Saturday Night Bluegrass Band coming to the Harmony at the Silk Mill in Hawley, PA

Sat, Aug 17
Doors 7:15 Show 7:30
$16 advance ($20)
8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA

Featuring legendary banjoist Bill Keith, who was part of the Banjo Masters series, with Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Peter Wernick, Eric Weissberg and Noam Pikilney, the Saturday Night Bluegrass Band will capture all nosalgic American souls. Other very fine players in this great band incude, Brian Holander, Tim Kapeluck, Geoff Harden and Guy “Fooch” Fischetti,rounding out their strong Americana Bluegrass Sound.

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Mountain Heart at Blairstown Theatre

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August 3, 2013

Showtime: 8:30 / doors: 8:00
Tickets: $25

Join us for the second night of the Historic Blairstown Theatre’s Annual Bluegrass Throwdown with an Evening Of Bluegrass with Mountain Heart.

Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship, and more notably, their incomparably exciting live performances.

As one of the most highly awarded ensembles ever assembled, Mountain Heart, or members of the band, have either won or been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, CMA, and multiple IBMA Awards. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 125 times and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Levon Helm, John Fogerty and Patty Loveless.

Mountain Heart’s musical virtuosity, unmatched energy, and keen sense of entertainment dynamics have helped them to forge a highly unique sound, and stage show, which appeals to an incredibly wide variety of musical tastes. From large outdoor folk music and bluegrass festivals, to sold-out arena shows opening for Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to co-headlining concerts with the acoustic guitar legend, Tony Rice, Mountain Heart always makes an undeniable connection to an audience, leaving them on their feet. In short, this rare combination of abilities makes Mountain Heart one of the most versatile acts ever assembled.

This year will see Mountain Heart booked to play some of the most prestigious outdoor multi-genre festivals in the nation as well as theaters and clubs as they tour in support of their 7’th album, “That Just Happened”, which was released in late 2010 on their own imprint, MH Music Group.

Greensky Bluegrass in Blairstown

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If you’re familiar with bluegrass music, then you’re tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They’re also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn’t slowing down. “They’re coming to your town to help you party down.” Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible.

At the start of the millennium,some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, “proud,” “killer,” and “damn right!” have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns.

While they all may be accurate, we hope you’ll find far more than you expected, hell – even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century America’s hardest working musical ensembles.

Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin).

http://thehbt.com/upcoming_shows/an-evening-with-greensky-bluegrass/

Greensky Bluegrass in Blairstown

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If you’re familiar with bluegrass music, then you’re tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They’re also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn’t slowing down. “They’re coming to your town to help you party down.” Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible.

At the start of the millennium,some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, “proud,” “killer,” and “damn right!” have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns.

While they all may be accurate, we hope you’ll find far more than you expected, hell – even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century America’s hardest working musical ensembles.

Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin).

http://thehbt.com/upcoming_shows/an-evening-with-greensky-bluegrass/

AFBA Wind Gap Festival

August 1, 2 , 3 & 4th 2013
Mountain View Park, East Mountain Rd.,
Wind Gap, PA 18091

2013 Main Stage Performance Schedule


Thursday, August 1, 2013

2:30 PM Last Small Town
3:20 PM Mason Dixon Bandits
4:10 PM Hex Hollow Rounders
5:00 PM Willow Creek
5:50 PM Without A Paddle
6:40 PM Last small Town
7:35 PM Mason Dixon Bandits
8:30 PM Hex Hollow Rounders
9:25 PM Willow Creek
10:20 PM Without A Paddle

 


 

Friday August 2, 2013

11:30 AM Homegrown String Band
12:20 PM Coal County Express
1:10 PM Hillbilly Water
2:00 PM Forgotten Mountain Boys
2:50 PM Band of Strings
3:55 PM Texas Rose
5:00 PM Lost Ramblers
6:10 PM Coal County Express
7:05 PM Homespun Bluegrass
8:00 PM Freight Hoppers
9:25 PM Home Grown String Band
10:20 PM Hillbilly Water

 


 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

11:00 AM Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mt Boys
1:50 AM James Reams & the Barnstormers
12:40 PM Newtown
1:30 PM Freight Hoppers
2:25 PM Special Consensus
3:20 PM Danny Paisley
4:05 PM Dick Blattenberger Dobro Award
4:20 PM Mail Pouch Express
5:25 PM Big Valley Bluegrass
6:30 PM Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mt Boys
7:25 PM James Reams & the Barnstormers
8:25 pm Special Consensus
9:25 PM Danny Paisley
10:20 PM Newtown
11:15 PM Freight Hoppers

 



Sunday, August 4, 2013

9:15 AM Homespun Bluegrass
9:50 AM Forgotten Mountain Boys
10:45 AM Hilltown
11:55 AM Hub Hollow
1:05 PM Special Consensus
1:55 PM Nothin’ Fancy
2:45 PM AFBA Youth Academy
3:05 PM Mark Miklos
4:15 PM Special Consensus
5:10 PM Nothin’ Fancy

All Band times are subject to change

Norwich Bluegrass Festival

Hi Everyone, On July 26,27,and 28, I am trying to save a festival that was counted out .

If you can, please come support this festival. You, the ticket buyer are the most important part of this festival. Without you it cannot happen, period .

I have taken over this festival for a few reasons, there are a few purposes to this event. The reasons are:

While in this era, it seems that many bluegrass festivals are struggling to survive, many are closing their doors because of lack of funds, or people. With your help,  I am not going to allow this to happen to the Norwich Festival.(I have been going to this festival for the last decade and it sadden me that this happened to this festival last year.)

Another reason is there are many festivals out there that have the same bands play year after year. We need to allow other worthy bands to enter the bluegrass scene. A scene that I have found full of the best people in the World, Bluegrass People.

On Friday, To start a transition to this idea , I have created a full day and night show of some favorite bands that has been around the scene like Smokey Greene (NY) and  Danny Paisley(DE), Traditional Bluegrass don’t get any better than that.  Then  added two of today’s hottest bands that is being played on Sirius Radio every day,  both are Mountain Fever Recording Artists,  Kevin Richardson and Cuttin Edge (NC)and the all-female band Sweet Potato Pie(NC).

On Saturday , which is the day I need you,( the Fan) to help with . You will have a day full of good bluegrass that you probably have never seen before. I need you to watch these bands during the day, each band has two short sets, so if you miss one earlier in the day, please make time to check them out in the evening(they deserve a fair chance). I need you to write down the name on the back of your ticket stub,(only one name) that you feel was the best to your liking, put it in the VOTE box on stage before 8:30 pm Saturday night . Remember, You are the most important part of this festival.

Saturday’s bands are: Ernie Evans(FL) and Tyler Williams Band(TN),Ingersoll Brothers(TN,NY),Nitro Ride (PA),The Zepp Family (PA), Pactolus Sisters(TN), The Last Whippoorwill Band and Reyna-Rose Band (NY). They have come a long way to play for you ,please find the time to check out each band.

As a bonus, on Saturday, I have Travers Chandler and Avery County (NC), to play some true traditional sounding bluegrass , He will play twice, he will be playing while the vote are being counted. (He is not in the competition, please do not vote for him)

Once again, thanks you for your support , Danny Stewart

PS, a special thanks  to my wife and best friend, Christa Stewart, for without her love and support me to me , I would not be able to do this for  everyone, I love you Christa.

 

Danny Stewart

570-721-2760
www.dannystewartsbluegrasscruise.com
www.nepabluegrass.com