Performance

MAC Music Café

11/19/2023
4-6 pm
$5 Suggested Donation
36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

Join us for our October MAC Music Café featuring singer-songwriters Shotgun Bill Anania,
Erika Sherger, Rob MacLeod + Rich Adams and George Wirth. The concert will take place in the MAC theater. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5. 

SHOTGUN BILL is…Bill Anania, singer-songwriter from Middletown, NJ. You’ll find him playing events and venues in the Monmouth County area. From 2012–17, Shotgun Bill collaborated with Frank Patrouch in Frank and Bill, releasing three CD projects: Frank Patrouch’s “Whiskey and Revenge”, Frank & Bill’s “One Good Line” and Frank & Bill’s “Unplugged and Uncouth”. In 2016, Shotgun Bill released his first solo CD, ” The B-Sides”, and followed this CD with his sophomore release in 2017, “Train  Cars, Prison Bars…and a White Guitar”, working with his friend Scott “Tango Kid” Yetka. In April 2019, he released “Shotgun Bill with the Tango Kid- Lonesome Cowboys”, followed by “Quarantined” in the fall of 2020 and “Lack of Luxury” in the summer of 2021. Recently, Shotgun Bill with the Tango Kid was nominated for the 2022 Indie Music Channel Awards for “Best Americana Artist”.  All titles are available on Itunes, Amazon, Band Camp, CD Baby and Spotify.

ERIKA SHERGER is a singer-songwriter from Boonton Township. Her heartfelt vocals have been compared to Natalie Merchant and Linda Rondstadt and her original songs have a unique style and sound that are all her own. Erika’s second album, Bad Wolf, was released on most streaming platforms in March of 2022.

GEORGE WIRTH is a gifted singer-songwriter and life-long resident of the fabled Jersey Shore. Wirth has played shows with Americana/Folk luminaries Mary Gauthier, Chris Smither, Chris Knight, Red Molly, Rod Picott and Amanda Shires.  His vivid portrayals of the human condition have won him numerous Asbury Park Music Award nominations including Best Album and Best Song. Wirth was the winner of the 2010 Best Male Performer Award, as well as the 2009 Best Male Songwriter and Best Album Release. George has released two critically acclaimed albums: “The Lights of Brigantine” and “The Last Good Kiss” which featured guest performances by Janey Todd, Abbie Gardner and Grammy-winner Amanda Shires. His song “Eisenhower Summer” was published in the esteemed folk music magazine, “Sing Out!” and featured on the CD accompanying that issue. George has performed at the New Jersey Folk Festival, the N.J. Clearwater Festival in Asbury Park and his song “Old Dancing Fool” was recorded by folk notables Red Molly who released it on their “Love and Other Tragedies” album.  He continues to write and play regionally while working on his third release.

ROB MACLEOD + RICH ADAMS

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