House Concert with Franz Nicolay

This just in from Franz the elder, regarding his son Franz, one of our many brilliant local youths out in the world working in the arts. Exciting original music, limited seating, unique opportunity. Snap those tickets up!

Hi All,

I'm organizing a house concert of acoustic music on Friday, February 22, 7:30 -9:30pm,  featuring my son Franz. Raised right here in Center Sandwich, Franz has performed on the world stage with Indy groups like the Hold Steady and Against Me before venturing forth as a solo artist.

Because of the overflow demand for the Friday, 2/22 concert (sold out), we have added a second night of acoustic music by Sandwich born, and Brooklyn-based, troubadour, Franz Nicolay. There are still a handful of seat reservations available for Saturday, 2/23. Let me know as soon as possible to reserve your spot for Saturday, 7:30-9:30pm, if you missed the first go around. $20.00 at the door; by reservation only.

Franz has recently returned from a nine-month US and world tour supporting his highly acclaimed third solo album called, "Do the Struggle." He will perform music from that album as well as his last album, "Luck and Courage." Unplugged guitar, accordion, and banjo. What could be better on a cold winter's night, at the end of a long week, to warm the soul?

There are limited tickets because of space. So don't delay in calling or writing to me at  603.630.2238 or to reserve a place in the studio. Reserved tickets are $20.00.

You can check out his website at to read reviews, etc. and look him up on YouTube as well.

Here's what some in the know say:

“[The] punk-tinged raconteur…mixes Americana and hip-hop flourishes with disarmingly honest lyrics and a sense of musical adventurousness.” – The New Yorker 4/5 “Sad, wild folk songs from the unconventional multitalent.” – Rolling Stone (DE)

“A great storyteller and wordsmith.” – Punknews

8/10 “Heart-warming, impassioned, and damn near essential.” – Rocksound

9/10 “Incredibly innovative and independent…’Do The Struggle’ is a road trip to take home, a completely unparalleled, outstanding album, a piece of art, but also a companion for every day.” In Your Face (DE)

“It’s a doozy. Frantic, punky, folky, and larger than life, as is the man himself, the album is the dramatic culmination of the countless styles of music this gypsy-hearted troubadour does best…[C]lever, razor-sharp lyricism by the mouthful…[A] vibrantly rich record, it resonates long past when the music has stopped.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

Hope you can come!

---Franz (the elder)