The Mill Is Alive With The Sound of Music!

“Cathy Miller’s People Pic of the Week” includes a host of aspiring performers at the Asbury Coffee Mill’s First Friday Open Mic last week. An attentive crowd enjoyed an evening packed with music (and one comedy routine).

Photo top row, left to right, Priya Gupta, from Asbury, has been playing guitar for a mere 3 weeks and sings with The True Voice Project, a nonprofit choir based in Flemington; Gary Corde, from Asbury, hosts First Friday Open Mic Night and Sunday Acoustic Brunch concerts; and John Devine, from Asbury, plays original songs, enjoys “jamming,” and looks forward to duets with his wife Mary, who just purchased a violin. Bottom row, left to right, Jeff DeAngelis, from Asbury, Mayor of Franklin Township, performs with his son Carson (on keyboards), and also plays guitar in Secret Treaty, an Allentown-based band; Mike Frank, from Stewartsville, has played guitar since he was 4 years old, now with his current band, Albert Savage, which has been touring up and down the east coast, and Will and Joanne Parker, from Asbury, had as much fun performing as the audience had listening, with Will’s 1948 trumpet adding an unexpected moodiness to their set.

Cathy Miller has been photographing the people of the Warren County area for many years. Her work has appeared in local newspapers, magazines, newsletters and at In addition to people, Cathy is renowned for her work photographing public and private events, working with non-profit organizations, with music, and with food and restaurants. To contact Cathy Miller, email

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