"They had it on that farm but I think the owner of the farm upped the rent so they can't do it there anymore but that's another story but yeah they found this place that I don't know if you've been there; the firehouse?"
Australian born and raised Peter Harper is a multi-instrumentalist who's blues-rock and roots music transcends not only cultures but genres as well and he is bringing his band Harper and Midwest Kind to Camp Jam in Mount Holly, NJ this Saturday for a scheduled 8:15 p.m. show at The Union Firehouse.
Harper is no stranger to Camp Jam nor the limelight as he has shared stages in venues large and small with the likes of Muddy Waters and Journey but what makes him and his music stand out a bit more than the rest is the use of an instrument which is native to his homeland; the didgeridoo.
“I have a five-piece band," he began. "There is a girl vocalist, my bass player sings, obviously drums and a guitarist and I play the didgeridoo and the harmonica and write all of the songs; I'm a busy boy. I think I'm one of the first; I mean there were bands in Australia that used to use it but they would be mostly indigenous aboriginal bands and they were the ones that taught me how to play it. So, I just got it, fell in love with the sound and then I started using it. I was really worried because Blind Pig Records signed me up and I thought they're not gonna like this didgeridoo thing and they just loved it and they gave me a three CD deal which was excellent. I don't do it on every song so it's not like one of those things where I go, it's that good so I'm gonna do it on every song; I just do it on a few different songs and a lot of them are written about injustices to the Aboriginal people in Australia. So, it'll be a good thing for people to see because it's a real funky sort of band and then with the didgeridoo underneath it gives it a really nice tonality; we just finished a show up in the north of Michigan and they went crazy and that was fantastic; it should be a great night for us there at the firehouse.”
“You know, it is a very difficult instrument to master," he continued, "I mean, there is a lot of circular breathing going on and it's harder when you’ve got a band behind you because they are rocking out and you can't; you have to stay calm otherwise you'll run out of breath. So, I had to get used to that part of me playing it; playing it without anybody behind you is a lot easier. “
As previously stated, Harper has done Camp Jam before but with current events and worldwide shutdowns he wasn't able to showcase some of his newer music or recent releases but this time he says things will be different.
“I did have one album just before the pandemic and it got to number three on Billboard but it wasn't really out there much until recently; that was 2020. I brought out “Rise Up” which is the latest CD and we've been running that probably just for a year because we weren't allowed to go out and play anywhere for a long time; you know?”
“I think right now it's a 90-minute set, it might be an hour and we're on about 8:15 P.M. so everyone will be nice and ready for some loud music. I think my manager is always looking for new stuff so she was looking around for a new thing to do and it seemed like such a cool thing; it's kind of an almost hippie kind of vibe and I kind of like that anyway and I've got the didgeridoo to prove it," he said with a laugh as he explained how he came to find himself playing the event. "We’ve done it about three or four times now and the people running it are just awesome; they're just good people; you know? They really look after you, the crowd is always awesome so it's just great. So, this should be interesting; we’re gonna see what it’s like in this firehouse but I'm sure it’s going to be just as fantastic because they do have a lot of people that always go to Camp Jam and even though now it's gonna be indoors; I'm sure they will still have a nice large crowd to deal with and they do a good lotta publishing and they're always good at that so, we'll just have to see how it goes. I'm sure it'll be fantastic; I know it will be fantastic because they get a lot of different kinds of music; it's not just rockers, not just Blues, it's a bit of everything and I think that's what makes it really interesting because I love blues but if someone does something good; I love that too! I love bluegrass, folk music; I grew up on that in Australia so you know I can understand that kind of thing. I grew up in Perth in Western Australia right over the other side; it’s one of the most isolated places in the world. I used to do summer tours here then go home and then once we got the deal with Blind Pig; they kind of really wanted me to be here. So, I thought well, we wanted to work in America and I think the problem is that Australia is such a small population. The cities are big but there's not much else and it's like Canada; you’ve got Toronto and it's huge and then you’ve got a lot of nothing and then you’ll get another big city and that's pretty much that. That’s pretty much how it worked out because I wanted to come somewhere where I could work constantly without all the breaks and we were traveling so much and it was like, well, we mostly go to the United States and Europe and Europe is a lot closer to the U.S. so it was easier; it was a big decision but we sold our house and came here and it was an interesting transition (laughs). I live in the country now and I didn't understand what a water softener was or any of that stuff. I was a city boy; I didn't I have to learn all of that stuff but it was a lot of fun to do and we’ve got so many good neighbors. I've got 10 acres of land and all of our neighbors are kind of around us; it’s really lovely. There are only about four of them so, it’s a nice spot and it's very quiet.”
Perth's size didn't stop blues legends like Muddy Waters from coming to town and Harper made the most of an opportunity; even if it was by default.
“Muddy came to Perth and I was the only person there that could play harmonica so I got the gig,” he said with that now familiar laugh. “I was pretty young too when John Mayall actually did one of my songs on his album. I jammed with Journey of all things; they came and saw us playing in Iowa and they wanted me to get up on stage with them at their next stadium gig; I did that and it was a lot of fun. I was there when Neil Schon started ripping it up. I've opened for Walter Trout who is a dear friend of mine, I've known him forever and he's a fantastic guitar player and a wonderful person; such a decent man. So, whenever I see him, he always gets me to come up on stage with him and Paul Nelson of course; he used to work for Johnny Winter and he's a good guy. He's very humble about his playing, he doesn't know how good he is which is probably a good thing. In this business some people think they're better than they actually really are and I know because I've employed a few (laughs) but not this band though.This band is a really good and I'm looking forward to shipping us out there and doing the show. I’m sure it'll be fantastic actually and the sound will be awesome of course in that firehouse.”
The band? Do tell us about this band and who writes the material.
“I've been through a few different players because a lot of people think that touring is easy fun and it's actually a lot of hard work. So, you'll get somebody coming in here thinking, this will be awesome and then they go out on a run and they say, it's not for me and yeah, that happens. My bass player was originally with me back in 2000 and he was with me for quite some time; seven years or something like that and then he went off to do something else because I think the difference is that here I’m the songwriter, they don't write with me, I write everything. So, it's a little different than a band where they all sort of write together and do all that sort of stuff. I've never done that; I've always remained independent with my songwriting. Sometimes I’ll go off and work with other people who are doing other projects, different artists will want me to do some work for them and so I’ll do that but as far as my band goes; it's just my songs and they put their little twist to them. It was tougher before but now that I've gotten a name it’s a lot easier to get players to work with me. Some may be with me a year; some may be with me for five years; it just depends on how they feel. We treat them well; we pay them well and I think that's all I can do; I can't do much more than that. We call them contractors because under the tax law that’s what we have to call them; sub-contractors(laughs). These guys that I have now I’ve had for quite some time and they are just awesome to work with. My bass player Lee Lewis used to play with TLC, I think Bobby Rush and he was with Eddie King for a while and he’s such a great bass player. I met my drummer doing session work and so we all have a connection and that's how it usually is when you get a band; there is some connection that gets you the next player when one decides that they wanna go off and get married or whatever happens or when a girlfriend gets sick of him being on the road and then as soon as he quits the band the girl dumps him because they liked them better as a musician (laughs).”
So, armed with a great pedigree, a hard-working band and a didgeridoo; what can we expect at Camp Jam when they take the stage?
“I tend to change it up quite a bit because you don't want anybody coming to see you and say, oh he was doing that song ten years ago; you know? I like to mix it up and I will be putting some of the older songs back in because you know a lot of our fans go; could you do that one again? Well, that was ten years ago and then my band goes yeah, it's a great song and I’ll say, OK and then we'll put it in and it's new to some people. So, I guess because not everyone has seen us from the beginning, I think it's nice to bring back some of those old ones and then swap them out. I try to do a different show every year, different music, different kind of stuff and then there's always someone that says; why don't you do that one anymore? I've only got 90 minutes, I've written more than 300 songs, I can't get them all in, in 90 minutes; right?”
“I also know that you can’t make everybody happy but we kick it in, we're a highly motivated band and everyone moves around and Lee is probably the coolest looking bass player on earth. He plays a right-handed bass left-handed which looks really weird but the strange thing is; I’ve never seen anything like it in my life and it's why I can't watch it because it freaks me out. I asked him why he just doesn’t flip it over and he says, “I'm so used to playing it like this.” That would be like me playing the harmonica upside down or backwards but he sounds good and I guess that's all that matters and he's a great player. I've got a young guitarist out of Columbus, OH and he's a hot guitar player and a really nice kid. He's 23 but he's a mature 23, he's got his act together, he's a good man and I love him dearly. Bobbi my manager sings in the band as well so I’ve got the nice female voice in it which just adds to the three-part harmonies which work really well.”
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. Diane Chiorello Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Rod Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed. Joe Kramer & Diane ChiorelloAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Close Drive Sat. 3 p.m. Jonathn Ashe Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brian ElliotArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300 Fri. 7 p.m. YPG Family Movie Night: "Encanto"Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. 7 p.m. "Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic" Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Sat. 12 p.m. Art All Day: Open Studios, Open StreetsBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. Spellbound Sat. 7 p.m. Katfish Lucy Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 7 p.m./Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+Blend Bar & Bistro 911 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 245-8887 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Brian Elliot w/ Edison Wilson Fri. 7:30 p.m. DJ Anthony PasquaBlue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBordentown Yacht Club 1 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 298-9754 Sat. "Creekfest" feat. (12 p.m.) Drunk Neck Beet Keepers (4 p.m.) Ess Gees (7 p.m.) Electric Stingray. $15 (Kids under age 15 FREE) Boro 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. Neil Podgurski Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFourBristol Riverside Theater 2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA (215) 785-0100 Tues. 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up" Wed. 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up"Broken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8:30 p.m. 80s Crush Sat. 8 p.m. A Night of Funk, Soul, Rock and R & B w/ Danni Peace and NDICHU. (FREE event) Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous JollyBucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Thurs. 4 p.m. "Vinyl Night" Sat. 2:30 p.m. Ed WallBucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Tues. 5 p.m. Chess NightBurlington Riverfront Promenade Sat. "Burlington Hops & Rocks" 5K Run and Beer Festival. (10 a.m.) 5K (12:30 p.m.) Beer Fest feat. live music by My Next Ex, food vendors. VIP available Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. James Stewart. $20 Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Vishnu Vaka / Allie Mae Brand. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Vishnu Vaka / Allie Mae Brand. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. City Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 9 p.m. Comedy Night Hosted by Tim Eli feat. Debbie Bazza, Mike Bonner, Randi Simon Lupo, Kelly Shannon, Tony Papadog. (FREE event) Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd. 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. Who On EarthColor Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Kids Night Out "Creeper Box" Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs.(7 p.m.) Kindred Spirit (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+ Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (7 p.m.) Soul Cruisers Sat. 8 p.m. Well Strung Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 All Events Ages 21+Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 Fri. 7 p.m. Friday Music Nights $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Wine for Wrinkles" Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Beatles Tribute w/ The Fabulous Grease Band. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+ Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Wine Tasting with Lunch (2 p.m.) Rodney Wright (2 p.m. outdoors) Julia Melito Sun. 2 p.m. Larry TritelCross 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)Croydon Acres Park 238 Walnut Avenue Croydon, PA Sat. 2 p.m. DB3 BandCurran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Sat. 9 p.m. Bill Monach Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo Dacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night w/ Chrome Pony 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 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 NightDempster's Pub 437 Pine Street Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Fri. 7 p.m. Blue Reign Sat. 7 p.m. Rough CutEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Brian Ulrich Sat. 8:30 p.m. Mike & Jen Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DanEl Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar 1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA (267) 685-0725 Fri. 8 p.m. Chris Benedetti Sat. 8:30 p.m. Shades Of SilverFalls Township Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA Sat. 9 a.m. Touch a Truck / Family FestivalFicus Restaurant 235 Nassau Street Princeton Sat. 6 p.m. Crown AcousticFlying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 8 p.m. Skippy's Toy Duo Sat. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Forsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Sun. 12 p.m. "Sunday Funday" 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” Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Little Sister Sat. 1 p.m. "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day" feat. The Flippin' Mickeys Duo, Casey Welborn, (9 p.m.) Never Enough Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice ProductionsGreen Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Sat. 8 p.m. "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day"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.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Radio Petty." $25 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8 p.m.) Legacy (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. 3 p.m. Slidewinder Blues Band Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHightstown Memorial Park North Main Street Hightstown Fri. 5:30 p.m. "Fun Fridays" feat. TanglewoodHooters of Princeton US Route 1 South/Mercer Mall Lawrenceville Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke PartyHopewell Elementary School 35 Princeton Avenue Hopewell Sat. 10 a.m. 2022 Hopewell Harvest Fair feat. (3 p.m.) Rusty MonksHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Fri. 8 p.m. Karan Casey, Helen O'Shea w/ James Popik Sun. 7 p.m. Sunny WarHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Christine Havrilla Sat. (1 p.m.) Rainbow Fresh (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Living The Dream Sun. 1:30 p.m. Carmen MarrancoHurricane 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. (7 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Lenny Fennessey (9 p.m.) 90s Dance Party Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice 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 w/ Tony O Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Sat. 12 p.m. "Half Way to St. Paddy's Day" Wed. 7 p.m. QuizzoIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Justin Love Sat. 6:30 p.m. AudioPilot Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie BrandtIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends Ivy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Thurs. 9 p.m. The Ardvark Felon Sat. 8 p.m. The Amorphus Blob Orchestra, Take Today, Pepe Silvia 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. 6 p.m. Mark Sacco Fri. 7 p.m. Guns 4 Hire Sat. 11 a.m. "1/2 Way to St. Patrick's Day" (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy GLaurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 6 p.m. Wooden Pumpkin Painting Sat. "September Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Darla Rich Quartet (2:30 p.m.) Rangers Nouveau (6 p.m.) Tavis Bickle & The Enforcers (8 p.m.) FIREWORKS. $12 (advance/online, VIP available $500 includes admission for up to 15 people, 10x10 pavilion, fire pit) Sun. "September Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Take Five (3 p.m.) Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band. $12 (advance/online, VIP available $500 includes admission for up to 15 people, 10x10 pavilion, fire pit)Logan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Jack Furlong Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday BrunchMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMcGuinn's Place 1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence (609) 392-0599 Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo Sat. 9 p.m. Troublemakerz Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Millhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Thurs. 10 p.m. Dial Drive, Coach's Son, Aliens Exist. $8, doors open at 9 p.m. Fri. 10 p.m. Popular Strangers, Ayo Stop Playing, Rell Gambino, Johnny Germ, Grizzy Ray. $15 Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series 165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) (609) 393-8998 Sat. 5 p.m. Ariacne Trujillo DuranMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues" Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues" Sun. 3 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues" All Shows Require Masks for the UnvaccinatedNaked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Lunch Money Quizzo Sat. 12 p.m. "Oktoberfest" Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ TrinaNew Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Sun. 8 a.m. Fall Crafters Market and Fall FestivalNew Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Sat. (1 p.m.) Strange Brew Crew (8 p.m.) Ed Wilson Sun. 1 p.m. Whiskey 95Newtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Sun. 2 p.m. Healthy Hearts Community Event Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Matt Kresge Sat. 6 p.m. Ryan Sab Sun. 2 p.m. John ThomasNick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 9 p.m. Fat MezzNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. 80's Undercover O'Connors American Bar & Grille 1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton (609) 261-1555 Sat. 12 p.m. "Half way to St. Patrick's Day" feat. Billy O'NealO'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 200 State Road Croydon, PA (215) 785-6998 Sat. 1 p.m. Cornhole Tournament and Rib / Mac N Cheese Cookoff Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo Ages 21+ Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Sat. 8 p.m. Tour de Force Duo Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 8 p.m.Movie Nights On The Green: Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. PB2Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band Princeton Country Club 1-Wheeler Way West Windsor (609) 452-9382 Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Darryl GibsonPrinceton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church) 50 Walnut Lane Princeton (609) 799-0944 Fri. 8 p.m. John RobertsRestart The Arts 110 High Street Burlington Tues. 5:30 p.m. Acoustic LindaRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Tony Alosi (7 p.m.) Gina Corso Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Paula Johns Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Alex Otey (5:30 p.m.) Sara Teti (7 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney Tues. (6 p.m.) September Artist Series w/ "David Meadow" (7 p.m.) Christian Porter Wed. 7 p.m. Megan KnightSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 2 p.m. "Oktoberfest" Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Sat. 12 p.m. "Fall Fest" feat. Talking In Cursive Sun. 5 p.m. Electric Stingray Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & JoeSlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Thurs. 5 p.m. Ryan B Fri. 8 p.m. Sun Of Krypton Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 5:30 p.m. Damsel, Andrea Mazzariello Smithville Park 815 Smithville Road Easthampton Thurs. 7 p.m. Intro to Improv Sat. 4:30 p.m. "Arts After Dark" feat. (5:30 p.m.) The Mark Smith Quintet South River Walk Park Lalor Street @ Route 29 North Trenton Sat. 11 a.m. Trenton "River Days" Games, live music, canoe and boat rides, FREE food, demonstrations Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sat. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz Wed. 8 p.m. Casey & StevieSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Fri. 10:30 p.m. DJ Reed Streets Sat. 10:30 p.m. Jumper1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Sun. 6 p.m. Rock-a-Billy Sunday feat. "Slippery Chickens. $101675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. Keep The Change Sat. 6 p.m. Joe and KristaTaps Sports Bar 4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA (215) 486-7862 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Goodnall Tara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Mike & Karly Sat. 9 p.m. Audio OutlawsTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Complicated MatterTemperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger Sat. 6 p.m. "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day" Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Sat. 10 a.m. "Family Fun Weekend" feat. (12 p.m.) Growing Old Disgracefully Sun. 10 a.m. "Family Fun Weekend" feat. music by Jimmy Lee RamblersTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy GTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Edison Wilson Sun. 1 p.m. Matthew CookThe Beer Garden at Snipes Farm 890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Fri. "Harvest Moon Music Festival" feat. (6:30 p.m.) Creeping Charlie (7:45 p.m.) Spider Daniels Band (9:15 p.m.) Dad and Company. Tickets online, Kids FREE, campsites available Sat. "Harvest Moon Music Festival" feat. (12 p.m.) Steve, The Band (1:15 p.m.) Desert Jellies (2:30 p.m.) Gene Smith Band (3:40 p.m.) Christina Ward (4:10 p.m.) Justin Love (5 p.m.) Our Bodies Themselves (6:15 p.m.) Clover Side (7:30 p.m.) Those Looks (9:15 p.m.) Kevin Hill's David Bowie Tribute. Tickets online, Kids FREE, campsites availableThe Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" 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. The Influence Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo The Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka BongThe Cure Insurance Center 81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton (609) 656-3200 Fri. 7 p.m. GhostThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Billy O'Neal Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming Sun. 2 p.m. David FalconeThe Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 2 p.m. Mac Paige Band Sun. 2 p.m. The BritlesThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Bill MonachThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Sun. 12 p.m. "Lantern Fly Murder Bug Crawl" w/ stops at Tindall Road Brewery, Marcello's Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. The Pinheads Sat. 9 p.m. M.A.F.I.A 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 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 8 p.m. Hind Sight Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Fri. 8 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run" Sat. 6 p.m. / 9 p.m. Comedian Adam Ferrara Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Kiss The Ground"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. ArHouse Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Go Hamm Sat. 8 p.m. Brian ElliotThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Fri. 5 p.m. "Camp Jam" feat. (7 p.m.) Jolly Jane (8:15 p.m.) The Quixote Project (9:45 p.m.) Skyla Burrell Band (11:15 p.m.) Suburban Sensi. $25-$45 Sat. 5 p.m. "Camp Jam" feat. (5:45 p.m.) TBD (7 p.m.) Only Footprints (8:15 p.m.) Harper and Midwest Kind (9:45 p.m.) Gooch & The Motion (11:15 p.m.) Billy Hector. $25-$45 Sun. 4 p.m. Teddyland Series: Soul Sunday Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ JamboTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sat. 1 p.m. Ar Cul Tir na Nog Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk All Shows 21+ Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Ed Wall Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Jerry Monk (6 p.m.) Tony Alosi Wed. 5:30 p.m. Robin ClabbyVault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Richards Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman TrioVillage Idiot Brewing Company 42 High Street Mount Holly (609) 975-9270 Fri. 8 p.m. Modern MojoWildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-2392 Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob SilversWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina 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. Don LeeYoung Bennett 56 Coryell Street Lambertville Sun. 5 p.m. Jazz Jam Poetry Slam
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.