Musical Theater Through the Ages

Arielle Egan, Soprano 

with pianist Tyler Daddario


Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm



​Join Arielle and pianist Tyler Daddario as they delve into the world of Broadway style, composition, and influence. From Broadway’s origins to shows that have opened in the last 15 years, hear the music you love ... and will love to discover ... as Tyler and Arielle connect the dots in between.


Featuring songs from Meredith Willson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and more, this evening of performance and discussion is not to be missed!


Sug Daniels

sugdaniels.com


Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm


SUG DANIELS is a Delaware born, Philadelphia based, singer-songwriter, story teller, and producer who is using the tools around her to capture the emotions of an era.


Daniels’ work is as colorful, vulnerable, and charismatic as her personality. She thoughtfully combines elements of folk, R&B, and soul alternatives to create personal and tender music interlaced with messages of truth and positive change. 

Jackson Pines

jacksonpines.com


Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm


Jackson Pines is a band of best friends from the Pine Barrens. Consisting of singer-songwriter Joe Makoviecki and stand-up bassist James Black, Jackson Pines harks forward with melodies and rhythms from the past.

Combining minimalistic acoustic arrangements and taking cues from the ethos of folk, blues, and indie rock, Jackson Pines tells stories of hard times, overflowing love, disappointment, and hope. In 2017 they released “Purgatory Road” produced by Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Lumineers) and “Lost & Found EP” to critical acclaim. They tour around America in a F-150 and have played such varied gigs as small theaters, clubs, major festivals, schools, bars, fairs, backyards, and funerals. They have recently been featured in Billboard magazine, on PBS, and on NPR nationwide.

Music at Friends is a diverse concert series hosted and sponsored by the Woodstown Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Our mission is to bring quality musical performances to our area while utilizing the beautiful setting and fine acoustics of our historic meetinghouse.


The Music at Friends concert series is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Sponsors also include Schonstedt Instrument Company, the Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and individual donors. 

All concerts are held at the Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse, 104 North Main Street in Woodstown, NJ. Admission is free, although donations are accepted. An artist reception and complimentary refreshments will be provided at the close of the concert. Ample free parking is available at the meetinghouse.


​Music at Friends Committee: Mike Ayars, Dan Battisti, Martha Battisti, Emily Simons, Terry Fox-Ragone, Donna Gibson, Kahlil Gunther, Jack Mahon, Gail Scuderi.

Our concert series at the Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse enters its ninth season!

Hold your mouse over the "music at friends current season" tab above to view past seasons.

To keep the music alive, please consider making a Music at Friends donation via PayPal.

Mike Agranoff

mikeagranoff.com


Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm

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MIKE AGRANOFF’s material encompasses traditional ballads and tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World, heart-stopping spoken pieces, and his own witty pen.  It’s delivered with skillful guitar and concertina accompaniment, a telepathic transmittal of the essence of the song, and a sly twinkle in the eye for some truly hilarious songs.  

Pea Patch Brass


Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm


PEA PATCH BRASS performs brass quintet music in a variety of genres, including classical, contemporary, ceremonial, jazz, patriotic, and holiday.

At times, the ensemble incorporates percussion.


​​Music at Friends

​Outstanding music in the beautiful setting and fine acoustic space of Woodstown's historic Meetinghouse.

104 North Main Street  |  Woodstown, NJ 08098
Free Admission   |   Easy Parking

Poor Man's Gambit

poormansgambit.com


Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 4:00 pm


Poor Man's Gambit was formed in 2015 and hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This trio has released 3 albums, completed two international tours, and has been noted as an increasingly popular Irish-American group.

Featuring Fiddle, Button Accordion, Guitar, Bodhran, Cittern, Vocals, and Dance, this trio brings together diverse musical backgrounds which complement the other’s musical styles both on stage and in the studio. With two multi-instrumentalists in the line-up, PMG has been noted for their ability to change instrumentation many times over the space of a performance, and offer several levels of musical depth to listening ears. The addition of Corey’s flashy footwork on the occasional reel adds an extra punch of energy for audiences already enraptured by the music.

The trio’s latest album ‘Land of Sunshine’ showcases a carefully selected offering of spirited tunes balanced with an equal number of expressively performed songs. Most of the repertoire is rooted in Irish traditions, but some pulls from other provincial influences including England, Brittany, and Scotland, in addition to several original compositions also included in the collection.