The TRISTATE RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Presents Mike Del Vecchio and Jeff Loy: “Signing Rails” - A story of the North Jersey's railroad and mining history through song. at the Bickford Theater of the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 PM
As we continue our 50th Anniversary year of special presentations, December may be a first for Tri-State in the form of live music. Club president Mike Del Vecchio has been collecting railroad-themed music since childhood. His goal on Thursday December 11th is to portray, remember and tell the story of the North Jersey's railroad and mining history through songs from a variety of songwriters, some familiar, some not.
Most railfans are also music lovers, but few may know that songwriters have tackled topics such as Blue Coal, the Lackawanna Cutoff, or John Draney's famous ride to bring surgeons to attempt to save President McKinley in Buffalo. Del Vecchio has written a few songs, and will be performing one about the Hibernia Underground Railroad.
Between songs Mike will share the historic context of each piece. While Tri-Staters know Del Vecchio as a railroader, photographer and author, he's also been a professional musician and multi-instrumentalist for more than 30 years, having performed at most of the local live music haunts and played on many studio recordings. Outside of Tri-State he is active in two concert series. His friend and the best guitar player you've never heard of, Jeff Loy, will join him on stage.
The meetings begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bickford Theater in the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. The programs usually begin about 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, open to the public. All are welcome. Light refreshments are often available.
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We will have a selection of books, videos and memorabilia for sale before the meeting. Light refreshments will be available. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., meeting at 7:30, entertainment about 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, all are welcome. For weather updates see our website at www.tristaterail.org, or visit Tri-State Chapter NRHS on Facebook.