August Music Schedule
Aug 4th 7pm -10pm – Jeiris Cook … if asked will tell you his singing influences and style are reminiscent of the Motown era. A lifelong soul stirring vocalist, his aim is to marry old and new while delivering audiences a performance that is truly unique and rare. His vocals exquisitely compliment the acoustic vibrations that emanate from his guitar. He is modern Motown with lingering traces of folk and bluegrass rolled into one musical and rustic serenade. Going dark musically for years, he credits his revival to his first guitar named “Homer”, after his late grandfather (Homer Cook).He was a contestant on the hit show Showtime At The Apollo. He has also performed on the BET Soundstage, the Nassau Coliseum and various showcases. Aug 5th 3pm – 6 pm – Ed Tripold…born and raised in New Jersey and first picked up an acoustic guitar when he was in high school. Since then, he hasn’t put it down for long. His major influences are from artists who used fingerpicking techniques to accompany their smooth sounding vocals. After hitchhiking to Colorado, he eventually found a way to perform in Après Ski venues. A lot of things happened since then that led him away from this passion. It was a long road that led him back to “living the dream” of focusing on guitar playing, singing, songwriting, and performing. There are so many great songs to sing to so many wonderful people. He subtly use the technology of a vocal harmonizer, looper, and recording software to enhance my arrangements of classic cover songs, some pop, and the occasional original tune. It is his mission to provide music that allows the audience to relax and have fun. August 11 7pm -10pm– Mari Byrd…Affectionately described by her peers as NJ’s Joni Mitchell, Mary Hubley, known as Maribyrd, is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of Northern NJ. Performing as a solo artist, with her bands, and sitting in with various artists throughout the NJ and NY music scene, she plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, a little bass, and loves singing harmonies. Byrd started playing music as a teenager, self taught on her mom’s old nylon string Yamaha. That’s when she started writing. Maribyrd’s debut album “Joe’s Basemant” was recorded in 2002, and is peppered with of some of the most talented musicians in the north jersey music scene. Hubley explored a variety of career paths, always keeping music in her back pocket, playing occasional shows and open mics as a hobby. The call to sing finally became too loud to ignore, and 13 years later, she found herself back in the studio. “The Cabin Sessions” was released the summer of 2015, followed by the debut album from her band Byrdgrass in 2016. You can also hear Byrd’s ethereal voice adding harmonies to many recordings that have come from other artists in the NJ music community. Pursuing her dreams, Maribyrd is spending more time on the road. She plays regularly throughout upstate NY and New England, has been a showcased songwriter in Asheville and Nasheville, and in 2016 completed her 1st cross country tour, successfully singing her way out to Seattle and back, winning over the hearts new fans by the minute. Some collaboration albums and a new solo record are in the works, look for Byrd to be flying through your town soon!August 12 3pm – 6 pm– Beckwith Baker…brings a varied approach to his performances, ranging from a guy with a guitar to creating full compositions with little more than some percussive instruments, a few pedals and his imagination. He is continuously expanding his music and performances by indulging in multiple genres and finding inspiration in new people and fresh scenes.August 18th 7pm -10pm– Ciro …Inspired acoustic guitar accompanied by passionate soulful vocals-folk meets contemporary rock-loops and layers of guitar provide a musical backdrop for emotive vocals-7 decades of the best music folk/pop/rock/classic rock/ country/alternative August 19th 3pm-6pm Big Drops…Fantastical, magical, and often times psychedelic rock ‘n’ rollers inspired by creative pop music of the late 1960’s. Founded by two brothers, Greg and Vram Kherlopian in 2011 while living together in a small log cabin in Hewitt NJ, The Big Drops duo is an intimately charming version of their full band shows. The group released their debut full length album, Time, Color on June 23rd 2017. August 25th 7pm-10pm Finn and Foster…Original songs and lots of covers! They love taking requests! See you then! August 26th –3pm – 6pm Bluzman…an acoustic duo playing all over the tri-state area as, “The Brian Dougherty acoustic duo.” We cover classic rock/blues from 60, 70, and 80’s, specialize in “Woodstock” songs but also cover some current artists as Adele, Pink, Chris Stapleton to name a few.