Date(s) - 05/07/2016
American Spirit Roadhouse
American Spirit Roadhouse
Press release featuring ABT
MDA BENEFIT ON MAY 7TH WITH AN ALL-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL & CD RELEASE BY FAMED ANDY BROWNE TROUPE AT AMERICAN SPIRITS ROADHOUSE
Asbury, NJ, April 18, 2016—9 Bands are on board to participate in an all-day Music Festival to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on May 7th, noon – 3am, in Asbury, NJ (exit 11 off I-78 in Hunterdon County). 100% of the ticket sales ($10/person) will go directly to MDA: http://mda.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=546. Inspired by the personal story of a patron, American Spirits Roadhouse, Hunterdon County’s award-winning best live music venue, mobilized last month to put together a fundraiser for MDA to support the important work it does to find a cure for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other related, life-threatening diseases.
One of the bands participating is led by renowned musician, Andy Browne. His band, Andy Browne Troupe, is dedicating May 7th as their CD Release Party to MDA, with songs produced by Dan Skye (Skylab Studios, NJ), Jay Grosse (1024 Studios), Clint Steele (Mary My Hope), and one from a world-recognized guitar talent, Peter Buck.
The musical pedigree is instantly recognizable, as Andy Browne has opened for the Clash (in Atlanta, GA at the FOX Theater), REM, Replacements, and has performed at the former CBGBs numerous times. He’s been at the Ritz, NY with Ray Beats, and has played with Peter Tork, RuPaul, Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Lords of New Church, English Beat, and many more, including playing with Jim Carroll.
He is a powerhouse talent with equally talented band members:
• Mark Jones, bass
• John O’Connell, drums
• Tom Mentzer, sax
• Michael McClellan, guitar
• Eric Johnson, piano
• Andy Browne, vocals & guitar
The full band line-up is:
• IDB Band
• Joe Janci
• Harry Walther Band
• Big Bone Daddy
• Gypsy Rose
• Bones Weedsley
• Church on Sunday
• Andy Browne Troupe (9:30pm)
• Vinyl Approach
American Spirits Roadhouse just won Hunterdon Happening Lists’ Best Live Music Venue. It is an inspired, classic, and unique venue. Everyone is welcome and in the best tradition of America’s legendary roadhouses, American Spirits Roadhouse’s comfortable, come-as-you-are environment offers classic favorites with new twists and features the best ingredients in its food and drinks menus, along with outstanding entertainment and an incredible outdoor space. American Spirits Roadhouse brings something special to the area being conveniently located on I-78’s Exit 11, and also equidistant to NYC and Philadelphia.
American Spirits Roadhouse is proud to be able to officially dedicate May 7th to benefit MDA. “There are so many talented musicians in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, who go the extra mile to feature their music at local establishments, and we are thrilled to have these 9 extraordinary bands on board for the day at our venue,” said René Rigau, co-owner and GM of American Spirits Roadhouse. “This event is designed to showcase musicians’ extraordinary contribution to our lives through their talent, and to help point community members toward an organization that is so deserving of our support.”
With a nightclub-quality sound system that has bands and booking agents calling American Spirits Roadhouse to secure dates, given that it features music 4 nights per week along with a sound engineer on premises; an incredible experience is assured for both the musicians and for the customers. “To be able to partner with MDA fits right into our mission statement of being a community-focused establishment,” said Pete D’Costa, co-owner.
In addition to Andy Browne Troupe’s musicians, special thanks for the upcoming CD release include: Annie Marcelino, Kelly Creed, and Jennifer Geipel Browne. A sample of their music can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWhtfWk0jgs&feature=youtu.be
In conjunction with the all-day event, attendees will be able to enjoy dishes from American Spirits Roadhouse’s new spring menu that launches May 1st, taking advantage of seasonal ingredients and locally sourced food. Between the seriously good food, 20 beers on tap, great drink choices, and live music, it’s sure to be an unforgettable day for a good cause.
About American Spirits Roadhouse: American Spirits Roadhouse opened its doors just a little over 6 months ago and its award-winning formula takes its inspiration from the independent and rebellious spirits that defines America. Together with the classic and innovative strength that founded our great nation, American Spirits Roadhouse will be a haven for those who love nights filled with music, a great meal, and extensive drink choices. www.americanspiritsroadhouse.com
908.735.0101 1090 State Route 173, Asbury, NJ 08802
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