MAC Music Café Showcase

Middletown Arts Center

36 Church St.
Middletown, NJ 07748

Join us for our monthly singer-songwriter showcase featuring Paul During, Elise Farnsworth, Jim Crawford and Rick Barth. Suggested donation $5. Coffee and desserts for sale. Paul During Paul is an avid music listener and supporter of original music. He started playing guitar at a young age and played with a few basement bands. Then in his late 50’s, he picked up the guitar again and joined song circles while writing and covering various songs. Some people have classified his musical compositions as a form of prog rock. He is a huge fan of the Allman Bros and Led Zeppelin. Much of his influences have come from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Renaissance, Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. Elise Farnsworth Elise brings a modern edge to her songwriting, with influences from classic rock and blues. She performs in a rock band in Asbury Park, as well as for environmental and educational events. Elise will be releasing an album of original songs in early 2020. Follow on Instagram @eliseannfarnsworth. Elise will be joined at the MAC by her husband, John, on tenor saxophone. Jim Crawford Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of seven, he emigrated to Canada and then five years later to Kearny, NJ, where he finished school before joining the U.S. Army in 1964. Jim started playing for friends in an Irish Bar in Kearny called The Tyrone House which led to gigs in other local pubs in Northern New Jersey. He had a good following for several years before he settled into work and his marriage. After retiring as a union electrician, Jim returned to his music and began writing songs that were based on his life experiences. This resulted in two CDs titled Team of my Father and Yelling At Me that were well received by the local music community. Jim has performed solo and with groups at Albert Music Hall in Waretown, BOTMA in Little Silver, The Cafe Improv in Princeton, The Cafe Artiste in Neptune and numerous coffee houses in the Monmouth area. Rick Barth Rick is a singer/songwriter from NJ whose music is influenced by the singer/songwriters of the 70's, pop and hard rock of the 80's and the alternative sounds of the 90's. He performs regularly throughout the tri-state area with either his acoustic guitar or as a member of Rick Barth and The Line (winners of the 2018 WNNJ 103.7 FM Battle of the Bands). His debut album, Hand Me Down Soul, was released in 2015. The follow-up album, Fade, was released in August 2019. He is very active in the local music scene! In addition to playing numerous acoustic shows all over the tri-state area, he performs at many original music events (including his own very popular Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Series).

Friday - November 22, 2019


Maggie O'Brien

Phone: 732-706-4100
Website: Click to Visit


$5 Suggested Donation

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