got a little time off which is probably not good timing with the release of the album but I've got a project going that I've got to tend to and I have to wait a little bit longer. I've got to finish this stuff and get this stuff out of the way so I can go clear it up; that's another thing, I've only been a part time musician the whole time that I've been doing this and that's because I was on the road once for six weeks and I had two sons and I came home and my youngest son was probably seven or eight and I noticed that he'd grown about 1/2 an inch and it hurt me bad and I was like, this can't happen, I have to be here for my boys and I put the brakes on. I kind of became a weekend warrior and the most I'd do was maybe a week or two away from my home and that's what I've done for the last 15 years. Now, I've finally got the chance, my youngest is 21 and he doesn't care what pop is doing so I'm ready to go. So, yeah, this is the first time I've been able to go pursue my dream and this album is a pretty good launching pad to do it with. I'm really excited about it but I've still got a few things I have to tend to before I can go out and do it. I'm close but we are going to get super busy, our schedule is starting to load right up; especially come summer and fall and I’m so thrilled because I’m ready. I get so much better when I’m out there on the road because I never have time to practice my guitar when I’m a weekend warrior but on the road, every night it's like yeah, the band is tight and everybody gets into it; it's just a blast and I love it.”
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. Joe Hutchinson Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ (5 p.m.) Jonathan Savage Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch feat. (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed. 7 p.m. AudioPilotAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Beth Arnold Gilbert Sat. 3 p.m. Jonathn Ashe Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Babalouis BBQ feat. Brieann WallArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300 Sun. 2:30 p.m./4 p.m. Yoga In the OutfieldArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Nights" Concert Series feat. John Gilbride & Friends. (Takes place at the Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Parking Lot Pop-up" feat. Ophiocoma / Lazy Bird. $5 (advance $7 at the door) doors open at 6 p.m. Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Fri. 6 p.m. First Friday: "Supreme Technique Vol 1" w/ music by Rell Gambino, Valona Denise. Wed. 4 p.m. "Tee For Me" Teen WorkshopBellemont Farm Valley Road Lambertville Sat. 7 p.m. Eliza Rush Bill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco & Rob Silvers Sat. 7 p.m. Shameless Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. / Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBoro 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. The Fermenters Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio 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 p.m. NPM Philly Fundraiser feat. Mike Estabrook Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo Off With Their Heads feat. Seth Anderson 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 Sat. 6 p.m. Zen DogBurlington County Library/Amphitheater 5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton (609) 267-9660 Sat. 6 p.m. A night of Innovative Juggling & MagicCandlelight 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. Randy Sutin. $20Capital Sports Complex Calhoun Street Trenton Sun. 12 p.m. "60th Jamaican Independence" feat. More Flex, Volume One, (TBA). (Vendors, food, games)Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Sat. 7:30 p.Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Radio Fiction COARadio.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. Medium Laura Renee, Abbey, Lee Silverstone m. Jerrold Benford. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. Chickie's & Pete's 183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown (609) 298-9182 Fi./Sat. 8 p.m. DJ EntertainmentColor Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Mon. 10 a.m. Summer Camp! Tour of the Zoo!Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs.(7 p.m.) Midnight Sun (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+ Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Kindred Spirit Sat. (8 p.m.) Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute w/ "Street Survivors" (9 p.m.) Club Night 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. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) Sat. 12 p.m. "Made In Monmouth" (Live music, vendors and more) Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria SundayCrossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Second Vision. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+ Sat. 2 p.m. Meg Russell / Julia Melito Sun. 2 p.m. Bill ThomasCross 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 Fri. 8 p.m. SideArm 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. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ J Dubbs Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Dave Murray Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker NightDempster's Pub 437 Pine SEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan treet Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Fri. 7 p.m. John Johnson Trio Sat. 7 p.m. The ShaykesEscape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Fri. 6 p.m. Tube Top Mama Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 10 p.m. Paul Plumeri Duo Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Forsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" w/ 2 Miles To MemphisFranklin Park Franklin & William Streets Trenton Sat. 5 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues BandFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise NightGerman American Society 215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton (609) 585-5200 Fri. 6:30 p.m. GAK Scholarship Benefit feat. No Way Out. $10 $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event) Sun. 12:30 p.m. "2nd Annual Benson BBQ Blast" (Donations accepted) Gleason's Bar 6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-4781 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. Johnny Phatt Sat. 8 p.m. Dion PaciGrounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptors way Hamilton (609) 586-0616 Fri. 5 p.m. Member Happy Hour Grover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Sat. 11 a.m. Karl DentinoHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Wed. 7 p.m. TriviaHavana 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 p.m.) Grateful Dead Tribute w/ "Rainbow Full of Sound" $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. Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Thurs. 7 p.m. Films That Made Music: Tues. 7 p.m. The Art of Living Well: "Five Summer Stories"Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Brian Erickson Sat. (1 p.m.) My Hut (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. "Two Voices" AJ Perna & Jo Wymer Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Rob essina's Dave Matthews ExperienceHurricane 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/ Aaron Quarterman (9 p.m.) Troublemakerz Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays w/ Mikey Jr. Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco Il Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA)Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Keep The Pint" Night Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bob O Sun. 2 p.m. Wayne Palmer Iron 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 Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Rainbow Fresh Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.) Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 5 p.m. Radio Fiction Fri. 7 p.m.Chet & Ari Sat. (1 p.m.) Pig Roast Luau. All ages (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita Junior Idol "Finals" Fri. 7 p.m. "Love and Loss" w/ Max Valentino Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. "Laurita Luau Food Truck Festival" feat. Hawaiian Themed and DJ EntertainmentLawrenceville Main Street 17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville (609) 219-9300 Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" feat. Mike & Laura. (Weeden Park FREE admission)Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm 2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown (609) 723-2630 Sun. 10:30 a.m. "Bunches & Brunches"Logan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Bill Tally Fri. 8 p.m. Oliver Dangum Sat. 8 p.m. Mystery Four Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Rob TaitMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMakefield Highlands Golf Club 1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA (215) 321-7000 Fri. 5 p.m. Strange BrewCrew 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. 9 p.m. Last Call 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. Kindred SpiritMercer County Park Festival Grounds Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor (609) 448-1947 Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Sensational Soul Cruisers. ($5 Parking Fee)Millhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday "Summer In Da City" Part 2 Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series 165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) (609) 393-8998 Sat. 5 p.m. Madam Pat TandyMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Crazy For You" Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Crazy For You" Sun. 3 p.m. "Crazy For You" All Shows Require Masks for the UnvaccinatedMusic On Main 25 East Main Street Yardley, PA Sat. 6 p.m. Raul y su ClaveAcheNaked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch (6 p.m.) Ryan Sab Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia New Hope Solebury High School 184 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA Sun. 8 a.m. "Summer 2022 Cars & Coffee Automobile Show" New Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Sat. 1 p.m. Just Jeff Sun. 1 p.m. Russell NorkevichNewtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Sat. 12 p.m. Acro(batics) Yoga Workshop Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Matt Kresge Sat. 6 p.m. Smooth Retsina Glow Sun. 1 p.m. Homebrew Competition & Festival" Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Old School Sun. 4 p.m. Ray Palme & Erin DohertyNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by The Williamsboy (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. Small Potatoes Ages 21+Old Hights Brewing 123 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 469-5976 Fri. 6 p.m. Mike Estabrook and The E-MinersOld Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ Flying Ivories Fri.(6 p.m.) First Friday feat. KickStart (8 p.m.) Movie Nights On The Green: "The Princess Diaries" Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Mike & LauraPatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Sat. 8 p.m. MLC Band Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza) 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-9529 Sun. 3 p.m. Einstein Alley Musician's Collaborative Open MicRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs.7 p.m. Gina Corso Fri. 7 p.m. CJ Steinway Duo Sat.(11:30 a.m.) Brunch (7 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Tues. 7 p.m. Lorenzo Branca Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight Robbinsville Community Concert Town Center Lake Drive Gazebo, Robbinsville Tues. 7 p.m. BD Lenz All Stars Second Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. TriviaShady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. "Gypsy" Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac Tribute / Joe Rebl Duo Sat. 10 a.m. "Sunflower Festival" feat. (12 p.m.) Whiskey Logic (2 p.m.) Christa & Neal (6 p.m.) Joe and Krista Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunflower Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Ryan Sab (12 p.m.) Stage Left Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA Wed. 7 p.m. A Tribute to Elvis w/ Bob Lougheed. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. World Of ResemblancesSmithville Park 815 Smithville Road Easthampton Fri. 6 p.m. Concert Under The Stars "Classical Night" feat. House Of Hamill / Radiant Life Perspective Sat. 12 p.m. Who?Mag Distro FestSparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sat. 9 p.m. Long Hard Ride Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz Wed. 8 p.m. Len Fen Easy Trip Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10 p.m. Country Night w/ Let's RideTaps 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. Jeanne Morris Band Sat. 9 p.m. AmptonsTemperance 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 Line Dance Lesson Series 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.) Dark Whiskey TGI 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. Dennis Rogers Sun. 1 p.m. Edison WilsonThe Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Fri. 8 p.m. The LadlesThe Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo The Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. UnleashedThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart Sat. 7 p.m. Seamus KelleherThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. A Night of Green Day w/ "Nimrod" Sat. 9 p.m. Bambu WeaselsThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. Dj Deco Sat. 9 p.m. Jah Guide Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' RonThe Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Soulshine Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Wed. 10 a.m. / 1 p.m. "Hugo" (FREE Kids Movie)The Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band Sat. 8 p.m. 80s Undercover The Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Sat. 8 p.m. Joe RobinsonThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Fri. 8 p.m. "Rhyme & Reason" A Tribute to Dave Matthews Band. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. Odyssey Lab. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+ Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street Trenton (609) 392-7188 Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Art Opening: Marge Miccio & Kate Graves "Urban Art Scenes" Wed. 6 p.m. Artist Talk w/ Marge Miccio and Kate GravesTrenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Sat. 8 p.m. Drag Night Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Greg and Grant Sat. (12:30 p.m.) MG3 (6 p.m.) Dan Kassel Wed. 5:30 p.m. Ed WallVault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Jill Salkin Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz Latin EnsembleVFW Post 491 9 Fisher Place Yardville (609) 585-9645 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 3 p.m. Fundraiser for The Sunshine Foundation feat. Self Induced Confusion. $20 (Includes food, drinks, must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages) All shows ages 21+Vince's Pizzeria and Taproom 573 Durham Road Newtown, PA (267) 491-5418 Fri. 5 p.m. The Eighty SixWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Chris Swatt Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie BrandtWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Yankee Doodle Tap Room 10 Palmer Square Princeton (609) 921-7500 Fri. 7 p.m. Matthew Cook
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.