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Since 2005, The Bus Stop Music Café has been working hard to bring you the things you love. Enjoy live music, shop our HUGE selection of new and used Vinyl, CD’s and Cassettes. Affordable music lessons are available for all ages (voted best in Gloucester County two years running). Come on out to the Bus Stop for a fun night out!

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

07/10/14 Eric Sommer, Fisher & Radcliffe

Eric Sommer
http://www.ericsommer.com/

“Without a doubt one of the finest, most versatile players on the road today, Eric is a mash of styles that cover slide, finger-style, pure blues groove and dynamic improv approaches he calls “no fear playing”. A student of Merle Haggard and a fan and avid reader of the literary efforts of Jack Kerouac, Eudora Welty, O. Henry and traditional Shakespeare, Eric traces his musical stylings and influences to Jeff Beck, Bert Jansch, Davy Graham and Steve Howe (YES). On the free form side it’s Pat Martino, Al DiMeola and Joe Pass and the early catalog of Dave Brubeck with Joe Morello and Paul Desmond.

Eric is steeped in the acoustic traditions of Doc Watson and Merle Travis, and the various experimental approaches of Philip Glass and the Small Movement. Watching this guitar great will “make you jump out of your seat and hollar for joy” says Bugs Madison, in an interview for UK Melody Mag, 2012. His credits include shows, tours, solo appearances and mixing drinks on the bus for everyone from 2014 Tour Stars Bugsy LowLow, rockin’ the old school with Little Feat, John Mayall, Jerry Douglas, Sarah Watkins, John Hammond, Jr., to Spider John Koerner, David Bromberg, Leon Redbone, Buddy Guy, T Model Ford, and just about everyone in between… just too many to name. Not to be missed…”
- Jean Banner / The Hudson Valley Times, NY

Fisher & Radcliffe
www.wepecket.com/fisherradcliffe.htm

A  duet from the internationally-touring “Rolling Roots Revue” troupe, this dynamic pair covers the cultural history of America, performing music from the Appalachian, Country, Gospel, Blues, Vaudeville, Jug Band, Early Jazz and Ragtime traditions. ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe and Deborah Anne Fisher play a dazzling array of instruments (piano, guitar, ukulele, washboard, fiddle and mandolin to name a few), sing beautiful harmonies, and maintain an upbeat patter, all making for an energetic and uplifting evening of entertainment.

Friday, July 10
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

07/18/15 Blue Wave Theory, Lost Art, Bill Roth & The Reason

Blue Wave Theory:
www.bluewavetheory.blastbeat.net

Blue Wave Theory is an American instrumental rock band formed in 2007 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The group’s sound is rooted in surf music of the 1960s, but delves into many genres including elements of garage, punk, psychedelic, progressive, funk, reggae, and space rock. An accomplished group of musicians whose versatility is as broad as their personal backgrounds with decades of musical influence, ranging from Dick Dale, Link Wray, X, Ramones, King Crimson, and Rush, to the funk of Dennis Coffey and psychedelic surf of The Mermen. The band’s music is entirely instrumental with Steve Rabeler on guitar, Kevin Stamper on bass, and Rob Wolleben on drums. Guitarist Bob Trimble recently joined forces with the band for live shows and recordings…transforming the power trio into a power quartet! The insistence for each musician in this trio to keep true to their personal styling and inspiration gives Blue Wave Theory a distinctive stamp of uniqueness and creativity.

Blue Wave Theory and their hectic eclectic brand of instrumental surf rock has shared the stage with the legendary Dick Dale as well as some of the finest east coast surf bands including Mister Neutron, The Octomen, The Coffin Daggers, and The Supertones. The band regularly performs at some of the coolest music venues in Philadelphia, New York City, and New Jersey including the Sellersville Theater, World Cafe Live, The North Star Bar, The Record Collector, The Rotunda, and Otto’s Shrunken Head. In addition, Blue Wave Theory plays at several east coast music festivals including Bethlehem Musikfest, Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, Twangstock, and Surfapalooza.

Magnatune Records released the eponymous Blue Wave Theory album in 2010. A second album “Superstorm” was released in 2013. Individual songs have appeared on instrumental surf compilations including “Sympathy for the Reverb” (coming in 2014), “Radical Waves” (2012), and “Off the Deep End” (2011). Blue Wave Theory’s music has also been licensed for a wide variety of purposes including Samsung product advertisements, DIY Network television broadcasts, Red Bull Media House productions, and hot rod DVD’s.

Lost Art:

https://www.reverbnation.com/lostart

Lost Art is an original music band of an eclectic nature. Rooted in the sounds of the Sixties with Punk, jazz and soul sensibilities their original music captures a unique sound.

The original music is written by Al who is also lead guitarist and vocalist, the bass duties are held down by Sue and Mike is the time machine. Their originals combined with some off beat covers make their set a must see.

Bill Roth & The Reason:

Saturday, July 18
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

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Live Music

7/25/15 Swing That Cat, Jericho Horns w/ John Cook


Swing That Cat:

http://www.swingthatcat.band/

Born out of a simple idea and a love of good music, ~ Swing That Cat! ~ is on a mission, with a message: ”Come have great fun dancing through the night,
and if your evening has a happy ending, then we did ourselves right!” What more could you ask for from a 9 piece band that plays lots of Horny Swing, Jump Blues and Rockabilly, mixed with a splash of Cabaret flair

Jericho Horns w/ John Cook:
https://www.facebook.com/JerichoHorns

Original Soul and old school R&B and Jazz inspired Rock & Roll!
Joe Strazz, Corey Schain, Chris Walter, Erik Cistaro, Jim Cooper, John Cook

Saturday, July 25
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10 Cover
All Ages (under 18 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available 

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

7/31/15 Ray Long & John Cunningham, Dylan Calvelli, TBA

Ray Long & John Cunningham:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ray-Long/142026805835541
https://soundcloud.com/raylong

In the 1960′s, pop music as we now know it was still young and excited, or rather, exciting. Since the digital revolution took recorded music by storm in the 80′s, many listeners feel that certain intangible qualities of soul and life have been gradually sucked out of pop music. We can’t help but agree. It is our mission to inject into our music the same honesty, soul, and edge that overflows from the 60′s and 70′s records that inspired us. We hope you will share in the inspiration. Fans of The Beatles, Elvis Costello, and/or Nirvana are sure to feel right at home listening to the music of Ray Long & John Cunningham.

Dylan Calvelli:
Acoustic Singer-Songwriter plays choice covers and original songs

TBA: 

Friday, July 31
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10 Cover
All Ages (under 16 w/ Adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available 

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

08/07/15 The Texas Leggs, Sara & The Wilderness, Ancient Lands

The Texas Leggs:
www.reverbnation.com/TheTexasLeggs

Sara & The Wilderness:

Ancient Lands:

Friday, August 7
Doors 6PM
Show 7PM
$10 Cover
All Ages (under 18 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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8/08/15 W&E Swing

W&E Swing
Swing and standards featuring Wendi Bourne and Ernie Pugliese!

Bus Stop Music Café

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8/22/15 No Good Sister, Hummingbyrds, Jeffrey Fields

No Good Sister:


 www.nogoodsister.com

No Good Sister is a female vocal trio out of Philadelphia, PA.

In the Fall of 2012, a mom, a teacher, and a waitress, decided to turn their mutual admiration for each other’s music, writing and voices into a musical project that would both showcase them as individuals, but especially highlight their deep affinity for tight 3-part harmonies.

Meaghan Kyle, originally from Columbia, MD, got her musical roots from the great American songbook. At 16, she began a career as a professional theatre actress, but upon moving to Philadelphia nearly 8 years ago, she quickly found herself immersed in the thriving Philly music scene. While regularly singing back up vocals for singer-songwriters Shane Dodd and Christie Lenee, Meaghan joined up with the fine folks that make up the old-timey gypsy jazz folk group, A Fistful of Sugar. Enter Jess McDowell.

Originally from Newtown, PA, Jess McDowell cut her musical teeth at an early age by hopping from bluegrass festival to bluegrass festival, absorbing all the traditions of the Americana repertoire. She has performed as a backing vocalist for Brad Hinton, was half of the Philly folk duo Jessie James, and fronts her own vintage country band, The Wounded Healers. Jess joined A Fistful of Sugar a year into its course, where she first met Meaghan.

A musical bond was quickly formed, and they craved a project with a little more blues, a little more roots, and one that would have them up front. And with a third female voice. Enter Maren Sharrow.

Sharrow began her music career singing back-up vocals for several bands in her hometown of Detroit, MI, where she wrote the songs for her debut solo EP, Pretty Mess, released in 2006 to critical acclaim. Sharrow was featured on NPR’s Open Mic, and The Detroit Metro Times praised the songstress for her “angel wings and fearie breath,” calling her the “Patty Griffin of the D.” In 2008, Sharrow moved to Philadelphia to pursue her love of music. Now a stay-at-home-mom of two boys under the age of three, Sharrow fits in writing sessions between naptimes and after the boys go to bed. Maren is also getting ready to head in to the studio with her side project, The Scarlett Rebellion, to record their debut album Hollow Hearts which will be released sometime late in 2014.

Since the formation of No Good Sister, just over a year ago, they have performed at World Cafe Live, both in Philadelphia and Wilmington, The Tin Angel, Fergie’s Pub, The Fire, Underground Arts, Milkboy Philly, Ortliebs, Silk City to name a few, and appear regularly in the Four Seasons Lounge. In January of 2014, they were selected by World Cafe Live at The Queen as the Unsung Hearo standout performer of 2013, and won a slot in Hearo.fm’s 2014 SXSW showcase. They are currently recording their original music and will be releasing their first EP by year’s end.”

Hummingbyrds:
http://www.thehummingbyrds.com

The music of The Hummingbyrds is steeped in Americana, folk, roots rock, and the great singer-songwriters that have defined American music for over sixty years. But don’t let these labels fool you. Debra Buonaccorsi and Steve McWilliams have chemistry; and this chemistry allows them to turn their influences into original songs that reach the hearts of today’s listener. Perhaps the magic comes from their great arrangements that use acoustic guitar, stand up bass, accordion, pedal steel and percussion. Or maybe it’s the level of intimacy that flows from the voices of Buonoccorsi and McWilliams, as they follow, blend and inspire each other on stage.

Whatever it is, The Hummingbryds have figured out how to merge tradition with unique personality, and in doing so, they have created music that resonates deep within the souls of any audience.

Jeffrey Fields: 

More info TBA soon!

Saturday, August 22
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available 

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8/28/15 Hank’s Cadillac, Rob Robinson

Hank’s Cadillac:
www.reverbnation.com/hankscadillac

Roots/Country/Classic Rock
Hank’s Cadillac have been playing Phiadelphia and beyond for ten years now! Our repertoire is unique: Roots music, with a twist of Country, Classic Rock, and a Jazz Standard or two. A typical set might consist of anything from The Beatles, Les Paul, CCR, Hank Williams, Little Feat, Louis Jordan, or Wilco. Something for everyone! We’ve opened for Crystal Gayle, Patty Loveless, Pure Prairie League, The Blasters , Bellamy Brothers & others. We’ve played bars from S. Philly to S. Jersey and back. And many a park gig, come rain or come shine.
Rob Robinson:

www.robrobinsonmusic.com
Rob’s interest in popular music took hold during his early twenties as his passion for drumming led him to form several original projects in and around the Philadelphia area. He would eventually go on to tour and record with roots based artist Ben Vaughn, who according to Rob had a profound influence on his appreciation of music. As Vaughn’s band toured the US and Europe extensively, Rob was introduced to a variety of new music and artists including the likes of John Hiatt and Alex Chilton. These influences had an impact on the direction of Rob’s music and ideas. His passion would soon shift from drumming to songwriting.

Rob began this new journey while continuing to drum for many artists around the Philadelphia area including Suzanne Gorman and Amy Carr. In 2009 Rob began work on his first solo CD and in the fall of 2013 “Catchin’ A Ride” was released. Since then Rob has taken his music on the road to many US cities including New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Nashville and Memphis. Rob has been a featured guest on NPR’s Acoustic Highway.

Friday, August 28
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10 Cover
All ages (under 18 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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Bus Stop Music Café 148 South Broadway, Pitman, New Jersey 08071

Phone: (856) 582-0009
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