The deepest apologies to those who picked up the newspaper last week, or logged in, to find Sound Waves completely gone. Unfortunately, the column focused on an upcoming event with two Nashville artists that was canceled with a few hours off before print time, making the entire piece irrelevant. Fortunately, the nightlife guide, as usual, provided a comprehensive resource for readers who want to see live music, with options for every day of the week.
This week has been full of a little bit of everything. The weather changed from rain non-stop to a single hot beach day off the charts, followed by a few strangely cool, dry days. Despite the seemingly endless rain that preceded the dry season, current conditions fueled a forest fire in the Wharton State Forest that invaded Paradise Lakes camp during the last day of Beardfest. Fortunately, all the musicians, vendors and festival goers were safely evacuated to the original location of the event. On Monday, the fire was contained in 70%, after devastating about 12,000 hectares.
Speaking of fire, this Saturday, West Tuckerton Volunteer Fire Co. celebrates 75 years of dedicated service. At 11 in the morning there will be a parade, followed by presentations, food and drink, family activities and, above all, live music. It’s a great way to enjoy a summer Saturday and support those who sacrifice their time and risk their lives so we can continue to party safely.
Meanwhile, there is a black bear roaming Little Egg Harbor, perhaps a good omen for the dead, who are celebrating touring season. Follow the dancing bears, but not the black bears.
Islanders can expect to be captured Maggie Pietrucha this Saturday night at Nardi’s. Pietrucha is known for her classic American charm and velvet voice, reminiscent of artists Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow. Last year was a big year for Pietrucha, as he graduated from college, married his beloved, and moved to Hawaii. This Saturday is his only performance at LBI during a brief visit. Please refer to the next issue for an artist update.
Sir Paul McCartney
Celebrates 80 years
Legendary singer-songwriter and bassist Paul McCartney, who helped found the Fab Four 62 years ago, celebrated becoming an octogenarian as a true rock, touring star! It just makes sense, considering the Beatles have been writing, composing, recording and performing all over the world for most of their lives.
McCartney is known for his elegant tenor voice, melodic bass approach, and eclectic composition style that has transcended all genres and conventions. About 32 of his songs have led Billboard Hot 100. He has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (once for his work with the Beatles and again as a solo artist), has won 17 times a Grammy and an Academy Award. It has been more than half a century since Sgt. Pepper’s composer played with the Beatles, although he has produced a lifetime of success.
He received a good birthday card from Jersey when he joined him on stage Bruce Springsteen i Jon Bon Jovi during a proper cover of Springsteen’s “Glory Days.” It’s nothing cooler than that.
Dead & Company also paid tribute to McCartney with a performance of “Hey Jude” in Boulder during a particularly sentimental ensemble that also paid tribute to drummer Mickey Hart’s father, Lenny Hart, with a melancholy jam “He’s Gone”, as well as the late keyboardist of Grateful Dead Ronald “Pigpen” McKernan. and Brent Mydland, releasing a Brent-era “Foolish Heart” in a tribute to the pig-era Elmore James, “Hurts Me Too.”
When Dead & Co. announced his 2022 tour, Rolling rock made the outrageous mistake of headlining a short “Breaking: Dead & Company will stop spinning after 2022,” with an absolutely null supportive context. Not even an hour later, Bob Weir posted the article on social media, commenting, “News for me!”
The music never stopped. In fact, Dead & Company set out to open the tour with the debut of Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home,” showing a willingness to keep the show on the road. The bus stops not far from here in about two and a half weeks.
Besides, the Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys This week also marks its 80th anniversary. Popular legend Bob Dylan (who turned 81 last month!) paid tribute to him with a little birthday song, posted on social media.
We celebrate the day of June
All summer long
Sunday was the 136th anniversary of June, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Historically called Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day, June 19, 1865 is recognized as the anniversary of the proclamation of General Order no. 3 of Union Army General Gordon Granger, announcing freedom for the enslaved people of Texas, the last remaining Confederate state to impose institutional slavery. .
Given that last year was the first year of Sound Waves and coincidentally the first year that Juneteenth was recognized as a U.S. federal holiday, the column focused appropriately on highlighting the pioneers of Sound Waves. the music of our country, from Ragtime King Scott Joplin to the ancestors of Isidore jazz. Jean Barbarin and Dee Dee Chandler, Father of Stride and Jersey native James Price Johnson, improvisation King Buddy Bolden, jazz first arranger Jelly Roll Morton, Father of Blues WC Handy, sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock. n ‘roll. These people of color challenged the greatest odds of oppression and laid the groundwork for music as we know it today. SandPaper subscribers can read last year’s issue online.
This year, we highlight the contemporary artists of color who carry the torch forward and continue the legacy with performances nearby.
First, there is an unforgettable island favorite. The verdict is a staple of the Jersey shore for a long time, with roots in places like the Stone Pony. They have teamed up with people like Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder and have opened for acts like Sting and Madonna. Performing reggae, soca and calypso, they give each audience a Caribbean flavor, even imparting some traditional dance moves to the listeners for an interactive experience.
Catch The Verdict live at 7pm on Monday 25th July at Manahawkin Lake Park and again on Thursday 28th July at 6.30pm on the lower boat ramp. On Wednesday, August 17, they will perform at Harvey Cedars Sunset Park at 6 p.m., and on Monday, August 22 at 7 p.m., they will perform at the Bay Breeze Park Pavilion in Barnegat Light. All concerts are free and family friendly.
The Lizzie Rose Music Hall hosts blues artists from Alligator Records of Chicago, a leading record label dedicated to blues artists. This summer, the Pavellion in the Pines summer concert series will feature four sensational blues acts.
Wednesday, July 6 features native Florida Selwyn Birchwood, an innovative young visionary who describes his music as “electric swamp funkin ‘blues”, characterized by raw and emotional music, both on electric guitar and electric lap steel, played with fervor of fire and brimstone. Using unvarnished voices, she weaves compelling stories of love, passion, pain, and pleasure.
During his 23-year career, Birchwood has shown his courage by winning the 2013 Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge and the Albert King Guitarist Award. Most recently, she received the Blues Song of the Year 2022 Music Award for her original “I’d Climb Mountains,” from her recently released album, Living in a burning house. He has opened for acts such as Buddy Guy and Robert Cray.
Wednesday, July 20 presents Toronzo Cannon and Chicago Way. Since his debut with Alligator Records, The CCamí hicago, released in 2016, Cannon has taken the international stage by storm. However, Cannon has been playing since he first took up guitar at the age of 22. Although he initially explored reggae music, having grown up in Windy City, looking at Theresa’s Lounge to see greats like Junior Wells, it was only a matter of time before he played electric blues. Cannon played for Tommy McCracken, Wayne Baker Brooks, LV Banks and Joanna Connor before launching his own team, The Cannonball Express, in 2001.
Cannon’s songwriting, like that of the greats who came before him, is informed by real-world life. When he’s not touring the world, Cannon drives a Chicago Traffic Authority bus during the day and moonlight on the nightclub circuit. The latest release of The bold bluesman, The preacher, the politician or the pimpwas named number two as the best blues album of 2019 by UK’s MOJO music magazine.
Monday, July 25 Lil ‘Ed and the Imperial Blues go to the pavilion for a strident evening of true, grainy blues. Leaders and guitarist Ed and his half-brother, bassist James “Pookie” Young, grew up on the West Side of Chicago, nephews of the famous 50’s slide guitarist JB Hutto. Ed inherited the meaning of high-impact slide solos, which he accompanies with strong voices.
Guitarist Michael Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton, described by his label as “Detroit Blues Pilgrims,” joined Ed and Pookie nearly 35 years ago and never looked back. Together, they offer a huge sound, a serious slide-driven Chicago blues highlighted by cheerful bottleneck boogies.
In the last three decades, the band has released almost 10 albums and has performed all over the world. Die-hard fans, including comedian and TV presenter Conan O’Brien, are called “Ed Heads.” In 2007 and 2009 they won the prestigious Blues Music Award at the Band of the Year. For three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013, they swept the Living Blues Award for Best Live Performer.
All times start at 7:30 am and tickets are priced at $ 30 in advance or $ 35 on the day of the show. Visit lizzierosemusic.com to buy tickets and find directions to the site.