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David Bowie Engagement on Thursday, August 4th

I’m honored to be playing with 35 musicians gathering on the waterfront in front of the Manhattan skyline to pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie. this is going to be an event to remember. Don’t miss it!

Check out some recent press features from hMag and Hudson Reporter.

Thursday, August 4th
The David Bowie Engagement
Frank Sinatra Park
Hoboken, NJ
7pm
FREE

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Groov Cafe Recap 04-30-16

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What a fantastic little spot we found in Montclair, NJ. It feels like a living room, charms you like a coffee shop, and tastes like a restaurant. Ardith and I had a fantastic experience playing for a packed house of family, friends, and new friends. Really enjoyed this gig!

Thanks to my sister for the awesome photo above. You can check out some of her other work right here.

Here was the setlist!

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Banding Together Starts on Friday

Banding Together, the online music festival to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America begins Friday, October 18th and runs through Monday, October 21st. It’s a three “stage” show, meaning that it is being hosted on three websites. There are five opportunities to listen to my solo live acoustic set during the course of the weekend:

Friday, October 18th 7:30pm EST www.40FootHoleStudio.com →

Saturday, October 19th 7:30am EST www.40FootHoleStudio.com →

Saturday, October 19th 4:35pm EST www.ThePenguinRocks.com 

Sunday, October 20th 4:35am EST  www.ThePenguinRocks.com 

Monday, October 21st 12noon EST www.BlowUpRadio.com →

Hope you are able to virtually tune in!

Photos from Songwriters Collaborative

What a great night at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ! I had a fantastic time with fellow songwriters Christina Alessi, Jon Andrew, and Adam McDonough. It was so great to collaborate on each others’ songs. We threw in some awesome cover songs for good measure.

View from the stage. The place was packed!

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Photo courtesy of Adam McDonough via Twitter. @adammcdmusic

My corner of the stage. Guitar and drums easily accessible.

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The whole gang!

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From left to right: Jonathan Andrew, Adam McDonough, Josh Bicknell, Christina Alessi, Dave Entwistle

“Master of Puppets” Performance

Awesome news! The TCNJ Percussion Ensemble will be performing my arrangement of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in April as part of their spring program.

Saturday, April 13th. 8pm.
TCNJ Music Building. Mayo Concert Hall.
Ewing, NJ

For more details, visit my Performances page.

Listen to a live recording of the arrangement by watching the video below. If the embed isn’t working, you can watch it on YouTube here.

Saturday 12/18 @The Whistling Room: Cabaret for a Cause

Join me for a performance with double-breasted hosted by our good friend, Shaefer James.

Saturday, December 18
The Whistling Room: Cabaret for a Cause
Trinity Church
Corner of North Ave. & Forest Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
8pm

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An evening of live music and readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Hosted and featuring a performance by Shayfer James
www.shayferjames.com

Special Musical Guest: double-breasted
www.doublebreastedmusic.com

Readings by local actors and scholars including:
Peter Horn, Robyn Horn, Lauren Mazzarese, Tony Vitale, Sarah Zar and many, many more!

Park on Forest Ave and enter behind the church.
$5 – Free Snacks – Partial Proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hey Tiger: WDHA 105.5

I took a trip out to Cedar Knolls, NJ last week to visit the WDHA FM studios with Hey Tiger. We did an interview and live video performance for Lindsay Klein’s new blog spotlighting NJ original music. The interview and performance should be posted in a few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a photo of us with Lindsay:

Article in the Aquarian Weekly

Thanks to John Pfeiffer for this great article about double-breasted in the Aquarian Weekly.

The first thing that struck me about this trio was the name. I thought they might be a cover band as they have two girls in the group and an obvious moniker. You know, that old chestnut. Turns out what really got me were the cool combination of drums, cello and harp. Not a harmonica player blowing up behind some guitar player mind you, but a full-blown 6-foot, 46-string harp. Something I’ve never seen used as a lead instrument in a rock band before. No standard stringed instruments were anywhere onstage and as odd as it is, it seems it works perfectly…

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