LOCK HAVEN - This Friday's summer concert in Triangle Park features Lockport Drifters. The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Named for the group's favorite hangout on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the Lockport Drifters is a three-member acoustic string band that plays a variety of musical styles from traditional bluegrass and old timey favorites to classic rock, country, folk and gospel standards. Best known for their strong vocals and harmony, relaxed performance style and reverence for fun, the group also adds unique arrangements and instrumentals to their traditionally spirited music.
Formed in 2001, the band has many years of combined experience playing for diverse audiences in a variety of venues throughout central Pennsylvania.
Phil Reeder, a popular local talent and artist has been playing the area since the late '60s. He is a member of several area bands and is equally well-known for his solo performances.
Dale Haines is a popular area guitar player known for his raucous vocals and humorous interaction with an audience. He and Reeder were former members of the Last Complete Show, a popular and award-winning traditional bluegrass band with both TV and radio credits that toured the state and New York throughout the 1980s and early '90s. Member Phil Ponish has made the rounds playing bass and guitar in several popular area bands, past and present, performing classic and contemporary rock and county, southern rock, jazz, and swing. His Dobro (resophonic guitar) and old-time country voice give the band a distinctive sound.
The Lockport Drifters make their homes in Clinton and Center counties and can be heard locally at various venues in Lock Haven and at the Howard Fire Hall's traditional Sunday music jams. Ponish and Reeder may be heard often in a variety of local bands. Check for schedules at the following web site: http://tinyurl. com/38tjpn.
The public is invited to attend this free summer concert. Seating will not be provided, therefore, the public is asked to bring lawn chairs.
To learn more about the 2012 Summer Concert Series, visit www.lockhavencity.org.