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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Augusta Farmer's Market

Music to shop by - 3-6 PM

Mill Park 32 Northern Ave
Augusta Maine 207-487-7114
Price: free!

You'll find great organic produce and products at this open-air market - and enjoy my music while you shop! 

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Waldo Pierce Library

SInging in the Garden! - 10 AM

11 S Main Rd A
Frankfort Maine
Price: free

Join me and a fun bunch of kiddos as we sing and celebrate the garden! 

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Side Door Coffeehouse

Concert and Open Mic - 7PM

Brunswick Maine
Price: $8 Suggested

Arrive early to get on the open mic list. Lots of fun! 

Past Dates

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Frontier Cafe' and Gallery

Lords of Lichtenstein, Jenny Van West and Martin Swinger in duo program - 7 PM

Fort Andross
Brunswick Maine
Price: $ 10 in advance, $12 at the door

The Lords are a charming brother's duo offering sibling harmonies and youthfully clever songs. They are smart and talented and a load of fun. Jenny Van West is a local star sky-rocketing her way to the top - beautiful voice, great lyrics! You know me. We're a good team! 

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Barn Studio Improv Singing Workshop

Sing into Spring! w/ Ephemera - 12:30 - 4:30

info upon registration
Trumansburg New York 607-351-3436
Price: $40 - $80 Sliding scale donation

Improv singing group, Ephemera and I are leading a workshop on creative singing. Open to anyone who enjoys singing and is willing to be playful. We all have significant experience and training and guarantee a safe space to explore your musical imagination with like-minded friends! 

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

The Old Parsonage

Swing Into Spring Tour! - Visit FB page

144 Enfield Main Rd.
Ithaca New York

Maria Gillard, Jeffrey Pepper Rogers, Wendy Sassafrass Ramsay and I will present a wonderful collection of original songs! 

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Mission Hall

Swing Into Spring Tour

125 Caroline St
Rochester New York

Maria Gillard, Jeffery Pepper Rogers and Wendy Sassafrass Ramsay and I are presenting a wonderful show of original songs! 

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Seneca Street Brew Pub

Swing into Spring

315 E Seneca Street
Manlius New York

Join Maria Gillard, Jeffrey Pepper Rogers and Wendy Sassafrass Ramsay for a wonderful evening of original songs!  

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Rochester/ Ithaca Tour w/ FRIENDS

Maria Gillard, Pepper and Sassafras, and Martin Swinger tour! - See individual show listings

With Maria Gillard, Pepper and Sassifrass!
Price: Varied

Maria is a long-time friend whom we've presented twice at Cafe' Noir, our house concert.  Pepper and Sassafrass are an amazing duo I've come to love over the last couple years. Together we will share an amazingly diverse array of great songs and harmonies! 

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Gardiner High School SINGING!

Singing Class (for non singers!) - 6:30 classes

40 W Hill Rd
Gardiner Maine
Price: $79 for 6 classes

DO you sing in the car, shower, or only by yourself. Have you been told to 'just mouth the words'? Join this class and learn to SING OUT without fear or embarrassment! 

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Maranacook Adult Ed Songwriting!

Songwriting - 6:30 PM

2250 Millard Harrison Drive
Readfield Maine
Price: $79 for 6 classes

So you'd like to write songs but don't know where to begin? You're already a songwriter and want to bump your skills up a notch? This is the class for you - all levels welcome! 

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Coffeehouse at The Mews

Martin Swinger in concert! - 7 PM Come early for a good table!

429 Commrecial Street
Provincetown Massachusetts 02657
US 508-487-1500
Price: $10 suggested

The Mews is an amazing restaurant with fresh seafood and other gourmet dinners. Arrive early to get a good table. Reservations recommended.  Arrive @ 6:30 to sign up for the open mic 

Monday, March 12th, 2018

WOMR Schoolhouse

Interview w/ Bob Weiser and Martin Swinger - 11 AM

494 Commercial Street
Provincetown Massachusetts 02657
US 508-487-2619
Price: Simply tune your radio to WOMR!

Bob Weiser is a wonderful host and great supporter of folk music. We'll share laughs, songs & things you may not have known about me and my music! 

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Under the Rainbow Coffeehouse

North Shore Health Project House Concert - 6:30 Pot Luck, 7:30 concert

5 Center St.
Gloucester Massachusetts 01930
Price: what you can.

I look forward to sharing award-winning original and sing-along favorites!

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Union Church Coffeehouse

Martin Swinger and Deb Hensley in Concert - 7 PM

37 Main St
Belgrade Maine
Price: $10 suggested

Martin and Deb have been connected vocally for 15 years and happily share that joyful blend with the warm audience at Union Church Coffeehouse. Open Mic follows the concert. 

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

People's Voice Cafe

Martin Swinger in Concert!

Community Church of New York U.U. 40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park)
New York City New York
Price: SUGGESTED $20, no one turned awa

People's Voice is about socially conscious music. I'm so excited to have been invited to play here. RARE full concert in NYC!!

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Side Door Coffeehouse

Brunswick Maine

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Slates Restaurant & Bakery

Martin Swinger CD Release Party! - Dinner 5:30, Concert 8:30

169 Water Street
Hallowell Maine 04347
US 622-9575
Price: $15, reservations recommended.

We'll perform highlights from my upcoming album, 'Living Things' as well as older favorites. Featuring Ed Desjardins and other special guests. 

Friday, December 1st, 2017

UU Church of Augusta

World AIDS Day Concert - 6:30

69 Winthrop St,
Augusta Maine
Price: TBA Fundraiser for Horizon Progr

Tom Giordano, Ed Desjardins, myself and others TBA offer a fundraising concert as part of the evening remembrance of people effected by AIDS. 

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Cold Soup House Concert

Cold Soup House Concert - 7PM

Atlanta Georgia
Price: $25 includes dinner.

Contact Lesly  to make reservation. VERY limited seating. 

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Wolf Neck Farm

Family Music at the Farm! - 10:30-11:30

Frreeport Maine
Price: Cheap or Free.

Wolfs Neck presents Family Day with lots of farm activities, tractor rides, animals, hay bail playground... and ME!!!  Music all day but I'm on at 10:30 AM.

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Bath Art Walk

Live music! - TBA

Downtown Bath
Bath Maine

Great Art Walk. I'll be singing somewhere by the water... details TBA

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Augusta Farmer's Market

Organic foods, Fresh Music! - 3-6PM

Mill Park 32 Northern Ave
Augusta Maine 207-487-7114

Great Market, open air, under shelter.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Martin and Matt @ Seacoast Science Center

Matt and Martin at the Science Center - 1PM

570 Ocean Blvd
Rye New Hampshire

Songs about science, sea life and more! Family performance.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Augusta Farmer's Market

Fresh food, fresh music! - 3-6PM

Mill Park 32 Northern Ave
Augusta Maine 207-487-7114

Fresh organic meats and veggies, Fresh organic music!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Augusta Farmer's Market

Fresh food, fresh music! - 3-6PM

Mill Park 32 Northern Ave
Augusta Maine 207-487-7114
Price: free

Wonderful Farmer's market and fun music!

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Vienna Union Hall

Martin Swinger in Concert - 7PM

5 Vienna Mountain Road
VIenna Maine 293-2674
Price: $10

Honored to have been invited to share a concert in this lovely community!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Wayne Maine Coffeehouse

Martin Swinger in Concert - 2PM

Cary Memorial Library
Wayne Maine
Price: $10

I look forward to sharing lots of new songs from my upcoming CD, Living Things! Take a break from the garden and join me!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Wolf Neck Farm

Wolf Neck Farm Family day - 10:30 AM

Frreeport Maine
Price: cheap

Great day to visit this beautiful farm! Petting zoo, kids activities, etc.  Oh yeah, and ME!!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Augusta Civic Center

Kidbaloo - Noon - 3PM

76 Community Drive
Augusta Maine 04330
US (207) 626-2400
Price: $10

Entertainment in the center stage!  BYO Kid!

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Augusta Art Walk

Art Walk - 5:30 - 8PM

Water Street
Augusta Maine
Price: free

I'm a roving musician - follow me around!

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

The Emporium

Martin Swinger and Ed Desjardins - 7PM

Main St: Intersection of 17 & 41
Readfield Maine
Price: donation

Ed is great! I'm good as I get! Come out and hear the two of us!

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Front Porch

Martin Swinger in Concert on the Front Porch - 8PM

308 Meadowbrook Rd
Robbinsville New Jersey 08691
US 609 443 0577
Price: Donation

I love singing for my dear friends of the Front Porch, my host camp at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Meet us in Robbinsville, NJ for a great evening of fun!

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Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Slates Restaurant & Bakery

BRIO! IN Concert - DInner 6, Show 8

169 Water Street
Hallowell Maine 04347
US (207) 622-9575
Price: $15 Make Reservations Early!

Join BRIO! for a an engaging evening of vocal harmony and clever original songs.

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Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Down East Country Dance Festival

BRIO! concert and workshop - noon concert, 1PM workshop

Mt Arrarat High School
Topsham Maine
Price: Admission to Festival

BRIO! is excited to share a concert at Noon in the Deli Court and offer a singing workshop immediately following at this all day dance and music festival!  What  GREAT way to celebrate SPRING! FAMILY FRIENDLY!

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Chocolate Church Arts Center

Martin Swinger in Winter Chill Concert - 7PM

798 Washington St.
Bath Maine 04530
US 207-442-8455
Price: $10

I look forward to sharing my music onstage at this historic venue!

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Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Chocolate Church Arts Center

Valentines Concert - 2PM

798 Washington St.
Bath Maine 04530
US 207-442-8455
Price: $10

Join me, Alison Freeman and other artists in s song-fest of LOVE!

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Mount Blue Middle School

Songwriting with Gifted and Talented - All day

Farmiongton Maine
Price: none

I look forward to spending the day sharing songwriting games and skills with gifted students.

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Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Portland New Church

Vocal Skinny-Dipping (singing workshop) - 1-5PM

302 Stevens Ave
Portland Maine
Price: $25 or what you can share

Deb  Hensley, Matt Loosigian and I (BRIO!) will gently lead participants into the world of improvisational singing. No particular skills needed, just a willingness to be playful with your ears and voice.

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Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Americana Community Music Association, Inc.

Martin Swinger in Concert - 7PM

2756 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Meyers Fl
Price: $10

I'm excited to share my music in FL at this wonderful listening room!  Joyce Knake opens.

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Sunday, January 1st, 2017

The Yoga Barn

Sing for the World (open singing vigil) - 1-6PM

39 Fiddlehead Lane
Topsham Maine (207) 215-8698
Price: Free: donations welcome for Stan

Deb Hensley, Matt Loosigian and I (BRIO!) are hosting a 5 hour singing vigil in hopes of bringing more light into the world. Would you bring your voice and sing with us?   NO skills necessary.

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Rockland Public Library

Family Sing Along! - 11 AM

80 Union St
Rockland Maine
Price: FREE!!~

Join us for a fun morning of sing-along FUN!!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Gallery 263

Amy Kucharik, Daniel Boling and ME!! - 8PM -

263 Pearl St
Cambridge Massachusetts
Price: $10

Amy and Dan are both Kerrville New Folk Festival WINNERS!!  3 of us are gonna rock your world with fantastic songs and beautiful performance!  Come check out this wonderful gallery and enjoy the blending of visual and listening arts!

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Wethersfield Senior Center

Senior Sing-Along - 1 PM

30 Greenfield St
Wethersfield Connecticut
Price: FREE!!~

Come sing along with us! Americana, Swing and Jazz favorites!

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Jonesport Elementary


139 Snare Creek Ln
Jonesport Maine (207) 497-2830

Happy to offer lots of fun music as this library celebrates it's renovation!

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Common Ground Fair

BRIO! Performs! - 10AM - 3:00

Unity Maine
Price: $10

Common Ground is the BEST FAIR IN MAINE!  Hosted by Maine Organic Farmer's and Growers Association, there are no carnival rides, no candy apples, no gambling games with crappy prizes.This is MAINE LIVING: Horse cart rides, healthy home-grown foods, Fresh- pressed hot apple cider, amazing arts and crafts, fabulous performers, chickens, rabbits, cows, goats, horses, sheep-dogs   --- and BRIO!!!


10 AM We're roving around the arts tent singing freely!


3:00 We're performing a set of fabulous songs on the Spotlight Stage.

BEWARE!! Audience may be FORCED to sing along!!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Common Ground Fair

Martin Swinger Performs! - 10AM - 1:15PM - 3:15

Unity Maine
Price: $10

Common Ground is the BEST FAIR IN MAINE!  Hosted by Maine Organic Farmer's and Growers Association, there are no carnival rides, no candy apples, no gambling games with crappy prizes.This is MAINE LIVING: Horse cart rides, healthy home-grown foods, Fresh- pressed hot apple cider, amazing arts and crafts, fabulous performers, chickens, rabbits, cows, goats, horses, sheep-dogs   --- and ME!!!


10 AM I'm roving around the arts tent singing freely!

1;15 PM I'm performing a family set at The Sunflower Stage

3:15 I'm performing a set of original songs on the Spotlight Stage

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Portland New Church

BRIO! and Saheli in CONCERT!! - 3PM

302 Stevens Ave
Portland Maine
Price: $20

My trio, BRIO! is happily joining women's a cappella group Saheli (sisters) for a magical concert of vocal harmony. Songs from all over the world and from your back yard are featured and audience is SURE to be invited to sing along!


Contact: MartinSwinger@ to make a reservation. Going to be a LOVELY afternoon of amazing song!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Frontier Cafe' and Gallery

Songwriter's On Stage - 7PM

Fort Andross
Brunswick Maine
Price: $10

TONIGHT!  Proud to share the stage with Ted DeMille, John Shindler and Tom Mitchell at this wonderful Maine Venue!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Vinegar Hill Music Theater

Martin Swinger opening for The Levins! - 8PM -

53 Old Post Rd
Arundel Maine (207) 985-5552

Thrilled to share a show with my favorite Duo, the Levins! Music from the heart and soul, I promise you!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Glenridge Longterm Care

Lively Music! - 10 AM

40 Glenridge Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330
(207) 626-2600

Always happy to share music with this appreciative audience!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Lounge Lizard Stage - PM at the Dance tent

Dodd's Farm
Hillsdale New York 12529
Price: Admission to Festival

Thrilled to share the stage with Pesky J Nixon and more at this groundbreaking showcase event

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Martin and Matt @ Seacoast Science Center

Martin and Matt sing about oysters and earthworms! - 1PM

570 Ocean Blvd
Rye New Hampshire

Matt Loosigian and I share fun songs about nature at the Science Center!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Woodlands Senior Living Center

Lively Music! - 2PM

152 Winthrop Street
Hallowell Maine

Always happy to share music with this appreciative audience!

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

BRIO! on Chebeague Island Houe Concert

BRIO! in Concert! - TBA

Price: TBA

All details TBA but count on it - we'll be there!

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Martin and Deb @ Downtown Belfast Art Walk

Martin and Deb on the Streets! - 5-7PM

ON the Streets!
Belfast Maine

Shop, explore, discover as Deb Hensley and I perform on the streets in this beautiful coastal town!

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Hillside Terrace

Lively Music! - 10:30AM

21 Warren St
Hallowell Maine

Always happy to share music with this appreciative audience!

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Union Church Coffeehouse

BRIO! in Concert - 7PM followed by open mic

67 Main St
Belgrade Maine (207) 495-3599
Price: $10

Promising a lovely evening of out-of-the-box songs at this sweet venue.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Glenridge Longterm Care

Lively Music! - 10AM

40 Glenridge Dr
Augusta Maine 04330
(207) 626 2600

Proud to share my music with this appreciative audience!

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Glenridge Longterm Care

Upbeat Music! - 10AM

40 Glenridge Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330
(207) 626-2600

Proud to share my music with this appreciative Audience

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Augusta Farmer's Market

Augusta Farmer's Market - 2-6PM

Mill Park 32 Northern Ave
Augusta Maine 207-487-7114
Price: FREE!!~

GREAT locally grown produce and Locally Sung Songs!

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Boxborough Elementary

Songwriting in the Classroom - May 23, 24, 25, 26

Boxborough Massachusetts
Price: obsverve

Martin is thrilled to have been invited to lead songwriting activities in 4th grade classes!


Further details TBA!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

BRIO! Andreson House Concert

BRIO! in Concert

6 Brittany Lane
Easthampton Massachusetts 413-534-3882

Contact by email or by phone to make reservation. Seating is limited.


BRIO! is proud to share our FIRST WORLD TOUR!!

Ok, it's ONE show, but we'll sing in the car coming and going.

We'll have you doing the same!

IN the Works:  Possible Improv singing workshop before concert. Details TBA!

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Franklin House Concert Series

Martin Swinger and Carrie Ferguson Tour - 1PM Pot Luck, 2PM show

Franklin Massachusetts

Carrie and I share the second of our World-Wide two-show-tour.

Contact Barry to make a reservation, get address and details: 

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Chestnut Tree Concerts

Martin Swinger and Carrie Ferguson Tour

61 Chestnut Tree Hill Rd.
Oxford Connecticut 203-828-6032

Excited about sharing the show with an admired friend, Carrie Ferguson. She's a talented songwriter and dear person. Worth the drive!


All details TBA

Friday, April 8th, 2016

BRIO! @ Plunkett Poetry Festival

Poetry Sing - 5-7PM

University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta Maine

Wonderful poets will share their words and ideas, BRIO! reflects them back in improvised vocal symphony!  If you love poetry and like BRIO!, THIS is a program not to be missed!

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Deering High School

'Vocal Skinny-Dipping' Workshops - 1:30 Mar 28, 29, 31

370 Stevens Ave
Portland Maine 207-874-8260
Price: observe

Martin is thrilled to have been invited to teach skatting and 'Vocal Skinny-Dipping' to the chorus and jazz band at Deering High School!  Our goal is to create a live performance piece for their Spring concert!

Contact Gil Pettola 874-8260 if you'd like to come observe!

Friday, March 18th, 2016

BRIO! @ Side Door Coffeehouse

BRIO! in Concert - Open Mike Signup: 6:45 pm. Open Mike: 7:00 pm. BRIO! Concert 8:3

UU Church 1 Middle St
Brunswick Maine
Price: $8 suggested

BRIO! is thrilled to perform again in this BEAUTIUL space for these BEAUTIFUL people.


Be one of the BEAUTIFUL People!

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Augusta Civic Center

Kidabaloo! - Noon - 5PM

76 Community Drive
Augusta Maine 04330
US (207) 626-2400
Price: $6

I'm thrilled to be your Entertainment Stage EmCee for the afternoon!



  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Karaoke
  • Nikki Hunt – Hula Hoop
  • Conjuring Carroll – Magician
  • Augusta Fire Department
  • Augusta Police Dept:  Carla Wiggin
  • YMCA Kid Events
  • G-Force Laser Tag
  • Sabre Tooth Tiger
  • Super Hero’s
  • Hello Kitty, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Smokey Bear and more
  • Totally Toddlers- special room for the little ones
  • More on it’s way

  • Read More: Kidabaloo 2016 |


    Saturday, February 27th, 2016

    Whittlesey's Barn

    Maine Songwriter's Association Showcase - 6:30 Potluck, 7:30 show

    186 Ridge Rd
    Bowdoinham Maine
    Price: $10 suggested donation

    I look forward to sharing an evening with Kirsten Manville, Jenny Lou Drew and Delilah Poupore. Whittlesey's are great hosts and this should be a fantastic evening!

    Friday, February 26th, 2016

    Upton House Concert

    Martin Swinger in House Cocnert - 7:30

    Upton Massachusetts 01568
    Price: Contact for

    A Friday evening house concert for my buddy, Robert Mattson. Mark Stepakoff opening and TRUST ME - This guy is FANTASTIC!!  I'd happily open for HIM!!

    Sunday, February 14th, 2016

    Chocolate Church Arts Center

    Hot Chocolate Caberet - 2PM

    798 Washington St.
    Bath Maine 04530
    US 207-442-8455
    Price: $15 single, $25 couple

    In the Curtis Room, a musical afternoon celebrating love and friendship.

    Featuring Andy Barber, Alison Lee Freeman, Liz and Chris Lannon, and Martin Swinger, with Sean Fleming and other special guests.  Desserts and beverages offered.

    Saturday, February 6th, 2016

    Bowdoin Ice and Smelt Festival

    Singing Fun about Ice and Smelts! - 2-4PM

    Mailly Park
    Bowdoinham Maine
    Price: FREE-FREE-FREE!!

    Lots'a Fun indoors and out!  Come smell a smelt! Freeze your Ice! Sing along a Spring song!

    Monday, February 1st, 2016

    Hillside Terrace

    Sing Along Fun! - 1:30-2:30

    21 Warren St
    Hallowell Maine
    Price: welcome!

    A relaxed afternoon singing for and with Senior Friends.

    Sunday, January 31st, 2016

    Emory Arts Center

    Sing Til SPRING! - 3-4PM

    University of Maine: Farmington
    Farmington Maine
    Price: Kids FREE! Adults $10. Fundraise

    Martin Swinger and Matt Loosigian perform an outrageously fun Family Sing-Along to scare away the winter! 

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    Greenfield Middle School

    PMN Conference - Weekend Conference

    Greenfield Massachusetts
    Price: membership in PMN

    Thrilled to be joining lots of socially conscious musicians hoping to change the world with a song!

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    Saturday, January 16th, 2016

    South Florida Folk Festival

    Concert Winner! - TBA

    Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale Florida 33304
    (954) 564-4521
    Price: Festival Ticket

    Join us in Ft. Lauderdale for a wonderful afternoon of great original music! NO COVER BANDS!!

    Friday, December 4th, 2015

    Gardiner Art Walk

    Art Walk (downtown festival) - begins 5:30

    Water Street
    Gardiner Maine
    Price: free-FREE-FREE!!

    bundle up and enjoy a whole town of artists and crafts people hosting demonstration and gallery events all on one walkable street!  I'm roving around from warm spot to warm spot!

    Friday, September 25th, 2015

    Common Ground Fair

    Spotlight Stage and Roving Musician - 11:30 AM

    MOFGA Farm
    Unity Maine
    Price: Gate Entry

    Performing originals and more at the Spotlight Stage, then roving around the grounds for an hour. This is a GREAT FAIR!!   NO RIDES OR COTTON CANDY!

    This is an ORGANIC FARMER'S FAIR w/ wonderful Maine performers, artists, products and produce!

    Sunday, September 13th, 2015

    Mercer Community Center

    Music with Kids! - 2-4PM

    1015 Beech Hill Rd.
    Mercer Maine 04957-4845
    587 - 2361 OR 587 - 2900
    Price: FREE-FREE-FREE!!

    At 2 I'll lead songwriting games and at 3 I'll lead a sing-along concert for children and adults!

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

    Easton Mountain

    Bear Your Soul Summer Camp (Men's Retreat) - 5 day retreat

    391 Herrington Hill Road,
    Greenwitch New York 1-800-553-8235 (toll free)
    Price: contact Easton Mountain, work-st

    Join me and 60 or more 'Bears' for a week-long romp in the woods. Workshops, Talent Show, Pool, free time in a beautiful setting with a beautiful group of men searching for a deeper connection with other like-minded souls. I'm leading free-style singing workshops!

    Definitely NOT your average Bear Run!

    Saturday, August 8th, 2015

    Frontier Cafe' and Gallery

    Maine Songwriter's Showcase - 7PM

    Fort Andross
    Brunswick Maine
    Price: $10

    I'm a featured guest for Maine Songwriter's Association sharing the evening along with Peter Alexander and other MSA Song Competition winners!  Details TBA

    Thursday, August 6th, 2015

    Cold Harbor, NY Library

    Music with kids! - 4:30 PM

    Cold Harbor, LI New York
    Price: FREE-FREE-FREE!!

    Details TBA!!

    Thursday, August 6th, 2015

    Renbrook Arts Camp

    Resident Songwriter - Daytime/Evening

    West Hartford Connecticut

    Honored to be the 'Resident Songwriter for this great summer camp! I'm teaching there between June 29 and July 24, but the show we're writing songs for will be August 6 & 7.

    Please come out for a great program - Musical about GLACIERS!  It promises to be a 'moving' performance!  :^)

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

    Hansen Mass Library

    music with kids! - 10 AM

    Hansen Massachusetts
    Price: FREE-FREE-FREE!!

    Details TBA!!

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

    Waldo Pierce Library

    Read to the Rhythm! - 10-11AM

    Frankfort Maine
    Price: FREE-FREE-FREE!!

    Bring the kids down to the library for a fun morning of rhythm and song! (Grown-ups, a family show like this can be HIGHLY ENTERTAINING, even if you don't have kids!)

    Sunday, July 12th, 2015

    Ferry Beach UU CHoir Conference

    ImprovSinging Workshop! - 1:30-2:30

    5 Morris Ave.
    Saco Maine 04072
    Price: just come!

    Thrilled to lead an improv singing workshop for the lovely folks at Ferry Beach in Saco. Come join the Choir!

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

    Papoose Pond Family Campground

    Sing Around the Campfire! - 7:30-9PM

    700 Norway Rd.
    Waterford Maine 04088
    (207) 583 - 4470

    EVERY Tuesday night campfire from June 23 - Aug 18.

    BYO Bug Spray, S'mores provided.

    Friday, June 19th, 2015

    Side Door Coffeehouse

    Martin Swinger & open mike - 7:30

    15 Pleaseant St
    Brunswick Maine 04011
    (207) 729-8515
    Price: $5

    I'm honored to be the feature performer at the Side Door Coffeehouse Open mike!  Please come out and bring songs!

    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

    Kerrville Folk Festival

    Round Robin Concert @ Threadgill - 7PM

    3876 Medina Hwy
    Kerrville Texas 78028
    US (830) 257-3600
    Price: Be There.

    I'm honored to share the stage in a round robin concert with Doug Coppock, Brenda Freed, Rob Lytle and Bernice Lewis!

    Friday, May 15th, 2015

    House Concert @ Dianne Webb's

    House Concert with Martin Swinger - 7:00

    Houston Texas

    Details TBA! 

    Friday, May 1st, 2015

    Garden Stage Coffee House

    Martin Swinger and Matt Nakoa in Concert - Open mike 7:30, Show 8:30

    223 Stewart Avenue (at Nassau Blvd.)
    Garden City New York 11530
    US 516-248-8855
    Price: $20 in advance, $22 day of show

    Matt most recently was a Kerrville NewFolk winner!  He's fantastic!!


    Garden Stage on Friday, May 1, 2015

    223 Stewart Avenue (at Nassau Blvd.)

    Garden City, NY  11530

    ½ block north of the Nassau Blvd. LIRR station

    8:30 p.m. preceded by an open mic at 7:30.

    Tickets will be $20 with advance reservations and $22 at the door.

    For reservations and information contact


    Friday, April 3rd, 2015

    OZ Campground

    Bear Necessities - 10PM

    50 GA-230
    Unadilla Georgia 478-892-2299
    Price: make reservation

    I look forward to sharing the stage with San Kagalis for the first night of Bear Necessities, followed Saturday night by Jeff 'Rockcub' and Gordon Michaels.  Fun weekend!

    Saturday, March 28th, 2015

    Old Schoolhouse

    Schoolhouse Songwriter's Series - 8PM

    491 Middlesex Ave
    Metuchen New Jersey
    Price: $10

    Sharon Goldman hosts songwriters in the round. I'm thrilled to be one and the rest are TBA.   Joins us for a lovely evening of variety and great songs in this historic building!

    Monday, March 23rd, 2015

    Slates Restaurant & Bakery

    BRIO! + 1! - 8PM - come early for dinner

    169 Water Street
    Hallowell Maine 04347
    US (207) 622-9575
    Price: $15 call Slates for reservation

    Deb, Matt and I are joined by our talented friend, Ed Desjardins for an evening of incredible harmony, both vocal and instrumental as we stretch the boundaries of predictable music! Award-winning songs, stellar harmonies!

    Sunday, March 15th, 2015

    Unitarian Universalist of Brunswick

    BRIO! Service music and VOCAL JAM!! - Service 10AM, Workshop 1-3PM

    19 Pleasant St
    Brunswick Maine 04011
    Price: Service FREE, Workshop $15-30 pa

    Join Deb Hensley, Matt Loosigian and I for some inspiring music at the Sunday Am service then stick around for a rollicking vocal jam from 1-3PM NO singing experience necessary!

    Thursday, March 12th, 2015


    MArtin Swinger - 7-9 dinner music - all original!

    192 Water St.
    Hallowell Maine 04347
    US 207-512-8433
    Price: Free!!~

    Jon me at Joyce's (Across from Slates) for an evening of music. Good food and drink. 

    Sunday, February 15th, 2015

    Tabernacle United Church (Sunday Service)

    Sunday Service Special Music - 10 AM

    37th and Chestnut (University City)
    Phildelphia Pennsylvania 19104
    Price: FREE!!~

    Sunday morning I'm thrilled to offer special music for the Tabernacle service. This open and affirming church recognizes the value of the way original music reflects the Spirit. Please come celebrate the ONE thing we all have in common: the mystery of LIFE!!

    Saturday, February 14th, 2015

    Circle Singing at Tabernacle United

    Circle Singing - 4:30-6:30

    37th and Chestnut (university City)
    Philladelphia Pennsylvania 19104
    215-514-1696 or
    Price: Sliding Scale $15-25

    Holly Phares and I will lead a Circle Singing event - meaning - INSTANT CHOIR!! NO music to read or learn, ALL SINGING FREELY AND FUN-LY!!

    Both from the school of Bobby McFerrin, Holly and I invent music on the spot with lush harmonies, daring dissonances and poly-rhythmic joy!  


    Contact Holly for reservation or just COME!! Bring friends!  

    No Instruments, just bring your voices!


    Register: Call Holly @ 215-514-1696 or email:

    - or mail check directly to:  Holly Phares – 220 Shawmont Avenue – Cottage, Philadelphia, PA  19128  

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, February 9, 2015

    Saturday, February 14th, 2015

    Tabernacle United Church Singing Workshop

    Heart Songs (Singing workshop) - 1-4PM

    37th and Chestnut (University City)
    Phildelphia Pennsylvania 19104
    Price: Sliding scale $40-65

    Professional singer and choir director, Holly Phares and I are leading this IMPROVISATIONAL SINGING event designed to gently introduce improv singing games. No experience is necessary, only a willingness to sing playfully. Guaranteed SAFE and FUN!

    Register: Call Holly @ 215-514-1696 or email:

    - or mail check directly to:  Holly Phares – 220 Shawmont Avenue – Cottage, Philadelphia, PA  19128 

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, February 9, 2015

    Stick around for CIRCLE SINGING  4:30-6:30!

    THEN go out to dinner with someone you love!  Better yet, BRING THEM ALONG!!

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