Mike Agranoff

Upcoming Gigs

December 6
Morristown, NJ THE TROUBADOUR ACOUSTIC CONCERT SERIES Morristown Unitarian Fellowhsip
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Tickets: $10 at the door plus the rest of what you think the ticket was really worth on your way out.
I will be taking part in the Troubadour's annual Chorus Song Night. The once common, but now rare experience of singing together with others is kept alive in this annual event at the Troubadour. Songs with choruses. Familiar songs. Songs whose structure telegraphs or implies the lyrics. If you like to sing with the radio, it's even more fun when you sing with a real person in a room full of others who like to sing. In addition to me, songs will be led by:
Bob Dupre: Wonderful acapella singer of sea songs, pub songs, etc.
Olga (Olguita) Alvarez: A respected professional vocalist in Puerto Rico where she grew up, Olga has become a fixture in the Folk Project community, and sings in Spanish as well as English.
Ken & Pat Rolston: Well known for their harmonies, the Rolstons' repertoire runs the gamut from traditional ballads to doo-wop.
December 31
9:45 PM & 10:45 PM
Morristown, NJ FIRST NIGHT, MORRIS COUNTY Market Street Mission (Site #14)
9 Market St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Tickets: All-event tickets: $20 before Dec. 21, $25 after. Quantity discounts available.
What the heck is "First Night"?
First Night was conceived in Boston in 1975, and is now celebrated in many cities across the country including Morristown. For the 28th consecutive New Year's Eve, 85+ performances representing dance, theater, music, world cultures, visual arts and children's events take place in 25 venues within walking distance of the town center. Many of the artists have performed at such top venues as The White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, have won Grammy awards, or, performed on TV, or in major films. A single low-priced ticket gives you admittance to all events, and you sample and choose like a smorgasbord. I will be part of that smorgasbord this year, performing at 9:45PM and 10:45PM. Advance tickets available on www.FirstNightMorris.com.
January 19
2:00 PM
Philadelphia , PA PHILADELPHIA FOLK SONG SOCIETY A private home in the Philadelphia vicinity.
Address will be supplied with advance ticket purchase. For day-of-show arrival, call or email for directions.
Philadelphia , PA 19128
Tickets: Free for PFS members, $15 in advance, $20 at door for non-members
I have been a great fan of the Philadelphia Folk Song Society since I started performing. For about 15 years I was a song leader at the fire circles in the campground of the Philadelphia Folk Festival. And after a long hiatus, I'm so happy to be performing again for the Society at this house concert. Reservations and advance ticket purchase are recommended, but tickets may also be available at the door on the day of the show. Call or email for availability.

What's a "house concert", you ask? Pretty much what it sounds like: a concert in someone's home. the most intimate way to hear music. Here's a short video that describes the concept.
January 25
8:15 PM
Seaford, NY SONG BOX A private home in Seaford, NY.
Call or email for directions and reservations.
Seaford, NY 11783
Tickets: $15.00
The Song Box is a concert in a small recording studio in the basement of a private home. (With a video link to a screen upstairs if you have mobility issues.) I will be doing a split bill with my friend Stuart Markus of the band Gathering Time in an unusual solo set, where he'll feature some of his own songs and some traditional material. We'll each do a 60 minute set with a pot luck snack buffet in between. $15 suggested donation.
January 26
4:00 PM (Potluck at 3)
Plainfield, NJ EVERGREEN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES A private residence in Plainfield, NJ
Evergreen Ave -- House number revealed to ticket holders by Jan. 23
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Tickets: $23
Eventbrite page will be created by Jan. 1.
Funny SongFest -- For this house concert, I will be joined by John Forster and Carla Ulbrich for an evening of funny songs and stories. John is a modern day version of Tom Lehrer, and Carla is a self-described professional smart-aleck, and both are utterly hilarious. Bring along your chosen analgesic to ease the pain in your sides and cheeks from laughing. (No opiods, please :)
February 22
7:30 PM
Gainesville, FL THIRSTY EAR CONCERTS A private home in Gainesville F;a
Call or email for reservations and directions
Gainesville, FL 32608
Tickets: $20.00
Thirsty Ear Concerts has presented folk, acoustic and old time music shows to Gainesville audiences for over 30 years.
March 7
6 PM & 8 PM
Staten Island, NY HISTORIC RICHMONDTOWN TAVERN Richmondtown Tavern
441 Clarke Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10306
Tickets: $13 advance, $15 at door
Enjoy a delightfully old-fashioned evening of unamplified music and song in a cozy candlelit, wood-stove heated tavern that's been around since 1819! Spicy hot cider or wine, cold beer and wine available for purchase. Two shows: one at 6:00 PM, and one at 8:00 PM. Admission is $13 in advance (before 3:00 PM on March 4) or $15 at the door.
March 14
6:30 PM
87 State Road 344
Edgewood, NM 87015
Tickets: Free (Donations welcomed)
The Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse provides the East Mountains with quality musical experiences in a family-style, listening room environment where new and seasoned performers can offer up their songs and stories to an attentive, all-ages audience.
March 15
7:00 PM (Potluck at 6)
Rio Rancho, NM RIO RANCHO HOUSE CONCERTS A private home in the Albuqurque NM area
Call or email for reservations (required) and directions
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Tickets: $15
A couple of my old New Jersey buddies Margaret Crowl & Dave Levenson have moved out to sunny Albequrque, and have established a thriving house concert series. So when they invited me out to come for a visit and a show, I said, sure! If you're in the area, come out for a concert and meet my friends. arrive at 7:00 for the concert, or bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner at 6:00.

What's a "house concert", you ask? Pretty much what it sounds like: a concert in someone's home. the most intimate way to hear music. Here's a short video that describes the concept.
April 3
7:30 PM
Wilton, NH WILTON FOLK CAFE Wilton Public Library
7 Forest Rd
Wilton, NH 03086
Tickets: Free
The late lamented "Acoustic Caf�" that used to run in Milford, NH has risen like the phoenix as the Wilton Folk Caf�. It is a library-sponsored series showcasing regional acoustic musicians. Open to the public, it is held the 1st Friday from October thru April (no show in December) in a smoke-free intimate environment. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the performance begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is FREE ! Refreshments are by donation and benefit the coffeehouse series.
May 9
8:00 pm
Fair Lawn, NJ HURDY GURDY Fair Lawn Community Center
10-10 20th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Tickets: $20 advance, $23 at the door
I will be splitting the bill this evening with one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Zoe Mulford. We'll probably sit in on each other's sets for a song or two.
May 12
Cambridge, MA CLUB PASSIM Club Passim
47 Palmer St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tickets: $20 general public, $18 members & students

One of the legacy clubs of the Folk Music scene, Club Passim has been in continuous operation since the 60s. I will be splitting the night with the fabulous Zoe Mulford, and we will be backing each other up for a couple of songs in each of our sets. Advance tickets for this concert will be available starting February 5, 2020.