Live by Bret Alexander & Nyke Van Wyk

Nyke Van Wyk and Bret Alexander

A truly great song sounds good in more than one form. This theory is clearly illustrated with the release of Live HMAC and Mauch Chunk Opera House by Bret Alexander & Nyke Van Wyk. Included here are a few cover tunes and some well-trodden originals, most of which were formerly released by the Badlees, the … Read More

Alexis P. Suter at the FM Kirby Center

Alexis P Suter

Contributors: Margaret Neiswender Gary Neiswender On Friday, March 31st, Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound celebrated the release of their new album Live From Briggs Farm with a concert at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA as part of the center’s Chandelier series. The album was recorded during the 19th annual Briggs Farm Blues … Read More

Light of Day Philadelphia

2017 Light of Day Philadelphia

On Saturday, January 7th, the Light of Day Philadelphia: Songwriters Up Close & Personal event was held at World Café Live in Philadelphia. The event was part of the larger Light of Day Winterfest, which has raised raised nearly $4 million to benefit the fight against Parkinson’s disease since its inception in 2000. The 2017 … Read More

The Dorsey Brothers

the dorsey brothers

60 years ago today, on November 26, 1956, trumpeter Tommy Dorsey unexpectedly lost his life at the fairly young age of 51, permanently ending the on-again/off-again collaboration with his brother, clarinet and saxophone player Jimmy Dorsey. This career spanned 30 years from the mainstream emergence of jazz in the mid 1920s to the advent of … Read More

III by Shift Seven

For their third release, Central PA rock trio Shift Seven has forged a dynamic, 6-song EP with added sonic dimensions. While the band’s previous two albums stayed within the bounds of a gritty boogie-rock sound, Shift Seven III features richer textures and arrangements and explores more rock sub genres. Formed in the 1990s, Shift Seven … Read More

“Sheer Folly” by
Shawan and the Wonton

Shawan and the Wonton are a group from Central Pennsylvania. This video is a October 2016 performance of their 2016 original song “Sheer Folly” at the 33rd annual Little Buffalo Festival in Newport, PA.

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Album review of Catchin’ Feels

 

“Deeper” by Red Eye Kings

Red Eye Kings are a rock group from Central Pennsylvania. This video is a October 2016 performance of their original song “Deeper” at the 33rd annual Little Buffalo Festival in Newport, PA.

“Deeper” was included on Rhyne McCormick’s 2010 album Live at the Capitol Theatre.

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The Legendary Billy Paul

Billy Paul

Earlier this year, the music world lost a music legend when Billy Paul passed away at age 81. A native of Philadelphia, Paul had an especially rich voice which fit perfectly with the Philly Soul movement of the 1970s and was even dubbed with the title “A Singer’s Singer”. Born Paul Williams, from his earliest … Read More

A Variety of Music at Little Buffalo Festival

Little Buffalo main stage

The 33rd Annual Little Buffalo Festival takes place on Saturday, October 1st and features a rich and diverse musical lineup led by several artists from the Keystone State along with some talent from outside Pennsylvania. Located at Little Buffalo State Park just outside of Newport, PA, this one-day free event also arts, crafts, poetry, a … Read More