County acts in NJArts benefit

Jay's Jersey Jams, Oct. 1

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Geoff Doubleday

  • The Shockenaw Mountain Boys

GARWOOD, NJ — Two Sussex County-based performers will join some of New Jersey’s leading roots, folk and Americana acts Sunday, Oct. 1, for a night of music at a benefit show entitled Jay’s Jersey Jams, Vol. 2.

Among those who have agreed to perform that night are: The Shockenaw Mountain Boys (Sussex County), featuring members of Railroad Earth; and guitarist Geoff Doubleday, a singer-songwriter from Sparta.

They will be joining a lineup that includes banjo ace Tony Trischka; mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff, formerly of Hot Tuna; and special guest Lisa Bouchelle, a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter. Ticket proceeds to benefit

“Not only will October 1 be a day of great music, but it's for a great cause!” says Tim Carbone of the Shockenaw Mountain Boys, which features three members of the renowned “jamgrass” band Railroad Earth. “And Geoff Doubleday is a great songwriter who knows how to put his songs across."

In addition to performing solo and in configurations leading up to a full band, Doubleday has opened for The Contribution – which Relix magazine called a “jam-band supergroup.” Doubleday’s music can be found on YouTube and CD Baby.

Tickets are $20 (plus fee) and are available through The show will take place at The Crossroads in Garwood, N.J., which is easily accessible from Garden State Parkway Exit 137.

Also scheduled to appear: renowned New Jersey band Kinderhook; and Marvin Sunk, a seven-piece group from Monmouth and Ocean counties. Casey Burd, formerly of Jersey Shore favorites 7 Minds, is the ringleader.

Trischka, was inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame on Sept. 8 in Oklahoma City, has jammed over the years with Mitterhoff and Carbone, John Skehan and Andy Goessling of Railroad Earth.

“I am looking forward to playing with my friends and for my fans in support of the arts in New Jersey on Oct. 1,” Trischka said.

Bouchelle recently celebrated 1 million streams of her EP, “Lipstick Tomboy.” Her song “Only The Tequila Talkin’ ”, a duet with John Popper of Blues Traveler, has received over 100,000 views on YouTube.

Proceeds will benefit, which was founded by veteran journalist Jay Lustig in 2014 to cover the arts and music throughout the state.

Links: <URL destination=" ">

</URL>and <URL destination=" ">


Jay’s Jersey Jams, Vol. 2.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Doors at 5 p.m., music at 6 p.m.

The Crossroads, Garwood, N.J.

Tickets are $20, available via; at door day of show.

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Police officers preparing to cycle for the fallen
By Joseph Picard
— In 1997, Officer Patrick Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department organized a bicycle ride from his New...

Read more »

Sparta woman inspires through acting
By Laurie Gordon
SPARTA — Erika Lupo has a gift. She can go into a room of students, ask them to brainstorm about a certain topic and within a few minutes, she can...

Read more »

Sparta 6th grader advances in geography bee
By Rose Sgarlato
Ian Bellush, a sixth grade student at Sparta Middle School, won the school...

Read more »

Business courses offered at SCCC
— Professional training courses being offered at Sussex County Community College will give business entrepreneurs an opportunity to...
Read more »


* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Local News
Bayer provides STEM Day at Rev. Brown
  • Jan 15, 2018
Ask The Expert
Water Expert Andy Ball: Safe Drinking Water
  • Jan 14, 2018


Find more about Weather in Sparta, NJ