“I’ve played in Morristown a lot and in Red Bank too; like everybody else, I’m trying to regroup and figure out how to do this thing again,” said a laughing Marcia Ball as she discussed her upcoming show at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on February 19 and her latest release, “Shine Bright.” People would say, “I haven’t seen you in so long” and then I’d kind of catch myself and say, well hey, I haven’t seen anybody!”
Pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball has been entertaining audiences for more than five decades worldwide. She has been the recipient of multiple awards and as it says on her website, “Has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse party every time she takes the stage” and when one talks to Marcia; it is easy to understand why. Terms such as feisty, fun, good-natured and jocular come to mind and they are all wrapped in an effervescent, larger than life personality.
Hailing from Orange, Texas, raised in Louisiana and currently back in the Austin area of Texas; one can see why she and her music have a fiery Southern and Southwestern edge and now that the world is opening up again; she’s stoking the embers in various ways.
“Shine Bright” came out before the pandemic but honestly, I’ve been doing other stuff,” she began to explain, ”I’ve been writing on a musical with a friend of mine so, I’ve written a lot of songs over the last couple of years but very few that would apply to me making a record. I need to get on it because I have the energy and for some reason now that the prospect of getting back to work and playing is on the horizon, I’m excited and I’m thinking about writing but honestly I joke about this but one of the only songs that I completed during this time was what I call my pandemic experience song and it’s called, “ITook To Drinking” (laughs) and I’ll tell ya’ how clever it is, I actually worked in the word “Jeroboam.” When you talk about bottles of wine, you have a magnum and then you have a Jeroboam (laughs).”
A ”Jeroboam” holds four bottles or roughly 20 glasses of wine and in estimations is most likely not big enough to contain the enthusiasm which Ball has for her latest release, its roots, her band, love of the stage and the upcoming tour.
“Steve Berlin, the sax player for Los Lobos produced it and we made half of it in Austin and half in Louisiana at a great studio called Dockside Studio; where BB King did his “Blues On The Bayou” record and Dr. John did a couple of records. There is a Jesse Winchester song on there called “Take ALittle Louisiana With You Everywhere You Go” and when he did it, it didn’t sound like a Zydeco song but when I did it, I wanted to use my friends down there Yvette Landry, Roddy Romero, Eric Adcock and people like that to play on it; Lee Allen Zeno who played bass with Buckwheat Zydeco for many years also. We did several songs there and several here in Austin and Steve produced the whole thing and if you ask me my theory about what Zydeco is and what Clifton Chenier was doing when he invented Zydeco; I will tell you that I think he was playing Chicago blues on the accordion. There’s a great book that came out about five years ago called, “Down In Louisiana” by a guy name Todd Mouton and a lot of it is about Clifton and there are articles about Buckwheat and he pretty much says the same thing; that Clifton was adapting a lot of unpopular music and especially a lot of Chicago style blues. The one thing was that Clifton and the harmonica player Little Walter were contemporaries and like I said, if you listen to some of Clifton he is playing Chicago harmonica blues on accordion and the other part of that is the Zydeco shuffle; the dance beat and the dance itself which is unlike anything else. There are Zydeco bands everywhere, California has quite a few of them; there’s a band out there and I played piano on their record; two Cajun fiddle players of which one was Michael Doucet; I did that while we were ostensibly locked down.”
So, what else did she do during the pandemic lockdown? A Musical with friends that apparently turned into a little something more.
“We had written all of the music for what was supposed to be a musical; about 15 songs and because we couldn’t do a play we decided to do a podcast and because it is now eight episodes we had to write a whole bunch more songs,” she said with her infectious laugh. “There are three of us working on that so, I’ve written a lot of songs.
Music isn’t the only thing keeping Ball busy; she also sits on the Board of a very worthwhile charity; one which helps other musicians in need.
“We have a non-profit here that a bunch of us women in the music business founded called “Home” https://www.homeaustin.org/new-pageand we pay rent and utilities for older musicians; we started about 10 years ago. We felt the need; a friend of ours, Miss Lavelle White who is 92 now and had lived here in Austin and then came back about 10 years ago after being away for a while. When she came back she had nowhere to go and had no resources. Her manager contacted a whole bunch of us and we got together and discussed what to do and we threw a gig where the bunch of us sang Lavell White songs. We held the gig at Antone’s; the blues club here, we recorded it and it was great. Ruthie Foster is on our board, Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Eve Monsees; that gig was before we even had a board, that was when we just threw a fundraiser to help her out and get her off the streets but that was when we realized that A: We could do that and B: It needed to be done and now we have 21 or 22 people that we are supporting. In 2020 we had a couple of virtual fundraisers but next month in March, it is my birthday month and another board member’s birthday so we are going to have a big event and it is going to be our first live and in-person event; an outdoor event on a deck by the lake out here in Austin. Our poster says, “Birthday Bash 2020” Scratch! 2021 Scratch! 2022 (laughs).”
Speaking of live performances; what can we expect at a Marcia Ball show like the one upcoming at SOPAC? A Show that is being billed as “Celebrate MardiGras with Marcia Ball.”
“I have a great band, I have a great sax player, Eric Bernhardt, a great guitar player name Mighty Mike Schermer, they are on the record. I have a new bass player because my bass player that has been with me for 40 years; when I started talking about going back out on the road said, “I’ve got to tell you boss, I’m not going out” and I don’t blame him. So, I have a new, young, wonderful bass player named Michael Archer and my drummer is from New York and his name is Mo Roberts; he used to play with Shemekia (Copeland). He came to Austin, he’s lived around various places and he may be thinking of going to New Orleans; if I were a drummer, I’d go to New Orleans to get my butt kicked (laughs.) I do it periodically to get my piano butt kicked (laughs). A lot of these places ask for a 75 to 90-minute set and I have a hard time doing that because I tend to go more like two hours or a little over that (laughs). The guys laugh if we have to do an hour or under an hour, they just shake their heads; I don’t think she can do that (laughs). The tour is just a week, it is all in a tight little pattern in the Northeast. We have six gigs in seven days, I prefer to do it like that; I’d do 16 gigs in 17 days. I love what I do, after laying off for a while I really had to make an effort to stay in shape over the last year because when you are used to doing over 100 gigs a year and then laying off of that; you can lose your muscle tone; I had to play some private and personal gigs for myself (laughs).”
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 Sat. 5 p.m. Johnathan Savage Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonatoArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. (7:30 p.m.) “Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic.” Theme “Love & Lessons.” (Doors open at 7 p.m.) (6:30 p.m.) “Kids Night Out!” Robot or Castle Mosaic (Takes place at Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) Bailey's Bar & Grille 6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA (215) 946-7992 Sat. 9 p.m. Shot Of SouthernBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis Ages 21+Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Just John AbbottBowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo Baguer Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Tues. 6 p.m. Chris Lelli Wed. 6 p.m. Andy PrescottBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 7:30 p.m. Steve (the band) Sat. 8 p.m. New Artist Showcase feat. Aquatic Ape Theory, Stone Divide, Jay Skull in Spades Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous JollyBurlington County Prison Museum 128 High Street Mt. Holly (609) 265-5476 Sat. 7 p.m. “Ghost Hunt”Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet)City Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 8 p.m. Tanglewood Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich GenovalCatch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. / Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ryan Maher with Anthony DiDomenico. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6 p.m. Full Grown MenCOARadio.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. Mark Parker w/ Lin Thor, Calls from Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Steve Keller of Ripped, Marcia BallCooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. 9 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) WitZend Sat. (7 p.m.) Se7en and Friends (9 p.m.) Club Night Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Michael Hoffman Wed.12 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck (8 p.m.) Disco Hustle Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 All Events Ages 21+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. Jamison Tues. 7:30 p.m. “Lunch Money” QuizzoDacey'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 Night Hosted by Jimmy Mannix Fri. 8 p.m. Nobody’s Business Sat. (6 p.m.) “Off The Wall” Auction. Benefits “Friends of BCAS” (Buffet available for $18) (9 p.m.) Karaoke 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 NightDempster's Pub 437 Pine Street Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Sat. 7 p.m. Cotton MouthEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Sun. 3:30 p.m. Animal HouseEl Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar 1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA (267) 685-0725 Fri. 8 p.m. Cara CartneyGleason'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" w/ Mike B (9 p.m.) Troublemakerz Sat. 9 p.m. DJ DangerussGreenhouse 90 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1657 Fri. 9 p.m. Stage LeftGreen Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Thurs. 7 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ “The Philly Keys” Sat. 9 p.m. Tyler KingsleyHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics TriviaHavana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Mon. 9 p.m. "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie LopezHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy Sat. (1 p.m.) Rob Silvers (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Rob MessinaHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Little Sister Sat. 9 p.m. Vortex Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Sun. 4 p.m. Joe & KristaIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. John Rossi Sat. 6 p.m. Carlie Grouser Sun. 2 p.m. Ronnie BrandtIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & FriendsIvy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 9 p.m. The Shaykz Sat. 9 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 p.m. Holy Heat Thunder Country Show Sun. 7 p.m. Great Dying, Suga Burns Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (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. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dan Sat. (10 a.m.) Donna Ria’s Birthday Dag Brunch (SOLD OUT Check for availability) (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday BrunchLaurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Fri. 7 p.m. Awesome ‘80s Dance PartyLogan Inn 9 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 5 p.m. Max Rogers Fri. 8:30 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo Sat. 8:30 p.m. Ian landerMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMarie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Fri. 7 p.m. Sight Unseen PhillyMcGuinn'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 Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and SamMillhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 9 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, Great Dying Sat. 9:30 p.m. Starjuice, Puppy Pile, Houston & The Dirty Rats, Alpha Sub. $7 (Doors opoen at 9 p.m., PROOF of vaccination required)More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sat. 2 p.m. Joanne Lediger & Robert Hill Sun. 1 p.m. “Squirrel Stew” aka The Long Hill String BandMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. “Gypsy” Sat. (11 a.m. “Pinocchio”) (3 p.m. / 8 p.m. ) “Gypsy” Sun. 3 p.m. “Gypsy”Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch (12 p.m.) Music by Fly On The Wall Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNew Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Fri. 4 p.m. Fire & Ice Festival AND Chocolate Walk Sun. 8 a.m. Fire & Ice Festival AND Chocolate WalkNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie Ages 21+ Oldestone Restaurant 15 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-7044 Thurs. 6 p.m. Ed Wall (Deco Bar) Fri. (6 p.m.) Two Of A Kind (Deco Bar) (7 p.m.) Erik Daab Jazz Trio (Jazz Lounge) Sat. (6 p.m.) Lisa Bouchelle (7 p.m.) Danny Tobias & Friends (Jazz Lounge)Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Sat. 8 p.m. Radio FictionPalmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Fri. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Sat.12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Sun 12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental)Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Sat. 8 p.m. Paul PlumeriPete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9 p.m. The Best of Clapton Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church) 50 Walnut Lane Princeton (609) 799-0944 Fri. 8 p.m. The Murphy BedsPuss N Boots Tavern 942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 295-8236 Fri. 7 p.m. Joe & KristaRalphie's 2295 2nd Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5408 Fri. 7 p.m. Jukebox GraveyardRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Fri. 5 p.m. Smooth Sounds of SalSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 4 p.m. TriviaShady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. 6 p.m. “Winter unWINEd Weekend” w/ Brian Varhelyi Sat. 6 p.m. “Winter unWINEd Weekend” w/ Joe LestochiSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Black Cat HabitatSparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Parties Sat. 9:30 p.m. Shameless Sun. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny BetzSpellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Thurs. 6 p.m. The Kennedys Sat. 6 p.m. The Successful FailuresStars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Sat. 11 a.m. Mardi Gras Open HouseSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fish Out Of Water1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Sun. (5:30 p.m.) Dance Lessons w/ Amanda. $5 (6 p.m.) Rockin’ Rockabilly Sundays w/ Dibbs & the Detonators. $101867 Sanctuary 101 Scotch Road Ewing (609) 392-6409 Fri. 7:30 p.m. “Priceless Price – A February Celebration” feat. Clipper Erickson and Holly Gash. $20 (Doors open at 7 p.m.)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. Castles In The Sky Sat. 9 p.m. AudioPilotTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Wed. 9 p.m. KaraokeTemperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger Fri. 7 p.m. Kate & Bob Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Rory D’lasnow Sun. 1 p.m. Matthew CookThe Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kevin Kirk Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk Sat. 9 p.m. Soul Cruisers Tues. 6 p.m. Danny LynchThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ Ran D Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka BongThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O’Neal Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue Sun.2 p.m. David FalconeThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. “Heart of Chocolate Show” w/ The Polish Nannies Sat. 9 p.m. Big WhiskeyThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 10 p.m. Big Country & The Finger Pickn Good Band Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Tommy Capretto 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 Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse Sat. 8 p.m. ‘80s Night w/ ‘80s UndercoverThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Mid Life Crisis Sat. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman, Jr.The Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Sat. 7 p.m. ‘80s Rock Party w/ “Arena Gods.” $10The Union House 19 East Union Street Burlington (609) 531-6077 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Other Guys Sat. 9:30 p.m. Linda of Random NotesTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+ Tomasello Winery 1 North Union Street Lambertville (800) 866-9463 Sat. 11 a.m. “Warm Wine Weekend” Sun. 11 a.m. “Warm Wine Weekend” (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (“Brunch Bundle for 2” $32.95) (2 p.m.) Geoff CaldwellTrenton 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 Sweets Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)Union Coffee 49 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 460-4637 Sun. 4 p.m. Java Jive w/ Bill IhlingVault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Posmontier Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman TrioWilson's Pub 1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA (215) 355-4739 Fri. 8 p.m. Keep The ChangeWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Fri. 1 p.m. Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure Cats Sun. 12 p.m. The WilliamsboyWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC 1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.