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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...8/31/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 08/31/2023

Rock On! This Week

"Greener Pastures," we wrote the title track while we were in Dallas, Texas," began Kira Annalise, one half of the duo The Waymores. "We actually started on the drive to Dallas and it just kept noodling through everything we were doing whether we were unloading the van or walking, our little conversations about it started working its way out until one day Kira put it all together," adds her partner, Willie Heath Neal. 

An incredibly talented duo from Georgia, The Waymores have just released their third album, the previously mentioned "Greener Pastures." Recently Kira and Willie discussed the title, their thoughts on making the album, its material and their work with a new producer. 

"We went for a walk that morning, coincidentally through some pastures and by the time we got back home, made breakfast and ate it; the song was written," continued Kira. "It was so funny," adds Willie, "We were both like, we need to write a song, "Greener Pastures," all of our albums have a little tie-in together, we have "Weeds," we have "Stone Sessions" and now we have "Greener Pastures." I started writing one song and she started writing another and we kind of used most of hers and pulled a couple little parts of mine, inserted them in there and it made one song." 

Sometimes songs come quickly, others take a while and yet there are other times when you need a little help from a friend and for this title track; they reached back to their last release, "Stone Sessions" and got a little assistance. 



 
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" We also had some input on this one from a co-writer buddy of ours named Johnny McGowan out of Austin,Texas," explained Kira. "We sent it to him because we had figured we went as far as we could take the song and because he writes in this kind of late '60s early '70s country vibe pretty often and we wanted to see if there was anything he would change or add to it and the rule usually goes, "Change a word, get a third" (laughs); so, he got some songwriter credit on that one. Yeah, he definitely groomed up some of the language, the arrangement is still ours but he is really good with that and he kind of tightened up some of our verbiage," concluded Willie.

Some days in the music business are better than others and things can change in an instant; such was the case for The Waymores who had next to no downtime between the release of "Stone Sessions" and the beginning of the process of writing and recording "Greener Pastures" but in the process; they gained a legendary difference maker and re-visited some old time country music from which came a couple of remakes for the record.  

"So, Shel Talmy produced this album, he produced The Kinks, The Who and David Bowie back in the day and he heard us through a friend in L.A.; he heard the album "Stone Sessions" the day it came out and he had always wanted to record country music and had never gotten the chance and he asked if we'd be interested and we of course said, "Yes," because we aren't idiots," laughed Kira. "Then he sent over probably 30 or 40 old country standards, none of which had been re-recorded in about 40 years that he believed could be hits today. We just chose a couple from those with the plan to go out there and record two songs  and make a 45; something a little novelty to keep on our table and we all fell in love with each other and wound up going back out there to record the other eight songs." 

"It had all happened so fast," said Willie,"We had just finished up all of the press and touring for "Stone Sessions" when this opportunity came about; we put another album out in a year and four months. So, it was all kind of a whirlwind thing and a lot of the songs on "Greener Pastures" were just kind of written on the spot. Normally, we'll write songs and once we've written enough where we can pull through; we'll make an album. This is the first time we've ever had to sit down and crank songs out specifically for a project." 

Ah, a quick turn around; the potential kiss of death on a follow up album given that many times the lyrics and music can sound forced or the artist uses songs to fill space; was that the case with this latest effort? Kira and Willie both say, "No."

"There are songs on here; we're not gonna tell you which ones but there are some that are our least favorites. We don't quite consider them "Filler" but you know when you listen to something which songs are your absolute "A Game" material and which songs aren't. While I truly believe and what I was taught by Willie early in my career to only play your "A Game" material, I really think that what you consider your "B Game" material, might be somebody else's absolute favorite song. Actually, our radio promoter for this, picked a song that we don't consider  one of our strongest songs on the album and we fought back and he said, "Absolutely not, we are putting this one out for radio" but then we decided as we decided throughout this entire project; he knows his business the best. He understands radio better than we do, let's let him do what he's gonna do and that's the same approach we took with Shel Talmy's arrangements and his producing of the entire record. There were things we questioned so hard during the early days of this record  where we were like, this is gonna sound insane; what is he hearing here that we are not hearing? Then we would hear it live with the band and we'd be like, oh! That was really great!" 

"Stone Sessions" for us was very much a "Pandemic album." We created a lot of those songs during the pandemic because pre-pandemic, we were touring about 200 dates a year. So, we really didn't get the chance to be artists as far as creating music, we were just playing or booking or doing the business end. So, we were doing a lot of that and when the pandemic hit we got the chance to just slow down and create music and so we did just like everybody did and "Stone Sessions" came out of that. Then when this opportunity fell into our laps we had to take it because we'd be crazy not to work with Shel Talmy. So, there was a bit of pressure, it was very stressful just because of the timeline. The label wasn't really pressuring us, we created this timeline because Shel wanted us right back out there; I believe the first time we went was July and then we went back in January. So, we had to come up with eight songs between August and January and have them written, ready and demoed and still work. It was very stressful, it was a lot of fun and looking back it was a fantastic experience; one that taught us so much just from writing in this vein and working with the people that we got to work with; all of it was lessons abound but I wouldn't say that we'd want to go right back into the studio and do another album in less than a year. "Stone Sessions" came out in April and we were right back in the studio again in July and that was a lot of work. We're living in Atlanta and they're in California so, it was a lot of travel and a lot of work but we're thrilled that it came out the way it did and we are both really proud of our work with Shel." 



 
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"I'm very, very proud of us; I've never worked in that vein," interjected Willie. "I never was a guy who could write under pressure or under the gun. I always thought that it would sound too contrived. One of our big things with songwriting is to let the song kind of happen and not force it but we were literally forcing songs and yet I'm very proud of them; I was worried over nothing. So, I learned that lesson, let the people do their jobs. So, to the point of filler songs, don't get us wrong. The songs we're talking about that we found to be the weaker songs on the album; we don't think they're bad songs, we just think they are the weaker ones. We don't think they are bad songs, we just think they're the weaker ones on the record."

A new producer who hadn't done a country record, a radio guy, studio musicians and the artist; sounds like the beginning of an old joke; however, this was anything but, add in time constraints and there was a sense of urgency to complete the record. Oftentimes when these scenarios align, the results can be less than each party hopes; often, producers and record companies try to change the artist's sound or direction. Once again, the duo emphatically said, "No, it is not the case!"

"Shel didn't try to change things," Kira was quick to answer, "He went back to some classic arrangements that Willie and I weren't used to at the time and when we say, whatever Shel says. goes; our integrity as songwriters was never once compromised. He said that he loved our sound and really wanted to work with us and he wanted to enhance that, not change it. Now, we're not gonna just bend over backwards for some producer no matter who he is if he tries to turn us into something we're not but letting Shel just go; we went into it with an open mind and whatever he did we loved. There was never anything he did where we went, I don't care who you are, we're not doing that. All he did, we found acceptable and the changes were brilliant; we just never thought they'd work. I remember having so much anxiety about it because we had gone into the studio and did good quality acoustic demos with the songs that we were gonna do and sent them to him and he sent back a ton of changes. He sent back key changes, modulation  and arrangement changes and I was like; What?! These are brilliant! Then we were like, nope, we are gonna let Shel do what Shel does. I wouldn't have done modulations because I was scared of them (laughs). I thought it was hard to change keys out of the blue," added Willie with a large laugh.

Now that they've trusted the process and tried different things which gave their music a different look; how do they feel about the players who may be recording or touring with them in the future? Are they looking forward to hearing their spin on their songs both old and new or will things remain status quo? 

"What ended up happening is," laughed Kira, "Shel brought out something in both of us that we didn't know was there. That's why I say we learned so much from Shel and all the players on this record. We had no idea, we would never have thought of putting modulations on a song before and I think there are three of them on this album. I think in both of our heads that we thought modulations were a little bit more complicated than they are but they are not; we just have to go back to the G (laughs). A lot of people, us included, you just tend to find comfort in the things you know and we were stuck for a little while; not that our previous two albums weren't good too but when you write with the same people all of the time and play with the same players all of the time, you can get stuck in a rut and Shel 100 percent brought us out of that." 

"That can go the opposite way too," laughed Willie who has had some experience with this in the past. "That's a tricky line because once the songs are recorded and done and you hire someone to play those parts and keep the integrity of what's on the record there; you can have a little bit of freedom but we've had people come in and bring their whole spin and it's like, it's not a reggae song man; it's a country song! Do it my way! So, it's a fine line with that, so, if somebody is coming in there and adds a little bit of temperature to a song that you've tired of playing, that's good but it can go the other way fast."

With the album's August 25 release date behind us; how do they intend on promoting the new record? Kira says, "They'll be busy." 

"We are going all the way from Florida to California via Texas, New Mexico. Then we are going to Chicago, Grand Rapids, over to Nebraska. I think from September 1 to October 28 we are booked for this album release tour." 

To discover more about "Greener Pastures" and The Waymores, please visit, https://www.thewaymores.com/the-latest. 

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 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Eliza
Fri. 5 p.m. "Celebrate Al's Turning 90 Happy Hour" w/ Joe from 94.5 WPST Chris & The Crew.
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Fast Ant
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Bill Thomas
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Mich
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Robdie James
Sat. 7 p.m. Justin Love
Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
Boro Bean 
9 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 466-6681 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. John Abbott 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Phyllis Chappell Duo
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Tues. {6:30 p.m.) Paint & Sip. $25 (7 p.m.) Cornhole ($20 buy-in)
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Brother's Pizza 
871 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2727
Sat. 6 p.m. Bob Banka
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. James Lauchmen
Sat. 5:30 p.m. SoulShine
Sun. 2 p.m. Sarah Heine
Mon. 2 p.m. Sister Blue  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night 
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sun. 3 p.m. Andre Murchison. $20  
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul  
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval
Club Atlantis
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 944-1777 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco 
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress
Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Full Grown Men
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL
Fri. 8 p.m. Weekend Blues and BBQ 
Sat. 8 p.m. WitZend
Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) 
Tues. 7 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Enerjetic. Complimentary Dance Class w/ Jose "Papo" Diaz
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJ. $5   
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sun./Mon. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine & Pretzels
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Tookany Creek Bluegrass. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+ 
Sat. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot
Sun. 2 p.m. Meg Russell
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Lazy Villains Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Freestyle Night w/ DJ Eric B
Mon. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6:30 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 w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 7 p.m. Bilco
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted
 
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dark Hollow Road
Fri. 8 p.m. Gene Smith Band
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Michael Henry Robert  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Tailspin
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Pirate Radio
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 6 p.m. Big Country
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Falls Township Community Park 
9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
Sun. 6 p.m. Strictly '60s
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Double G Acoustic Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday"
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro
Friendly's 
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.)
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions 
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Radio Revolution
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square 
(609) 586-1811  
Sat. 7 p.m. Roundabout
Halo Pub (Fete) 
9 Hullfish Street Princeton 
(609) 921-1710 
Sat. 6 p.m. Aidan & Mystical Duo 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. (3 p.m.) Yappy Hour (6:30 p.m.) Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
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
Sun. 1 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
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.) On The Fly
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Catmoondaddy  (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. The Loose Cannon Band
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Robert Ruffis Experience
Mon. 1:30 p.m. Just Us
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. DJ BeeNice  
Sat. 7 p.m. Ryan Beiderman
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Mikey Jr & Matt Daniels
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco
Il Portico Restorante Italiano 
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bud & Gerard Belviso
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Heart Fulla Bluz
Sun. 2 p.m. Joe Vadala
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Mitchell Faber
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Sat. 9 p.m. The Gunsmoke Sinners, Reeder Station. Ages 21+
Sun. 3 p.m. Fungkshui 
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) 
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Radio Fiction
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Lorenzo Muniz (10 p.m.) Electric Stingray
Sat. (3 p.m.) Wing Competition w/ DJ Dan (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch feat. (12 p.m.) Wayne Bilotti
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
King George Inn 
102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-5536 
Fri. 6 p.m. Joe (Solo of Joe & Krista) (Takes place in the gazebo/patio behind the inn on waterfront)
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Plush Duo
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. ANight of Song and Wine w/ Max Valentino & Bobby Fischetti
Sat. "Grape Stomp Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Vintage Jamm (2:30 p.m.) Strictly '60s (6 p.m.) The Successful Filures
Sun. "Grape Stomp Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Pennington Station Band (3 p.m.) Dragonfly
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff  
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstow 
(609) 723-2630  
Sat. 6 p.m. "Evening On The Farm" / En Blanc Farm to Table Dinner
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 6 p.m. JP3
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2739 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill 
Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema  
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong  
Fri. 6 p.m. Jon Savage
Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-8360
Thurs. 6 p.m. Live Jazz feat. (TBA)
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor 
(866) 683-3586 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Mill Hill Park 
165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street)
(609) 393-8998
Thurs. 6 p.m. Vision and Voice: Final Performance
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "All shook Up"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "All shook Up"
Sun. 3 p.m.  "All shook Up"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Brooke Hanson Band
Sat. 7 p.m. Joe and Krista
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Bronwyn Beth
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole League
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Spirit Mediumship Gallery to Benefit Amazing Mutts Puppy Rescue w/ Medium Rich Braconi. $60
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market
New Hope Winery / Tavern 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Fri. 5 p.m. Strange Brew Crew  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Sat. 6 p.m. Frank Cervantes
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Sat. 8 p.m. So Easy
Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Nomad Distilling Company
20 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Ages 21+   
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction 
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 12 p.m. Summer Music Series feat. David Alastre & Latineo
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Diane & Joe
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
 
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "A Fluid Art Experience" w/ Adriana Groza
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 8 p.m. Music Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Restaurante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night 
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs.7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. Jill Salkin Duo / Cara Cartney
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo 
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Megan Knight
 
Romeo's Restaurant & Pizza 
10 Schalks-Crossing Road Plainsboro 
(609) 799-4554  
Fri. 7 p.m. The Blue-Eyed Balladeer
 
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899
Sat. 2 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. (TBA)  
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Sandy's Beef & Ale
2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA
(2670 852-2333
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo  
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" Concert feat. Joe Rebl Band. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman (5 p.m.) The Loop (FIreworks at dark)
Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. 2 p.m. Righteous Jolly
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. Larry Corban
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. Five Shades of Grey
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. Sight Unseen
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Thurs. 5 p.m. August Backstage Party
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Kev
Sat. 10:30 p.m. DJ Tito
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 7 p.m. Bill Thomas
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Jay Oliver Duo
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Amptons  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Complicated Matter
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
 
Temperance House
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050
Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire
Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310 
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sunset Sips 'N' Sounds" feat. Kindred Spirit Duo
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Barbara Lin Band
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
TGI Fridays
2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp.
(609) 239-486 
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night 
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra  
The Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) DJ entertainment
Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sun. 3 p.m. Thomas Johnston
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Sat. 2 p.m. Joey Lucas & John Derosa Duo. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 2 p.m. Action Park Trio. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam 
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Bingo (10 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Soto
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramsey
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv 
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
The Landing of Hamilton
1750 Yrdville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton
(609) 421-0300
Tues. 5:30 p.m. Meg Hanson Group
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Luke Disangro
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio)
www.thepenguinrocks.com 
Mon. -  Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien
Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. Tim and Roger of Wake Up Paradise w/ a Call from Danni Stefanetti
Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone
Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker
Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan
Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien 
Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John Godfrey
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. '80s Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. Even Odds
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Wed. 7 p.m. 1st Wednesday Open Mic 
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Sat. (8 p.m.) Ralph Puma (8:45 p.m.) Mac & Dave (9:45 p.m.) Todd Bailey. $5, Ages 18+, Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 8 p.m. Tony Caine
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Sun. 1 p.m. Trenton Animal Shelter Adoption Event
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street Trenton
(609) 392-7188
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday"
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. John Strasburger
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gorduek (6:30 p.m.) Peter Sandler
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Peter Sandler
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 460-4637
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Tarot Meet-Up w/ Kristina Gorman
VANEFRANCODANCE
23 Hankins Road Hightstown
(609) 635-3572
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 
Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Band
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sun. 1 p.m. The Backbeat
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
 


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