Available at Pennsylvania Bluegrass.com

HeavyTraffic_LiveandinOverdriveHeavy Traffic is a four piece traditional bluegrass band based out of New Jersey. Heavy Traffic plays weddings, parties and festivals in the tri-stateHeavy Traffic 2area. Founding member Earl Karlsen on mandolin and vocals hosts the Bluegrass Express radio show Saturday mornings on WFDU out of Farleigh Dickinson University. The band’s hard drive can be attributed to the savvy Scruggs style banjo pickin’ of Arnie Reisman. Heavy Traffic’s high lonesome sound comes from the unique tenor vocals of Jeff Propert who also compliments the group with his tasteful rhythm and lead guitar. This bluegrass quartet is powered by the solid bass playing of Guy Leatherman.

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Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival

The 32nd annual Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival web site  now contains the complete artist list for 2013, as well as the full festival time schedule.  Save $30 on a pair of weekend tickets now thr Apri l 30. Check out the great lineup of artists including DelMcCoury, Bobby Osborne, JD Crow, Bobby Hicks & Jerry McCoury, (all in a single Sunday band)!  Twenty five other great bluegrass acts will be performing From Thursday, June 6th thru Sunday, June 9th.  Get directions, lodging, tickets and print out a flyer at:
Thanks, Harry Grant, (973)584-2324 

Email me your Name & address & I’ll send you a color flyer.


Mail Pouch Express and Big Valley Bluegrass at the Rodeway

Hey friends i`m having a big dinner and a music show at the Rodeway Inn and Conference Center north ball room located in Allentown,Pa. rt309 & rt22 on Saturday April 13th starts at 6pm. I have 3 great bands there along with a Italian Style Buffet dinner for only $25 per. Northern Lehigh class mates come out and see some of your class mates with there bands, Lynn and Larry Peters will be there with there band Mail Pouch Express, Kieth Kester will be there with his band Big Valley Bluegrass, and Tim Fogelman from Slatington Pa. will be there with his band Garage Kept Bluegrass, lets give Tim and Ami an early wedding gift come out an have some fun the cash bar will be open, for info call Lynn @ 610-760-1085 or bluegrassnight.com

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Dobro Meeting April13

Howdy Friends………A little reminder about our Dobro® meeting on Saturday April13, 2013 at St Paul United Methodist Church at 645 Main Street in Hellertown, Pa. 18055

The agenda  will include the following………… but is not limited to these items. Everyone has a voice and a chance to show & tell, play & jam and introduce new “stuff” for everyones’ enjoyment.

Introductions of new folks attending this meeting……

Randy Getz will educate us with something……….

Jack Stepick will be teaching us something..maybe an alternative tuning….

Tom Flynn ( Slideman) will be sharing something………

Dennis Higgins will be showing & helping anyone who is new to the Dobro……..

Rick Gaeta will be playing his newly composed tune…” Dick’s Dobro” dedicated to Dick Blatteneberger

We’ll ask Larry Maltz to lead us and teach us some Dobro circle jam tunes…

If Dick Saylor can make it… we’ll ask Dick to sing and play some of his many tunes he has written and other Bluegrass tunes…..

Mark Koch….can play and lead us with some tunes……

Ron Henry can show us some of the neat stuff he plays……

Earl Osenbach will play & sing and show his vintage instruments he plans part with…..

Dick Blattenberger might be convinced to play and teach us a tune or two…..

Lynn Peters will give us a brief update on Roadway Inn and Bluegrass Night events…..

Joe Sullivan will update all of us on AFBA events…..Artsquest Shindigs and Festivals….

Mike Long can lead us in some hymns and songs…..

Anyone else is also welcome to present or play something of interest to the World of Dobro®….and Bluegrass and Country Music…

I will open the discussion regarding the 2013 Blattenberger Award and also the AFBA August Festival and our Dobro® Tent Setup there……..and play & sing a little….

Jan and Cheryl and Michele and any other gal will be part of the kitchen crew….and TRY to keep us all in line………( good luck with that one )

Everyone is responsible for “having fun”…….

I would like each of you to write a little Bio on yourself and bring it along on Saturday. I want to take photos and begin to put together the “Dobro Group Family Album”………..with your permission, that is.

Thanks to all of you for your interest and participation in all our meetings and activities…

Tom Engleman

Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest: August 30, 2013

New Event:
Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest: August 30, 2013, N/A – Published

The Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest is three days of the best homegrown acoustic music Pennsylvania has to offer. August 30th- September 1st, experience three days and nights of incredible shows on two stages, free workshops and camping, kids’ activities, local artisans and food vendors, and of course, lots of jamming. The festival is set in the pristine mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania at Lazy Brook Park just east of Tunkhannock. Known as the gateway to the Endless Mountains, you’ll see some of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful scenery right from your campsite. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and kayak as Tunkhannock Creek runs right along the park’s edge.

Lineup: Hickory Project, Garcia Grass, Old Friends, Coal Town Rounders, Billy Rogan, Retro Rocket, Tumbleweed Highway, Colebrook Road, Charles Havira, Mountain Ride, Mule Dixon, Bog Swing Group, Julie and Kris Kehr, Killer B’s, Grain, Jim Hannigan and Kanawha Valley Bluegrass, Jim Carro, Naive Americans, Giants of Leisure, Flutter, Virginia Sisters Reunion. More to come!

$40 advance purchase before August 15
$50 weekend pass at gate
$20 Friday only
$25 Saturday only
$10 Sunday only
Some electric sites available -$30 additional charge

Farm Country Shindig


Would really like to see a bunch of you at the next “Farm Country Shindig” at the Fivepointville Fire Company – Station 32 on April 6th!! One of the great North.Carolina based bands “Nu-Blu” will be our special guests! If you’ve never heard them before you need to make it a point to be there!! They are awesome! The house band, “Chester Johnson & The Foggy Mtn. Grass”, will open the evening. The doors open @ 5′ music starts @ 6′. Great food is available by the fire company.