Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Boyd Park, New Brunswick, NJ
Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10, New Brunswick, NJ's cultural and artistic diversity will be on display at ROCK New Brunswick, an expanded version of Hub City Sounds' annual free local music festival. ROCK New Brunswick will feature five events -- a panel discussion, two warm-up parties, a main event, and after party -- over the course of three days. (For more information, see the Press Release.)
On Sunday, Sept. 10 at Boyd Park, visitors can enjoy performances by nearly a dozen music acts, plus aerial acrobats, a DIY Market, food trucks, busking artists, and community workshops with Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, LEGO Play, and Brodsky Center for Innovative Print of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. For those not familiar with the area, Boyd Park is located on Memorial Parkway off Route 18 South at Commercial Avenue (GPS address: the 1914 Rutgers Boathouse at 5 Memorial Parkway, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). Free parking is available in the park. The will also be parking at the Public Safety Building which is located at 55 Commercial Ave, at the corner of Commercial Ave and Nielsen Street. From there, Boyd Park is just quick walk away, over the Commercial Avenue Bridge.
Performing at 5:15PM on Sunday on the ACOUSTIC STAGE (i.e. Farm Wagon Stage, right next to the DIY Market) is world music multi-instrumentalist ANTHONY CARRERA. Enjoy this interview with Anthony, below:
1. What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?
My name is Anthony Carrera & I am a world music multi-instrumentalist from & based out of Morris County, NJ. I seriously study flamenco guitar, handpan, & sitar but also lightly study other styles of music and instruments.
2. What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work?
My musical background stems from years of studying classical music at the County College of Morris (CCM) as well as private lessons in flamenco and rock styles and a little training in vocals as well. I am also currently a student in the Taalsadhana School of Indian Classical Music which is where I am studying the sitar. While all of my musical education has been done in the most traditional aspect of each respective style/instrument, I try my best to bring it all together and mix styles together both in the studio and on stage.
3. How did you hear about ROCK New Brunswick? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to?
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure where I first heard of ROCK New Brunswick specifically, most likely from Bob Makin of MyCentralJersey newspaper. New Brunswick is year-round a very strong center for musicians and live music of all different kinds, [and] because of this there is always word of events going on. People can expect to see a truly unique, completely mesmerizing instrumental showcase from me. I'm mostly looking forward to seeing how people react to my music (playing unique styles & instruments sometimes receives mixed responses) as well as seeing what other kinds of musicians will be playing.
4. How can people connect with you online?
For anyone interested in learning more about me, or my music, they may visit my website www.anthonycarreramusic.com. I am also currently in the process of releasing my first debut album this upcoming fall.