After two years of cancelations due to the COVID pandemic, we returned in 2022.
July 9-10, 2022
Our Headliners and Featured Acts:
Galactic — the renowned New Orleans based instrumental outfit taking a distinctly contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, interpolating modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation within the house-shaking framework of the Crescent City’s funk pop ‘n’ roll — will played Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 7:40 PM.
Galactic’s first new studio album in more than three years, ALREADY READY ALREADY – was recently released on their own Tchuop-Zilla Records.
As if their perpetual tour schedule weren’t enough, Galactic recently purchased New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s nightclub. “We’re so incredibly honored to be tasked as the current caretakers of such a historic venue,” says Ben Ellman (Saxophone & Harmonica).
Find out more about Galactic at their website: www.galacticfunk.com
What do a bunch of seasoned musicians do when they are not touring with their bands? Create a 70s funk band of course! The band has a solid pedigree of national touring experience. Tommy Bowes (lead vocals) was the lead singer for Tower of Power for 7 years and was also in Blood, Sweat & Tears. Tom Timko (sax) has played with Blood Sweat & Tears, Toto, Aaron Neville and Gloria Estefan.
Also on sax is Dave Mullen, who has played with Nile Rogers, Gloria Gaynor, Parliament Funkadelic and The Brand New Heavies. Chris Vitarello (lead guitar) was in Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band. Andy Huenerberg (bass) has played with blues greats Hubert Sumlin & Dave Fields. Rounding out the band are 2 local Maplewood musicians (Lee Finkelstein – drums, Dave Pressel – keys). Lee has been the drummer for The Blues Brothers for over 15 years and has played with Blood Sweat & Tears as well as Tower of Power. Dave has played keys with Gil Parris and Bernie Williams
Funk Yeah! played Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 8:30 PM.
Friends of the Brothers
The Friends of the Brothers celebrate the music of the Allman Brothers Band. With members closely associated with the original band, they continue the brotherhood with passion, committed to the ideals of every night being special and unique.
Guitarist/singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 12 years. Guitarist Andy Aledort played with Dickey Betts for 12 years. Singer Lamar Williams Jr. is the son of the ABB bassist and performed with the band. Singer/guitarist Alan Paul is the author of One Way Out, the definitive, best-selling Allman Brothers band biography based on 25 years of interviewing the band. The band is rounded out by Lee Finkelstein, Dave Diamond, Craig Privett and Eric Finland, veterans of stalwart bands the Zen Tricksters, Original Blues Brothers Band and Joe Louis Walker. Paul and Finkelstein are Maplewood residents.
Friends of the Brothers played Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 5:55 PM.
In concert after concert, Alexander Kariotis and The Rock Opera Orchestra have been wowing audiences of all ages and receiving nothing but standing ovations and amazing reviews. As you are no doubt aware, the popularity of “classical crossover” is skyrocketing, but Alexander Kariotis and the Rock Opera Orchestra redefine the genre.
Combining the grand arias and the elaborately emotional subject matter of the great operatic masters with his own compositional wizardry, electric guitars and vocal pyrotechnics, he has created an entirely new genre of music.
Find out more about Alexander Kariotis at his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderKariotisMusic/
Alexander Kariotis played on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 7:18 PM.
Autumn Jones is a singer-songwriter from Maplewood, New Jersey, and a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. The soulful R&B she creates is an expression of her life experiences as told through her stories and in each of her songs, which are available on all major platforms.
She has had success performing in the Boston area at venues such as City Winery, Ryles Jazz Club, Midway Cafe and Hard Rock Cafe. She’s also had recent success in New York City, New Jersey and Spain with her performances at Silvana in Harlem, Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan, Radio City in Valencia and the annual Maplewoodstock festival in NJ.
Find out more about Autumn Jones on her website: http://www.autumnjonesmusic.com
Autumn Jones played Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 6:18 PM.
Our 2022 Two-Day Lineup
Sat, July 9, 2022
Noon to 12:30 — Mike Montrey Band from New Brunswick, NJ — Americana, Folk and Rock & Roll come together to be sung by a true singer songwriter. https://www.mikemontreyband.com
12:42 to 1:12 — UPDATE: Cold Weather Company — New Brunswick — Rich harmonies and instrumental builds with a hint of folk-rock meets jam band. https://www.coldweathercompany.com (Unfortunately, Al Gold & Rhythm Kings had a last-minute conflict.)
1:24 to 1:54 — Los Traficantes del Amor — Hailing from South of The Oranges, this Tex-Mex outfit plays Latin Rock, Blues, and Folkloric music. https://www.facebook.com/Los-Traficantes-del-Amor-661687983961147/
2:06 to 2:36 — Big Mamou — Montclair, NJ — infectious sound that is Big Mamou has eclectic influences ranging from Amede Ardoin to the Louvin Brothers with just a little dash of Johnny Cash to spice up the gumbo. www.bigmamouband.com
2:48 to 3:18 — Sye — River Edge, NJ — hip-hop/pop artist with genuine lyrics that stimulate the soul.
3:30 to 4:00 — Maplewolf — Maplewood, NJ — Country rock band from Maplewood and South Orange specializing in harmonies, honky-tonk, waltzes, and weepers. maplewolf.bandcamp.com
4:12 to 4:42 — Thingama Jigs — Mapso, NJ — Spirited “kilt-y” pleasures! facebook.com/TheThingamaJigsBand
4:54 to 5:24 — Deadful Greats — Maplewood and South Orange, NJ — Veteran Maplewood Musicians evoke the Grateful Dead in their prime. soundcloud.com/deadfulgreats
5:36 to 6:06 — Sandra Small — Jersey City, NJ — NYC based singer songwriter with a band that is a mix of rock, funk and soul vibes. www.sandrasmall.com
6:18 to 6:48 — FEATURED ACT — Autumn Jones — Brooklyn-based, a genre-bending group who blend hip-hop, funk and rock to make a sound all their own. www.autumnjonesmusic.com
7:18 to 8:03 — FEATURED ACT– Alexander Kariotis — Maplewood, NJ — Weaving timeless operatic arias amid soaring rock melodies. www.facebook.com/AlexanderKariotisMusic/
8:30 — HEADLINER — Funk Yeah! — Maplewood and South Orange, NJ — 70’s funk with members of Tower of Power and Blood, Sweat & Tears. Read more.
Sun, July 10, 2022
Noon to 12:30 — Debra Devi — Jersey City, NJ — Sheryl Crow meets Gov’t Mule. www.debradevi.com
12:42 to 1:12 — UPDATE: Laredo — MAPSO — Seasoned local scene songsters adding salt to the sound. facebook.com/LAREDOTHEBAND (Unfortunately, Queen Ella had a last minute conflict.)
1:24 to 1:54 — The Q-Tip Bandits — Boston, MA — smooth yet powerful sound, thoughtful lyrics with danceable grooves. theqtipbandits.com/
2:06 to 2:36 — UPDATE: Stuff Brothers — Originals & covers. Rootsy goodness to classic and unexpected tunes. Acoustic, electric, eclectic. (Unfortunately, Sananga had a last-minute conflict.)
2:48 to 3:18 — Jeremy Beck and the Heavy Duty Horns — Bayonne, NJ — Tower of Power meets Prince: funky, soulful, jam/classic rock band with killer 4-part horn harmony! jbhdh.com
3:30 to 4:00 — Enrose — New York, NY — Long Island based R&B/pop music project created by saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter, Gabi Rose. https://www.enrosemusic.com
4:12 to 4:42 — Forget the Whale — Maplewood and South Orange, NJ — Genre-bending, female fronted, original pop/rock with horns. facebook.com/Forgetthewhale/
4:54 to 5:34 — Control the Sound — Brooklyn-based, a genre-bending group who blend hip-hop, funk and rock to make a sound all their own. www.controlthesound.net
5:55 to 6:55 — FEATURE ACT — Friends of the Brothers — Maplewood, South Orange, and New York — celebrating the music of the Allman Brothers Band with members closely associated with the original band. Read more.
7:40 to 9:40 — HEADLINER — Galactic — renowned New Orleans based instrumental outfit taking a distinctly contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, interpolating modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation within the house-shaking framework of the Crescent City’s funk pop ‘n’ roll. Read more.