October 2015 to May 2016
Travis Wetzel Trio
October 9, 2015
The Travis Wetzel Trio is celebrating 20 years of making music! The group includes Travis Wetzel on fiddle/violin, mandolin, guitar and vocals; Ron Greenstein on bass and vocals; and Bob Sutor on banjo, guitar, and vocals. Travis plays regularly on the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN and tours worldwide. Ron Greenstein sings with the Chad Mitchell Trio and also, plays bass with bass with Tom Paxton. Bob Sutor is part of a country musical production at American Music Theater with Wes Cooke.
Looking forward to seeing you on Oct 9th!
Mike Hertzog Trio
November 13, 2015
Mike is the leader of the band titled "Mike Hertzog and The Blue Mountain Gang". He has been playing country and bluegrass music as a soloist and a member of the band for over 25 years. Another predecessor band he founded and performed in was "Far From the City" which was retired in the late 1980's. You can see Mike playing with "East Side Dave and The Mountain Folk Gang" and also with "Keith Brintzenhoff and The Toad Creek Ramblers". http://mikehertzogmusic.com
December 11, 2015
Russ Rentler is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter playing original songs on hammer dulcimer, guitar mandolin, autoharp, dobro, ukulele, banjo and whatever else will fit in the car on the way to a gig. He has played at Musikfest, Mayfair, Godfrey Daniels Coffeehouse and one of his songs has been featured on NPR's Car Talk. He was a founding member of the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band at Moravian College with folk luminaries John Gorka and Richard Shindell. His shows are a mix of humorous songs and stories interspersed with free medical advice. A veritable "One Man Folk Festival" and traveling Medicine Show!https://www.sonicbids.com/band/russrentler
The Jolly Tars
January 8, 2016
Ken Purcell and Jake Laubach perform music of the nineteenth century from the Industrial Revolution, Civil War, Irish folk, Maritime, Minstrel stage and popular songs and tunes of the era. They have appeared at museums and heritage festivals throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Their harmonious vocals are supported by finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo, piano, concertina, whistle, and various percussion. www.jollytars.com
February 12, 2016
Betty, Tom, and Nathan perform regularly in Eastern PA and beyond, including the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Mayfair, the Fall Fiddle Fest in Lyons, PA, First Night Bethlehem, Landhaven Bed & Breakfast, to name a few. They are warmly welcomed at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA, at least once a year. They've played at the Augusta Heritage Fest in Elkins, WV, the Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree in Brooklyn, NY, the Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention in North Carolina, the Mountain Moon Coffeehouse in Wheeling, WV, the Aerie Coffeehouse, the Cape Cod Fiddlefest, the Autumn Leaves Festival and the Forksville Folk Festival in northern PA. They've played live on the radio of Gene Shay, WXPN, in Philadelphia, on WCOJ AM, and for the "Heartlands Hayride" on WDVR in Sergeantsville, NJ. Their four recordings have been enjoyed by radio listeners throughout the United States and Canada, and as far away as Europe, Australia and New Zealand. http://www.thedrux.com/
March 11, 2016
A former member of the Shanachians, Rich Dodson plays fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo (Irish version), mandolin, and several other string things.
April 8, 2016
The ancient art and modern science of therapeutic harp music are currently influencing, enhancing, and transforming conventional and complementary health care and is being used in medical treatments and scientific research. During this presentation, harp therapy pioneer, Sarajane Williams, will explore the fascinating history of the "healing harp" and the development of modern-day harp therapy practices, including vibro-acoustic harp therapy. She will also feature some of her soothing compositions for harp during the second half of her presentation.. www.planetharp.com
May 13, 2016
A self-taught artist, educator, and musician. He's also an activist who helped found the Wethersfield, CT based Cetacean Society International, which aims to protect cetaceans - whales, porpoises, and dolphins - around the world. His drawings have appeared in several publications including Alaska Geographic Magazine. In the 1960's coffeehouses, he was a chantey-man at Mystic Seaport Museum, as well as performing with the Finest Kind (of CT) and The Morgans. Listening to Don sing a chantey, you can believe that a good chantey-man was worth ten men on a line.
"A hefty fellow with a deft hand, a genial manner and a booming voice ..." - Carolyn Battista, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Don Sineti has come to be regarded as the embodiment of the spirit of the whale." - Dr. Robbins Barstow, Director Emeritus, Cetacean Society International.
"With Sineti it's easy to visualize how the sea chantey was designed to help the weary seaman do his job." - Rick Green, THE HARTFORD COURANT
"A rare combination of artistic talent and impressive musical ability, along with a warmth and gift for communication, make Don Sineti's programs come alive with his knowledge and commitment to the environment." - Marshal T. Case, Vice President for Education, National Audubon Society
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