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THE SANCTUARY CONCERTS

The Sanctuary Concerts
At the Presbyterian Church
240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ

973.376.4946   boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org 

  

"A Revered Stop For Folk Musicians." -The Star Ledger   
                                

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Six concerts, VIP seating, free events, $175 The Pick Six Music Plan

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Sat., May 9 8pm in Chatham
SLAID CLEAVES with special guest Meg Braun

Why are we so eager for Slaid Cleaves' sixth visit The Sanctuary?  We love how Slaid combines rootsy rowdiness with gothic twang, creating a one-of-a-kind folk-country style inspired by his musical heroes Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, the Everly Brothers, and Woody Guthrie. We love his timeless stories of the hard times and good luck of folks riding along life's highways and dead-end streets.  And we love his latest album, Still Fighting The War.

Here's how Slaid fan Stephen King put it:  "I’m glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You’ll feel the same, I think.  So, go to one of Slaid’s shows, take a friend, and pass on the news: not all the good guys wear hats."

Special guest Meg Braun's songs, which often feature allusions to folk tales and mythology, have been described as “fearless.” She is known in our area for her performances of Joni Mitchell’s songs with the collective “Chicks with Dip.”

Tickets: $25

 
Sat., July 25 7:30PM in Chatham

 


TOM PAXTON The Final Tour        $30/purchase here/sorry, no Pick Six passes

“I feel like I’m closing a circle.  After November 14, when I play in Alexandria, Virginia, I’m going to stop touring forever.”  -Tom Paxton.

Thankfully, before Tom closes that circle, he has happily agreed to visit Chatham, for a bittersweet final appearance produced jointly by The Sanctuary Concerts and our friends at The Folk ProjectPlease come out and wish Tom the best in the next chapter of his remarkable journey. 

From the 1960's, when he would leave his army base at Fort Dix, NJ to haunt the Village folk clubs at the height of the Great Folk Boom, through almost six decades as probably the most widely-known folk songwriter since Woody Guthrie, Tom Paxton has been the beloved voice of a generation...addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity; laying bare the absurdities of modern culture; and celebrating the most tender bonds of family, friends and community. He is often outspoken, often wonderfully funny, and always accessible and warm-hearted.

Dozens of Tom's songs have become absorbed into our oral tradition: "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle of Wine," "Whose Garden Was This," "The Last Thing On My Mind," "Goin' to the Zoo," and "The Marvelous Toy" are just a few. He's recorded 34 albums, published 16 children's books, and had his songs covered by hundreds of artists as diverse as Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson and Placido Domingo. He's also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

To kick off the evening, the Folk Project will showcase three of its member-performers: Jean Rohe, Mike Agranoff, and Sanctuary's own Christine DeLeon (Del Vecchio).  

Tickets: $30

 
Sat., August 22 8pm in Chatham
RED MOLLY Last Tour Before Indefinite Hiatus
Longtime Sanctuary favorites Red Molly are a beloved female Americana roots trio that feature three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and warm, witty stage banter.

Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar) have been part of the Sanctuary family, and we have cheered them on as they have grown from local rising stars to in-demand international touring artists.

Now, the group are going on indefinite hiatus at the end of August, with no current plans to get back together, so this may be our last chance to enjoy them.   Please join us to see them off on their journey and to wish them the best.

Tickets: $25

 
COMING UP AT THE SANCTUARY:

10.24 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and the POOR FOOLS $30

11.28 JIMMY WEBB: The Glen Campbell Years $30

 

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