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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

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

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

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

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

Details TBA!!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Waldo Pierce Library

Read to the Rhythm! - 10-11AM

Frankfort Maine

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!!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The Vitality Center

Vitality Concerts - 7:30 PM

66 Austin Blvd
Commack New York 11725
Price: $15 for one, $25 for two

Lovely new concert series for a Wednesday night, Please come!

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Rock City Cafe

BRIO and friends! - 7PM

316 Main Street,
Rockland Maine 207-594-5688
Price: Free!~ (Donations welcome)

Deb Hensley, Matt Loosigian and our good friend, Ed Desjardins join me in an evening of original songs and fantastic harmony at this quaint venue/cafe/food co-op!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Union Church Coffeehouse

Martin Swinger Feature Artist & open mic - 7PM followed by open mic

37 Main St
Belgrade Maine
Price: $10

HOnored to be invited to  boost spirits at a "Mid-Winter Blah's" concert. Followed by an open mic. Come down and let's celebrate the returning of LIGHT!!!

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Creative Life Center

Special Muic - 9:30 and 11AM

5326 Spring Stuebner Rd. # 200
Spring Texas 77389

Love sharing special music with this congregation of forward thinkers!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Crockett Elementary School

Songwriting and Improvisational singing - all day!

Crockett Texas

This is an in-school residency with 4th and 5th graders, but public is welcome to the 2PM school concert.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas

Songwriting in the classroom - afternoon

Waco Texas

Songwriting games! This is an in-school function and not open to the public. 

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas

Songwriting in the classroom - afternoon

Waco Texas

Afterschool program of songwriting games!  This is an in-school event and not open to the public.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Dr. Eugene Clark Library

Evenings with the Songwriter - 7PM

Lockhart Texas
Price: FREE -!

Come share a lovely evening in this quaint Texas Town!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The Gathering

Sing and Dance fun! - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

7127 Bee Cave Road, Westlake Hills Presbyterian
Austin Texas 78746
Price: free!~

Sharing music in a day nursing home facility. Last year they danced and sang and we had a great time of it. heartwarming!

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Triinity United Methodist Church

Special Music - 10:30 AM

4001 Speedway
Austin Texas 78751

I look forward to providing special music for the Sunday service!

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Barton Creek Farmer's Market


Austin Texas
Price: FREE!~

Join me and The Better Halves for a great market and fine music!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Anderson Fair

Ken Gaines Songwriter Night - 8PM

2007 Grant St
Houston Texas US
Price: $10

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Vitambi Springs Campground

Concert - 7PM

22500 County Road 835
Clewiston Florida 33440
(863) 983-8488

Join us at this fine Men's retreat center for a great show and a full weekend of fun activities in the Florida WILDS!!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

South Florida Folk Festival

Singer/Songwriter Competition! - 11AM

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33304
(954) 564-4521
Price: one day: $30 Full weekend: $50

Honored to have been chosen to participate in the song competition! The competition is on Saturday and further performance continue on Sunday. BE THERE and share the SUN!!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Frontier Cafe' and Gallery

Martin Swinger & the Existential Band - 7:30

Fort Andross
Brunswick Maine
Price: $15

Thrilled to present a concert in MAINE!! Featuring Ed Desjardins and several surprise guests for an evening of fine original music!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014


music! - 7:30 - 9:30PM

192 Water St.
Hallowell Maine 04347
US 207-512-8433

An evening of original music in Hallowell!

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Cary Memorial Library Coffeehouse

Martin Swinger in Concert! - Open mike 7PM Feature: 8:15

17 Old Winthrop Road
Wayne Maine 04284
Price: FREE~

Looking forward to a fun evening in "Where the Hell is" Wayne, Maine

 Open mic 7-8 (5 10 minute slots usually fill up before the event); You play 8:15-9; $5 minimum donation; contact Stan Davis 685 9639

Location Cary Memorial Library 17 Old Winthrop Rd, Wayne, ME



Please join me!

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Bath Citizen Involvement Day

Street entertainment - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Waterfront Park, Commercial St
Bath Maine

Happy to have been invited to sing thru the festivities on Saturday in Bath!  Come join the fun and learn about becoming a more engaged citizen.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Brooklyn Music Shop

Martin Swinger & Mike Agranoff in Concert - 8:30

-1226 Prospect Ave.,
Brooklyn New York 11215
Price: $15

Mike Agranoff is a BRILLIANT performer - funny, smart, a troubadour of the highest calibre...and then there's ME!!  This is gonna be a GREAT show, Folks! TWO for the price of ONE!!  Please come and fill this place for a fantastic evening!!

Don, the presenter recommends you "...make reservations to guarantee a seat (the tickets are still cash at the door, but a reservation will get you a seat with your name on it) Reservations can be made at "



Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Ebenezers Pub

Martin Swinger Feature Artist & open mic - Open mike 7:30, Show 8:30

112 Pleasant St
Brunswick MAE
Price: FREE

Sweet little pub that brews their own beer and features beer from around the world!  Great food, great beer, great music - how could you lose?!?!?

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The Emporium

Martin Swinger and Deb Hensley in Concert - 7-9PM

Main St: Intersection of 17 & 41
Readfield Maine
Price: pass the hat

My ImproVox buddy, Deb, and I will share an evening of original and improvisational music at this sweet little place in Readfield. I hope you'll come for this personal concert!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Tidewater Friends of Folk Music

Martin Swinger in Cocert - 7PM

Weslet United Meth. Church
2510 N. Armistead Ave. Hampton, Virginia 23666
US 757-626-FOLK
Price: $5 suggested

I'm looking forward to a return to Hampton Roads where I used to perform as half of Mandala. I hope you'll come out to hear what half of us have been up to over the last 20 years!

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Easton Mountain

Bear Your Soul SUmmer Camp - Long weekend

Greenwitch New York
Price: contact EM

Freddy & Jay Freeman and a puppy pile of other talented artists lead workshops and offer performances for all our Bear Buddies!

Saturday, July 19th, 2014


Winner Concert - Mid-day

12 McNamara Road
Tinmouth Vermont 05757
US (802) 235-1513
Price: Festival Ticket

After winning last year's song competition, I've been invited to perform a half-hour show while judges are deciding about this year's winner!

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Amazing Things Arts Center

Main-e-acks!! Martin Swinger, Connor Garvey, Sorcha Merrill - 7PM

55 Nicholas Road
Framingham Massachusetts 01701
US 781.772.1945
Price: $10

The show that got cancelled in December...who knew it would SNOW?


It CERTAINLY won't snow us out THIS time!


I'm also offering a Family  Concert on Saturday afternoon at 1PM

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Kerrville Folk Festival

Rhythm in the Bones - day

Texas Hwy 16
Kerrville Texas 78028
US (830) 257-3600
Price: day pass

I'm leading a workshop for teachers about rhythm games. Come join us!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Emery Arts Center

Flash Tonic - 7 PM

University of Maine Campus
Farmington Maine
Price: $10

I'm performing a concert of improvisational music with my former ImproVox buddies, Matt Loosigian and Deb Hensley as part of a 3 day residency in Farmington and Kingfield Elementary Schools.


Come sing with us!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Union Church Coffeehouse

Martin Swinger in Concert! - 7PM

37 Main St
Belgrade Maine
Price: $10

Lovely location on Main  St in beautiful Belgrade Maine!

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Sandywoods Music

In Concert! - 7PM

intersection of Route 177 & 81
Tiverton Rhode Island Russ Smith at (401) 241-7349
Price: $10 / $12

My FIRST gig EVER in Rhode Island!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

One Longfellow Square

Pete Seeger Celebration - Potluck 5:30, SHow 7

Portland Maine 04101
Price: FREE

Join me, Phil Hoose and many others in a celebration of Pete's life and music!

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Camp Street Cafe

Sunday Concert! - 6PM - 9:30PM

215 S. Third Street
Crockett Texas 75835
US (936) 544 8656
Price: ?? TBA

I'm excited to play AGAIN in Crockett  - (two times in one weekend) - for grown-ups this time at this historic and fun cafe!

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Creative Life Center

Sunday AM services - 10AM & 11:30AM

5326 Spring Stuebner Rd. # 200
Spring Texas 77389
Price: FREE~

What a fine group of people at this congregation!  You won't be hounded to join or donate or be saved - only to celebrate life and recognize The Spirit in ALL of us!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Millbend Coffeehouse

Martin Swinger in Concert! - 7PM

1370 N. Millbend
The Woodlands Teas
Price: $17 advance, $20 night of show

Looking forward to my first time at Millbend! Gonna be a great way to begin the year and part of a GREAT trip to sunny, warm Texas when Maine is still in the freezer!

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Jordan School

Afternoon Concert for Middle School - 2PM

Crockett Texas

A fan took my singing workshop at Kerrville Folk Fest and has invited me to visit his school on my way to Dallas to open for WILLY PORTER!!~

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Uncle Calvins Coffeehouse

Opening for WILLY PORTER!! - 7:30 PM

9555 N. Central Expressway
Dallas Texas 75231
US 214-363-0044
Price: TBD

How exciting is THAT?!??!    

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Anderson Fair

IN the round with Ken Gaines - 8PM

2007 Grant St
Houston Texas US
Price: $10

Always a great evening with Ken at Anderson Fair - ya never know what fantastic musicians may also be there with us!

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Concert in the Keys


31578 Avenue E
Big Pine Key Florida 33043
305 849 1173
Price: Suggested $20

Beth and Erik are good friends from the NJ Front Porch Family who spend winters in Key West and I guess have nothing better to do than invite hoards of friends in for a concert featuring ME!!  I'm a LUCKY BOY!!


Located just before Mile Marker 31 on the Overseas Highway/ US 1

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Emerald Concerts:

Artist Showcase - 7:30

2919 Van Buren St.
Hollywood Fl 33012
Price: $20 Suggested

David and Leni Engels have invited me and fantastic performers Ellen Bukstel and Larry Mangum to share an evening. I promise an entertaining time!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Vitambi Springs Campground

private performance - TBA

22500 County Road 835
Clewiston Florida 33440
(863) 983-8488
Price: Free to Campers

This 'Men Only' Campground is lovely and fun. I've been invited to sing after supper on Friday night.  Register for the weekend and join us for the evening! Still warm enough to hang out at the pool!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Amazing Things Arts Center

Main-e-acks!! Martin Swinger, Connor Garvey, Sorcha Merrill - 7PM

55 Nicholas Road
Framingham Massachusetts 01701
US 781.772.1945
Price: $20

Wonderful arts center has invited Connor and I and Lovely and Talented Sorcha Merrill to share an evening of songs! Gonna be GREAT!!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Amazing Things Arts Center

IN Concert FAMILY SHOW! - Early

55 Nicholas Road
Framingham Massachusetts 01701
US 781.772.1945
Price: TBA

Happy to perform again at Amazing Things! Have had fun featuring at their open mike and this will be a real treat to share my Family Show with my many friends down there!

Please COME!!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Jack's House

Martin Swinger and Connor Garvey together! - 7:30

72 A High St.
Topsfield Mass 01983
Price: Requested $20

Jack has been an FRFF friend for almost 20 years and has invited Connor and I to invade his lovely home for an evening of fine music!  


Contact  to make a reservation.  Limited to 30 guests!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Port City Blue

Short Concert - TBA

650 Congress St
Portland Maine (207) 774-4111
Price: Donation: Be Generous!

Beautiful small 'listening room' venue in Downtown Portland known for great music and a kind and efficient staff who respects the musicians and the music!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Great Falls Coffeehouse

in Concert with Stephanie Marshall - 7PM

2 Avenue A
Turner's Falls Massachusetts 01376
(413) 863-3221
Price: Donation: Be Generous!

Stephanie Marshall (Boxcar Lilies) will open for me at this beautiful a d historic site!

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Oswego Music Hall

In Concert with CONNOR GARVEY! - Evening

Oswego New York 13126

This GEM of a performance space is a coup for a performer! We are SO excited to share the stage this evening! 

BTW Connor Garvey ROCKS!!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Dream Away Lodge

In Concert with CONNOR GARVEY! - 7:30 PM

1342 County Rd
Becket Massachusetts
Price: $20

Dream Away Lodge is one of those magical places in the beautiful Berkshires! Book a room and join us for a wonderful night of music!


BTW:  Connor Garvey ROCKS!!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Common Ground Fair

Sunflower and Spotlight Stages - 10:30 AM

Unity Maine
Price: Entry fee CGF

If you haven't been to the Common Ground Fair, you have NOT visited MAINE!

Sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Grower's Association, this festival is artsy-political-historic-rootsy-new age-wholesome-organic-photogenic-enlightening-educational-community-cultural-diversity filled FUN!!


Oh, yeah. And I get to sing there!  I'M A LUCKY BOY!!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Friendship House Concert

In Concert with Jud Caswell! - PM

121 S Fairmount St
Pittsburg Pennsylvania 15206
US 412-361-6051
Price: $15

Another great show with by collaborator, Jud Caswell at the gracious home of Jim and LLouise Altes.

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Vocal Skinny-Dipping workshop @ Moore Music

Vocal Skinny-Dipping - 2-5PM

18 Grinnell Ct.,
Derwood Maryland 20855
US 301-309-0983
Price: $20

Vocal Skinny-Dipping is a workshop designed to free your inner skat singer! Simple and playful exercises scaffold into brilliant and complex harmonies and counter-harmonies - all in a fun and supportive atmosphere. You won't believe the music coming out of YOU!!

Limit 20 people. No particular singing skill necessary. ALL are welcome.


Please make reservations!


Concert with Martin Swinger and Jud Caswell to follow, workshop participants will be invited to perform a piece!

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Moore Music (In the House)

In Concert with Jud Caswell - 8PM

18 Grinnell Ct
Derwood Maryland 20855
US 301-309-0983
Price: $20

More fun in DC with my buddy, Jud Caswell!

Contact Scott Moore for more info.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Grounds and Sounds Cafe

In Concert with Jud Caswell - 8PM

380 Nicolls Rd.
Setauket New York 11733
Price: $15

I love this fine UU Coffeehouse in Stony Brook, LI and you will too!

Jud is co-writer for Little Plastic Part and a great inspiration for me! He's winner of multiple nation-wide song contests and an all-round talented humble guy.


Happy to tour with such a fine gentleman!

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Easton Mountain 'Art in the Woods'

Art in the Woods - Aug 26-29

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

A 4 day retreat for LGBTI youth ages 18-21 to celebrate ourselves and our community with singing, visual and theater arts!  I'm teaching Vocal Skinny-Dipping, of course!

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Winslow Public Library

Music with kids & Evening Party! - 6-7PM

136 Halifax St.
WInslow Maine 04901
Price: FREE -!

Winslow Public Library has invited me to do family performance in the evening!  

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Sugar Hill Folk Festival

Afternoon Festival - 2-4:30

45 Main St
Dalton Massachusetts 01226
Price: FREE -!

Performing with my buddies, Bernice Lewis, Ladies Auxiliary Orchestra and Purly Gates! Gonna be BIG FUN!   

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Portland Downtown Summer Music Series

Summer Music Series - Noon-1PM

Congress Square
Portland Maine
Price: FREE~! (Cancelled if raining.)

These are the great artists I share the line-up with. Gonna be a GREAT summer!

July 12 2013

Caroline Cotter

July 19 2013

Hurry Down Sunshine

July 26 2013

Elaine Colella


Congress Square


August 2 2013

Ted DeMille

August 9 2013

Heather Pearson

August 16 2013

Martin Swinger

Concert is cancelled in case of inclement weather. 

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Out in the Woods! Easton Mountain

Out in the Woods! - All Day Festival of Gay Musicians!

391 Herrington Hill Road,
Greenwitch New York 1-800-553-8235 (toll free)
Price: TBA

Proud to have been invited to perform at Easton Mountain for their Out in the Woods music festival celebrating the LGBTIQ community! North of Albany in a beautiful setting! ALL are WELCOME!

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Manchester CT Libraries 2 SHOWS!

Afternoon with kids, evening with the whole family! - 3:30 & 6:30

Manchester Connecticut 06042
Price: FREE -!

Afternoon show for kids @ 3:30:


100 No. Main St., Manchester CT 06042



Evening Show for the whole family @ 6:30



 586 Main St., Manchester CT 06042


Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Emerging Artist Showcase - 1-4PM

74 Modley Road
Sharon Connecticut 06069
Price: Cost of Festival

I am proud to have been selected for the Emerging Artist Showcase!  Come lend your support! I win by YOUR VOTES!!!

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

PortCity Blue

Cover Your Friends - 8-10PM

650 Congress St.
Portland Maine 04101
(207) 774-4111
Price: $5

Connor Garvey hosts this evening of local musicians covering songs written by their friends! I'll cover Lisa Ashman, Tom Stahl and more! Come out to hear many great songs performed by fine Maine performers!

Saturday, July 13th, 2013


Songwriting Competition - 1-4PM

12 McNamara Road
Tinmouth Vermont 05757
US (802) 235-1513
Price: Festival Entry

I am honored to have been selected for a slot in the songwriting competition along with several of my friends! Come celebrate the Power of the Sun!

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Kerrville Folk Festival

Live on the Family Stage! - 10 AM

Texas Hwy 16
Kerrville Texas 78028
US (830) 257-3600
Price: Festival Ticket

Join me and friends for LOADS of FUN on the Family Stage Saturday AND Sunday!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Kerrville Folk Festival

Music School for Teachers (Continuing Ed.) - All day!

Texas Hwy 16
Kerrville Texas 78028
US (830) 257-3600
Price: Festival Ticket + class.

I'm sharing secrets of singing in the classroom - even for NON-SINGERS!!  YOU will not turn into Julie Andrews.... HOWEVER, you WILL learn to sing out with confidence and skill in ways that positively effect your classroom!  Learn to FAIL gracefully and maintain respect from your students. Learn how to create lesson songs and even invent songs in the moment!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Kerrville Folk Festival

Singing School! - All Day!

Texas Hwy 16
Kerrville Texas 78028
US (830) 257-3600
Price: Festival Ticket + class.

Amazingly talented Brenda Freed and I will lead a whole day of vocal exploration from technique and best practices through improvisational singing!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kileen, TX

Songwriting Fun! - Afternoon TBA

Kileen Texas
Price: N/A

May 22 and 23!

I love playing songwriting games with kids! Skills and Inspiration!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Front Porch

Concert and Sing-Along - 6-7:30 PM for pot-luck and concert!

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

I'm feeling sing-ey! If you join me at Front Porch I'll lead a healthy dose of audience sing-along... you'll be SURPRISED by what you SING!

I'll share some of my own songs, too.

My Show: U-Sing-2! 

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Huntington Folk Society

Gilles Malkine & Martin Swinger - 7:30 PM

423 Park Avenue
Huntington New York 631-418-8548
Price: Via Website

Looks like a show of us two old guys singing about what only old guys could possibly know...  EVERYTHING!!!!


Held at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre. 

Would you like to be AMAZINGLY entertained??  Be THERE!  

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Cafe Noir

Presenting: Greg Klyma - Potluck 6:30, Concert 8:PM

52 Green St
Augusta Maine 04330
(207) 626-0165
Price: $15

Greg is an iconic performer. Wonderful songs, hilarious stories, sweet manner and beautiful voice!


We liked him so much, this is a RETURN ENGAGEMENT!  If you heard him last year, you know, if you missed him last year, DON"T miss him THIS time!

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Frontier Cafe' and Gallery

Martin Swinger, Ed Desjardins and Friends - 8PM

Fort Andross
Brunswick Maine 725 5222
Price: $12 with reservation, $15 day of

Join me and The Existential Band (Ed Desjardins) and surprise guests for an evening of fine original music!  Get GREAT food, beer and wine - bring it into the theater!

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Ripton Community Coffee House

Live at Ripton Coffeehouse - 7:30

1305 Vermont Route 125
Ripton Vermont 802-388-9782
Price: $9 less for seniors and kids.

My buddies Richard, Beth and Mitch of the band Bread and Bones < > are the hosts of this intimate and well attended church-become-community-hall and I'm thrilled to have finally worked out a date to perform for them on their home turf. I'm certain there will be some jamming going on well worth witnessing!


I hope you can join us!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

House Concert @ 1t Baptist Church

In concert with Ed Desjardins - 7:30 PM

75 Park St.
North Attleboro Massachusetts
Price: $15 suggested donation

Full Concert with The Existential Band (Ed Desjardins)!

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