Please note: The PYM Calendar is for all events in the PYM region under the care of any Quaker meeting, organization, school, committee, collaborative, or another group. Events hosted by individuals are not permitted.
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.
“Come With Me!” says the singer “… and let’s have some fun!” Listeners can take a little trip down a crooked road with local Americana musician, singer, songwriter Amy Duckett Wagner (Amy Dee) at a duo concert celebrating the release of her latest CD, “Come With Me.” The album delivers 13 upbeat original tunes. It’s only fitting that the CD release events fall during the autumn season of Homecoming since many songs on the album reminisce about Travelin’, Comin’ Home and Family stories.
Amy is a member of the Philadelphia Folksong Society’s invitation-only Musician’s Co-op and will also perform at their new venue in Roxborough.
“Amy Dee is a big-hearted, music-makin’, question-askin’, midnight dancin’, genre-jumpin’ songsmith whose real-life Americana tunes are as fun as a country drive, an upbeat blues, or a swing around the dancefloor!” said Lance Fingles of Gashouse Radio in New Jersey, who calls her “an interesting and prolific songwriter.”
Amy shares… “this album was homegrown in Pennsylvania, like me, my songs, and Martin Guitars…” In fact, there’s a tune on the album called “Ringin’ Martin Guitar” about my family’s musical adventures (fyi, Martin guitars have been made in Nazareth, PA since 1833 and are considered a standard for many Americana, bluegrass and country musicians.)
This event is free and open to the public, with a meet-n-greet, a free will donation, and a portion of CD sales will benefit the Bucks County Homeless Shelter.
Her 2017 “Southern Routes” CD project donated some proceeds to The Bucks County Homeless Shelter and an earlier CD donated $1,837 to the Give-A-Christmas Foundation through the Bucks County Courier Times.
TOOKANY CREEK: Philadelphia’s finest bluegrass band, Beth Mead (banjo), Larry Cohen (bass), John Catterall (mandolin & guitar), and Paul Kenney (guitar) (vocals everybody) deliver exciting three-part harmonies, innovative arrangements, and a sophisticated blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, folk, country, and swing.