The Folk Project presents
WHEN: Friday, October 3, at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown.
TICKETS: $9.00 per person at the door.
For further information, call 973.335.9489, or visit www.folkproject.org.
Opening for Sloan will be The Wag, a three piece pop-rock band from Middletown, New Jersey. The performance is part of The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at The Fellowship.
Sing Out Magazine called Sloan Wainwright " … one of those singers whose performance is a force of nature.” Her easy command of a variety of American musical styles—pop, folk, jazz and blues—held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, results in a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a Who's Who of contemporary folk music. Sloan's gift is not only her unique songwriting ability, but also her dramatically voiced rendition original songs. “She's folk influenced, but the real star here is her voice. Warm and smoky and smooth, it makes her ominous lyrics seem all the more intense.”
With a solid discography of seven original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live. In addition, Sloan has written numerous compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops. Sloan's open spirit and first-hand experience is welcome – year after year – in the musical classrooms of such prestigious song camps as Richard Thompson's Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, Summersongs, Wintersongs, WUMB Radio's Summer Acoustic Music Week, and Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat.
The Wag, an upbeat three piece band based in Middletown, New Jersey, will be the opening act.
Featuring Brian Ostering on bass, Alicia Van Sant on keyboards and Don Lee on guitar, they have a unique style varying from blues to pop to rock. With alternating lead singers, there is a different feel to every song.
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.