Saturday, August 13, 2016

FOLK PROJECT PRESENTS CELTIC, AMERICANA & MOUNTAIN SOUNDS OF THE RIVER DRIVERS

River Drivers 1The River Drivers

WHEN: Friday, August 19, at 7:45pm (new time)
WHERE:Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown.
ADMISSION: $9.00 per person at the door. 
For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.folkproject.org. 
The Folk Project website also offers music samples of Minstrel performers at http://www.folkproject.org/minstrel/minstrel.shtml.

The River Drivers are:  Kevin McCloskey (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass), Mindy Murray (vocals, guitar, banjo), Marian Moran (tin whistle, low whistle, concertina), and Meagan Ratini (fiddle, Irish flute, tin whistle).

The event is part of The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship. 

Hundreds of years of songs by and about the disenfranchised all say the same things in the end – that everyone wants freedom and a fair shake.  It just so happens that the road to getting there makes for some very good music.  It's no coincidence that a lot of these songs have strong opinions, political and otherwise.  All the power people lack in life can come back tenfold in their music.  On their self-titled debut album, and in their performances, The River Drivers have chosen to respect that legacy and let the songs speak for themselves.  Their music is now heard at many festivals and other venues throughout the region.  The River Drivers can also be found anchoring a weekly Irish session at a local pub in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

Opening act for The River Drivers will be the duo of John Siehl and Dave Sherman, local favorites playing what they like to call “folk 'n roll.”  Taking the stage at the new time of 7:45pm, they will combine high energy, and strong, tight harmonies to perform a mix of originals and rootsy Americana music.

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.