I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America, Banding Together 2017. Lazlo from blowupradio.com organizes this successful effort each year. His wife suffers from Spondylitis, so this is a very personal cause for him.
Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. To date BlowUpRadio.com has raised thousands of dollars for the cause, and raised awareness of the genetic disease which the Centers For Disease Control says affects more than 2.7 million adults in the US.
Want to help out?
There are two ways to contribute:
Attend a Live Performance
Purchase the Digital Compilation
Attend a Live Performance on Saturday Afternoon
I’m playing a solo acoustic set at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ on Saturday, October 14th at 2:30pm. Come at 2pm to see fellow Toll Collector Jonathan Andrew perform before me!
There are also shows featuring other great NY/NJ artists on Friday at 8pm at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ and the Clash Bar in Clifton, NJ on Saturday October 21st at 8pm.
Purchase the Digital Compilation Now
There’s an exciting compilation full of 36 exclusive tracks from local New Jersey/New York-based musicians. I’ve donated a live recording of one of my new songs “Don’t You Ever Want to Be In Love.” This is the only place you will be able to listen to this track!
Suggested donation is $10, but you can always donate more! It all goes to the Spondylitis Association.
I’m excited to be playing as a new venue on Friday. Join me from 10-midnight on August 11th in Jersey City Heights at The Hutton. The food looks delicious, so plan to get there a little early and then let me entertain you! Joining me on electric guitar is none other than Ty Tuschen. We have an eclectic mix of originals and covers for your enjoyment.
Friday, August 11th Josh Bicknell with Ty Tuschen The Hutton
225 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Saturday marked the first day of my first photography exhibit. It made me so excited to see all 23 photos hanging from two walls in Espresso Joe’s.
Below are photos of the collection on the walls. There are twenty 8×10 prints (in 12×15 frames) and three 12×12 prints (in 20×20 frames). All of them are available to purchase directly from the coffee shop now through the end of November.
I hope you can make it to the shop to see them. 50 West Front Street. Keyport, NJ.
Sure, it’s last minute. But sometimes last-minute gigs can be the most fun and spontaneous. If you’re around on Saturday, I hope you stop by. I’m going to try out at least one new original song and also a new cover.
Saturday, August 16th solo acoustic Northern Soul
557 First Street
Banding Together 2013 features 30 minutes of original music recorded absolutely live. No auto-tune. No overdubs. No editing. Just my voice, acoustic guitar, and whatever other sounds occured during the performance. The album features eight original songs in their simplist form.
This recording originally aired as part of the Banding Together Webathon Concert to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America on blowupradio.com.
I hope to see you on Thursday night in Hoboken, NJ when I play with Christina Alessi and Damien Musto at Northern Soul.
Unfortunately, we won’t be eating tornado potatoes at an outdoor festival, but we will be playing music indoors at a bar! I’m looking forward to a fun night at Northern Soul in Hoboken on Thursday. I’ll be playing behind Christina Alessi along with Damien Musto. So it’s 60% Hey Tiger. But 100% awesome.
Plus, our super-talented friends Jonathan Andrew and Jason Kundrath each have sets of their own. So the entire night is going to be fantastic.
Thursday, October 24th with Christina Alessi Northern Soul
557 First Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030 8pmJason Kundrath 9pmJonathan Andrew 10pmChristina Alessi