MUSIC HALL is the place to go for authentic
bluegrass, country and old time music on the east coast! Located
at 131 Wells Mills Road (Route 532), Waretown (Ocean Twp.)
in Ocean County NJ, it's easily accessible via the Garden
State Parkway Exit 69, Route 9 or Route 72. Over the past
30 years, many noted musicians have played with the Pinelands
Cultural Society, from "The Old Home Place" to today's
6,000 hall. Read
the history.Every Saturday night, music rings out
with musicians and singers young and old. It's not to be missed.
Albertson is another wonderful singer/songwriter. His
CD, "Down Jersey, Songs and Stories of Southern New Jersey",
includes ballads such as "Captain Kidd", "Molly
Bannon" and Cape May Light", and narratives - "Sammy
Giberson" and The Jersey Devil". To learn more about
Jim, visit his website.
the privilege of meeting Merce Ridgway in 1994, at
the First Pine Barrens Jamboree at Wells Mills County Park
in Waretown. He came up from West Virginia to sing his poetry,
and that of his father, Merce Ridgway Sr. He was a quiet man
of few words, but being in his presence was almost magical.
to his songs at
iSOUND.COM; hopefully you'll enjoy them as much as
I do, and will download a few!
Weber of Forked River, NJ is a talented full-time professional
musician, singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist. He
performs throughout the Jersey shore, Pine Barrens and into Philly,
both solo and with his group, Good Medicine Band. Listen to some
of his music, and you'll understand why he has such a large following.
Take a look at his website,
listen to his music, and read his bio, but be sure to watch his
video of Wells Mills Park in Waretown, set to music composed and
performed by Dave, below.
Jim Murphy, member of the "Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame." For over 40 year, Jim Murphy & The Pine Barons have delighted thousands of fans in the tri-state area with their unique blend of Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music. The Pine Barons were named the "BAND OF THE YEAR" by the National Traditional Music Association in 1998. In April, 2008, Jim’s efforts on behalf of traditional country music were acknowledged by Rutgers, The State University, at the annual NJ Folk Festival when Jim was presented with the "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”. Website
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