Category Archives: solo

Watch a Live Video Performance from NLK Studio

Back in October – which btw feels like yesterday – I played at the Gallery opening of NonLinearKnitting Studios. This is a really terrific spot in Jersey City. I’m excited with what is happening with art and music in this space! Here’s a video of me performing, Howlin’. Enjoy.

If you can’t see the embed above, you can get to it via this link: https://youtu.be/TO6mMyBPFzw

Listen to a Recording of My Performance on Banding Together 2018

In case you missed it, you can now stream my performance on www.blowupradio.com as part of Banding Together 2018. On Friday, October 19th I traveled to Blow Up Radio’s HQ to perform as part of Banding Together 2018, a benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America.

Check it out in the embedded player below, or listen directly on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/joshbicknell/josh-bicknell-live-2018-banding-together-webathon-for-spondylitis-association-of-america

Recap: If These Walls Could Talk 10/6/18

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.)

 

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@joshbicknell and his beauo voice singing about these walls. You should probably come hear them #ifthesewallscouldtalk #jcast2018

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If the embed doesn’t work above, you can watch it on Instagram here.

Here was the full setlist.

Great times! Can’t wait to go back to this studio for the next event.

NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery Opening This Weekend

I’m excited to be playing as part of The Latest Noise Acoustic Showcase at NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery Opening this weekend in Jersey City. I’ll be performing solo acoustic from 7-8pm on Saturday, October 6th.

Saturday, October 6th 
Solo Acoustic
Nonlinear Knitting Studio Gallery Grand Opening
195 New York Ave. 3E.
Jersey City, NJ 07307
7-8pm

The Hutton – Friday, September 28th

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Join me on Friday night at The Hutton with special guest Ty Tuschen. We’ll play originals, covers, and serenade you as you enjoy delicious food and cocktails in Jersey City.

Friday, September 28th 
Josh Bicknell and Ty Tuschen
The Hutton
225 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
10:30pm-12:30am

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NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival

I am excited to play the NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival on Saturday. The festival is free and is run by a chartible organization founded by Pete Seeger supporting a clean environment.

I will be on the Pete Seeger stage at 4pm on Saturday!

Saturday, September 8th
Solo Acoustic 
Friends of Clearwater Festival
Brookdale Community College
Larrison Hall Commons
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
4pm on the Seeger Stage 

Learn more and see the full schedule here:
https://www.njclearwater.org/festival.html

Solo Acoustic at Espresso Joe’s – Friday, August 17th

Join me on Friday for a solo acoustic performance at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ. I love playing this spot because it’s a cozy setting where you can actually sit and listen to live music. Imagine that! : ) I’m happy to be joining the Wag and Don Lee for this one!

Friday, August 17th
Solo Acoustic
Espresso Joe’s
50 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
7pm The Wag
8pm Josh Bicknell
9pm Don Lee

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Solo Acoustic at The Hutton, Saturday, June 16th

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Join me at The Hutton on Saturday, June 16th for a solo acoustic show. I’ll be playing two sets of originals and an eclectic set of cover songs full of looping fun.

Weather permitting, I’ll be playing outdoors on the patio! Hope you can make it!

Saturday, June 16th
Josh Bicknell solo acoustic
The Hutton
225 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
7pm-9pm

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Atlantic City

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I’m excited to share with you a new piece of music – a cover of the Bruce Springsteen classic, Atlantic City.

This version takes the song to a place I don’t believe it’s ever been to before. To me, it conjures up a cold, windy, and desolate evening on the beaches of this classically-tragic New Jersey shore city. It sounds like something you might hear on the Stranger Things soundtrack.

It starts with a dark analog synthesizer sound that pulses slightly, conveying the constant movement of the ocean. Along with a sparse drum machine, this sound makes up the foundation of the arrangement.

As the song continues to build momentum, the bridge arrives, bringing an entirely new sonic landscape; lifting the song with brighter guitars, strings, and sounds of the ocean that propel the song into its closing. The vocal performance is stark, up-close, and at times, just a whisper. It is haunting yet intimate.

As I listen to this arrangement today, it brings to mind the current state of Atlantic City, the city. Having been released from state control, will it be primed for a rebirth? Or continue on the same haunting path?

The casinos can shine bright, but the beach can still get very cold at night.

I hope you enjoy this new interpretation of a classic.

And if you do, I’d be honored if you added it to your music library, one of your playlists, shared it with a friend, or just let me know that you listened. 🙂

Enjoy,
Josh

Recap: Finnegan’s, The Hutton, and Groove on Grove

Here’s a recap of my recent performances.

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.

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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.

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We didn’t actually get through the entire setlist, but we had good intentions! Here it was.

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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.

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This was the setlist. The keys and mic stand kept it from blowing away in the wind!

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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.

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