Asbury Park Porchfest!  

I'm performing at 510 First Ave, Asbury Park from 5 - 5:45 PM 

P Porchfest is a great Covid- Safe event! A dozen Asbury Park residents have offered their porches as 'stage' area and the front yard is your listening room. BYO Lawnchair, mask and cooler (pet and kid friendly!) and spread out for safe and easy enjoyment of great local musicians. Each porch hosts 5 musical acts! This is a great social gathering with safe distance enforced so no worries! Ride your bike and stay at one porch all day (1-6PM) or map out your plan to take in your favorites across all across town! The event is FREE tho donations are being collected for Interfaith Neighbors - a local Interfaith organization to help meet the basic needs of our community members. (Great T-Shirts for sale, too!)

Here's the link: https://www.apporchfest.org/  

LIVE! From the Rainbow Room @ Alderthyme!

Every Tuesday night starting about 8 PM Brian Kaufman and I present an hour of social distance fun, frolic, and music through Facebook Live. This is a relaxed, chat-room-participation evening where we celebrate the weeks' highs and lows, toast what's happening, commiserate what's happening, share non-political viewpoints, tell stories, and sing lots of songs - familiar, popular, traditional, original, and sometimes we make stuff up on the spot! Open the chatbox and join in the conversation or just enjoy passively in the comfort of your underwear - a guaranteed GOOD TIME! If you feel the lack of social interaction in your Covid-world, join us online for inventive, interactive party-fun and music. ALL are welcome! FREE!

(Donations Welcome via PayPal.ME/MartinSwinger)

2 Links to choose from https://www.facebook.com/martin.swinger1 OR  https://www.facebook.com/brian.j.kaufman/posts/10107393876553969

 

Songwriting 101: a Beginner's Class via ZOOM

Seven Classes on Thursday nights from Oct 8 - Nov 19: 7 - 8:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time). $75

We'll play songwriting games, creative writing challenges, explore song forms, melodic development, sensory and detail writing, and have a great time sharing ideas and lifting each other up as writers. If you've ever thought you might have something to say in a song, here's where to begin! This class will be held on ZOOM so you can join from anywhere! BYOB and pants are optional! 

Class size is limited to 10 participants so jump on this opportunity now! Get a friend to join you! 

Registration: https://maranacook.maineadulted.org/classes/categories/music-dance/ 

Upcoming Gigs

Zen of connecting with your audience: A Zoom workshop w Maine Songwriters Association.

August 15, 7-9 PM

 Indulge your inner-artist! Join an invigorating 2-hour conversation with Martin Swinger about the Art and Craft of writing Songs Worth Listening To.  Martin will lead the discussion through ways to turn an audience of ‘spectators’ into a room full of ‘listeners.’  We’ll discuss Performance Philosophies, Things That ‘Matter’, Sensory Stimulation, Singing Community, Actions You Can Take, and more. Writing exercises are included, BYO tools.  (MSA Members only.) 

Concerts in the Garden

I'm thrilled to finally have a LIVE performance scheduled on Tuesday, Aug 25 at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, PA! Sponsored by the Heritage Conservancy, I am the last act on the program which also features Michael Orrell and Dark Hollow Road. This will be a FB broadcast event so you can join us for free! (Covid Free!) The event will host some live audience, but that is only available to Heritage Conservative Members. https://heritageconservancy.org/who-we-are/aldi-mansion/ I hope you'll join us for a wonderful evening of Safe Live Music!  Here's where to watch the program: https://www.facebook.com/ConcertsInTheGarden 

"Stay-Away" festival Concert sponsored by Folk Project of New Jersey:  

Friday, Aug 28, 7PM

A concert of original music - Visit this page if you'd like to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/2907816222678528/

Oct3

Martin Swinger Concert and songwriting workshop for families! CANCELED due to COVID.

1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Rd, Ewing Township, NJ

SO excited to finally have a date with this beautiful historic institution! I'll offer a songwriting workshop for kids during the day and a full concert in the evening!  Please COME! 

TBA

Dec4

Martin Swinger and Charlie King in Concert! CANCELED due to COVID.

Boston, Boston, MA

Once again, Charlie King and I are on the road together! 

Dec5

Martin Swinger & Charlie King in Concert CANCELED due to COVID.

People's Voice Cafe, Community Church of New York U.U. 40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park), New York City, NY

I look forward to sharing another exciting program with Charlie at The People's Voice in NYC!!! 

TBA