Big Valley Bluegrass coming to Winterfest

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s
14th Annual WinterFest
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014

*NEW LOCATION* EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF
QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Call now and get your reservations early!


Big Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in
Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music
and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter
and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend
Johnny Cash.
KEITH KESTER
(Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.
PAUL SPRIET
(Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs,  Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his main influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.
BILL PARKER
(Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY and is now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. His primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass, and dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitar, Collings, and Daley.

Mail Pouch Express Coming to Winterfest

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s
14th Annual WinterFest
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014

*NEW LOCATION* EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF
QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Call now and get your reservations early!


Mail Pouch Express

Mailpouch Express is a group of seasoned professionals that deliver a traditional bluegrass sound. Each member of the band is a standout instrumentalist. Their experience is evident in the masterful renditions of bluegrass standards they bring to every performance.

Their vocals are crisp and harmonies are right on. The blend they have achieved is the result of many years of playing so that the final product one that you will enjoy and remember.

Stained Grass Window coming to Winterfest

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s
14th Annual WinterFest
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014

*NEW LOCATION* EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF
QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Call now and get your reservations early!

Stained Grass Window

In the course of performing for as many years as we have we can look back and see two stages to our evolution. The first part was where we labored pretty hard to become good musically. While we still work pretty hard at that we’ve matured as performers and have now come to understand that what we provide is not just something that is musically comptetent. The fact is, only a minority of the people we play before are musicians. People come to have a good time, not to be music critics. Our purpose must be to provide entertainment, allowing the members of the audience to just sit back and relax to the music we make.

Wallace Brothers coming to Winterfest

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s
14th Annual WinterFest
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014

*NEW LOCATION* EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF
QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Call now and get your reservations early!


The Wallace Brothers

The Wallace Brothers Band featuring Lucky Pham on the Pedal Steel Guitar, is a group based in Pennsylvania. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Rusted Root, David Bromberg, members of The Lemonheads, members of Ween, Bobby Bare Jr., Lucky Tubb, Frog Holler, Leon Rhodes, and many more, and have also had the pleasure to work with Robert Hunter, lyricist for The Grateful Dead. The Wallace Brothers derive their sound from traditional folk and country music and mix it with improvisational rock and roll. They are most known for their unique live shows, performing roughly 200 shows a year, no two shows being the same. Whether it be crooning harmonies on a folk song or a soaring pedal steel guitar sounding like it is straight out of Nashville, The Wallace Brothers honor their roots but still create a style all their own.

 

Fountain House Jam

Fountain House Jam

Thursday is the 2nd Thursday which means there will be bluegrass at the Fountain House.  All acoustic bluegrass across from the firehouse in Fredon NJ.  Starts at 6:30

Come and bring an instrument and a friend.  Come and play or come and listen.  All levels of experience are welcome.

I rediscovered this tune since the last jam and want to remember to give it a try:

In the Gravel Yard  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVrHShaJbIk

Note: The Fountain House does not serve food but there are a few restaurants in the area that will be glad to deliver.  Ask Don the Bartender.

Fountain House Jam

Fountain House Jam

Thursday is the 2nd Thursday which means there will be bluegrass at the Fountain House.  All acoustic bluegrass across from the firehouse in Fredon NJ.  Starts at 6:30

Come and bring an instrument and a friend.  Come and play or come and listen.  All levels of experience are welcome.

I rediscovered this tune since the last jam and want to remember to give it a try:

In the Gravel Yard  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVrHShaJbIk

Note: The Fountain House does not serve food but there are a few restaurants in the area that will be glad to deliver.  Ask Don the Bartender.