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Across continued... families of heroic Americans who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. The scholarships help support private education tuition, tutoring and educational summer camps for children K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and children. So if you enjoy golf and want to help the families of our fallen heroes stop in for an application or you can go to Pine Meadows Golf Center website for one and mail it to The Eagle. Mike is also hosting some great entertainment this month including Jozef, Lindsey Erin, Myceanea Worley and Asking?Andy. Plus the ususal DJ Entertainment all month long with DJ Chris and DJ Mike. Last month they had a few more beneifts to help raise funds for Randy Robertson and since Rachel and I were out of town Meredith Kaminek went and took pics for us. You can see pics from the Fed Live benefit on page 25 and more will be posted on the website. Randy still has to go through chemo and radiation so if you want to help out the Go Fund page is still active. Jack Russell’s Great White is coming to Tubby’s on firday July 17th. It is guaranteed to be aa full metal show with Leadfoot and Steel opening the show getting everyone ready to rock out with Jack Russell and crew. It’s interesting to me how music and musicians continue to perform no matter how old they get and as they do grow older, they still continue to learn and make the music coming from their various instruments sound even more amazing and wondrous. I watch Whitey and he is 74 and is still giving lessons and still stroking his ukulelee and learning new music all the time. We watched the Glen Campbell special and watched as he went on his final tour. Even though it was a challenge when Glen was on stage the music just flowed. It was sad to watch as alseimers took eventual
control but at least the music slowed it down and he created great memories for his family and fans. Thank you to all the musicians, promoters, club owners and people behind the scenes who bring great music to our ears. I’m very thankful to internet radio and the opportunity to listen to quality Christian worship music all day long while I tip type away and gather all the musical information I can to share with you. I also appreciate all of you who help get the PA Musician Magazine out every month, month after month. Some of you who help distribute I have never met. We are having a PA Musician Staff Picnic on Sunday, August 16th at the Millerstown Recreation Center. We will be meeting at the far pavillion by the small creek flowing into the Juniata. The Backyard Rockers will be performing and hosting the Open Mic and hopefully we will be entertained by David Greene and various other musicians. Bring a covered dish or chips, instruments, or just yourself. Swimming in the pool for $2.50 and floating on the Juniata River is
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OUT & ABOUT by RACHEL ROCKS! Someone please help me slow down Summer, it is flying by way too fast. I’ve really been procrastinating writing this article, because I have to admit that July is just around the corner. We had an amazing June with a week long vacation to the Outer Banks. It was a much needed break for our whole family. It’s so hard to leave when you’re self-employed because if you’re not there the work doesn’t get done, but this is the second year I’ve convinced Mom to close the office and escape for a whole week! Now we are all back to the grind. I feel like I missed a whole month of music but I managed to squeeze quite a bit into the 2 weekends of the month I was home.
My first stop, back at the end of May, was Runaway Train at Double K. It was a very pleasant surprise to see Mike Nesmith strumming away on the guitar and singing in Runaway Train. Mike played in the band, Black Mountain Jack. Losing a great friend and band mate like Don is not easy, but the music must continue to live on. Runaway Train plays all of your favorite classic country songs, and they even throw in a few newer country songs. They do a great job mixing up their lead vocals, adding in even more variety to their set, they also do a great job with harmonies. To help add in a little more honky tonk, one of their guitar players plays a lap steel guitar. That’s an instrument you don’t see too often, but I love it’s sound! Runaway Train is definitely on the run with their calendar filling up quickly. Give them a call today to get them booked for your private party or event. Next up I saw Banished for Life also at the Double
K. When my days are busy and hectic and yet I want to go out and support a band, chances are I’m going to head to Double K. It’s nice to have a venue only five minutes from the house, some nights I don’t get started til midnight and if I would try and go anywhere else, by the time I get there the music would be over. So, on this hectic day, the lucky band was Banished for Life. I was excited when I saw these guys on the schedule because they always put on a great show, and this night was no different! The cool part about these guys is they’ve been playing together since they were boys in the 70s, it’s like they are one person. They are so in tune with each other and they are all just having a blast on stage. They play a lot of the classic rock songs that are a little obscure that not a lot of people play, but yet you’ve heard of. It’s hard to explain, but one thing for sure if you enjoy watching great musicians rock out and have a good time, then Banished for Life is for you! The following weekend was my last weekend to go out and with only seeing two bands so far for the month, I knew I was going to be busy. The first band I popped in to see was Jughead at Double K. Jughead is on our cover this month, so if you want to read all about them check out the cover feature. I have to admit, even after interviewing them I was pleasantly surprised by their show. They are an alternative rock band that definitely brings the party back to the stage. No offense to a lot of bands that I support, but no one is bringing it to the stage like these guys. It was extremely refreshing to see. I honestly felt like I stepped back in time, but yet they were playing a lot of the more modern rock songs too. Mike’s voice is like no other in the notes he can hit and the songs he can play. As the sole singer of the group that is a lot of hard work, but he seems to pull it off effortlessly. He’s backed up by 4 top notch musicians that can keep the music coming all night long. It was great to see the dance floor packed for a new band at Double K. They definitely got two big thumbs up from all the staff too and are returning in August. I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of these guys in the area, and when you see the name Jughead come on the marquee at a bar near you, stop in and have a listen, you won’t be disappointed. Check out the cover story and their ad for all the info and get these guys booked at your venue or private party now! Next I zoomed up to Tubby’s for The Ryan Alan Band. I was glad I finally got a chance to catch these guys live and in action. They stopped by and played on our Acoustic Stage at the MMC, but seeing them live is a whole other experience. This was a big night for them because they were celebrating the release of their new single, “(To You) I Raise My Glass”. This song is continued on page 1 1 ...
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OUT & ABOUT continued.... dedicated to not only our service men and women in the armed forces, but to all service men and women in all departments, police, fire, EMTs, etc.. It is an amazing song dedicated to an even more amazing group of people. It’s definitely a song that hits the hearts and minds of anyone that listens to it. Later in the night they also played another original for the first time, “Fireball” and while they played they bought a round of Fireball Shots for everyone, you just had to go up to the bar and get it! I’m sure that made a lot of people happy! The Ryan Alan Band definitely had Tubby’s rockin’ and having a good time. Check out The Ryan Alan Band’s ad in this issue and get out there and enjoy some amazing country music! The next night I headed up to Tubby’s again for Voodoo’s last show. It was a full night of Rock with three great opening bands, Frayed Nott, Bad Mr. Kitty, and Dirt Cheap. By the time I got there I unfortunately missed two out of the three, but Dirt Cheap was lighting up the stage and Tubby’s was absolutely packed! I had to park half way down the road, so I knew right away it was going to be an amazing night for Voodoo’s last show. Dirt Cheap is a classic rock band from York. The night was definitely in full effect when these guys were on the stage. The dance floor was already packed and everyone was rockin’ out and having a great time. These guys have been hitting area stages since 2013 and they definitely know what they are doing. They do play originals and they have a CD, but they were actually sold out of all of their CDs. They also had merch and there were quite a few Dirt Cheap shirts in the crowd. Dirt Cheap was a great choice to help get this party started. When Voodoo took the stage the room just caught on fire! Not literally, but emotionally. The guys just kicked it off hard and fast from the beginning and it was amazing all night long! Joel said it best when he said, “this night perfectly describes the word “bittersweet”, you never want to see a great band end, but if you’re going to end, it might as well be with one he** of a party!” I’m really hoping for some Voodoo Reunion shows down the line, because these guys will be brothers for life. Sometimes life just gets in the way with kids, jobs, etc. It’s important to be able to recognize that and these guys did. I can’t imagine how hard this decision was for them, but I’m glad to see they are all still friends. I’m so glad I made it out for their final hoorah, and one heck of a party. Congrats guys on a great run! People will be talking about Voodoo for many years to come. The final band of the month was Steel. It was Chris’s birthday, so I HAD to stop in and wish him a Happy Birthday. The “family” was all there at Double K, helping Chris celebrate, dancing and having a great time. It was awesome to see a whole group of young guys that were obviously Steel newbies being absolutely amazed by Aaron’s amazing guitar licks, Dave’s sick bass lines, Chris’s insane vocals, and Trevis’s thunderous drums, at the end of the night they were yelling for more! Steel rocked the night away as usual and everyone truly had a great time. It’s always fun and an honor being there at the end of their set for Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” it’s always a great ending that gets the crowd pumped and ready for their next Steel show. Check out their schedule in this issue and get out there and rock and head bang with this great band. Well that’s all for this month. Short and sweet and to the point. I must hurry and get dressed for my day job. I hope you all have a fabulous month and get out there and Support Live Music!!!! Have a very happy and safe 4th of July. Any questions or comments hit me up at ... continued on page 1 2 ...
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Greetings Rockers ‘N’ Rollers! Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons returned to Central PA on June 13th for a By Eric Hoffman phenomenal show at Harrisburg’s Abbey Bar. Joseph, gives amazing passion in his performance and is known for his songwriting and the depth of his creative, cathartic lyrics. Joseph originally formed the rock/reggae band Little Women in early 1982, and would play Harrisburg’s Metron and Lancaster’s Chameleon. Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons will continue to tour throughout 2015 with West Coast dates. The following day Lancaster’s Chameleon had a very good triple bill. Local rock band Anthrophobia has returned from retirement playing selected shows. Great job by Frank Phobia, Eric Bess, Brent Black and Dickie Delp. Los Angeles based Aeges played second, frontman Kemble Walters recently toured with Brett Scallions on his acoustic tour. And the headliner was grunge duo Local H. Founded in 1987 by singer/guitarist Scott Lucas, the band has gone through several drummers. Widely known for their radio hit, “Bound for the Floor,” Local H give a tremendous energetic show. The highlight of the month was Rolling Stones seeing the legendary Rolling Stones! Considered one of the greatest bands in the history of music, The Stones brought their “Zip Code” North American Tour to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field on June 20th. A long catwalk extending from the stage allowed Mick Jagger to dance, run and skip in the center of the crowd. A one point Jagger asked the crowd, “Anyone here from Harrisburg? I remember playing there.” Songs in the high-energy set included “Honky-Tonk Women,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Gimme Shelter” and “Sympathy for the Devil.” A choir from Penn State University, joined the band onstage for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The Rolling Stones always give an historic memorable concert. NATIONALS NEWS: The Replacements have called it quits. Frontman Paul Westerberg made the announcement on June 5th during the group’s set in Portugal. The band went out in style, with Westerberg smashing his guitar. Westerberg and original bassist Tommy Stinson returned to the stage in 2013 for a handful of appearances – marking their first performances since 1991. This past April The Replacements launched a tour called “Back By Unpopular Demand.” Westerberg called Jerry Joseph out his bandmates on the final show as “lazy bastards to the end” for hanging out at their hotel rather than showing up to the soundcheck. Nickelback has canceled all remaining 2015 North American dates and revealed that frontman Chad Kroeger has been diagnosed with an “operable cyst on his voice box.” Kroeger will undergo vocal cord surgery and his medical team “anticipates a full recovery.” Nickelback was supposed to play Hersheypark Stadium on August 8th. The Canadian rockers plan to return to North America in 2016. Motörhead unveils the routing for its first U.S. excursion of the year – an August/September run that begins a week ahead of the release of its upcoming studio
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Nationals continued... album. The tour features special guests Saxon and Anthrax on select dates. The English rock band is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a world tour that’s currently making its way through Europe. ‘Bad Magic’, marking Motörhead’s 22nd studio album, is due out August 28th. Motörhead plays Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre on September 22nd. Police say as many as 300 people were kicked out of country music stars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean’s concert at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin on June 20th. Green Bay Captain Paul Ebel, says he couldn’t recall handling an event so busy for police at the stadium. Concert goers were ejected mostly for fighting, harassment and extreme intoxication. Police said 25 people were arrested at the concert, which drew roughly 53,000 people. Chris Cornell has lots of tour dates to go with the release of his upcoming solo album, “Higher Truth.” The Soundgarden frontman’s acoustic journey begins in Los Angeles in September and includes a stop at York’s Strand-Capitol Performance Arts Center on October 24th. “Higher Truth” lands in stores September 18th and is produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young). Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager, died May 27th in a Los Angeles hotel just hours after the band wrapped the first show of a five-night stand at the Forum. “We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in. He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable,” said U2 frontman Bono. Sheehan worked with the band for more than 30 years. The veteran tour manager also reportedly logged time with Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith. Foo Fighters have cancelled all remaining dates in Europe, including its appearance at Glastonbury, after the band’s frontman Dave Grohl fell off the stage during a concert in Sweden and broke a leg. “I think I just broke my leg. I think I really broke my leg,” he told the crowd, lying on his back in front of the stage. The rest of the band resumed playing as Grohl was taken away for medical attention. But he was later carried back on stage on a stretcher with his right foot bandaged and continued the concert sitting down or supporting himself on crutches. The former Nirvana drummer dislocated his ankle and snapped his fibula “like an old pair of take out chopsticks.” Foo Fighters are due back on the road July 4th in Washington, D.C., for the first stop on the band’s North American tour. Julian Casasblancas + The Voidz have announced a brief fall tour titled “The Immaculate Powerlords Tour.” The outing takes place following The Strokes’ June 18th appearance at London’s Hyde Park. Casablancas is continuing to supporting his first studio album with The Voidz, 2014’s “Tyranny”. Dates include: Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer and Oct. 22 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club. UPCOMING SHOWS: Los Straightjackets Harrisburg Abbey July 1. Rusted Root Harrisburg Tom Sawyers July 2. Fall Out Boy / Wiz Khalifa Hershey Giant Center July 3. Kix Gettysburg Moose Park July 11. War On Drugs Philadelphia Festival Pier July 12. U2 NYC Madison Square Garden July 22. Tom Keifer (Cinderella) Lycoming County Fair July 24. Peter Frampton / Cheap Trick Bethlehem Sands Casino July 28. Band Of Horses Philadelphia Union Transfer July 28. Brandon Flowers (The Killers) Philadelphia Electric Factory July 30. www.facebook.com/Eric S. Hoffman
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“Simple, sweet and to the point, Jughead Rocks!”
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Simple, sweet and to the point, Jughead Rocks! I’ve seen a lot of bands in the past 9 years. Some are really great, some aren’t quite my style, and some just nail it on the head with stage presence, song choice, presentation, etc., and that is Jughead. I had to ask myself where did these guys come from? Jughead started back in 2010 as an alternative, modern rock band. They’ve undergone some member changes, but they finally have a great, solid line-up again and they are hitting the area stages as hard as they possibly can. The original members, lead singer, Mike Bonilla, Mark Winieski on guitar, and Brad Fisher on bass, have all known each other since their young school days. They’ve played in lots of bands together, but once Mike gave himself a birthday gift and got some vocal lessons from the master, Steve Whiteman, he decided it was time to get serious. After throwing around thousands of names, Brad looked at Mike and called him by his old school yard name, “Jughead”, and the name just stuck. They all said, “that’s it!” (If you can remember back to the days of the Archie comic, and you look closely at Mike, he does look a lot like “Jughead” himself.) They were playing pretty steadily, but in 2014 they took some time to regroup and found their final two members, Damian Fanella, on bass, who works with Brad, and Steve Hallock on drums, who responded to a Craigslist ad, and now they are ready to rock! Jughead is NOT a quiet, background dinner band. You can’t ignore them! They are Rock straight from the start. Their energy and their sound is like no other. It’s not that it’s overbearingly loud, it’s just when you have five guys on one stage, it tends to be a little noisy. Mike doesn’t hold back on vocals, he sings his heart out, and there is no doubt that you are going to hear every note. They play a lot of everyone’s favorite alternate rock songs from great bands like U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons, Collective Soul, etc. A quirky song they do their own special way is “Love Me Dead” by Ludo. If you’ve never heard it you can check it out on their Reverbnation.com/jugheadband or Facebook.com/jugheadrocks pages, they have some recorded songs and also some videos so you can see what you’ve been missing! Thanks to their newest and youngest member, Damian you can now follow JugHeadBand on Twitter and Instagram too. They are all thrilled to be in a cover band and realize that a cover band is where it’s at for them! They just love coming up with new songs to learn and perform that makes people get up, get sweaty, dance, and have a good time! They work hard at making sure everyone knows the song, or at least enjoys hearing the song. They are constantly changing their set list, deleting songs and adding new ones. Every crowd is different and they try to be as flexible as possible to keep everyone happy and entertained. When I saw Jughead at Double K, I was honestly surprised by how good these guys are! All the staff and regular Double K crowd I talked to gave these guys a huge thumbs up. I know Mike has been calling clubs all the time trying to
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Susquehanna Valley NEWS By Jeff Kreitz Jr. Hello music lovers. July is here and summer is in full swing! On to the news: LT’s Tavern in Milton presents their 1st Annual Freedom Fest July 2nd through the 5th with over 30 bands including Red Halo, Eric Val, Ascention and Audio Box. Look up LT’s on Facebook for more info. Hybrid Ice returns to our area this month with their annual stop in Lock Haven for their Floating Stage Concert Series on the 26th. Great live acoustic music returns to the Fero Winery in Lewisburg this month with Prairie Dogma on the 24th. The Annual WZXR “Set The Night To Music” takes over downtown Williamsport this month on the 4th, bands start at 3pm and run all night including Strawbridge Road, Noise Pollution, Flu Shots, Unncutt and a special appearance
by Lumpy Gravy. The Annual Witch Fest takes place this month at The Mill Tavern in Montoursville on the 25th with the mighty White Witch, Mallory Scoppa, Beyond The Broken Sky, Ascention and The Hidden Agendas. In some related news White Witch vocalist Jeff Pittinger is set to release his latest project this month, “Pennsylvania Pipeline Music TV”. Check it out online or Facebook for all the details. Singer/songwriter Jack Pyers is set to release his new album entitled “No Road Back’’ this summer and will stop by the Fero Winery in Lewisburg on the 10th and will return to The Front Street Station in Northumberland on the 25th. Cinderella’s Tom Keifer is out touring for his solo album and will make a stop in our area this month at The Lycoming County Fair in Hughesville on the 24th with special guests Kip Winger and Aftermath. Lock Haven rockers Unncutt are currently seeking a new lead guitarist. That’s it for this month, short and sweet! Please send any news, notes or info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Facebook. As always get out and support live music as well as the Pennsylvania Musician Magazine!!
SANE ADVICE By John Kerecz
What do you want from your art, you should understand what you want to get out of creating and performing your music – you should know exactly what you want. We all have times in our careers when we are totally clueless and do not know where to begin. If you are in the dark about what you want from your music, perhaps these 7 pieces of advice might help: 1. Don’t quit your day job! You need money coming in while you’re figuring all of this out. If you don’t have a day job, go get one. 2. Spend more time in the studio. If you have an inkling that the life of a professional might be for you, you’d better be in the studio consistently. You must be making music. 3. Take classes. You are never too good that you cannot learn from someone else. 4. Talk to other musicians, ask them about their highs and lows, and how they make a living. 5. Read musician biographies and non-fiction. Pay attention to the musician’s paths. 6. Watch Musician documentaries to be inspired. 7. Search your soul. Are you prepared for rejection? Are you okay with failing a lot before you succeed? Do you have the emotional support you need? Are you ready to work your butt off?
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“LIVE REVIEWS” By Jim Price A recurring quip I frequently hear from longtime musicians is that they are going to slow down their activities as they get older, only to find that they get busier and busier. I can relate to that. Every year I think I’m going to take it easier and step back a little bit from this thing that I do, only to find that I’m seeing more shows and logging more miles on the road than ever. This time of the year always proves that trend. Just since the last article, I have journeyed to Gettysburg, Boalsburg, southern Bedford County, State College, Johnstown and the “Pennsylvania Wilds” north of Renovo in pursuit of live music and fun times! One of those road trips was for the Krankin’ for the King benefit concert at Gettysburg’s Moose Park on Memorial Day weekend, raising funds to help out cancer warrior (and former proprietor of Triple R Guitar in Lemoyne) Randy Robertson. The weather was great, as was attendance, as more than 1,700 people came to enjoy the music, show their support and raise more than $22,000! I was able to see most of the bands on the bill, arriving during Single Barrel’s set. Singer/guitarist Chris DellaPorta and drummer/singer Bob Morris did double-duty this day, performing with Smokin’ Gunnz later; joining them here were guitarist Clint Lyons and bassist Ron Emanuel. Single Barrel entertained with bluesy and country-flavored rock, ending their set with the Black Crowes’ “Twice as Hard” and fusing together Blackberry Smoke’s “Ain’t Much Left of Me” with Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.” Playing one of their final shows, Voodoo then celebrated all things Godsmack, doing many of that group’s favorites including “Awake,” “Bad Religion,” “1,000 Horsepower,” “I Stand Alone,” “Whatever” and “Voodoo,” which they sent out to show beneficiary Randy, who was in the audience after being released from the hospital just days before. Singer Joel Turnbaugh, guitarist Steve Junkins, bassist Jay Acri and drummer Lonnie Eckert also did select numbers from Johnny Cash and Drowning Pool. Next was Ebenezer Screw, cranking out 1970’s/80’sera rock and metal. Singer Mike Carico, guitarists Matt Mumma and Larry Withers, bassist Bob Keiser and drummer John O’Connor thundered out numbers from Judas Priest, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Scorpions, White Zombie, Iron Maiden, Metallica and more - and brought me to full attention when they teased a riff from Riot’s “Hard Lovin’ Man!” Smokin Gunnz then delivered southern-fried rock with an emphasis on Lynyrd Skynyrd, doing Skynyrd favorites like “Red White and Blue,” “Saturday Night Special,” “Gimme Three Steps” and “Call Me the Breeze.” Chris DellaPorta, Bob Morris, bassist Rick Marko and guitarist Mike Brady did other southern rock gems from Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet, plus numbers from Aerosmith, Pat Travers and a set-capping edition of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” Next was my first look at Pantera tribute Penntera, who brought the heavy artillery with their all-out blitz of everything Pantera. These guys were intense; singer Johnny Thompson captured the aggression and ferocity of Phil Anselmo’s voice, flanked by terse tandem of guitarist Hawk Davidson, bassist Dave Garry and drummer Space. Penntera sent the stagefront crowd into a head-thrashing fury (especially my PA Musician cohort Rachel Rocks, I never knew she could headbang like that!) as they slammed Pantera classics like “5 Minutes Alone,” “Cowboys from Hell,” “I’m Broken,” “Floods,” “Cemetary Gates” and - for the finale continued on page 2 0 ...
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The P rofe ssor continued... “Walk.” A brief but pleasant interruption to Penntera’s metal maelstrom occurred when a marriage proposal took place on the stage! Before classic rock/metal purveyors Steel closed out the event, Randy Robertson provided inspiration and hope when he stepped up to the microphone to update the audience on his cancer battle and to thank everybody for the solidarity and support. Steel - whose guitarist, Aaron Zimmerman, was one of the main organizers of this event - rocked the show homeward with high-powered classics from Metallica, Rush, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Dio, Judas Priest and more. Singer Chris Redding again demonstrated his strong, high-soaring voice, especially on versions of Heart’s “Barracuda,” Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills” and “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” with Aaron searing off precision guitar leads and the rhythm battery of bassist Dave Magaro and drummer Trevis Becker driving Steel’s attack. Hats off to Aaron, wife Joanie and the organizers for putting this great event together - it was great to see folks come from far and wide in a display of community and support for Randy. And for Randy here’s my hope for a speedy and complete recovery! I then spent the following day, Memorial Day, in one of the places where the holiday is believed to have started, Boalsburg. Live music happened at several settings around town; I took in part of OverheaD’s
performance outside Boal Mansion. The roster of multiinstrumentalists Kevin Fagley, Eileen Christman, Wendy Hanson, Tom Mallouk and Rick Plut mixed up classic rock hits and favorites from the 1960s through 1990s, spanning numbers from the Beatles, Van Morrison, John Mellencamp, Stray Cats, Green Day and more; and mixed in a few original songs as well. During the set’s homestretch of their second set, Eileen provided some highlights by showcasing her violin talents on versions of Van Morrison’s “Moondance” and Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” before taking her violin to the lawn in front of the stage for the finale version of John Mellencamp’s “Cherry Bomb.” Following OverheaD’s set, I ventured down the street to take in the Boalsburg Village Conservancy’s 151st annual Memorial Day Service, which featured patriotic salutes, guest speakers, and musical accompaniment by John “JT” Thompson on keyboard and Tracey Moriarty on bagpipes. The second annual May Daze festival took place in late May at the Wills Mountain festival venue south of Bedford. As I arrived, Sally Starflower was leading a drum circle prior to the next on stage act, Johnstown’s The Crew of the Half Moon. A duo when I first saw them in 2013, they are now a trio featuring multiinstrumentalists/singers Dan and Kate, plus new drummer Claire. Their sound is still centered in indieflavored folk rock, but Claire’s addition enables them to incorporate a beat, extra edges and nuances. The Crew
of the Half Moon introduced several new original songs from their upcoming second CD “Blanket Fort Radio”, mixed with older originals and select covers from Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles and Cranberries. Next was spoken word art courtesy of Kim Mc Elhatten, who recited three of her written works, including her edgy ode to late-year frustrations in the teaching profession, “We’re Tired.” Rich Edmundson then made one of several appearances between bands, strumming and belting out a blend of original songs and his distinctive takes on select covers. Cumberland, Maryland’s Gina Powell & the Enablers then introduced their fresh-sounding brand of pop and retro-flavored rock’n’roll. Their sound largely rooted in the traditions of early rock’n’roll and Motown, namesake Gina on vocals, guitar and keys, Derek Shank on lead guitar and keys, and Gibb Cochrum on bass and percussion displayed excellent vocals and harmonies on original songs plus numbers from the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, The Shins, The Zombies and more. The May Daze host band, Matt Otis and the Sound, then took the stage. Musicianship, melodies and namesake Matt’s often philosophical lyrics all stood out as he, bassist/violinst Johnny Bayush, keyboardist Sean Cogan and drummer Charlie McClanahan performed an assortment of original songs plus select covers from Proclaimers, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Rusted Root, Patti Smith and more. Along the way, Matt and the Sound triggered dancing, hula-hooping and even fire twirling near the stage. Arriving rainfall didn’t dampen the spirits of the event’s final band, Mixing Numbers with Sounds, who generated a groove-fest that triggered dancing by fans in front of and alongside the band on stage. Guitarist/singer Tanner Means, bassist/singer Emmanuel Wright, keyboardist Evan Neva and drummer Anthony Diflavis mixed jamming original compositions such as “Haste,” “Changing Winds” and “Livin’ It Up” with funky treatments of tunes from Santana, ZZ Top, Grateful Dead and more; demonstrating excellent chops and riding many of their songs to intense jam free-for-alls. Despite the late rain, May Daze was an enjoyable event. Altoona’s Railroaders Museum launched their 2015 Alive at Five Summer Concert Series early last month with the Rockin’ for Little Hearts benefit, as the Bret Michaels Band and Hair Force One rocked to raise funds and awareness for the Heart Institute of UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Hair Force One launched the evening with their celebration of ‘80s hair band decadence sans Poison (whose music would be addressed later on). Singer Victor Synn, guitarists Michael J. Cox and Milo Nuttz, bassist Iva Biggin and drummer Hugh G. Rection fired off hair-rocking favorites from Scorpions, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Kiss, Kix, Firehouse, Guns N’Roses, Motley Crue and more. A special highlight occurred at the middle of their set, as representatives and doctors from the Heart Institute, several recent child patients and their families took the stage to thank everyone for the support - with the children each holding up letter placards spelling out “THANK YOU.” Bret Michaels and his band knew what the Railroaders Museum crowd wanted, and served up a high-energy party of Poison favorites. An ecstatic Bret immediately took control of the party and fired the crowd up, leading them on recitals of Poison favorites like “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Look What the Cat Dragged In,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Something to Believe In,” “Unskinny Bop,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Fallen Angel” and more. Bret and band also did “Girls on Bars,” the first single from his newly-released solo CD “True Grit”, as well as versions of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Sublime’s continued on page 2 1 ...
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The P rofe ssor continued... “What I Got” (which also appear on the album). In between songs, Bret frequently acknowledged the Heart Institute and reflected on his own history with diabetes. At show’s end, the crowd eagerly yelled for an encore, and Bret and his band responded with one more Poison hit, “Nothin’ But a Good Time.” Downtown State College hosted the annual Summer’s Best Music Fest last month, presenting live music and activities on five different stages throughout the downtown area. I arrived during the performance of Cell 15 on the Heister Street Stage. A progressive rock project featuring Hybrid Ice’s Bob Richardson and drummer Kevin Thomas. Cell 15 performed elaborate, detailed original songs from their first CD, “Chapter One”. Bob shared insight on the compositions, and his keyboard and electronic array provided the full spectrum of sound, including guitar tones and more, suggesting a modern throwback to the early ‘70s era of Emerson Lake & Palmer and Triumvirat. Some of the songs included “Long Way Down,” “The Messenger,” and an update of the epic “Faith Without Works,” which first appeared on Hybrid Ice’s 2009 “Mind’s Eye” CD. I then caught the tail end of jazz group the Ectorplasm Quintet’s performance on the Calder Way Stage and part of The Boomers rock’n’roll party at the Locust Lane Stage, before witnessing my first full set from singer/songwriter Eric Ian Farmer back at the Calder stage. Joined by guitarist Eric Burkhart and The Strayers’ Denise Strayer on accordion and Josh Troup on drums, Eric showcased his brand of moving, thought-provoking, emotional music. Blending elements of folk, pop, soul and rock, Eric sang original songs themed around the human condition and making the world a better place, incorporating references to currentday news headlines. Along the way, he also applied his
The Bret Michael’s Band distinctive style to a Strayers number, “Remind Me I’m Kind,” as well as versions of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Eric’s expressive voice and his musical cast lifted each song to a powerful peak that often prompted standing ovations plus an encore at set’s end; it was one of my favorite performances of the day. Back at Locust Lane, I then enjoyed the good-time musical party thrown by the JR Mangan Band with Olivia Jones. Olivia provided a happy and vibrant voice and presence up front as she sang out songs from Gladys Knight & the Pips, Dolly Parton, the Jackson 5, Carrie Underwood, Janis Joplin and more. State College music scene mainstay JR Mangan also sang and played acoustic guitar, Jason Ebersole sang and played bass, Mark Toci rocked lead guitar and John Lynch provided drumbeats on tunes from Matchbox 20, Keith Urban, Hall & Oates and more. I was able to overhear some of the performance by country star Jo Dee Messina on the Garner Lot stage (this performance required tickets, while the other
performances were free admission), before Jackie Brown and the Gill Street Band closed out the day at the Locust stage. This performance was special for its own reason, as singer/namesake Jackie disclosed to the audience that she is currently battling breast cancer, and was receiving chemo treatments in the days leading up to this performance. (She has since finished with those treatments and is recovering.) Jackie showed no signs of wear and tear, and sang with a fire and passion throughout the entire performance; leading the eightpiece Gill Street Band on horn rock, soul and R&B classics from Blood Sweat & Tears, Billie Holiday, Average White Band, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and more. The energy and fun escalated throughout the set, with the performance ending in a street party in front of the stage! Bluegrass fans are a tough breed, a fact I first discovered when I attended my first Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival several years ago. Then held on a farm near Loganton, torrential downpours deluged the continued on page 2 2 ...
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The P rofe ssor continued... festival area for much of the night before my arrival, turning the grounds into a sea of 4-6” mud. Still a novice to the bluegrass scene at that point, I was amazed with the dedication of bluegrass fans, who happily enjoyed their music in the midst of heavy downpours and even a midday thunderstorm! Despite the weather elements, that year cemented me as a fan of bluegrass music and Smoked Country Jam, and this event has become one of the most anticipated highlights of my summer. Last month’s Smoked Country Jam provided a bit of a throwback to that mudfest year, as rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill deluged Quiet Oaks Campground north of Renovo for much of the festival’s final day, Saturday. The rains did not dampen the spirits of the musicians or the many bluegrass fans, who not only endured but celebrated the rains, dancing barefoot in rain and mud puddles in front of the Quiet Oaks Stage during the Saturday evening finale performances of Cumberland, Maryland’s Grand Ole’ Ditch, Altoona’s Mama Corn, Winchester, Virginia’s Drymill Road, Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders and Morgantown, West Virginia festival headliner favorites The Hillbilly Gypsies. Part of the musical intrigue that makes Smoked Country Jam exciting every year is the wide and diverse smorgasbord of flavors that converge under the heading of “bluegrass.” This festival again contained it all, from the traditional, old-timey bluegrass and folk stylings of longtime festival favorites the Lockport Drifters and western PA/eastern Ohio newcomers Border Ride, to the progressive, experimental and cosmic “newgrass” innovations of the aforementioned Grand Ole’ Ditch, The HillBenders, Binghamton, NY’s Driftwood and Boston’s The Deadly Gentlemen. Each of these groups brought something different to the table. Seven members strong, Grand Ole’ Ditch fused bluegrass with effects pedals and applied distortion and reverb to original compositions that blended elements of traditional and newgrass sounds. The HillBenders crafted songs with unexpected side journeys, chord and tempo shifts; and also showcased the results of their bluegrass treatments of The Who’s classic Tommy album, doing “Whograss” numbers from their latest CD “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”. Driftwood merged traditional bluegrass elements with angular jazz elements, freeform arrangements and detailed musicianship to yield a compelling presentation. And The Deadly Gentlemen bent bluegrass conventions with playful, witty songcraft, bursts of spoken word and elements of roots and rock that resulted in an entertaining and attention-drawing performance. I witnessed numerous other highlights as well, including West Virginia foursome Bud’s Collective with their bright harmonies and stellar musicianship, Drymill Road’s mix of traditional and modern bluegrass flavors, plus performances from State College’s Grain, Pittsburgh-based Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, the Jersey Corn Pickers and Philadelphia’s Boulevard Express. In the annual Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest, Barbara Cassidy & Eric Chasalow of Massachusetts won top honors for their composition “Anna’s Song - Shohola, 1864.” Paul Young of Carbondale finished second with his song “Dunmore Nineteen Five,” and Tom Oswald of Mansfield won third with “The Good Life of Scott Nearing.” And on a personal note, I got to sit in on my first bluegrass jam, strumming ukulele as part of the “Beginners Bluegrass Jam” workshop. Again, proceeds from the Smoked Country Jam benefited the Lupus Foundation of PA. Indoors, area music collective and all-ages concert promotion AnEmergencyScene celebrated its 10-year continued on page 2 3 ...
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The P rofe ssor continued... Deadman, Foreigner, Poison, Def Leppard and more. Jeff displayed a consistent, high-flying voice throughout the night, and the band behind him was tight. They drew folks onto the dance floor early, and kept the floor busy through much of the night. Big Daddy Bangers are a solid and sturdy rock and roll band; watch for them on various Centre and Clearfield County stages. I also saw new Johnstown-based trio Van Waylon recently at Johnstown’s Ohio Street Lounge. Van Waylon features Bite the Bullet guitar man Sebastian Steele, singer/bassist Todd Harteis and drummer Ben Ressler. These guys did fine work on classics from James Gang, the Beatles, Badfinger, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Black Crowes, Free, Jimi Hendrix and more. Sebastian’s guitar wizardry was frequently in the spotlight, but Todd demonstrated some excellent voice as well, especially on Led Zeppelin numbers like “The Ocean” and “Rock and Roll.” Other bands and performers I saw recently included Project Blues Book at Altoona’s Family Pizza & Pub, Felix & the Hurricanes at Altoona’s Belmar Hotel, the new mach lineup of Matt Pletcher & the PDX at McGarvey’s, the heavy-hitting triple-bill of Darkness On The Radio, Black Sun and Wreathbearer at McGarvey’s, and open mic events at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Pellegrine’s and the Sankertown VFW. News and notes: Country star Craig Morgan will perform before the huge fireworks display during the annual Central PA 4th Fest in State College July 4; area performers at this year’s 4th Fest include the Backyard Rockers, Biscuit Jam, Mama Corn, OverheaD, The Tommy Roberts, Jackie Brown & the Gill Street Band, the post-firworks street dance with Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band and more. The 49th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts takes place July 1013; performers this year include J.D. Eicher & the Goodnights, Mama Corn, Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats, Natascha & the Spy Boys, Mark DeRose, Pure Cane Sugar, Ted McCloskey & the Hi Fi’s, Velveeta, My Hero Zero, The Earthtones, Biscuit Jam and more. During that same weekend, the 23rd annual People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts will happen on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg; performers at this year’s event include Ride the Song, the Backyard Rockers, the Strayers, Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, Pure Cane Sugar, Your Dad’s Friends, Velveeta, the Cliff Turner Band and more. Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band have announced the addition of keyboardist Nate Beatty. The Jukehouse Bombers are seeking a new drummer, as Mark Kephart is leaving the group. Fuse have announced that they are going their separate ways later this summer; their final show will be at Johnstown’s Richland Days festival in early August. Graces Downfall will be rocking to the beat of a different drummer, as Jamey Fisk is leaving the band and Jordan Lupini replaces him. Guitarist Thane Farace has parted ways with Gettysburg-based heavy rockers Ghost Of War; Juan Colon replaces him. Saving Jake ended their five-year run on area stages in late May. Happy Birthdays to: Jeff Pittinger (White Witch/Monster Track Supergroup), Craig Fitzpatrick, Eric Bishop (Spider Kelly), Bill Smith (Project Blues Book), Art Martino (The Pub Crawlers/The Sitch), Todd Dale (Naildriver), Johann Von Schrenkel (White Shadow/Hemlock House), Darl Johnstonbaugh and Ken Hawkins (It Is Written). Please send correspondence and recordings to: Jim Price, 1104 S. Catherine St., Altoona, PA 16602. E-mail me at email@example.com. If you’re into social networking, look me up on Facebook or Google+. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! 24
PA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE CD CDs reviewed by Jim Price THE DIRTY THIEVING GYPSIES - “CARNIVAL SMILE” (no label) One definition of the word ‘gypsy’ is wanderer. In that sense, Carnival Smile, the nine-song debut album from Harrisburgbased quintet The Dirty Thieving Gypsies, defines the group as musical wanderers that infuse several styles into an eclectic brand of rock all their own. Lead singer/ guitarist/harmonica player (and Harrisburg area radio personality) Michael Anthony Smith, guitarist/singer Rick Johns, keyboardist Frank Seidel, bassist Fran Johns and drummer Leon Grickis Jr. mix up edgy guitar rock, blues, pop and folk flavors; resulting in a collective style that stakes out a comfortable middle ground between the Rolling Stones, Social Distortion, Dire Straits and the Black Crowes. Smith’s lyrics are clever and often witty, brought to life by his vocal blend of grit and vinegar. The driving, Stones-ish rocker “Chinatown (Aching My Blues)” launches the album with a bristling tone. Life’s frustrations and bad luck are pondered on the catchy “Just Like Charlie Brown’s Blues,” with words offering hope that better days and rewards are ahead. The Dirty Thieving Gypsies evoke socially-distorted acid on the hard-hitting ode to drama queen venom “Poison Ivory.” The album’s ‘Carnival Smile’ title is referenced in two numbers, denoting the mystique in a love interest on the shy ballad “You Scare Me to Death,” and defining the appeal of a love interest on the upbeat “Perfect.” On the other side of the coin, deceit is uncovered on the slow-building blues thunderstorm “L Is for Liar,” while age and the passage of time are accepted on the set-closer “The Beacon Song.” The Dirty Thieving Gypsies give a solid performance, with instrumental consistency and Smith’s distinctive vocals tying the set into a cohesive whole. Produced and engineered by Rick Johns, the set sounds clean and full, letting the performances do the talking and the band’s edge cut through. Carnival Smile is a strong set from start to end, and a set that introduces The Dirty Thieving Gypsies as a rock wanderers with edge and personality. (The album can be obtained via iTunes and Amazon, or through the group’s Reverbnation page,www.reverbnation.com/michaelanthonysmith.) SMOOTH SOUND - “IN THE CUTAWAY” (no label) Currently six members strong, J o h n s t o w n ’s Smooth Sound formed four years ago to perform benefit events, before evolving into a full-time performing act. Their debut CD, In The Cutaway, introduces listeners to Smooth Sound’s tasty blend of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz grooves over its seven tracks. The group features a co-ed singing tandem, Venus Hall and Stephen Lewis, whose voices, interaction and interplay provide some of the disc’s brightest highlights. Their harmony vocals drive the melody of the harder-edged “Up to My View,” their alternating vocals build the boy-meets-girl anticipation and theme of the mellow “Hide N Seek,” and their call-and-response homestretch during “Come See Me” helps the song’s hook stay attached inside the brain long after the first listen. Smooth Sound is instrumentally strong as well; especially demonstrated in the nearly sevenminute title track “In the Cutaway,” where keyboardist Brandon King and guitarist Eugene Sanders showcase dazzling solo work in between Santana-like breaks. King contributes a few raps and rhymes along the way, and his sparkling piano solo provides the perfect touch to the disc-closing slow soul ballad “Night Interlude.” Drummer Jeffrey Wilson demonstrates steadiness and versatility as he and bassist Joseph Morris, Jr. anchor the group’s various funk, jazz and PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
soul grooves. The songs are catchy and detailed, with infectious melodies and grooves, smart instrumental and vocal arrangements, and well-placed bridges and breaks to keep things interesting throughout. The recording and production are thin and uneven in spots, with slight vocal distortion in spots, and spoken/rap passages muddy in the mix. A bigger studio budget might have made Smooth Sound sound smoother. But ultimately, the songs and performances win the day, and In The Cutaway should convince listeners that Smooth Sound has the musical and songcrafting goods, and establish this as a group with abundant potential and a bright future. (The CD can be obtained through Smooth Sound’s website, www.smoothsoundband.com. Proceeds from CD sales benefit The Flood City Youth Fitness Academy.) THE CLARKS - “REWIND” (Clarkhouse Entertainment) When The Clarks first formed in 1986 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, they played songs from their musical heroes in the basements of houses and the corners of bars. Those heroes included early pioneers of alternative rock, and those songs informed the flavor of The Clarks’ early albums, setting the musical foundation of the group moving forward. The Clarks revisit where it all began for them with Rewind, as they perform some of those influential early songs and recognize their musical heroes who inspired them. The founding Clarks cast of singer/guitarist Scott Blasey, guitarist/singer Rob James, bassist/singer Greg Joseph and drummer/singer Dave Minarik celebrate their influences, while giving each song their own signature Clarks flavor. A few names should be recognizable to most, as the Clarks update the Plimsouls’ 1983 minor hit “A Million Miles Away,” tip their hats to The Replacements with a version of “I Will Dare,” give a muscular update to REM’s “Begin the Begin” and thunder out the Smithereens’ “Blood and Roses.” They recognize some forgotten and lesserheralded names of the early alternative era as well; opening the disc with “Like Wow-Wipeout” from Australia’s Hoodoo Gurus, paying homage to early alt-country pioneers The Long Ryders with a version of “I Want You Bad,” remembering Pittsburgh-turned-Los Angeles rockers The Rave-Ups, and recalling songs from Scruffy the Cat and Jason and the Scorchers. The Clarks also give a nod to the Rolling Stones with their take on “Paint It Black,” and acknowledge their country roots with a disc-closing version of Dwight Yoakum’s “Long White Cadillac.” The performances are enthusiastic, as The Clarks give each of these covers a similar spirit and energy as they give their own material. Produced, recorded and mixed by Sean McDonald, the set sounds crisp and vibrant. Rewind is The Clarks visiting their roots; it should enable listeners and fans to understand where the group came from musically, and how the artists they cover inform their sound. And it also might prompt listeners to dig a little deeper, discover and explore these influential bands on their own. (The CD can be obtained through all digital outlets, and through the group’s website, www.clarksonline.com.)
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CLASSIFIED NOTES Lancaster practice, bimonthly gigs. Warren 717286-3262. WANTED: Lead Singer Harrisburg. Auditioning lead vocalist. old school heavy metal band. Originals some Covers, must have dependable transportation, Pro equipment, serious inquiries only!! 717-6149887 WANTED: Hard-hitting drummer with experience and good instinct wanted for working band. Must be willing to travel. Originals and mostly KISS, Poison, Crue, Joan Jett covers. Full drum kit available. Call Sharon 717-465-8119. SERIOUS OPPORTUNITY! Clearfield, PA: “Apocalyptic” metal project needs Drummer and 2nd Guitar. Versatility a plus. Influences: Sludge, Black, Grind, Death etc. Contact SaintFrancis Apocalypsis. 814-205-4288. WA N T E D : M u s i c i a n s . Drummer looking to form original, instrumental group. South central PA region. Shannon 717 264-9951. WANTED: Frontman needed for fulltime band, 21-30 years of age, Pop/ Rock band Covers and Originals. New album in the works. Good attitude and drug free. Experience level doesn’t
matter. We’ll work with you if you can sing, have good style and are willing to grow! Email firstname.lastname@example.org m for more details. WA N T E D : M u s i c i a n s . Lancaster Singer looking for musicians to start band, ages 35-60, Rock from 70’s to Today. LOVE performing? Call Genie 717-682-4987 WANTED: Bassist needed for fun, central pa 80s rock cover band. Call or write for details, contact Bill 717-421-3868 or email@example.com m SEEKING: Lead Guitarist with pro gear, dedication, and pro attitude. Hard rock/ metal /alternative. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. 724681-9923. SINGER WANTED: WilkesBarre area male vocalist for established party band (covers). Please email a link to some vocal samples email email@example.com WANTED: Lead Guitarist. Drummer and Bass player looking for Lead Guitarist with some vocal ability for classic, modern rock band. Must have equipment, transportation. Reading, Berks County area. 610-4513824.
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CLASSIFIED NOTES WANTED: Bass player for Hardrock band. Influences; Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Motley Crue. 570-274-6582. WANTED: Singer and drummer for all original band. Practice in Duncannon. Must have experience, equipment and transportation. 717-712-2008 or 717-4180020. WANTED: Lancaster-based rock band seeking frontman/vocalist. proficiency with rhythm guitar and / or harp a plus. Larry after 5pm 717-2522616. WANTED: Solid drummer for modern rock cover band. Everything else is in place,we just need you. PLEASE no beginners. 570-412-7614. SINGER WANTED: WilkesBarre area male vocalist for established party band (covers). Please email a link to some vocal samples email firstname.lastname@example.org WANTED:
players to jam with Lehigh Valley blues rockabilly call Johnny Suede 484-862-6513. WANTED: Band based in NEPA with published original material and signed with a major promoter; is currently seeking a Keyboardist, Vocalist and Guitarist with vocal ability for recording and concert venues. (Serious inquiries, please) Dennis 570704-8131. WANTED: Keyboardist witth vocals for classic / original rock-n-roll band: Full size Hammond B-3 with 147 Leslie cabinet provided. Rehearsal Space located in Milton, PA for $20 per hour. leave name, number, brief message; We will return your call 570-412-4312. WANTED: LYRICIST searching for an imaginative lyrics writer to put his/her words to my original music compositions for studio recordings. Dark, deep, passionate. email@example.com
WANTED: Singer and guitarist wanted for all original band._We play rock/hard rock._Must have equipment, transportation, and experience. Practice in Manchester (York area). 717712-2008 or _717-418-0020. WANTED: Frontman/Vocalist Lancasterbased rock band seeking frontman/vocalist. proficiency with rhythm guitar and / or harp a plus. Larry after 5pm 717-2522616. WANTED: Working Band Looking For Lead / Rhythm Guitar Player & Keyboard Player For Autumns Golden Oldies. Positive Attitude And Team Player A Must. Call Randy 570-898-6888 WANTED: Piano Player/ Keyboardist for original rock/ folk/ blues project. Singing and songwriting a plus. Contact Nelsoncl36@hotmail.com or 717-813-5158 for details. WANTED: Musicians. All female rock band Streetwalker is reforming in Pittsburgh , seeks female bass , drums. over 21. Must have talent. Your equipment.
We have agents and promoters waiting 717-3645660.
Clash. Looking to start mostly original band. Contact: 717-576-7082
WANTED: Musicians. Seeking lead guitar, drums, bassist, keyboards. All original black metal group. Prefer experience, will deal if none. Male or female Image attitude dedication a must. 717-770-9621 dsadler131@gmail.
AVAILABLE: Classic rock lead vocalist in Northumberland county available, many years of stage experience. I have live video available, contact: frontman_classic_rock@yaho o.com
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE AVAILABLE: Guitar Player, some keyboards, strong vocals, top equipment available in Lehigh Valley / Pocono area. Can travel. Original classic rock. I have rehearsal sace,. Experienced. 610-588-1640. 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. 610-451-3824. AVAILABLE: Rhythm Guitar into The Stones, Stooges, NY Dolls and The
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AVAILABLE: Keyboard player all styles to sit in with working band. No startups. Call Dean 570-784-2689 email firstname.lastname@example.org. AVAILABLE: Keyboard Piano player, Danville area, well seasoned can also sing some lead. Can sing harmony. Also can play left handed bass. Working situation only, any style Joe 570-356-2390. AVAILABLE: Guitarist between York and Lancaster Counties. Primarily into hard rock to metal. 1986Stratocaster@GMail.Co m AVAILABLE: Guitarist playing old out-dated material but doing it extremely well. Looking for same playing out, heavy rehearsal time. I’m not
interested in that arrangement. 717-303-4211. AVAILABLE: Male vocalist, excellent range. Some rhythm guitar skills. Best at singing 50s-60s oldies rock and roll or 80s-90s country songs. Carlisle-Harrisburg area. 717-533-5263 AVAILABLE: Rock Vocalist. Kevin Dubrow, Robert Plant, Bon Scott, Layne Staley type voice. Rhythm guitar skills also. Prefer established original or cover. HBG area. Reply: email@example.com. AVAILABLE MUSICIAN: Playing 35 years lead, slide, and acoustic guitars. Solid lead or back up vocals if needed. Solid personal stage equipment. Solid transportation and D.L. Playing Married, clean cut, semi retired with lots of time. Please no heavy, punk or hard rock. West York, Haover and Gettysburg areas. Please call Dave Lanich. 717-817-2165. AVAILABLE: Guitarist from Harrisburg area looking to put together band at my location or yours. Weekend rehearsals only. Covering 70’s I0’s material. Easy stuff to start. 717-303-4211.
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Published on Jul 1, 2015
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