The Candlelight Concert Series for Epilepsy Awareness is a concert series in Pennington, NJ designed to raise awareness about epilepsy. It's grown out of a very popular house concert series and is now held at Trinity United Methodist at 1985 Pennington Rd, Ewing NJ. When you purchase your ticket using Paypal below, you will be added to the list; no physical tickets are printed or sent. You can bring you receipt to be safe. All shows are general admission. For more on this series, check out this article from The Times of Trenton here. The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey will be on-hand for most of these events to provide information and accept donations.
Friday April 11th 2014
Live at Trinity JOAN OSBORNE acoustic trio featuring Keith Cotton and Jack Petruzzelli
7:00PM Doors / 8:00PM Show $30 Advance/$35 Day-Of Show
About Joan Osborne
Considered one of the great voices of her generation, Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee.
Her debut album, Relish, wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals, and produced the massive MTV and international radio smash, "One of Us.” The song occupied the number one spot on the U.S. singles chart for two weeks, Relish eventually racked up sales of over three million copies, and Osborne found a large and appreciative audience, especially during touring as part of Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour.
Since then, the soulful vocalist, who counts such legendary artists as Etta James and Ray Charles as influences, has released several acclaimed albums, toured extensively with her own band and as a member of The Dead, appeared in the Grammy Award-winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and performed alongside many notable artists, including Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers Band, Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Jackson Browne, the Chieftans and Patti Smith to name a few.
Osborne has produced two albums for Americana stalwarts the Holmes Brothers, and is co-producing her forthcoming album, Love And Hate (set for an April 1, 2014 release on eOne Music) with Jack Petruzzelli, who she also teamed with on her most recent release, Bring It On Home, which garnered a Best Blues Album nomination at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
“It’s about romantic love, but not necessarily the pop song version of romantic love,” Osborne says of Love And Hate. “Of course it’s an endlessly interesting subject: there have been millions of songs written about it. As a songwriter, it’s been this very rich vein of material, and I just feel like these are definitely some of the best songs I’ve ever written. To be able to say that at this point in my working life is exciting.”
2013 was a busy year for Osborne. In addition to recording her new solo album and an extensive North American tour, she hosted her First Annual Mother’s Day Benefit Concert at City Winery in New York on Mother’s Day. She was joined by special guests Ollabelle and Elizabeth Mitchell to raise funds to benefit the Somaly Mam Foundation and Save The Children. A second installment of the Mother’s Day Benefit Concert is planned for 2014. Osborne was also invited to perform at The Recording Academy Honors in honor of friend Melissa Etheridge in New York, the 33rd Annual John Lennon Tribute in New York, and Emmylou Harris’ Woofstock fundraiser in Nashville.
According to other music critics and fans, Osborne also nailed the performances on her eighth solo album, Bring It On Home, released in 2012.
“I knew when the time was right and my voice was ready, I wanted to make a recording like this one,” Osborne says of Bring It On Home, a raw, wooly collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs that make up the seventh album from the multi-platinum artist. It’s an apt title—for Osborne, Home marks a return to her musical roots. “I cut my teeth in New York blues clubs singing songs like this,” Joan remembers. “I’d do three or four one-hour sets per night. That’s where I really learned to sing.”
Osborne’s 2014 will be jam-packed with tour dates to support the release of Love And Hate, including several intimate acoustic duo gigs with Keith Cotton, as well as live performances with her Trigger Hippy bandmates. Plus, there’s motherhood, listening to new music (“The Black Keys…they get it. We’re not doing polite music. There’s a rawness to it, and they understand that”) and discovering the wonders of Glee, the hit TV show that just used her breakthrough single “One of Us” in a recent episode. “My college-aged nieces were thrilled,” Osborne says, laughing. “I got a lot of excited text messages when that happened.”
About The Young Dubliners
The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock's hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as The Flaming Lips, Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.
Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock', that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea", Keith Roberts, lead singer for the band explains. "The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn't Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you'll end up with when you start on a new album.
The band has just released their brand new studio album, NINE. It contains ten brand new original songs with the usual blend of themes and tempos to keep the listener captivated. This was a unique experience for the band as they released it independently for the first time in their career.
"We had a few offers but decided we were well overdue to take things into our own hands," says Roberts, "After eight albums on various labels it just seemed right to go it alone for once and maintain full creative control."
However 'going it alone' did not mean without financial support and for that they turned to their fans. After only two weeks the band had received over half the necessary funds to complete the recording, manufacturing and marketing plan for the album and work began on February 1st, 2012. The road intervened as is usual for this non-stop touring band and the recording process was put on temporary hold as they commenced a long US summer tour followed by a month long European Fall run.
Now, with the Album finally hitting the streets in March, the Dubs are out on the road again in support.
"Having a whole album of new songs really invigorates the live show for us and makes it exciting all over again" say Roberts. "It's like a shot in the arm every time we go through this process".
About Paula Cole
Grammy winner and 7 time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six solo albums spanning an eighteen year career. In April 2013, she released her seventh solo album titled Raven. The release comes on the 20th anniversary of her performance debut on Peter Gabriel’s “Secret World Live” tour/album (1993-1994) and her solo debut Harbinger.
With Raven, Paula returns to her Harbinger-styled, storytelling roots. Her songs "Life Goes On" and "Eloise" tell the tales of family, heartache, love; "Sorrow-on-the-Hudson" paints the image of the river as Self; mighty, yet lonely. The anthemic "Strong Beautiful Woman" is Cole's mantra for mothers, partners and daughters. Fear and the danger of losing one's voice in "Scream" resolves in finding her voice through the cathartic writing and singing, not unlike Cole's personal journey. Longing, sex, fantasy and feminism are all themes evoked in Raven.
Paula has sold approximately three million albums and has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton (and many more.) Cole’s emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetic and fiercely touching, intelligent writing makes Cole stand apart. Her compositions have been covered by Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Katherine McPhee to name a few.
From a small town in Massachusetts Paula Cole was raised in a musical family with whom she and her daughter remain close. Cole is a scholarship alumna from Berklee College of Music with a background in jazz, received her first record deal with a jazz label (which she declined), and has collaborated with many jazz artists. Paula teaches and gives clinics in a spirit of giving back to the circle of music. With a loving allegiance to her fans, she maintains loyal communication online and after her live shows. And it is her fans that helped Raven take flight, as she turned to fan-funding via Kickstarter and achieved 150% of her goal. Raven will mark her first independent release on her own 675 Records with distribution through United For Opportunity (UFO).
As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the best Producer Grammy nomination for her work, This Fire, Cole has broken boundaries with a searcher’s spirit. From her top ten hits of the 1990’s to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Paula Cole continues to write, produce, record and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization.