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Anker with Special Guest Brandon Broderick
August 30 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Anker and his special guest Brandon Broderick back to the beautiful setting and acoustics of the historic landmark 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!
Anker is a solo acoustic performing songwriter. He has released 3 CD’s of original music that have been categorized in various reviews as: Americana, Acoustic Rock, and Folk. Comparisons to well-known artists include: Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens and Bruce Springsteen. Anker is currently the open mic host at Grover’s Mill Coffee House in West Windsor, NJ and has appeared at all of our Open Mic Nights at the 1867 Sanctuary to date.
Anker’s set list changes regularly to include his original songs as well as reworked covers by such artists as Collective Soul, Van Halen, Dusty Springfield, Foo Fighters, Blondie, The Cars and many more.
- December 2010 benefit organizer, raised funds for local child’s medical bills “Concert for Ethan”
- 3x nominee 2012 JERSEY ACOUSTIC MUSIC Awards (the last year for these awards): Top Male Listening Room Act, Top New Male Act, and Top Single/EP Release (for the song “I & You”)
- Voted “Best of…” 2012-2013 open mic series @ West Windsor Arts Council
- June 2016 THE AKADEMIA “Best Americana Album” (Atomic Sound)
- September 2016 organizer, West Windsor portion of the “National Concert Across America to End Gun Violence”
- Annual “Record Store Day” performer at The Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ
For more information about, and music of, Anker visit www.ankermusic.com.
Born in Princeton and raised in Hightstown, Brandon Broderick is a musician and producer dedicated to the art of songwriting and live performance. Broderick’s sound is often a combination of folk, pop, rock, bluegrass and country influences with a modern twist. Songs don’t need to be long. I love writing short, simple songs that really hit home.
Broderick spreads his music through consistent recordings and live performances. He performs over 200 shows a year and continually writes and records new material. Broderick employs a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) attitude in regards to his work by recording, mixing and producing his own songs–including recording and archiving every single one of his live performances in high quality audio.
Broderick’s live performance is unique and energetic. All the songs vary in style and tempo. There are almost no breaks in between songs as he segues from one to the next using fast, melodic guitar playing and strumming techniques. He has been dubbed “the shredder” by many in the local community for his sometimes fast, frenetic playing. Broderick always includes new and interesting cover songs as well as new original material to add spice to the live show including many genres such as folk, jazz, country, soul, blues, pop and indie-rock. He performs different songs every single show and also changes the order of songs in his setlist from night to night. I don’t like repeating songs too much. Even if I’m playing in different places. I like the spontaneity of it. I love the idea that you can come to multiple shows and always hear fresh material.
For more information about, and music of, Brandon Broderick visit his web site atwww.broderickmusic.com. All of Broderick’s live performances are recorded from the Soundboard (good quality) and archived at bblive.bandcamp.com. All shows are free to stream and download although a suggested donation is encouraged and accepted.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing email@example.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)
**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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