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"As Good as it Gets!" The Immediate Family LIVE! at the Count Basie Center for the Arts

It’s a drizzly Thursday, January 12, 2023 evening in Red Bank, NJ as music lovers line up outside the Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre for a concert by The Immediate Family band.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Boots of Spanish Leather" by Pat Guadagno

Jersey Shore singer-songwriter Pat Guadagno’s latest album, “1964,” is a tribute to the year that spawned such classics as Bob Dylan’s “Boots of Spanish Leather,” Pat’s cover of which is the Makin Waves Song of the Week

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...1/26/23

“I play guitar as my primary instrument but I grew-up playing the Alto Saxophone and I was really, really good at it; I was like first chair. I loved it but once I picked up guitar, I kind of dropped the saxophone and after I picked up the guitar, I really started focusing on songwriting.”  

PHOTOS from Greensky Bluegrass at Count Basie Center for the Arts

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Greensky Bluegrass performed at Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank on January 18, 2023 and photographer Chris Paul was there to take photos.  Chris also interviewed Mike Bont, banjo player for Greensky Bluegrass, ahead of the show and that interview can be found here.

BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 1/23/23

Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (an online radio station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at releases by Mark Parker, Solo For Dolo, Post Nuclear Beach Party, Shawn Mars, and Phoneboy.

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