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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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Sunday, Dec. 7 7PM   in Chatham
DAR WILLIAMS "The Honesty Room" 20th Anniversary Tour with special guests Mouths of Babes

TICKET UPDATE:  Only about 75 seats are available for this concert.  Please consider purchasing in advance.

Dar Williams returns to The Sanctuary to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album, "The Honesty Room," by performing that classic album in its entirety.

Dar's great popularity is the result of her winningly literate and heartfelt songs, in which she delivers wry observations about religion, gender roles, and middle-class life through accessible and deeply personal stories. Her style combines coffeehouse folk and folk-rock, suffused throughout with socially conscious lyrics.  With Sanctuary favorites Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, Dar was a member of the folk supergroup Cry Cry Cry

Special guests Mouths of Babes are the duo of  Ty Greenfield (from Girlyman) and Ingrid Elizabeth (of Coyote Grace).  These two big-spirited "out" songwriters not only harmonize on each others' songs, but are also engaged to be married!

Tickets $30

Jan. 10 8PM   in Chatham
FRANK VIGNOLA Guitar Summit and Django Birthday Bash!

Sanctuary favorite Frank Vignola is a jaw-dropping guitarist who melds gypsy jazz, bluegrass, toe-tapping swing and front porch picking into an eclectic, upbeat sound all his own.  The late Les Paul named him "one of my Five Most Admired Guitarists," and he has toured and recorded with everyone from Madonna, Elton John,  and  Ringo Starr to Lionel Hampton, Donald Fagen, Queen Latifah, David Grisman, and Bucky Pizzarelli.

For this special Guitar Summit and Django 104th Birthday Bash, Frank will be joined by two other white-hot players

Al Caiola is best known for his jangly guitar playing on the theme songs for "Bonanza" and "The Magnificent Seven."  But, that's also Al you hear playing on hundreds of hits, from Glen Campbell's Galveston to Simon & Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson to Del Shannon's Runaway

Jason Annick is a jazz violinist and mandolinist best known for his work with gypsy jazz guitarist John Jorgenson's band and the gypsy jazz combo New Hot Club of America. 

Expect Frank, Al, Jason and rhythm guitarist Vinny Rainolo to deliver white-hot versions of American standards, gypsy jazz jams, and even jazzified covers of Mozart and Black Sabbath!

Tickets: $25


Friday April 10 8PM   in Chatham

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.

We are thrilled to welcome Shawn back to The Sanctuary.

Tickets: $30


April 11 8PM   in Chatham
TOM RUSH and Friends

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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