Mara's Cafe Fanwood is featuring songwriters Micahel Akin and Brandon Broderick this Saturday, Jan. 9 from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Michael Askin is a singer/songwriter with the unique ability to combine everyday, slice-of-life images with larger philosophical themes. Once the “guitarist with mystique” in such Jersey rock bands as Divine Sign and My State of Attraction, Michael has forged ahead on his own, releasing a four-song EP, "Here We Are Now", in 2011. In 2015, Michael released his long overdue follow up "Ignore the Evidence." Learn more about Michael at

Brandon Broderick is a musician from Central NJ dedicated to the art of songwriting and live performance. Broderick's sound is often a combination of folk, indie, rock, bluegrass and country influences with a modern twist. 

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​Broderick's main focus is lyrical content and song structure. His goal is to write captivating songs that people can relate to. He writes songs to make people think, evoke emotional response, or to share a story or personal experience. Learn more about Brandon at

Located at 250 South Ave. in downtown Fanwood, Mara's Cafe serves award-winning coffee and desserts, as well as breakfast, lunch,and dinner entrees. The cafe's desserts include brownies, cookies, lemon bars, cheesecake, mousse, gelato, and much more. Mara's is open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Call (908) 322-4422 for more information.

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