Saturday, May 11th, 2013
A downtown music festival is bringing different bands to different venues throughout downtown Lewisburg, all free and open to everyone. Lewisburg Live! is sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council as part of the 44th Annual Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts.
PUIRSEIL’S IRISH PUB – Ed Scholl and Don Krech
Ed Scholl and Don Krech have been playing guitar for longer than either can remember. Their electric guitar duets feature songs, both popular and very obscure, from the 1920’s to the present. They will be joined by Stu Shrawder on drums and Bill Flack on bass.
MERCADO BURRITO – Karen Nogle and Mark Tomeo
Karen Nogle and Mark Tomeo offer a simple but powerful duo playing adult contemporary, jazz and country tunes. Singing with style, the harmony is cool and matched. You’ll feel part of the song and hopefully you’ll even sing along!
BRASSERIE LOUIS – Frank Wicher Band
Country with a twist of rock and blues, plays those great country songs that made the outlaw era of country music famous. Playing artist like Waylon, Willie, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr. ,John Fogerty, Johnny Cash, and many others.
TEMPERANCE HOUSE – Royal Benson
The Royal Benson sound is rather un-trendy, at least for the blues-country-jazz-classic rock leaning Susquehanna Valley where they’re from. Yet, just about anyone who comes in contact with Royal Benson can’t help but find something to enjoy about them, from their very pleasing vocals, to their sense of song craft, to their diverse musicianship—with an emphasis on rhythm section, Bill Frisell-like ambient guitars, and saxophone.
BULL RUN INN – Blind Chitlin Kahunas
Rooted in the blues, yet prolific in a masterful infusion of soul, funk, R&B, jazz, folk, outlaw country, pop and classic rock influences, the Blind Chitlin Kahunas create a wholly original vibe with a strangely familiar tone–a jam band of immense proportion. Led by bassist and vocalist Kimbo Reichley, they also feature the undeniable talents of Chris Bovard (guitar & vocals), Webb Kline (keyboards) and Joel B. Vincent (drums & vocals).
TOWNE TAVERN – PA Crude
Formed in the fall of 2009, PA Crude is a classic rock/blues band based right here in Central Pennsylvania. In the short time they have been together, they have established themselves as one of the area’s premier live acts and released two CDs. Consisting of Scott Bachman on guitars, harmonica and background vocals; John Erdley, drums and vocals; Leo Keenan, keyboards, rhythm guitar and vocals; Bruce Bozyk, bass guitar and vocals; and newest member Rick Moscarello, lead vocals and percussion , they stir up a variety of musical styles into a fine gumbo that’s all PA Crude.