"I did an acoustic thing and I won last year and the year before that I won the "Album Of The Year" in the blues category. So, we've been blessed to be in the running six or eight times and we've won two of them and hopefully this will put us in the ball game for a nomination if not a win," states best described as legendary blues man Bobby Rush as he discusses his new album, "All My Love For You," how he got interested in blues music and more.
Rush, born Emmett Ellis Jr and who will be 90 years of age come this November, has been a blues enthusiast and performer from a very young age and over the course of his celebrated lifetime has won two Grammy Awards, 14 Blues Music Awards, been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and has had roles and cameo appearances in multiple motion pictures.
Born in Homer/haynesville, Louisiana, Rush developed his interest in blues music more from curiosity than almost anything else.
"Let me take you way back to when I was about eight or nine years old," he began with a warning and an infectious laugh. "My daddy was a preacher and a pastor of a church and my cousin gave me a guitar and I hid it because I didn't want my daddy to know that I had a guitar because simply, I was afraid my dad was gonna want me to play gospel in the church. So, I hid the guitar because I wanted to play the blues man! One day he said, "Junior, bring that guitar here boy," I brought the guitar to him and he said, "Let me play a little song that I used to play for a little girl when I was a little bit older than you." Well, I thought he was gonna sing about my mother or "Glory, glory hallelujah, when I laid my burden down;" he didn't sing about my mother, he didn't sing "Glory, glory hallelujah," he sang, "Me and my girl with the Chunky Pin on, she fell down and I saw somethin'" and I said, man, Daddy! In my little mind, I wanted to know the next verse; if she fell down and he saw somethin', I wanted to know what he saw and I couldn't ask my daddy what is was. So, I went and got me a pencil and paper because I figured if my daddy couldn't tell it to me, he could draw it and tell me what he saw. So, he went to sing it again and my mother said, "Ahem, don't sing that song to that boy" and he went to sing it again and he said, "Me and my girl with the Chunky Pin on, she fell down and I saw somethin'" and I knew right then that I wanted to sing the blues. I wanted to sing the kind of song that would dare to be talked about, what I saw, how I saw it, how small it was, how big it was, how pretty it was and how it looked and the whole bit. I wanted to tell that story; that's a dirty story but I wanted to tell it, that's the way I am. I knew that I wanted to be a blues singer at that age and that got me started; I was curious."
Most people age and begin a slow ride into the sunset but not Bobby Rush. Still full of vim and vigor, still matter of fact, still funny and very willing to get back out on the road; he has taken the plunge and released "All My Love For You" proving he is still viable, enjoying himself and in the process; exposing the real Bobby Rush.
"All My Love For You," one thing different about this album is that you've got different directions in this album; it's one good thing about this album. I've got three or four hats that I wear in this album. I've been wearing these kind of hats all of my life; you hear the blues in me, the gospel in me, you hear the fun in me, the comedy in me and you have the entertainer in me and not just a singer, not just a harp player; you have all of these elements that are in Bobby Rush.The first song says, "We come a long way but we've got a long way to go. The things I used to do in Louisiana I don't do anymore. I used to carry water fifteen miles for fifty cents a day, it's a shame a boy nine years old had to work so hard everyday. I used to pick cotton in the cotton field where I used to live, now I'm still pickin' cotton but I want a piece of the field. So, take a look at me, you can see I'm free. I've got the shackles off my feet and the chains off my mind." That means, this is a new day, I don't have a beef with anyone about how I've been treated or the position I'm in because most of the positions I'm in are because I didn't know how to keep myself out of the positions I got in. I'm not talking that I endorse everything that has ever happened to me right or wrong; the ups and downs but the thing about it is, if you get yourself up from the fall and dust yourself off and keep going; if I can make it, you can too. Just get up, that's life, don't fall down and stay there and wallow, get off your knees and do something."
"You're Gonna Need A Man Like Me" is one of three new singles we've released from the album," he continued. "I'm talking about a woman who wants to put me down for a useful man; I'm not gonna call him a younger man but a useful man but she's gonna need an old man like me, you just watch and see (laughs). One of these days, you're gonna find out baby, what you had, you needed all of the time; it's right there up under your nose. Part of this was written from experience and part was what I wish and hope for (laughs). Experience, life, you're gonna need a good man like me; everybody needs a man but a good man is hard to come by. I say that in a joking fashion but a woman can need a good man like me but a man can need a good woman in the same way."
Sage advice from someone who has had his share of the aforementioned "Ups and downs" and who has persevered for more decades than many have lived but he realizes that in order to maintain longevity, one must adapt and perhaps change with the times. A large portion of blues music revolves around lyrical content and with songs such as the tongue in cheek "TV Mama," which speaks of a certain woman's, umm, shall we say girth? Bobby maintains and shows us his sense of humor and his way of looking at lyrical content is pure gold.
"You've got to modify your lyrics and talk about the things that people relate to the most today. You have to think about what people wear, where they go to school, what they think and what they've been taught, who they've been taught by and what are their surroundings. You've got to write about their surroundings; today's surroundings. People talk about different things in a different way but it's all the same thing. When you go to the grocery store; what do you do? You buy eggs, milk, chicken, hog, pig, cow and you fix it a different way but it's all the same thing. You fix your rice 20 different ways, your steak 20 different ways but it's all the same. I remember going to the bathroom when I was a kid and as a poor family, we didn't have electric lights and we had to go outside to the toilet, it looked bad, it smelled bad. Now I've got nine bathrooms in my house that look good and they smell good but you do the same thing in them; that hasn't changed (laughs). When I write my lyrics, I talk about the same thing that my grandfather and the old people talked about; there's nothing new in the song but now you talk about the same thing but with a different approach, it's the same thing. When your grand-daddy was going with your grandmother, they did the same thing we did when we were first married or with our girlfriend or whatever. Now, your children do the same thing with a different approach; it ain't no different than loving and making love (laughs)."
Safe to say, the list of 89 year old musicians making records is not a very long one. Now that it is out, what are his plans to support the record, did he use certain musicians in the studio and will he be using them if and when he performs?
"There's no band involved with me personally, I had different musicians on the sessions and they did the songs with my direction. I've mapped this out myself the way I wanted to go. I had a hip-hop player from Jackson, Mississippi who was also the engineer on the record and he was a great help to me, he had the respect for me where he said, "OK, do what you're gonna do" and his name was Dexter Allen and the only input that he had was not giving me any input. So, by him not having any input, that meant that I had to come up with all of the inputs (laughs) and so far so good but at least he respects me enough that if there was something that wasn't right he would've said something."
"I'm going to tour and support it and I'm working on some things that I can't talk about too much. I'm hoping to do some things with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, there are a few other people who I can't name right now and we're talking about negotiating some things and they like what I'm doing and what I'm bringing to the table but at least I'm coming to the table even if some kissing butt is on my turn (laughs). I'm laughing about that but there's so much truth in that. You've got to be careful about who you meet, how you treat them and who you walk by because the same people you meet on the way up, you meet on their way back down."
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. Redbird Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk (5 p.m.) (TBA) Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch Mon. 5 p.m. Jessica DiDonato Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonatoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 4 p.m. Oktoberfest feat. Bill ThomasArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300 Sat. 12 p.m. RiverFest 2023 feat. Live Music, beer, food games, activities, Case's Porkroll eating contest. Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. 4 p.m. Film Screening and Artist Talk: Chantel Comardelle & Dennis Davis of "Knowledge Is Power" Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv. $2 Sun. 2 p.m. Mask Making Workshop: Day of the Dead Folk Arts Tues. 6:30 p.m. Bob Jenkins: In His Own Words Wed. 7 p.m. Nichos Workshop: Day of the Dead Folk Arts / Inktober Draw-Along w/ Barbara DiLorenzoAshlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl Fri. 4 p.m. Puptails & Cocktails Yappy Hour Sat. (1 p.m.) Paws On The Canal (7 p.m.) Alex Otey Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling PianosBahama Breeze 3535 U.S. Highway 1 Princeton (609) 799-3808 Sat. 6 p.m. ZigBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Thus. 7 p.m. Line Dancing Fri. 7 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd Sat. 7 p.m. Unleashed Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery 58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA (267) 799-5348 Sun. 4 p.m. Michael Trycieckyj Wed. 7 p.m. QuizzoBlue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20 Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 Boro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. John Abbott Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFourBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8:45 p.m. The Launch. $5 Sat. 8 p.m. Dave Cudrak Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Cornhole ($20 buy-in) Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous JollyBucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Fri. 5:30 p.m. The Overtones Sat. 5:30 p.m. D-Town Outliers Sun. 2 p.m. Greg McGarvey Bucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night Wed. 6 p.m. TriviaBurlington Riverfront Promenade Thurs. 5:30 p.m. "Cruizin on the River" Car ShowCandlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Vince August, John Bramnick. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Vince August. $26.50, Doors open at 7 p.m. Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille 1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA (267) 580-5469 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul City Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 9 p.m. Comedy Show Night. (Seating starts at 8 p.m.) Club Atlantis 1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA (215) 944-1777 Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to ImpressClubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 6:30 p.m. UnleashedCooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Fri. 8 p.m. Se7en Sat. 8 p.m. Big Whiskey Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Wine For Wrinkles" $35 (SOLD OUT check for availability) Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie. $40 Sat. 2 p.m. Kim & Chuck Sun. 2 p.m. Bill Thomas Cross 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. Joey De Noble Sat. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Mon. 7:30 p.m. QuizzoDacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6:30 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 Fri. 7 p.m. Whiskey Grin Tues. 7 p.m. Open MicDharma Bums 4935 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 663-2867 Thurs. 8 p.m. An Evening of The Blues w/ Joe & Frank Fri. 8 p.m. Garcia & Grisman Tribute w/ "Morrow & Ford" Sat. 8 p.m. The Reality Check Experiment Sun. 4 p.m. Drum Circle Hosted by RasMkyl The Rootsetter and Christopher Purtle Wed. 5:30 p.m. Yoga Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. (5 p.m.) Dave Beck (8:30 p.m.) Zone Sat. 8:30 p.m. Plush Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-JoeEscape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA Tues. 5 p.m. KaraokeFlying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Thurs. 6 p.m. Cigar Night w/ Music by Monk & Monk Fri. 9 p.m. Hearing Voices Sat. 9 p.m. Sunrise Cries Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 8 p.m. TriviaFounding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA (215) 923-1100 Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe CastroFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) German American Society 215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton (609) 585-5200 Fri. 6 p.m. Oktoberfest feat. '80s Undercover. $10 Sat. 12 p.m. Oktoberfest feat. Philly German Brass Band, The Aqua String Band, The Ruckus. $10 Sun. 12 p.m. Oktoberfest feat. Don Bitterlich, GTV Almrausch, Mountain Xpress. $10Gleason's Bar 6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-4781 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Little Sister Sat. 7 p.m. Ray Palmer Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice ProductionsGrover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade PrestridgeHalo Pub 4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square (609) 586-1811 Sat. 7 p.m. The Skyline TrioHalo Pub (Fete) 9 Hullfish Street Princeton (609) 921-1710 Sat. 6 p.m. The Sim Cain Trio Hamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 7 p.m. TriviaHappy Apple Inn 29 Imlaystown Road Cream Ridge (609) 259-7889 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Macallan Scotch Tasting. $125, $225 (Includes tastings and choice of three entries)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 p.m.) Van Halen Tribute w/ Romeo Delight. $2 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Stax (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. 6 p.m. Van Morrison Tribute w/ "Tupelo Honey" $30 Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHightstown Porchfest All Over Hightstown Main Street Area Sat. (12 p.m.) Hackers Anonymous (12:45 p.m.) School of Rock ((1:30 p.m.) Kristin Purdy (2:30 p.m.) Radio Road (3:15 p.m.) The Woe Nellies (4 p.m.) Puppy Grease (4:45 p.m.) Charles Laurita & The Mischief (5:30 p.m.) Stay TunedHopewell Boro Park Columbia Avenue at Greenwood Avenue Hopewell Borough Fri. 6 p.m. Hopewell Harvest Fair Harvest Moon Concert feat. Castle lane. (FREE event takes place at Hopewell Borough Gazebo) Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Modrn Rewind (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Winery Catz Sun. (2:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble. (6:30 p.m.) Mark, Sherma & Gang Jazz ShowHurricane 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.) Eve Still (9 p.m.) Brian Elliot Sat. 9 p.m. Tailspin Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Rick Pine Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura FioccoIl Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony OIrish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo NightIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Timeless Duo Sat. 6:30 p.m. Charlie Horse Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & KimIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Sat. 6:30 p.m. EdgarJohn & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Thurs. 9 p.m. Dan Spencer Fri. 9 p.m. Vin Bru & The Long Branch Davidians Sat. 9 p.m. Jacob Tremont, Unwelcomed, Giji, Emerson Woolf, Ms. Honey. $10 (Suggested donation), doors open at 8 p.m. Sun. 9 p.m. Turtle Logic Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ladies Night w/ Lasting Linx / Kenny Dubman Duo Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Tom Vincent (9 p.m.) DJ Dan Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (10 p.m.) DJ BayNice Sun. 10 a.m."Sunday Funday" Brunch King George Inn 102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA (215) 788-5536 Sun. 6 p.m. Joe (Solo of Joe & Krista) (Takes place in the gazebo/patio behind the inn on waterfront)La Cena Ristorante 2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (215) 639-9969 Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & FriendsLambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 11 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 397-8300 Thurs. 6 p.m. Bourbon and Cigar Night. $195 (Includes Bourbon tasting, cigars, buffet dinner, cocktails) Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 6 p.m. Sangria, Sliders and Song feat. Music by Gary Phillips. (FREE evnt) Sat. 10 a.m. "Run The Vineyards 5K" $45 (Advance, pick-up numbers at 8:15 a.m.) Lillipies Bakery 30 North Harrison Street Princeton (609) 423-2100 Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm 2691 Monmouth Road Jobstow (609) 723-2630 Sat./Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunflower September FestivalMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema Makefield Highlands Golf Club 1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA (215) 321-7000 Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong Fri. 6 p.m. Nuvo BrothersMarcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown 206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 298-8360 Wed. 7 p.m. Sunflower Wine Glass Paint, Sip & Eat.McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Sat. 9 p.m. Pixie Twist Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia NightMercer County Hopewell Valley Golf Club 114 Pennington Hopewell Road Hopewell Sat. 6 p.m. Oktoberfest Celebration feat. Beer, Live Music, Food. $20 (Advance, includes entry and one plate of food)More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sat. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle Sun. 1 p.m. Big Frank and Mike SmithMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Sunset Boulevard" Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Sunset Boulevard" Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunset Boulevard"Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project Fri. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney Sat. 7 p.m. Low Totem Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch w/ (12 p.m.) Joe & Krista / Mike & Shanna Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Sun. 12 p.m. Sip 'N' Spin w/ Magdalena & Vincent from Boro Records / Blues Bootcamp and BrewsNew Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market Wed. 8 a.m. Flea MarketNewtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Sat. 1 p.m. Christine Englehardt Memorial Community Fair 2023 Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Marvel" Trivia Sat. 6 p.m. Fly On The Wall Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic NightNick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-515 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. EarCandy Sat. 9 p.m. BoneHead Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary 322 East State Street Trenton (609) 437-0898 Thurs. 8 p.m. KaraokeNomad Distilling Company 20 South Main Street New Hope, PA Sun. 10 a.m. BrunchNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. '80s Undercover Ages 21+ O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 200 State Road Croydon, PA (215) 785-6998 Fri. 6 p.m. J'MO Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S Tues. 7 p.m. QuizzoOld Hights Brewing 123 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 469-5976 Sat. (1 p.m.) Fall Market (6 p.m.) Porchfest Finale w/ Don Trent Trio Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Sat. 12 p.m. Fall Music Series feat. PB2 Pasquale's Sports Bar 9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (267) 202-6268 Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokePatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Sat. 8 p.m. Diane & Joe Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"Princeton Country Club 1-Wheeler Way West Windsor (609) 452-9382 Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ DJ Xtra Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch Princeton Makes 301 North Harrison Street Princeton Sat. 10:30 a.m. "A Fluid Art Experience" w/ Adriana Groza Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza) 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-9529 Thurs. 7 p.m. Yiyun Li & Lynn Steger Strong Wednesday's Child Fri. 7 p.m. Dancing Under The StarsPuss N Boots Tavern 942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaRandy Now's Man Cave 119 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 424-3766 Sat. 7:30 p.m. The Peace Creeps, Reeder Station. $20, doors open at 7 p.m. Recklesstown Farm Distillery 2800 Route 206 North Columbus (609) 784-8046 Sat. 7 p.m. Ant CannuliRistorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 144 US Route 130 Bordentown (609) 262-0110 Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night feat. Dave Stahl & The Dean Schneider TrioRiver Horse Brewing Company 2 Graphics Drive Ewing (609) 883-0890 Sat. 6:30 p.m. Snap Dragons River House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso Fri. 7 Carole Lynn Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo Wed. 7 p.m. (TBA) Rose Bank Winery 258 Durham Road Newtown, PA (215) 860-5899 Sat. 2 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" Rosedale Mills 101 Route 31 North Pennington (609) 737-2008 Sat. 10 a.m. Pennington Farmers Market w/ Music by Just Jeff Rossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Marc Hoffman or Ernie White Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. QuizzoholicsSandy's Beef & Ale 2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA (2670 852-2333 Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Screamin' Hill Brewery 83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge (609) 401-2025 Sat. 2 p.m. Chet & AriSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. TriviaShady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. 4 p.m. Fall Festival Sat. (11 a.m.) Fall Festival /"Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Idle Woodsman (6 p.m.) The Needful Sun. 11 a.m. Fall FestivalSlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke ContestSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 7 p.m. Rainbow FreshSparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sat. 9:30 p.m. Family Affair 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 Betz Wed. 8 p.m. Tim Hendrix & JakeStars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. Customer Appreciation Weekend feat. Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite. (FREE lunch, beer prizes and more)Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Menace Cartel Sat. 10:30 p.m. Country Night w/ "Let's Ride"1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Fri. 7 p.m. Diane & Joe Sat. 7 p.m. Bill Thomas1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. John & JohnTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Ken Dubman Sat. 8:30 p.m. Zack Trucksess Tavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 8 p.m. Tavern & Tiaras "Queens of Pop" Drag Show (Upstairs) Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich Fri. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres Duo Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays TGI Fridays 2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp. (609) 239-486 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night The Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Thurs. 8 p.m. "SOS: Sing Off Stress" Fall Sessions Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community OrchestraThe Bog (Cranbury Golf Club) 49 Southfield Road West Windsor (609) 799-0341 Sat. 7 p.m. TBone Jam BandThe Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) '80s Revolution Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch DuoThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis Sat. 9 p.m. Whiskey Grin The Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. JB Rocks Sat. 7 p.m. Abe Ovadia Jazz Trio Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" The Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 11 a.m. Wine & Yoga Sun. 2 p.m. Mark Margolies Band. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)The 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. Well Strung Sat. 9 p.m. SpareParts Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan AppelThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Wed. 7 p.m. Bad HombresThe Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant 882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA (215) 942-4000 Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron QuartermanThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Bingo (10 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Trey Brown Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bockman Sat. 9:30 p.m. Guy Smiley or DJ Ty Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown The Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Mojo Channel Sat. 8 p.m. Luke Disangro Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Fri. 8 p.m. "Mysterious Ways" The U2 ExperienceThe Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio) www.thepenguinrocks.com Mon. - Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. Chris Plunkett and Bobby Boyd Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John GodfreyThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fri. 8 p.m. Sideways Willy Sat. 8 p.m. (TBA) Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Mid Life Crisis Sat. 8 p.m. Silent FramesThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 8 p.m. Leading ZeroThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Fri. 8 p.m. The Looms, Erin Incoherent, The Fucchs, Cleo Becc, Loosa Panic. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. R & B and Chill: A Grown Sexy Experience feat. karaoke, Comedy, Hookah. Doors open at 7 p.m.The Union House 19 East Union Street Burlington (609) 531-6077 Fri. 8 p.m. 6 Pack Poets Sat. 8 p.m. Three Question MarksTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by SweetsTriple Sun Spirits 126 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-3057 Sat. 8 p.m. Two For Flinching Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed PackerUnder The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Dan Kassel Sat. (12 p.m.) Brad Staudel (6:30 p.m.) Russell Norkevich Wed. 5:30 p.m. Brad StaudelVANEFRANCODANCE 23 Hankins Road Hightstown (609) 635-3572 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Richards Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas TrioVillage Idiot Brewing Company 42 High Street Mount Holly (609) 975-9270 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sun. 2 p.m. Billy GarrettWildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-239 Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob SilversWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & DaveWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"Yardley Country Club 1010 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA (215) 493-4531 Thurs. 6 p.m. Mikey Jr. Duo
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 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.