Tag Archives: acoustic

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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The Hutton Recap 2/24/18

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.

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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!

Silent Night Now Streaming + A Holiday Music Playlist

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I’m happy to announce that my recording of “Silent Night” is now up on all major digital platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

In celebration, I’ve made public playlists of some of my favorite holiday music, both old and new. It’s currently filled with 3 1/2 hours worth of music. Perfect to have in the background as you open presents, spend time with family and friends, travel, or any time you want to get in the holiday spirit. Set it to shuffle and enjoy!

Silent Night

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Last Wednesday, I came home with an idea for a song arrangement. I recorded it right away and today I’m releasing the recording to you. I’m not entirely certain what sparked it, but I suspect it had something to do with having a desire for peace during this holiday season. The phrase “sleep in” stuck in my mind and I had the idea to loop it. From there, the rest of the arrangement came together quickly. The vocal loop offered a sense of motion while also adding a peaceful, sleepy element to the song. Perhaps if we all slept in a little more often, we’d have a little more peace and be a little less on edge?

Here’s to sleeping in this holiday season. The image for the cover you see above is one I captured during the blizzard in NYC on January 23, 2016. The roads were closed and for a night the Manhattan streets were quiet and peaceful.

Please enjoy my interpretation and recording of this holiday classic, Silent Night.

It is currently available to stream and download (pay what you want) from Bandcamp. In the coming days, it will also be available on all of the major streaming services like Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music.

Banding Together 2017 and Maxfield’s Recap 10/14/17

Doubleheaders aren’t only for sporting events.

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!

Donate at https://spondy.bandcamp.com today!

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Maxwell’s Tavern Front Room – Thursday, October 12th

I’m pleased to be playing the front room in Maxwell’s Tavern on Thursday, October 12th from 8-10pm. I’ll be joined by Ardith Collins on cello. This show is free for all to attend!

Thursday, October 12th
Josh Bicknell with Ardith Collins
Maxwell’s Tavern Front Room
1039 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
8-10pm

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