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Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series

Mayor Colleen Mahr and
The Fanwood Arts Council Present

Reckon So New York City Performance
Reckon So features Dan Weiss and Mary Olive Smith. Dan and Mary were gracious enough to volunteer to Perform at our opening show back in 2009 and what a show they put on! Dan and Mary Olive's natural connection on stage and the combination of their smooth duet singing and hot picking always make for an exciting, entertaining show. The combined years of performing experience and the blend of their unique and individual talents make their performances far greater than the sum of their parts as their band Reckon So presents an engaging mix of bluegrass, honky-tonk, western swing, country and traditional Americana roots music.

Dan Weiss (when not otherwise occupied as Director of the Fanwood Memorial Library) has been playing the guitar and singing for over 45 years and was a founding member of the ground-breaking contemporary bluegrass band, Tony Trischka & Skyline. He can be heard on the soundtrack of the 2002 Disney film The Rookie, has performed with Vassar Clements, Tex Logan and also freelances around the NY metro area with many different groups.

Reckon So Mary Olive Smith, who, along with her North Carolina roots, brings to the mix an infectious energy and sweet singing, was an original member of the New York's Alphabet City Opry and has performed and recorded with Clem Snide, Mark Seliger & Rusty Truck and Greg Garing. She also freelances in and around NYC when she isn't traveling the world producing documentaries for NOW, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and others. Her latest documentary effort, "A Walk To Beautiful" aired in May, 2008 on PBS' award winning series NOVA. The theatrical feature length version of this compelling film won the International Documentary Association's highest honor in 2008 as the winner in the Best Feature Documentary category.

Reckon So performs often throughout the metro area at a variety of concerts and venues
( and plays live the 3rd Tuesday of every month on the Honky Tonkin' Show at 10:00 p.m. on Columbia University's radio station WKCR (89.9 FM

Intermission with South Martine Avenue Deli sandwiches and pizza 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!)

Snapple 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.

Nick's Pizza and Deli
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our ussual home made cookies etc....

Experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard! Suggested donation is $10, $5 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.