The Alex Radus Trio (ART) draws from across the American songwriting spectrum, leapfrogging genres and often blurring the lines between them. Radus was recently nominated as Best Singer/Songwriter for the 2015 Lehigh Valley Music Awards. ART's newest release, Jewels & Tinware, was nominated for Outstanding Album of 2014.
ART also features Dan Manchester on upright bass, Charlie Heim on drums and a very special appearance by Dave Cahill.
Radus has toured the country extensively, recorded multiple albums, and won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his songwriting and performing. He has been heard on WXPN and WNTI, performed live on Wisconsin Public Radio's Higher Ground with Jonathan Overby, and appeared at numerous festivals and famed clubs such as MusikFest (Bethlehem, PA), AntiFolk Fest (NYC), Augusta Heritage Fest (Elkins, WV), Club Passim (Boston), Tin Angel (Philly), and Eddie's Attic (Atlanta, GA).
Radus' newest release, Jewels & Tinware, is available at www.alexradus.com
Grady Hoss & The Sidewinders is a modern day singer/songwriter steeped in alt/classic country
A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing.
Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.
The flavorful style of this quartet was born while its members, from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, traveled and lived in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia and began to mix their American roots with the diverse Afro-Latino rhythms that captivated them along the way.
Appearing in festivals, cultural centers, clubs and on city sidewalks, DTC delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing.
At a show you can't help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.
RUST is a group of experienced musicians with great depth in performing over the years since the late 60's. Their passion for the music of Neil Young is clear as they create a memorable experience - close to going to a Neil Young concert.
RUST recreates the unique acoustic and electric sound of Neil Young, with vocals that are very close to Neil's own voice.
They take you from Neil's early work in the 60's through his current releases.
Drummer Rich Scannella has played with Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga among others. After touring the USA, Japan, South America, Europe, and Canada he has returned to leading his own group playing everything from pop and rock to blues and funk. His band features Tony Magistro on guitar and vocals, and Bob Luciani on bass and vocals. Together they bring an amazingly fun and high energy show that has been a favorite of fans in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.
PLAYING FOR CHANGE DAY on the patio at PUCK Live!
Saturday, September 19th, 2015 – 1pm to 7pm
A Global Day of Action and Music to Benefit PLAYING FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION, whose mission is to create positive change and peace building through music and arts education around the world. www.playingforchange.org
JD Malone will be performing from 4 to 7pm, there will be craft beer specials, and a special cocktail for the day, with 10% of all bar sales going to PLAYING FOR CHANGE between the hours of 3pm and 7pm.
Please consider supporting our event by contributing here: http://playingforchangeday.org/show/playing-for-change-at-puck-live
Itinerary (subject to change):
· 1:30 – 2:30pm – Youth bands Krooked Keys and Dynamite Fishermen
· 2:30 – 4:00pm – Songwriting workshop with LisaBeth Weber
· 3:00 – 7:00pm – Craft beer and drink cocktail specials with 10% of all bar sales to Playing for Change Foundation.
· 4:00 – 7:00pm – Musician JD Malone on the patio
Throughout the day: Playing for Change video screenings, 50/50 raffle including handmade snare drum courtesy of Bucks County Drum Company, movie tickets for locally produced film "The North Star", Heritage Conservancy Gift Package. Information about Playing for Change Foundation, plus giveaways, Playing for Change Foundation Speakers/Board members LisaBeth Weber and Brian Applestein.
Thanks to the fine folks at PUCK Live in Doylestown, PA!
Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters: CB Cares, Kimberly Cambra, Karen Sweeney, Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation Department, Neal Carson, Lynn Goldman, Sam Kovacs, Stockertown Beverage, PUCK Live, JD Malone, Chris Carr and Bucks County Drum Company, Chanin Milnazik of Brown Dog Design, Linda Cacossa and Heritage Conservancy, LuckPig Studios / The North Star Movie, and the local Playing for Change Day host committee.
The Planets are a rock'n blues power trio from the outskirts of Philly.
Joel Planet - Guitarist and lead vocal
Larry Planet - Bassist and lead vocals
Charlie Planet - drummer and lead vocals
Their first album "I Think I'll Date her Mom" was released 2012 & they are starting the next album...
The band has played together and gathered a fan base through charity fundraisers, pig roasts, and local haunts ; the Mermaid Inn, Puck Live, John and Peters, Magerks etc.
They have shared the stage with The Vice Grips (Andy Boyle songwriter), Flamin' Harry, Robert Hazzard, Stewkey of Nazz andThe Jack Quigley
Singer/Songwriter Tim Butler has been a staple on the Philadelphia original music scene for many years.
Songs from any of his 7 solo releases have been enjoyed by fans in venues all throughout the northeastern part of the USA, on radio and in film, and by people all over the world that have either purchased CDs or downloaded his music.
Tim gears up to release his newest single "Another Happy Ending", which is coming off his last release "Unwritten Rules" still fresh on the minds of his fans .
This long awaited release is full of signature hooks and melodies. It is yet another song representing the sound that has made him so popular. Go get it!
River of Dreams
A Tribute to the music of Billy Joel
Todd O has performed over 5000 times in the Philadelphia, New Jersey area as a singer, keyboardist and drummer.
Todd O has written original jazz-rock songs that have been played on radio around the world.
Todd O has performed with Pink, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago as well as with many other artists.
Todd was an extra in the movie "Law Abiding Citizen" starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.
Todd is a part of Broadway Dreams as a singer and actor.
A prolific songwriter, electrifying performer, and "hope enthusiast," John Beacher's music is a homecoming for the soul, timeless and sincere, and taps into a source that runs far deeper than the songwriter himself. Rooted in rhythm and blues, yet unbounded by genre, each song is a musical tapestry woven with soulful threads.
John's music is regularly featured on 88.5 WXPN Philadelphia, as well as 88.1 in the Lehigh Valley and many Local stations in between. Beacher has played many of the areas top venues and festivals including a recent solo Performance at the 2015 Philadelphia Folk Festival and has shared stages with acts such as Leon Russel, Rusted Root, and The Marshal Tucker band to name a few
Join John and his band The Common Ground, consisting of Neal Carson(keys), Mike Ruhl(Bass), and Grant Morrison(Drums) in celebration of his new album "Rise Up".
The band will be performing the album in it's entirety for their first set and then letting loose after that.
Each ticket will include a copy of the album.
For videos, music, and info head to http://www.JohnBeacher.com
Sturdy rock riffs mingled with a dusty twang and rumbling like a well- tuned hemi on a flat open stretch. – Direct Current Music
J.D Malone and the aptly-named Experts form a loose-limbed yet muscular pub-rock crew, deftly manhandling country-rockers, heartland stompers, southern boogies and closing-time weepers.
-Jim Musser (Iowa Press Citizen)
J.D Malone writes songs that grab you right away and then resonate deeply. - Nick Cristiano (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Equally at place at a dive bar in New Jersey or onstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. – David Voigt (Toronto Music Examiner)
Utterly captivating! Makes me wanna get up and dance!
– Kim Maki (Retrokimmer.com )
The Late Saints are a Gypsy Rock trio from Philadelphia known for their entertaining high-energy performances, unique style and trademark lead kazoo lines.
Founded at the beginning of 2013 by front man Jacopo De Nicola they have received overwhelmingly positive response, establishing their sound as one of the freshest amid Philly's rising bands.
Treading a path between the lyrical nuances of the Italian Cantautori and the frenetic rhythms a la Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello, The Late Saints manage to charm with infectious original songs, dreamy musical journeys and ludicrous pop covers, re-appropriated and "Italianized." Jacopo's inspired kazoo lines, a soul warming and tasteful homage to the "one man band" street music tradition, define the distinctive band sound.
Named 'Best Group/Duo' in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston's Quincy Market.
It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them "one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country."
They've since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, American Authors, and have even been tweeted about by Ellen DeGeneres.
Cameron Hood's rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green's explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, "a match made in radio heaven."
Their fifth and newest album, Start Somewhere, finds the band returning to the intimate storytelling and acoustic guitar interplay that was a hallmark of their early work as buskers. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including "Best Folk Band" and "Best Rock Band" (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).