Friday Night Shows -
Gem and Keystone featuring the Juggernaut String Band 8-11pm
Driebe Freight Station & Open Mic at the
Quality Inn with Band of Strings and Heavy Traffic
Saturday - Full day of shows on the Main Stage and 2nd Stage featuring:
Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass continue to be deeply rooted in tradition, but look to the future with enthusiasm and anticipation. This coming year brings renewed excitement! Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass have released their new CD on Patuxent Music. It is filled with all the traditional sound you would expect from a Southern Grass CD.
Formed in the fall of ’08 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Chasing Blue plays a mix of original and traditional bluegrass material with unique arrangements and hard-driving style. Original material holds true to the bluegrass tradition but strong lyrical ideas and progressive musical ideas make the Chasing Blue sound.
Chasing Blue released their first full length album, Low Valley, in Nov 2012 and it has been receiving many positive reviews highlighted below:
“Low Valley is a superb record, worthy of the attention of anyone interested in where the next generation of acoustic string artists are taking our beloved bluegrass music.” -John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
“The blending of the vocals and fine instrumentation make this a must have CD”- Tom Duplissey, Central Texas Bluegrass Association
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.
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.
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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
Scott Eager & High Lonesome Sound
A little bit of harmony, a splash of honesty and a whole lot of speed are the ingredients used to stir up a nice pot of homegrown Hillbilly Water. Hillbilly Water have been performing together for over 10 years. Having gotten their start in '02. The band an acoustic trio features mandolin, guitar & bass fiddle. Louie Demayo is the lead singer and mandolin player. Lou is a huge fan of Bill Monroe and bluegrass music in general. He's also had the pleasure of hanging out and playing with Del McCoury, Adam Stefi, and Allison Krauss to name a few. On guitar we have the unassuming Ed Rainey. Ed's been playing for as long as he can remember and was brought up listening and playing old time country and bluegrass songs, by his father Rich, himself a very talented banjo player and band leader (Riskey Business). Encouraged by his dad, Eddie learned to play all the bluegrass instruments; dobro, guitar, mandolin and banjo. He is quite a talent and must be seen to be believed. Bassist George Kapitanellis has been playing for over 25 years and his musical friendship with Eddie goes back just as far. They have been playing in bands since high school and have created a dynamic groove and feel that kicks the band up a notch. Their familiarity lets them ease in and out of different grooves and phrasings effortlessly.
Last Small Town plays bluegrass and more!
With an emphasis on strong harmonies and tight rhythm, LST puts the blues in bluegrass. LST started playing at festival and jam sessions and developed into a tight band. Our goal is to have fun and put some smiles on peoples faces by playing a mix of old and new favorites and original songs.
Brian - -
(Mandolin, guitar, fiddle & vocals)
was born in the Wyoming Valley area of Pennsylvania
and fell in love with traditional bluegrass music while
living in Kentucky for 13 years.
He is one of the songwriters in the band.
Brian is a talented song writter, and is in process of writting more songs
- - Susie - -
(Upright Bass, Guitar & Vocals) was born in the North Jersey and fell in love with traditional bluegrass music
while attending Festivals at the AFBA Park in Wind Gap,Pa.
- - Rodney - -
(Banjo,Guitar & Vocals)
was born in the Warren Pennsylvania and lived with traditional bluegrass music all his life. Now a Concrete Mixer Driver by trade, he started learning the
Banjo when he was an Over the Road Truckdriver, and just never stopped
- - Jake - -
was born in Northern Va
He moved to Pa in 2005
He fell in love w bluegrass at early age when visiting family in Virginia and West Virginia.
He started mandolin lessons in 2009 with Brian Skurski.
And he moved up on Forgotten Mountain and recently joined our family. We are so proud to have him.
The Lost Ramblers
"Texas Rose" began as a duo...Sandi Marola singing, yodeling and playing guitar and sister Ginger Evans on bass and singing harmony. They began performing together in 1994 for Children's Enrichment Programs and Cowboy Gatherings and Festivals in the west... TX, AZ NM and WY. Even once, Way out West, got to perform a few songs at the Honolulu Hilton... Both sisters had been involved in music since grammer school and have roots in Bluegrass music.
Now, Sandi lives in the Poconos and performs an interesting blend of Old Time Folk, Western Heritage and Swing and Bluegrass...real Americana Music, with her now sharing her original material in these genres of music. Performing as a solo to a five piece band with a number of talented musicians, "Texas Rose" has shared this Americana style music in PA, NY, DE and NJ, yet occasionally still back out west with her sister duo. It has been said "the memories brought back by some of these well known tunes is heart warming." from this "Swingin' Bluegrass Cowgirl"
Without A Paddle is BLUEGRASS with a twist! Old standards, new stuff, antique jingles, hold-overs from the 1920's and a little bit of countrified swing! You'll definitely hear something you like.
Out of the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, grows one of the Keystone state’s hottest, up and coming bluegrass bands today! “Mama Corn”, as they are collectively known, has become renowned for their organic, down home sound, and their fun loving stage show. This high energy band has quickly grown from the seeds of old time acoustic jam sessions, to the forefront of the regional bluegrass music scene. Featuring explosive fret board fireworks, tight vocal harmony, and undeniable chemistry, Mama Corn has captured the interest of a whole new generation of listeners through their ability to push the parameters of the genre, while adhering to the traditions of the music. They have been fortunate enough to share the stage with some of the biggest names in bluegrass music, such as: The Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rhonda Vincent, and Yonder Mountain String Band, to name a few. In addition to a busy touring schedule, as well as enjoying the success of their debut CD released in 2011, the band is gearing up to lay down tracks on their highly anticipated, sophomore studio effort. So don’t miss your chance for some fresh, hand picked, “Allegheny Mountain Bluegrass” from one of the
hottest up and coming acts in bluegrass music today, Mama Corn.
Danny and Ryan Paisley explaining how to learn to shred mandolin in 3 years
George Cowley of Brattleboro VT and Tara Lindhadrt of Virginia on Swing guitar and mando for fun and bluegrass.
Both workshops are limited to 25 on a first come-first serve basis.
$20.00 covers the 2 hour workshop with luncheon.
Send checks or maney orders made out to the PB&FS and mail to:
415 Willliams St.
E. Stroudsburg PA 18301
Plus... childrens' program at the Monroe County Public Library on Sat. Jan. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m with Peter Taney
Masters Workshops - Saturday 11AM - 1PM (includes lunch) $25,
A Variety of Instrumental Workshops, Master luthier Frank Finnochio,
Sunday - Gospel Show followed by a Full day of Shows on the Main Stage
Heavy Traffic, The Lost Ramblers, Mason-Dixon Bandits,
Homespun Bluegrass, Bandamonium Contest Winner
Weekend: Early Bird Special $30 by 11/3,
$35 by 1/5,
$40 at door,
Saturday $25, Sunday $15