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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...9/22/22

By Danny Coleman


originally published: 09/22/2022

Rock On! This Week

Yeah, I don't believe I have ever been there but you’d know better than me because you live in the area,” laughed blues great Joe Louis Walker as he discussed his upcoming appearance at The Beverly Blue Festival, "Ghetto-psychedelic guitar licks," his "Puppies" and much more. "Maybe they’re trying to get something going with the festival; more power to them."   

Born in the San Francisco Bay area of California, Joe left home around the age of 16 to pursue a career in music; the blues in particular. Along the way, he encountered many of the legends and players who helped shape his now award-winning career. Joe brings his pedigree along with his band to Beverly and as you'll read; he has much more to offer such as a new record and some post-pandemic advice on booking gigs.

"I have a brand-new album coming out on the 40 Below label and a single will be out in October," he began. "The album is titled, “The Weight of The World;” that's the name of the album but we will be having a single released every four to six weeks until the album is released in February of next year 2023 and it’s all original material. You know, it was all in-house writing by myself and one other writer and we’re looking forward to that on the 40 Below record label. I’m a big fan of their stuff they recorded with Sugar Ray Rayford and of course John Mayall and I was approached by them to record and since my contract is up with Cleopatra; although we're all very, very good friends and we have a lot of other things in the pipeline with Cleopatra but that’s further down the line but right now this is a different project but we're very proud of what we did there. My first album with Cleopatra was “Everybody Wants a Piece” or no, no the first one was “Viva Las Vegas Live” and that was a DVD and a live record and then I did “Blues Comin’ On” and that came out and then “Eclectic Electric” which came out during the pandemic and that was during that last part of my contract but I'm still very good friends with all of them and as far as I’m concerned, they are a killer brand and we're gonna be doing more later on and it should be coming out in a few years; they’re a class act as far as labels go; at least where I’m concerned. I think nowadays, you really have to have gigs, I had an idea; Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and John Primer, we did a tribute to Muddy Waters and that date was booked two and one-half years ago. So, people are booking farther and farther out and I think; you know the way the world is now and you remember when the pandemic was going strong and everyone would book things and everything would be rescheduled and people were cancelling things; well, we're still sort of going through that. Maybe people have gotten tired of COVID but COVID hasn’t gotten tired of us because it's still here and with different strengths. So, you really have to try to take into account, that if you wanna get something done you have to just keep bumping up the time frame and then if there's a delay or something like that, then you sort of give yourself a little bit of a cushion.” 

“During COVID, we lost people like John Prine who was one of the greatest, it's just taking away people and I’m pretty sure that not one person on this planet thought that they would be living through a pandemic. I remember and I know you do too, when people had to stay in the house and we were crying and begging and kicking and screaming for a vaccine and then politics got involved and politics seems to permeate everything nowadays and it affects deductive reasoning and what happens is; everybody gets tribal. When we were begging and crying and screaming for a vaccine and we finally came up with one, some of the people didn't want to take it and you can't always know XYZ with a vaccine but I don't know and I'm not a doctor but I do know that when I was a kid and you were a kid, we had to take a vaccine for supposedly things like polio and everything else and now we find out something like that has reared its head. So, maybe our careers have to take the second seat today and all of these things that are happening in our lives and on the earth are a wakeup call that we sort of gotta pull together regardless if the person next to you, you might or might not agree with. I do believe when we pull together, we find the answers to our problems and hopefully we can do that again.” 



 
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Walker's discography is lengthy and he has performed with and worked with more musicians than anyone has the time to count and the theme of "Togetherness" permeates all he does and this new album is no different. 

“I wrote some and I had other writers; I'm one of those people who sort of write like I talk. Some people like Bob Dylan write using a lot of metaphors and Muddy Waters would write the way he talked but I sort of write in third person but Eric Horn (Sp) wrote “The Weight Of The World” and we made it the title track because the subject matter is wide open. The first lyric is, “Woke up with the weight of the world, the weight of the world sitting on my shoulder.” Well, you know we all wake up one day and we feel like things are sort of insurmountable and you could finger point to politics or when you go to catch an airplane and they tell you that it's raining in a town where you going or you know it's 100-degree weather and I mean, it’s the weight of the world. We’ve got a really good one, “Waking Up The Dead” which is a great title and it's basically about a person that a lot of people follow and my favorite line in the song is “We bought it, we bought his story hook, line and sinker.” Well I would say that in today's world, there is a set of laws for some people and then set of laws that don't apply to be quite honest about it and it seems the higher up in government or the church or whatever sort of high minded institution we choose to talk about; if something goes wrong with the people in the lower parts of that institution they catch hell but with the people at the top, nothing ever happens and we wonder why we get the same results to some of the same problems; that reason is because you have the same people who cause the problems talking about the results. So, if we have someone, just off the top of my head that has been in politics for 50 years, 45 years, 35 years well maybe they should have changed professions because if you were a basketball player, a baseball player or if you worked as a baggage handler and you did it for 10 years and a lot of things you did didn't work; you would have been replaced. So, in other words; term limits, term limits, term limits (laughs). I'm sorry, I mean I don't want my grandfather who would be 89 to 90 driving the kids to school, so I don't want grandpa being the president of The United States. I mean, he could be the nicest grandpa in the world but grandpa, you need to retire and let younger people get in there and do something and if you need a for instance, look up the average age of the founding fathers. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest but I mean those guys were 20 and 25 to 23 years old and you know they were ready to bear and change the world and you know they hadn’t compromised with everybody and their mother; not that there's anything wrong with that but you asked about the album and some of the songs bring up issues that could apply to some of those things like the weight of the world and waking up the dead and things of this nature and I think it’s very timely.”  

Keeping with that theme, Walker feels that music has and still continues to lead the way in togetherness; we just need perspective. 

“I do believe," he continued, "That if we can get together to the point where you can have a gay person, a transgender person, black person, white person, Jewish person, Hispanic person, a regular person or someone from Knob Hill all in the same foxhole; I don't think that anybody is gonna turn to the gay guy and say; you know what? If somebody shoots at me, I don't want you to help me (laughs). I don't think people would care and so why would you care when you get out here in this polarized world? That's because I think fear is at an all-time best selling high right now; be afraid of your brother, be afraid of the person next door to you, be afraid and I don't necessarily think that we have to; I really don't. You know my favorite song that pretty much says it all is a song by Dolly Parton, it's called “A Coat of Many Colors” and the gist of the song is that when you pull one strand out of the coat because you don't like that color, the whole coat comes apart and I don't care who made the coat because art is all-inclusive, armed services; all-inclusive, sports, all-inclusive and you name it. There's nothing here that was made by one person and music is the epitome of the downtrodden speaking their mind and reaching more downtrodden across the sea.The people who are downtrodden from the across the sea brought the same music over here but it was accepted from them because the downtrodden overseas maybe look a little more like the well to do over here; they listened to the downtrodden from Liverpool but they wouldn’t listen to the stuff by the guy that lives right around the corner; why?”  

Somewhere there is a quote from members of The Rolling Stones saying something along the lines of they took American blues music and brought it back here and audiences loved it so it was akin to selling Americans music they plucked from our own backyards; Walker doesn't necessarily agree.

“No I don't believe that people like Mick, Keith or John Lennon were selling American music back to Americans; all they were doing was playing the same music that inspired Elvis Presley, inspired Jerry Lee Lewis but they would give credit to the people that invented it and that's what made the English guys so well liked and if you see any of the movies; "Eight Days A Week," where they walk in and Brian Epstein asked them if they'll play to a segregated auditorium and The Beatles said, "Not now not ever; we don't even know what that is" and every college they played had to be one where everybody could listen to their music and that's what made those guys so great. So, I don't think they sold us American Music, I think America didn't like its reflection in the mirror” 

Circling back around, Walker continued on putting differences aside and getting together. 

“You know, with so many layers to our country, if you ask that question; you’re pretty much gonna answer it yourself because if you look back in history there's a difference. There's a big difference but the thing is that people have learned to get together and work together on common issues and that is the main thing; when people wanna be together and they have a common cause, they will commit. Music is a common thing that we play together and I've very rarely seen; well, I can't say rarely because I’ve seen people say, I won't play with that guy 'cause he's white or I won't play with that guy 'cause he's black,. I gotta roll that one back because in the ‘30s and ‘40s there were a lot of people, revered band leaders now who would not play with black jazz musicians until John Hammond Sr. came along and pretty much forced Benny Goodman to play with Teddy Wilson and then pretty much forced him to play with Charlie Christian who did 36 passes of “Coming Home” and not one was the same and Americans don't wanna hear that; they just don't want to hear it. So, what happened was, when Benny Goodman started playing with Charlie Christian and Charlie could play Bach “Fugue #33” with his eyes closed and Mozart; he sort of integrated those people into his band and before that there were not very many integrated jazz bands and most Americans don't know that history and a lot of times if you bring that history up people get offended because they think that you're pointing at them but it's something to be proud of that we overcame that together. That if there wasn't a John Hammond who sort of forced people like Benny Goodman and made him change the way he looked at the people whose music he became super rich from and Benny Goodman was about as poor a human being as you can imagine when he left the Southside of Chicago. American music is full of stories like that and most of them are inspirational and cathartic and you gotta look at it that way. Nobody is claiming that you should know the whole story; did you know the jazz scene was garnered against Billie Holiday, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis? Most don’t because they overcame it.”  

Saturday September 24 sees Joe visit Beverly for the first time and one can hear the pride in his voice when he discusses his musical "Family."

“I’ve got the regular people who I made the record with on this show. I’ve got Scott on keyboards who has been with me for quite a while, John on drums and Jeff Murphy's been with us for a while since Lenny Bradford is more at home now and so Jeff has been playing bass with us and we all sing and Lenny has done some recording with us so we have a little stockpile of stuff that we've done; we’re like a musical family. We have Byron Cage who played with me on “Everybody Wants A Piece” the Grammy nominated record, Byron started playing with another one of my puppies, Vanessa Collier and another one is playing with Eric Krasno and another one of my puppies is playing keyboards with Christone Ingram now, Will Gorman is playing keyboards with Vanessa, Jordan Rose is playing drums on Broadway Pit for a while; I think he's doing much stuff though. I'm so proud of all the young people that sort of come from my band; a lot of them I got out of Berklee School of Music and they were playing with me while they were going to school which was really cool because that's the way it should be. I'm really extremely proud of Vanessa, she came out of school and did a couple of years with me all over the world and I stressed to her, do your own thing, this is a stepping stone to you doing your own thing and then one of these days you're gonna be getting the blues awards and go to all these places that I'm playing and taking you to now and she's really doing great; I'm extremely proud of her and all of them, they’re just great musicians.”  

Walker's talents are not limited to the guitar, he has also produced and performed with multiple other artists and in some cases like that of Misty Blues front woman Gina Coleman and the great Eliza Neals; just working with him helped advance their careers. 



 
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“I’m extremely proud that I was able to really help them. Another one was a young lady named Bertha Blades who had changed her name to Sari Schorr which was her name anyway and she’s doing really well in Europe and there are a couple of artists over in Europe that I produced in the ‘80s and ‘90s that are household names like Otis Grand, Todd Sharpville and guys like that; Marcus Bonfanti used to back me and he was playing with Ten Years After for a while and I’m proud of these guys because they were young and they all loved music and I just said, man, that’s the way I felt when I left home at age 16 and Mike Bloomfield took me under his wing and let me live with him and sort of let me live on his dime and he introduced me to all kinds of people; everybody needs a little bit of help somewhere. People like Gina Coleman and Eliza Neals are really motivated and they’re very talented and write their own material and they’re really good on stage and their stuff is original; especially Gina because her stuff doesn’t sound like anybody’s and I’m really proud of her being able to tackle difficult subject matter in her stuff and to be able to take the lumps that you’ve got to take in this business in all kinds of different ways and take it and make it cathartic then to put it in a song is really cool and I really respect that out of Gina.”  

To discover more about Joe Louis Walker, please visit https://www.joelouiswalker.com/

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. Jerry Monk
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/  (5 p.m.) Michael Macmanus
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/  (6 p.m.) 
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Diane Chiorello
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Maui Lu Hawaiian BBQ
Sat. 3 p.m. AudioPilot
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Nick Mich
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Sat. 12 p.m. Riverfest 2022 feat. Pork Roll Eating Contest, Rotary Corn Hole Event   
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv feat. Eliza. $2
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Fri. 7 p.m. Polish Nannies
Sat. 7 p.m. Deep Release
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 7 p.m./Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+ 
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman  
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. David Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Smith Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour   
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Fri. 8 p.m.  "A Leg Up"
Sat. 2 p.m. / 8 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Sun. 3 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Wed. 2 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Tails On Tap" Second Chance Pet Adoption
Fri. 8 p.m. A Dave Matthews Experience w/ "Smooth Riders" 
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo 
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. John D's All-Star Band
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 5 p.m. Alan Tofig
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m.  Todd Bashore. $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Isabel Hagen. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Isabel Hagen $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 Entertainment
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Mike & Laura 
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. "Ladies Who Rock 4 A Cause" Sandy Hall, Sharon Lia, Gretchen Emery 
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band (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.) The Verdict
Sat. 8 p.m. Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ "Big Whiskey"
Sun. 11 a.m. "Brunch is a Drag" 
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+  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Shaken & Stirred
Sat. (1:30 p.m.) Meg Russell (2 p.m. outdoors) Julia Melito 
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
Sat. 9 p.m. EarCandy
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo  
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 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. DJ Dubbs Karaoke Party
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 Night 
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Matt Mass
Sat. 8:30 p.m. QBall & Cowboy Bob
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Radio Fiction
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Friendly'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
Sat. 12 p.m. Oktoberfest 2022 feat. Fritz's Polka Band, Aqua String Band, The Austrian Boys. $10
Sun. 12 p.m. Oktoberfest 2022 feat. GTV Almrausch, The Alpenlanders. $10
Gleason'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" (8 p.m.) Malpractice Show Band 
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions 
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Fri. 8 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sat. 8 p.m. J Duo  
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 10 a.m. Karl Dentino & the Ragtime Relics
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs  
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" $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (9 p.m.) Christine Martucci. $20 (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. Tea Dance Party
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Jazz w/ Jillian Ashcroft Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hightstown Elks 
100 Hickory Corner Road East Windsor  
(609) 448-9794 
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Night  
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Thurs. 7 p.m. The RT's
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Deb & Mike
Sat. (1 p.m.) Rob Silvers Duo (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Modern Rewind
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopoewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Band
Wed. 6 p.m. "A Celebration of The Great Outdoors" 
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W.
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco 
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jo Wymer Band
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer Band
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Spoondrift
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 p.m. Drag Night feat. Bruna Bru. $10
Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night
All shows 21+    
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 8 p.m. Joy On Fire, Alpha Rabbit, The Extensions, Karma Gambit
Sun. 9 p.m. Peter and Chris from Night CAP
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. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction  
Fri. 9 p.m.  DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Bay
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
King George Inn
102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-5536
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Mike & Shanna  
KUMO 27
3376 Route 27 SouthBrunswick
(732) 419-3452
Fri. 9 p.m. Putman County
KUO Social
2360 Route 33 Suite 106 Robbinsville 
(609) 208-9988  
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Thrown Together  
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300                                                                                                                                                                              
Sat. 1:30 p.m. The Shackers (FREE event outdoors in parking lot)    
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Fri. 5 p.m. "Cornhole Tournament" 
Sun. 10 a.m. "Vines of Life Walk to Cure Cancer" feat. music by Steve Berger
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Fri. 8 p.m. Tony Alosi
Sat. 8 p.m. Ian Lander
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Aaron Quarterman
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic  
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000  
Fri. 5 p.m. Bill Thomas 
MarketFair 
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) 
(609) 452-7777 
Sun. 11 a.m. Central Jersey Kids Expo 
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 8 p.m. Light the Fuse
McGuinn'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 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. Tribute Night feat. Doubtful (No Doubt), Faire Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Chemical-X, Dead Blow Hammer, Italian Blood, Low Fast. $19, doors open at 9 p.m.
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues"
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues"
Sun. 3 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues"
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 8 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run"
Sat. 8 p.m. Chris Smither 
Sun. 6 p.m. Joel Hoekstra & Brandon Gibbs  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Disney" Trivia
Fri.  3 p.m. Oktoberfest (Day 1) (6 p.m.) Frank Cervantes
Sat. 12 p.m. Oktoberfest (Day 2) (6 p.m.) Two For Flinching  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Sat. 9 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run" 
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong
Ages 21+
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Kindred Spirit  
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Sat. 8 p.m. Spanky's Garage
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Cover Up  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ DJ Ron
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch  
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529
Sun. 12 p.m. Unruly Sounds 2022 Music Festival  
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 8 p.m. Scott Dettra. (Takes place at University Chapel) 
River Horse Brewing Company
2 Graphics Drive Ewing
(609) 883-0890
Sat. 6 p.m. Oktoberfest 2022 
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Doug Kaetz (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna caruso (7 p.m.) Scott & Geri Mingori Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (5:30 p.m.) Mikey Jr. (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Alex Otey
Tues. 7 p.m. Camille Peruto
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
Robin's Nest Restaurant
2 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-6149
Sat. 7 p.m. Kunal C Arora. $20, doors open at 6 p.m.
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia  
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6 p.m."Fall Fest" feat. Time Peace
Sat. 12 p.m. "Fall Fest" feat. (6 p.m.) Shot Of Southern
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Thurs. 5 p.m. Ryan B    
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Damsel, Jacqui Kerrod  
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Fri. 9:30 p.m. AJ Slick 
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. Chris & Randy 
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10 p.m. Philly Heart & Soul
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Oliver Dagum
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 8 p.m. Tavern & Tiaras "One Night at Hogwarts"    
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White
Sun. 1 p.m. Don Lee
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra"   
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Coast 2 Coast
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. The Shaykz
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. BassBoards. $5
Sun. 2 p.m. JB Kline
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. Supertrain
Sat. 9 p.m. SpareParts
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Chris Benedetti  
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st
Sat. 9 p.m. Jah Guide
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
Sat. 8 p.m. The Promised Land Revival
Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 8 p.m. A Tribute to R.E.M. w/ Dead Letter Office
Sun. 3 p.m. Bubblemania
The Pines Tavern 
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 
(215) 788-1659 
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe and Krista 
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 8 p.m. TBA
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Idlewoodsman
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. Sic Vikki "30th Anniversary" w/ Rat Rod, Instinct, Montecarlo. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 7 p.m. Scotty Austin, Zenora, Whiskey Grin, Ghost of The Mill. $15, ages 21+
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jambo  
Tir 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. 8 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
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.)  
Trinity United Methodist Church
339 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Sun. 4 p.m. Dave Pettrigrew. $15 (Kids age 5 and under FREE), doors open at 3 p.m.  
Triple Sun Spirits 
126 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-3057  
Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Lifters Duo
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Tony Alosi (6 p.m.) Russell Norkevich
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wall
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Carol Hamersma Trio 
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Music From The Movies" Trivia w/ The Quiz Kids
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Roger Gardella
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Swatt
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"


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Laughs in the Loft

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 7:30pm
The Loft @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: comedy


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The Wolves

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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The Caretaker

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
category: theatre


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We+They=Us! Art Exhibit Celebrates Latin and Hispanic Artists in Rahway

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 1:00pm
The Gallery Space
1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
category: art


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The Wolves

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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NELLA

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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THE PRICE OF SILENCE: Film + Dessert & Discussion

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: film


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The Caretaker

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
category: theatre


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Vivid Stage presents "Soft Animals"

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
category: theatre


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We+They=Us! Art Exhibit Celebrates Latin and Hispanic Artists in Rahway

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 1:00pm
The Gallery Space
1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
category: art


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Motor City Revue

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 6:00pm
Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
category: music


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Bettye LaVette & Raul Midón

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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The Wolves

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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John Prine Tribute

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Outpost In The Burbs
40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
category: music


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Morristown Festival of Books presents: The Beauty of Dusk: An Evening with Frank Bruni

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: community


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WP Presents! The Bronx Wanderers

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music


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The Caretaker

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
category: theatre


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Vivid Stage presents "Soft Animals"

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
category: theatre


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We+They=Us! Art Exhibit Celebrates Latin and Hispanic Artists in Rahway

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 1:00pm
The Gallery Space
1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
category: art


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MASTERS OF ILLUSION

Saturday, October 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: community


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