What better way to welcome summer than with a song for spring, the AWOL season?
By Adam Casadevall As the first Uke New Jersey festival drew to a close on Saturday, organizer Scooter Ferguson summed it up by borrowing a phrase from Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Smiles were in abundance at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township after Celtic Spirit, James Hill […]
By Ben Burgess Tune up those strings and get ready to strum! The Uke New Jersey festival is coming to Morris Township for a sprawling celebration of all things ukulele, on Aug. 30 and 31 at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Festival organizer Scooter Ferguson promises plenty of good vibrations. “You listen to the music that […]
Videos for the kids: ‘When I Was a Dinosaur,’ ‘Alberta Postcard,’ from Trout Fishing in America in Morris Township
Here is the long and the short of it: Ezra Idlet (long) and Keith Grimwood (short) delighting a Folk Project audience in Morris Township last week with When I Was a Dinosaur and Alberta Postcard. Better known as Trout Fishing in America, this duo is among the most versatile in the acoustic world. You don’t […]
Experience live music in a new way. That’s the invitation from organizers of the 2012 Folk Project Fall Festival, and they could not have picked a better poster boy than fiddler Jeremy Kittel, whose musical explorations range from Celtic to classical, with detours into jazz and rock. At The Minstrel in Morris Township last […]
Video: What’s a ‘hammered dulcimer’? Check out the Jeremy Kittel Band, from The Minstrel in Morris Township
What is a “hammered dulcimer”? Select one: A. It’s a nail from medieval Europe B. It’s a tribal chieftain who has had too much to drink C. It’s a stringed instrument played with a hammer If you answered “C,” you must have attended The Minstrel on Friday. In which case, you already know that Simon […]