“It is a lot of songs that I’ve wanted to sing for a long time," says Irish folk artist Karan Casey as she arrived for her U.S. tour and prepares for an upcoming September 16 show at The Hopewell Theatre."I have a Janis Ian song on there called, “I'm Still Standing Here” and a great Eliza Gilkyson song called “Man of God,” Patti Griffin; a BobDylan song which I've never done before so yeah, it's all good. I wrote a couple of songs on it and one is called “You are the Flower” which I wrote with Sean Og Graham who is actually on tour with me. I'll be on tour with Sean and NiamhDunne who I've played with for all the best parts of eight or ten years but we've never done gigs over here in the States. So, I'm really excited about bringing them over here and coming to The Hopewell Theatre; it’ll be great.”
A native of Waterford, Ireland, Casey has performed with James Taylor, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Bela Fleck, The Dubliners, The Chieftains and many more since launching her solo career in 1999 and with this latest album titled, "Hieroglyphs That Tell The Tale (2018)" she openly admits that there is a passionate motivation in the content.
“I’ve always been politically motivated I suppose," she said somewhat reflectively, "I stand in that proud tradition of being a folk singer, many of whom use songs to make the world a better place. I kind of believe, that when you bring people together in a room of music that it offers us a different option and a choice and we can come together and trust and you can build trust in the room by singing together and through music but I think I've always believed strongly in that power behind music. I think particularly at these times where things are polarized and very difficult, we can have difficult conversations through song and I don't know, maybe hopefully come together and share our positions and our experience. I mean, that is what an artist is; a record of experience and other people’s experiences and trying to be more broad minded and open towards how other people live. I mean, that's what I definitely see the songs and the stories about; you know? I think that there's such a wealth of the narrative, it's almost like a parallel history of Ireland; let's say for traditional song that runs alongside the official history. It's a bit like how it is here in America, you know that there is more to the history because of people and emotions I suppose.”
Yes, however, being "Politically motivated" can put undo pressure on a songwriter or any artist; as what is the current hot button issue can be passe the very next day. How does Casey keep her subject matter up with the times in an ever changing climate?
“I suppose that is one of the tricky things about the more political or prolific songs is that politics change or events change," she explains, "Actually, the politics actually don't change I suppose. So, what I try and do is write kind of a more universal theme song that can resonate because a good song is one that's going to stand the test of time. I don't have any quick easy answer to writing, it's a mixture of myself that I find more enjoyable than if I ride to work every day. I think it brings the best results and I'm not one of those people who; I’ve written one or two songs that came easily but the rest I struggle with to be honest. I started out initially as an interpretive singer of traditional folk songs and then kind of grew into the songwriting which is a completely different skill set. I'd love if there was an ABC book for us songwriters but look, I'm delighted. I'm so pleased to have a creative life and to be still at it and doing it and I get incredible amounts of energy and richness from my singing and songwriting so it's great to be able to do it.”
Remember the aforementioned, "Passionate motivation?" Casey has discovered it right in her own backyard in Ireland when it comes to performing and it has called her to action; even though she never really took notice of it until recently.
“There's definitely a bias that favors male musicians and if you look at the lineups and festivals. We did some statistics there this year and it basically came out that it’s about 75-80 percent males and the rest women. So, we definitely need to make some ground and be more inclusive on every level, have more diversity and really allow all the people of Ireland to see themselves on stage, to be able to embrace that. I mean, it's a good thing and I think it's a good conversation to have and then everyone benefits from it and so it’s good. I suppose growing up that I just kind of took it for granted to be honest; I really almost wasn't even cognizant of it. I think I had an amount of interest in it myself so it was really me just framing things.”
Joining her in Hopewell will be two local artists; relative newcomer Helen O'Shea who is currently working on a new record and well-known aficionado James Popik (Supernova, Ten Foot Tall). Casey says that those attending the show can expect quite a variety.
“Yes and I can’t wait to be there! I’ve got a great agent and she's put together three weeks of gigs and actually three tours in 2023 so yeah, it's going great. I'm delighted to be back out after the pandemic and really happy to be here. I’m going to add some old songs, some old material from my repertoire and then some new songs from the new album coming next year and hopefully a bit of interesting conversation in between.”
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.) Jonathan Savage Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Wed. 7 p.m. AudioPilotAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Tributes to Dave Grohl / The Foo Fighters w/ "Fave Grohl" and A Tribute to No Doubt w/ "Doubtfull" Ages 21 + Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Sat. 2 p.m. "Pop-Up Beer Garden" w/ Old Hights Brewing Company feat. The Sourland Mountain String Band. (A Fundraiser for At Risk Youth and Low Income Seniors) Bailey's Bar & Grille 6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA (215) 946-7992 Sat. 9 p.m. The CompanyBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. El Ka Bong Sat. 7 p.m. Sara and the Sound Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 7 p.m. Backyard Singer Songwriter Night Hosted by Mario Dibartolo & Frank Clayton Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ Blend Bar & Bistro 911 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 245-8887 Sat. 7 p.m. Barry Wasserman & Alan Stein DuoBlue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBoro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. CJ Steinway & Olivia Perrin Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFourBristol Lions Park 100 Basin Park Bristol, PA Sat. 11 a.m. Italian Festival feat. (12 p.m. John Collins (2 p.m.) The Gruppo Nostra Trio (5 p.m.) The Gloucester City String Band / Red Carter BanjoBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8 p.m. Righteous Jolly w/ Greg McGarvey, Steve Guarino, Mike Kiker Sat. 8:30 p.m. Matt DiVenti 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 Jolly Brother's Pizza 871 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 586-2727 Tues. 5 p.m. All You Can Eat Fundraiser Benefitting "Amazing Mutts"Bucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Thurs. 5 p.m. Bill IhlingBurlington County Library/Amphitheater 5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton (609) 267-9660 Fri. 6 p.m. Yacht Rock Tribute w/ "Boathouse Row" Sat. 6 p.m. Frenchy & The Punk / This Way to The EGRESSCadwalader Park 299 Parkside Avenue Trenton (408) 335-4400 Sat. 11 a.m. Trenton Music Festival feat. (3 p.m.) Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Mike Boone. $20 Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Sat. 7:30 p.m. Gary DeLena. $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 EntertainmentClubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Radio FictionCOARadio.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. "Pet Stock" and an Interview w/ Karan CaseyCooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs.(7 p.m.) Black Brant (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+ Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (9 p.m.) African Caribbean Celebration Honoring Trenton's Own "Selecta Bam Bam" feat. Stone Love, DJ Suga Volume One, DJ Pumpkin. $30 (Advance) Sat. 8 p.m. Fish Out Of Water 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+Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine & Chocolate Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Beatles Tribute w/ The Beat Tells $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+ Sat. (12 p.m. outdoors) Julia Melito (2 p.m.) Randy Burrows Sun. 2 p.m. Skip & ChickieCross 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) Sat. 5 p.m. "Second Saturday" feat. SiriOm Singh and the Soul WarriorsCroydon 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 Fri. 9 p.m. Bougie & The Beasts Sat. 9 p.m. Let's Ride Tues. 7:30 p.m. 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 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 Sat. 7 p.m. ShamelessEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Supertrain Duo Sat. 8:30 p.m. Dana Collins Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DanEscape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Forsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Fri. 6 p.m. Pat Bridge and The Occasionals 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.) German American Society 215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton (609) 585-5200 Fri. 6:30 p.m. $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event) Sat. 6 p.m. Southern Steel. $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event) Sun. 12 p.m. Schnitzel Supper. $20 (Adults) $10 (Kids / $15 for Take-out) (Outdoor Biergarten Event)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" (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun TTL Sat. 8 p.m. Mikey Junior Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. Tribute to Sir RodHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ NebbsHavana 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.) Elton John Tribute w/ "Yellow Brick Road." $45 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Jumper (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHopewell Boro Park Columbia Avenue at Greenwood Avenue Hopewell Borough Sat. 7 p.m. Bad HombresHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy Sat. (1 p.m.) Chris from Rave On (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic DuoVer Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Melisssa AnnHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Jukebox Graveyard Sat. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco 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. Bud And G Sat. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger Sun. 2 p.m. Grouser GirlsIron 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. 8 p.m. Cover Up Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 9 p.m. Waiting On Mongo. Ages 21+, FREE show Sat. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd. Sun. 3 p.m. The Porchistas 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. (5 p.m.) "Back To School FREE Snow Cones for Kids" (6 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Fri. 6 p.m. Dave Cudrak Sat. (6 p.m.) Wayne Bilotti Duo (9 p.m.) DJ Dan Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Lambertville House 32 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 397-0200 Fri. 6 p.m. Just JeffLaurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Sat. Grape Stomp Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) AudioPilot (2 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (3:30 p.m.) Riverdogs (6 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (7:30 p.m.) Rob Messina's Dave Matthews Experience (9/9:30 p.m.) FIREWORKS. $12 (advance) Sun. Grape Stomp Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) Rangers Nouveau (2 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (3:30 p.m.) American Beauty Band (6:30 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston. $12 (advanceLawrenceville Main Street 17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville (609) 219-9300 Fri. 5 p.m. "Second Fridays On Main Street"Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm 2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown (609) 723-2630 Sat. 6 p.m. Local Nights on the Farm feat. The Grouser Girls Sun. 12 p.m. Petti Little ThingsLogan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Ian Lander Fri. 8 p.m. Boondashark Sat. 8 p.m. Wayne Wesley Johnson Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch Magikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMarie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Fri. 7 p.m. Hard 2 ExplainMcGuinn'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. All Lit Up Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 7 p.m. PokerMillhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Sat. 10 p.m. Goat Piss, Santificado, Unholy Altar, Beast Feast. $10, Ages 21+, Doors open at 9 p.m.Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series 165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) (609) 393-8998 Sat. (12 p.m.) "3rd Annual Partying Sober Charity Event" (5 p.m.) Alex Parchment, James E White, Jackie Greggs More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sun. 2 p.m. Ed WallMusic 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. Trivia Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Fri. 5 p.m. "Jawn Of The Dead" Release Party and ScreeningNew Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge Fri. (5 p.m.) Grand Opening "Fashionably Twisted" (6 p.m.) Early Fall Moonlit Market New Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. 8 p.m. Eric Clapton Tribute w/ "Journeyman" Sat. 8 p.m. One Hit WonderersNewtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. 80s Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney Sat. 6 p.m. Boondashark Sun. 1 p.m. Local Artisan Fair Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. WURL Band Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 ProveNottingham 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 (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. Suspects Ages 21+Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Sat. 5 p.m. From Jersey With Love Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ music by Radio FictionPalmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ Flying Ivories Fri. 8 p.m. Movie Nights On The Green: Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Underwater Airlines Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Sat. 8 p.m. The Brooks BrothersPete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Kindred SpiritPrinceton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Sat. 8 p.m. FandangoRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Walter Lee (7 p.m.) Gina Corso Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Debra & Patrick Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkovich (5:30 p.m.) Doug Kaetz (7 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Tues. 7 p.m. Christian Porter Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight Romeo's Restaurant & Pizza 10 Schalks-Crossing Road Plainsboro (609) 799-4554 Fri. 7 p.m. The Blue-Eyed Balladeer Saint Mark United Methodist Church 465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square (609) 587-1286 Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill WieszczekSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Hary Potter" Trivia Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. 6 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. Rainbow Full of Sound (Grateful Dead Tribute) Sat. (2 p.m.) Joe & Krista (6 p.m.) WitzEnd Sun. 5 p.m. CatDaddy Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & JoeSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 5:30 p.m. Damsel, Molly TruemanSparky 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. Waiting On Chris 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. Bev & DanStars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Fri. 5 p.m. Hot Rods & Harleys Bike Night and Bikini CompetitionSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fuzzy Bunny SlippersTaps 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. Suburban Sensi Sat. 9 p.m. Jay Oliver Acoustic DuoTelouro Jazz Café 826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA (267) 797-5456 Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTerhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Laundrymen Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Kara & Corey Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry SteeleTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Bryan Bernard Hansen Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa BouchelleThe 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. 50 and Rising 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. Unleashed Sun. 1 p.m. "Michele Dombroski-Cammiso:A Celebration of Life" feat. Ernie White, Mark Sacco, Joe Hoyer, Greg Bacsik, El Ka Bong, Jimmy Mannix, Jon Savage, Thrown Together, Close But Free Cigars, Field Destroy Band feat. Brian Shaw, The Chair Band, (8 p.m.) Karaoke w/ DJ OzzyThe 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. JB Rocks Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"The Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 2 p.m. Strange Brew Crew Sun. 2 p.m. RuffhausThe 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. Se7en Sat. 9 p.m. The Fredz Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Bill Monach The HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. Jupiter and The Jets Sat. 9 p.m. RocBird Band 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. Never Enough 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 Sat. 5:30 p.m. Newtown Black & White Dinner Sun. 7 p.m. "The Sting" The Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band Sat. 8 p.m. 80s Undercover Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio Sat. 8 p.m. Plush DuoThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Fri. 7 p.m. Bent Mushroom. $10, doors open at 9 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. Born Lost, Sponge, White Shores. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jambo Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Train Wreck Distillery 25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly (609) 288-6300 Sat. 1 p.m. "5th Anniversary Pig Roast Party" feat. (2 p.m.) Shelter In Place (5 p.m.) DJ Bangdaddy (7 p.m.) Modern MojoTrenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"/ Opening Reception "The Path Khosen" Sat. 8 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.) Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Greg and Grant Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Stephen DiJoseph (6 p.m.) Dan Kassel Wed. 5:30 p.m. Jerry MonkVault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Don Moyer Quartet VFW Post 491 9 Fisher Place Yardville (609) 585-9645 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 12 p.m. Member Appreciation BBQVince's Pizzeria and Taproom 573 Durham Road Newtown, PA (267) 491-5418 Sat. 5 p.m. Old Stranger Wildflowers 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. Spoondrift Sun. 1 p.m. Jersey SurecatsWWFM 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 Fri. 7 p.m. Michael Salama
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.