Morristown jammer makes impression at music fest

Jamming away on the Green, on final day of the NJ Uke Fest, August 2016. Photo by Fran Wood

A bonus treat: Local talent Steve Norwood sings a Keb’ Mo’ favorite.

You’ve never heard a uke sound like this…

Joe Calfa of Cousin Earth give workshop on gear, at the NJ Uke Fest, August 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Anyone can master the uke, according to the amazing soloist for Cousin Earth. Just don’t try to master his technique.

Great covers: Local takes on Jimi, Michael, Zep, Eric and the Fabs

GOING MY WAY? Looks like James Hill may need a lift to the NJ Uke Fest.

The next generation honors greats of the last century. James Hill, Shun Ng, Robert Randolph and Quinn Sullivan swing for the fences.

The Comeback Kid: Bucky Pizzarelli rebounds for Morristown music fest

LOOKING GOOD: Bucky Pizzarelli, at the 2016 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

He was in very bad shape a few short months ago. But this beloved 90-year-old jazzman still has some notes to play.

A million reasons to like Quinn Sullivan, rising star of Morristown music fest…

STARS IN HIS EYES: Sun reflects off shades of Quinn Sullivan, at the 2016 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

…and why we may convert our guitar to furniture.

Robert Randolph’s dance party on the Morristown Green

Robert Randolph leads his own version of 'Dance Fever,' at the 2016 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

If you couldn’t make it to the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival–or simply couldn’t make it onstage–park yourself right here, crank the volume on these videos, and start dancing.

‘Football means something here’ : Meet John Power, Morristown High’s new coach

John Power, Morristown High football coach. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The new coach promises his Colonials will be hard-nosed, focused…and fun.

‘Zombie Patty Cake,’ and other tasty treats, from Falcon Ridge

Aspiring performer at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, August 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Don’t let that “folk music” title fool you. This is a very big tent, with elements of rock, roots, country, Cajun, Zombie — you name it.

She Smiles: Meet Annika Bennett, the fresh face of folk

Annika Bennett at the 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Keep an eye and an ear on this teenaged singer/songwriter.

The state of the news biz, in a nutshell, from John Oliver

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Journalism 101, revised and abridged. Must-see TV.