Photos and Commentary by Rick Hiduk Members of Sassafras (top, from right) Jillian Hannigan, Jessica Illuzzi, and Channing Lynn were joined during several songs at a recent gig at The Blogg in Tunkhannock by guest performer Merl Johnson from Virginia. The corner in which the band played will soon become
Photos and commentary by Rick Hiduk While much of Sunday’s Cornstock crowd (above) chose to sit in the shade, die hard fans of The Coal Town Rounders (top with Jessica Illuzzi) effectively surrounded the stage and danced in a warm late summer sun. The Cornstock Folk Festival, held from Sept.
Photos and Review by Rick Hiduk 2013 FreshGrass Award winners RUNA delighted the Cornstock audience with two shows on Aug. 30. Soulful vocals and earnest picking made instant fans out of many of those in attendance. The colors on the tie-die backdrop continuously changed when the night-lighting came on. With
Photos and Review by Rick Hiduk WBRE’s PA Live featured a live performance by female trio Sassafras was broadcast on August 18. Cohost Jasmine Brook interviewed the folk/bluegrass ensemble, who were also included in a taste-testing at the end of the program. With a spirited performance of “Goldmine,” the three
Photo and story by Rick Hiduk Members of Stealing Neil, including (front, from left) rhythm guitarist Ronnie Williams, lead singer and guitarist RJ Scouten, lead guitarist Jared Scavone, and (back) drummer Tony Scavone satisfied the rock ‘n’ roll urges of a large crowd at the Lovelton Hotel on Saturday night.
Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Breakdown Jimmy guitarists (front, from left) Sam Scavone, Jack Davenport, and Matt Scavone and drummer Mike Stash made believers of a receptive crowd at the Highway Inn on Jan. 10 with classic rock covers and some engaging antics. When I attend an event for
By Rick Hiduk While the way that I listen to music hasn’t changed much through the years, the way that I hear popular music certainly has. It becomes clearer every year that the record companies are controlling the charts, not only telling us what the biggest hits are but reshaping