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Scott Danger Bravo & Seth Adam
October 1 @ 7:30 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome acoustic guitarist Scott Danger Bravo back with singer-songwriter Seth Adam to the historic landmark 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!
It is rare that such solo musical talent appears in concert in our area, outside of noisy bars and restaurants. Think Tommy Emmanuel, Will Ackerman… Performers love when people come to pay attention to their music. And you will love Scott Danger Bravo‘s music. Scott’s guitar playing style falls into the “finger style” genre but he’s much more. He actually uses a pick and one finger in whats come to be known as “sloth style” playing. He started his musical life as a heavy metal guitarist and because of that brings a large bag of tricks to the acoustic guitar. Scott easily moves through varied musical styles from the delta blues of “Stabby with the Cabby”, to the Celtic styled “Blood Sweat and 40 Years” into the jazz infused new age offering, “NY Smile.” Scott is also, as an entertainer, downright entertaining. His stories about his childhood, life and a myriad of other topics are full of hilarity and whimsy. He has been called a master of the guitar and a virtuoso by such finger style luminaries as Lance Allen, Vin Downes and Ken Bonfield. When not performing he spends his time writing, scoring and teaching guitar in and around NYC. For more information about, and music of, Scott Bravo visit
Seth Adam is a 41 year old singer/songwriter born and raised in Connecticut. He currently resides in the New Haven area. He has been playing music, in one form or another, since he was 5 years old. Getting his start playing music in front of audiences when he was in the elementary school chorus, rock & roll “really got a hold of me” just before his teen years. He performed his first “rock & roll band” show “at one of those old moose/elk/“insert animal type” halls when I was 14. I’ve been hooked ever since.”
He spent a lot of 2016 writing and recording “out of a hobbled together, home studio type thing – dubbed “The Shoebox” – playing all the instruments, recording, producing, and everything else-ing on my own.” The result was an EP called East Rock. The experience inspired him to continue to do much of the same for 2017. He recorded an all-acoustic version of his 2007 release, Where You Come From, in honor of the 10 year anniversary of its release and work continues for his 4th studio album, to be released later in 2017.
“I describe my music as singer-songwriter/Americana/folk/rock. That’s a lot of sub genres, but probably the best way to characterize it. My earliest influences were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Kenny Rogers. My dad used to play their records for me when I was a kid. Though teenage years were my hair-metal, progressive-rock, and grunge phases, I find the music I write now to be the most heartfelt. My biggest influence is Counting Crows with Led Zeppelin coming in at a close second place. In recent years I’ve come to nearly deify The Beatles and Son Volt. Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Wilco have also been tremendous influences on my work.”
For him, music takes a lot of work and it pays off. In 2007, his song ‘Get Out’ was licensed to Volkswagen for their Sights and Sounds campaign. In 2008, NYC entertainment columnist Roger Friedman called him “the hardest-working, best live act in indie rock.” In 2010, he got a nice hometown nod from The New Haven Advocate’s reader’s poll, winning the Best Rock Band category. For his 2013 release, Steel Tempered Pride, he worked with David Immerglück (Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven). In 2016 he was nominated for Male Performer of the Year for The New England Music Awards, and again in 2017 for Songwriter Of The Year. Through the years, he’s opened for Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Grammy-winning Robert Cray, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, The Alternate Routes, Will Hoge, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Ken and Drew from Sister Hazel, and Mayer Hawthorne.
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 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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