Steve Forbert & Jesse Bardwell at Wild West City!

Steve Forbert, whose many hits including Romeo's Tune are renowned in the music world, will be performing at The Golden Nugget Saloon with local musician Jesse Bardwell on Saturday, November 10th!

June 15th marked the 40th Anniversary of Forbert's outstanding debut record, “Alive On Arrival”, and the release of his 19th studio album is on the way as well. He also has a book being released soon, "Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock." Both will arrive this fall in time for the show.

This is going to be an outstanding night of live music at a unique venue that you will not want to miss! Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door.

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With Texas in their hearts, Kincaid and Croix bring outlaw country to Blairstown

While both Don Kincaid and AJ Croix are from New Jersey, they both have some Texas in their hearts.

The two will share the Roys Hall stage on Friday Nov. 2 and perform their own versions of country outlaw with each of their bands, Kincaid's The Wait, and Croix's The Devils Right Hand Band.

Kincaid honed his songwriting craft in the Hill Country of Texas and at picking circles in the state’s iconic town of Luckenbach. When it came time to make an album from his latest batch of songs, he traveled back east to his home state of New Jersey and gathered a formidable group of musicians who he counts as some of his oldest friends. In the process, they wrote some more songs together and recorded an album that they love. With the album completed, they formed The Wait to take the album on the road and the music into the future.

Their Americana Alt-Country style draws from their outlaw country heroes such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard, but with a modern feel that will appeal to fans of current alt-country artists such as Jamey Johnson, Ryan Adams, or Sturgill Simpson. The songs range from energetic alt-country rock to touching story-telling ballads, with painterly lyrics delivered in a baritone that would make Johnny proud.

Croix has hit the road more than once and is still going. In support of the latest album release, the road has taken him to Nashville , TN and the legendary Blue Bird Cafe, Back to NJ where he opened for James McMurtry, to PA where he opened for The Bodeans and to Fort Worth,Texas, to share the stage with Ray Reed, a former sharecropper and living legend that played bass for the immortal Freddie King. Mixing Rock n’ Roll with Alt Country and Americana, you get songs that speak of rebellion, salvation and the optimism that could only come from one’s true-life experiences. Music and storytelling that will take you on a adventures down the backroads of America.

His next release, due out this late Fall, will be produced by Grammy winning producer and engineer, Mike Goldberg (Johnny Winter, Leslie West).

All tickets are General Admission $17.50 in advance / $22.50 at the door. Go to royshall.org for tickets and directions.

Songs of Carole King and Carly Simon at Inn at Millrace Pond

There will be Clouds in My Coffee - and more - at the Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope on Friday Nov. 9.

The beautiful songs of Carole King and Carly Simon will be performed by Anne Mironchik and her band in a special evening of music.

The Inn at Millrace Pond is located in historic Hope, minutes from Routes 80 (exit 12) and 46.

Mironchik will sing the classic favorites of both King and Simon, such as "You're So Vain," and "The Right Thing to Do" by Carly, and "I Feel the Earth Move," and "It's Too Late" by Carole. She'll also play selected tunes by artists who they wrote for and who wrote with them, like the Beatles, James Taylor, and Michael McDonald.

"These are tunes that we love and remember, or maybe are discovering for the first time, and have influenced today's songwriters," said Mironchik. "I so enjoy performing them. They are beautiful and heart-warming."

Mironchik, who plays piano, will be backed up by Steve Kesselhaut, Bass, Vocals; Bill Privette, Guitar, Vocals; and Jim Lebbad, Drums.

Dinner hour starts at 6:30, show at 8 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. Tickets are just $15 per person.

As seating is limited, advanced reservations are highly recommended for this special event. To make a reservation call 908-459-4884. For more information about the Inn, visit www.innatmillracepond.com.

Jody Price: Grandson of Vincent Price

Twenty years after his death, Vincent Price still commands the attention of generations of horror movie fans, with one in particular: Vincent's grandson, Jody.

Vincent, a Yale graduate, began by playing the straight man, the lead, but “he fell into horror movies,” said New Jersey resident Jody Price of his grandfather. “He loved camp.”

Born in St. Louis in 1911, Vincent’s first on-screen appearance was 75 years ago as the romantic lead in1938’s “Service de Luxe,” a role far from the face of classic horror he would soon become. It was three years later that his first plunge into sci-fi and horror hit the screens, a movie called “The Invisible Man Returns.”

This led to roles in dozens of iconic movies, from the original versions of “The Fly” (60th anniversary marked this year) and “House of Wax” (55th anniversary), as well as a series of Edgar Allen Poe film adaptations.

For children of the ‘80s, he can be recognized opposite Johnny Depp as the inventor in “Edward Scissorhands” and as the speaker in Michael Jackson’s highly acclaimed “Thriller.”

But Jody’s favorites have always been “The House on Haunted Hill,” which terrified his brother for a full month as kids, and “The Conquerer Worm,” in which his grandfather is hacked to bits with an axe.

“For someone who was not an A-list star, his impact was amazing,” he said.

His name is even tied now to a Facebook fan page, where generation and nation-crossing fans share their favorite Vincent Price moments.

But Vincent Price not only enjoyed playing the horror roles that made him famous, Jody said, but his guest appearances on kids’ TV, from animated guest spots on “Scooby Doo” to the recurring role of Egghead on the ‘60s Batman series. He also had a short but hilarious bit on “The Muppet Show” in which Kermit turns into a vampire.

Jody is a computer programmer and locally-renowned acoustic guitarist who had his own piece of national fame in a 1999 Simpsons episode after that year's Super Bowl in which the ghost of Vincent Price tells Marge Simpson that his grandson, Jody, will deliver the missing piece of a celebrity craft kit. As a musical performer, Jody frequently entertains crowds at restaurants and special events.

But Jody’s fondest memories of his grandfather are not film-related.

He remembers his grandfather as the opposite of the often-evil characters he played, as a life- and art-loving man who had an affinity for storytelling and cooking. When out to dinner with his family, Vincent Price would ask autograph seekers to please wait until after they had eaten. When Jody graduated from Newark Academy in 1980, it was Vincent Price who was the keynote speaker.

Always a champion for education and the arts, it is his personal fine art pieces that are on permanent display at East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Art Museum.

Jody enjoys talking with Vincent Price and horror movie fans, reminiscing about films and personal memories alike. He is available to speak at colleges, symposiums, celebrations, or any horror-related event.