Songwriter, Satirist and Improv Artist
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown.
Tickets are available either online at Concerts.FolkProject.org or at the door on the evening of performance.
For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit Concerts.FolkProject.org.
How would one best encapsulate the essence of Eric Schwartz? Think Jon Stewart with a guitar. He zeroes in on the social and political foibles of 21st Century America with the precision of a Robin Hood skewering the forces of greed, corruption, and foolishness with each unerring arrow. His humor is wickedly biting and to the point. On top of this, he is also a superb singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, not only on guitar, but on piano as well. Well known as the bad boy of the Folk World, he is also highly regarded in the West Coast comedy club scene. Schwartz is possibly the only artist in the history of the world to get raves from both Gloria Steinem and Hustler Magazine. Eric’s songs go from the political to the profane, are sometimes both, and are always characterized by intelligence, brilliant wordplay and savage wit.
Please note that if this concert were a movie, it would be rated “R” for language and sexual content. And, like the aforementioned Jon Stewart, Schwartz is prominently political and Left Wing.
The event is part of the Folk Project Special Concert Series that takes place a number of times a year at The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, the same venue as its Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series.
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 for this concert 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.