First Friday In
House Concert - September 2 @ 7pm
& Mission Street Music Club
Laura Birdsong writes and sings from the heart. Her
lyrics will reach you on a personal level. She has lived on the
east coast all her life, and now makes
her home in the highlands of her native New Jersey. She
is a skillful fingerpicker who has been playing since her early
teens and refers lovingly to her
Santa Cruz guitar as her "most prized possession." Birdsong
dedicated her CD, CRAZY WISDOM, as well as the song, "The
Right Thing" to the memory of her mother, who like Laura,
was a breast cancer survivor. A
lover of nature, Birdsong adopted her last name from the joy she
experiences waking up to the cacophony of wild birds outside her
Laura is currently collaborating with a local acoustic project called
Mission Street Music Club, which is spearheaded by Rev. Gary
O’Connor. For this
show, Gary will be playing acoustic and resonator guitars, Tony
Sky will be featured on harmonicas, and Bru Rossman, a long time
Birdsong Project member, will be sitting in on bass. They will
be playing Laura’s originals together with some good time
traditional country blues.
HomeGrownRadioNJ is proud to present a wonderful evening
of music featuring Laura Birdsong and her band.
September 8 @ 11am
John Hall Interview
on Radio Kiosk
Tune in on
Thursday, September 8 for a special edition of The Radio Kiosk
as Chris and Debbie Vilage from Classic
Rock For The Soul join Radio Kiosk host Kate Sobolewski for
an interview with John Hall, former Democratic U.S.
Congressman from New York, and founding member of Orleans
(he co-wrote their biggest hits, 'Dance With Me' and 'Still The
One'). John will be discussing his musical and political career
and sharing information from his memoir, Still The One: A
Rock'n'Roll Journey to Congress and Back.
In the meantime,
in case you missed it, here
is the podcast of our August First Friday, featuring Anthony
Tamburro and The Ides of February (Doug Travers and Lou Viggiano).
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