"I'm doing great," says an effervescent Samantha Fish, as she talked about her career, her new album and more before she takes the stage tonight at The Count Basie Center in Red Bank, NJ. "Just right now, feels like I'm busier than ever touring and supporting a new record and just kind of gearing up for summer time; yeah, busy is putting it mildly."
Once in a while, there are artists that come along who can redefine a sound, a style, an instrument or even a genre and if Samantha Fish continues down her current path; she will not only reshape these things but quite possibly set new standards for them as well.
Like a volcano, Fish's talents have been bubbling under the surface of the mainstream radio airwaves while she has been building a groundswell of support for her music and guitar prowess but now, like that volcano; she has erupted and in no small part due to her latest release called, "Faster."
"Yes, the new album is called "Faster" and it's produced by Martin Kierszenbaum who worked with Lady Gaga, Sting and Sheryl Crow. I recorded it kind of towards the tail end of 2020; I was going to say the tail end of the pandemic but that went on a lot longer than we thought and it's still going but yeah, I mean it was something I kind of worked on through the pandemic and I really dove into writing at that time. I mean I'm very proud of it and it kind of spans a lot of genres but it's true to me and fun and it's been really fun to bring these songs to life."
Ah yes, the pandemic; the very thing which threw a monkey wrench into the plans of everyone around the globe no matter what your profession but for working musicians who depend on tours and live shows; this was a major setback. Fish had put out her 2019 album, "Kill Or Be Kind"only a short-time prior to the global shutdown and one can hear the frustration in her voice when she talks of the disappointment in being unable to support its release properly.
"You know, we usually we usually tour a record for at least a good year or a year and a half to two years before the next one comes out. So, to really only be able to put like six months behind an album and then just cut it cut it off and have to go in a different direction. Once we stopped touring in March of 2020 I didn't go back out until we did some socially distant shows in like October of 2020 and those were the first ones I did. We just went out with a trio that I made from the area where I'm living and we went out and did very limited dates and tried to keep things socially distanced with small shows but we also tried to keep our personal bubble as small as possible. So, I couldn't go out with the big band because the more people you have the more chances you get of catching the virus. So, we went out as small as we could and it kind of changed how I would normally tour an album and support an album but you know that's not an atypical story for this this whole thing; you know? I know a lot of artists who put out records and couldn't support them; you just kind of worked with the cards you were dealt."
Thankfully, the current world climate has allowed for touring, larger gatherings and musicians to put themselves out there. Samantha recently performed at Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival in Augusta, NJ and this time around her band has a decided Jersey connection as she now employs the services of the incredibly talented Matt Wade on keyboards and the equally talented Sarah Tomek on drums.
"Well; who knew?" She said with a laugh, "I had no idea when I hired him, well I knew when I hired Matt that he was from New Jersey but I had no idea that when we brought Sarah Tomek on, who I've known from Nashville, that she had known Matt for years because she grew up in New Jersey and they grew up in the music scene together and they have known each other for a long time. So, yeah, I mean it turns out that we've got a 50 percent Jersey band which rocks to its core."
"I've done Michael Arnone's festival I think twice now and he's just been really cool to work with and it has been a great festival that we've returned to," she continued. "I think they definitely have that New Orleans connection and my manager is from down there and he also manages Tab Benoit as well so I kind of got looped in through those guys and then when my band played the first year, I think they liked us since they brought us back and it's a great festival and it was a lot of fun."
Samantha has stockpiled multiple accolades and awards along her journey; from "Best New Blues Artist" to "Best Blues Artist", "Artist of The Year" and recently she was named one of the world's 30 best guitarists by "Guitar World," coming in at number seven behind Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa and when asked how she feels about that; her humble demeanor shines like the star she has become.
"Yeah of course I mean that's, you know, it's all subjective. I don't know; those lists are funny and it's always nice to be on them but it's weird because I don't consider myself in that world of the best guitar players but I also know I do my thing and I work hard on it and I like what I like and so it's nice to be recognized, it's like a pat on the back to tell you you're doing something right; you know?"
Added to the list of her talents is the ability to play the Cigar Box Guitar; something which is becoming more and more commonplace among blues musicians and enthusiasts. Fish tells us how she became enamored with these uniquely individual instruments.
"I've been playing cigar box guitar since probably 2013 or 2012. When I was a young, the first festival I ever went to was when my dad took me down to the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR and I saw all of these incredible performers playing. There's a mainstage but there's like a midway as well and there was a street that you could walk down just to see all of these street performers. There was a lot of these kind of duos and solo performers playing these cigar box guitars and I just thought they had the most bizarre sound and cool tonal quality and I kind of liked them; I don't know, I was into it. Fast forward years later and I'm playing the same festival with my band and I saw a guy on the street selling them and I just stopped and wound up buying one and I ended up putting it in the show and it ended up being a great thing. The people really seem to like it and connect with it and the fans really seem to just to enjoy the sound as much as I do, so, it's kind of mandatory on the album. I ended up doing a cigar box guitar festival in New Orleans a couple of years in a row and of course you know with the pandemic we're still working our way back to stuff like that but that was a really cool experience to get to see all the builders that come in from all over the country in the world to showcase their instruments at those events. There's an incredible community of people who really love and appreciate the history and you know just the sounds of these type of instruments are kind of cool. They sound a little more muscular I think; like it just sounds raw and very distilled and yeah, I dig it! I mean I think that's what drew me to it as a young teenager. I recall thinking, that's really cool sounding and that stuck in my head for years and years; you know it's funny because the guy who was selling them back then; we were eight-and-a-half hours away from my home in Kansas City and it turns out that he lived like 45 minutes from me. So, it's kind of like kismet that we would run into each other and I'd start this relationship with this company and they're just really cool. I mean these guitars; they've all got their own personality. I've been gifted a lot of these cigar box guitars over the years by different builders from all over and they're really giving people and all of them have a different personality which is kind of cool."
Fish and her band will hit the stage at The Count Basie Center in Red Bank, NJ tonight June 16 at 7:30 p.m. along with Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Devon Allman Project and tickets range from $29-$89 and are available through Samantha's website or The Basie itself and in her words, "I have a website, it's www.samanthafish.com and I'm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and I'm on Tick Tok now making those videos; you can find me all over the place. Just type my name under your google search bar and there I am; I'm right there. "
That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!
Allentown Borough 8 North Main Street Allentown Sat. 10 a.m. Faerie Festival. (Takes place at 12 North Main Street) Al's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Mike Montrey Duo Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch feat. music by Brian Elliot (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed. 7 p.m. Mark SaccoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. John Thomas Sat. 3 p.m. Unplugged Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic "To Be Free Is To Be BOLD" Mon. 4 p.m. Outdoor Juneteenth Concert w/ Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra. (FREE event / Takes place at 300 Witherspoon Street) Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Thurs. 11 a.m. 2021-22 NJ Chapter Exhibition Sat. (12 p.m.) Yoga In The Gallery (6 p.m.) 2021-22 NJ Chapter Exhibition Opening Reception (FREE event) Wed. (4 p.m.) Radical Art: Anima, Manga and Comics (7 p.m.) Ink and Drink: DIY Screen PrintsBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Thurs. 7 p.m. Thrown Together Fri. 7 p.m. "Country Music Weekend" feat. Michael Patrick Band Sat. "Country Music Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Radio Fiction (7 p.m.) Springbrooke Band 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. Brian Elliot Bordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Sat. 5 p.m. "Street of Dreams" Car Show Bordentown Elks 11 Amboy Road Bordentown (609) 298-2085 Sat. 8 p.m. Soul CruisersBoro 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. David Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Andy PrescottBrick Farm Tavern 130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Road Hopewell (609) 333-9200 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. New Jersey Conservation Foundation Gala. Hosted by Dr. Emile DeVito Sat. 6:30 p.m. 2022 Spring For The Y Event Dinner and Cocktail Party Bristol Riverside Theater 2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA (215) 785-0100 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Golden Oldies feat Keith Baker & The BRT Concert BandBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Fri. 7:30 p.m. The Queers, The Dwarves, The Jasons, Khrissy Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly Brother's Pizza 871 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 586-2727 Tues. 5 p.m. All You Can eat Pizza Fundraiser. $35Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Sat. 1 p.m. "Lawn Chair Palooza" feat. (2:30 p.m.) Courtney Elder (5:30 p.m.) Blue Harmony Sun. 2 p.m. Just JeffCandlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Akiko. $20Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m. JJ Ramirez. $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 EntertainmentCity Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sun. 11 a.m. Father's Day BrunchClubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Strange Brew Crew 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. an interview w/ Carla Olson Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Daddy & Me Canvas Workshop! (Recommended for ages 5+)Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs.(7 p.m.) SuperTrain (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.) No Way Out Sat. 9 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke Wed.(7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 All Events Ages 21+Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights feat. $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) Sat. 9 a.m. Run the Vineyards Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine & Bundt Cakes Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Soul Cruisers. Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+, $15 (advance) Sat. (12 p.m.) Julia Melito (2 p.m.) Skip & Chickie Sun. 2 p.m. Sweet SpotCross 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. Lunch Money Quizzo Dacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Dadz Bar and Grill 744 Main Street Lumberton (609)267-4344 Thurs. 7 p.m. DJ Millionz Fri. 8 p.m. El Ka Bong 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. “Dance Party” w/ DJ Ran D Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Throwback Saturday" w/ DJ Matty Bruce Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny Dempster's Pub 437 Pine Street Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Fri. 7 p.m. Joah Blume & FriendsEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Jonathan Hesbol Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar 1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA (267) 685-0725 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Fran & Jim Trio Sat. 8:30 p.m. Keep The Change Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Fri. 6 p.m. Some Assembly RequiredFalls Township Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA Sun. 6 p.m. Strictly 60'sFlying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 7 p.m. Poor Mouth Henry Trio Wed. 8 p.m. TriviaGleason'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" (7 p.m.) Fly On The Wall Sun. 5 p.m. Joe DevlinGreen Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. Paul Marturano Sat. 8 p.m. VirusGrover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Sat. 11 a.m. Tom Johnston Halo Pub (Fete) 9 Hullfish Street Princeton (609) 921-1710 Sat. 6 p.m. Joe Kramer & Diane ChiorelloHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Tues. (5 p.m.) Central Jersey Antique Car Club Cruise Night (8 p.m.) Quizzoholics TriviaHavana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band Fri. 1 p.m. DJ Dance Party Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party Sun. 4 p.m. Soul Cruisers. $27 Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHightstown Memorial Park North Main Street Hightstown Fri. 5:30 p.m. "Fun Fridays" feat. DragonflyHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Wed. 7 p.m. Films That Made Music: "All The Streets Are Silent" Hopewell Train Station 2 Railroad Place Hopewell Sat. 1 p.m. PRIDE Family Picnic & Dance PartyHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Modern Rewind Sat. (1 p.m.) Brian Erickson (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. DJ Darius The 1st Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Chris from Rave OnHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Sara and The Sound Sat. 9 p.m. Tailspin Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Il Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Sun. 9 a.m. Father's Day Car Show Wed. 7 p.m. QuizzoIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. The Bill & Andy Show Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jessica DiDonato Sun. 2:30 p.m. Michael ZandmanIron 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 Fri. 9 p.m. PJ Sat. 9 p.m. FKR Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Bitchfork Fri. 9 p.m. Sat. 9 p.m.Pockets, Joy On Fire, Oh, Elis Sun. (3 p.m.) Sean Faust (9 p.m.) Bill & Fred's Excellent Father's Day 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 Fri. (5 p.m.) Mark Sacco (9 p.m.) DJ Murph Sat. (10 a.m.) Drag Brunch "PRIDE" Edition (5 p.m.) Tour de Force Duo (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. 90's Dance Party Sat. 2 p.m. Johnny Cash Tribute w/ "Walk The Line" (SOLD OUT check for ticket availbility) Sun. (10 a.m.) Father's Day Brunch (12 p.m.) Father's Day In the Grove feat. (1 p.m.) The BergersLocust Hall at Johnson's Farm 2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown (609) 723-2630 Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. Strawberry FestivalLogan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 6 p.m. Jack Furlong & Pat Kerrsen Fri. 7 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rob TaitMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMcGuinn's Place 1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence (609) 392-0599 Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 9 p.m. 4 Grooves Ages 21+ McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and SamMercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake) 334 South Post Road West Windsor (866) 683-3586 Thurs. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ CC Coletti Acoustic TrioMillhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 9 p.m. Promises Unsaid, Prevailer, Magnets For Maniacs, (TBA). $10, Doors open at 8 p.m. Sat. 10 p.m. Hub City Stompers, Rude Boy George, DisposableMorven Museum & Garden 55 Stockton Street Princeton (609) 924-8144 Fri. 7 p.m. Albert Herring Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Just Poetry Workshop (3 p.m.) Just Poetry Readings (7 p.m.) Scalia/Ginsberg - The Impresario Tues. 7 p.m. Time for Three Wed. 7 p.m. Aaron Diehl TrioMusic On Main 25 East Main Street Yardley, PA Sat. 6 p.m. Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CrisolNaked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” BrunchNew Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. (5 p.m.) Snap Dragons Duo (8 p.m.) Chris Franjola Sat. 5 p.m. RCJ Duo Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Two For Flinching Sat. 2 p.m. John Thomas Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz Sat. 9 p.m. Joe Bachman Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 ProveNJWeedman's Joint 322 East State Street Trenton (609) 437-0898 Sun. 1 p.m. Juneteenth Liberation Festival. (Live Music, Podcasts, Poetry, Raffles and more)Nottingham 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. Dan & LizOld Hights Brewing 123 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 469-5976 Thurs. 7 p.m. Girls Pint Out Tues. 7:30 p.m. "All Aboard!" the Story of the John BullOld Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Sat. 8 p.m. The Williamsboy Duo Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday Wed. 7 p.m. Dinner Is A "Drag"Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Sat. 12 p.m. “Spring Music Series" feat. Ess GeesPatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues BandPete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Deep ReleasePiccolissimo Italian Grille 23203 Columbus Road Columbus (609) 291-1033 Fri. 5:30 p.m. R & C Band-Duo and Randy & The Bounty HuntersPrinceton Airport 41 Airpark Road Princeton Sat. 4:30 p.m. "Subfest" feat. "Slippery When Wet" Bon Jovi Tribute Restart The Arts 236 High Street Burlington Sat. 1 p.m. Random NotesRiver Horse Brewing Company 2 Graphics Drive Ewing (609) 883-0890 Sat. 5 p.m. Almost Autumn River House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Cara Cartney (7 p.m.) Gina Corso Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Last Night In Town (7 p.m.) Andrea Carlson Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (5:30 p.m.) Toby Costa (7 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (10 a.m.) Michael Andrew (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Mon. 6 p.m. Alex Otey Tues. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney Wed. 6 p.m. Megan KnightRosedale Mills 101 Route 31 North Pennington (609) 737-2008 Sat. 10 a.m. Pennington Farmers Market w/ Music by Carmen Marranco w/ Bud BelvisoRossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie WhiteSecond 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. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Radio Petty" Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA Wed. 7 p.m. Soul Cruisers. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)Sparky 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. Shameless 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. The Trio Spellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Too Many Kings Sat. 6 p.m. Rock Improv-A-Ganza Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-94 Sat. 11 a.m. Luau Open House and Bikini Bike Wash w/ Never Enough Sun. 11 a.m. Luau Open House and Bikini Bike WashSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Fri. 10:30 p.m. Flirtin' With The Mob / DJ Smooth Sat. 10 p.m. 90's Party w/ DJ Skipmore1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Fri. 7 p.m. Joe & Krista1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. Those Guys Taps Sports Bar 4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA (215) 486-7862 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Frankie Paige Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe GoodnallTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G Sat. 9 p.m. AmptonsTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Black ZeppelinTelouro Jazz Café 826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA (267) 797-5456 Fri. 7 p.m. Jack Furlong Quartet Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Temperance 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. Bob & Kate Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Laundrymen Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Kingston Ridge TGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy GTGI Fridays 685 Middletown Blvd. Langhorne, PA (215) 750-8002 Fri. 7 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Edison Wilson Sun. 1 p.m. Matt CookThe Americana Diner 359 US Route 130 East Windsor Sunday 5:30 p.m. Jazz for Dads 2022 feat. The Mark Gross QuartetThe Bog (Cranbury Golf Club) 49 Southfield Road West Windsor (609) 799-0341 Sat. 8 p.m. The Steve Riley BandThe 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. Philly Rock and Soul Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch The Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. First Time AroundThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart Sun. 2 p.m. David FalconeThe Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 2 p.m. Strange Brew Crew Sun. 2 p.m. Father's Day w/ Full Grown Men The Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 8:30 p.m. "Summer Mash Up" w/ Jukebox Graveyard, Nimrod Sat. 9 p.m. Bambu WeaselsThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Tommy Capretto Sat. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh Mon. 6:30 p.m. DSACNJ & Club Dreams Trivia Night. Doos open at 5:45 p.m. 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 Sat. 7 p.m. Sandy & Jim Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Tues. 7:30 p.m. The Pine Barrens Documentary Screening and Director Q & AThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse Sat. 8 p.m. Even OddsThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Keep The Change Sat. 8 p.m. Go HammThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Fri. 8 p.m. Mike Montrey Band / Norman Taylor. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. (5 p.m.) Haley Mae Campbell. (8:30 p.m.) Stone Temple Pilots Tribute w/ "Wicked Garden" $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sun. (12 p.m.) KISS End of Season Show (3 p.m.) CBGB End of Season ShowThomas Sweet Ice Cream 183 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 683-8720 Sat. 7 p.m. The Green Planet BandTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk All Shows 21+ Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" (6 p.m.) NJYD and Mercer County LGBTQ Caucuses PRIDE Mixer 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.)Trinity Church 33 Mercer Street Princeton (609) 924-2277 Thurs. 7 p.m. "The Sebastians" Presented by Princeton Symphony Orchestra & Princeton Festival led by Jeffrey Grossman. (FREE event / 6 p.m. pre-show lecture in Pierce-Bishop Hall) Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi Sat. (12 p.m.) MG3 Band (6 p.m.) Dan Kassel Sun. 12 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Wed. 5:30 p.m. Nicole Austin 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. Wendy Simon Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch DuoWilson's Pub 1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA (215) 355-4739 Fri. 8 p.m. Jimmy & ShonWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Surecats Sun. 1 p.m. SpoondriftWWFM 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.