James Maddock is known as a musician who doesn’t hold anything back. And that’s what you can expect when Maddock hits the stage at the Stanhope House on Sunday Dec. 20 in a benefit concert for Hackettstown-based WNTI.org.
Originally from Countesthorpe, Leicester, in England, Maddock is a driving performer who knows no bounds and that’s what you’ll get at this holiday event.
The fundraiser show also features the WNTI Band and singer-songwriter Dave Grieco. Doors open at 5 p.m., with music starting at 5:30 with Grieco. Maddock is scheduled to hit the stage at 7:30. Tickets are $20 each (general admission) and available at wnti.org or by calling 908-979-4355, ext. 1. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. The Stanhope House offers a full menu.
Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way. In addition to his own touring band, Maddock has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows), sang on an album with Susan McKeown, and has built a respected international profile through tireless touring from the Northeast US to Europe to Australia. For the WNTI show, Maddock will be performing as a duo.
“I love how my songs reveal themselves differently in the live setting,” Maddock says. “I’m grateful I have such a large body of work and an audience to share a creative dialogue with. It’s all a luxury and just a really beautiful thing—I feel very lucky.”
The Internet based WNTI.org has been a staple in Northwest New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania for years and with its new Internet format is able to expand its base of listeners throughout the world. For more about the station, visit www.wnti.org.