"I'm very blessed with this musical journey, to say the least; I mean, it certainly had its ups and downs and all but overall I look back on it and I say, man, I've been able to really do what I've wanted do over the years and the joy of just writing music and the joy of people actually wanting to hear some of the music that I've written, I can't believe it; you know?"
There was Buffalo Springfield, then there was Poco and the common denominator in both was Richie Furay. Recently, he discussed those iconic bands, touched on an upcoming documentary but most importantly talked about his June 12 appearance at The South Orange Performing ArtsCenter and his soon to be released new album titled "In The Country" due out July 8 on the BMG Record label.
"I'm going to be 78 next week and it's like I've got more things going on now than it seems like I did when I was 48," he said with a large laugh. "So yeah, it's amazing; Val Garay approached me about three years ago at a benefit concert that I was doing in Los Angeles, I'd worked with Val in 1979 on my "I Still Have Dreams" record I've known Val forever, we were friends back in in the early Buffalo Springfield days. I've known him forever and Val has had a great career; producer of the year for "Betty Davis Eyes" and he has worked a lot with James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt; with Peter Asher; so,yeah, he has just had a great career. So, when he came to me and said, "Hey, you wanna do another project together?" I said, well, yeah, what do you have in mind? He said, "What we were thinking about doing was some country classics" and I'm thinking, well, now how far back does that go? So, we started putting the songs together and he said, "Look, you make a list, I'll make a list and my partner Michael Miller will make a list and we'll just see what we come up with" and when Val's first song on his list was the first song on my list, I knew we were going to be heading in the right direction. There was a song by John Berry, "Your Love Amazes Me" and it was on top of both of our lists and from there, we just took off; so, it was more contemporary country music than it was, say, going way back to, you know, Porter Wagoner and people like Loretta Lynn"
Assembling a list of some of the biggest tunes from some of music's most legendary performers is not an easy task, let alone when you have three or more varying opinions but Furay is usually the one writing the songs that others perform or "Cover," so; was it easy for him to now cover other artist's material? I mean, Poco itself helped "Pioneer" an entire genre of music, the "California Country Rock Sound."
"You're absolutely right," he began, "We were definitely pioneers of that California country rock sound and sometimes I feel like Poco gets overlooked on that a little bit but you know, nevertheless we know what we did and we know what part we played in it and between The Birds and The Flying Burrito Brothers and Poco; we certainly were the ones that pioneered that whole genre of music way back when, which became probably some of the most popular American music ever. I mean, with The Eagles going on to really follow suit there; so yeah, it was great. So, no, this was not a leap for me to do this. These tunes were me, my whole heart and soul; I mean, after a certain amount of time, I left the rock and roll radio sound to go into more of the country sound and it was more of those songs that I've got on this new album. Songs that really touched my heart somewhere along the line and that's what we ended up recording. We recorded 14 songs in four days out of Blackbird Studio in Nashville and 12 on vinyl which is actually going to be released on June 18 on Record Store Day and then on July 8 the CD, digital and everything else comes out."
"I was open to suggestions," he continued. "I think out of the 14 songs; I'm looking at one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, nine of the 14 songs certainly were mine that I wanted to do. We actually recorded a new version of "Picking Up The Pieces," which has more of a Bakersfield sound to it than maybe when Poco recorded it 50 years ago. Other than that, they were pretty much all of my songs, the songs that I had on my list that everybody wanted to do. I acquiesced to Val, he wanted me to do "I Cross My Heart," a George Strait song and I'm glad that I did; I love that song. He wanted to do "The River" by Garth Brooks and "I'm In A Hurry" by Alabama,"Country Roads" was another one that he suggested but everything else on the album was pretty much songs that I wanted to do. You know, "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban, "I HopeYou Dance" by Lee Ann Womack, "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "Lonesome Town;" we actually did a Ricky Nelson song 'cause Rick was such an influence on me, watching him on "Ozzie & Harriet," I mean it all worked out really well. When we finally settled on the 14 songs, you know, it all really just came down to these and these are definitely the songs that we should have done and we did do and I think we did a good job and you know damn; we didn't want to do karaoke. I mean, we wanted to make it so that people knew the songs but we put our own little niche touch to them and I think we did that; I think we did a good job. Now let's see what the folks do with it but you know the record business has changed so much in the last 10 to 15 years that I I'm not even sure what it all means anymore (laughs). I'm thankful that BMG picked up the record and that they're running with it and I'm all happy about it. So, let's just see what happens and see if we can touch some people's hearts with it."
OK, we have established that it was fairly easy for him to WANT to cover country artists, now; what about playing it for his audiences? Will it be weird? Different? Was it or will it be odd presenting essentially an entire set of someone else's music?
"I will say that I I never really looked at it as weird but it certainly was a challenge because the songs that we picked were all hits and big hits by other people but they were songs that were special to me; like when I heard "Your Love Amazes Me" I was fishing up in Montana and it was on the radio as we were driving. We were someplace up there, I don't know where it was, but it kept going in and out, in and out; this was back in the early '90s and the song just kept going in and out and I said, man, I gotta find out what this song is because I just loved the song so much. We did Collin Raye's "In This Life" and I I just love Collin Raye, I thought he was just a great, a great singer. So, for me, the challenge was not so much OK, here I am covering other people's songs, it's; can I cover these songs and make them stand up as if they were my own songs? We recorded this thing two- and one-half years ago and then COVID hit and that kind of threw a monkey wrench into the basic timing of the release of the thing but I remember taking it down; a friend of mine asked me if I'd come in and sing a few songs at a birthday party and do a little event down in South Denver. I had a demo of pretty much all of the songs and these people were some pretty big country fans. I took him out to the car because he didn't have anything in his restaurant; he had a restaurant downtown in Denver. I took him out to the car and put these songs on and I said, you got to be honest with me and after it was over, I said, these songs are all famous songs by other people; did they lose anything? Now these were friends to me, so, you know; what are they gonna tell me? To a person, they said not at all and that that was enough for me, you know? Hey, I'm not beyond that, I did a couple of Rascals songs years ago. I did Jay and The Americans "This Magic Moment" years ago; I have covered other people's songs and other people's hits but this is the first time I've done a complete recording of it but it wasn't anything that felt weird about it. I was just glad that I could make this my own and I did."
One may think that someone like Furay would put out an album such as this and perhaps see what sales are like or watch the radio stats while contemplating a next move but not Richie, he is hitting the road and after the NJ shows will stay busy through July after its release.
"I will be at the SOPAC on June 12 and the day before that have a little event for about 80 people that David from my management team is setting up at the soundstage in Whippany, NJ. I looked at my calendar in June and it looks nuts. I mean, I'm back in New Jersey on the tenth and the eleventh and then travel to Nashville on the fourteenth to do Nashville shows through June 17 and then come home. Then I come back to New York on June 23 and I think, wait a minute, I'm gonna retire here pretty soon; I think (laughs). I mean, July is booking up too but I've tried to spread it out a little bit more in July. We're going to be in Philadelphia, Washington DC and do a few other things as well in July but there's definitely shows that I signed on to do to support the record; especially with the marketing and BMG going out and picking the record up. So, I have said that I will do limited shows in support of the record and that's what I'm gonna do! I just hope I can hold up physically every day. I haven't done this really as an everyday thing for the last 15, 20, 25 years. I mean, it's just been, we'd go out every once in a while, with my band and play and I mean, I gotta build up the stamina (laughs). Like I said, I'm not. I'm not 20 years old anymore (Belly laughs). "We'll be at City Winery Philadelphia on July 8; we are doing City Winery shows. We are at the City Winery in Washington, DC on July 6, June 24 in New York City and August 12 in Boston, MA
So, tell us Richie; how long can we expect one of your shows to last?
"I just played up in California at a club called The Coach House and I played for about two and one-half hours and that was too much. I had a great band and the fact is they'll be with me in New Jersey but I have to pace myself because that was really just a little bit too much but we hadn't played for a while and we just went after it. So, you know, we'll probably play somewhere between 75 and 90 minutes."
Buffalo Springfield, as short-lived as their time together was; were and continue to be an influential force in rock music decades after they formed and split-up and Poco set the stage for the aforementioned "California Country RockSound;" Furay says that he occasionally talks with Stephen Stills and Neil Young but has done so recently more than normal.
"I haven't spoken to Neil verbally for a while now, but several months ago we did text back and forth as we're still doing interviews for a documentary that's coming out. Stephen and I just did an interview that Neil was going to be a part of and a certain situation came down where Neil just couldn't do it at the time but Cameron Crowe interviewed Stephen out in California and we kind of did a zoom thing together. So yeah, I've talked to Stephen in the last month or so. I mean, if there wasn't really something on the agenda, we probably wouldn't talk that much but because there's stuff on the agenda we do talk and we're still friends in that regard as well. Sadly though, we lost two members of Poco last year; we lost Rusty Young and Paul Cotton, both passed away. So, I haven't really spoken with Tim in a little while but I do see George, I will see George when we're in Nashville next month, he'll be coming out to the City Winery. I do see George quite frequently because I'm in Nashville but you know I see and contact him as much as I can and we stay in contact as much as anybody really wants to; we still keep busy which is amazing and people have their own stuff but we do keep in touch and everybody is doing great very well."
Furay says that the new album will be available everywhere on July 8 and he looks forward to reconnecting with his fanbase.
"Yeah, it will be available at my website which is, www.richiefuray.com . It'll be available there and it'll be under every format; Spotify, Apple too and in the record stores. I mean, they're doing it all out and it's an all-out thing; they really like the record at BMG and are very supportive of it and so it's gonna be everywhere you can buy fine records."
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.) George Becker Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed. 7 p.m. Diane & Joe Acoustic DuoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Skylar Love Sat. 3 p.m. Dana Collins Project Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Bill ThomasArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300. Tues. 7 p.m. "Opening Day" Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. (5 p.m.) Princeton Community PRIDE Picnic (Takes place at Princeton Shopping Center) (8 p.m.) Dance, Princeton, Dance: Outdoor PRIDE Dance party. $5 (Suggested donation. Robeson Center) Sat. 3 p.m. Opening Reception of "Interwoven Stories The Final Chapter" Bill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. The Polish Nannies Sat. 7 p.m. Best of Clapton Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Tues. 7 p.m. Backyard Open Jam Hosted by Mario DiBartolo, Frank Clayton and Bob Crossey Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis Ages 21+ Blend Bar & Bistro 911 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 245-8887 Thurs. 6 p.m. Diane & Joe Acoustic Duo Fri. 8 p.m. The RisersBlue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBoro 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. Fermenters 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 PrescottBristol Riverside Theater 2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA (215) 785-0100 Sat. 10 a.m. "Touch-A-Truck" Broken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Fri. 8:30 p.m. "First Fridays" w/ Cara Cartney Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament Wed. 7 p.m. QuizzoBucks County Brewery 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Sat. 2 p.m. Lulu's Meet & Greet Puppy Adoption Burlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion 1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus (609) 265-5858 Fri./Sat./Sun. 8 a.m. Rau Dog Show Sat. 10 a.m. NJ Renaissance Faire Burlington County Prison Museum 128 High Street Mt. Holly (609) 265-5476 Sat. 4 p.m. "Jailhouse Rock Concert" feat. Wayne Palmer & Friends, Invasion65, The Extensions, Successful Failures, The Grip Weeds, Flying Circus. Ages 21+Candlelight 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. Carl Bartlett Jr. $20Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri./Sat 7:30 p.m. Anita Wise, Debbie Bazza. Hosted by Steve Trevalise. $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 Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Full Grown Men 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. Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys, Rick Ventura of Riot Act, Deborah Bonham. Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Mommy & Me Canvas Class. Recommended for ages 5+Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs (7 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band (9 p.m.) Club Night. Ages 21+ Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) El Ka Bong Sat. (8 p.m.) 80s Undercover (9 p.m.) Club Night Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz and Mother's Day 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. $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday w/ Red Bird Flying SoloCross 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. Old School 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 Nytrous Fri. 8 p.m. Skippy's Toy 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 Decades 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 Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Keep The Change Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar 1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA (267) 685-0725 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Leading Zero Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Fri. 6 p.m. Time Peace First United Methodist Church 187 Stockton Street Hightstown Sun. 3 p.m. Spring Voice RecitalFlying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 7 p.m. Six Pack PoetsFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Sat. 11 a.m. "Annual Spring Bike Drive" German American Society 215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton (609) 585-5200 Sat. 12 p.m. "5th Annual Wurst Bierfest" feat. (1 p.m.) 80's Undercover (5 p.m.) The Ruckus. $10 (Ages 16 and under FREE) Sun. 12 p.m. "5th Annual Wurst Bierfest" feat. The Adlers. $10 (Ages 16 and under FREE) 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" Sat. 8 p.m. Darlin and The DogsGreen Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. Dion Paci Sat. 9 p.m. J Duo Sun. 5 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove Grounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptors way Hamilton (609) 586-0616 Fri. 5 p.m. Member Happy Hour: Just Wing ItGrover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Sat. 11 a.m. Ragtime RelicsHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Fri. 8 p.m. Jack Furlong & Pat Kerrsen Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics TriviaHamilton Veterans Park 1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton Sun. 11 a.m. Family Fun Walk 2022Harvest Seasonal Grill (Newtown Shopping Center) 2865 South Eagle Road Newtown, PA (215) 944-8469 Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot 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.) Pink Floyd USA Experience. $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Castle lane (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 (9 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) The Honey Badgers Sat. (1 p.m.) Craig Leach Group (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic DuoVer Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Blue Jersey Band 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. Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour 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 Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bob O Sun. 2 p.m. Bud BelvisoIron 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. 9 p.m. Open Mic Sat. 9 p.m. Saturday Dance Party w/ DJ Gringo 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. Mixolydian Dreamer, Guesstimate, Mellowtail 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. 8 p.m. Wayne Bilotti Duo Fri. 7 p.m.Guns 4 Hire Sat. 9 p.m. Electric Stingray Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch Langhorne Summer Concert Series 115 West Richardson Avenue Langhorne, PA Wed. 7 p.m. The Launch Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing. $9Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm 2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown (609) 723-2630 Sat./Sun.11 a.m. "Strawberry Festival" Logan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Ryan Shubert Sat. 8:30 p.m. Wayne Wesley Johnson Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Carrie JacksonMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMansfield Township Community Park 24594 East Main Street Columbus Sat. 7 p.m. Family Movie Night (Rated G)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. Troublemakerz Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Millhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 10 p.m. Seeing Snakes, My Altamont, Paths 2 Glory, The Manipulator Wed. 10 p.m. Swamp Rats, Matthew Charles, The O Fucchs, Hobo HoustonMore Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sat. 2 p.m. Squirrel StewMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Godspell" $25 Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Godspell" $25 Sun. 3 p.m. "Godspell" $25 All Shows Require Masks for the UnvaccinatedMusic On Main 25 East Main Street Yardley, PA Sat. 6 p.m. Peter Veteska Blues TrainNaked 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. 8 p.m. "Classic Stones Live" Rolling Stones Tribute Sat. 5 p.m. Stranger Things Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. FREE Comedy Show Hosted by Danny Getz feat. Mary Radzinski, Meg Goetz, Jake Mattera, Brandon Mitchell. Sun. 11 a.m. Yoga w/ "YogaSix" Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. The Naturals Sun. 4 p.m. Sir RodNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by Kevin Toft (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. ArHouse Ages 21+Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook and The E-Miners Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio FictionPalmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 6 p.m. First Friday feat. The Ess Gees Sat. 2 p.m. “Spring Music Series" feat. Some Assembly Required Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Sat. 7 p.m. The RiverdogsPiccolissimo Italian Grille 23203 Columbus Road Columbus (609) 291-1033 Fri. 5:30 p.m. Rich Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed WilsonPrinceton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 8 p.m. New Jersey Symphony "Mozart and Mendelssohn" Sat. 8 p.m. Eastern Wind Symphony Presents: "And All That Jazz" 25th Anniversary ConcertRestart The Arts 236 High Street Burlington Sat. 12 p.m. Abbie Pincus "Live ll" Restart The Arts 424 High Street Burlington Sat. 12 p.m. ¼ Note Acoustic LindaRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Sat. 6 p.m. Rob McMahonRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso Fri. 6 p.m. Jill Salkin Duo Sat. 6 p.m. Bob Egan Sun. 10 a.m. Michael Andrew Mon. 6 p.m. Alex Ortey Tues. 6 p.m. Caa Cartney Wed. 6 p.m. Megan KnightRossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White Saint Mark United Methodist Church 465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square (609) 587-1286 Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill WieszczekSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 4 p.m. Trivia Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. (6:30 p.m.) "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. E Boro Bandits Sun. 2 p.m. Joe & Krista Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA Wed. 7 p.m. A Celebration of The Music of Chicago w/ "Beginnings" (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Joe DivitaSmithville Park 815 Smithville Road Easthampton Thurs./Fri./ Sat. 4 p.m. Burlington County Senior Art ShowSparky 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. 5 Shades of Grey Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid DaltonSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Fri. 10:30 p.m. DJ Reed Street Sat. 10:30 p.m. Philly Heart & SoulTaps 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 Goodnall Tara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Suburban Sensi Sat. 9 p.m. Jeanne Morris BandTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice 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. The Triplets Sat. 7 p.m. Faraway Guys Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTerhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Bill Flemer & Friends TrioTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Sat. 6 p.m. Veronica Kole Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy GTGI Fridays 685 Middletown Blvd. Langhorne, PA (215) 750-8002 Fri. 6 p.m. Bryan Bernard Hansen TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Matthew Cook Sun. 1 p.m. Edison WilsonThe Bank of Princeton 10 Bridge Street Lambertville Fri. 6 p.m. Just JeffThe 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. Kirko 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. (4 p.m.) Unleashed (9:30 p.m.) Asylum ChoirThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Seamus KelleherThe Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 2 p.m. Eric Mintel Quartet Sun. 2 p.m. Bridge Beat DuoThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. Well Strung Sat. 9 p.m. WitZendThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Thurs. 7 p.m. Game On! Bar Games & Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Deco Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st 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. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman 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 Thurs. 8 p.m. The Monkees & More w/ The Limit Sat. 9 p.m. Denny Corby and Mark RiccadonnaThe Pines Tavern 6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA (215) 788-1659 Sun. 3 p.m. Bill and Cecil The Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. Sideways Willy Sat. 8 p.m. Vinyl CountdownThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Danny Lynch Project Sat. 8 p.m. "First Saturdays" w/ Plush DuoThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Fri. 8 p.m. Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Running Down The Dream." $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. Nirvana Tribute w/ "Pennyroyal Tea" and Cicada Theory $10, doors open at 7 p.m.Third State Brewing 352 High Street Burlington (609) 387-1620 Sat. 2 p.m. "7th Anniversary" feat. (3 p.m.) Donovan Rice (7 p.m.) Radio FictionTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 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. Greg Snyder Duo Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan TrioWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Chris of Rave On 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" Yankee Doodle Tap Room 10 Palmer Square Princeton (609) 921-7500 Thurs. 7 p.m. KickStart
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.