Video preview: Morristown’s hometown headliner at First Night, John Ginty

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John Ginty at First Night 2014; photo at left by Jeff Sovelove; photo at right by Kevin Coughlin

Bad News Travels.

The good news is, that’s the title of John Ginty’s new album. And the Morristown native will be headlining at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on New Year’s Eve, for First Night Morris County 2014.

“We’re really thrilled to have someone of his caliber and his experience coming to First Night. The nice part is, he’s a Morristown native, so he’s playing for his hometown audience. He’s coming home,” Dr. Lynn Siebert of Morris Arts tells Denise Schmidt in this preview video, produced by students at the County College of Morris.

john ginty bad news travelsJohn Ginty plays the Hammond organ like he invented the instrument.

An original member of Robert Randolph’s Family Band, John has toured or recorded with Jewel, Santana and the Dixie Chicks, among others, and received two Grammy nominations.

He performed on the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Grammy Award winner, Higher Ground. And members of the Dixie Chicks, the Allman Brothers Band and the Courtyard Hounds play on his new CD.

Earlier this year, John came to the Mayo Center as a judge at Morristown’s Got Talent!  On Dec. 31, 2013, he’ll be the talent–and you can be the judge.

Through Dec. 21, admission badges can be purchased for $20. Afterwards, the price is $25. More than 200 musicians, dancers, actors and comedians are scheduled for more than 80 performances at 24 venues across Morristown.


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