Old Bridge, NJ — February 26, 2016 — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Nina Et cetera Band will perform a tribute to Country music pioneer Maybelle Carter at the Old Bridge Public Library on Sat. March 12th at 2:30pm.
The performance is part of the Library’s ongoing popular Second Saturday free concert series. The Nina Et cetera Band features acoustic guitarist/vocalist Nina Romano along with a bass guitarist and, occasionally, one or two percussionists. Romano, a songwriter and recording artist, and her band perform an eclectic mix of folk, country and rock and are influenced by a wide variety of musicians and poets.
The concert will pay tribute to Maybelle Carter, a member of the original Carter Family, which was formed in 1927 and was one of the first commercial rural country music groups. Maybelle, who played autoharp and banjo as well as being the group’s guitarist, created a unique sound for the group with her innovative ‘scratch’ style of guitar playing. She was widely respected and a popular figure in the Grand Ole Opry community of the early 1950s, and was commonly known as “Mother Maybelle” — a matriarchal figure in country music circles.
The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted “Best Public Library in Middlesex County” by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Plaza. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.