Concerts at the Ocean County Artists' Guild
Acoustic concert series in our studio annex, Ocean Ave at Chestnut in Island Heights (Toms River), NJ
Artists' Guild Home Page Directions/Map/Contact Photos of the Building
Song Circle at the Artists' Guild:

In addition to the concert series, there's a monthly song circle at the Artists' Guild. It's held in the same room as the concerts, and it's open to everyone.

We take turns around the circle singing songs, and maybe singing or playing along. We sing folk songs, pop songs, and hymns, and sometimes we have an improvised music jam. The only rule is that it's all acoustic, with no amplifiers or microphones.

Everyone is welcome to take a turn in the circle, or just to listen. If you come just to listen, feel free to bring a quiet activity such as sketching or reading.

The song circle is held on the third Sunday of each month, starting at 7:00 (new starting time, beginning this past March) and going till at least 9:00. Come for all or any part of that time. The next song circle will be on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

The Guild requests a $3 donation to the Guild at each session from each person who attends the session.

     Click here for a video description of the song circle.
     Click here for a short music clip from a more recent song circle.

To receive e-mail notices of the song circle a few days ahead of time, send an e-mail to with Song Circle in the subject box.  Note:  AOL and Optimum Online won't accept mail from OCAGconcerts, so don't use an or address.

Friday, November 16, at 8:00 pm - $5 donation
(Doors open one hour before the show - come early and visit the art galleries.)
Bob Andrews with Dave Sherman and Peter Hagen
Philadelphia area singer-songwriter Bob Andrews and his trio are back for their third performance at the Artists' Guild. Don't miss this chance to hear a great evening of original songs, including Bob's song about legendary Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt.

Click here to hear a short sample of Bob's singing
Click here for more music samples at Bob's web site
Click here to preview Bob's album "Finn's Point Light" at CD Baby

"It's not just Bob's songs – they're well crafted and written from the heart for sure. But there's's the delivery that carries the music. Bob's voice and instrumentation bring a powerful emotional element to the listener. Whether on the back porch or the concert hall, Bob will touch you with the depth of his compelling songs. Each tells a story, and each will draw you in."
(Dick Pleasants, 91.9 FM – WUMB Boston)

No more e-mail notices of upcoming concerts
I'm no longer sending out e-mail notices about the concerts, since I don't have reliable information about when they're held and who's performing. But the song circle information on this page is accurate and reliable.
Looking ahead.... as far as I know, the following is the schedule of upcoming Friday night shows, all at 8:00 pm - $5 donation 
Dec 21 - Holiday sing 
photos of the studio
Performers at past concerts:
Ladies Night Out  (3/19/10, 6/12/10, 7/23/11, 7/26/13, 3/28/14, 11/21/14, 7/24/15, 8/19/16, 8/18/17, 8/17/18) -
(music sample)YouTube videos
Basement Musicians  (4/23/10, 5/21/10, 6/18/10, 7/30/11, 1/18/13, 1/26/13, 4/26/13, 2/21/14, 4/18/14, 4/24/15, 10/23/15, 2/19/16, 10/21/16, 2/17/17, 10/20/17, 2/16/18, 10/19/18)  (music sample)  Videos: CrazyPlay Me
Mary Lutton  (5/21/10, 7/31/10, 7/16/11, 2/19/12, 2/24/13, 11/22/13, 5/23/14, 5/29/15, 7/22/16, 7/21/17, 7/20/18) -
O'Neill & Martin  (5/21/10) - YouTube - Impossible
Terry Rivel  (7/10/10, 3/23/12)
Rusty and Jan  (9/4/10)
Frank Fotusky  (10/2/10) -
Thomas Wesley Stern  (12/18/10) - Thomas Wesley Stern on Facebook
Clan Suibhne  (2/18/11, 1/24/14, 3/27/15, 3/18/16, 3/24/17, 3/23/18)
Mara Levine & Caroline Cutroneo  (4/2/11)    (music sample)
Michael London  (4/30/11)    (music sample)
Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson  (11/19/11, 9/29/12) - YouTube    (music sample)
Pat Karwan  (2/19/12) 
Benita Segal  (7/27/12) -    (music sample)
Denise Miller  (8/18/12)  
Gail Gilrane  (8/18/12) - (music sample)
Acoustic Musicians Guild  (3/22/13, 5/17/13, 8/23/13, 6/20/14, 10/24/14, 8/21/15, 1/29/16, 1/20/17, 1/19/18)  
Bob Wright and Bill Doerge  
(6/28/13, 7/25/14, 6/26/15, 6/17/16)  -   
Custom Blend  (9/27/13, 9/19/14, 9/25/15, 9/23/16, 9/15/17, 9/21/18) - YouTube - Custom Blend at Albert Hall
Bob Andrews  (10/25/13, 1/23/15, 11/18/16, 11/17/17) -    (music sample)
Jim Crawford  (5/23/14, 11/20/15, 5/20/16, 5/19/17, 5/18/18) -
Mary Shannon  (8/22/14, 2/27/15, 4/22/16, 4/21/17) -  (music sample)
Bill Doerge  (6/16/17, 6/15/18, 7/20/18)   
Barbara Paskin  (4/20/18, 7/20/18)   
Jeanne & Peter Morris  (4/20/18)   

Flyers for past concerts can be viewed at  Pikasa OCAGconcerts Flyers slideshow

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