The Moorestown Music Collective’s (MMC) fall Music on Main concerts will feature artists Steve Wynn, Wreckless Eric, and roots rock band Session Americana.
“We are committed to bringing great music, live music, to Moorestown, and it’s very accessible to the community and to the surrounding community,” said MMC member Mark Hines. “All shows should be very enjoyable, and people will have a great experience.”
Artists Kate Dressed Up and Steve Forbert played at the MMC’s theater company venue this summer. Both shows brought out different crowds, and positive receptions from attendees.
“It was a really good time, and people really seemed to enjoy it,” Hines said of Forbert’s show. “A lot of good comments on the Facebook group, or just personally to me, or somebody else from our music group as well.”
Wynn – lead singer of The Dream Syndicate and The Baseball Project – will perform a solo show on Saturday, during a 10-day break from Baseball Project’s national tour. Wynn has a 40-plus-year career in indie music, and according to his site, he’s played more than 2,000 shows in more than 25 countries.
“We’re really thrilled to have him,” Hines noted. “He’s very much still an acting musician and still making the best music of his career today … He’s a great performer.”
Wreckless Eric (real name Eric Goulden) will perform on Saturday, Sept. 30, and is most known for his song “Whole Wide World,” which, according to Hines, was the center of the film “Stranger Than Fiction.” Hines described the musician as punk/pub rock/new wave, and he stressed how Wreckless Eric brings something different to the table.
“He’s much more than one song,” Hines explained. “ … He’s definitely a very well known musician and influential as well.”
Session Americana celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a performance on Saturday, Oct. 28. The band is from Massachusetts and according to its website, has made nine records, played clubs and festivals across the U.S. and Europe, and developed deep, collaborative bonds with a wide community of musicians.
In honor of the anniversary, the band will play shows in their hometown and in some of their beloved venues around the Northeast.
“The videos we’ve seen have just been excellent; they’re very good performers,” Hines said. (“They’re) just very seasoned artists and they play very well together, and I think everybody’s going to very much enjoy them.”
The MMC is a nonprofit whose goal is to host live musical performances on Main Street and showcase local artists’ work. Hines is hopeful that the MMC is developing a reputation for hosting good shows and treating its artists well.
“Our goals are to have the best live music we can on Main Street, and bring people to Main Street so there’s more activity, more energy, more vitality … particularly on a weekend night,” he remarked. “And also that people come and visit the restaurants and eat there before the shows, and to bring more people into Moorestown, from residents of Moorestown and people outside of Moorestown as well.”
Tickets for the MMC’s fall shows are available at https://www.moorestowntheatercompany.org/tickets.