1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
Physical (GPS) address: 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 Map and Directions
609-392-6409
1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org

150th Anniversary Festival
Folk/Roots Music Series
Folk/Roots Music Series:
An Evening with
the Jayplayers
The Jayplayers
and Justin Trawick

Justin Trawick (Photo by Sarah Huntingdon)

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center



Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present An Evening with The Jayplayers and Justin Trawick - enjoy acoustic style, original music by these songsmiths to fill your heads and your hearts alike in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center! This is the first return of the Jayplayers since their concert nearly exactly one year ago, and the first appearance of Justin Trawick.

Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul of Hershey, Pennsylvania are the Americana/Roots Rock singer/songwriters comprising The Jayplayers. Our first rehearsals were in a local park; something of singing outside, in summertime, for no one in particular, that speaks to the natural ease of our collective relationship with music – remarks The Jayplayers, of their formation in 2013 in central Pennsylvania. Their songwriting is unassumingly authentic, derived from a shared, somewhat unconscious viewpoint. It seems their process was one in the same – to not really have a process; to write without intention, merely recording song ideas as they overcame their minds. Our songs are most simply commenting on the human condition; words and music in harmony, made to strike a chord in the hearts of many.

Jayplayers CD Glitter & WineThis Americana act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up as well. The recent inclusion of bassist Michael Broda and drummer Tyler Kollinok into the fold, has resulted in the live tracking of their debut album Glitter & Wine, which is available worldwide across all digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc.).

Their songwriting is unassumingly authentic, derived from a shared, somewhat unconscious viewpoint. It seems their process was one in the same – to not really have a process; to write without intention, merely recording song ideas as they overcame their minds. Our songs are most simply commenting on the human condition; words and music in harmony, made to strike a chord in the hearts of many. They have been compared to The Civil Wars, Shakey Graves, Alabama Shakes, and Fleetwood Mac.

Over the past three years, not only has their collection of songs grown into a full length album, but they have also gained great notoriety for their hundreds of live performances. They have moved from playing local eateries and area listening rooms, to nationally recognized venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and World Cafe Live. With their highly anticipated album and expanded band format, you will surely be hearing even more from The Jayplayers in the near future - so stay tuned!

For further information, music, and more videos, visit their web sites at www.thejayplayers.com, their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thejayplayers, twitter.com/TheJayplayers and instagram.com/thejayplayers.


Justin Trawick is a Virginia native born in Leesburg, VA and now residing in Arlington, VA close to Washington DC. His music ranges in styles from folk/bluegrass all the way to funk/hip hop. Justin's lineup varies for each show and with instrumentation that includes: upright bass, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, saxophone, trumpet, cello, piano, harmonica, drums, and hand percussion.

Singer/songwriter and band leader of "Justin Trawick and the Common Good", Justin Trawick is the founder of The 9 Songwriter Series and co-host of The Circus Life Podcast. Justin has opened for Brett Dennen, Bob Schneider, Pat Green, Ingram Hill, Edwin McCain, Pat McGee, Cowboy Mouth, Sara Bareilles, Jimmies Chicken Shack, The Gourds, K.C. and The Sunshine Band, Robinella, and Jenny Owen Youngs, and Basia Bulat.

Justin Trawick performs his song "This is Love" live in Washington DC at a SofarDC event in 2017. Michael Scoglio backs Justin up on upright bass and kazoo.

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online below by selecting your ticket option and clicking on the "Buy Now" link to use credit or debit card or your PayPal account. If ordering two or three ticket types, each type must be purchased in a separate order. You will receive an email confirmation of each purchase. Online tickets will be held at the box office; please print and bring your receipt in case it is needed to confirm your purchase.

GROUP RATES are now available! Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.

Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building.

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For only $30.00 per year ($50.00 for families), members of the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary receive advance notice of special events, our member newsletter, gift shop discounts and $5 off our General Admission concert tickets! BECOME A MEMBER NOW!

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