Sturdy rock riffs mingled with a dusty twang and rumbling like a well- tuned hemi on a flat open stretch. – Direct Current Music
J.D Malone and the aptly-named Experts form a loose-limbed yet muscular pub-rock crew, deftly manhandling country-rockers, heartland stompers, southern boogies and closing-time weepers.
-Jim Musser (Iowa Press Citizen)
J.D Malone writes songs that grab you right away and then resonate deeply. - Nick Cristiano (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Equally at place at a dive bar in New Jersey or onstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. – David Voigt (Toronto Music Examiner)
Utterly captivating! Makes me wanna get up and dance!
– Kim Maki (Retrokimmer.com )
Dirty Purple is an all-female alternative/rock band from Bucks County, PA.
Five young women who write & play everything, and kick outstanding songs comparable to any monster rock band in the past 30 years.
Scotlyn, Claire & CoCo Brewer, Katie Corson, and Ashley Ferrante instinctively rock it old school on their debut album.
The charming authenticity of Ryan Tennis' sound has drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Bill Withers and Ben Harper--surprising likenesses for an all-American college football player turned singer/songwriter. While his disarming lyrics and singable melodies display a rare sensitivity, the intensity of his live performances - solo or backed by the raucous Clubhouse Band - hint at his gridiron past. Shows swing as easily from pin-drop-silence-inducing acoustic ballads to deep-grooving funk jams and bumping roots reggae covers. Revealed in the varied whole is an artist devoted to honest songwriting and willing to follow his own expression to a place beyond easy categorization.
Tennis' ability to connect with diverse audiences has endeared him to fans at home and abroad, and with a dogged DIY mentality the last two years have seen him orchestrate successful tours through Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Colombia, and Argentina.
Stateside, Tennis has an ever-expanding regional tour schedule revolving around his home city of Philadelphia. He has opened for Grammy Winners Kenny Loggins and Shawn Colvin, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge's "Emerging Artist Showcase," and shared the stage with folk legends Ellis Paul and Jonatha Brook. He's appeared on NBC's The 10! Show and 6abc's Tuned in, and has become a regular on Philadelphia independent radio. In 2010, Tennis emerged atop more than 600 entrants in the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Contest, and was nominated as Philadelphia's singer/songwriter of the year by both Origivation Magazine and WSTW's Hometown Heroes.
"Informed by oldschool soul, funk, and jazz, The Sermon! is a funky quartet from the borough of West Chester PA.
Taking their band name from the classic Jimmy Smith record, The Sermon! is primarily an instrumental, Hammond B-3 organ-driven group influenced by the stylings of Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, James Brown, Soulive, Bill Withers, MMW, and others.
Climactic live performances are a staple to the band's high energy stage presence - often accompanied by special guests .
The Sermon! has been playing together throughout the north east since their debut performance backing the legendary Papa John Defrancesco in 2005.
The band is currently supporting their late 2014 release, 'Covers', and are preparing to release their new all-original EP 'Short Hop'.
A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing.
Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.
The flavorful style of this quartet was born while its members, from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, traveled and lived in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia and began to mix their American roots with the diverse Afro-Latino rhythms that captivated them along the way.
Appearing in festivals, cultural centers, clubs and on city sidewalks, DTC delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing.
At a show you can't help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.
The Late Saints are a Gypsy Rock trio from Philadelphia.
Founded at the beginning of 2013 by Italian-born frontman Jacopo De Nicola, the have come to be known for their entertaining high-energy performances, unique style and trademark lead kazoo lines.
Imbued of the lyrical nuances of the Italian Cantautori and fueled by frenetic Balkan and South American rhythms a la Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello, The Late Saints galvanize the audience with irresistible dance numbers, introspective ballads and re-appropriated and "Italianized" ludicrous pop covers.
Jacopo's inspired kazoo lines, a soul warming and tasteful homage to the one-man band tradition, define the distinctive band sound.
Named 'Best Group/Duo' in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston's Quincy Market.
It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them "one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country."
They've since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, American Authors, and have even been tweeted about by Ellen DeGeneres.
Cameron Hood's rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green's explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, "a match made in radio heaven."
Their fifth and newest album, Start Somewhere, finds the band returning to the intimate storytelling and acoustic guitar interplay that was a hallmark of their early work as buskers. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including "Best Folk Band" and "Best Rock Band" (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).
Joe Bonner - Keyboards
Jeff Harrison - Bass, Vocals
Jim Hines - Drums, Vocals
Jeff McCullough - Guitar, Vocals
Jack Skudris - Guitar, Vocals
Rake is a Classic Rock band concept that has taken many years to come to fruition.
Each of the members has played in multiple bands going back to the 70's .
Performing classics that are true to the original compositions, but with our own sound.
As a performer Tim has entertains audiences internationally.
He maintains an active performing schedule, appearing in a variety of concert venues such as the Kimmel Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, Carnegie Center, Hard Rock Live, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Healdsburg Guitar Festival and many more.
Tim performs on benefit concerts, festivals, workshops, corporate events and television programs.
Tim has performed live on many radio programs as a featured artist including Echoes and Kid's Corner, both popular syndicated shows heard on hundreds of Public Radio stations nationwide.
Tim performs as a solo artist and also has shared the stage with such notable artists as Les Paul, George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty, Rick Wakeman, Alex DeGrassi, Jake Shimabukuru, California Guitar Trio, John Sebastian and many more ...
In addition to his solo performances Tim offers several different concert programs such as "StringSongs" which includes bass player extraordinaire Michael Manring and Grammy Award winner Pat Robinson on keyboards. Tim also offers live multimedia programs such as "America The Beautiful" and "Hearts Content".
Drummer Rich Scannella has played with Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga among others.
After touring the USA, Japan, South America, Europe, and Canada he has returned to leading his own group playing everything from pop and rock to blues and funk.
His band features Tony Magistro on guitar and vocals, and Bob Luciani on bass and vocals. Together they bring an amazingly fun and high energy show that has been a favorite of fans in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.
A Tribute to the music of Steely Dan
Glenn Marrazzo - Band Leader, Bass Matt Sevier - Vocals Peg Talbott-Lane - Vocals Teresa Dansbury - Vocals Jeff Miller - Drums & Vocals Jon Mernyk - Guitar Tony Winkler - Guitar Dan Smedile - Keyboards Nancy Kribbs - Trombone Rich Robinson - Sax David Laich - Trumpet
The Melton Brothers Band
with John Lilley, Bob Beach & Fred Berman
The Melton Brothers are widely acknowledged as regional music legends from their debut vinyl album "Livin In The City" through their current focus on song interpretations and originals. Rhythm comes first with the Brothers and the two are so tight on bass, keyboards and vocals that it is thrilling to see, feel and move to what they and exemplary musicians Fred Berman (of Amos Lee) on drums and John Lilley (of the Hooters) on guitar bring to the show. The Melton Brothers Band is a groovin stew of styles including roots-rock, folk-rock, blues, jazz, New Orleans funk and island beats all served up in a sizzling and sumptuous musical conversation with everyone in the room.