Atlantic Highlands, NJ – Friday, November 16, at 8pm, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and Historical Society will present a free concert at the Strauss Mansion, 27 Prospect Circle, Atlantic Highlands. In lieu of tickets, cash contributions to the Atlantic Highlands Food Bank will be accepted for the benefit of those displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

This Living Room Concert will feature folk, roots, and original songs performed by the popular shore area vocalist Mary McCrink “The Lone Mare”, and by rising star Cranston Dean, accompanied by Max Carmichael on the banjo. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments for a short jam session with the performers following the concert.

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Mary McCrink - “The Lone Mare” vocalist, songwriter, musician and poet, has many fans at the Jersey Shore. She has performed with her own band, and with Tim McLoone's Holiday Express, The Jazz Lobsters, and others at venues from the Count Basie Theater to the Sandy Hook beach, and at popular clubs throughout the area.

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Cranston Dean w/ Max Carmichael - Newcomer Cranston Dean returns to Atlantic Highlands with Max Carmichael on banjo for his first hometown concert. Dean has made a name for himself in Philadelphia and tours throughout the northeast.