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Teaneck Public Library to Host Holiday Show

New Jersey duo to perform as part of Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series

The following announcement was submitted by the Teaneck Public Library 

Jeff and Karen, a unique acoustic duo, will perform a “Spirit of the Season” show of original, traditional and contemporary holiday songs at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:30 am as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

New Jersey residents, singer/songwriter Jeff Penque and songstress, Karen Fairweather have joined forces to create a fresh and unique acoustic duo that have been taking NJ coffee houses, wineries, and restaurants by storm. They blend classic folk/rock from the 60s through today - with original tunes - to create a truly memorable musical performance.


It all began when Jeff was performing solo one evening at The Sanctuary Café in Little Falls, New Jersey, and Karen happened to stop in for a Cappuccino and some tunes. Jeff was captivated by her silky soprano as she harmonized from her table – and the rest - as they say, is history.


They began working together at gigs where Jeff was showcasing songs from his solo CD, Hidden Feelings, it was then that they discovered that their voices blended perfectly - and the feedback was so positive, that they decided to work together permanently and formed, Jeff & Karen – Acoustic Duo.


As Jeff & Karen, they have toured the state of New Jersey playing festivals, libraries, shopping outlets, coffee houses, restaurants, wineries and more. This journey exposed them to new towns, landscapes and experiences throughout the state –which inspired them to name their first CD – Jersey Fresh.


Jersey Fresh features (11) original songs written by Jeff and are performed in brilliant harmony with driving acoustic guitar arrangements. They achieve an overall retro 60’s/70’s sound - mixed with today’s musical influences.

In the past few years, Jeff & Karen have played from Rehobeth Beach, DE to Provincetown, MA and lots of places in between including the Jersey Shore and New York City!  They have been profiled in several periodicals and have appeared live on WMOR, WPRB and WFDU radio.  In 2010 they appeared before an audience of over 2,000 people at New Jersey Pride in Asbury Park.

The public is welcome to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium and to the coffee and socializing session that precedes it at 10:00 am. 

The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.


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