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Scott Peoples & the Crash Now Booking 2016!

Original & Covers of Hard Rock/Classic Metal

“The Red Album”, “Wolves” & “X-Nihilo” CDs at: Wayne’s World, 419 Memorial Hwy. Dallas, PA, Hoffman Hoffman’s s Music 381 Bennett St. Luzerne, PA

“EXPERIENCE THE POWER” Now Available at CDbaby www.cdbaby.com/cd/xterra7 Bookings: 570.654.4758 Facebook.com/X-terra

www.xterrarockband.com

Fri. March 11th 6pm-9pm ~ THE VINYARD BREWERY at HERSHEY Middletown, PA Sat. April 2nd 7pm-9:30pm ~ CASTLERIGG WINE SHOP, Carlisle, PA Dates listed at... www.scottplaysguitar.com facebook.com/Scott Peoples Singer Songwriter Bookings: 717.319.0202

www.SOSROCKS.com Saturday, March 5thJOHNNY JOE’S Mechanicsburg, PA

Sat. 03/19 H*MAC, Harrisburg, PA 9-11pm (Benefit) Sat. 03/26 - FIELDHOUSE, Etters, PA 9pm-12:15am

Booking Info.

717.495.2137

SOSROCK booking@sosrocks.com facebook.com/Jughead Rocks

Alternative Rock... Apr 16 - Gingerbread Man, Mechanicsburg, PA 9pm For Booking: 717.795.4420 Mike 717.856.8075 Mark

Sat. 03/19 - GLAD CRAB w/ TIME BOMB, Dallastown, PA Sat. 03/26 - RACE HORSE TAVERN, Thomasville, PA

Contact Blue Rooster Entertainment: 717.801.6622

04/01 - HOLLYWOOD CASINO, Grantville, PA 8pm-1am 06/11 - HOLLYWOOD CASINO, Grantville, PA 8pm-1am

www.savethecityband.com Bookings: 717.580.3251 March, 2016

Sat. 03/05 - Band Bash IV Moose Family Center, Lewistown, PA Fri. 03/25 - Chicks’s 80’s Party! Hummelstown, PA

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~ dance • rock • covers from the 90’s to today ~ FRIDAY, MARCH 18th / Full Band 9pm Cigars International Hamburg Super-Store Hamburg, PA SATURDAY, MARCH 19th St. Patrick’s Day Party! Chick’s Tavern in Hummelstown, PA with Jeff & Dave Acoustic Duo 10pm FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd / Full Band 9:30pm Chick’s Tavern in Hummelstown, PA

Booking Contact: Jeff 717-798-6218

www.facebook.com/element22

Sat Mar 5th 9:30pm Zippers Bonneauville, PA Sat Mar 12th 9:30pm Race Horse Tavern Thomasville , PA Fri Apr 1st 9:30pm Double K Tavern Harrisburg, PA Sat Apr 9th 9:30pm Mcsherrystown Moose Lodge 720, Mcsherrystown, PA

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Contents.... 10..............................................ACROSS THE DESK by Robin Noll 12..................................................OUT & ABOUT by Rachel Rocks 13........................................................NATIONALS by Eric Hoffman 16....................................MMC SHENANIGANS By Rachel Rocks

17............................................COVER FEATURE - By Rachel Rocks SINGLE BARREL DARING TO BE DIFFERENT

21......................THE PROFESSOR- LIVE REVIEWS By Jim Price

28 ....................CLASSIFIEDS - SELL YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS Single Barrel Cover Shot by SARAH SHERIFF

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CROSSROADS DUO

HIGH ENERGY 80’s METAL plus Originals Sat. Fri. Thu. Fri. Sun. Fri.

March 5th BC-TV TELETHON March 11th ST. THOMAS ROASTERS March 17th CHICAGO NIGHTLIFE March 18th LEGEND’S CAFE March 20th OYSTERS ON MAIN April 1st STRIKER’S PUB

Reading Linglestown Allentown Lebanon Shenandoah Pottsville

PA PA PA PA PA PA

6:30pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

For Booking & info: FULL FORCE MUSIC 570.205.1350 P.O. Box 67 Friedensburg, PA 17933 Email: steelguitar01@hotmail.com

www.reverbnation.com/crossroads duo March, 2016

Have a blast with TIME BOMB on... Friday, March 18th ~ HANOVER MOOSE, Hanover, PA 9pm Saturday, March 19th ~ GLAD CRAB Dallastown, PA 9;30pm w/ special guest AGENTS OF LEWTON Friday, April 8th ~ GULLIFTY’S , Camp Hill, PA 9pm opening for LEADFOOT

www.facebook.com/TIME BOMB

For Bookings call: 717.226.4470

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DEADLINE for APRIL 2016 PA Musician Magazine is...

FRIDAY, MARCH 25th Call Robin at 717.444.2423 to reserve your ad space or send your ad info to ... Rnoll@pamusician.net Jeremy Rohrback - guitar & vocals Bill Dilks - bass & synths Mark Lackman - drums & vocals

Our 2nd release,

“LEFT BEHIND” Available on ITunes

4/02~ FULL THROTTLE CAFE 7pm-10pm 22 Parkway Cir Suite 8, New Castle, DE 4/22 ~ New Hope Bible Fellowship Church Coffee House 9 Eisenhower Blvd, Lancaster PA 17603 5/07 ~ Ruth & Hart St , Kensington Phila 1pm-5 pm SAVE A LIFE TOUR 2016 with Romans Road, & others. 5/21~ Hope Rescue Mission Reading PA 1pm-5pm SAVE A LIFE TOUR 2016 with Romans Road & others 6/12 ~ Stage 48, 605 W 48th St, New York opening for

STRYPER with LOST LEGACY.

Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7pm Tickets will not last call 610.420.9401 for tickets & info.

www.HEADSTONE118.com Bookings & Info: 610.420.9401

Uniquely Covering Great Classic Rock, Folk and Blues from Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Santana, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Steve Earle and more!

Upcoming Shows: EVERY TUESDAY – We host OPEN MIC NIGHT at D’OTTAVIO’S GRAN SASSO, HOLLIDAYSBURG; Bring your instrument, voice and songs and join us, starts 8 pm! March 6th – FAMILY PIZZA & PUB, ALTOONA (starts 6 pm) April 23rd - LOCALITY, BEDFORD, PA (starts 7pm) April 30th - MAYFEST, HUNTINGDON, PA (starts 9am) Need Live Acoustic Music For An Upcoming House Party, Reunion Or Other Event? Call Us!

Bookings: 814.330.1883

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“We Bring the BEST New Original Music to the World” Tune in THURSDAYS at 8pm & SUNDAYS at 9pm

or Watch online at...www.wylntv.com

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“We have a Full Menu that will leave You Money in your Pocket!”

MONDAYS: Full Rack Baby Ribs w/ Fries &

Home-made Garlic Bread all for....$11 TUESDAYS: 1 lb. BLT $6 & $5 per Dozen WINGS

WEDNESDAYS: POKER NITE! $6 Shaved Pork Cheese Steak w/ Fries THURSDAYS: 1 lb. BLT w/ French Fries ONLY $6

Every Friday & Saturday LIVE BANDS

Fri. 03/04NO Cover

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DECIPHER LIFE

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Sat. 03/05 -

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$5 Cover

Fri. 03/11 -

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CHRIS WOODWARD & SHINDIGGIN & REDNECK RUCKUS Sat. 03/12 - $10 cover

SLIPKNOT CHILDREN OF THE KORN & SPINEBELT

Fri. 03/18 - NO Cover

COLT WILBUR BAND w/ special guest.... HAPPY SALLY Sat. 03/19 MAKE A DONATION

CANCER BENEFIT with/ SADDLEHORN 40 DEGREES NORTH & many more supporting acts!

Fri. 03/25 -

w/MAIDEN

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KAOS & XSTROPHY!

Sat. 03/26 No Cover....

THE RYAN ALAN BAND

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ACROSS THE DESK By Robin Noll

We made it through the 20th MIllennium Music Conference. Congratulations to John Harris and staff for another year of excellent music and networking. Thank you to all the musicians that stopped by our booth and graced our stage with your talent. The only problem with hearing all of you is than deciding what showcases to go to. I want to thank Dave and Chris Russell of D.P. Russell “The OMG” division of Event Server Inc. for providing the awesome stage, instruments and running sound for two days into the wee hours of the morning. Dave is a two time Emmy Award winning audio engineer. Besides doing sound for events “D.P.Russell” takes old antique pianos, guts them and replaces the works with electronic gear to create Antique Digital Pianos that never go out of tune and provide wonderful sounds and still provide the touch, feel and resonance of the original piano. This year he brought down a baby grand and piano players of all ages were enjoying it all weekend. If you’re in the market for a DJ, Karaoke, Open Mic with instruments or per chance you have an old piano that you are attached to and

want it converted to a digital piano give D.P Russell a call at 717.275.2999. You can also check out his ad in this issue for more details. Thanks again Dave and Chris, don’t know what we would do without you. So thankful that I don’t have to do sound anymore and I know the musicians are thankful I don’t do sound either.

Trevor of End of Silence getting advice on how to take advantage of what the MMC offers

D.P. Russell networking at the MMC Another thing I enjoy about the MMC is I get to spend time hanging with the PA Musician staff and watch them in action. I can’t do all that needs to be done to produce the PA Musician Magazine on my own so I have volunteers who help me every month because they love music and supporting musicians by

listening, taking photos and helping them out anyway they are able. Rachel started helping just because she didn’t want to sit at home being depressed, Jim Price is just a music addict that needed an outlet for his creative endeavors and didn’t want to sit at home. Meredith offered her services when she saw are pathetic cover shots, so she offered her services in exchange for advertising. Over the years I have had help from so many wonderful people and still do including Sterling Koch and Space from Penntera, yes I am blessed to have wonderful, talented people helping me put this big puzzle together each month. I continued on next page...

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ACROSS THE DESK continued... also need to thank Amy Sinclair and Chad Cowder and the entire printing staff of the Centre Daily Times in State College who put up with me missing my deadlines and still get me on the press as soon as they can. On to the month of March. Spring is coming and the music LVĂ RZLQJWKURXJKRXWWKHVWDWH7KH\¡UHEDDDDDDDDDDFN“The Dirty Boysâ€?IURPWKH8QGHUJURXQGKIX is in the area for what OHDGVLQJHUSteve Whiteman has called an “Annual Eventâ€?. )URPWRKIXKDVEHHQEDFNLQ3$DUHDGRLQJDOO WKHLU FODVVLFV IURP WKHLU VHYHQ VWXGLR UHOHDVHG DOEXPV KIX, Cool Kids, Midnite Dynamite, Blow My Fuse, Hot Wire, Show Business and Rock Your Face Off). Fisher Promotions of NorWKXPEHUODQGKDVRQFHDJDLQERRNHGKIXWRSOD\&HQWUDO3$ 6DWXUGD\0DUFKWKDWThe Hummel’s Wharf Fire Company +XPPHO¡V:KDUI ,W KDV EHHQ  \HDUV   VLQFH WKH 0DU\ODQGEDVHGEDQGFDPHWR6XQEXU\3$IRUWKHĂ€UVWWLPH Since then this area had adopted KIX as their own and has QHYHUOHWJRDORQJZLWKWKHUHVWRIWKHQDWLRQKIXZLOOEHRQ WRXU LQ  SHUIRUPLQJ DW Rock Fest LQ &DGRWW:LVFRQVLQ RQ-XO\ZLWKAlice in Chains, Marilyn Mason, Breaking Benjamin, Queensryche, Faster Pussy Cat and Scott Stapp IRUPHUOHDGVLQJHURI&UHHGDWThe M3 FestivalLQ&ROXPELD 0'RQ$SULOWKZLWKQuiet Riot, Vince Neil, Lynch Mob, Britney Fox, Tesla, Night Ranger, Slaughter, Firehouse and &LQGHUHOOD¡VTom KeiferDQGRQFHDJDLQWKH\ZLOOEHKLWWLQJ the seas on the Monsters of Rock Cruise LQ 2FWREHU  KIX features Steve Whiteman, Jimmy “Chocolateâ€? Chalfant, Brian “Damageâ€? Forsythe, Ronnie “10/10â€? Younkins and Mark Schenker. *HW\RXUWLFNHWVDVVRRQDVSRVVLEOHDVWKLVHYHQWKDVEHHQ SOLD OUT each year. The show takes places at The Wharf, LQ+XPPHO¡V:KDUI3$Saturday, March 26th. Doors open DW SP DQG VKRZ WLPH LV VHW IRU SP 2SHQHUV LQFOXGH 1RUWKXPEHUODQGEDQGAmerican Evil and Silvertung out of BaltiPRUH7LFNHWVDUHDQGFDQEHSXUFKDVHGDWThe WharfDQ\ Surplus Outlet 1RUWKXPEHUODQG%HUZLFNRU0RQWJRPHU\  Brownpaperticket.com, K&S Music 3D[LQRV RUE\FDOOLQJ Fisher Promotions at 570-847-19467ZRJXLWDUVZLOOEHDXWRJUDSKHGE\WKHHQWLUH.,;EDQGDQGUDIĂ HGRII7KLVVKRZ is a Fisher PromotionsHYHQWDQGLVVSRQVRUHGE\Alexander Ford RI /HZLVEXUJ %RE 6FKRQ  The Danville Pharmacy .DWK\ *UDQGL]LR  Goodwills Restaruant, W &L Subaru and Miller Lite. 7KHUHLVVRPXFKPXVLFKDSSHQLQJWKLVPRQWKEHVXUHWR read through all the ads and schedules. The Ryan Alan Band LVKDYLQJ$9LGHR5HOHDVHHYHQWDQG%%4RQ0DUFKWKDWWKH Halifax Fire Company,,SODQRQJRLQJWRWKDWRQH,¡YHEHHQ ZDQWLQJWRH[SHULHQFHDRyan Alan show.     , QRWLFHG Halestorm ZLOO EH SHUIRUPLQJ DW The Reading Eagle Theatre RQ$SULO VW ZLWK Lita Ford WKDW ZLOO EH DQ DZHVRPH VKRZ DV 5HDGLQJ LV Halestorm’s hometown area. $QRWKHU HYHQW WDNLQJ SODFH LV The Sharks ZLOO EH SHUIRUPing at Gullifty’s RQ$SULO QG ZLWK Sam’s VRQ Ian DQRWKHU great show. Slipknot is coming to Tubby’s. Space limits me EXWWKHUHLVVRPXFKKDSSHQLQJPDUN\RXUFDOHQGDUVDQGHQMR\ VRPHJUHDWHQWHUWDLQPHQWDQGIRRGWKURXJKRXW3$DQGEH\RQG Thank you for reading and supporting the PA Musician MagazineZLWKRXW\RXZHZRXOGQ¡WEHI love you Whitey!

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OUT ‘n’ ABOUT By Rachel Rocks

WOW! What just happened?!? I can tell you it was a crazy whirlwind of amazing music! March Madness doesn’t mean basketball to me, it has a completely different meaning, it means I have to try and write about everything I saw and heard throughout the month of February and somehow get it all done in time for my March deadlines. I will have two separate articles this year, this one will be my regular ‘Out ‘N’ About shenanigans including Gettysburg Rocks, the other article will be all about the MMC, day and night happenings. Trust me, it needs it’s own article! Nothing to it but to do it.. here goes‌ The month started out long ago at Chick’s in Hummelstown for Element 22. I was thrilled to see the patrons of Chick’sGHĂ€QLWHO\EURXJKWWKHLUGDQFLQJVKRHV7KHGDQFHĂ RRUZDVSDFNHG with people having fun and dancing the night away. Bob Davis has been behind the kit for a few months now, but it’s cool to

VHHKLPĂ€WWLQJLQVRPDUYHORXVO\:LWKDOOIRXURIWKHPVLQJLQJ now their list of songs has opened up even more! Element 22 is constantly changing their set list, but keeping a lot of the favorites. Who doesn’t like a good sing-a-long?!? Speaking of singa-longs I was excited to see that Jeff and Dave acoustic duo will be back at Chick’s on March 19th for their big St. Patrick’s Day Party. I caught Jeff’s St. Patty’s day shows the past two years, they are always tons of fun with lots of crowd participation. Element 22 are really close to hitting 1,000 likes on Facebook.. Check out their page and give them a like and check out their ad in this issue to see where else they are rockin’ in March! The biggest shocker of the month was to see Back in Black at Double K. I have to admit I was a little leery of the whole process, but it actually turned out great. It was packed but people knew it was going to be and were prepared for it. They had a crazy amount of equipment on the “stageâ€? but it was super killer loud to the point where you couldn’t stand it. RSM did a great job at keeping things dialed in where they needed to be. It was great seeing Back In Black again, I’ve missed their last few trips to the midstate. They recently got a new member, Spencer is no longer with the band, they now have Dangus playing lead

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guitar. When I saw them at Double K Donnie B. was the mastermind behind the guitar, it was awesome to see him on the stage with the boys again. I’m so glad that Double K was able to stay standing and have no major issues to report after having such a big show. Again it says a lot for the staff of Double K. They had all hands on deck and the ship sailed smoothly! Check out Double K’sDGLQWKLVLVVXHWRĂ€QGRXWZKDWWDOHQWHGEDQGVWKH\ have coming in March. The next weekend was the big Gettysburg Rocks event. Every year I have wanted to check this out but I always seem to have things going on. This year we had my son’s Pinewood Derby, but I still managed to check it out Saturday night. It all started with a delicious dinner at the Bourbon Bar and Grill with my good friends Sabrina and Patty. Unfortunately, I didn’t have WLPHWRVWD\IRUWKHLUĂ€UVWEDQGDirty Little Secret, but I had a schedule of bands that advertise in our pages and was trying to Ă€WLQDVPDQ\DV,SRVVLEO\FRXOG7KHĂ€UVWEDQG,GLGVHHZDVD new advertiser, Six Bar Break at Zipper’s. This 3-piece band has it going on. Ben has a great voice and their original music UHDOO\KLWVKRPH7KH\DUHGHĂ€QLWHO\WDFNOLQJWKH6RFLDO0HGLD circus every way they can with pictures and video. They even did a live Periscope while they were on the stage. In order to get \RXUQDPHRXWWKHUH\RXGHĂ€QLWHO\KDYHWRKLWHYHU\DQJOHDQG WKHVHJX\VGHĂ€QLWHO\DUH:HDOVRJRWWRNQRZWKHPDORWEHWWHU at the MMC, they also played on our Acoustic Stage there, but that’s in my other article. Six Bar Break is “breakingâ€? out into the scene, keep an eye on these guys and let’s see where they go! Check out their ad in this issue. They have some great shows coming up this month with Single Barrel, the band that is also on our cover this month. The next band to play at Zipper’s was Whiskey Burn. Shortly after I got there they gave me one of their latest CDs which is awesome! I always love checking out new music. I only had WLPH WR OLVWHQ WR WKHLU Ă€UVW  VRQJV EXW WKH\ GHĂ€QLWHO\ KHOSHG keep the party going at Zipper’s,WZDVJUHDWWRĂ€QDOO\PDNHLW to Zipper’s for a show. I’ve seen their venue listed on so many bands schedules, but I just never made my way there. All of the staff did an amazing job at keeping things running smoothly. There was quite the crowd out to “Support the Kidsâ€?. My next stop was at the Gettysburg Moose. I’ve heard a lot about Medusa’s Disco out of Lancaster, and now I heard and saw why! They had a crazy amazing stage presence and harmonies that gave me goosebumps! It was awesome to see a band having so much fun on stage! The Gettysburg Moose had the cool set-up of two separate stages in one venue, so there was practically no downtime between bands. The next band was Mawcore. I’ve seen these guys name pop-up on Facebook, but never saw them before. With six guys on the stage they continued to keep the night rockin’. It was cool to see someone’s kiddo there rocking out to the show with big headphones on. All-Age shows are rare for some bands, so it’s always a cool WKLQJWRH[SHULHQFH0\Ă€QDOEDQGDWGettysburg Moose was J & the 9’s from Brooklyn. J is crazy! That girl goes everywhere from the stage to tables, to bars, to everywhere she can climb all while never missing a note! Not only does she sing lead vocals, EXWVKHDOVRSOD\VWKHĂ XWH,FDQGHĂ€QLWHO\VD\,GRQ¡WVHHWRR PDQ\Ă XWLVWVRXWWKHUHURFNLQ¡RXWOLNHVKHGRHV,¡YHVHHQWKHP perform before as part of previous MMC’s and knew they were a fun band to see. I’m glad that in the process I was able to see some other pretty cool bands too! After a few songs it was time to zoom to my next venue, McSherrystown Moose. It was quite a drive between some of the venues. It’s times like this I wish I was a millionaire and I could’ve just ubered everywhere. McSherrystown Moose was absolutely packed when I arrived. It was awesome to see so many people out supporting live music and Gettysburg Rocks. When I arrived The Morris Brothers were on the stage. I wrote about The Morris Brothers before and someone asked if they are the same Morris Brothers Band from years ago playing carnivals as young boys.. Yes they are! The band started as their entire family including their Mom and Dad. Now they are down to just the two brothers, Carl and Bob Morris. I’ll tell ya one thing tho, they are all great musicians. They play all of your clasVLFURFNIDYRULWHVDQGNHHSWKHGDQFHĂ RRUKRSSLQ,ZDVDOVR lucky enough to catch The Morris Brothers again this month at Double K. McSherrystown Moose also had two different stages happening. One stage was a full band on one side of the club, and the other stage was a little acoustic stage. After The Morris Brothers, Parks & Fields started playing. These young guys are very entertaining. Not only did they play great music they also did continued on page14...

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NATIONALS By Eric Hoffman

Greetings Rockers ’N’ Rollers! February consisted of three amazing National artists returning to the East Coast. Legendary NYC glam punk band Toilet Boys reunited again for the second time since they called it quits in 2003. The band performed twice on the night of February 13th with two sold out shows at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. Many notable musicians attended the event including Debbie Harry of Blondie and Mike Williams of Biggy Stardust. Toilet Boys originated in 1995 with a volDWLOH KLJKO\ HQHUJHWLF VWDJH VKRZ ZKLFK LQFOXGHG HQGOHVV Ă€UHworks. Boy George of Culture Club recently joined the band for two new songs to be included on an upcoming greatest hits album. Michael Monroe former lead singer of glam metal band Hanoi Rocks returned to the United States for a quick 9 city tour. Monroe rocked the beautiful Sellersville Theatre located South of Allentown on February 16th. The energy of the band was unreal and includes Sami Yaffa of Hanoi Rocks and Steve Conte of the New York Dolls. It was great to share the event with friend and musician Jeffrey Gaines. Also in attendance were MTV’s Bam Margera from ‘Jackass’ and MTV VJ Jesse Camp. Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish rock band formed in 1979, whose most successful period came in the early 1980s. The band broke up in 1985, a year after their drummer Nicholas “Razzleâ€? Dingley had died in a car accident. Monroe has created 9 albums as a solo artist and last toured America in 2011. February 20th the incredible country artist, Junior Brown visited Building 24 Live in Wyomissing, PA. Brown began his music career in the 1960s playing for many groups while developing his guitar skills. By the mid-1980s he was teaching guitar at Rogers State University, in Oklahoma. In 1985, he created his signature instrument, the “guit-steelâ€? double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. Brown is mesmerizing to watch play guitar and has an amazing baritone singing voice. He has released 11 albums as a musician. Hershey has announced 11 major National concerts for 2016. Giant Center hosts Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire on April 6. Brantley Gilbert on April 14. Janet Jackson on June 14. Keith Urban on November 17. Hersheypark Stadium has Disturbed and Rob Zombie on March 22. Luke Bryan and Little Big Town on June 6. Beyonce on June 12. Twenty-One Pilots on June 19. The Dixie Chicks on June 24. 5 Seconds of Summer on July 2. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas on July 16. NATIONAL NEWS:Despite being seen by an average 24.95 million viewers, the recent 58th Annual Grammy Awards delivered a seven-year low in viewership. Taylor Swift’s RIĂ€cial switch from country to pop brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year. She also won album of the year in 2009. Swift won a total of three Grammy’s this year, as did Alabama Shakes, though Kendrick Lamar was WKHQLJKW¡VELJZLQQHUZLWKĂ€YH$IHZWULEXWHSHUIRUPDQFHVLQcluded: Lady Gaga in David Bowie-inspired makeup and gear as she ran through 10 of the icon’s hits. B.B. King was remembered with a rousing performance by Stapleton, Gary Clark. Jr. and Bonnie Raitt – all on guitar and vocals – with “The Thrill Is Gone.â€? And The Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup

of Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, performed in WKHLUĂ€UVWWHOHYLVHGSHUIRUPDQFHDQGKRQRUHG0RWRUKHDG¡V Lemmy Kilmister. The “Godfather of Goth,â€? Peter Murphy, will trek solo across 1RUWK $PHULFD GXULQJ WKH Ă€UVW ZHHN RI $SULO 7KH WRXU WLWOHG “Stripped,â€? will feature Murphy performing songs from his fabulous catalog in a semi-acoustic format in intimate settings. Murphy was the vocalist of Bauhaus and later went on to release many solo albums. Shows include: April 17 – Lancaster, Chameleon and April 20 – Philadelphia, Underground Arts. A lock of John Lennon’s hair that was snipped as he prepared IRUDĂ€OPUROHKDVVROGIRU$*HUPDQKDLUGUHVVHUNHSW a tuft of Lennon’s hair after giving him a trim before the Beatle VWDUWHGĂ€OPLQJ“How I Won the War,â€? a dark comedy released in 1967. Heritage Auctions said the hair was one of several Beatles-related items on auction. A photograph of the iconic band Bam Margera & Jeffrey Gaines VLJQHGE\DOOIRXUPHPEHUVZHQWIRU$QGDVHDOHGFRS\ of the band’s “butcherâ€? cover for the “Yesterday and Todayâ€? al- continues to keep fans on edge about the possibility of a coastto-coast tour featuring the band’s most famous lineup. EXPZHQWIRU Taylor Swift returned to her Pennsylvania hometown, WyThe itinerary for a reunited Guns N’ Roses now includes MexLFR&LW\IRUWRWDORIĂ€YHGDWHV7KHEDQGZLOOVWDUWZLWKWZR/DV omissing, to serve as maid of honor in her childhood friend’s continued on page15... Vegas shows and two Coachella Festival shows. Guns N’ Roses

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everything they could to get people to donate to the Four Diamonds Fund. They made sure the bucket was passing along and they kept encouraging people to buy shirts. They did a great job at reminding people of exactly why we were there. To raise PRQH\DQGKHOSWKHNLGVĂ&#x20AC;JKWLQJFDQFHU The next rocking band that night was Single Barrel, who just so happen to be the band on our cover right now too. Single Barrel tends to catch their crowds off guard playing their outlaw country and rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for this crowd to JHW XS GDQFLQJ DQG URFNLQ DQG UROOLQ¡ DORQJ<RX FDQ UHDG DOO about Single Barrel LQ WKH FRYHU IHDWXUH<RX FDQ DOVR FKHFN RXWWKHLUDGLQWKLVLVVXHDQGVHHZKHUHWKH\DUHRXWURFNLQ¡QH[W I missed the next acoustic act because I got too busy talking to everyone, but next on the rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stage was Smokin Gunnz! We all know I love these guys. They play all of your southern rock IDYRULWHVLQDZD\WKDWQRRWKHUORFDOEDQGFDQ,ORYHJHWWLQJ WKHFKDQFHWRURFNRXWZLWKWKHVHJX\VBob Morris plays in all three of the bands I just wrote about. It is impressive how he can play so many different genres of music and types of songs and QRWPLVVDEHDW,W¡VDOZD\VDVSHFLDOWUHDWZDWFKLQJKLPSOD\ Smokin Gunnz is another amazing advertiser, please check out their ad in this issue and get out and dance the night away with them soon. 0\Ă&#x20AC;QDOEDQGRIWKHQLJKWDQGRIGettysburg Rocks was Fell From Zero back where I started this day at the Bourbon Bar and Grill. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen these guys in a long time. I was excited to see them as the last band of the night because I knew it would be a good way to wake up and get the blood moving through my veins before the long drive home. It was a big night for these JX\V EHFDXVH WKH\ GHEXWHG WKHLU Ă&#x20AC;UVW RULJLQDO VRQJ DQG LW ZDV DPD]LQJ7KH\DOVRSOD\HG7D\ORU6ZLIW¡Vâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Blank Spaceâ&#x20AC;? song LQDYHU\XQLTXHURFNLQ¡ZD\,DEVROXWHO\ORYHGLWDQG,DPQRW XVXDOO\D7D\ORU6ZLIWIDQFell From Zero also has an ad in this issue. It is part of Den Mother Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ad which has quite a few great band schedules listed. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a booking agent remember to give Den Mother MusicDWU\ ,KDGDQDPD]LQJH[SHULHQFHIRUP\Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLPHDWD*ettysburg Rocks Event.6RPXFKDPD]LQJWDOHQWMDPPHGLQWRDZHHNHQG DQG D ZKLUOZLQG IXOO RI IXQ , FDQ¡W LPDJLQH DOO RI WKH WLPH LW takes to organize such a massive event. Rob Simon does it all IRUWKHNLGV$OORIWKHSURFHHGVIURPWKHHYHQWJRWRWKHFour Diamonds Fund6RIDUVLQFH)HEUXDU\Gettysburg Rocks has raised over $72,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund$PD]LQJ work from the bands, venues, volunteers, and major kudos to Rob Simon.7KDWLVMXVWDZHVRPH 0\Ă&#x20AC;QDOEDQGIRUWKLVDUWLFOHLVP\VSHFLDOQLJKWRXWRQWKH town with my friend Holly to see Steel at Double K. We decided to give Uber a try. The initial pick-up was no problem, and if you use the code PAMusicIURPQRZWLOWKHHQGRI$SULO \RXUĂ&#x20AC;UVWULGHup to $20 is FREE!$WWKHHQGRIWKHQLJKWWKHUH werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any UberFDUVFORVHWRXVVRZHZRXQGXSSD\LQJ[ H[WUDEHFDXVHRIWKH´6XUJHÂľIDUH7KDWSDUWVXFNHGEXWRYHUDOOLW is a fun, safe way for you and your friends to go out on the town and not have to worry about who is going to be the DD. It was Hollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHVHHLQJSteel, but she was quickly sucked into WKHSDUW\7KHUHZDVDOLWWOHELWRIVQRZIDOOLQJRQWKHURDGVEXW even with the weather Steel still had a great turnout at Double K. One thing for sure is the Steel FamilyLVDIDLWKIXORQH:H like to get out and support these guys every time we get the chance. Check out Steelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule in this issue and get out there DQGURFNZLWKWKHVHJX\VVRRQ Well thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all for this portion of my craziness. If you would like to read about more bands and shenanigans please check out my special MMC Coverage article. Thanks so much for readLQJ DQG SOHDVH JHW RXW WKHUH DQG VXSSRUW OLYH PXVLF , NQRZ this weekend I will be heading out to the Lancaster Roots and Blues event. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to checking out this special HYHQW<RXFDQUHDGDOODERXWLWLQRXU$SULOLVVXH5HPHPEHULI \RXVHHPHSOHDVHVWRSE\DQGVD\+L,ORYHPHHWLQJQHZSHRple. Questions or comments, let me have it at RachelRocks@ pamusician.net5HPHPEHUWKHUHLVQRZD\,FDQĂ&#x20AC;WHYHU\RQH LQP\+RW6KRWVWKLVPRQWK3OHDVHFKHFNWKHPDOORXWLQFRORU at facebook.com/PAMusicianMagazine after I get the website updated, my guess is that would be around the 7th or so.. Have DJUHDWPRQWK

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MMC# 20 SHENANIGANS! By Rachel Rocks I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe the 20th Annual Millennium Music Conference is already over. I was counting down for so long and then before I knew it, it was gone! The good thing is nowadays with Social Media it is easy to keep supporting all of the bands we saw performing from all over the US and even some International travelers as well! What an amazing experience. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so glad I once again got to enjoy another MMC. Huge thanks to my MotherIn-Law for taking good care of my kiddos so I could really relax and enjoy every minute! 7KH00&RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOO\VWDUWHGIRUPH7KXUVGD\DIWHUQRRQZKHQ, picked up my friend CK from the airport. CK has been coming to the MMC for at least 10 years helping out anyway she can, the last few years she has been the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Registration Girlâ&#x20AC;?, she loves meeting all of the artists and speakers and helping them with any info they might need. She comes all the way from Boston to volunteer. My other friend Heather, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mentoring Organizerâ&#x20AC;? KDVDOVREHHQKHOSLQJIRUWKHSDVW\HDUV6KHĂ LHVDOOWKHZD\ in from Texas to volunteer. These two women are amazing and

CK, Heather, Ivan & Me (Rachel Rocks) Photo by Robin Noll

they truly both deserve huge kudos for helping the conference stay organized. Every year I look forward to spending time with these lovely ladies and belly laughing til it hurts, and of course we love sharing our GummiBears and Worms! Another huge congrats and Thank You! Goes out to John Harris himself. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his vision, patience, and guidance that has created this great conference! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always so perfect, just big enough to get some great speakers and mentors, yet small enough that you can actually get some one on one time with the people that you want to meet and network with. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even imagine all the stress of choosing the artists and lining up all of the venues. Congrats to you and your team for doing an amazing job. Every year Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m truly blown away by all of the talent at the MMC. Great work John! Every year I always stress the importance of networking like crazy and the best way to get started and take advantage of every VHFRQGLVWRFRPHWRWKH´%DJ6WXIĂ&#x20AC;QJÂľ,DPWKULOOHGWRVD\, WKLQNZHKDGWKHELJJHVWEDJVWXIĂ&#x20AC;QJFURZG\HW7KDQNVWRDOO that came out and circled the table with me! I hope you made some cool connections and enjoyed some Gummi Bears. Lots of hands make light work, and I appreciated each and every one RI\RX7KHEDJVWXIĂ&#x20AC;QJJRWGRQHLQSHUIHFWWLPLQJIRUXVWRJR enjoy the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Hourâ&#x20AC;? at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. One of the best things about the Best Western Premiere Hotel being the host hotel, is Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so nice having a full bar and restaurant in the same building as the conference. Now that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 3rd year, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created friendships with a lot of the Best Western staff. Taylor, Matt, and Elise do an amazing job at manning the bar and keeping their patrons happy! It says a lot for the hotel that these 3 have been there the past 3 years. Also Lawrence on the set-up/ tear down crew, he was always there to help us when we needed it and however we needed it! The entire Best Western staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. Out of all of the host hotels, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to say I like the Best Western the best! The MMC Kick-Off party was at 8pm Thursday night, PhilDGHOSKLDEDVHG$QGUHD1DUGHOORZDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSHUIRUPHURIWKH night. I saw Andrea perform quite a few years ago and I was impressed with her then. Her originals are amazing and she has such a great voice mixing Folk and Pop to help her fans feel her lyrics. She is getting ready to release a new EP. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to check it out! Harrisburg natives Shawan & the Wontons were up next. I KHDUGDORWDERXWWKHVHJX\VEXWLWZDVP\Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLPHFDWFKLQJ them Out & About. What a special treat! With amazing lead vocals and even more amazing musicians, it was truly a great set. They had a sax and keys, two instruments you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the chance to hear too often locally. Their music was all very

Shawan & the Wontons groovy and you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help to at least bop your head if not dance around! Next up were another Harrisburg based band, Flower Garden. These guys had a funky groove, almost like a jam band kind of feel, but the best part about them were their harmonies. I have a soft-spot for great harmonies and they nailed them! Flower Garden also had a very interesting, hard to forget drum kit. It was amazing the beats their drummer could get that little kit to produce! The last band of the night was American Arson from Detroit Michigan. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they were going to make it in time continued on page 18...

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Single Barrel ~ Daring to be Different

Article & feature photos by Rachel Rocks Looking for something different but yet intriguing all they quickly realized they were going to need a full band! at the same time? Then look no further, Single Barrel is Luckily from working at Triple R Guitar, Chris knows the band for you. Just like every whiskey barrel thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever DEXQFKRIPXVLFLDQVVRKHZDVTXLFNO\DEOHWRĂ&#x20AC;QGRon made, this local band is just a little bit different than the Emanuel to play bass, and then a no-brainer, they asked average band at your local watering hole. Single Barrel Bob Morris to play drums and offer his vocal skills, and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stick with the same â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ole, same â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ole from main- Single Barrel was born. Within two months they had their stream radio, they play the songs they want to play, the Ă&#x20AC;UVWVKRZDQGDIWHUWKDWWKLQJVMXVWNHSWRQUROOLQJ7KHLU way they want to play them. The best way to describe it third show they actually opened for David Allen Coe at is Outlaw Country, Modern Southern Rock and good â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ole Reverb in Reading, PA, which was a huge opportunity for them. They got a great response and after that experience Rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll. Clint Lyons had an idea for a project like this about 3 they knew that people would be receptive to the music \HDUVDJREXWKHMXVWQHHGHGWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHULJKWSOD\HUV2QH they wanted to perform and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been booking gigs ever since. Single Barrel is lucky to have two very talented guitar players. Clint and Chris both share the responsibility of playing lead and rhythm guitar, and sometimes it seems that they are playing simultaneously. Chris is busy singing lead vocals, so he says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to have someone share

Clint Lyons night he was out listening to Chris DellaPortaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other band, Smokin Gunnz, and he saw Chris sing lead on a song and he got the idea that Chris might be able to be the front man. Little did he know, then, that Chris had a very similar idea in mind. When he talked to Chris about it they thought it would work to just play as an acoustic duo. But, before they knew it, they were offered a gig to play Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with the Trailer Park Cowboys, and

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Ron Emanuel the responsibility of the more intricate leads and rhythms that some songs require so that he can focus on the vocals. Ron KROGV GRZQ WKH EDVV OLQHV Ă DZOHVVO\ DQG NHHSV everyone in line, and Bob is enjoying getting the opportunity to be able to relax and to mostly just be a drummer. Bob does get opportunities to take the lead on a few tunes from Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam as well as some tunes theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently working on. One thing worth mentioning is that, just because Bob and Chris are also in Smokin Gunnz, Single Barrel is a completely different project. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sing the same songs, and Bob even plays a completely different drum kit with a completely different technique and style. Single Barrel plays â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outlawâ&#x20AC;? music. A lot of the times itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about sex, guns, and rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll, taboo subject matter that the main stream artists seem to steer clear of. Unfortunately, in this day and age, all of those subjects are a big part of everyday reality, so most people can easily relate to the songs they play from artists like Blackberry Smoke, The Departed, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kentucky Headhunters, Shooter and Waylon Jennings, Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Mule, Jason Isbell, Marty Stuart, Sturgill Simpson and many more. When people are listening to Single Barrel for the Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLPHLI\RXZDWFKFORVHO\\RXZLOOJHWWRVHHâ&#x20AC;&#x153;the turnâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that moment in the night when people at the bar, or at a table will hear something they relate to and they turn to get a good look at whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to Pennsylvania Musician Magazine

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their shows and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen people come up to them during breaks and ask what songs they were playing, what artists, etc. That is a very rewarding part for Single Barrel, they want to intrigue people enough to make them want to know who or what they are playing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like to challenge people into trying something newâ&#x20AC;? says Clint and Chris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who knows, you might actually hear something you like and discover something different and uniqueâ&#x20AC;?. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re RXWDWDVKRZGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\GRQ¡WEHDIUDLGWRDVN Also, at their shows, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool to see how quickly they JHWSHRSOHWRFRPHRXWRQWKHGDQFHĂ RRUDQGVWDUWGDQFLQJ7KHPXVLFWKH\SOD\GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\KDVDEHDWDQGTXLFNO\ gets people rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and dancing along! Single Barrel does plan on writing original music this year and the ball is already rolling. They are hoping to be able to come out with either a shorter EP, or maybe even just release some singles very soon, so keep your ears out for that. Single Barrelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule is also starting to pick-up. 7KH\ GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ IHHO WKDW DGYHUWLVLQJ LQ WKH PA Musician Magazine works! You have to promote yourself if you want to get out there and play. They wanted to send a big thank you out to Trailer Park Cowboys and Chris Redding from Steel for believing in them and helping them get their foot in the door at some of the local venues. Once they get the opportunity to open for a band, the club owners have been very responsive to what they hear, and they are asked to come back and play their own show. This month they are playing at the Tourist Inn in Hallam on March 4th with Six Bar Break, Saturday the 5th they are back at the Double K in Harrisburg with Wild Horse opening the show, and Saturday, March 19th they are headlining at the Racehorse Tavern in Thomasville. They are all throughout the midstate, so pick the closest venue to you and get out there and support local music. If you want to get some great â&#x20AC;&#x153;outlawâ&#x20AC;? music booked at your venue you can give them a call at 717-422-5794. You can also check out their ad in this issue for any information you may need, also look them up and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likeâ&#x20AC;? them at facebook.com/SingleBarrel1. Single Barrel wanted to thank all of the sound guys that have worked with them and made them sound amazing: Matt Wright with Wright Square Sound, Aaron Zimmerman from Sonic Productions, Logan Summey from 3rd Leg Audio, and Greg Hershey. They also wanted to thank Vickie Morris for helping with booking the band and to Sarah Sheriff for taking their cover shot and other promotional pictures. Single Barrel knows they are out there daring to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;difIHUHQWÂľEXWLQWKLVFDVHGLIIHUHQWLVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\JRRG*LYH them a call today and get them booked at your venue. 17


SHENANIGANS! continued... for the gig, but luckily for them they made it with even some WLPHWRVSDUH$PHULFDQ$UVRQZHUHGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\URFNLQ¡DORWKDUGer than any other band of the night, and they were only a 2-man band. They had a looper they could do some pretty amazing things with. I loved how it was only the kick-off party and we already heard so many different genres of amazing music all in one place. I thought it was a great mix of bands and a great way to kick off MMC20! :KLOHWKHEDQGVZHUHURFNLQ¡RQVWDJHWKHIDQVZHUHURFNLQ¡ off the stage too! It was a great turn-out of old and new friends celebrating the start of another MMC. I had a blast hanging with the guys of Six Bar Break, Epoch Failure and a few other bands and getting to know them all better. I wanted to send a shout out to the guys of Jason Nardis Media because when Dave Russell arrived with the equipment for our Acoustic Stage I asked them IRUKHOSORDGLQJLQDQGWKHGLGQ¡WHYHQKHVLWDWH,WZDVDZHVRPH

Six Bar Break WRKDYHWKHKHOSDQG,JUHDWO\DSSUHFLDWHGLW2YHUDOOLWZDVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\DJUHDWVWDUWWRWKH00&DQG,FRXOGQ¡WZDLWWRVHHZKDW the rest of the weekend was going to bring!    )ULGD\ DW DP WKH 7UDGHVKRZ )ORRU RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOO\ RSHQHG :H were blessed once again to have our good friend Dave Russell on hand to completely set-up and run our Acoustic Stage. Dave is also the creator of the Baby Grand Antique Digital Piano that

schedule in this issue. These guys take advantage of every social media chance they get, they even were recording their acoustic performance and putting it up on Periscope. Thanks guys for KHOSLQJDWWKHEDJVWXIĂ&#x20AC;QJDQGIRUKDQJLQJRXWDW2¡5HLOO\¡VLW was great getting the chance to know you even better! I saw some young guys eyeing up our instruments, turns out WKH\ZHUHVRPHWHHQVIURP1D]DUHWK+LJK6FKRRO7KH\ZHUHQ¡W SOD\LQJLQD6KRZFDVHEHFDXVHWKH\GRQ¡WUHDOO\KDYHD´%DQGÂľ they just came to the MMC to learn some info at the panels and QHWZRUN+RZDZHVRPHLVWKDW,WZDVJUHDWWREHDEOHWRJLYH them the opportunity to play on our stage, the one girl even did a EHDXWLIXOYHUVLRQRI´+DOOHOXMDKÂľ,ORYHZDWFKLQJNLGVZKRMXVW want to PLAY! Another repeat performer on our stage this year was Rogfun to have some extra time to hang out with a few of the staff of HU+DPPHUDQG-'$QRWKHUJUHDWEOXHVGXRIURPULJKWKHUHLQ PA Musician Magazine, of course spending time with my Mom, +DUULVEXUJ ,W ZDV JUHDW WR VHH WKHVH JX\V URFNLQ¡ RXW RQ RXU Robin Noll is always a blessing and super fun! But we also had stage. Both of them have some great guitar skills. These guys Jim Price and our photographer Meredith Kaminek on hand too! had shows on Friday and Saturday night. They were busy this We are blessed to have so much awesome staff that help keep the 00&,¡PJODGWKH\WRRNWKHWLPHWRVWRSE\DQGSOD\XVDIHZ magazine running smoothly! The MMC is the one time a year songs. we can all get together and enjoy listening to music together. The next full band on our stage was a pop/rock band from New 7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWEDQGWRSHUIRUPRQRXU2SHQ0LFVWDJHZDVQDPHG -HUVH\ 7KH 7D\ORU 7RWH %DQG 7KLV EDQG EOHZ PH DZD\ +HU Running Late. They are a 6-piece band from New Jersey. They song â&#x20AC;&#x153;All You Left Behindâ&#x20AC;? did a great job at creeping in to my played on our stage last year and I was excited when I saw them EUDLQ,ZDVVWLOOVLQJLQJLWWKHQH[WGD\,WGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\KHOSHGPH again. They have a huge 6-man band with so many different FRQĂ&#x20AC;UPZKLFKVKRZFDVH,ZDVJRLQJWRJRWRODWHU,GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ types of instruments. It was a great way for Dave to use them ZDQWHGWRVHHWKLVEDQGURFNRXW7D\ORU¡VYRLFHLVVRFULVSDQG as the guinea pigs to test out his equipment and make sure it FOHDUDQGKHUVWDJHSUHVHQFHLVDPD]LQJ,W¡VVXFKD\RXQJEDQG was all running smoothly. If he could get these guys all hooked ZLWKVXFKJUHDWWDOHQW,¡PGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\JRLQJWRNHHSP\H\HVRQ XSDQGVRXQGLQJJRRGKH¡GEHDEOHWRKDQGOHDQ\WKLQJDOOGD\ these guys and girl for sure! Sure enough they sounded good enough to get the heads bopping throughout the room. The Synchopated Keys was another repeat from last year. It was cool watching her eyes light up when she realized Dave brought the baby grand piano this year instead of just the upright. It was awesome how the performers were able to see out WRWKHFURZGZKLOHWKH\ZHUHSOD\LQJWKHEDE\JUDQG(OL]DEHWK¡V

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Aubreylyn is another pianist that stopped by our stage last year too. She just so happened to stop by when there were panels goLQJRQVRWKHUHZDVQ¡WDZDLWLQJOLQHIRURXUVWDJHVRVKHZDVDEOH to play us a few extra songs. Aubreylyn is a great musician and it ZDVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\DVSHFLDOWUHDWIRURXUHDUV The next trio were The Coteries. Wow! These three played on our stage last year and at quite a few of the jam sessions last year too. They are a ton of fun! Their percussionist plays a special kind of stomp box tambourine thing, all while playing the guitar. They also have a mandolin player. They were one of the more eccentric bands I saw at the conference. Synchopated Keys It was cool to see Broken Fayth at the MMC again. As usual when Chuck sings he does not need a microphone. That guys one song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking Up With Mondayâ&#x20AC;? always cracks me up. $IWHUKDYLQJDORQJ00&ZHHNHQG,GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ZDQWHGWREUHDN has a voice that will travel for miles! Broken Fayth is starting WRDGYHUWLVHDJDLQ,ORRNIRUZDUGWRFDWFKLQJDURFNLQ¡VHWVRRQ up with Monday! Next up were some of our faithful advertisers, Crossroads Duo. This duo are amazing blues musicians that also play some great classic rock! Sterling plays the acoustic guitar while Jack blows away on the harmonica. They had so much fun playing our stage on Friday that they came back on Saturday too! I was excited to see they were taking advantage of everything the MMC has to ofIHUWKH\ZHUHHYHQVWD\LQJDWWKHKRWHOVRWKH\ZRXOGQ¡WPLVVDQ\ of the excitement! Unless of course they were taking a nap.. lol. Corey James came in from Pittsburgh for the MMC. Corey is a one man band with his looper machine. It always amazes me when you hear musicians using the loop machines. They have WREHYHU\FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWLQWKHLUDELOLWLHVWRVWD\RQEHDWDQG&RUH\ really did an amazing job. 1H[WXSZDVWKHPDQZLWKKLVJXLWDU-XVWLQ$QJHOR+HLVDJX\ Broken Fayth WKDWLVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\UHDG\WRMXVWZKLSRXWKLVJXLWDUDQGVWDUWSOD\   +$&& +DUULVEXUJ$UHD &RPPXQLW\ &ROOHJH  DOVR KDG D ing anytime or anywhere. Justin has an amazing voice and tight, booth at the trade show. One of the professors at the booth, Chris well-written songs. One day Justin even left the conference so he 3XUFHOOĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\MXVWKDGWRWU\'DYH¡VSLDQR6KHVRXQGHGDEVRcould run out and be part of a singing contest. I am thrilled to say OXWHO\DPD]LQJWLFNOLQJWKRVHLYRULHV,¡PJODGVKHOHWKHUWHPShe even won 1st place! Congrats Justin! tation get the best of her and she played us a couple of songs. ,ZDVOXFN\WRFDWFK6L[%DU%UHDNURFNLQ¡RXWDW=LSSHU¡VDVSDUW Another one of my favorites of the day were The Jukehouse of Gettysburg Rocks, but it was also cool to hear them mellow out Bombers. These guys are from out in Indiana, PA, near Jim and play acoustically on our stage. Six Bar Break is a new adver3ULFH¡V VWRPSLQJ JURXQGV , ORYHG WKH VRXQGV RI WKHLU DPD]LQJ tiser here at the PA Musician, so make sure and check out their continued on page 19...

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SHENANIGANS! continued... blues. They are some crazy tight and super cool musicians. All of their sounds just grooved together, plus their overall image just makes them look like a blues band. Last but not least for the day is Mycenea Worley. Her beautiful voice and face have graced our stage too many years to count! I love the grittiness, yet clarity of her voice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to describe LI\RX¡YHQHYHUKHDUGLW,W¡VGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\DRQHRIDNLQGYRLFHDQG I love listening to it every chance I get! Ha! Done reading yet.. Well Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m no where close to being done writingâ&#x20AC;Ś That was just from the daytime Trade Show, now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for the night time Showcases. Luckily I had my secretary Kristin Bates with me, she helps keep me straight all night long. 2XUĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWRSZDVULJKWLQWR2¡5HLOO\¡VIRUDQLFHGLQQHU:KLOH we were waiting we heard Midnight Mob, Emma Cullen, and Jordan White. They were all part of the Flexi7RQH 5HFRUGV 6KRZFDVH with David Ivory. That right now should tell you how awesome these musicians all were. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe Emma Cullen was only 16 years old too. Mom said she reminded her of Taylor Swift. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it, but ya know to each their own. Our 2nd stop was at ZeroDay Brewing Co. When we got there 6LP5RVVZDVRXWVLGHVPRNLQJDTXLFNFLJDUHWWHEHIRUHJHWWLQJ UHDG\WRWDNHWKHVWDJH5LJKWDZD\ZKHQVRPHRQHDVNHGKLPIRU a lighter he handed him one with his logo on it and let them keep LW:KDWDJUHDWZD\WRPDUNHWKLPVHOI6LP5RVVKDVDQDPD]LQJYRLFHGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\Ă&#x20AC;WVLQWRWKHURFN$PHULFDQDJHQUH+HWRWDOO\UHPLQGHGPHRI-RKQ0HOOHQFDPS6LP5RVVZDVMXVWSOD\LQJ with an extra guitar player acoustically. He sometimes also plays ZLWKDIXOOEDQGFDOOHG5HGHPSWLRQEDVHGRXWRI%URRNO\Q1< -DVRQ1DUGLV0HGLDZDVDOVRRXWDQGDERXWUHFRUGLQJOLYHIRRWage of different MMC showcases. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see the video he comes up with. $IWHU6LP5RVVLWZDVWLPHWR]RRPWRWKH&ROLVHXPIRUWKH Taylor Tote Band. After seeing their acoustic version I knew I would love the rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; version! It was cool hearing some of the same exact songs again like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Break My Heartâ&#x20AC;? and ´0LVV<RXÂľ7KHHQWLUHEDQGKDVDQDPD]LQJVWDJHSUHVHQFHDQG they are so young! I absolutely loved how Taylor interacted with not only the crowd but all of her bandmates too! It was a great show! Keep your eyes out for this band! I think we will be seeing and hearing a lot more of them in the near future! Our 4th stop of the night was a long zoom down to The Fieldhouse for JT & the Mild Heat and End of Silence. Both bands are local to Harrisburg, but I am very glad to see them as part of the conference. We only caught the last few songs of JT & the Mild Heat, but they had the place rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. I heard it was a great night of music at The Fieldhouse and the pressure was on these guys, but they seemed to be pulling it off! Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing WRJHWKHUVLQFHVRWKH\GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\NQRZKRZWRURFNRXWDQG have a good time. I am so thrilled to see End of Silence eagerly searching for ways to spread their music. It was great to see them both days at the Trade Show taking advantage of the panels and meeting with mentors. They were like human sponges! It has to be hard being the last band of the night anywhere, but these guys killed it. I absolutely love their energy when they are on the stage. It was awesome to see them get the opportunity to play their new continued on page 20...

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SHENANIGANS! continued... songs and focus on only playing their original music all night long. You can check out their recordings on iTunes, Soundcloud and everywhere else! Get online and take a listen, and check out their ad in this issue for all of the details. :KHQ,Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\JRWEDFNWRWKHKRWHOWKH\KDGD´-DP6HVVLRQÂľ KDSSHQLQJLQWKHEDOOURRPDJDLQOLNHODVW\HDU,WGLGQ¡WJHWDVELJ and crazy as last year when we were all snowed in and showcasHVZHUHFDQFHOOHGEXWLWZDVVWLOODJUHDWJURXSRIPXVLFLDQVMXVW MDPPLQJRXWDQGKDYLQJIXQ)LQDOO\DURXQGDP,FUDZOHG LQWREHG 7KHQH[WPRUQLQJVWDUWHGEULJKWDQGHDUO\ZLWKRXUĂ&#x20AC;UVWSHUIRUPHU WDNLQJ WKH VWDJH  EHIRUH , HYHQ JRW WKHUH DW OLNH DP GR Stone sat down and played the piano for a few songs. I was impressed there were actually musicians up that early. ,GLGPDNHLWWKHUHLQWLPHIRU'DQL(OOH¡VSHUIRUPDQFHZLWK KHU EDQG 6KH LV DQ DEVROXWHO\ DPD]LQJ FRXQWU\ VLQJHU 6KH¡V DFWXDOO\IURP6FUDQWRQEXWVSHQGVDQHTXDODPRXQWRIWLPHLQ 1DVKYLOOH 6KH HYHQ ZRQ WKH  &RXQWU\ 5LVLQJ 6WDU 1DVKYLOOH$ZDUG,¡PWHOOLQJ\RXWKLVJLUOFDQVLQJDQGVKH¡VQRWTXLWH &UD]\,I\RX¡UHLQWRFRXQWU\PXVLFGR\RXUVHOIDIDYRUDQG check her out!    1H[W XS ZDV DQRWKHU +LJK 6FKRRO FUHZ IURP 6XVTXHKDQQD High School. I loved seeing the High School kids taking advanWDJHRIWKHFRQIHUHQFHWKLV\HDU7KH\GLGQ¡WKDYHDVKRZFDVH EXW\RXFRXOGWHOOKRZPXFKWKH\ORYHGSOD\LQJ 1H[WXS-DVRQ6SLHZDNIURP-/60DQDJHPHQWVDWGRZQWR SOD\XVDIHZVRQJV-DVRQZDVDWWKHFRQIHUHQFHDVDSDQHOLVW EXWDOVRFRXOGQ¡WUHIXVHWKHWHPSWDWLRQWRFRPHSOD\DEHDXWLIXO LQVWUXPHQW+HZDVKDYLQJVRPXFKIXQWKDWEHIRUH\RXNQHZLW /HH2VNDU¡VUHS5DQG\0F4XD\,,FDPHXSZLWKWKHKDUPRQLFD and started playing along. What a special treat! (Y\=HHFDPHE\WRSOD\XVDIHZVRQJVDJDLQWKLV\HDU6KH LVIURPULJKWKHUHLQ0LGGOHWRZQ,¡PVXUSULVHGRXUSDWKVGRQ¡W FURVVPRUHWKURXJKRXWWKH\HDU,PHWKHUIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHODVW \HDUDQGUR\DOO\VFUHZHGXSZKDW,ZURWHDERXWKHUOHW¡VKRSH ,GRQ¡WGRWKDWDJDLQZLWKDQ\RQHOHWDORQHKHU6KHLVQRWTXLWH VRJHWWLQJJLJVLQWKLVDUHDLVYHU\FKDOOHQJLQJEXWKRSHIXOO\ ZHZLOOEHVHHLQJPRUHRIKHUVRRQ    6HHSHRSOH6 FDPH GRZQ DOO WKH ZD\ IURP 3RUWODQG 0DLQH When these guys came to sign up I was a little nervous, they ZHUHVWLOOZDLWLQJIRUDEDQGPHPEHUWRJHWRXWRIEHG%XWHYHQtually he showed up and they shocked everyone. They all have

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THE PROFESSOR By Jim Price

The annual Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg has â&#x20AC;&#x201C; over its two-decade history â&#x20AC;&#x201C; become one of the centerpieces to my entire year. And while much of that stems from the opportunities to spend time with PA Musician cohorts and other friends, plus witness and discover lots of music, a major part of my Millennium experience is being able to reset my compass on the current state of the music industry, both major and local. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Millennium keynote speaker, producer David Ivory, slammed the exclamation point on the state of the current major music industry and how things have changed. The emphasis on music sales has returned to single songs instead of albums, and streaming has impacted the bottom line on royalties and other earnings from music sales. Ivory cited a statement he received for a song that had been streamed 130,000 times; his royalty from that streaming was just seven dollars. As the producer who took young Lzzy Hale under his wing years ago to help develop her songwriting skills, Ivory told the audience that if a potential new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; would appear before him today, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would be very concerned about putting my time into herâ&#x20AC;ŚBecause where is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as a producer? Where LVP\EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWRDOORIWKLVEHFDXVHRIWKHZD\WKHEXVLQHVVLVVHW up right now? There is going to be no signing bonus; they might give someone like that $50,000, put her on tour and hope for the best.â&#x20AC;? Ivory advised musicians to learn the up-to-date nuances of the music business if they wanted to have any hope of sucFHHGLQJDWWKHQH[WOHYHOWRXQGHUVWDQGKRZSURĂ&#x20AC;WVDQGUR\DOWLHV are broken down in the current age, and what items need to be discussed and negotiated when dealing with the business side of the industry. Streaming also was a prominent topic during the Millennium panel discussion â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Current State and Future of Radio in the Digital Age,â&#x20AC;? one of many panels and seminars presented during

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Gary Jay, Bob Waters, Ken Carson & Isaac Gordon of Radio in the Digital Age panel the two-day business conference. The panel of former WQXA 105.7 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Xâ&#x20AC;? program director Ken Carson, WTPA 92.1 program director Bob Waters, Gary Jay of Land Shark Promotion Studio and Isaac Gordon of New Legacy Enterprises emphasized that terrestrial broadcast radio still draws the most listeners; and that with streaming now established as a prominent vehicle for accessing major industry music, broadcast radio is poised to again become a strong source for discovering new music. The panel cited local music and specialty music programs as great vehicles to develop listeners and fan bases, and they encouraged musicians to seek out and develop associations with local music programs and the radio outlets who support them. While this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Millennium reminded us that the major PXVLFLQGXVWU\LVLQDFRQVWDQWVWDWHRIĂ X[WKHFRQIHUHQFHDOVR provided plenty of reminders that true music is ultimately an extension of the heart and soul. Nearly 300 artists and acts converged on the Harrisburg area for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Millennium, and although I only got to see a limited number of them, several performances during the weekend made their marks on me. Never failing to provide such an impact is Mycenea Worley, whose performances I witnessed both during the conference trade show on the PA Musician stage, and at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill. Mycenea has a way of weaving words, feelings and personality into song vignettes that reveal her mood and mind.

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'XULQJERWKSHUIRUPDQFHVVKHGLG´0HPSKLVÂľDUHĂ HFWLYHVRQJ about a formative time in her life when she lived near Memphis and the special memories and insights from that time. She also did newer songs as she works toward a new recording, songs from her 2013 Siren EP such as the heart-tugging â&#x20AC;&#x153;Low,â&#x20AC;? and a fresh reworking of Cyndi Lauperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time After Time.â&#x20AC;? Following Myceneaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set at Cornerstone Coffeehouse, teenaged Charlotte, NC-based singer/songwriter Nick Wells also showed the knack of blending words, mood and a minimal, delicate approach into something truly special. The 17-year-old performer used simplicity and quiet to accent his deep, poetic lyrics; expressing sentiments about a special lady on the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Lion Girl,â&#x20AC;? and expressing appreciation on the set-ending â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Love,â&#x20AC;? as his mom sat in the audience. And also at Cornerstone and the trade show stage I experienced the bluesy, folksy style of Middletown-based singer/songwriter Evy Zee, who displayed continued on page 22..

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THE PROFESSOR continued... a hearty, soaring singing voice and bright mood during her performances. I witnessed a number of other talented performers on the daytime trade show stage. One was a returning artist from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conference, 18-year-old southeastern PA-based singer/pianist Aubreylyn. During her extended trade show set, Aubreylyn demonstrated ornate, jazz-informed arrangements and melodies, plus a strong, dynamic voice and lots of poise. Collaborating with producer David Ivory and studying music education and jazz at McGill University in Montreal, Aubreylynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future looks very bright. I also enjoyed New Jersey newcomer Taylor Tote and her band, playing a fun and frisky brand of funky rock, pop DQGVRXOUHWXUQLQJWUDGHVKRZVWDJHIUHTXHQWĂ \HU-XVWLQ$QJHlo with his brand of modern, acoustic-toned rock; plus Harrisburg folk-rock performers Roger Hammer & JT, Virginia Beach country performers Buck Shot, Harrisburg roots rockers Six Bar Break, New Jersey folk-rockers The Coteries, Scranton/Nashville country artist Dani-elle and her band, teenage New Yorkbased singer/musician AmeliaRose, Hawaii acoustic duo Sweet Corn & Peanut, Wiconisco rockers Broken Fayth, Harrisburg native (now based in Brooklyn) singer/songwriter Eli Costello, returning Washington, DC singer/songwriter Matt Tarka, Boston singer/songwriter Molly BrulĂŠ, Lancasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Stonewall Vessels, Kutztown singer/songwriter John Hufford, Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Corey James and more. It was all good, including the trade show-ending all-star jam and late night jam sessions! I saw the Crossroads Duo and the Jukehouse Bombers perform on the Millennium trade show stage too, but also caught their performances during the blues-themed showcase at Harrisburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s River City Blues Club. The Crossroads Duo opened the night. Sterling Koch on acoustic guitar and vocals plus harPRQLFDSOD\HU-DFN.XOSSOD\HGDEOHQGRIDFRXVWLFEOXHVĂ Dvored original songs and select covers. They did several songs off Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Rock Slide CD such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good to Goâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sugar,â&#x20AC;? as well as numbers from The Band, Bob Dylan and WKHUDXFRXVĂ&#x20AC;QDOHFURZGVKRXWDORQJIXVLRQRI/LWWOH:DOWHU3DW Traversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)â&#x20AC;? into Elmore Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shake Your Money Maker.â&#x20AC;? Next was the Jukehouse Bombers, who lit it up with their brand of electric blues and blues-rock. The singing and guitar-wielding father-and-son tandem of Jimmy and Joe Roach, guitarist Kirsch, bassist/singer Troy Laney and drummer Dave Vernot took raw, gritty traditional blues and packed rocking thunder behind it. They won new fans with powerful tunes off their forthcoming new CD like â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Rooster Gets to Crowinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Dues Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Ever Paid,â&#x20AC;? songs from their self-titled EP such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Bad Feelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? and the prison chant-themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born to Hard Time,â&#x20AC;? and select covers, including an Anders Osborne number (where Joe brandished his cigar box guitar) and a scorching take on the Allman Brothers/Molly Hatchetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreams Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Never See.â&#x20AC;? (Thanks for the shout-out guys!) Next was New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Tavill and his six-piece band, who introduced a modern melody-geared sound that blended elements of pop, blues and soul. Jake and his cast, which included a trumpeter and a bongo player, delivered a bright, upbeat presentation with consistently smooth instrumental chops, as they performed numerous original songs and a fun take on Stevie Wonderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t She Lovely.â&#x20AC;? Jake crooned with a smooth voice that nicely conveyed the evocative lyrics of such song compositions as â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Go,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;est La Vie,â&#x20AC;? the funky set-closing workout â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weekend Girlfriendâ&#x20AC;? and more. And from the Lehigh Valley, the Dana Gaynor Band slammed the lid on the night with an excellent set of original blues-geared tunes. Simply put, namesake/singer Dana Gaynor is an incredible guitar player who demonstrated constant mastery on her instrument! A career performer who has worked with such names as Dan Hicks, John Cippolina of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tommy Castro, Buddy Miles and more, Dana delivered VWXQQLQJJXLWDUVRORDQGVOLGHZRUNWKDWPDGHMDZVKLWWKHĂ RRU Her support cast wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shabby, either â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michael â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pozzâ&#x20AC;? Possebon balanced the presentation with excellent keyboard solos DQGĂ&#x20AC;OOVZKLOHEDVVLVW7RQ\0DQFLQRDQGGUXPPHU)UDQN´=HHÂľ =HODVQ\SURYLGHGWKHGULYLQJUK\WKPVDQGEDFNLQJVLQJHU'LDQD Noelle Barber. Dana led the group through smoking blues-rock anthems from their latest CD, Power to the People; including the title song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tip My Hat to the Maker,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Moon Rising,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Land of the Foolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Damage Is Doneâ&#x20AC;? and more. 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THE PROFESSOR continued... day showcase at Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Duncannon. First up was Chambersburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mawcore, who opened the night with original heavy rock with a slight progressive edge, sonically suggesting a middle ground between Rush and Korn. Singer Joshua Redding provided a soaring voice as he sang thoughtful, hopeful lyrics on Mawcore original songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Need You,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not Be Afraidâ&#x20AC;? and more. Mawcoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music and presentation were intriguing; ,KRSHWRKHDUPRUHIURPWKHP1H[WZDVP\Ă&#x20AC;UVWORRNDW+DUrisburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s End Of Silence, who woke up the Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crowd with WKHLUEUDQGRIĂ&#x20AC;HU\SRZHUIXOURFN6LQJHU7UHYRU6FKXEHUWWRRN control early with his forceful stage presence and soaring, inWHQVH YRLFH Ă DQNHG E\ JXLWDULVW 7LP -HVLRORZVNL EDVVLVW -HII Lawrence and drummer Ed Piccolo. End Of Silence did songs

from their Way Of the World EP, including the title track and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cut,â&#x20AC;? plus newer songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolution,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of Your Mindâ&#x20AC;? and more. And York area rockers Essential End continued with their aggressive brand of heavy modern URFN*XLWDULVWV6FRWW+HDUQDQG&RQQHU*UHHQEDVVLVW&DOHE 6WDQHUDQGGUXPPHU%UDG\+HDUQJHQHUDWHGEUXWHIRUFHEDFNGURSVIRUIURQWPDQ7DG'DYLV¡Ă&#x20AC;HUFHYRFDOVDVWKHJURXSĂ&#x20AC;UHG through their original set. 7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDOEDQGV,VDZGXULQJWKLV\HDU¡V0LOOHQQLXP Music Conference both performed at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tap Room in the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s host hotel, the Best Western Premier Central +RWHO6KRUWO\DIWHUDUULYLQJLQ+DUULVEXUJRQ7KXUVGD\QLJKW and checking into the hotel, I arrived at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in time to FDWFKWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOWZRVRQJVRI+DUULVEXUJ¡V)ORZHU*DUGHQEHIRUH'HWURLW¡V$PHULFDQ$UVRQĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGWKHQLJKW8QLTXHO\D two-person rock/punk group, American Arson features singer/ guitarist Evan Baker and drummer Jesse Gentry. Evan builds a full, heavy sound through looping his guitar riffs into fullforce backdrops of intensifying punk-infused rock. American Arsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song arsenal was interesting this night, including QXPEHUV VXFK DV ´+HDUW /LNH D +DPPHUÂľ WKH D FDSSHOOD ´, Walked Aloneâ&#x20AC;? and more. And I arrived at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late on Saturday night to catch much of the last band on this showcase bill, New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Running Late. Six members strong including a sax player and a cellist, Running Late struck up the late night party with their frisky variety of funk, rock and reggae grooves. Among them were upbeat original songs such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Run

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Aubreylyn From This Loveâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay Awake,â&#x20AC;? plus their own fresh spins on Santanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smoothâ&#x20AC;? and the Doobie Brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Long Train Running,â&#x20AC;? with Millennium and PA Musician staffers joining in to dance on stage! Closer to home, Penn State Altoonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Port Sky Cafe was treatHGWRDĂ&#x20AC;HU\PLGZHHNEOXHVURFNPDWLQHHODVWPRQWKFRXUWHV\RI Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reggie Wayne Morris Band. A guitarist, singer and VRQJZULWHU ZKRVH UHVXPH LQFOXGHV WRXUV RI WKH 86 +DZDLL ,WDO\ DQG )UDQFH SOXV DQ DSSHDUDQFH DW &DUQHJLH +DOO 5HJJLH EURXJKWWKHĂ&#x20AC;UHRQWKHIUHWVVFRUFKLQJRIIH[FHOOHQWJXLWDUZRUN on a heated mixture of electric blues, blues-rock and originals. -LPL+HQGUL[ZDVFOHDUO\DQLQĂ XHQFHDV5HJJLHSHUIRUPHGYHUVLRQVRI´+H\-RHÂľ´6WRQH)UHHÂľDQG´)LUHÂľ+H+DUULVEXUJ¡V 9LQQ\ +XQWHU RQ VL[VWULQJ EDVV DQG GUXPPHU &KXFN )XHUWH also did a feisty reggae read of â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Along the Watchtower,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Got My Mojo Workinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? and more. Midway through the performance, rising Penn State Altoona saxophone celebrity Ikechi Onyenaka was invited to step in, and mixed up sax solo work ZLWK5HJJLH¡VJXLWDUĂ&#x20AC;UHZRUNVUHVXOWLQJLQVRPHH[FHOOHQWGXHOV and jams! This was a fun concert; hats off to Penn State AlWRRQD¡V2IĂ&#x20AC;FHRI,QVWLWXWLRQDO(TXLW\'LYHUVLW\DQG,QWHUQDWLRQal Student Services for making it happen! State College folk and world music artists Simple Gifts YLVLWHG$OWRRQD¡V:HKQZRRG 8QLWHG 0HWKRGLVW &KXUFK LQ ODWH January to conduct a family music workshop and present a concontinued on page 24...

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PHGOH\VWKDWNHSWWKHGDQFHĂ RRUEXV\:KHQWKHFURZGZDQWHG another song at nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end, Erika beckoned the 21st birthday celebrant and her friends to step onto one of several Shallow Nine lit cubes at the front of the stage, to dance the night home with a version of Rihannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under My Umbrella.â&#x20AC;?      , PHQWLRQHG ODVW PRQWK WKDW RQH WKLQJ WKDW VWRNHV WKH Ă&#x20AC;UH for doing the things I do each month in PA Musician is discovering and experiencing new talent. Another thing that makes it all worth the work is being present when â&#x20AC;&#x153;the momentâ&#x20AC;? happens. Seasoned musicians and music fans know what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that moment when perfect synergy is achieved between performers and audience, or even among performers on the same stage. I witnessed these synergistic moments twice in recent weeks; one of them during Triple Threatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly February visit to Pellegrineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. This night, Triple Threat expanded into â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quadruple Threatâ&#x20AC;? as keyboard man Ken Civils joined â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quadrupleâ&#x20AC;? (Triple) Threat guitarist/singer Don Osborn, bassist/singer Bill Hunter and cert afterward. During the two-set concert, Linda Littleton and drummer Bill Hocherl. As this expanded lineup of musicians Karen Hirshon performed a variety of folk and world music, also comprises new jazz-rock combo Oz, the group gave the using a wide assortment of folk instrumentation. The two wom- audience a bit of an Oz preview with numbers from Robben en introduced and played violins, banjo, guitar, mandolin, ham- Ford, Steely Dan, Freddy and the Dreamers and more. Guest mered dulcimer, bowed psalteries, and even spoons as they did Nate Beatty soon arrived in the house armed with trumpet, and numbers originating from Canada, Israel, France, Finland, Ro- he joined â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quadruple Threatâ&#x20AC;? at several points during the night. mania, Scotland, Ireland, and the American Cajun south. Linda ´7KH0RPHQWÂľRFFXUUHGGXULQJWKHHYHQLQJ¡VĂ&#x20AC;QDOHZKHQ1DWH and Karen showed great skill with all their instrumentation, and stepped up for what started as a uniquely jazz-funk take on WilI was fascinated with the delicate tones of some of the instru- son Pickettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s timeless classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mustang Sally.â&#x20AC;? The initial tone ments, especially the psalteries. Simple Gifts presents their an- of the song was tranquil, but started intensifying as Don and nual Folk College weekend in late May at Juniata College in Nate swapped licks on guitar and trumpet. Bill Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bass Huntingdon, while The Wehnwood United Methodist Church walk accelerated into a trot, Bill Hocherlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drumbeats accelerconducts their annual Music Camp for people of all ages in June. ated, and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the spirit of Mardi Gras in the air â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the tempo , FDXJKW P\ Ă&#x20AC;UVW ORRNV DW VHYHUDO ULVLQJ DUHD EDQGV LQ UHFHQW and guitar/trumpet duel were off to the races, exploding into a weeks. One of them was State Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lenina Crowne, whose rowdy and joyous Nawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;lins Dixieland vibe that had the smallish â&#x20AC;&#x153;brave new worldâ&#x20AC;? I experienced during one of their weekly Fri- Pellegrineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s audience staring and cheering in amazement! The day shows at State Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Darkhorse Tavern. This band is fun, amazing musicianship that is Triple Threat appears every secmixing up a wide variety of tunes spanning modern and classic ond Thursday of the month at Pellegrineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; this night served as rock and pop, funk, folk, reggae and originals, and giving all of a major reminder of why you need to venture out and see them it their own distinctive acoustic funk-edged makeover. Singer/ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; these seasoned players are among the unsung treasures of this guitarist Eric Faust, bassist Eric Seidle, sax player/keyboardist/ areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music scene! singer Nick Rudenko and drummer Greg Ford (lead guitarist Robert Currie III was not in the roster this night) demonstrated the knack of fusing songs together into double-shots and medleys. Lenina Crowneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ace in the hole is Nick, who impressively multi-tasked between his instruments and singing, and even did all three duties in the same song several times this night! Lenina Crowne packed the Darkhorse this night, and are clearly a force on the rise well worth checking out. 6WDWH&ROOHJHPRGHUQURFNHUV0DNLQJ6WDWHPDGHWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVW visit to McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Altoona during late January. Comprised of singer Nick Myers, guitarists Sam Magliaro and Nathan Young, bassist Zach Humphreys and drummer Jaymeson Rowles, Making State introduced an interesting blend of modern rock, pop and punk with some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s metal overtones. They Red & Dread blended original songs from their forthcoming EP, Waiting For Signals, with select covers from Walk The Moon, Steel Panther, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Momentâ&#x20AC;? also arrived during a recent edition of the Backstreet Boys, Fallout Boy and more. Wentle the Great American Bastard opened the night. Making State is gaining traction weekly Wednesday Open Mic Night at Joe & Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern in Altoona. Both crowd and enthusiasm for live music were huge on area stages; keep an eye open for them!      , DOVR FDXJKW P\ Ă&#x20AC;UVW ORRN DW ORFDO URFNHUV 'RXEWĂ&#x20AC;UH ODVW throughout this night, as plenty of musicians and music fans month during McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Chinese New Year Party. generated and fed off each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy for the entire night! &HOHEUDWLQJ WKH &KLQHVH 1HZ <HDU RI WKH 0RQNH\ 'RXEWĂ&#x20AC;UH Participants this night included Zach Wade & the Good Grief, â&#x20AC;&#x201C; singer/guitarist Ty Ayers, bassist/singer Scott Ciambotti, gui- Rogan and Keegan Allen, PennSoulVania, Emma Jones and tarist/singer Tyler Miller and drummer Toby Hunter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shook the singer/songwriter Brittany. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Momentâ&#x20AC;? arrived this night monkey loose with charged rock, pop and punk; mixing up â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s when Emma â&#x20AC;&#x201C; accompanied by Rogan on acoustic guitar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sang and newer rock favorites from Blink 182, MxPx, Lit, Everclear, Weezerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Say It Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t So,â&#x20AC;? and the crowd in front of the stage Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind, Whea- erupted into a resounding singalong chorus during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;oooohâ&#x20AC;? WXV *LQ %ORVVRPV DQG PRUH 'RXEWĂ&#x20AC;UH JHQHUDWHG PRPHQWXP midsection of the song...You just knew that total connection had WKDWEURXJKWIRONVRQWRWKHGDQFHĂ RRU7KLVQLJKWODWHUVDZJXHVW been achieved between performers and crowd! I live for moappearances by Trey Carruthers behind the drum kit, and sing- ments like this! Other performers I caught during recent weeks included No er Meg Wills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyler and Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bandmate in Pittsburgh-based modern rock group Young Lungs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; contributing lead and back- $QJHOV²ZLWK-RH*HRUJHĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJLQIRU7RGG/DQHRQJXLWDU²HQtertaining at Altoonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Belmar Hotel, and Bone Jacked performing vocals. Shallow Nine was providing the dance music and distributing ing at McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. In addition, I saw lots of talent during the the beads during a Mardi Gras party at the Altoona Grand Hotel weekly Tuesday Open Mic Night at Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ottavioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Sasso in (former Ramada) last month. A sizable crowd in the house â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in- Hollidaysburg; including Dave Hopkins, Red & Dread, Mo Yon, cluding a 21st birthday party â&#x20AC;&#x201C; provided the incentive for singer James Lee, Rich Edmundson & Alex Russo, PennSoulVania, Erika Marino, new guitarist Tucker Landis, guitarist Greg Larri- Elaini, Nicole Morgan, Phil McCaulley, Pat McGinnis, Chuck more, bassist Mitch Neuder and drummer Todd Harshbarger to Knepper & Patty McGough and Asbury Lane. The area music scene lost a prominent friend and sound engiĂ&#x20AC;UHXSWKHPD[LPXPGDQFHSDUW\6KDOORZ1LQHVRXQGHGVKDUS as they cranked out hits and dance party favorites from Cee- neer recently with the passing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Jimâ&#x20AC;? Dickson. Jim passed Lo Green, Michael Jackson, No Doubt, Deee-Lite, Jimmy Eat away on Feb. 23 just shy of his 54th birthday. Jim ran sound for World, Fall Out Boy, Paula Abdul, Britney Spears and more. local, regional and even national bands and shows through the I enjoyed how Shallow Nine blended songs into high-powered years, and operated his own sound production business, Shock-

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wave Productions. He also was a professional wrestler for several years, as well as a race car driver who drove on several tracks in the area. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surviving family and friends. News and notesâ&#x20AC;ŚDuring last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, area musician Jerry Zolten accomSDQLHGWKH)DLUĂ&#x20AC;HOG)RXUDVWKHJURXSZRQWKH*UDPP\ for Best Roots Gospel Album for their album Still Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; My Soul, which Jerry wrote liner notes forâ&#x20AC;ŚPistol Peg & the Beer Kegs have announced that they will go their separate ways afWHUDKLJKO\VXFFHVVIXOĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUUXQRQDUHDVWDJHVWKHJURXS¡V Ă&#x20AC;QDO VKRZ ZLOO EH -XO\  DW$OWRRQD¡V 5DLOURDGHUV 0XVHXPÂŤ The Strayers have announced the end of their group after a twoyear run on area stagesâ&#x20AC;ŚAndrew Melusky Foley will take over drum duties in Naildriver, replacing Kevin Siegel, who left the group recently due to health concernsâ&#x20AC;ŚBassist Wes Fahringer has announced that he is stepping away from Mysterytrain after a two-year runâ&#x20AC;ŚAltoona-based heavy metal rockers Samara have a new timekeeper, as former Suicide Switch drummer Jason Mosey has replaced Bob Brunner in the roster; Samara is working on new song material and a recording, and expects to return to live performing later this yearâ&#x20AC;ŚChris Woodward has announced that he will issue a two-CD career retrospective set in early May called Then and Now; the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thenâ&#x20AC;? disc will feature PXVLFIURP:RRGZDUG¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWWHQ\HDUVDQGWKH´1RZÂľGLVFZLOO feature more recent materialâ&#x20AC;ŚSubject to Change is working on their new EP called Sunday, to be released later this yearâ&#x20AC;ŚAnd entries are now being accepted for the 9th annual PennsylvaQLD +HULWDJH 6RQJZULWLQJ &RQWHVW D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRQWHVW VHHNLQJ original songs about Pennsylvania, its heritage and history. Held in conjunction with the annual Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival in June, contest prizes include cash awards, festival passes and main stage performance opportunities at Smoked &RXQWU\-DPIRUWKHWRSWKUHHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHUV'HDGOLQHIRUHQWULHVLV May 15. For more details, visit www.smokedcountryjam.com... Happy Birthdays to Kent Tonkin (Sun King Warriors), Jeremy Nelson (Mama Corn), Kirk Tonkin (Cottonmouth), Kevin Siegel (Naildriver), Joe Konior, Bob Muhlbauer (Ozone Rangers), John â&#x20AC;&#x153;JKâ&#x20AC;? Kennedy (Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats/Tyne & the Fastlyne), Dave Nichols (Red Alert/The Boomers), Jim Donovan (St. Francis World Drumming Ensemble/Sun King Warriors), Harry Pepper (Sun King Warriors), Ken Pompa (Night Train/Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fault), Chris Lawson (Nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heroes), Kate Twoey (Pure Cane Sugar), Rick Ramsey (Disorganized Crime), $XWXPQ 6KLIĂ HU 7KLV $OEDWURVV  :DOW <DWWD 5DLQLQJ %OXH  Ken Civils (Skye 2.0/Oz), Tom Brown, Allen Jones, Jim Bagrosky, Mycenea Worley, Jimmy Adler, Greg Hatch (Darkness On The Radio), Rene Witzke (Maxwell Strait/Ted McCloskey & the Hi Fis), Junior Tutwiler (Pure Cane Sugar/J-Mac & Junior), Mandy Passmore (Full Kilt), Dan Myers II (Strings Radio), Paul Chakot (Black Ridge), Mark Diehl (Dunnings Creek), Jerry Martin (Rock City Candy), Trey Carruthers (The Hope Fallacy), Josh Michael, Dave Collins, Darren Buchko, Jen Bertiaux, Larry Brest, Fredrico, Alicia Hritsko, Dewayne McKnight and John McKnight. Please send correspondence and recordings to: Jim Price, 1104 6&DWKHULQH6W$OWRRQD3$<RXFDQDOVRHPDLOPHDW jptheprofessor@gmail.com. And if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re into social networking, look me up on Facebook or Google+. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!

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DAVE BRINKLEY TRIBUTE Monday, February 4th, 1963 Home: Thursday, Feb 18th, 2016 By Rachel Brinkley Dave Brinkley was a musician, friend, brother, husband, father and grandfather. His parents gave him the amazing gift of music that he carried with him throughout his life. Dave was very talented when it came to percussion instruments, guitar and vocals. He was able to pick up just about any instrument and learn to play on his own. You could always catch him playing air drums on his steering wheel while on the road as a Culligan Man. Even while he was sick he would still try to go to the family waiting room at the hospital to play some Todd Rundgren on the keyboard. He had a love for all kinds of music but his ELJJHVWLQĂ XHQFHVZHUH.DQVDV7RWR0LFKDHO Hedges and Todd Rundgren. He was lucky enough to have been able to play in many local bands such as Strange Behavior, Leghorn, Just )ULHQGV6WDUĂ&#x20AC;UH(TXLQR[$V\OXP$YHQJHUV Freon, Visitors, Penetrators, Pat Cusick Band, Element 22, Jenny Lynn and the CombinaWLRQV$PHULFDQ5RXOHWWHDQGKLVPRVWUHFHQW band, Honeypump. He had a numerous amount of friends that have stuck with him through his journey. Dave made friends everywhere he went because his smile was so welcoming and friendly. He was a brave, caring, loving and courageous man. He touched a lot of lives and he will never be forgotten. There is so much to say about Dave Brinkley, but I think everyone would agree that God needed a drummer the day Dave left us and he received the best one we have. March, 2016

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FOR SALE: 1995 Fender Vibrolux Reverb in mint condition. Checked by Amp Expert at Creter Music. Asking $650. Call 717-571-1380. FOR SALE: PA equipment and lights, power amp, monitors, snake, truss, trees, lights and light board, all cords and cables. Call Patrick at 570-951-9594. Bloomsburg. $1,300 obo. FOR SALE: Tascam 380 24 track recording board with V.U. meters, $500. Call 717627-4800. FOR SALE: Mastering cassette recorders like new, $35 each. Call 717-627-4800.

MUSICIANS WANTED WANTED - LEAD GUITAR - Progressive Rock band / Opening act/ four album catalogue - JONAH WHALE-replacing Lead Guitar. 6 to 8 KLJK SURĂ&#x20AC;OH JLJV SHU \HDU No need to quit your current project. You will be expected to learn 24 songs in 3 weeks. You must have excellent chops and equipment and be comfortable playing in non4/4 time signatures. Serious players only. Rehearsal in Bloomsburg, PA area (we do not â&#x20AC;&#x153;practiceâ&#x20AC;? - you do that at home) Listen at www.jonahwhale.com Michael 570-3891045 anytime. WANTED: Mature male rhythm guitarist/vocals seeking mature female guitarist or keys (vocals a plus) for practice sessions and possibly forming duo. Altoona area 814-626-0359. WANTED: Classic, modern rock band looking of permanent, good solid drummer with experience. Must be Open-Minded, have availabil-

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ity, equipment and transportation. Reading, Berks County area. 610-451-3824. WANTED: Need experienced 5-string bass, keys and violin players for concert shows. Music is hard to progressive rock. BarkerWoofBand.com forsburg@reagan.com WANTED: All-female Motley Crue tribute needs kickass Vince (vocals) and Tommy (drums). MUST be willing to travel. Serious inquiries only, please. Call Sharon 717465-8119 or email djsharon@ comcast.net. WANTED: Experienced Guitarist and Drummer for original heavy rock project. I am in the Chambersburg area.Contact: adamonbass01@gmail. com 717-300-0148. WANTED:Drummer for Hbg DUHD EDVHG 0LVĂ&#x20AC;WV 7ULEXWH band.We have practice location and Pa,and connections. Please contact Mike:717-5422998 or Ed:717-847-6972 for an audition. WANTED: Country Band in Schuylkill County is seeking a lead singer. We play classic / current country and classic rock. We have full PA, lights and weekend bookings. Call: 570-449-8583. WANTED: Experienced Guitarist and Drummer for original heavy rock project. I am in the Chambersburg area. Contact: adamonbass01@ gmail.com

or trio, playing covers and originals. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to travel? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call. Emigsville area. Any age/gender. Bill, 717-764-5163. WANTED: Male or female friends! Play by ear or music: Accordion Concertina, ukulele or any instruments. English, Spanish, Portuguese, call from anywhere in PA. Call Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cell at 610-6208833. WANTED: Female rhythm guitarist/vocalist seeking male musicians for original shock rock band centering on hard rock/punk. Ages 17-25. Must be career minded, dedicated, and able to sing and ZULWH PXVLF ,QĂ XHQFHV LQclude Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Green Day and Kiss. Located in Snyder County, but can travel. Can switch to bass if needed. Text Adrienne: 570765-1271 or email adrienneelectrocution@gmail.com WANTED: Steady, on time solid drummer for hard/ modern rock cover band. Selinsgrove area. Call 570-4127614. WANTED: Guitarist, vocalist to form duo with keyboard player for working situation. Looking for seasoned all style player, Danville area. Please call 570-594-5627. WANTED: Bassist needed for Country Rock: must be team player, gigs already booked. Ready to record full length

CD. Matt, 717-773-3773.

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WANTED: Seeking like minded musicians. Original metal project. Male/female, dedication and image conscious. Sabbath, Type O, PanWHUD 'HYLOGULYHU LQĂ XHQFHV Call 717-770-9621.

WANTED: MUSICIANS male or female friends. Play by ear or music: Accordion, Concertina, Ukulele or any instruments. English, Spanish, Portuguese. Call from anywhere in PA. Mike, cell 610-620-8833.

WANTED: Singer/front person for Shamokin area classic rock band. Full rehearsal space & PA. Email: rtj4875@ yahoo.com

WANTED: Musicians. Guitarist/vocalist seeking musi-

cians for original blues rock project. ALL MUST SING. No drugs. No drama. Dedication a must. Wilkes-Barre area. Contact John: 570-2873954. WANTED: Lead vocalist York County. The Happenstance Band is seeking a lead vocalist to bring classic rock and pop music continually to the local and tri-state areas.

WANTED: Musicians, mostly original metal band looking for musicians. Male/female LQĂ XHQFHV 0RUELG $QJHO Deicide, Slayer and older Metallica and Testament. Call 717-770-9621. WANTED: New metal guitar VW\OLQJ RI ´(OHFWULĂ&#x20AC;HG 6WHHOÂľ is looking for female with looks. Complete studios with all art, music video. Send HPDLO WR WKHHOHFWULĂ&#x20AC;HGVWHHO# gmail.com WANTED: Experienced pianist for swing band established 1983. Able to play big band charts, chords, and solos. Piano provided. Contact 610-509-2520. WANTED: Lead singer. We do covers and originals. We have been together off and on since 1990. We do a mixture of 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s metal and 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rock. We have dates, lights, and PA. From the York and Lancaster area. All we need is you! If interested, contact or text Brian

WANTED: A working oldies band with an agent needs Lead Guitar Player and Drummer for a 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elvis show and 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover band. Call Randy 570-898-6888. WANTED: Experienced guitarists/vocalists to form duo

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WANTED: Lancaster band seeking lead guitarist/vocalist and keyboardist. 70’s rock to today. Age 35+. Mature and rehearsal dedicated. Contact Genie at 717-682-4987. WANTED: Extended range guitarist, bassist, singer, djent, progressive. Call/text Bobby 570-590-7991. WANTED: Musicians for an

all in one cover, tribute, original band in Norristown, PA. Call Danny: 610-290-3492 or email: reditude2005@yahoo. com

MUSICIANS AVAILABLE AVAILABLE: Lancaster Area 37 yr old Country, Rock and Blues rhythm guitarist/singer/ songwriter looking for musicians to collaborate with for live shows and recording. Will Travel. 717-639-7733

AVAILABLE: Seasoned Batterie player looking for a Creative Performance Environment. I prefer players who are very comfortable on their instruments at a high standard level 610-775-1019. AVAILABLE: Lead/rhythm guitarist to start or join rock, hard rock, metal cover or tribute band. Reside in Altoona area, but willing to travel. Ask for Jason, 814-942-3762. AVAILABLE: 24 y.o guitarist seeking professional and dedicated band. Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative prefered. I play on 6 and 8 string guitars. Available immediately. 717770-9250 AVAILABLE: Versatile Vocalist looking for working or near working, cover original, rock/hard rock project. Serious inquires only. call 717916-4247. AVAILABLE: Drummer. Can sing lead or harmony. Into

Jazz, Blues, R&B, old and new Country. Call Gary at 410-802-9737. AVAILABLE: Got a place to rehearse, can we get reasonable volume, weekends, guitarist, 53, Harrisburg area. Very good with covers 70’s, 80’s, my window of opportunity unfolds. 717-303-4211. AVAILABLE: Bassist with 25 years experience and pro gear. Southern and hard rock preferred. Part time. No drugs. No drama. Harrisburg area. bassistintheburg@gmail.com AVAILABLE: Electric bassist seeks band into Jazz Fusion standards. Funk Free Jazz. Willing to form band or join established band. Are you out there??? Call 570-454-1917. AVAILABLE: Guitar player looking for another guitarist to jam, record, etc. State College area. Call Justice 410353-3425. AVAILABLE: Lead singer from Shamokin looking for classic rock/newer rock band. No egos, please. Have many years experience. Contact: lookin2sing@yahoo.com AVAILABLE: Bass player with 20 years experience and pro gear. Modern rock, hard rock preferred. No country. Covers or originals. Willing to travel. Call 570-412-7614. Williamsport area. AVAILABLE: Multi-Instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin, lapslide, banjo, bass, dobro, vocals, into mellow country, blues? Do covers but prefer originals. Harrisburg, Perry County. 717-215-2730. AVAILABLE: Established songwriter looking to get busy again. I’m looking for a songwriting/music communi-

ty to be part of again; I have three songs in the new Sean Modica movie “All In Time,” and a couple tunes in catalog at Pumpaudio. If you’d like to collaborate on songs for your next project, drop me a line at: m_naydock@yahoo.com AVAILABLE: Former drummer of Anhedonia, Suffer Channel, Divine Misery and current drummer for “A Tribute to Thrash Metal” seeks second band opportunity. I have lots of extra time and want to play my drums more often than I do. Harrisburg area. Victor, 717-903-3155. AVAILABLE: Mature guy (retired), experienced acoustic bass player looking for tradition bluegrass, classic country or gospel band. Call 717-273-2833. AVAILABLE: Guitar player, some keyboards, strong vocals, top equipment available in Lehigh Valley/Pocono area. Can travel. Original classic rock. I have rehearsal space. Experienced. Call 610-5881640. AVAILABLE: Bass player, 30 years experience, looking for band or acoustic act that’s performing classic, modern rock variety. Have good strong vocals, equipment, transportation. Reading area. Call 610451-3824. AVAILABLE: Rhythm guitar into the Stones, Stooges, NY Dolls and The Clash. Looking to start mostly original band. Contact: 717-576-7082. AVAILABLE: Classic rock, lead vocalist in Northumberland County, many years of stage experience. I have live video available, contact: frontman_classic_rock@yahoo.com

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