Upcoming Performances Calendar
Old Carriage House The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at: directions, and our Venue page to learn more about this beautiful historic building.

March 31, 2018 - Frances Luke Accord

FLA
"Frances Luke Accord are the definition of lean-in music." - Joni Deutsch, NPR's Mountain Stage

Frances Luke Accord are an independent Chicago based duo hailing originally from South Bend, Indiana. Both dedicated multi-instrumentalists and meticulous songwriters, Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers distinguish their music with genre fluidity, buttery harmonies and acoustic ensembles. Although prevailingly a modern folk band, FLA sip copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock. Check them out at: www.franceslukeaccord.com



March 31, 2018 - Jason Spiewak


“alterna-Billy Joel” – The Village Voice

Jason Spiewak, based out of Westfield, NJ, is a singer songwriter whose song writing has been compared to other piano rock performers of the modern era. Spiewak tackles themes surrounding relatable experiences in life, love, and loss with a sharp tongue and an eye toward social unrest and boozy personal upheaval. His writing is generally popsensible, but can deliver elements of blues, rock and Americana.

April 14, 2018 - Kevin Neidig


Kevin Neidig has been described as a singer songwriter and maestro of guitar, banjo, mandolin. His influences include Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck and Tony Rice – heroes one and all. Rarely do you get in one musician the virtuosity of singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Kevin brings all three with eloquent effortlessness. Check out his music at www.kevinneidig.com

April 14, 2018 - Annalise Emerick


Annalise Emerick, a singer songwriter, has been on the road virtually non stop. Choosing to leave behind any semblance of a normal life for that of a traveling musician, was a no brainer for the Nashville spitfire. In 2011, Emerick released Starry Eyed, to critical acclaim after it debuted on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Three years later, Emerick returned with Field Notes. With Field Notes, Emerick situated herself among fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Eva Cassidy alike. Check out her web site at: www.annaliseemerick.com

May, 2018 - Rachel Marie


Rachel Marie is a cunning wordsmith, and precociously sophisticated. Clear and mature vocal production colors songs that are relevant, relatable, and far reaching. The social awareness of folk meets the intro spection of the singer songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. This Bethlehem, PA native has made regular appearances at Musikfest and at the acclaimed folk venue Godfrey Daniels where she has shared the stage with Antje Duvekot and the Kennedys. Check out her web site at: www.rachelmarie.com

May, 2018 - Debra Cowan


Debra Cowan left her job as a California middle school teacher in 1997 and went to live in Edinburgh, Scotland for six months where she learned the art of un-accompanied singing. Upon returning to the US she began traveling across New England performing at open mics within 100 miles of her home in Springfield, Massachusetts. Two decades later, she is a full time performer with a refreshing stage presence. Her four recordings and a collaboration with musician John Roberts have garnered world wide acclaim. She tours extensively in the UK and North America. Catch up on her latest info at: www.debracowan.com

June 9, 2018 - Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch is a gem of a modern American troubadour. A singer songwriter poet, performer and advocate, her highly original contemporary folk is spiced with blues, pop and jazz influences. She writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, and delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain diverse audiences. Check out her web site at: www.laraherscovitch.com


June 9, 2018 - Ryan Harris Brown

Ryan Harris Brown
Nashville based singer/songwriter, Ryan Harris Brown, uses his love of intimate storytelling and his expert, classic musicianship, to create songs that are both thought provoking and unforgettable. Influenced by song writers such as John Mayer, Ben Folds, and James Taylor, Ryan strives to take his listeners on a journey of his own self-discovery, growth, love, and adventure, while inviting listeners to reflect on their own along side him. Check out Ryan's web site at: www.ryanharrisbrown.com



Intermission with South Martine Avenue Deli sandwiches and pizza
Intermission Refreshments

As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)

Ahhre Coffee Roastery Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!





Snapple Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep the beverages that they are donating cold.


Nick's Pizza and Deli
Nicks Deli and Pizza will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....




Great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard!
Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.

This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant
from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.