Saturday, December 1, 2018

‘WOMEN ROCK N.J.’ SHOW TO FEATURE SOME OF STATE’S BEST MUSICIANS

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WOMEN ROCK NEW JERSEY

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 6 PM
WHERE:
Crossroads,  just off Exit 137 of the Garden State Parkway in Garwood (Union County)
TICKETS: $12 in advance and $15 at the door, day of show.
For advance tickets, CLICK HERE

Some of the Garden State’s best musicians will be featured when four female-led acts play the new show “Women Rock New Jersey.”

Nalani & Sarina (Hunterdon County), Eryn (Holmdel), Lisa Bouchelle (Trenton) and Katie Henry (Vernon) each will play a set.

Aspiring female musicians are invited to free preshow event about how to navigate the music industry, and the show’s four performers will participate in a panel discussion on that topic. Veteran music journalist Jay Lustig will moderate the discussion, which begins at 5:15 p.m. Anyone under age 21 must be accompanied by parent/guardian and a ticket is required to stay for show, which starts at 6 o’clock.

“I can’t wait to be part of the panel discussion and offer my thoughts and advice to aspiring female musicians,” says Eryn, who is co-headlining. “It will be a great way to kick off the ‘Women Rock New Jersey’ show.”

Co-headliner Nalani & Sarina, who have been touring the Eastern U.S. in support of their latest release, “The Circle,” are “one of the best new musical acts to come out of N.J. in a long time. (I) believe that Nalani & Sarina are a voice for their generation,” longtime music writer Bob Makin wrote in a review of their album on NJArts.net.

“We are incredibly excited to share the stage with some talented, female-fronted bands from New Jersey,” Nalani & Sarina said in a statement. “Opening the conversation of women empowerment in music is important to us, so we're really looking forward to growing this phenomenon.”

About the women who will rock New Jersey on Dec. 9 at Crossroads in Garwood:

  • Billboard.com says of NALANI & SARINA: “Like other great songwriters, Nalani and Sarina are channeling the emotions of their era.” The identical twins’ new release, “The Circle”. is being digitally distributed worldwide by Kobalt/AWAL Music. Legendary music critic/SiriusXM radio host Dave Marsh has called their material “a splendid melding of ‘classic’ and contemporary styles” and “some of the best music being made today.”
  • ERYN is playing dates on her “On the Edge of Now or Never Tour” in support of her new release, the EP “Lady E.” The powerhouse vocalist is a 2016 NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame inductee and multiple winner in the prestigious Asbury Music Awards. She has recorded and/or shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Gin Blossoms, Marsha Ball and many other notables.
  • Special guest LISA BOUCHELLE has over 2 million streams on Spotify, and her last two singles each have received over 100,000 YouTube views. The Americana artist was on tour with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder in October, has sung backup for Bruce Springsteen and opened for Blues Traveler among many others.
  • KATIE HENRY is set to release her debut album, “High Road”, on Nov. 21. It features New Jersey keyboard king John Ginty, who also produced the 10-song set. Among other gigs in the Northeast, she has appeared at the Crawfish Fest, Black Potatoe Music Festival and The Bitter End.

“Women Rock New Jersey” is Vol. 5 in the Jay’s Jersey Jams musical series, which benefits NJArts.net. Veteran New Jersey journalist and publicist Tom Skevin is producing the event.