Tuesday, September 3, 2013


The Folk Project presents

Jazz Guitarists—Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

WHEN: Friday, September 6 at 8:00 PM
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ.
ADMISSION: $8 per adult at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
For further information, call 973.335.9489, or visit www.folkproject.org

Frank Vignola & Vinny RanioloA Telarc, Concord, and acoustic Disk recording artist, Vignola’s performances demonstrate why some have called him “one of the best on the planet.” He will be joined onstage by Vinny Raniolo.

The performance is part of The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored each Friday evening at the Fellowship.

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar.”

Five years ago Frank Vignola joined forces with young, extremely accomplished guitarist Vinny Raniolo. Since then they’ve worked together in a number of different group configurations but they’re at their best when it’s just the two of them, each armed with an acoustic guitar and a great desire to have a good time. And that's exactly what they'll be doing at The Minstrel September 6. Their first album, Melody Magic, was released in January of this year.

Sleeping Bee (featuring Andy Goessling)Opening for Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo will be Andy Goessling, Lindsey Horner and the band Sleeping Bee. Long-time friends and multi-instrumentalists, their debut album “Heyday Maker” showcases the 21st century fusion of bluegrass, jazz, and Celtic forms with improvisation and original ideas.

The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c) (3)Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.