The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known
as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property
and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at:
directions, and our Venue page to learn more about this beautiful historic building.
Mayor Colleen Mahre and
The Fanwood Arts Council Present
Saturday June 13, 2015 at 7PM
Marc Berger and The Lords of Liechtenstein
Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs, and exploring remote areas of the
desert and mountain West. After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed
regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into
the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference.
On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of THE BIG IT, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving
paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural
tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. Marc and Co-Producer Mike Ricciardi now
present RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to
Marc’s performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and
other national acts. His song THE LAST ONE was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years, and has been quoted in the NY Times and
featured on The CBS Evening News.
New York City-based acoustic duo The Lords of Liechtenstein first met in a hospital in July of 1994. "Hey, let's start a band!" said
Dan Rauchwerk to his new little brother, Noah. "Waaah!" said Noah as he had just been born and wasn't quite able to speak yet, much
less sing or play the ukulele. The brothers mutually agreed to wait a few years, until Noah was at least potty trained, before pursuing
a musical career.
Although the debate rages on as to whether or not Noah is yet potty trained, the duo formally joined forces as The Lords of Liechtenstein
in 2007. Noah (ukulele/guitar/vocals) and Dan (guitar/banjo/mandola/vocals) have brought their unique blend of folk music to clubs and coffeehouses
all over the East Coast of the United States. The Lords were selected for the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, and
have opened for musical legends like The Grand Slambovians, Magpie, Toby Walker, and Joe Crookston.
Their most recent album, Girlz (With a ‘Z’)
shows off the duo’s versatility in songwriting and performing, moving effortlessly from reggae songs about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to
upbeat folk songs about having one’s heart broken and torn apart by wolves. Now that you know a bit about the band, isn't it time that you
pulled on your sweater vest and listened to the future of folk music?
As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and
various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)
Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as
train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to
you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!
Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep
the beverages that they are donating cold.
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They
are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....
Mara's Cafe will be adding their excellent baked treats to our ussual home made cookies etc.... Mara's grinds their own coffee beans, offers authentic
Italian Gelato, and a huge assortment of pastries, cookies, and delicious canolis. They will be featuring live music of thier own on Wednesday nights!
Experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard! Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.
This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.