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Mike Herz and Carolann Solebello

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Carolann Solebello and Mike Herz

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome Singer-Songwriters Mike Herz back with Carolann Solebello in her first appearance in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center.

Mike Herz
Mike Herz

With an uncanny ability to turn a phrase and pen lyrics with rich resonance, Mike Herz writes and performs in a style that is all his own. An aspiring poet long before picking up a guitar, Herz quickly came to the realization that his words stood a better chance of entering more ears if put to a tune. Flash forward years and many miles later and Mike feels most comfortable on stage in front of complete strangers. Music has brought him across this great nation and into spellbound evenings in some of the best listening rooms around. His debut album Overgrown was released in 2013, duo album (with Emily Barnes) Closer to Home in 2015 and his follow up solo album, The Acrobat was released in January 2017. Named as Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2016, Mike was recently selected to be a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Showcase in Lyons, CO in August 2017.

breathes new life into folk music.

Overgrown is a triumph of the lyric-driven, acoustic-based, and highly personal music form. At one time it would have been labeled Folk Music, music by and about regular folks like us. But perhaps we should call it Life Music. Mike Herz is singing about his life, and about our lives.

Mike writes songs with layers of depth.

Mike, your performance yesterday was remarkable. This was the first time I have seen and heard you play but it will not be the last. You have an amazing gift and you are a great inspiration.

Another Summer – Mike Herz with Emily Barnes accompanying on vocals, song on album The Acrobat

For further information, music, and more videos, visit his web site at www.mikeherzmusic.com, his Facebook page, facebook.com/mikeherzmusic, twitter.com/mjherz, Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/mike-herz, YouTube, and instagram.com/mike_herz_music.

Carolann Solebello
Carolann Solebello

Carolann Solebello (www.CarolannSolebello.com) is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City. Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both as a solo act and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann has released four solo CDs and has won songwriting awards at Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival (MD), Solarfest (VT), and Musicians on a Mission (NJ).

With the release of Threshold, it seems Solebello has found her own voice in a manner that is in turn both winsome and full of frolic, but there is also a maturity in the writing that speaks to adult matters. In brief, we have here an artist who has found herself by going it alone, and thus has become complete; and completely one with her work. It is a joy to hear. ~ Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA

Awards include:

2016 Silver Award (Folk/Acoustic) and Director’s Choice Award
33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington DC

2015 Winner
Musicians on a Mission Songwriting Contest, Belmar NJ

2014 Third Place
SolarFest Songwriter Showcase Competition, Tinmouth VT

2014 Finalist
South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, Ft. Lauderdale FL

2011 Winner
Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival Songwriting Competition, Havre de Grace MD

Matches. For Charleston. May this song one day become irrelevant. Words and music by Carolann Solebello, Copyright 2014. Recorded June 18, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

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 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

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October 28, 2017
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
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