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Ginny Johnston & Mosaic in Free Concert

Folk rock group with a member from Madison scheduled to play free outdoor concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts.

The folk rock band Ginny Johnston & Mosaic is scheduled to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Downtown Concert Series at the , according to an announcement for the free event.

A description of the band says they fuse the soul of folk music with the rhythms and energy of rock to create a unique contemporary sound featuring original and cover songs.

Performing in the New Jersey area as a solo artist, duo, and with Mosaic since 1993, singer/songwriter Johnston, who grew up in Summit and lives in Maplewood, has drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin.

She has performed on the acclaimed "Coffee With Conscience" series, which has also featured major artists such as Christine Lavin and David Roth, and also opened for Oscar Brand at the Watchung Arts Center.

The members of Mosaic are guitarist and banjo player Donald Bowen of Madison, drummer and percussionist Dan DeRienzo of Summit, and bassist Bob Funesti of New Milford. Johnston’s husband, keyboardist Dan Crisci, often joins Mosaic, allowing the group’s range of styles to include standards, oldies, blues, rock and pop.

The Downtown Concert Series is a lineup of free, Friday evening, family-friendly concerts held every other week. A full listing of the concert schedule is available on the museum's website, www.metc.org. For more information call 973-377-2982 ext. 14 or visit the museum website. In case of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the museum with first come first serve seating.

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