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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...6/2/22


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 06/02/2022

Rock On! This Week

"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 Arts Center 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."



 
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"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 Hope You 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 



 
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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 Rock Sound;"  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 Duo
Aristaeus 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 Thomas
Arm & 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 Risers
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. 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 Prescott
Bristol 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. Quizzo
Bucks 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. $20
Catch 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 Entertainment
City 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 Solo
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. Old School
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. 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 Recital
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 7 p.m. Six Pack Poets
Friendly'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 Dogs
Green 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 It
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. Ragtime Relics
Hamilton 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 Trivia
Hamilton Veterans Park
1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton  
Sun. 11 a.m. Family Fun Walk 2022
Harvest 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 Duo
Hopewell 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 Belviso
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends  
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 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. $9
Locust 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 Jackson
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Mansfield 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 Houston
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Squirrel Stew
Music 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 Unvaccinated
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. Peter Veteska Blues Train
Naked 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. Trivia
New 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 Rod
Nottingham 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 Fiction
Palmer 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 Riverdogs
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Rich
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Princeton 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 Concert
Restart 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 Linda
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Sat. 6 p.m. Rob McMahon
River 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 Knight
Rossi'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 Wieszczek
Second 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 Divita
Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton
Thurs./Fri./ Sat. 4 p.m. Burlington County Senior Art Show
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. 5 Shades of Grey
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Steam 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 & Soul
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 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 Band
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
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. 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 Cartney
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Bill Flemer & Friends Trio
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Sat. 6 p.m. Veronica Kole
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
TGI 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 Wilson
The Bank of Princeton 
10 Bridge Street Lambertville
Fri. 6 p.m. Just Jeff
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. 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 Choir
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Seamus Kelleher
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. Eric Mintel Quartet
Sun. 2 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. 9 p.m. Well Strung
Sat. 9 p.m. WitZend
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
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 Night
The 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 Riccadonna
The 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 Countdown
The 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 Duo
The 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 Fiction
Tir 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 Ihling
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Greg Snyder Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Chris of Rave On
Sun. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
WWFM 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
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


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