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THE SANCTUARY CONCERTS

The Sanctuary Concerts
At the Presbyterian Church
240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ

973.376.4946   boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org 

  

"A Revered Stop For Folk Musicians." -The Star Ledger   
                                

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Upcoming Concerts

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Six concerts, VIP seating, free events, $175 The Pick Six Music Plan

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Friday April 10 8PM   in Chatham
SHAWN COLVIN with special guest Rebecca Pronsky

TICKET ALERT:  Fewer than 25 seats are available for this concert.  Please consider purchasing in advance.

Since releasing her debut album 25 years ago, Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy awards (including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for "Sunny Came Home") and five Grammy nominations.  Her songs have been featured in major motion pictures (including the cult favorite The Big Lebowskiand the Disney film Tangled), and she's even acted in the HBO show Treme and as the voice of Rachel Jordan on The Simpsons.  Her autobiography, Diamonds in the Rough, was published in 2012.

Shawn's newest release, All Fall Down, was recorded in Buddy Miller's home studio and features guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus, and Jakob Dylan.  Her previous album, Shawn Colvin Live, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

On Shawn's 2011 visit to The Sanctuary, we introduced her to our favorite witty indie-twang songwriter Rebecca Pronsky as opener.  They apparently got along, because Rebecca is now touring with Shawn and will join her on this show! 

We are thrilled to welcome Shawn back to The Sanctuary.

Tickets: $30

 

 
April 11 8PM   in Chatham
TOM RUSH and Friends incl. Loretta Hagen

TICKET ALERT:  Fewer than 25 seats are available for this concert.  Please consider purchasing in advance.

Tom Rush established himself as one of the shaping forces of the acoustic music scene with his groundbreaking 1965 Elektra album, "The Circle Game," which is credited by Rolling Stone with ushering in the singer-songwriter era -- and he hasn't slowed down since. In addition to writing folk classics like "No Regrets," Tom discovered and nurtured scores of younger songwriters, including James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell, whom he heard playing as an unknown in a Detroit nightclub.

Tom's rich career has now been captured in a documentary film, No Regrets, currently screening at film festivals before its release. 

As captured in the film, one feature of Tom's career has been his "Club 47" performances, in which he shares the stage with select emerging artists.  In the spirit of those performances, this concert will include appearances by some new discoveries, to be named as the date gets closer.

Tickets: $35

 
Saturday, April 25 8PM   in Chatham
JEZ LOWE, JAMES KEELAGHAN and ARCHIE FISHER "Men at Words"

“Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers have decided to take their friendship on the road.” – Wooden Ship Productions




Three national-treasure singer/songwriters, from Canada, Scotland, and Northern England, walk into a New Jersey church...  Sounds like the start of a great story.  And, it is! 

Archie Fisher:  Master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost folk music troubadour. He is known in his homeland for a 27-year tenure as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show. For his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire).

James Keelaghan has been called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter and a poet laureate of the folk and roots music world, known for songs that feature themes of social issues and justice. In 2003, he won first prize (folk category) at the 8th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. In 2004, he was the recipient of a Juno Award. His song “Cold Missouri Waters” was popularized by the folk supergroup Cry Cry Cry (Dar Williams, Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky).

Jez Lowe has built his reputation as a musical ambassador for his native Northeast England with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, Liam Clancy and hundreds of others have recorded his songs. His biography, Diamonds in the Rough, was published in 2012.

Tickets: $20

 
COMING UP AT THE SANCTUARY:

5.9 SLAID CLEAVES $25

7.25 TOM PAXTON  The Last Tour $30/purchase here/sorry, no Pick Six passes  
10.24 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and the POOR FOOLS $30

11.28 JIMMY WEBB: The Glen Campbell Years $30

 

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