Joe Makoviecki Of Thomas Wesley Stern Releases New Demo, Playing Asbury Music Awards

Photo by Chris Rotolo (Thomas Wesley Stern @ Asbury Lanes)

Thomas Wesley Stern is currently in the Anthony Defabritus
 and Javier Rebollar (both of Accidental Seabirds) owned and operated AntFarm Studio in Freehold Township, NJ recording its still to be titled debut full-length, and follow up to a pair of 2011 EPs dubbed Hope Folk, and the Sun Sessions production, Full Moon Songs, and yet, the four-man string band remains focused on the future…or at least early 2012 when, according to front-man Joe Makoviecki, the outfit plans to commence work on another release.

Maybe you don’t trust him; maybe you can’t believe that Thomas Wesley Stern is capable of churning out quality Folk numbers, including “Hello Hello” which is up for Song Of The Year at the 19th Annual Asbury Music Awards, at such a rapid pace.

Maybe you need some sort of visual and/or sonic proof that the vocalist and multi-instrumentalis isn’t fibbing…look no further than the video Mackoviecki dropped recently of a demo titled “Far I Roam,” featuring the front-man crooning over accordion play.  The demo may, or may not, be slated for that aforementioned future work, regardless, enjoy it below:

Be sure to check out Thomas Wesley Stern at The Asbury Music Awards, presented by The Saint, hosted by The Stone Pony, on November 13th.  As well as performing alongside a number of talented outfits, musicians, and spoken word artists, Mackoviecki and company have been nominated for six awards including:

  • Top Male/Acoustic Act
  • Top Multi-Instrumentalist – Gary Mayer
  • Best Live Performance
  • Top Americana Band
  • Best Local Release – Hope Folk
  • Song Of The Year – “Hello Hello”

Also, Thomas Wesley Stern, in association with Accidental Seabirds, The Amboys, Elevator Art, and Mad Feather Group (all of which are also up for AMA awards), recently released a five-track compilation album entitled The Cross-bred Sampler, featuring new music from each of the mentioned groups.  The bands have been giving the records away fro free at live performances, however, donations are always welcome.

NOTE: Those five bands will perform together at The Brighton Bar on December 9th as part of an EP release show for Elevator Art’s Tent City…don’t miss it.

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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