John Ginty, Shockenaw Mountain Boys

A New Jersey native, organist John Ginty has toured and recorded with artists such as Jewel, Citizen Cope, Santana, Dixie Chicks, Matthew Sweet, Court Yard Hounds, Bad Religion, and he was an original member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, a band in which he received two Grammy Nominations, as well as a Gospel Music Award for Urban Album of the year in 2003. That same year, John appeared on the Blind Boys of Alabama's Grammy Award winner Higher Ground. Over the years he has been a frequent guest, sitting in with Santana, Ratdog, Govt. Mule, and the Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theatre. His discography spans over a decade and a half, and demonstrates his eclectic influences and unique sounds on the keys.
John steps out into the spotlight for his 2013 release "Bad News Travels", on the American Showplace label. Produced by Ben Elliott (Keith Richards, Eric Clapton) the record is rooted in the soulful blues, and shows off John's fiery brand and exciting style on the Hammond B-3 organ that he is best known for, as well as his electric and acoustic piano playing.

"Bad News Travels" also features some stellar guest performances by such notables as Martie Maguire from the Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds on fiddle, Warren Haynes from the Allman Brothers Band and Govt. Mule on guitar, label mate Todd Wolfe on guitar, Florida bluesman Albert Castiglia on vocals and guitar, Brooklyn based blues singer Alecia Chakour, Baltimore big shot Cris Jacobs on guitar and vocals, and John's long time recording companion Neal Casal on guitar.

Shockenaw Mountain Boys

The Shockenaw Mountain Boys were formed for fun and profit (so far mostly fun) during the second gulf war. Featuring the talents of three current members of the national touring act Railroad Earth and one former member and current member of the excellent Emmit-Nershi Band, their performances are legend and by legend I mean mostly myth. So if you have the opportunity to see them, you should. It would be like seeing a unicorn... sort of.

The Porchistas

The Porchistas started as a bunch of friends writing and singing songs late into summer nights, on their rickety porch on Forest Street in Montclair, New Jersey. That evolved to DIY house concerts and block parties that continue today. Their songs navigate through the rock genre; Folk, swing, surf, reggae, blues, psychedelic, punk - always rock and roll. The Porchistas have developed friendships with musicians throughout The U.S. that shape the identity of who they are as a band. They see music and art as community building endeavors.

The Outcrops

We are a four-piece rock n roll band from way up north in Jersey. We groove to what we like, incorporating bits of the blues, folk, funk, jazz, and old country roots.

NJ Arts

Jay Lustig, Tom Skevin, and The Stanhope House present:
Jay's Jersey Jams Vol. 3

A Benefit Concert for NJArts.net

$20.00

Tickets

$20 in advance, or $25 cash at the door

All ticket proceeds to benefit NJArts.net

$5 Food & Beverage minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.

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