Mike Agranoff

Upcoming Gigs

September 14
Noon - 6:00 PM
Lambertville, NJ NJ STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Tickets: Free

I am pleased to be back at this premier event in New Jersey storytelling activities. Admission is free. My performance is entitled, Stories, True and Otherwise, and starts at 2:00 PM. I will also be taking part in the "Lightning Round", a quick succession of very short stories at 5:00.
September 22
7:00 PM
Nazareth, PA MONOCACY CREEK HOUSE CONCERTS A private home in Nazareth, PA. For directions and reservations, go to monocacycreekhouseconcerts.org, and fill out the reservaton form at the bottom of the page.
Nazereth, PA 18064
Tickets: $20 general, $10 kids
610 837-5240
Continuing in the tradition of Space Mountain Concerts after its founder Mike Space passed on, Monocacy Creek House Concerts presents the best of the Folk world in the intimate and welcoming setting of the home of music lovers Martha and Richard. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
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.
September 26
6:00 PM
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th and Columbus Ave)
New York, NY 10023
Tickets: Free
The late Pete Fornatale was an iconic NYC radio DJ from the beginnings of Progressive Rock in the 60s until his death in 2012. He was one of my models for the title character of my recitation, The Ballad of the Sandman. Pete aired a recording of Sandman on the edition of "Mixed Bag" closest to New Year's Eve every year from the day he first heard it until his death. This event, hosted by Don McGee, the producer of "Mixed Bag" will present recorded excerpts of various interviews with well known pop stars Pete broadcast on the radio throughout his career. And during the course of the evening I will be invited to perform Sandman, and give a little of the story of how Pete came across the piece.
October 20
5:00 PM
Stoneybrook, NY SUNDAY STREET CONCERTS Long Island Museum
1200 NY Route 25A
Stoneybrook, NY 11790
Tickets: $20 in advance, $22 at the door
Opening for Toby Walker in WUSB's Sunday Street Series
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
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 12
2:00 PM
Philadelphia , PA PHILADELPHIA FOLK SONG SOCIETY A private home in the Philadelphia vicinity
Address will be supplied with 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. For advance tickets, see folksong.eventbrite.com. 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 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 :)
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.
Fri. - Sun.
May 15 - 17
Stony Point, NY FOLK PROJECT ACOUSTIC GETAWAY Stony Point Conference Center
17 Cricketown Road
Stony Point, NY 10980
Tickets: TBA early 2020
A full weekend of folk from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. 3 concerts, more than 40 workshops for both musicians and non-musicians, meals and lodging (2 to a room) included. Performer lineup TBA around February 2020. (And past Getaway lineups have been spectacular.) Maximum attendance of 150 insures an intimate experience, and fosters personal contact between attendees and all the performers. My schedule of concerts and workshops TBD.