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

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

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March 28 8PM   in Chatham

TICKET ALERT:  Seats are selling quickly for this concert, with about 1/3 of the seats already sold.  Please consider purchasing in advance.

Grammy winner and platinum-album-seller George Winston is a true musical force of nature. He calls his very American piano style, inspired by Fats Waller and the other great stride pianists of the 1920's and 1930's, "folk piano." In addition to his well-known solo piano albums for Windham Hill Records, including Autumn, Summer, and Winter Into Spring, his repertoire includes an album of the jazz compositions of Vince Guaraldi (the Peanuts TV specials, "Cast Your Fate To The Wind"); an album entitled "The Music Of The Doors"; and songs by composers as diverse as Randy Newman, Sam Cooke, Laura Nyro, Taj Mahal, and Professor Longhair.

In addition to solo piano, George performs concerts on blues solo harmonica (mainly Appalachian fiddle tunes) and Hawaiian slack-key guitar. This will be a rare intimate evening with this remarkable musician. His last appearance with us, in 2010, sold out quickly.

Tickets: $25


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

TICKET ALERT:  Only about 125 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:  Only about 75 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





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