Red Bank Lawyer and His Band Goldenseal Headline 2017 New Year’s Celebration at Rooney’s

Posted on November 30, 2016 By

Let the countdown to 2017 begin! Joe Hughes and his band Goldenseal will start the New Year’s Eve countdown to 2017 at Rooney’s Oceanfront Crab House, 100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, N.J., from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Hughes and Goldenseal have entertained party-goers with music to dance by and the New Year’s Eve countdown at Rooney’s for the last three New Year’s celebrations.

Guests will get free hats and noisemakers, sing Auld Lang Syne, and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast, with no cover charge! Plan to make reservations now for dinner or just come to celebrate.

The band Goldenseal are Rooney regulars, playing there throughout the spring and summer. Goldenseal includes Joe Hughes, lead singer and rhythm guitar; Pat Martucci, drums; Jesse Kessler, bass; John Bongiovanni, lead guitar; Lee Sanderson, sax; and Dennis Eschbach, trombone.

Besides being the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in Goldenseal, Joseph G. Hughes is a partner in the Red Bank law firm Zager Fuchs P.C. and has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney. Hughes, who likes to raise money for good causes, is also well-known as a songwriter, volunteer and philanthropist, and a member in multiple charitable organizations.

Contact Joe Hughes or Goldenseal at 732-778-6678 or email goldenseal2001@comcast. net or Visit Goldenseal is also on Facebook.

About Goldenseal: Goldenseal (named after a native woodland plant with a bright yellow root used in herbal medicine and believed to boost immunity), is known for its original positive and uplifting music and has released three albums. The band’s repertoire includes Americana-based original patriotic rock tunes, including “Streets of America”; “This Is My Home” and “Rock This Place.” Hughes’ music has led to record label interest and a “Top Male Performer” nomination at the 2013 JAM (Jersey Acoustic Music).

Goldenseal has appeared with national acts, including Rick Springfield, Better than Ezra, Bobby Bandiera, Southside Johnny and Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors. Their style of music has been described as cutting edge pop/rock and roll.

For more information about Goldenseal, order records or see a list of upcoming shows visit