2015 Little Yough Summer Music Festival Schedule
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Nora Struthers & the Party Line
June 26th, 2015: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line Shatter Societal Pressure in 'Let Go' VideoClip for the indie singer-songwriters' powerful new tune casts lead singer in different eras with similar female struggles
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July 10th, 2015:: Blue Steel Bluegrass consists of Dave Matheny on the 5-string banjo, Nathaniel Linger on the mandolin, Tracy Curtis on the upright bass, Ryan Oldaker on the guitar, and Leanne Dotson with lead vocals. Occasionally, the group features Molly and Justin Riffle with vocals, fiddle and guitar. This WV native bluegrass band blends gospel and country with a hard driving bluegrass sound. The band has performed at private parties, convention centers, festivals and various music halls.
Scott & Michelle Dalziel
July 17th, 2015: Scott and Michelle Dalziel, Americana Singer Songwriters from Florida, delivers solid melodies, meaningful lyrics, heartfelt and amusing stories, tight harmonies, and a solid instrumental foundation, with guitars and djembe. Entertaining and thought provoking, sentimental and fun. They keep it real, honest and wholesome. Having performed at over 200 acoustic venues nation wide, they are no stranger to the stage, be it a living room corner, festival, or a concert hall. Michelle's soulful timbre to her voice captivates and draws in the listener to the story behind the song, while Scott's voice suggests a more earthy and honest tone, with a touch of grit, that is convincing and believable, perfect for either Beatle-esque pop or sentimental ballads. Both Scott and Michelle offer up an approachable performance of touching hearts and lifting moods. They have competed in Kerrville's New Folk competition two times, achieved international air play , and they are now recording their latest CD with Ramsees Mechan and producer / engineer legend Bruce Swedien. ( Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Siedah Garrett )
Proverbs Reggae Band
July 24th, 2015:PROVERBS is a positive, unique, rootz reggae band utilizing strong lyrical content and musical expressions to uplift Rasta livity. Proverbs is the only reggae band DC Metropolitan area to maintain the authentic sound of Rasta Roots Reggae Music. Specializing in socially conscious roots, the band endeavors to promote Ancient Wisdom through the art of music, thereby spreading the spiritual message of JAH RASTAFARI through word power and sound. Proverbs Reggae Band offers fans of all social economic and racial backgrounds a brand of MUSICAL POETRY, ROOTZ RASTA STYLE that definitely compels you to get on your feet and dance when the rhythm hits you!
The band’s strength comprises the diversity of its members; each bringing a unique gift and experience, thus making Proverbs an eclectic, spiritually, and socially conscious reggae band with a profound cultural base and deep rooted sound.
WV Brass Quintet
July 31, 2015: About the West Virginia Brass Quintet...
The West Virginia Brass Quintet (WVBQ) formed in June 2009 is one of the most exciting new chamber ensembles in West Virginia. This versatile group’s repertoire spans five centuries of music, from Renaissance and Baroque to Contemporary to Dixieland Jazz with an emphasis on traditional American music. With members living more than one hundred and fifty miles apart, the WVBQ goes to great lengths to sustain their passion for music making. From their annual Holiday Residency at the famous Greenbrier Resort to Artist Series Concerts at the Tamarack Center in Beckley and Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg to myriad church services, weddings, and civic functions, the West Virginia Brass Quintet has performed extensively throughout the Mountain State and surrounding areas. WVBQ performing at the Greenbrier Resort
The West Virginia Brass Quintet is available to play for you! WVBQ currently performs throughout the tri-state area of West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, and Western Maryland. For pricing and more information about having the WVBQ perform for your event, please contact via email: Andrew Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angela Easterling was raised in the South Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Much of her childhood was spent on the Greer, SC farm that has been in her family since 1791, seven generations. She embraced her heritage in a big way as a writer and an artist on her debut album, "Earning Her Wings", chosen as "Americana Pick of the Year" by Smart Choice Music.
Angela tours both solo and duo and has appeared with her crowd-pleasing band The Beguilers at numerous town fairs and music festivals throughout the Southeast. She has opened for, among others, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sarah Jarosz, Elizabeth Cook, Robbie Fulks, Mary Gauthier, Ray Price (at the Birchmere), Suzy Bogguss, Ellis Paul, Radney Foster, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Lori McKenna.
Angela’s 5th album, due for release early in 2015, was recorded late Summer, 2014, with Joe Pisapia (Guster, KD Lang, Chuck Mead) at his Middletree Studios. It features some of Nashville’s best, including Kimbrough, Fats Kaplin (Jack White), Dave Jacques (John Prine), and Paul Griffith (Jason Isbell, Todd Snider). More info coming soon!
Roger McGuinn, founder of the Byrds, called her "a bright shining star on the horizon!" and went on to say, "Her gift is so special. Her CD BlackTop Road brought me back to the time the Byrds recorded "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" - tradition meets youthful exuberance." For more info on Angela, including bio, tour dates and more, please visit www.angelaeasterling.com
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August 14th, 2015: The hot sounds of the jazz age come alive with the Boilermaker Jazz Band! Led by Paul Cosentino on clarinet, this acclaimed group serves up swinging renditions of jazz classics and rarities through superb instrumentals and heartfelt vocals. With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermakers bring the party to you! This fun, professional band has been making music and memories for more than 25 years!
August 21st, 2015: Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style.
Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest arrangements in folk music today: swing fiddle creeps into a Romanian dance, spoons show up in an Irish reel, and a blues lick introduces a Klezmer melody. Based in the hills of central Pennsylvania, these women play an amazing array of instruments. Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon switch with ease among fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, guitjo, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, and percussion.
Simple Gifts is frequently complimented on their stage presence, which is warm, personal, and accented with humor. These women deliver their music with rare intensity and contagious enthusiasm. It’s obvious that Simple Gifts loves the music they play and knows how to share their excitement with the audience. This is an act not to be missed!
The Steve Smith Band
August 28th, 2015: The Steve Smith Band is South Western Pennsylvania's New Premier Country Band.
Steve Smith's journey through the world of music is already filled with legendary tales. There was the time a chance meeting at a business in Nashville led to Steve jamming with country music superstar Charlie Daniels. Or the story about how a 12-year-old boy traded away his old dirt bike to get his very first instrument, which Steve learned to play while listening to the radio in his father's car. Since those days, Steve has gone on to open for some of music's biggest names, including Darryl Worley, Lee Brice, David Nail, and David Allen Coe. His song "Wishing Well" spent three weeks at #1 on Indie Charts while another original, "Another Beer", charted at #12 in Australia in 2012. Armed with his trademark "WVU" cap, Steve Smith is preparing to make 2014 another banner year. Not only will he continue writing and performing, he is also set to become an official member of the Wheeling Jamboree. And be sure to listen for a jingle written by Steve that will be featured in upcoming television show "Raised Right Outdoors".
SEPTEMBER 4th, 2015: A three piece powerhouse with influences from all genres of music, Boathouse continues as one of the most original, exciting, high-energy groups in the tri-state area. Formed locally in May of 1990, they have been a local favorite for the past 25 years. Every show starts with no formal set list allowing the group to cater directly to the audience at hand and to create a unique experience every time they take the stage. If you’re looking for a fun night out on the dance floor Boathouse will always deliver and leave you wanting more.
Original members; Jimmy Flanigan [guitar, bass, harmonica,vocals] & Jeff Zanecki [ drums, vocals] have performed well over 1000 shows. Along with Tim Beckman [current bassist/vocalist for the past 10 years] their unique talents and years provide the unique experience that is Boathouse.