Don't miss a relaxing and entertaining evening of live music performed by top-notch musicians in the intimate setting of our gallery.
Held on the fourth Friday of each month, February’s showcase includes singer-songwriters Shotgun Bill Anania, Pat Cat, Jenny Cat and Rick Dill.
Suggested donation $5. Coffee and desserts for sale.
The award-winning Arts Center’s beautiful, spacious gallery is open free of charge to residents, school and community groups and visitors from across the region. The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station). Free parking is available on site with additional free parking available in station metered lot weekday evenings after 6 p.m. and weekends. For more information, please call 732-706-4100.
Hailing from Middletown, New Jersey, Bill began playing bass in 1973, playing in bands throughout high school and college, before life eventually took him in a different direction. He has been working with Frank Patrouch since 2012, through a solo CD of Frank’s. This reunion prompted them to make a new record as a duo, 2015’s One Good Line, and hit the road, playing coffeehouses with their own brand of 70’s country rock. In 2016 he released Shotgun Bill- the B- Sides. Also in 2016, Frank & Bill release another CD entitled Unplugged and Uncouth. In the summer of 2017, he released his second solo album with 16 new original songs, Train Cars, Prison Bars...and a White Guitar (available on iTunes, Amazon, Band Camp and CD Baby and you can listen to songs on Spotify. Learn more at www.shotgunbillmusic.com.
Pat Cat settled on his stage name in 2013 in honor of close friends Professors RJ Sullivan and WV Sieller (RIP) who nicknamed based on college slang in the seventies. Pat currently has an album published by CD Baby entitled Pat Cat/Side A and an unpublished album on YouTube entitled Pat Cat/ Side B at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5oPPYRKjf32GD6vB7glEDA
Question: What do you get when you trap an old soul in the body of a millennial?
Answer: Jenny Cat.
Raised on a diet of Doo-Wop, 50’s rockabilly, country and western, psychedelic rock and bubble gum pop, forever obsessed with places like The Brill Building, and terms like “The Wall of Sound,” Jenny took music personally and learned how to play just about every instrument, studying the craft of songwriting at Berklee College of Music. She devoted much of her creative time to her band, Jenny And The Felines, went through a few line-up changes, and was able to deliver two glorious albums of music and two hilarious music videos. Daunted by the overwhelming costs and mansplaining she encountered when looking to record her songs, she took things a step further and decided to learn the art of the recording/production/mixing/mastering process and has immense fun in the studio as it is her playground and the only place where she feels like she is home.
A guy who tries to write songs.
A dad, husband, ex-newspaper reporter, ex-house painter, would-be musician and current social worker; I am forever thankful for the love and relationships that have allowed me to record and perform my music over the last 25 years. Whenever and wherever music is made, there also is a miracle. www.facebook.com/rbdmusic.
About the Middletown Arts Center
The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award winning, state-of-the-art facility run by the nonprofit Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council which is dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities. The MAC offers enrichment programs and entertainment for all ages and abilities. Visit www.middletownarts.org for more information and to join our mailing list for updates on exhibition opportunities, classes, workshops and events at the Middletown Arts Center.
$5 Suggested Donation
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