I had a fantastic time playing for attentive listeners at the opening of the NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery. If These Walls Could Talk was a celebration of local art and music and it was a pleasure to play.
In the spirit of the show’s name, I covered Tom Petty’s, “Walls No. 3.” Here is a clip of it from Instagram. (BTW, you can follow me on Instagram @joshbicknell.)
Friday, April 20, 2018 – Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s
This was a really fun show at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken, NJ. We were without Ty on guitar for most of the show and it was fun to explore these songs sans lead guitar. As usual, we all crammed ourselves on this stage…
And then we played a nice mix of originals and covers! Here was the setlist.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Josh and Ty at The Hutton
The next night, I was joined by Ty Tuschen as I did my singer/songwriter thing at The Hutton in Jersey City, NJ. After fueling up on a delicious meal, we played for more than two hours straight, mixing my original songs with some wide-ranging covers.
We didn’t actually get through the entire setlist, but we had good intentions! Here it was.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Toll Collectors at Groove on Grove
The weather finally turned warm and sunny in a major way… and just in time for the first Groove on Grove of the season! It was a pleasure to kick it off by playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors.
We played outdoors at the Grove Street PATH Plaza.
This was the setlist. The keys and mic stand kept it from blowing away in the wind!
The day ended with a beautiful sunset. Here’s the pedestrian plaza on Newark Ave. in Jersey City just down the block from where we performed.
I had such a great time on Saturday, February 24th playing for a great crowd at The Hutton in Jersey City Heights. Ty Tuschen joined me on guitar for an epic two and a half hour set with no break! We simply didn’t want to stop playing.
Here was the setlist.
And here are some other pics from the night, courtesy of Lola, James, and Maria!
What a fantastic night!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21st when I’ll be playing at the Hutton again!
This past Saturday, I spent the afternoon playing as part of the Banding Together 2017 fundraising show at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ and the evening playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors for three sets at Maxfield’s on Main in Boonton, NJ.
If you haven’t done so yet, please consider donating to the Spondylitis Association of America. As a fun way to donate, you can purchase a digital compilation album, which includes exclusive tracks from local musicians. I have a track on there, too!
Last Thursday, October 12th, I played Maxwell’s Tavern Front Room with Ardith Collins on cello. It was great to share the stage with her again! A thoroughly enjoyable two sets of music. Thank you to all who attended. Hope to do it again soon!
I had such a great time playing at Sticks and Stones in Hawthorne, NJ for the Hope with Heart Benefit on Saturday, September 9th. The event raised over $2,200 for the kids.
The night was filled with art and music. I even sold two photographs. All proceeds went directly to the foundation. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the event, it’s not too late. You can still make a contribution at www.hopewithheart.org.
On Robert Plant’s 69th birthday, over three dozen local musicians paid tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin. It was beautiful weather for a wonderful display of talent and energy. I was thrilled to be a part of it. Thank you to Jaimie DeJesus of ALEO Productions for curating and organizing such a great event!
Here are a few pics captured by Chris Capaci of Capacity Images. And below that, our performance of “Hey, Hey What Can I Do” with James Calleo on lead vocals and yours truly on drums. If the embedded video doesn’t appear below, click here to watch it on YouTube.