Three strings tug the heart, from Morristown singer Eric Hayes

Eric Hayes with his magic guitar. Photo courtesy of Eric Hayes

A battered guitar has opened doors for a talented pianist.

Video: Red Molly’s last song…

Red Molly--Abbie Gardner, Laurie MacAllister and Molly Venter--with fans after last NJ show. The Mollies had a special bond with fans, dubbed Redheads. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Red Molly went out the way it came in: Hitting all the right notes, with charm and joy.

Video: Bria Skonberg, the next jazz diva, turns up the heat at Morristown music fest

Bria Skonberg at the 2015 Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Keep an eye on this trumpeting troubadour.

Video: Charlie Musselwhite’s soulful encore at the Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest

Charlie Musselwhite at the 2015 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

A musical lifetime… expressed in one song.

Charlie Musselwhite and a cast of thousands, at the Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest

Charlie, a toy poodle, brought his pets, Osia and Agnes Dzegielewska, to the Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest 2015. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Remember these sun-drenched scenes when kids are having snowball fights on the Green.

Bucky, Bria and a Roomful of Blues, snapped in Morristown by Jeff Sovelove

Bria Skonberg solos at the Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest 2015. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

The dog days of summer are no match for guitar great Bucky Pizzarelli… or any of his musical acolytes.

Sultry day, silky night equal another Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest to remember

Listeners dance to music of Swingadelic at the 2015 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival. Photo by Katharine Boyle

The Weather Gods played ball, and the artists hit a home run.

Elvis, Muddy, and how to choke a harmonica: Our podcast with blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, headliner of Saturday’s Morristown music fest

Charlie Musselwhite, blues harper extraordinaire.

Never choked a blues harp? Here’s how.

Blues harp is ‘like breathing’ to Charlie Musselwhite, headliner of Aug.15 Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest

Charlie Musselwhite

This is one headliner who will never break a string. But he may blow your mind.

‘A gift to us’ : Judy Collins at the Sanctuary

Judy Collins at The Sanctuary series. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

She may not be a ‘ruby-throated sparrow’ anymore, as Stephen Stills once sang. But there still is beauty and Amazing Grace in that unmistakable voice.