“The drummer Gino Vallecillo is the newest in the band and he’s from down here from a little town called Dehlco, Louisiana, the keys and sax player Jason Pafait is from down here as well, he’s from a town called Houma, Louisiana and the other two are transplants to New Orleans. The bass player Kevin Scott is from Alabama and the guitar player is from kind of all over. He was born in L.A. and grew up in Philadelphia and St. Louis and his father was Aerosmith’s guitar-tech for years so, he’s got touring in his blood,” laughed “Bayou Soul” artistMarc Broussardas he discussed his band, his latest album, “A Lullaby Collection SOS lll” and his new children’s book, “I Love You For You” along with the current tour and his upcoming April 1 show at The South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Growing up and still residing in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Broussard was destined to become a product of his environment but it’s not the environment one may think. Obviously with the presence of Cajun and Zydeco music as well as various forms of jazz and blues emanating from New Orleans, the delta and beyond, you might get the impression that he has a certain sound or style to his creativity and he most certainly does; however, here again, it’s not what you think.
"I still live in South Louisiana; Lafayette Parish; my father is a rhythm and blues as well as a jazz guitar player so, he had a major influence on my upbringing as a musician. He was sort of in charge of the stereo system at home for quite a long time; it was definitely inescapable to be influenced by this region,” he acknowledged. “There is no doubt that I was influenced by the Cajun and Zydeco culture and I’ll always be a part of me but my father's musical tastes gravitated more towards artists like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Taylor and Otis Redding and to this day, those are still some of my biggest influences."
Being influenced by his father’s taste in music has served him well. Marc’s voice and musical style, a blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, R & B and blues with overtones of Cajun, Zydeco and Jazz have allowed him to broaden his horizons and enhance his fan base; of course, being a “Humanitarian” and a charitable minded man doesn’t hurt either.
Broussard’s SOS (“Save Our Soul”) series of charitable albums of which “A Lullaby Collection SOS lll” is the latest installment, have all been very well received. From the initial “SOS: Save Our Soul,” a collection of R & B cover material to 2016’s “SOS ll: Soul on a Mission” he has donated 50 percent of the profits to charity and with this recent release he will be donating a portion of the profits from both it and the book to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. So; how does he identify which charity and choose the material?
"We try and identify organizations on the ground doing the most crucial work that we can find, the most comprehensive approaches on the ground and then support them hopefully in perpetuity with my albums and whatever else we can throw at them,” he explained. “The project usually is about 95 percent cover material and we try and write a song that will fit the motif. Picking the songs is really by committee; I put together a playlist of 30 songs, some of the guys in the band will put together a playlist with a bunch of songs, my manager will weigh in as well with his own playlist and then we cross-reference the lists and see if there is anything that is on all of the lists and those are usually automatic. Then we start whittling away from there, we have discussions about it and we try to make sure that the playlist is as recognizable as possible as well as something that we're going to enjoy playing."
Picking music by “Committee” as he said seems like it could be the easy part but how does one decide to write a children’s book? Broussard, the father of four says that what was once “Up in the air,” suddenly came together rather quickly.
"I've got a dear friend who is an illustrator and I've worked with her husband who is a film producer on a few different productions and we've become friendly over the years and every time that we are together we'd both admit that it was probably a good idea for us to put together a project at some point and it wasn't until the last time that we were hanging that I realized it was time for another SOS installment. So, I said, hey, let's do a children’s book, I'll find a children’s charity, I'll do an album of lullabies and we'll do a whole child-themed release and she was all about it. I actually wrote the story on the plane ride home from that trip; I wrote the entire book. I got super inspired on the plane and just knocked it out. I sent her a copy and she loved it; she started working on some drawings for me and the rest is history."
The SOPAC show is just one of many stops on this current tour and as he alluded to earlier, he is on the road with a full band. A recent press release stated, “Although geared to younger ears, Broussard's soulful signature sound and sweeping orchestration offer a universal appeal for listeners of all ages;” so, with that in mind; what can we expect to encounter at a Broussard show?
"I've got a five-piece band playing with me; I’ve got bass, drums, guitar, keys and sax,” he stated enthusiastically. “My keys is also my sax; I’ve got Jason Parfait playing both instruments which is a site to behold to be quite honest with you; it’s pretty amazing to watch him play a sax solo while also keeping the keyboard parts going. He is a very talented man; the whole band really is, Bobby Junior on guitar is easily the best guitar player that I’ve ever had in the band. So, yeah, we’re gonna rock out. We play about a 90-minute show generally and it’s a mix of my songs mixed in with some medleys of some of the covers that I’ve done over the years. The show is really a rhythm and blues show. So, you’ll hear everything from me to Al Green, P-Funk, The Isley Brothers, James Brown, Stevie Wonder; we sprinkle it all in there to try and put on as much fun of a show that we can; so, make sure you bring your dancin’ shoes if you’re comin’.”
Broussard also has some things coming in the latter part of 2022 and is very excited about them as well.
“I’m actually releasing singles exclusively through my own app in the App Store so, if you just type in my name you’ll see my app. We’re releasing some new original stuff exclusively through the app but I just solidified a deal to make another SOS album and this time it’s going to be a blues album and Joe Bonamassa is going to produce for me; so, that ought to be a really good time. That will be cut in June and hopefully we’ll be able to get that out by the end of this year.”
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. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Mark Sacco Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) "Sunday Funday" w/ DJ Spinning Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction DuoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 3 p.m. Ryan Sab Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch (2 p.m.) Faraway GuysArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. 5:30 p.m. April ARTS Happy Hour Kick-Off + Launch of Princeton Piano Project. (Live performance and Prosecco / Cider toast at conclusion) Sat. (2 p.m.) Opening Reception: “Still Lives from a (Mostly) Stilled Life” (FREE event) (3 p.m.) April ARTS: National Geographic Live: “When Women Ruled the World” w/ Dr. Kara Cooney (Egyptologist). $35-$45 (8 p.m.) April ARTS: feat. Audra McDonald. $65-$90 Sun. 4 p.m. April ARTS: “Connected” Presented by Westrick Music Academy feat. Camerata Young Men’s Choir. (FREE admission donations accepted / MUST be vaccinated and masked)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 Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis Ages 21+Blend Bar & Bistro 911 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 245-8887 Sat. 7 p.m. Hip Hop Show feat. RobsanBlue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710Bordentown Elks 11 Amboy Road Bordentown (609) 298-2085 Sat. 9 a.m. BRHS Class of 2023 Spring Craft FairBoro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat. 11 a.m. John AbbottBowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Andrea Carlson Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Andy PrescottBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous JollyBurlington County Fairgrounds Pavillion 1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus (609) 265-5858 Wed. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing (FREE event weather permitting)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)Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m. Amanda Gail, Olga Namer, Alli Breen. $23.69-$32.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6 p.m. Cover Up 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. Carvin Walls (Replay)Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Mon. 10 a.m. “Spring Break Workshops.” $70 (daily / $330 weekly)Continental Tavern 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA (215) 493-9191 Sat. 8 p.m. RCJ DuoCooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. 9 p.m.Club Night w/ DJ Cyrus Falls. Ages 21+ Fri. 5 p.m. "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 5 p.m. “Happy Hour” Wed. (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 Fri. 9 p.m. 44 Fridays Sat. 9 p.m. Sindi Raymond Band Tues. 7:30 p.m. 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. Funky Business Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker NightDecades 2465 South Broad Street Hamilton (609) 439-0007 Fri. 9 p.m. “Friday Night Dance Party” w/ DJ Ran D Sat. 9 p.m. “Throwback Night” w/ DJ Frank Renz Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman MannyEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. The Zone Sat. 8:30 p.m. Last Call Wed. 7 p.m. Music BingoGleason'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" (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun TTL Sat. 9 p.m. Mikey Jr.Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Thurs. 7 p.m. Dueling Pianos w/ “The Philly Keys” Fri. 9 p.m. Jerry Lee Watkins Sat. 9 p.m. Tyler KingsleyHamilton Elks 1580 Kuser Road Hamilton (609) 585-8610 Sat. 7:30 p.m. Out All Night feat. Gary RyanHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Fri. 8 p.m. AudioPilotHavana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Fri. (7 p.m.) Bon Jovi Tribute w/ “Slippery When Wet.” $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8 p.m.) Tempest. $20 (11.59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Sat. 8 p.m. Ellis Paul. $26-$30 (advance)Hopewell United Methodist Church 20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-0471 Sat. 6 p.m. Hopewell Hayride (Old Time Country & Bluegrass). Hosted by Frank Bruno feat. Al Kessel & Never Too Late Band. $15 (Suggested donation adults)Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Rick Winow Sat. (1 p.m.) FOGLight (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic DuoVer 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 (8 p.m.) Jeds Gold Sat. (9 p.m.) Presidential Top Knot (11 p.m.) FS Express Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice Tues. 7 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays w/ Cara Cartney Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Bill, Cecil and JaimeeIl Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA)Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Sat. 8 p.m. The J Duo Wed. 7 p.m. QuizzoIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Marc Sengin Sun. 2 p.m. Bob & DaveIron 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 Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Sat. 9:30 p.m. Rainbow Fresh Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.) Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+ Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 7 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ “The Flying Ivories” Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G Sat. (10 a.m.) (9 p.m.) DJ Dan Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch Party w/ DJ Jimmy GLaurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. “Spring Laurita Adult Idol Tryouts” Fri. 7:30 p.m. “Kricket Comedy Night” Hosted by John Kensil feat. Mike Keegan, The Legendary Wid. $25 (Online only), Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 7 p.m. ‘90’s Dance PartyLogan Inn 10 W. Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Chris Giakas Sat. 8:30 p.m. Boonda Shark Sun. 11:30 a.m. Jazz Brunch feat. Aaron QuartermanMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMarketFair 3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) (609) 452-7777 Sat. 10:30 a.m. Easter Bunny Arrival Party with Mad Hatter & Friends.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 Sat. 9 p.m. F.F.O.G. 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. (7 p.m.) "April Fools Fine Arts Ripper" feat. Jess Stanley n Stephan, Uncle Elroy, DJ Lord Stink Eye (10 p.m.) The Crippling Addictions, Erotic Novels, Skappository, Italian Blood. $10, ages 21+, doors open at 9:30 p.m. Sat. 9 p.m. Action Rabbit (EP Release Show), The Stone Eye, Vultoro. $8 (Vaccinated or mask required)Music Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. “The Sound of Music” $23-$25 Sat. (3 p.m. / 8 p.m. ) “The Sound of Music” $23-$25 Sun. 3 p.m. “The Sound of Music” $23-$25 All Shows Require Masks for the UnvaccinatedNaked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNew Hope Winery (The Pour House) 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. 5 p.m. Liz DuFour Sat. (1 p.m.) O Sole Mio Gumbo (5 p.m.) Rob McMahonNewtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Fri. 6 p.m. Zachary Drew Sat. 6 p.m. Allison LandonNick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Jamison Sat. 9 p.m. DJ In The Mix Sun. 4 p.m. The Eighty-SixNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. ArHouse Ages 21+ Oldestone Restaurant 15 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-7044 Thurs. (6 p.m.) Sam Ryan (Deco Bar) (6:30 p.m.) Dueling Pianos (Dining Room Stage)Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Clean Slate Sat. 8 p.m. Sandy Z TrioPalmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Sat.12 p.m.“Strolling Musician”Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial 1 Memorial Drive Trenton (609) 984-8400 Fri. 7:30 p.m. “NYE Redux” Hosted by David Osenberg feat. Luke Staisiunas (8 p.m.) New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra presents “The Typewriter” and more.Pete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred SpiritPrinceton Elks Lodge #2129 354 Route 518 Blawenburg (609) 466-4945 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Jim CorioPrinceton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Ebene String Quartet Sat. 7:30 p.m. Princeton University Chamber Choir: Figure HumaineRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Sat. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotRiver Horse Brewing Company 2 Graphics Drive Ewing (609) 883-0890 Sat. 6 p.m. TriviaRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. 6 p.m. Gina on Violin Sat. 6 p.m. Bob Egan Sun. 10 a.m. Michael Andrew Tues. 6 p.m. Lorenzo Branca Wed. 6 p.m. Megan KnightSecond 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 Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & JoeSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Love? Said The CommanderSparky 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 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. Dynamic DuosStars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-94 Thurs. 6 p.m. Backstage Party w/ DJ Frank. Ages 21+ (FREE pizza, beer and admission)Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fat Mezz1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Sat. 8 p.m. “A Little Dirt On My Boots” A Country Line Dance Show w/ The Buzzer Band. (Tickets available online)1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. Stage Left Sat. 6 p.m. Acoustical HoneyTankard Pub 440 Keim Boulevard Burlington (609) 306-5079 Thurs. 8:30 p.m. The WilliamsboyTaps 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 Hosted by Bill MonachTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Jeanne Morris Band Sat. 9 p.m. Suburban SensiTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. El Ka BongTelouro Jazz Café 826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA (267) 797-5456 Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron QuartermanTemperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Don Lee Sun. 1 p.m. Edison WilsonThe 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. FM Tues. 6 p.m. Danny LynchThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. UnleashedThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band 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. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. Jukebox GraveyardThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Deco Sat. 9 p.m. The Diablo Sandwich Band 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 Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Sat. 9 p.m. Jimmy Failla and Joe Devito Sun. (2 p.m.) Give & Take Jugglers (7 p.m.) “Twele Angry Men”The Pines Tavern 6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA (215) 788-1659 Sat. 8 p.m. Soul Custody Trio Sun. 3 p.m. Rachel & TyThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. Poor Pluto Sat. 8 p.m. Kindred SpiritThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project Sat. 8 p.m. First Saturday feat Plush BandThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala (8:30 p.m.) Joe Vadala Invitational Jam Fri. 8:30 p.m. Next. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 8:30 p.m. Bent Mushroom. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy Sat. 9 p.m. Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Hosted by Bill mO’Neal Mon. 7 p.m. Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk Wed. 7 p.m. 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) Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Fri. 6 p.m. Opening Reception “100% Plant Based Exhibit” 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. Brian Elliot Duo Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan TrioWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift Sun. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowanWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.