2012-06-20 / Front Page
Stephen Kellogg headlines next Live From Freehold
FREEHOLD — Live From Freehold will present its second concert on June 29 at the Knights of Columbus hall, East Main Street, Freehold Borough, at 7 p.m.
The Live From Freehold concert series is the outgrowth of the Concerts in the Studio series held by Mark and Elaine Costanzo at their borough home over the past six years.
The June 29 concert will feature Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers.
According to Mark Costanzo, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers “have long been among the hardest-working album rockers touring small clubs across America. Kellogg has been making rootsy Americanatinged rock since the mid-1990s, but he finally found his artistic zenith when he formed the Sixers in 2003.
“He has toured with the Sixers incessantly, often playing more than 250 shows a year for close to a decade. He has earned a reputation for putting on a live performance that shifts the music like a chameleon, making the Sixers a band you have to see more than once to get the full experience,” he added. “They are known for their live act. They are a touring band and they have made their mark with live performances.”
The band is comprised of Stephen “Skunk” Kellogg, from Connecticut, (songwriter, vocalist and guitarist), Kit “The Goose” Karlson, of Massachusetts, (keyboards, bass and vocals), Brian “Boots” Factor of Brooklyn, N.Y., (drums and vocals), and Sam “Steamer” Getz of Ohio, (guitar and vocals).
The band’s Internet website states that the group brings “the rich legacy of American rock and roll into the present tense” and adds, “This is thrilling music, muscular, immediate, life-embracing, steeped in tradition, but addressing the present moment boldly and eloquently.”
Kellogg formed the band in Massachusetts with Karlson and Factor.
Their latest album “Gift Horse” depicts real life and most of the songs are directly related to Kellogg’s personal experiences, such as “1993,” which speaks of his relationship with his childhood sweetheart who became his wife, or “Who We Are, Who We’ll Become,” which speaks of the wisdom of his grandfather, and “Watch You Grow,” words from a loving father.
“Rock, Folk, Roots, Rhythm & Blues, Country, Soul – Live From Freehold will further secure Freehold’s place as a small, but vital landmark in the geography of American popular music,” Costanzo said.
Costanzo said guests at the concert are invited to a potluck dinner to be held immediately following the show and are asked to bring a dish to share. There will be a cash bar before, during and after the show.
“Having a potluck dinner was part of our Concert in the Studio series and we feel the potluck dinner at this Live From Freehold event will provide a great community vibe with the show in this venue,” he said.
Tickets for the June 29 performance by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers are $33 and may be purchased online at livefromfreehold.us Tickets will be available at the door on the night of the performance.