LEWISBURG?- A downtown music festival will bring different bands to different venues throughout downtown Lewisburg Saturday, all free and open to everyone.
Puirseil's Pub - Ed Scholl and Don Krech, 6 to 8 p.m. Scholl and Krech play electric guitar duets featuring popular and obscure songs. Krech and Scholl have played guitar for a combined total of more than 100 years.
Cherry Alley Cafe - Lawson and Disorder, 7 to 9 p.m. Larry Lawson and Joe DeCristopher present a stripped-down version of their band that draws inspiration from country, swing, folk and rock. The set list will feature many Lawson originals slated for the upcoming Lawson and Disorder debut album, along with a variety of tunes well-known and obscure, all carefully selected.
The New Temperance House and Second Street Pub - Frank Wicher Band, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wicher performs songs by artists like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his wife, Bonnie, singing back-up. Dave "Ike" Eisenhower on drums and Buzz "Have Bass Will Travel" Meachum on electric bass, round out this local bit of Texas Hill Country in central Pa. Visit www.frankwicher.com for more information.
Towne Tavern - Octavia Blues Band, 9 to 11 p.m. One of the region's hottest blues, soul and R&B musical acts, Octavia features wicked blues harmonicas and powerful, sultry vocals. For more information, visit www.octaviabluesband.com.
Brasserie Louis - Folk Justice Band, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Lewisburg's own The Folk Justice Band formed in 2004. The group specializes in tight harmonies and fresh arrangements of folk and classic rock gems with originals, too. They regularly play area clubs, restaurants and coffeehouses, as well as weddings, private parties and reunions. Visit their website at www.folkjusticeband.com for more information.
Bull Run Inn - Blind Chitlin Kahunas, 10 p.m. to midnight. The Blind Chitlin Kahunas are a powerhouse band comprised of four veteran musicians and longtime friends finally united. The Kahunas are the blues, fortified and funkified. The band features Chris Bovard, guitarist and vocalist; Kimbo Reichley, bassist and vocalist; Webb Kline, keyboardist; and Joel B. Vincent, drummer.
THE NEW TEMPERANCE HOUSE AND
SECOND STREET PUB - Frank Wicher Band
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Described by area music critics "as Roadhouse, Outlaw, Honky-Tonk" music,
Frank Wicher likes to tell it as he sees it in his own tunes and sing it
as he feels it when doing renditions of those he admires like Waylon,
Willie and the Boys. It's hard to sit still when this group is on stage
playing the music you don't hear on the radio any more. Frank sings lead
and plays guitar with his wife, Bonnie, singing back-up. Dave "Ike"
Eisenhower on drums and Buzz "Have Bass Will Travel" Meachum on electric
bass round out this local bit of Texas Hill Country in central
Pennsylvania. Check them out at www.frankwicher.com.
TOWNE TAVERN - Octavia Blues Band
9 - 11:00 p.m.
There's just something about Octavia. Is it her wicked blues harmonicas or
powerful, sultry vocals? Could it be her amazing interaction with the
audience, or her smokin' hot band?
Maybe, it's the whole package? Perhaps, it is a classic case of 'the sum
of the parts is greater than the individual pieces.' Regardless, the
result is the region's hottest blues, soul and R&B musical act. This
"Blues Diva" has garnered press such as, "Octavia has been noted as top of
the list of the very few female harmonica players in the blues world."
"She's one of a kind!" Visit her website at www.OctaviaBluesBand.com.
BRASSERIE LOUIS - Folk Justice Band
9 - 11:30 p.m.
Lewisburg's own, The Folk Justice Band, formed in 2004. They specialize
in tight harmonies and fresh arrangements of folk and classic rock gems,
with originals, too. Members include Leo Armbruster, guitar and vocals,
Glenn Crook, lead guitar and vocals, Brian Gockley, guitar and vocals,
Will Rivera, drums/percussion and vocals, and Geoff Schneider, bass
guitar. They regularly play area clubs, restaurants and coffeehouses, as
well as weddings, private parties and reunions. Please visit their
website at www.folkjusticeband.com.
BULL RUN INN - Blind Chitlin Kahunas
10:00 - Midnight
The Blind Chitlin Kahunas are a powerhouse band comprised of four
exceptionally talented, veteran musicians and longtime friends finally
united. The Kahunas are the blues, fortified and funkified. The band
features highly revered guitarist and vocalist Chris Bovard, bassist and
vocalist Kimbo Reichley, keyboardist Webb Kline and drummer Joel B
Vincent. Individually, they have performed across the country and beyond,
and collectively, bring over 120 years of combined musical experience to
bear at every show. Performing regularly at pubs, clubs, concert halls and
music festivals, the Blind Chitlin Kahunas have opened shows for legendary
bands such as Tower of Power, and have shared stages with such notable
blues artists as Tab Benoit, Levon Helm, The Nighthawks, Smokin' Joe Kubek
and many more. The Blind Chitlin Kahunas are also two-time Memphis
International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists. Their first recorded release
("Live!") has sold well, and the band's new, full-length original album,
"This Old Guitar" (2010) is already finding its way into the hands of
thousands of fans, old and new. Please visit their website at
Since 1968, the Lewisburg Arts Council has encouraged and advanced visual
and performing arts in the Lewisburg area. The Lewisburg Arts Council does
this through four major annual events, including the Lewisburg Arts
Festival. The 2012 Lewisburg Arts Festival runs from April 27 through May
12. Additional information is available at www.lewisburgartscouncil.com.
PUIRSEIL'S PUB - Ed Scholl and Don Krech
6 - 8 p.m.
Ed Scholl and Don Krech play electric guitar duets featuring songs, both
popular and obscure, from the 1920's to the present. This year is of
special note- Ed & Don have been playing guitar for a combined total of
over 100 years.
CHERRY ALLEY CAF - Lawson & Disorder
7 - 9 p.m.
Larry Lawson and Joe DeCristopher will present a stripped-down version of
Lawson and Disorder, the moniker under which Larry and Joe are ordinarily
joined by bassist Carl Kirby. Their music has been described as "American
mongrel music," because they draw inspiration from a multitude of American
musical genres, including country, swing, folk, and rock, all simmered to
perfection in their unique musical jambalaya. This special performance
will showcase Larry's richly expressive baritone and Joe's amazingly
delicious guitar licks. The set list will feature many Lawson originals
slated for the upcoming Lawson and Disorder debut album, along with a
tasteful variety of tunes well-known and obscure, all carefully selected
for their beauty, depth and craftsmanship.