Friday, February 1, 2013

The Fountain House
Newton, NJ

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The Fountain House

Phone: 973-383-7976
439 State Highway 94
Newton, NJ 07860
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Todd Sheaffer, former frontman for New Jersey roots rockers From Good Homes, proved himself a full-throated tenor fit for an interesting acoustic folk solo career beginning in 2000. After From Good Homes played its farewell concert at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ, in August 1999, Sheaffer embarked on a solo career. First he performed locally in New Jersey at small venues to test the waters. By November of 1999, he felt confident enough about his abilities as a performer and songwriter to perform with keyboardist John Ginty (Jewel, Lou Reed) and percussionist Ed Nowicky (From Good Homes) at Centenary College in Hackettstown.

In 2001 Railroad Earth then emerged from the breakup of one of New Jersey's most popular bands, From Good Homes, in early 2001. Later that year, with appearances at some of the major summer festivals on the bluegrass circuit under their belt - including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, and High Sierra Music Festival - Railroad Earth showed that their music could go well beyond the realm of traditional bluegrass to incorporate folk, Celtic, jazz, and rock music. Todd Sheaffer, the group's main songwriter and former lead singer of From Good Homes, stood at the forefront of the group's vision, and Railroad Earth began releasing albums within six months of the band's formation. After 12 years Railroad Earth is at the top of their game and selling out venues across the USA and are in demand at the biggest music festivals.

Todd Sheaffer performs a rare solo show on Friday February 1, 2013 on The Hobo Stage at The Fountain House in Newton NJ. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $12 in at The Hobo Stage Online ticket site
Ticket Price: $12 online / $15 door
Door Time:8pm
Show Time:9pm
Ages:21 & Up

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