New Jersey Stage

Monday, October 4, 2010

JON CASPI TAKES FANS INSIDE A STRANGE SITUATION: THE MAKING OF AN ALBUM INSPRIED BY ADOPTION

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -– Popular musician Jon Caspi makes his return to The ShowRoom, on Saturday, October 9 for the release of his latest album, Strange Situation.  After performing in front of two sold-out crowds at Asbury's art-house cinema in January, Caspi is excited to return with his band, The First Gun, for the multimedia album release party Inside a Strange Situation.

Caspi's latest musical incarnation boasts an eclectic sound with punk and indie rock inspirations.  He was influenced to write and produce Strange Situation after traveling to Ethiopia to adopt his son.  The album was born from this life-changing journey and the complexities of international adoption.

"The ShowRoom is pleased to welcome Jon back for a second time this year," said Nancy Sabino, co-owner of The ShowRoom.  "He not only brings his musical talents to our stage, but interacts with music fans in a way that allows them to have a one-of-a-kind experience that is hard to find anywhere else."

The ShowRoom audience will not only see Strange Situation performed live, but will also get to participate in interactive activities, discuss the album's inspirations, and experience Caspi's music and lyrics from a multimedia perspective. Inside a Strange Situation promises to offer music fans, as well as anyone whose life has been impacted by adoption, with a memorable experience and an incredible party.

Inside a Strange Situation will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 at The ShowRoom.  Tickets are currently on sale, and are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.  Audiences are recommended to purchase tickets in advance, as the show is expected to sell out.  Complimentary drinks and dessert are included.

For more information on Jon Caspi, please visit www.joncaspi.com. For more information on The ShowRoom, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.theshowroomap.com or call 732-502-0472.

About The ShowRoom
Since opening in April 2009, The ShowRoom has continued to present relevant and provocative movies and events that engage audiences for a memorable experience.  It is a versatile entertainment space on Cookman Avenue's Art Bloc that is renowned for its roster of critically acclaimed, independent, classic, foreign, family and festival-winning films.  In addition, The ShowRoom endeavors to provide the community with a welcoming and acoustically ideal environment for live performances, workshops, seminars and mixed-media presentations. Owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino are film-industry veterans with more than 25 years of experience in creative communications for corporate productions. With The ShowRoom, first-rate cinema and a dedicated entertainment venue has returned to Asbury Park's growing downtown arts community.  For more information, please visit www.theshowroomap.com or call 732-502-0472.

About Jon Caspi
Jon Caspi has received many accolades for his musical talents. Between 2005 and 2009, he garnered several nominations for Top Pop Band, Top Song, Top Male Solo and Top Album from the Asbury Music Awards. "Eddie Knows!" also received a Top Album nod in 2009 from the Asbury Music Awards.  In addition, Caspi has  played with musical greats such as Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Glen Tilbrook of Squeeze, and John Eddie.  Caspi recently completed his newest album, "Strange Situation," with his band, The First Gun.  For more information on Jon Caspi, please visit www.joncaspi.com.