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ACROSS THE DESK By Whitey & Robin Noll
September is a busy month, so much information has come across my desk that I need to share with you… Shank’s Tavern located in Marietta is Lancaster County’s oldest continuously operating tavern. Last year they celebrated 200 Years in operation, Bob and crew had so much fun and it was such an overwhelming success that they are celebrating their 201st Anniversary with a giant party, again this year, on September 12th from 12noon to 6pm. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better. They are holding a “Block Party” and will be featuring great beer, great food and great
local musical talent. Slated to perform are headliners, The Mama Tried Band, a high energy dance band fronted by Dorden Bivings; and Wild Llama, playing all kinds of rock and roll with their own crazy style. Opening up the afternoon is singer/songwriter and local sensation Liz Fulmer plus the amazing Vinegar Creek Constituency Duo, who is Leo DiSanto and Jeff Bryson. In addition to killer music, Shank’s will also have a beer truck, food trucks and Shank’s Tavern will also have a stand at the event, showcasing some of their most popular food items. They will be giving out Shank’s Tavern mugs, while supplies last, and selling the new Shank’s Tee’s., Shank’s Growlers and Shank’s collector glasses. Shank’s Tavern is known for having a continuously rotating selection of craft beer and they plan to have some excellent choices available including Shank’s Anniversary Ale brewed for them by Stoudt’s Brewing in Adamstown. All in all I would say a great and fantastic event to plan on attending. But wait they’re not done… On Saturday, September 26th from 1 to 6pm Oktoberfest will be taking place. Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival held annually in Munich Germany. It is a 16-day stretch of craziness that runs from late September to the first weekend in October, and has been a yearly tradition dating back to 1810. Since Shank’s has been in business since 1814, almost as long as Oktoberfest has been going on, they are pretty sure they can throw a pretty good German Party! They have the flags, the decorations, the Oktoberfest beer ( which
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they will have several on tap) and of course they will have authentic brats, knocks, sauerkraut plus other traditional German items. No party would be complete without live German music, yes, they will have that too. Another event happening in the western part of PA is the Third Annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival presented by First Commonwealth Bank in downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania as Rusted Root headlines two days of FREE, live music September 11th thru the 12th. Known for their fusion of bluegrass and rock, Pittsburgh-based Rusted Root has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide and has toured with Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band and, in the support role on the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Rusted Root will perform Saturday, September 12. Joining them on the Saturday lineup are fiddler and country artist, Chris Higbee as well as Celtic rockers, The Bastard Bearded Irishmen-both of which call the region home and are known for their high-energy performances. Familiar from his tenure with the Poverty Neck Hillbillies and for his devoted fans throughout the region, Higbee is currently supporting his new, Nashville produced album “Ready...or Not.” Named a ‘Band to Watch’ from Pittsburgh by Rolling Stone (2012), accolades for The Bastard Bearded Irishmen include being named “Best Rock Band in Pittsburgh” three years running, 2012-2014, by readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper. The festival begins 4:30pm Friday afternoon and continues all day Saturday. Friday performances showcase local and regional talent in a variety of genres from roots to rock to folk. Hometown alt-rockers Coastal Remedy lead Friday’s bill which also includes Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing, the Luckenbach Penna Pickers, Melville Walbeck and the Unknown String Band. The festival also features free workshops and demonstrations, performing and visual arts, and food. Special activities for kids will again be held in Children’s Alley, sponsored this year by the Evergreen Boys and Girls Club. Visit NorthernAppFolkFest.org to learn more. Social Media: Twitter @NAppFolkFest -and Facebook.com/northernappfolkfest continued on page 7...
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OUT & ABOUT by RACHEL ROCKS! Well heeeellllooo September! I gotta tell ya, I am loving this weather. We’ve had some absolutely gorgeous days. I’ve seen lots of busy decks, and have even sat on quite a few. I hope you are all enjoying the end of Summer. The best part I like about living in Pennsylvania is all of our seasons. God did a great job designing the universe and seasons, just when you start to get sick of whatever season we are in, it seems the next is right around the corner. I’m looking forward to the changing of the leaves and the beautiful scenery that Pennsylvania has to offer. I’m also looking forward to all of the live music that also seems to blossom in the Fall. I was traveling quite a bit thru August, but I did manage to squeeze in a few bands. The first band of the month was Smokin Gunnz. They once again packed Double K to the point where I could barely squeeze in the door. Smokin Gunnz has had a very busy Summer playing at different fairs, festivals, beaches, and bike nights. It was great to finally have them back in the area and have so many people take advantage and get out there to support them. It’s awesome to see so many people singing along even when they do their originals now. It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a full year since they released their self-titled album. It’s so nice to be able to listen to Smokin Gunnz wherever I go now. If you want a guaranteed great night of Southern Rock, check out their schedule in this issue, and get out there and support them for yourself. I have to give a huge kudos to Double K. When you have so many people in such a small space things could get easily out of hand, but everyone always seems so happy and peaceful. Double K always has a great vibe with great staff that know how to keep everyone calm, happy, and rockin’ on! I’m so lucky to have such a great venue right down the street. I know it’s up For Sale and Karen and Jim would love to retire one of these days, but seriously… the next owner better not screw it up! My next night out and about was back at Double K to see Jughead. Jughead was rockin’ in full force by the time I got there. I was impressed once again with their song choice and their skill in playing them. Jughead would love to get some more gigs. I’m telling you, give these guys a chance, you won’t be disappointed and you will have a great new band in your rotation. They have their own sound and lights, and can easily provide lots of entertainment. Check out their ad in this issue and get them playing at your venue or private party. The next big bash was our Annual PA Musician Magazine staff party. This year we once again had it right along the Juniata River. Our music was provided once again by the Backyard Rockers and various guest performers. Our sound was provided by Event Servers aka Dave Russell. Another huge and amazing part was all of the food my Mom made. It was super delicious!! I know I personally enjoyed floating down the river in a tube twice with my family and friends. The music was just right, we were able to even enjoy some tunes while we floated! It was a scorcher of a day in August and I’m glad the river was there to cool off in. The Backyard Rockers have a great mix of music for any party. It was nice because since they play so many classic rock favorites everyone can easily grab an instrument and join in the jam. It’s always amazing seeing Dad get up there and still sing and play. When we had to go through his terrifying throat cancer I remember crying thinking I may never hear him talk again let alone sing, and even tho he thinks his voice is not quite what it used to be, it still sounds amazing to me!! For my 21st Birthday I had to go to Ohio to visit family so I knew I wasn’t going to be home for my annual “Birthday Song” call, so Dad put it on tape and my hubby played it for me in the car. That was one of the best gifts I ever got! A few years later Dad also created his own CD “Between the Curtains & the Clouds” thanks to Joe Agolia and Dave Greene who helped make a dream become a reality. It is a treasure we will have for hopefully forever. We still have copies of his CD available. If you want your own copy of Whitey the Ukaboom man, and the rest of his gang. It was mixed and mastered at Raintree Studios in Annville. Send me an e-mail and I’ll make sure and hook you up, RachelRocks@pamusician.net. Thanks also to a long time reader and supporter of the PA Musician, Gary Sheaffer for continued on next page ...
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Out & About continued.... making the drive to come to the picnic. It was great to meet you and hear you bang away on the drums with the Backyard Rockers. Thanks to everyone for coming out and spending a Sunday Funday with us. It truly was a beautiful day. My kiddos and hubby were away for a weekend, so I thought I would take advantage of a free evening and finally go check out the buzz of the Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey. Element 22 was there playing acoustic, and I already knew I loved hearing those guys, so the winery is an extra added bonus on a beautiful night. I was AMAZED at how packed it was. I heard it draws good crowds, but that was way more than I was thinking. They have a two story deck, with seating for 200, plus they have a huge lawn where everyone brings their own camping chairs and sits around wherever they can find a spot. I would say there were easily 300 to 400 people there on a Friday night. With only being a mile off of 283 they have a great location, and the views are just stunning! They are a vineyard and a brewery, so they offer many different types of wine, beer, hard cider, and plenty of food choices. The only bummer of the evening was I got there right as Element 22 ended their set. Uuugghh… that happens to me soo often! But luckily Mountain Road took the stage next and they were playing til 10. The Vineyard has live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but they do charge $10 admission at the gate to even get on the property. They also sell season passes to their live music so you can get a slight discount. Jeff stuck around to hang out with me for a bit after his show and it was great to see so many people come up to him and tell him what a great job they did. Element 22 is the opening acoustic act every other Friday at the Vineyard at Hershey, so check out Element 22’s schedule and get out there and check this place out for yourself, and support live music! It was an added bonus to be able to see Mountain Road again. I haven’t seen those guys in a few years. Their harmonies are so tight and they are all great vocalist. They were singing plenty of crowd favorites, and everyone seemed to enjoy sitting back, sipping their beverages and having a great night outdoors. So many vineyards in the area are now having live music, I’m so glad they opened up their decks, patios, and tasting rooms to music! My last night of the month I zoomed over to Gullifty’s to see Save the City. It was an added bonus when I got there and heard an old friend, Neil McClain playing acoustic music out on the patio. Neil played for me at a benefit I had for Relay for Life a few years ago, and I haven’t had the chance to hear him since. It was a beautiful night on the patio and plenty of people were sitting around enjoying his music. Gullifty’s is hoping to be able to keep having music on the patio on Friday nights through October if the weather holds up. Save the City was rockin’ the night away down in the Underground at Gullifty’s. These guys and gal are an absolute amazing band. Jason has a great voice. He can change his voice so much that he can even imitate some tricky voices to a T. Jason is a show in himself, but the musicians that perform with him back him up perfectly too. Sam does a great job playing the cello. Not too many bands in the area have a cello player! Save the City does a great job at allowing every member of the band have their chance to shine! Hopefully one of these days I’ll be able to convince them to start advertising so we can get some more people out supporting them! Just wanted to give you a heads up to what’s coming to Gullifty’s in September: on Wednesday the 9th is Steve Rudolph with the All Star Jazz Jam Session from 6:30 to
9:30 on the patio. John Pyle & the Blacklight Syndicate entertain on the 11th. The famous Vinyl Groove will be there on the 18th from 8pm to midnight. On the 25th LeadFoot will be rockin’ the house and then on the 26th it’s The Radio Star Cowboys. Coming up October 2nd is the Songs for Sharon Benefit with performances by Funktion, Suzi Brown, The Swaines, Case 150 and Rochelle, Roshelle. Check out the schedule for all the details and remember parking is free and not a hassle at Gullifty’s. Gullifty’s has been supporting live music since they opened their doors, well over 30 years. So this is the last month to Submit for FREE to the 20th Millennium Music Conference! FREE! Did you see the word FREE!! By submitting, you will hopefully get a showcase spot, but even if you don’t, you and your band will receive free admission to the entire conference, the panels, mentoring, and of course hanging out with me and the rest of the PA Musician crew at the MMC Acoustic Stage. Last year it was pretty much not acoustic thanks to Dave Russell of Event Services, my guess is, if all goes to plan, it will be even bigger and crazier than last year! So do yourself a favor, Submit NOW!! Don’t be left out in the cold on February 19-21, 2016. Check out the MMC ad in this issue for all of the details and find out how to submit. I’ll see ya there!
On another note from one of our faithful advertisers, Penntera still has seats available for their NYC Statue of Liberty Boat Cruise with Schism, a Tool Tribute band. The tickets are only $65 for a bus trip from Harrisburg to NYC, it departs at 7am, and will probably be back around 3am or 4.. So much fun all in under 24 hours! You get a full day to walk, shop, and check out NYC and then board the boat before 7pm for your Sunset Cruise! It’s going to be sooo much fun! Give Space a call at 717-701-0992 to get your ticket! If you just want to ride the boat, you can meet us in NYC and just pay $25. What a steal! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity! I have a feeling September is going to be a rockin’ month!!! It’s my birthday month and I’m ready to party. My son, Zack is also turning the big 13 on September 11th! I will officially be a Mom of a teenager, so everyone knows I will need a reason to get out of the house! Please get out there and support music every way you possibly can. Check out our advertisers and support them too. Lots of great events, deals, and entertainment! If you have any questions or comments, you can e-mail me at RachelRocks@pamusician.net. Make sure you check out our website, www.pamusician.net. See ya Out and About!!
Happy Birthday Rachel 09/02 & Zack (09/11) September, 2015
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Susquehanna Valley NEWS By Jeff Kreitz Jr. Hey music lovers! September is here and summer is on the way out, the cold will be here before we know it. Lots of news this month so lets get to it! Billy Rock and the Sucker Punch boys hit hard this month check them out when they invade Speedy”s Place in Milton on the 12th, The River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on the 19th and at The New Berlin American Legion on the 26th. After a well deserved summer off Williamsport”s Legato Vibe are back in action this month check them out at Hull”s Landing in Muncy for a welcome back party on the 18th! It seems that Gas Station Disco have parted ways with vocalist Jason Dumm and have since enlisted the services of The Sunset Villains vocalist Christian Lombardo to fill the slot. Don”t miss their return to The Cell Block in Williamsport on the 12th. Uncutt shows for the month are a stop at The Mill Tavern in
Montoursville on the 11th and and a return to the Riverside Campground in Montgomery on the 19th. Ye Olde Meeting Place in Milton welcome in 90’s rockers Dug Out on the 12th. The Annual Labor Day Boat Regatta in Lock Haven takes place this month starting September 4th and running through the 7th with great live entertainment all four days including The Urge, The Rocky Allen Band, Mason Dixon, Snug and All Else Fails. Saturday the 5th will be WSQV Radio Day at the Regatta and will feature the band Greylines who are fresh off their appearance at this past July”s annual Vans Warped Tour stop out in Scranton. Prairie Dogma gigs this month include a return to The Fero Winery in Lewisburg on the 4th and at Barrel 135 in Williamsport on the 5th. Teacherz Pet have booked another reunion gig this month, the show will be held at the Jersey Shore Elks Club on the 18th! The Trout Run Hotel will be having a Customer Appreciation Day on the 6th with a pig roast and live music from Dirty Mojo, Hit Squad and Noise Pollution. All Else Fails are back this month check them out when they roll in to The Saloon in Lock Haven on the 5th, the Montoursville Legion on the 18th and the South Williamsport Moose Club on the 19th.
Cell 15 is a project featuring Robert Richardson of Hybrid Ice fame be sure to keep an eye and ear out for them! David Pulizzi and his band Graveyard Rooster dropped a new album last month that features some of the best musicians in our area including the mighty Jim Lovcik on bass! Look them up online for more info. National recording artist NIGHT RANGER is coming to Central, PA. Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The band will be taking the stage at Hummel’s Wharf Fire Company in Hummels Wharf, PA this fall. Known for such hits as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “(You Can Still) Rock in America”, “When You Close Your Eyes” and “Sentimental Street”. Night Ranger is still touring the US. General Admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $100 and can be purchased at The Wharf, The Surplus Outlet (Northumberland, Berwick and Montgomery, Pa respectively) through Brown Paper Tickets or Fisher Promotions (570847-1946). Doors for VIP guests open at 5:00 and 6:00 for General Admission. Special guests Joyride and Silvertung will open. Show time is set for 7:00. This event is a major fund raiser for The Hummel’s Wharf Fire Company so you don’t only get to experience a fantastic show you’re supporting a great fire company. That’s all for this month if you have any news, notes or info to pass along email me at: email@example.com or look me up on Facebook! Please get out and continue to support live music as well as the PA Musician Magazine!!
NATIONALS By Eric Hoffman
Greetings Rockers ‘N’ Rollers! An incredible live performance of J Roddy Walston and the Business returned to Harrisburg’s Abbey Bar on August 6th. A band who held a residency in Harrisburg with 4 free shows in June 2009 with the push of local promoter Jersey Mike. J Roddy continue to gain a big following with their energetic live shows and Walston’s pounding style of playing the piano. They are currently on tour with Umphrey’s McGee and have recently opened for The Replacements as well as Lucero and DriveBy Truckers. Two nights later the Abbey Bar held a free show welcoming back reggae artist George Wesley. It had been a few years since Wesley’s last visit to Central PA. The reggae musician’s career started in the 80’s and often played the old Harrisburg Metron nightclub. A great night filled with radiant and positive vibrations consisting of Wesley’s originals and classic reggae tunes. Wesley’s impressive career has included sharing the stage with Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Black Uhuru, Jerry Garcia Band, Santana and many more. Thank you to promoter Sarah Staub who is bringing wonderful shows to The Abbey Bar. August 10th involved a trip to Vienna, Virginia for iconic 80’s band Culture Club at Wolf Trap Amphitheatre. Boy George has reunited the original four members who are currently touring and will soon release a new album called “Tribes.” Culture Club were surprisingly very impressive and
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N a tion als continued.... Boy George’s vocals were amazing. A great concert including staple hits “Karma Chameleon,” “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” and “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.” For a taste of their exciting new material, give Culture Club’s “More Than Silence” a listen. Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt visited Hershey’s Giant Center for an evening of country on August 14th. Titled the “Wheels Up Tour” brought a huge attendance of today’s country music fans. The Grammy Award winning group Lady Antebellum has sold more than 13 million digital singles and over 11 million albums in the United States. The are best known for their single “Need You Now.” Thank you to Diane Lockner of UMG Nashville Records for her kindness and always incredible experience of live music. Pop rock band Maroon 5 announced only two shows in America this summer. With the first being an appearance at Hersheypark Stadium on August 15th. An unbelievable attendance of 30,000 sang along to hits “She Will Be Loved,” “Moves Like Jagger,” and “Sugar.” Despite their popular debut album released over 12 years ago, lead singer Adam Levine has kept fans interested with his coach role on NBC’s reality talent show “The Voice”. The following night Maroon 5 drew more than 50,000 people on the beach of Atlantic City, New Jersey. NATIONAL NEWS: Johnny Depp is set to perform live with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry as the musical group Hollywood Vampires. Shows are scheduled September 16th and 17th at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA. The trio is based off Cooper’s 1970’s drinking club, the Hollywood Vampires, which included John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and Micky Dolenz. The group will release a self-titled album September 11th that includes collaborations with Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Brian Johnson and others. Proceeds from the album will benefit MusiCares, which provides financial and personal assistance to musicians. Rap artists N.W.A. have the number one movie in America. “Straight Outta Compton” is the biopic of the notorious gangsta rap group. Their 1988 debut album was vilified by mainstream media. Radio stations boycotted their music, and was only found by fans who sought it. N.W.A.’s song “(Expletive) the Police” was a cultural flashpoint. Authority figures hated it; young people loved it. The profane laced group has gone from outlaws to icons, who were determined to speak their minds and air what they saw as injustices in their community. N.W.A. member Dr. Dre also release his first album in 16 years saying he “decided to donate all of my artist royalties from the sale of this album to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility for the kids in Compton.” The rap artist is also a celebrated producer who sold his Beats brand to Apple for $3 billion last year. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale filed for divorce, ending a nearly 13-year marriage between two members of rock music royalty. The No Doubt frontwoman and Bush frontman issued this statement, “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.” The couple collaborated on NBC’s “The Voice” last year, Stefani said “It was just awkward. We’ve only collaborated on making babies.” David Gilmour has been doing press for the release of his
new album and tells fans to forget about the prospect of a Pink Floyd reunion. “I’m done with it. I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd. It has run its course, we are done – and it would be fakery to go back and do it again. All things must come to an end. I don’t want to go back there. I don’t think it (a tour) would be pleasurable.” Pink Floyd played its last show in 2005 with an appearance at Live 8 at London’s Hyde Park. U2 welcomed guests President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton to the last of eight shows at Madison Square Garden. Thanking them for helping negotiate peace in the 1990’s in the band’s native Ireland and for their efforts in fighting AIDS. The night also included Bruce Springsteen joining U2 for two encore songs. HBO will air a two-part documentary on U2’s current world tour. The special will show how the “iNNOCENCE and eXPERIENCE” show was put together and how the band overcame obstacles, including singer Bono’s serious bicycle accident, to perform. A week later, on November 14th, HBO will air the band’s concert in Paris, France, recorded on the day that it is being shown. City of Chicago officials say the Grateful Dead’s set of final concerts over the Fourth of July weekend brought in more than $431,000 in hotel tax revenue for the city. Downtown hotel occupancy for the weekend was 77.7 percent, compared to the
same weekend the previous five years at 57.7 percent. Chicago says hosting large, high-profile events like the three-day concert series are critical to the city’s economic growth. UPCOMING SHOWS: Tamaryn Philadelphia Johnny Brenda Sept 2. L7 Philadelphia Trocadero Sept 11. Teenage Bottlerocket Baltimore Ottobar Sept 17. Rancid NYC Terminal 5 Sept 17. Rick Springfield / Loverboy / The Romantics Bethlehem Sands Sept 17. Rancid NYC Terminal 4 Sept 18. Faster Pussycat Reading Reverb Sept 18. Cheap Trick Sunbury Spyglass Winery Sept 19. Motorhead Philadelphia Tower Sept 22. Jesus & Mary Chain Philadelphia Union Transfer Sept 22. Jeffrey Gaines Harrisburg HMAC Sept 24. FIDLAR Philadelphia Union Transfer Sept 24. Like Eric on Facebook.com/Eric S. Hoffman
Eric & George Wesley at The Abbey Bar September, 2015
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“LIVE REVIEWS” By Jim Price Summer was fun, but it’s almost done. Area live music begins to transition from the outdoor scene back to the indoor scene within the next few weeks. Enjoy the remaining outdoor events while they last! As I have been doing… Altoona’s Railroaders Museum entered the homestretch of their outdoor “Alive at Five” summer concert series last month by presenting renowned Led Zeppelin tribute Kashmir. Opening the night was The Sitch, who warmed up the crowd with their upbeat mixture of mostly classic rock hits from Aerosmith, AC/DC, Black Crowes, Billy Idol, Sublime, Ramones, Poison, Volbeat and more. The group welcomed several guests on stage during their performance, including tambourine lady Priscilla Gati, “Harmonica Dave” Baird of the Backyard Rockers, singer Dana Martino of D.D. & the Pub Crawlers, and Sitch alumnus Nate Beatty to play trumpet on the set-closing edition of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music.” Kashmir then lived up to the hype, giving the huge Railroaders Museum crowd the total Led Zeppelin experience over two charged sets. Singer Jean Violet delivered his Robert Plant-like vocal acrobatics with heart and soul, Andy Urban provided the Jimmy Page-like guitar fireworks, complete with double-neck guitar, bow on guitar string displays, theramin and more! Paul Cooper provided the John Bonham drum thunder, even doing the bare-hand drum solo display during “Moby Dick.” And Felix Hanemann - also the bass player for 1980sera national recording group Zebra - provided the sturdy John Paul Jones bass foundation that tied it all together. Kashmir focused on Led Zeppelin’s early output through the ‘Physical Graffiti’ album, opening with “Rock and Roll” and “Black Dog,” and doing such Led classics as “Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid,” “Custard Pie,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Ramble On,” “Dazed and Confused,” “The Ocean,” “Immigrant Song,” an extended version of “Whole Lotta Love” with “Communication Breakdown” sandwiched in the middle, “What Is and What Should Never Be,” the aforementioned “Moby Dick,” “Going to California,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “Stairway to Heaven,” their title song and second set closer “Kashmir” and more. When the crowd demanded the encore, Kashmir responded with “How Many More Times.” I heard a lot of happy comments during and after this show, including one happy area musician/parent who brought his teenaged kids to enjoy their first rock “festival”-like experience, and numerous others who said this summer’s lineup has been one of the best the Railroaders Museum has presented so far. Yet others appreciated this show because pending whatever tour plans the surviving three members of Led Zeppelin might eventually do - the original Led Zeppelin foursome will never tour again (and ticket prices will likely be mostly unaffordable if the remaining three do tour) - so outside of recorded concert footage, well-done tributes like this are the closest thing to experiencing the atmosphere of a live Zeppelin concert, crowd interaction and all. The Railroaders Museum closed out the “Alive at Five” series two weeks later with Aerosmith tribute Draw the Line. Annual fairs usually provide live musical highlights during this time of year. I was able to check out the Rock of the 70’s tour as it visited the 155th annual Clearfield County Fair early last month. The tour featured four hit-making acts of the ‘70s; Al Stewart, Orleans, Firefall and the Guess Who. Kicking off the concert, Al Stewart performed four songs; two with Orleans as his backing band, and two solo and acoustic. Orleans backed him on his opening hit “Time Passages,” and then left the stage while Al performed “House of Clocks” and his unexpected hit song about Basque separatists and gun smuggling, “On the Border.” Orleans then returned to back Al on his biggest hit, “Year of the Cat,” before Al left the stage and the group continued on with their set. Featuring founding members John Hall on guitar and vocals and Lance Hoppen on bass and vocals, plus keyboardist Lane Hoppen, guitarist/singer Dennis “Fly” Amero and drummer Charlie Morgan; Orleans opened with their Top Ten hit “Dance With Me,” and continued with a mixture of hits and deeper album cuts. The group displayed great vocal harmonies as they performed such numbers as their first single, “Let There Be Music,” “Love Takes Time,” “Dancing in the Moonlight” continued on pg. 1 6 ...
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The P rofe ssor continued... (which Orleans’ founding drummer Wells Kelly introduced to King Harvest, who scored a 1973 hit with it), “Juliet,” during which they were joined by Firefall’s David Muse on sax, one new song written just last year, and their other Top Ten hit, “Still the One.” Firefall then took the stage to perform their hits and other best-known numbers. Featuring three members from their ‘70s hit-making roster - singer/guitarist Jock Bartley, bassist Mark Andes (also of Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne fame) and multi-instrumentalist David Muse, plus singer/guitarist Gary Jones and drummer Sandy Ficca Firefall opened with their very first single from 1976, “Livin’ Ain’t Livin,” and proceeded with hit songs such as “Just Remember I Love You,” “Cinderella,” “Goodbye I Love You,” “So Long,” their Top Ten hit “You Are the Woman,” and more. My favorite highlight was an extended edition of their 1978 hit “Strange Way,” with David putting on an incredible clinic on flute and Sandy unleashing a drum solo! The Guess Who then closed out the concert. This was the latest edition of the ‘streetlegal’ Guess Who, featuring founding drummer Garry Peterson and bassist Jim Kale, along with keyboardist/flute player Leonard Shaw (who joined the group in 1991), singer/guitarist Derek Sharp and guitarist Will Evankovich. Opening with “Bus Rider,” the Guess Who performed numbers from their vast collection of hits, including “Clap for the Wolfman,” “Undun,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Share the Land,” “American Woman” and more. The infusion of their newest blood - Derek and Will especially gave this edition of the Guess Who a kick; Derek was a charged frontman with voice, personality and presence who continuously rallied the crowd and helped drive the action. The two guitar players turned The Guess Who’s mid-1960s hit “Shakin’ All Over” into an incredible guitar duel shred-fest! When the crowd feverishly demanded an encore, The Guess Who quickly responded with renditions of “These Eyes” and “No Time” to end the night. Also at the Clearfield County Fair, I caught Dan & Galla’s performance earlier in the afternoon. Dan on keys and vocals
and Galla on vocals, guitar and flute turned their show into an audience-friendly party, especially for the youngsters. The pair’s master of ceremonies, Galla instructed kids on proper spoon-playing techniques as they did a medley of “Pennsylvania Polka,” “Alabama Jubilee” and “Rocky Top.” And after Galla handed out bubble-making apparatus to the crowd, the pair’s versions of “Under the Sea” (from Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and the medley of Bob Marley’s “Kingston Town” into The Drifters’ “Save the Last Dance for Me” became a bubble-bath party. Galla also handed tambourines to the crowd before performing “Those Were the Days,” explaining beforehand that Mary Hopkin’s 1968 hit was actually based on a Russian folk song. Dan & Galla also staged a limbo contest for the children for their version of “Limbo Rock,” and handed out American flags and led a parade through the seated audience for the patriotic finale of “This Is My Country” and “This Land Is Your Land.” Another highlight from early last month was my first experience at the fourth annual Wills Mountain Festival, held on the grounds of the Port Royale Farm in southern Bedford County. I was able to take in the Saturday night portion of the festival, and it was excellent! Taking the main stage shortly after my arrival was Boston’s Liz Frame & the Kickers, who performed spirited original country and Americana-based rock. Namesake, singer and acoustic guitarist Liz Frame gave a hearty performance, flanked by bassist/backing singer Lynne Taylor, guitarist Patrick Chamberlain, drummer Pete Walsh and harmonica player Jason Novak. Liz explained the inspirations behind many of her songs; including “Purple Hat Blues” which was inspired by her mother, the bar-hopping mom ode “I Know That Sound,” and the song “Justine,” inspired by a troubled teen. Next on an acoustic side stage was the Nick Miller Project with singer Gabe Green. Looping specialist Nick again demonstrated his knack for generating looping instrumental backdrops, setting the foundations for Gabe’s melodies and lyrics on several original numbers. As night arrived and a blazing full “blue” moon illuminated the festival grounds, Megan Jean & the KFB (Klay Family Band) energized the crowd with their rousing set. Namesake Megan
Jean sang and played percussion and washboard, while husband Byrne Klay - the “Klay Family Band” - played banjo and stompbox percussion. I was amazed at the full bandlike sound these two musicians generated, as well as their imaginative arrangements as they performed an Americanabased sound that included elements of ragtime, gypsy and other ethnic flavors, blues and more. Megan Jean’s witty and sassy persona drew frequent chuckles as she explained the inspirations behind the songs, band capers and more. The pair performed numerous original songs, along with their own unique takes on the Shathouse Rats’ “Production Freeze” and Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight.” Back on the acoustic stage, Rich Edmundson did a set of his groove-based acoustic original music, demonstrating his improvisational, free-form approach on several songs. This escalated into a feisty acoustic jam session as Rich was joined by special guests Nick Miller and Jason Novak (from the aforementioned Kickers), plus an air-jamming toddler with a toy guitar. This set the tone for the night’s finale, as Mixing Numbers With Sounds - joined by several guests on percussion, saxophone and vocals - generated an all-out funk and groove-fest under the full moon! Singer/guitarist Tanner Means, keyboardist/singer Evan Neva, bassist Emmanuel Wright and drummer Anthony Diflavis mixed up original funk jams plus their own improvisational funky takes on tunes from Santana, Steve Miller Band, Kool & the Gang, Sublime, Steppenwolf, Johnny Cash and more. Among the guests joining Mixing Numbers with Sounds were members of Drumplay on percussion, teenaged guest Adrian on sax, Rich Edmundson and Gabe Green. The musicianship was off the chart, and the whole vibe of grooving band and happy, dancing crowd under the moonlit sky escalated into an ecstatic, joyous climax to a great night of live music! This was my first Wills Mountain Festival; it will not be my last! I took a week-long break from the action last month with my annual vacation journey to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Ultimately I couldn’t stay away from live music, though, as I revisited Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck, NC for their Wednesday “Faire Days” festival, and saw a local-based acoustic duo called Birddog. Although they are based in Southern Shores (near Duck), both members originally hail from out of state; drummer/singer Dan Martier is a Pittsburgh native, while his wife, singer/guitarist Laura Martier, is originally from rural Wisconsin. As Birddog, Laura and Dan did a nice mixture of original songs and select folk/pop rock classics. They introduced several songs from their latest CD, ‘Open Air’, such as “Little Girl Cheers,” “Katie,” “Grocery continued on page 1 7 ...
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The P rofe ssor continued... Carts,” “Bad Beat” and “Caña de Azucar.” They also did a variety of acoustic folk, rock and pop classics from Neil Young, the Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, Pretenders, R.E.M. and more. Their harmonies were great, and their arrangements on the cover material were fresh and unique. As vacation season winds down, Birddog will travel with their music this fall, with show dates in Florida, Costa Rica, and possibly western PA as well. Indoors, White Witch presented their anniversary WitchFest celebration in late July at the Mill Tavern in Montoursville, and they invited some musical friends to share in the festivities. Opening up the evening was Williamsport-based foursome The Hidden Agendas, offering an almost theatrical, operatic brand of original hard-hitting modern rock. Frontman/guitarist Ron Fleeger displayed a killer voice with a style hinting Freddie Mercury and Geoff Tate; flanked by bassist/singer Matt Zarzycnsy, keyboardist Sarah Gibbs and drummer Scott Gibbs. The Hidden Agendas performed a number of original songs with intriguing arrangements and melodies, plus unpredictable twists and turns. They also showed their eclectic variety on their cover song selection, doing versions of Queen’s “Under Pressure” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” A last-minute medical issue sidelined the next scheduled performer, Mallory Scoppa, so Milton-based rockers Ascension stepped in early to fire up the crowd with their pedal-to-the-metal set of classic rock favorites from AC/DC, Doors, Alice In Chains, Beatles, Godsmack, Marshall Tucker Band and more. Guitarist Scott Clark again dazzled with his excellent solo work, especially on the group’s version of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs!” And Mike Byers brandished a bass with a surgically-implanted tachometer and shift lever; you’ve got to see it to believe it! With Jimmy Lovcik handling bass duties this night, host band White Witch continued the momentum and generated more excitement with their powerful set of hard-rocking originals and covers. Jimmy, singer Jeff Pittinger, guitarist Doug Lehman and drummer Carl Berry seized the moment and went for broke, immediately launching their set with a rendition of Michael Schenker Group’s “Armed and Ready.” The Witch also introduced versions of Ozzy Osbourne’s
White Witch by Jim Price “Believer” and Judas Priest’s “The Ripper,” and blew the dust off original numbers such as “The Crutch,” “The Seed” and others. This band was clearly fired up; Jeff’s voice was in fine form and showed impressive power and range, Doug’s guitar work was clean and precise, and (with two of his sons in the house and performing in the next band this night) Carl proudly slammed away on his drum kit, on the verge of reducing it to kindling. Presenting the warning “We’re gonna rough you up a little bit.” Beyond the Broken Sky then slammed the lid on the night, delivering heavy modern rock and metal from Volbeat, Tool, Bullet for My Valentine, System Of A Down, Judas Priest and more. Singer/bassist Jeff Bower, lead guitarist Carl Berry II, rhythm guitarist Cale Berry and drummer Mike Eisenhower provided fast and furious metal-edged excitement, and had the remaining Mill Tavern crowd roaring approval until show’s end. Again, WitchFest was well worth my two-hour roadtrip to witness; thanks to Jeff Pittinger for inviting me! Felix and the Hurricanes recently ushered in a new era by introducing their new bass player, longtime Pittsburgh area performer Tony Mollick. I caught one of Tony’s first appearances as a Hurricane during one of the group’s weekly Sunday night performances at Altoona’s Black and Gold Tavern (formerly Peter C’s) in late July. This was a fun night, as singer/guitar man Felix Kos, drummer/singer Bob Watters and Tony took this new Hurricanes machine out for a Sunday
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night leisure run; shifting gears, flooring the accelerator now and then, jamming on the brakes, doing tire burnouts and having a jovial musical time on whatever jams they fancied at the moment. Along the way, the Hurricanes broke out renditions of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Ballad of Curtis Loew,” Marshall Tucker Band’s “Heard It in a Love Song,” Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold,” the encore finisher edition of ZZ Top’s “Heard It on the X” and more. (Thanks to the Hurricanes for inviting me and my djembe up to be a part of that vigorous workout, that was fun!) This night helped serve notice that central PA has entered into a new Hurricane(s) season, and this musical storm shows no signs of weakening! Sadly, the area music scene lost a member last month with the unexpected passing of John Van Horn, the lead singer and bassist for Centre County punk rock group Subject to Change. John died from a head trauma injury sustained in an accident on August 3rd; he was 23. I had only seen and met John for the first time just days prior, when he and Subject to Change performed at McGarvey’s in Altoona. John, his brother Ethan on lead guitar, rhythm guitarist Nick Pelick and drummer Brad Parker had fun and threw caution to the wind as they performed punk rock originals and select covers from the Ramones, Misfits, the Suicide Machines, and even a punked-up take on the everpopular “Wagon Wheel.” Besides his involvement in Subject to Change, John had played piano since age 5 and was a multiinstrumentalist, and attended Lock Haven University where he was a member of the jazz ensemble. As John did not have a life insurance policy, his surviving family needs some help with final expenses; those John Van Horn of Subject to Change continued on pg.19...
The P rofe ssor continued... wishing to help out may donate through page set up for John on www.gofundme.com. Area weekly jam nights and open mic events have been exciting lately. When Altoona native Craig Albright visited the area from his current southern California home base in late July, he met up with musical friends at the weekly Tuesday Open Mic Night at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso in Hollidaysburg and the weekly Wednesday Jam Night at Pellegrine’s in Altoona. The Pellegrine’s visit was especially exciting, as Craig, Don Osborn and Ric Criste merged into a triple-guitar army that dazzled the house on renditions of “Stormy Monday,” “Before You Accuse Me,” “Crossroads” and “Call Me the Breeze.” Numerous other musicians participated in this fun night of music, including drummers Bill Hocherl, Jamie Shumac, Todd Chwatek, Kevin Siegel and a Backyard Rocking djembe player; bassists Scott Imler and Bill Hunter; keyboard players Adam D and Nathan Beatty; guitarists Rich Dasch, Rich Piccerillo, Mo Yon, Joe Novak, Vince Gambardella (who sang this night); “Harmonica Dave” Baird, Priscilla “The Tambourine Lady” Gati and more. Musicians I witnessed during the aforementioned weekly Gran Sasso Tuesday Open Mic Night in recent weeks included Phil Baskin, Project Io, Asbury Lane (the new name of the duo of Tami Hinish and Jeremy Schimansky), Kris Reiter, Rich Edmundson, Chelsea Moses, Dave Moses and John “Paul” Peacefire. One last highlight I enjoyed last month was the annual PA Musician Magazine staff picnic at Millerstown Park long the Juniata River. My bandmates in the Backyard Rockers had an excellent time performing and jamming with several musicians, including the legendary Whitey Noll on electric ukulele, Dave Russell (who ran sound) and other musicians in attendance. Thanks Robin for putting this together, and we look forward to doing it again next year! News and notes…Hate Grenade is seeking a new bass player, as Rich Johnson plays his final show with the group on Sept. 4. Huntingdon native Curtis Wright, who used to front country group Shenandoah, was a member of Pure Prairie League and wrote hits for Ronnie Milsap, Clay Walker and others, will perform at Concert at the Cave at Lincoln Caverns near Huntingdon on Sept. 13; also appearing will be Riley Roth, Chris Woodward & ShinDiggin,’ Adam Ernst, the Harley Rae Band, Strait & Miller and the Nick Miller Project with Gabe Green. Elaini Arthur, Kira Burley, Donnie McCusker and The Backyard Rockers will perform during the Music Talent Showcase at Lion’s Club Park in Mill Creek on Sept. 19; proceeds benefit Our Community Cares. Smithsonian Gold Medalist Dr. William Hullfish and the Golden Eagle String Band, Pittsburgh-based recording artists Up in the Batten House, and local scholar-artists Jerry Zolten and Richard Sleigh will perform during the Canal-Era Music Entertainment and Summit on Sept. 26 at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site near Cresson; this allday gathering will showcase professional and amateur musicians, performers, and storytellers interested in 19th Century American folk music and other forms of entertainment performed in the “port towns” along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh from 1834-1889. John Peacefire has released his new album, “Foregone Prophecy” Happy Birthdays to my Pennsylvania Musician cohorts Rachel Rocks, Eric Hoffman and Meredith Kaminek. Please send correspondence and recordings to: Jim Price, 1104 S. Catherine St., Altoona, PA 16602. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re into social networking, look me up on Facebook or Google+. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!
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members, guitarist D.J. Carothers and drummer Gregg Livengood, who join namesake, singer, guitarist and keyboardist Chip DiMonick and bassist Joe P. ‘Uncaged’ also presents a slight stylistic shift for the group, as they ride the middle ground between straightforward hard rock, punk and modern metal through the disc’s six tracks. The disc follows a loose lyrical theme of individuality and smashing down barriers that restrict it, with the volatile title track “Uncaged” setting the tone as the band declares their freedom. The anthemic “You Ain’t Punk” takes a witty look at musical genre stereotypes old and new, while “That’s How Much I Hate You” releases raw emotion after the boiling point. Chip DiMonick slows the tempo for their romantic-geared modern rock power ballad “Lightning Bolt,” before the explosive “Hand Grenade” explores the dangers of pushing the envelope too far. The group ends with words of hope, as the disc closer “Dig Deep” encourages determination from within to triumph over adversity. Singer Chip owns this song material, taking his voice where it needs to be to sell the mood and words of each song. He and his band execute tightly, and per the theme of the EP, go for broke and hold nothing back with their aggressive delivery. The mix sounds balanced, clear and full, and this set gels cohesively from start to end. Chip DiMonick’s infusion of new blood and adjusted direction works well on ‘Uncaged’, a set that shows that the group is confidently moving full steam ahead. (The EP can be obtained through the website www.chipdimonick.com.)
SPACEFISH - ‘A LOVE STORY’ (no label) Originally from southern Blair County but now calling Pittsburgh their home base, Spacefish show a freewheeling indie-rock flavor on their full-length CD, ‘A Love Story’. N.R. Dibert and Bubba Clowson craft quarky and eclectic, but ultimately catchy, numbers that mix elements of garage rock and punk, funk, folk and ambient music; blended with touches of reverb and effects for a space-rock edge. ‘A Love Story’ shows a tongue-in-cheek demeanor that never takes things too seriously. The leadoff track, “Spacefish (Has Landed)” announces the group’s arrival with a spoken word narrative and spacey effects that lead to a feline finish. “Your Dad As Whiskey” is a garage rock rampage with stereophonic crashes and bangs, while “Place I Wanna Go” taps a retro ‘60’s hippie pop vibe. The group depresses the accelerator on the fast-paced “Roses Are Dead” and “Rest in Pieces,” offer darker-flavored folk on “Going to Hell,” and close the disc on a whimsical tone with “Lift Off!” The presentation is playful and spontaneous, and the performances are loose and lighthearted. The production and mix are low-fi and raw, displaying some sharp edges and studio noise in spots. Ultimately ‘A Love Story’ is a fun listen, as Spacefish creates their own cosmic and witty musical universe and let their imaginations run free. (The CD can be BACKYARD KINGS - ‘THE WEEKEND’ (no label) obtained through the group’s Bandcamp page, Brothers Alex and Andrew Sossong started Backyard Kings spacefish.bandcamp.com.) in Ebensburg as an acoustic duo three years ago in Ebensburg, and have since relocated to Pittsburgh. Backyard Kings’ fullCHIP DIMONICK - ‘UNCAGED’ (no label) Chip DiMonick length debut CD, ‘The Weekend’, offers ten tracks of acoustichas evolved into one of Pittsburgh’s most prominent hard rock geared indie-flavored pop rock. The group has expanded to bands over the course of ten years and five albums. Their fifth four members, as two more family members, Rosalie and and latest, ‘Uncaged’, introduces the group’s two newest Renold Sossong, handle piano and percussion duties
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respectively. The album follows a loose theme of the transition from adolescence to adulthood, and the joys and laments of the passage of good times and friends. The disc-opener, “We Never Learn,” ponders the frustrations of youthful naivete and the awkward moments it can create, while the punchy “Teenagers” celebrates living for the moment and enjoying the teen years while they last. Several songs deal with romantic themes, such as love advancing to the next level on “Summer,” the realization of changing personalities on “The Real You,” and confident devotion on the upbeat folk-rocker “Indivisible.” “Colorado” reflects on a journey, “The Good Life” promises shelter from society’s storms, and the group closes with two last celebrations of good times and friendships on “We Live for This” and “Party at Grove!” The group’s song arrangements are simple and stripped down, enabling the melodies to achieve their impact. The performances are loose and relaxed, suiting the carefree lyrical themes of the album. And the voices convincingly convey a myriad of emotions from joy and confidence to sullen and concerned. The production and mix are clean and balanced, with vocals, instruments and nuances all able to be heard and achieve their impact. ‘The Weekend’ captures a musical snapshot of youthful coming of age, as the Backyard Kings’ simplicity and rawness result in a heartfelt, sincere listening experience. (The CD can be obtained through CD Baby.) PAT DICESARE - “HARD DAYS HARD NIGHTS” (Headline Books, Inc.) From 1962 to 1999, Pat DiCesare became a pioneering force in concert promotion, and ruled the Pittsburgh concert scene for much of that period. In his book, “Hard Days Hard Nights”, DiCesare documents his career in the concert business, continued on next page...
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PA REVIE W S continued... rom his early years as a doo-wop musician and college concert promoter to eventually holding the exclusive leases on all of Pittsburgh’s major concert venues and bringing the top names of the music world to the Steel City to perform. DiCesare intersperses his career retrospective with stories behind many of the famous performers he brought to Pittsburgh. He shares the tale of borrowing money from his father to bring the Beatles to Pittsburgh in 1964, the challenges of finding name brand champagne to provide to Led Zeppelin at a 1970 concert, the anxiety and stress experienced while waiting for Sly Stone to show up for his 1970 Pittsburgh show date, the monumental challenges of presenting Alice Cooper in concert at Three Rivers Stadium in 1972 (and dealing with an arriving entity called Agnes), and more intriguing stories. Along the way, readers will learn DiCesare’s story, of course, but also gain valuable insight and understanding of the changing face of the music concert industry in 1960s and 1970s, and how many of the things today’s concert audiences take for granted evolved during that period. DiCesare explains how concert tours became more elaborate (from the Beatles bringing all their gear in a Ford Econoline van to the massive big rig convoys that bring concert gear to venues today), and how concert tour riders evolved over time from simple cases of bottled water to Roman orgy parties backstage (for Guns N’Roses). He explains the shock, fury and wrath he experienced when artists cursed on stage for the first time and concertgoers crowded against stages and stood on seats. He documents his various wheelings and dealings with agents, other promoters, unions, testy venue operators, demanding tour managers and others; and the financial risks and gambles he took in the hopes of a
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I was thinking of the classic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. How one individual had two distinctly different personas. And how nice and useful it might be to be able to control the transformation. Like flipping an internal switch and shifting yourself into a different mindset and doing things you normally couldn’t do. Call it compartmentalizing, putting on your game face, or turning into Mr. Hyde, but find a way to mentally separate your preforming-self from your private-self. I have known and played with many fine musicians that let too many outside forces affect their performances. These musicians were very capable, well-practiced, and had great play lists prepared, but when they got up to play they choked! We all need to be able to get up on stage and lose ourselves in our music, not let our day jobs or issues with our families carry over into performance. We need to be able to flip that switch to become Mr. Hyde and put that other life and its stresses behind.
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the road. Rehearse in Schuykill County. 570-3853681. WANTED: Autumns Golden Oldies a working 50’s, 60’s, elvis show, few 70’s tunes is looking for steady lead guitarist and rhythm guitarist. Call randy. 570-898-6888. Northumberland area WANTED: Singer, guitarist/, drummer to work on new music that I have written. Looking to get very serious with it, playing out and recordings. The music is easy listening as well as Christian. If interested please contact me at 717- 249-5204. My name is Sid. WANTED: Serious musicians call or text Bobby at 570-590-7991. WANTED: Lancaster based, original Christian metal band Axiom Inherent seeking lead guitarist. Our music is posted on YouTube and Spotify. C o n t a c t u s www.axiom.inherent@gmail. com SEEKING DRUMMER: Established roots and blues band seeking full time drummer. We’re looking for a team player, not a hired gun. We’re looking to grow with a new member. If you can play a variety of feels and are willing to adjust your volume based on the requirement of the show give us a call. If you have a bad attitude about: music, rehearsals, originals,
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occasional travel and are not open to collaboration or constructive dialogue this won’t be a good fit. Leave your name and a number and we’ll get back to you. Thank you. 717- 418-3633. WANTED: MUSICIANS. Country Singer, Brandon Paul, (York, Harrisburg, Lancaster) looking for: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WANTED: Vocalist. We are a York based band in need of a female singer or male . We do songs form the 60s to today’s music call 717-4492606. WANTED: Bassist and Drummer for all originals band on the Harrisburg / West Shore. Must be pro with chops, equipment, and experience. Indie-label backing provided. Email: Islandgirlrecord@aol.com
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE 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: DRUMMER. Absolutely no start up bands call Raymond 570-424-6629 after 4:30PM Pocono mts AVAILABLE: Mature guy (retired), experienced acoustic bass player looking for traditional bluegrass, classic country or Gospel band. 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 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 Clash. Looking to start mostly original band. Contact: 717-576-7082 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 Please say, “I saw your ad in the PA Musician Magazine.”
The Pennsylvania Musician Magazine is a FREE monthly publications distributed throughout the state of PA. It is THE magazine for not only th...
Published on Sep 1, 2015
The Pennsylvania Musician Magazine is a FREE monthly publications distributed throughout the state of PA. It is THE magazine for not only th...