The Fanwood Performance Series 2012 Final Fall Performance
November 10: Robert Bruey and Blue Jersey Band!
Singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Islands North Fork. His roots and how they have helped to shape him are
reflected in the original music on his recently released CD, 'Silver Burning Sky', and are even more evident during a live performance. Robert Brueys music is honest and real,
raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style -- with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment -- provides a perfect
complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the meaningful, introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, he paints with words -- imbuing his songs with imagery
that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them.
Blue Jersey Band!
The Blue Jersey Band brings an eclectic mix of swing, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass to their performances. With Frank Ruck on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Ellen Ruck on guitar and vocals,
and Mike Sutton on bass guitar, they provide a lively and swinging evening of music. Their influences include: Django Reinhardt, Tony Rice, David Grisman, and Freddie Green. They
have played for Artsquest Center at Steel Stacks, Cafe Improv, New England Folk Festival, Swingin' Tern, Princeton Country Dancers, Belle Mead Music Club, Communiversity, Pine Lakes
Summer Series, Village Bakery Friday Night Series, Viridian Gallery in NYC. Their other bands have included: Ex-Tradition, Ragman, Blue Jersey Contradance, Baroque to Bossa Nova,
and Rum & Onions Band.
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 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 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.