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Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series
Fall 2012

September 8: Martin Swinger and Sharon Goldman

Sharon Goldman Singer-songwriter Sharon Goldman writes songs and sings them, usually at small clubs, coffeehouses, house concerts and other intimate musical spaces. Sometimes she plays alone with her guitar, sometimes she shares the stage with other talented musical folks. She has over a decade of writing songs and four albums under her belt and is well-known around the New York City area and around the East Coast for her smart and sweet brand of acoustic folk-pop, complete with some seriously strong vocals and savvy lyrics. Goldman was honored with a spot in the Emerging Artists Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, she performed as part of the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference, and was selected to perform as one of ten showcase artists at the NERFA one-day mini-conference in Boston, where she shared songs from her latest recording, a 3-song EP called Three Sun Songs.

Martin Swinger Martin's repertoire of 'Songs Worth Listening To' run the gamut from infectiously bright, upbeat and witty, to astounding and powerfully moving. A concert includes award winning originals, swing and jazz standards, traditional and contemporary Americana selections, with some tastefully un-classifiable gems to freshen your ears. Martin connects with his audience. He's a performer you'll be glad you experienced live. His talent is evident from the moment he walks onstage. He is simply an astounding musician with a comfortable presence, a powerful voice and creative guitar skills. Recognition for his songwriting and performing talent continues to grow. He is a Kerrville New Folk Finalist and Festival performer and led workshops and performances at Boston Folk Festival. He was featured on the "Kerrville 2000" and "2001" and other compilation CD's. Martin performed at this years "Big Taboo" Festival in Provincetown and is featured in a recent book, FOLK MELLINEUM by Dr. Tom Gruening.


As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions.

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.

Intermission with South Martine Avenue Deli sandwiches and pizza
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.