Zoning board meetings were made for Zoom. But for concerts, nothing better than live.
The folk project Troubadour the series will resume live broadcasts next month, starting with the folkloric fixture Tom Paxton Friday, April 8, 2022, at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township.
Folk Project concerts were virtual during the pandemic until last september. They returned to online-only mode in end December, while the Omicron variant increased. The non-profit association open stage series cautiously ventured live last month.
All attendees should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and boosters are strongly recommended, the Folk Project spokesperson said. Sam Edelston.
Proof of vaccination will be checked at the door and attendees must wear an N95 face mask or equivalent at all times inside the venue.
Vaccinated children between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome, when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Until children under 5 can be vaccinated, they will not be admitted, Edelston said.
“We closed in December when it was clear that cases were increasing dramatically. When cases began to drop at an accelerated rate, we prepared a strict and cautious set of guidelines for the reopening of some of our programs in February, based on conditions in mid-January,” said Bob McNally of the Folk Project’s reopening committee.
“As February unfolded, cases continued to decline, so we continued to work on a second set of guidelines to reflect the conditions we were hoping for and anticipating for the end of March. The CDC changed its community risk assessments from case-centric to hospital-centric, and their new metrics gave us a great benchmark,” with Morris County now in a low-risk “green” category, said. said McNally.
Troubadour concerts are usually $10. Paxton’s is a special deal, however, with a $35 entry. Children 12 and under are free. Show time is at 7:30 p.m.
Paxton broke into the early 60s in Greenwich Village, alongside Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Judy Collins. They and many other stars including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and John Denver would record Paxton’s songs. Some of his classics are The last thing on my mind, bottle of wine and Rambling Boy.
Check out our 2015 Morristown Green Podcast interview with Paxton:
Here’s a 2015 music video of Paxton singing a tribute to the 9/11 firefighters, during the 40th anniversary concert for The Troubadour series, then known as The Minstrel:
Video: Tom Paxton sings “The Bravest”:
Paxton’s first games on April 8 are the Don Juan: Don Henry and Jon Vezner. Two of Nashville’s top songwriters, they’ve written for everyone from Ray Charles to Blake Shelton. They shared a Grammy for Kathy Mattea’s poignant hit, Where were you.
Video: Here is Don Henry playing a Morristown Benefit in 2014:
Coming soon at Troubadour:
- April 1 – Open stage
- April 15 – The Everly Set and Forever Simon & Garfunkel (a split bill)
- April 22 – Joe Jencks, with The Levins
- April 29 – Low Lily, with Juliana Parker Edelston
The Morristown Unit Fellowship is located at 21 Normandy Heights Road. Call 973-335-9489 or visit the Folk Project website for concert details.