The Record Crates United 2023 Garden Show

Record Crates United proudly presents acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, Joseph Allred, the ethereal folk stylings of singer-songwriter Allysen Callery and NJ’s own genre-hopping Cosmic Karma Collective.

Joseph Allred’s music touches on a plethora of diverse influences, including everything from solo fingerstyle guitar to southern hymnals and even Arabic oud improvisations. The worlds of folklore, old religion and nature collide into a beautifully kaleidoscopic array of deeply moving, earthen sounds.

Allysen Callery’s unique style harkens back to the British folk revival artists of the ‘60s and ‘70s, like Sandy Denny and Pentangle, as well as the haunting atmospheres of old New England. Her music is dreamlike and oftentimes mysterious—perfect listening for sitting in a garden.

Cosmic Karma Collective is one of New Jersey’s most unique jam bands, as they discovered where the worlds of Chick Corea, the Grateful Dead and Bela Fleck overlap, and found a way to make those jazzy folk-rock grooves danceable. What better way to close out the evening?

If you’re a fan of Fairport Convention, Gillian Welch, Meg Baird, Pentangle, The Black Twig Pickers, Jack Rose, Grateful Dead, Billy Strings, Akron/Family and all things WFMU, then this is the concert for you. This is an intimate show in a backyard setting in Cranford, NJ, and tickets are limited. Get ’em fast.

Doors at 3:00, music at 3:30.

$15 – If you want to avoid being hit up by Eventbrite fees, then please feel free to venmo us @Recordcratesunited for a ticket. Otherwise, just click here to order your tickets.

Show is 18+ and BYOB/BYOF. Some chairs are available, but please bring a blanket or your own chair if possible.


* RCU Towers is located at 51 Burnside Avenue, Cranford, NJ (between Marsh Street and Williams Street)

* If you’re driving, we’re exit 137 on the Parkway. There is ample, free street parking, but we kindly request that, if possible, you park a block or so away on Burnside Ave, Marsh Street, Williams Street, or Benjamin Street to avoid overcrowding for those who live nearby.

* If you’re coming from NYC, you can take the Northeast Corridor Line from NY Penn Station to Newark Penn Station (approx. 20 mins) and then the Raritan Valley Line to Cranford (approx. 20 mins). RCU Towers is a 13 minute walk from the train station. You can also take the 113 bus from Port Authority.

* If you’re coming from Jersey City/Hoboken area, or live near a PATH station, you can take the PATH train to Newark Penn Station and the Raritan Valley Line to Cranford and then walk 13 minutes from the station to RCU Towers.

Big thanks to Matt Check of Cosmic Comics Productions for the animation!


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