Daniel Donato and Cosmic Country took over Asbury Park this weekend with a sold-out show at The Saint.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Daniel Donato along with Singer and Electric/Upright Bass player Will McGee, Nathan Aronowitz on Keys and Electric Guitar, and Drummer Noah Miller put together an electric experience.

The vibes of the show were immaculate, the crowd was high energy and the music never stopped for the entire three-hour set. Opening the show with the Grateful Dead's "Cumberland Blues", playing non-stop going through almost every one of their original songs and paying tribute to many classic artists including Jimi Hendrix, Waylon Jennings, The Allman Brothers Band and plenty more.

My personal favorite was their rendition of Stan Jone's "Ghost Riders in the Sky".

Later on came "Fire on the Mountain" and then the crowd emerged cheering for a rare cover of "Bertha" being performed at request from Joe Lentini's Mother, Debbie. Lentini is the Tour Manager for the band and a Toms River native.

Another New Jersey native made a special surprise appearance, photographer Danny Clinch took the stage to join the band on Harmonica for their song “Why You Been Gone So Long” and Little Milton’s “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and later for the encore.

When Clinch is not busy being one of the best photographers in the music scene, he plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band. In recent years Clinch has gotten more involved in Asbury Park creating the Transparent Clinch Gallery, where Donato preformed a show earlier in the day. Clinch also helped create the Sea.Hear.Now music, surfing and arts festival that occurs in Asbury Park on the beach.

For more information on Daniel Donato's tour and upcoming shows CLICK HERE.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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