Scan 9South Jersey Acoustic Roots Music Society (SJARMS) is thrilled to be featuring local musician Nancy Longenecker and her band Medford Station ( Joe Wills, Carl Haslett, and Al Suiter) on Monday, October 9, 2017  at 7:00 pm at the Medford Memorial Community Center, 21 South Main Street, Medford, NJ.  The music they play is mostly bluegrass, folk, Irish, and traditional tunes.

After the performance there is an all-level acoustic jam until 9:20 pm that performance attendees are welcome to stay and listen to or participate in if they bring their acoustic instruments.

Admission is no charge for current SJARMS members and $10 at the door for visitors. More info 609-280-4926. Info on SJARMS membership:

Bio for  Nancy Longenecker:

Nancy Longenecker has played with Medford Station at many festivals and events in Medford and the South Jersey area and also played regularly at Albert Music Hall in Waretown, NJ.  Two of Nancy’s most memorable gigs were the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences and Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival with the Outskirts band.

From 1995 to 2008 Nancy co-hosted the Burlington County Bluegrass radio show with Joe Wills.  This show is still on the air on 88.9 FM on Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM broadcast from Rowan College at Burlington County.

Nancy’s articles on bluegrass music have been published in Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine and Bluegrass Now.

She provides an opportunity for other musicians to join in at the Gazebo jams in Medford on Tuesday evenings during the summer months.

Nancy has studied traditional Irish fiddle with Kathy DeAngelo and can be seen at the Treehouse Coffeehouse in Audubon NJ playing Irish and Old Time music and also with the  group Fiddlin’ Around.

She was awarded the distinction of “Citizen of the Year” in Medford, NJ in 2012 for her work in promoting folk, bluegrass and traditional roots music to the people of South Jersey and beyond.

Bio for Joe Wills:

Joe is well known for his banjo and dobro playing in addition to other instruments. He has performed in numerous bands over the years: Cedar Crick, Murphy’s Law, Lonnie Lacour, Timber Creek, Warm Hearted Country and with Heidi Olsen in THE NIGHT.

Currently, Joe is performing in the band  BMW Highway with Mary Lutton and  Bill Doerge as well as his main band BAD DOGZ  which performs regularly at local South Jersey venues.

He is in his 23rd year of hosting the Burlington County Bluegrass Radio program on FM station 88.9 and has been a member of the Acoustic Musicians Guild for over 20 years.

Bio for Carl Haslett:

Carl Haslett has performed with several groups over the last 20+ years, beginning with the Termites of Tonality and their 1993 appearance at the Wreck of the Old 97 Festival in Danville VA.  He is featured on vocals, guitar, and bass on their debut album “Out of the Woodwork.”

More recently, Carl has been the bassist in South Jersey for Medford Station (bluegrass), Homemade Jam (Classic country), and Ebenezer’s Elixir (Old Timey), and can often be seen at acoustic jams at the Treehouse in Audubon and Albert Hall in Waretown.

Bio for Al Suiter:

Al Suiter has played with various musicians and at many festivals in the South Jersey area.  He is a regular mandolin player at Albert Music Hall and is sought out by many musicians to play with them when they perform at Albert Hall.

Al also plays  at the Tuckerton Seaport Museum and at the Gazebo Jams in Medford NJ on Tuesday evenings during the summer months.


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