Enough with the Kickstarter!

June 6, 2013 By Michael Giblin Ok, it’s raining, I’m slightly hung-over, and I’ve been listening to punk rock all morning, so that can only mean one thing – here comes an unsolicited rant… Friends, fellow artists and musicians…enough with the Kickstarter already! It’s played out, done, pointless, and probably doing you more harm than … Read More

The Hooters Appreciation Day

A couple of weeks ago, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted on a resolution to declare April 30th “Hooters Music Appreciation Day” in the state. The resolution, sponsored by Senator Daylin Leach, passed unanimously and The Hooters have cemented their place in the PA history books. The band accepted the award today and celebrated the occasion … Read More

The King Street Coffee House
Kicks Off Their 17th Season

September 27, 2012 By Brenda Brosius Created back in January of 1996, a small group of members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Susquehanna Valley gathered at the Priestley Chapel in Northumberland, Pa. They had found that the Central Susquehanna Valley, local musicians and music lovers in the area had a need. This small group … Read More

Sunshine Through The Blues

A few weeks ago we were having a record breaking heatwave across the country as well as here in PA. My annual trip to Brigg’s Farm Blues Festival was going on right in the midst of this oppressively warm and humid spell. It was sunny and a steamy 95 degrees when Ed Randazzo took to … Read More

Too Old to Rock and Roll?

The other day, a Facebook friend posted something that really struck a chord. To paraphrase, he said something like he felt as though he was a 22 year old spirit stuck in a 42 year old body and openly wondered whether he should continue playing music. Another friend posted one of those cartoon sharing things … Read More

Summer Festival Season

Summer festival season is here! This is the time of year that live music is released from the dark, late-night confines of nightclubs and bars and flows into the great outdoors. Pennsylvania is a great place for outdoor summertime music. We have blues festivals happening in rural cornfields, folk music under the stars at wineries, … Read More

Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2011

NOTE: This article was originally published on the DAMES of Pa website. Music and the smell of BBQ and burning campfires filled the air on July 8th and 9th at The 14th Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival. Hosted by the Briggs family on their picturesque farm in Nescopeck, PA, this festival has grown to be … Read More

Aces In the Hole

NOTE: This article was originally published on the DAMES of Pa website. Influenced by Delta blues man Rice Miller, Nate Myers started playing blues harp in the early nineties. Since then he has played blues, country, funk, and everything in between, always aiming to give the best performance possible. In 2002, Myers formed The Aces … Read More