FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
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Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen
Capturing the vibe of late 60’s and 70’s blues-laced rock-n-roll, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania’s premier power blues-rock trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen mix retro-style and groove a-la (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, ZZ Top) for a lightning charged, vintage style all their own.
Led by the transcendent lead guitarist/singer/songwriter Dustin Douglas (Lemongelli, The Badlees), The Electric Gentlemen (Tommy Smallcomb-Drums & Matt “The Dane” Gabriel-Bass) leave even the most discerning music fans with little left to ask for at the end of any live show!
Following the release of 2016’s self-titled Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and 2017’s EP Blues 1, the band’s much anticipated new record, BREAK IT DOWN co-produced by Paul Smith (The Badlees, The Cellarbirds) and Dustin Douglas features 12 brand new tracks recorded at Eight Days A Week Studios in Northumberland PA by Paul Smith and also features “No More Tears to Cry” previously released on the band’s EP Blues 1.
Best Friends Girl – the #1 CARS experience
Best Friends Girl recreate the timeless hits of The Cars spanning a 35-year career, with over 23 million albums sold and having more than 22 songs on the Billboard top 100. The Cars undoubtedly left their mark in popular culture with notable hits like “Best Friends Girl,” “Shake It Up,” “Magic,” “Lets Go” and of course, “Moving in Stereo” which gained notoriety from its placement in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Best Friends Girl are comprised of lifelong, top-notch, professional musicians whose goal is to keep the music of The Cars alive with every performance!
The Cars' journey began with Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr collaborating on several projects in the early 70's. Ric and Benjamin eventually completed the lineup with Greg Hawkes, Elliot Easton, and David Robinson in Boston in 1976. In the confusion left behind from the death of disco and the angst of punk, they forged a new direction bringing together the synthesizer sound with classic rock and roll roots. It created a unique sound for the time and icon John Lennon became a fan stating, "I think The Cars’ 'Touch and Go' is right out of the fifties ‘Oh, oh…‘ A lot of it is fifties stuff. But with eighties styling.”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Stoned Soul Blue
Stoned Soul Blue is a blues/soul band out of northeast PA. Coming together from various projects to make this current line up featuring Cassandra on lead vocals, Brian on keys, Bobby on bass guitar, Neil on drums, and Sean on guitar. Focusing on original music with covers of artists that inspire our music.
Chapel Street Junction
Chapel Street Junction is a five piece band based in Newark, DE. Instrumentation includes: guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin, and harmonica. Although rooted in Bluegrass and Irish music, the band has many original and classic rock cover songs. The band has played over 100 shows in DE, PA, MD, and NY.
Tom Petty Tribute - Damn The Torpedoes
Over the years Damn The Torpedoes has evolved with more committed members and a deep understanding of the Tom Petty catalog. The current lineup has been in place for several years and demonstrates the unspoken chemistry that makes a great band. The signature riffs, harmonies and underlying parts of the music are all there---along with some fresh twists that are often inspired in the moment. The resulting performances have audiences smiling, singing,dancing and mourning the loss of this great artist.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers
Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers are an up and coming Folk/Americana group based in Northeast Pennsylvania. Ever since 2013, these troublemakers have been performing original music, honing their craft, and developing a nice fanbase along the way.
Their newest studio album, "Based on a True Story" was recorded in 2019-2020 and includes 10 original hand crafted tunes.
Brendan Gosson - Fiddle
Shawn Caden - Mandolin, Banjo
Stephen Kurtz - Bass
Jami Novak - Percussion
Dave Brown - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Born in Pennsylvania. Lives in Pennsylvania.
Makes music. Mined coal. Logged trees. Teaches kids.
Van Wagner is an educator. In the classroom, he teaches Environmental Science at Lewisburg High School. He was selected as Conservation Educator of the Year in 2005 from Schuylkill County and in 2007 and 2009 in Union County. In 2012 he was awarded the Sandy Cochran award for natural resource education from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. In 2015 the Red Cross presented Van with the Robert N. Pursel Distinguished Service Award.
Outside of the classroom he educates audiences with his music and programs on Pennsylvania History. He received an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018 from the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest. His music has been featured on the History Channel, WVIA tv, and Country Music Television (CMT). He has released 26 original albums and published a book entitled "Coal Dust Rust and Saw Dust." His music and programs not only entertain but inspire audiences to become involved in learning more.
Van recently announced a new live music project: "Van Wagner and Buffalo Valley Railroad" featuring Steve Belcher on bass and drums, Ethan Weader on guitar and drums, Haley Berge on piano and vocals, and Van on guitar, mandolin, and vocals.
“We're planning an acoustic set followed by an electric set for our shows.” Expect an Americana mix of originals, great folk songs, and some other gems mixed in. Other Summer 2021 dates will be announced soon.