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The Young Fables

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gates open 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m.

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The Young Fables create music with classic storytelling weaved into Americana roots music with pop sensibilities. East Tennessee natives Laurel Wright and Wes Lunsford are influenced by timeless treasures like Patsy Cline, Bonnie Raitt, Glen Campbell and Chet Atkins. The duo’s unique sound has resonated with audiences around the globe as live performances have become stages from which The Young Fables discuss themes and topics typically saved for the therapy couch. Strong advocates for mental health awareness, The Young Fables are focused on helping to erase the stigmas surrounding the topic. Recognizing the duo’s advocacy, the pair were honored with The Troy Gentry Compassion Award in 2021 for compassion, commitment, kindness and love.

The Young Fables last played at the Ross Farm in 2022, along with showing their award-winning film, Fable of a Song, to an appreciative audience. We are excited to have them back for a full set of music, including songs from their new album, “Short Stories,” on Saturday, July 13. Bring your own seating (chairs or blankets) and feel free to bring a picnic or snacks, we just ask you to carry out what you carry in.

Jake Thistle is opening for The Young Fables on Saturday, July 13!

Based in New Jersey, singer/songwriter Jake Thistle has been entertaining audiences for years. Now 19, he has been hired to perform in Europe and across the US, and for crowds of thousands at major music events. His first studio single, Ghosted Road, garnered the Best Americana Song of 2022 Award from Indie Boulevard Magazine, and the Hollywood Sentinel had this to say about Thistle’s follow-up single, The Dreamer: “Jake has it all. The looks, the voice, the talent, and even a great song here…be prepared to be blown away.”

In addition to a number of features on radio, television and industry news outlets, Jake has played with legends like Ron Blair and Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Jim Keltner (Traveling Wilburys, Bob Dylan), Earl Slick (David Bowie/John Lennon), Jon Herington (Steely Dan), Mark Whitfield (Sting), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), GE Smith, Jesse Malin, Low Cut Connie, Carmen Vandeberg (Jeff Beck), John Hiatt, Anton Fig (Warren Zevon), Severo (The Smithereens), Alex and Roy Orbison Jr, Chris Stills, Jeff Slate (Rolling Stone), Willie Nile, Lou Pallo (Les Paul), Eddie Brigati (Rascals), Johnny Farina (Santo and Johnny), and many, many other great musicians. Jake has been on bills with the likes of Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, The Lumineers, Wilco, among other Hall Of Famers. Along the way, Jake has picked the musical brains of rock royalty, such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood and many other influential artists.

Moreover, Jake has personally raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of charitable organizations through an extensive range of fundraising performances, and has contributed music to events that raised millions. In recognition of those efforts, Jake was recently named an official artist for WhyHunger’s Artists Against Hunger and Poverty, alongside legends like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlisle and Carlos Santana. He was also honored with a special service award from the American Cancer Society for his significant contributions to the cause through his music.


July 13
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Ross Farm
135 N Maple Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 United States