The Saturday Afternoon Song Swap, a series of shows organized by singer-songwriters Deena Shoshkes and Rebecca Turner, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free show, Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at FM Restaurant Bar and Grill in Jersey — as well as with the release, the same day, of its second compilation album, Swap Thing: Part 2.
In a press release, Shoskes described the series as “a place for songwriters to feel free to try out new material, forge friendships and collaborate creatively.
Turner said: “We started the Song Swap just to make New Jersey musical friends, and it really took on a life of its own and became a huge and wonderful community of songwriters.”
The long list of artists who will perform at FM includes Kenny Young, Megan Reilly, Jeremy Osner, Tony Tedesco, Gene Turonis, Scott Roberts, Malcolm Marsden, Renée LoBue and Ray Ketchum (of Elk City), Tom Lucas, Nick Ciavatta, Pete Cenedella, Jeff Zelevansky and Julian Brash, Loretta Hagen, Janet Donofrio and David Reith, Ed Melee, Evans Wolfworth, Garry Van Miert, Dale Burleyson, Carolyn Alroy, Son of Dov (Dennis King), Tarquin Learned, Bernadette M. Bern and the Brights, Michael Aquino, Adam Bernstein, Terry McCarthy, Babi Pal, Dots Will Echo, Ed Seifert, Nat Grauman, Chris Bolger, Sharon Goldman, Tom Kanach, Chrissy Roberts, John Baumgartner, David W. Jacobsen, Dave Kleiner, Matthew Davis, Terry Haman and Larée Cisco.
Here is a Spotify playlist of artists who have played at the Song Swap over the last decade.