Grounds and Sounds welcomes back to its stage an old friend, Martin Swinger. With a three octave vocal range and a talent for writing award-winning songs, Swinger is a veteran of 40 years of performing award-winning original songs, traditional and contemporary Americana music as well as swing and jazz standards. Martin has seven CDs and numerous songwriting awards. He is now living in Asbury Park, NJ where he is quickly gaining a reputation across the Northeast as a formidable performer and songwriter.
Currently Martin is co-developer (along with his husband of 35 years) of a new LGBTIQA board game called Rainbow Quest! which teaches LGBT history and culture while inspiring self-esteem and community building, and is pursuing his first musical - Hungry Pond - a collection of songs about the life cycle of a freshwater pond told in first-‘person’ by the critters who inhabit the eco-system.
Martin is a wonderful person with a unique love of life and music. Please join us. To hear some of Martin’s music, click here.
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.