The Great Bonfire is an original rock band based in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Drawing from the wistful sounds of yesteryear, these five friends blend their myriad of musical influences into a soulful mix of rock, Americana, funk, and folk. Their music is a late night parade, a fire in July with stories of friends new and old, a chance to take your time, and ignite your soul.
The Pixies have had a profound effect on all of us in this band. We are doing this for multiple reasons but mainly out of respect for their music, energy, spirit and originality. We are holding true to reproducing the records but more importantly we want to kick out the spastic energy that they had on those records.
We formed in Sept. 2017 as a fluke when we were asked to play Side B of Doolittle at a show where another band played Side A. We had so much fun learning those songs and since the group that I put together had the same amount of love for the Pixies as I did it was a no brainer to keep rolling. We’ll be playing near you soon, check in if you don’t hear about any upcoming shows. FB is crowded.
JP Wasicko – Drums
Anawin Avila – Guitars
Christina Ward – Vocals, Bass
Joe Ujj – Vocals, Guitar
A self described “Jersey Shore Ex-Pat turned West Texas Desert Rat”, for over 20 years, as a bassist, Hank Woji played in some of The Garden State’s most dynamic and innovative bands, performing in clubs and concert halls from Virginia to Ontario, in styles ranging from Blues and R&B to Reggae and Rock & Roll to County Rock and Afrobeat!
In the Spring of 2001 Hank moved to Houston, TX, fell in with a bunch of great Texas songwriters, picked up his acoustic guitar, and found a new musical voice as a Singer Songwriter. But destiny turned a page and it was his chance move, in 2009, to the far West Texas desert town of Terlingua that has most reshaped his life and his music.
Critics have described Hank’s music as “acoustic-wielding, sharply observed, Americana all the way” and being “in the best tradition of the Texas troubadours like Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt and Butch Hancock” and that “His troubadour style also comes very close to the style of Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger, or as we heard on ‘Nebraska’ from Bruce Springsteen.”
Hank has released five self produced CDs: Medallion 2005; American Dreams 2008; There Was A Time 2010; Holy Ghost Town 2013; and The Working Life 2014. He has also just produced, Just Words, the new CD by Florida based singer songwriter Eileen Kozloff, in 2017
Over the last 35 years Woji, and his bands, have shared the stage with, such diverse artists as: Jonathan Byrd, David Massengill, Amy Speace, Ray Bonneville, The Radiators, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Tuna, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, Darden Smith, Sara Hickman, Annie Gallup, Annie Wenz, Emma’s Revolution, The Flying A’s, David Rovics, Greg Klyma, Bonnie Whitmore, Colin Gilmore, Ronnie Elliott, Spook Handy, Rebekah Pulley, Room Full of Blues, Johnny Winter, Clarence Clemons, Garry Tallent, John Hammond Jr., The Nighthawks, Bob Livingston, Grant Peeples, Spook Handy, Jeff Talmadge, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kinky Friedman, Bruce Springsteen, David Amram and Pete Seeger.
Hank is a proud member of AFM Local 1000 and tours nationally, performing regularly at festivals, coffeehouses, theaters, clubs and house concerts as a solo singer songwriter, with his duo partner Eileen Kozloff as Woji & Kozloff, and with his full band The Hank Woji Conspiracy.
Skip’s Museum is growing a dedicated fan base with their refined, eclectic sound. From classical and jazz to funk, country and rock and roll, the bands members draw inspiration from a myriad of musicians that came before them. While tipping their hat to the past, they are constantly striving to push their music into unchartered waters. A balanced blend of melody and vocal harmony truly give them an original, organic sound.
Alright Junior is a raw, genuine, modern alt rock trio who has a desire to communicate their collective internal focus. Touring aggressively since 2006, Alright Junior is keen on constantly being on the go, as this band’s live show is what defines them. This musical endeavor has led Alright Junior to share the stage with Incubus, Cake, Circa Survive, Local H, Toadies, Flogging Molly, Civil Twilight, Maps & Atlases, Everclear, Sponge, Our Lady Peace, Nick Oliveri of Queens of the Stone Age, 10 Years, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Young the Giant, The Ataris, Wheatus, The Head and The Heart, KONGOS, Bear Hands and more. The explosive, impulsive, and intense vocals of Jace Miller, mixed with the creative efficiency of Jamie Victor’s bass/harmonies and Chris Pires’ incendiary drumming, makes for an electric mixture of rock, with passionately haunting lyrics, infectious songwriting and stunning energy.
Mike DiAlto, touring comedian, host of our comedy shows, new father, and John & Peter’s bartender brings back his Storytellers night. He and select others will make an intimate night of relating personal stories to the horror and amusement of all in attendance. Everybody leaves with scars…
Having spent many years as a sideman on drums and guitar, Joe Borthwick has stepped forward in the past few years as a founding member and upright bassist for The Fermenters. His bass career began just months after picking up an upright on a whim and quickly lead to festival and club gigs with the likes of John Sonntag, Fellaheen and Bovine Social Club. Joe’s debut solo album, Amalgam, is as much a nod to the musician’s with whom he’s had the fortune of sharing the stage as it is a restrospective collection of his tunes.
The Silks are a true grit rock and roll band out of Providence, Rhode Island. You could say The Silks are the rock and roll band from Providence. With two consecutive Boston Music Awards for “Blues Artist of the Year” 2016 and 2017 The Silks are well on their way to achieving a rightful place in rock n roll history, or at least folklore. Wait ’til you read the book. can’t make this sh*t up!
The Silks deliver honest sounds of the blues-based rock n roll variety. You’ve got guitar pyrotechnics galore from frontman Tyler-James Kelly. Chicken-pickin’ or taking a soaring lead break, it’s quickly apparent Kelly is on a whole’nother level. It makes you wonder just when did he get his first real six-string? Then there’s the voice. Bluesy, however you want to describe it, it just sounds like ripping a telephone book in half and feels like scratching a really good itch.
“I never wanted to be a solo artist, with a backing band,” says Kelly. “You can always get pros who can play behind you. But it doesn’t have the organic feel of a band. I don’t know what it is about playing with these cats. But we all totally lock in when we play. At the end of the day, we’re just a bunch of animals who want to rock. It’s not a careerist thing. We got together so we could f*ckin’ play music together.” – Tyler-James Kelly
The Silks nail down the groove with its rhythm section of Uncle Sam Jodrey on drums, Jonas Parmelee on bass and Johnny Trama on rhythm and lead guitar. Fast songs, slow songs, it doesn’t matter. For this humble group of seasoned players, it’s all about the dance floor, and with the right chemistry, the dance floor reciprocates.
The Silks have successfully supported a wide variety of national touring artists such as The Replacements in 2015, Rocky Erickson, Wanda Jackson, Dirty Heads, The Drive-By Truckers, Black Joe Lewis, Deer Tick, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs, Marcus King Band 2016, Patrick Sweany, Kenny Wayne Shepherd 2017, G Love & Special Sauce and Marshall Tucker Band in 2018.
Lowlight, the New Jersey-based, female-fronted synth-pop collective described as the state’s “hardest working and most fiercely loyal” outfit, has announced an exclusive, East Coast tour in support of Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers The Pretenders – just as the five-piece, self-described “roadhouse chic” band preps Born To Run, its second major release since 2016.
Lowlight’s Pretenders tour run kicks off in Miami on March 25, traveling up the East coast through South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, including a hometown gig March 30th at Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre. The band also has a number of solo gigs in the mix, with stops in Baltimore, MD, New Hope, PA and elsewhere.
A full list of dates and ticketing links can be found at www.lowlightnj.com.
Although Renee Maskin (vocals) and Derril Sellers (guitar) were acquaintances and college classmates, their musical paths didn’t cross until years later when a mutual friend (rock photographer Mike Petzinger) brought Renee to Derril’s studio to record a solo album. Those sessions, which included Colin Ryan on percussion and Dana Sellers (Derril’s wife) on keyboards, formed the basis of the musical collaboration that became Lowlight.
After the departure of original guitarist Tony Aichele, Derril took over string duties, and with the addition of Rey Rivera on bass, Lowlight’s stability was born. It’s also what’s borne the band’s distinctively modern, yet uniquely Americana aestheti