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February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey welcomes the Americana band Edna’s Kin to perform old favorites and many new songs from their recently released CD of all original music, Whiskey & Wine. A diverse blend of folk, country, bluegrass, and blues music, Whiskey & Wine is the band’s first studio effort since their 2009 debut Same Old Lines, and is available for digital download on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and CD Baby. The album has also received airplay worldwide, and was a big hit on AirPlay Direct, topping the radio services Country chart for the month of October 2019.
Edna’s Kin is a family band featuring brothers Dan and Andrew Koontz and their father, Warren Koontz. Dan is the songwriter of the group, and can be heard singing and playing guitar, piano, banjo, and accordion. Andrew is mostly on fiddle, but can sometimes be heard on bass, while Warren is mostly on bass, but can sometimes be heard singing and playing guitar. While the family members are present on every track, on “Whiskey & Wine” they’ve been joined by a number of guest musicians to create a much fuller instrumentation than can be found on their earlier recordings.
“In writing these songs, I was looking for a sound that went beyond the traditional fiddle, guitar, and bass arrangements that we’ve done in the past,” said Dan Koontz. “I wanted to bring in piano, pedal steel, even accordion, but still retain the core Edna’s Kin sound.”
Edna’s Kin has also retained its sense of humor. The band that created videos such as “Iron Man: the Bluegrass Version” and “The Country Bride of Frankenstein” is still tickling funny bones. “Whiskey & Wine” doesn’t disappoint in the comedy department, with the track “If You Got A Knife” offering an amusing take on the folk classic “Long Black Veil”, and the hilarious “All This Lovin’” telling the tale of a dedicated drinker who is getting more love than he can handle. But the band shows it serious side as well, ranging from the title track “Whiskey & Wine” to the lush and beautiful “Make It Right”, a song that evokes the heartbreak of caring for a loved one with depression.
“Whiskey & Wine” is a bit of a miracle of modern technology, with takes being recorded in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, and through the miracle of the internet were fused together by recording studio wizard George Howard of Lantern Sound Recording Rig of Manorville, Long Island.
The 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.
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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