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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

9/26/14 – Iain Matthews


Iain Matthews

In 1967 Matthews became a founder member of the British folk rock band, Fairport Convention.

In order to facilitate and develop his growing fascination with American singer/songwriters, in 1969 he formed his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort, This group spawned a massive European hit with the Joni Mitchell song “Woodstock”. However, within a year, Matthews felt restricted and began his solo career, signing with the Vertigo label and a new era began. After 2 albums for the company, once again, he felt the need for newer pastures and in 1972 Plainsong, a quartet, was formed with friend Andy Roberts, where together and to high critical acclaim, they chronicled the exploits of American aviator, Amelia Earhart.

Within a year Matthews was again on the move, this time changing continents in a move to Los Angeles, where he established an artist, producer relationship with ex Monkee, Michael Nesmith.

Intending to make the one album, stay for a year and return to Britain, Matthews eventually became a US resident, staying for the next 28 years. Along the way, recording a further 15 solo albums, plus several more with Plainsong and a couple with former Pavlov’s Dog founder, David Surkamp, in the short lived Hi-Fi.
In 2000 he returned to Europe and for the next 4 years worked closely with Dutch singer/songwriter, Ad Vanderveen and together with Eliza Gilkyson, they formed the trio More Than a song, recording and releasing 2 albums.

In this decade Matthews has been recording and releasing as prolifically as ever, gifting us almost an entire shelf of new albums, including, “ Joy Mining” & “ In the now”, with his current songwriting and performing partner, Egbert Derix. 2010, saw a new Matthews Southern Comfort album, “ Kind of new”. Followed in 2012 by a final Plainsong live album, “ Fat lady singing”.
In January 2014, the American label, Omnivore Recordings, released Matthews 20th and final solo album, “ The Art of Obscurity”.

Click on link to buy tickets:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/817414

Friday, September 26
7PM
$20
All Ages
Full Food Menu Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

9/27/14 Andrea Carlson & The Love Police!



Andrea Carlson

Born in Tennessee, Andrea Carlson moved all around the country growing up. In high school, the family settled in Chicago, and she attended college there too. First, she was a student of Fine Art at Columbia College. Later, she transferred to the American Conservatory of Music, where she earned her BM in Classical Guitar. A singer and lover of jazz, Andrea moonlighted as a vocalist throughout her studies with several different bands, doing music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. This continued for 10 years, and she was able to perform in many of the top venues and festivals — a highlight was opening for the one and only James Brown! After moving to the Philadelphia area, however, she began to perform solo, using her classical guitar skills to accompany her singing the standards of jazz. She soon found herself writing extra lyrics to the songs, and sought new ways to arrange them. Through this interest and experience she began composing songs of her own. In 2009, not long into her dabbling with songwriting, she entered a song writing contest…on a whim. She was a winner that year with the Philadelphia Songwriter’s Project! And then again, she won a song writing contest for the 2012 Montgomery/Bucks Music Awards with her song “Mysterious Moon”. Andrea’s music is not only refreshing, but it is Retro, Jazzy, Bluesy, Romantic and most of all it’s fun! She enchants with sultry and playful vocals as she delivers melodies that sound like they belong in the American Songbook, and with her own spin! Her lyrics have been described as ‘quick and witty, in the vein of Cole Porter’ and her classically-trained guitar style as ‘channeling Django Reinhardt’! She has performed in a variety of venues throughout the Philadelphia area, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Chicago, and LA! A Five week European Tour began in June 2013, with stops at the Green Note in London, the Samois Django Festival in Paris, Songwriter’s Circle in Amsterdam, and featured performances at clubs in Barcelona and Edinburgh!”

Andrea will be bringing her largest ensemble ever — featuring Michael Ronstadt – cello, Rick Shryock – violin, David Turanski – bass, and David Bopdrummer – drums and percussion! Wait til you hear the magic of a full string trio accompanying Andrea’s classically-trained and inspired jazz guitar arrangements… this is surely one show not to miss!

www.andreacarlsonmusic.com

Saturday, September 27
7PM
$10
All Ages
Full Food Menu Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

10/4/14 – Philly Music Co-op Presents…

Philly Music Co-Op Presents…

Hawk Tubly:
http://www.hawktubley.com

The Psychedelic Elders:

Legend of Zola :

Saturday, October 4
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ Adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

10/10/14 – G.T.O.

GTO Power Trio returns to Rock The Bus Stop!

Special Guest Shawn Would open the show

Friday, October 10
7PM
$10
All Ages
Full Food Menu Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

10/16/14 Ameranouche, Wendi Bourne


Ameranouche:
This award winning group is widely considered the top Gypsy Jazz trio in The United States. This rip-roaring ensemble is a super-force of hot acoustic Gypsy Jazz, mixed with Soul, Flamenco, and Bebop influences. Played on traditional French Jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they are playing a classic Musette Waltz from the 30′s, or a modern original tune, Ameranouche is the sound of Gypsy Jazz in the 21st Century!

“More than an exceptional form of Gypsy-oriented Jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself.” – Pat Martino

 www.ameranouche.com

w/ Special Guest – Wendi Bourne!
www.WendiBourne.com

Thursday, October 16
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

10/17/14 Wendy Betz & The Riseing, Ancient Lands, Lori Starr

Wendy Betz  & The Riseing:
High energy fusion of Classic Rock sounds, R&B feel, and original style!
www.reverbnation.com/wendybetztheriseing

Ancient Lands:
Deep groove and acoustic atmospheres.
http://soundcloud.com/matt-puglia https://www.youtube.com/user/Echoic83

Lori Starr:
Hard-hitting singer/songwriter, with a revolutionary attitude!

Friday, October 17
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

10/25/14 – 7th Annual Bus Stop Halloween Spooktacular!

Get your fill of STRANGE PLEASURES at Bus Stop’s 7th Annual Halloween Party!-LIVE MUSIC AND MADNESS from 4 SPOOKY BANDS
-COSTUME CONTEST w/ PRIZES!
-SPECIAL PRIZE for The Best Dancer!…
-FRIGHTENING Food Specials!

The only thing more TERRIFYING than the HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR is not being there!

***LIVE MUSIC FROM***
SWING THAT CAT:
www.swingthatcat.info

THE TEXAS LEGGS:
https://www.facebook.com/TheTexasLeggs

LOST ART:
www.reverbnation.com/lostart

FRANCIE MOON & THE GREAT OUTDOORS:
http://youtu.be/cgSo8tdcYHU
http://franciemoon.bandcamp.com/

Special Guest!
PAUL YURGIN:

Return Of The Son of Halloween Spooktacular!
Saturday, October 25
7PM
$10 cover
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

11/02/14 Steve Katz (Blood, Sweat, and Tears / Blues Project) In Concert

Steve Katz

A founding member of Blood, Sweat, And Tears, and a member of The Blues Project – Steve Katz!

This intimate presentation is a combination of Blues, Folk, Spoken Word, and Steve’s own highly regarded songs – making for a special night that you won’t soon forget!

Sunday, November 2
7PM
$20
All Ages
Full Food Menu Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

11/07/14 Shy Shape, Matt DiVenti, TBA

Shy Shape:

TBA:

Matt Diventi:

Friday, November 7
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

11/08/14 – Mike DiFrank, TBA

Mike DiFrank

More info TBA

Saturday, November 8
7PM
$10
All Ages
Full Food Menu Available

Bus Stop Music Café

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11/14/14 The Jersey Cornpickers, Bohemian Mechanics


The Jersey Cornpickers:

www.jerseycornpickers.com

The Jersey Corn Pickers are a Philly area band that plays original and traditional, high energy bluegrass and Americana music. Their style is informed by their love of old time, folk, rock, blues, traditional country, and all manner of American roots music.

They are busy performing at clubs, coffee houses, and festivals all over the northeast. They have two CDs out: Jersey Corn Pickers and Lessons Learned, which you can find on the Music page. They’ve opened for such notable musicians as Peter Rowan, Tony Trischka, Marah, and many more. They performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, World Cafe Live, and appeared on the Gene Shay Folk Show on WXPN in Philadelphia. They love performing and it shows. Their live shows are rowdy affairs that will put a smile on your face!

Bohemian Mechanics:
www.bohemianmechanics.com
The group plays an eclectic mix of Blues , Soul ,Country and Rock&Roll cover/interpretations and original songs (they have four cd’s recorded). Having been a four-piece Blues Rock band for years as Blues Box then Bluesbox Delux, in 2013, they changed into an acoustic/electric trio (with a MS/SJ drum box). The trio went nameless for almost a year while rehearsing and recording. In December of 2013 like a star rising out of the East Coast, they were inspired with the idea of “a kind of free artistic (unpretentious) musical machine that was also “organic and open to change”! They became The Bohemian Mechanics in January 2014.

Friday, November 14
7PM
$10 cover
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

11/15/14 – Event TBA

Event TBA

Bus Stop Music Café

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11/21/14 Private Party

Be sure to ask about having your private party, meeting, or event at The Bus Stop!

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

11/22/14 – Swing That Cat, TBA

Event details coming soon!

Swing That Cat:
http://www.swingthatcat.info

More acts and info TBA!

Saturday, November 22
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

12/05/14 Tropical Nasty, John Brennan Blues Band, TBA

Tropical Nasty:

John Brennan Blues Band:

TBA:

Friday, December 6
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ Adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

12/12/14 No Good Sister, TBA

No Good Sister:
www.nogoodsister.com

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.

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.

TBA:

Friday, December 12
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

12/19/14 Wendy Betz & The Riseing, A Crucifying Feeling

Wendy Betz & The Riseing:

A Crucifying Feeling :

Friday, December 19
7PM
$10
All Ages (Under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu available
Auburn Road Wines available

Bus Stop Music Café

Live Music

12/27/14 Eric Sommer, Norman Taylor, TBA

Eric Sommer:

Norman Taylor:

TBA:

Saturday, December 27
7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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