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Who's Next - Salute to the Who

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Who’s Next is the Ultimate Tribute to one of rock’s greatest bands, The Who. Who’s Next has been mesmerizing fans for over twenty years performing nationally to be recognized as the best Who tribute band in the world.

With exact replicas of guitars, drums, amps and clothing, Who’s Next is able to give the audience the full experience of being at a Who concert. Not only does Who’s Next capture the pure power and energy of The Who, each member has an uncanny resemblance to each member of The Who. Who’s Next has performed Who concert after-parties and were joined on stage and performed with the late great John Entwistle.

KICK - INXS Tribute

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KICK is a unique blend of talented musicians who bring the highest level of musicianship to the audience while showing a true passion for the music of INXS- consistently causing the spontaneous eruption of a dekadance-rock party!

Vocalist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter, Cory Massi, has long held a respect and admiration for the late great Michael Hutchence; seeing INXS perform in Philadelphia in 1988 and 1989 served more than a young man’s yearning to scour the beauties in attendance or to drink in the sobering decadence.

KICK- The INXS Experience has beautifully managed to capture the spirit of INXS in both its sound and live performance. The focus has been on faithfully recreating the music in its most powerful sense, an in-the-pocket bottom end from bass player, Don Leslie and drummer, Johnny Dee, a brilliant combination of piano and synth by Mark Goodnough; the signature guitar tones produced by guitarists, Todd King and Jason Taylor; the saxophone by area favorite, Evan Jacobi; and the spot-on lead vocals by Cory Massi, all lend to a powerful high-energy show that is guaranteed to have the entire venue singing and dancing to every song- all night long!

KICK- The INXS Experience will take you back. It will reignite your passion for INXS. It will introduce you to music that is still as fresh today as the day it was written; Original Sin to Elegantly Wasted and everything in between!

Shockenaw Boys and Bovine Social Club

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A special double-bill with the Shockenaw Mountain Boys and the Bovine Social Club, this show promises to be a hoedown at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

The Shockenaw Mountain Boys were formed for fun and profit during the second gulf war. Featuring the talents of three current members of the national touring act Railroad Earth and one former member and current member of the excellent Emmit-Nershi Band, their performances are legend and perhaps a little mythmyth. So if you have the opportunity to see them, you should. It would be a bit like seeing a unicorn.

Violinist. Producer. Raconteur. Many words describe various aspects of Tim Carbone, but none capture the sweeping breadth of talent embodied in the man. John Skehan is a classically trained piano player that took up the mandolin shortly before Railroad Earth got together in 2000. His mando style often reflects this pianistic, textural style. Andy Goessling, known as “the right brain of Railroad Earth”, gets back to his bluegrass roots with the guitar, mando, and banjo. Johnny Grubb is the renaissance man, world-famous bluegrass musician, computer programmer, and is said by his bandmates to be really great guy to be around at all times.

Bred on the northern banks of the Delaware River, Bovine Social Club is a grassy, twangy, swinging breed of Americana sounds sure to get your dancing cow on. One wicked lineup of seasoned jam musicians backs the thoughful lyrics of vocalist, philosopher, memoirist and former monk, Samuel Saint Thomas. The Bovines’ carefully crafted twang-grass songs of longing, loving, picnicking, gardening, confessing, and making the days go slow have sure become something to moo about.

Produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone and happily fertilized by country, bluegrass, folk, and Juju vocabularies, their self-titled debut charted at #7 on the Roots Charts and #37 on the International Americana charts. BSC is one of the fastest growing and most highly respected new Americana bands in the Northeast, sharing some of the finest festival and concert stages with some of the finest talent. Bovine Social Club continues to grow their musical family while each new performance becomes another great experience for their avid fans.

Dancing Dream The ABBA Tribute

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DANCING DREAM, the Tribute to ABBA – the greatest pop supergroup from Sweden, electrifies audiences of all ages with the best ABBA hits “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen” “Take a Chance” “Fernando” and many more.

Founded by two European singers Halina Ulatowski and Agnes Jawien in 2009, featured on the Stephen Colbert Show and in large venues across North America, this New York City based ABBA Tribute Band transports audiences back to the happy, groovy 70’s. With beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography, every show is to be remembered. The group was a part of many Scandinavian festivals: in California, North Dakota, New York and New Jersey. Because of the recent popularity of “Mamma Mia” the musical and the movie, Dancing Dream was invited to many Summer concerts across the country attracting audiences of all age groups.

This ABBA Tribute Band has a growing number of fans all over the US. Don’t miss this opportunity to slip on your platforms and sing along to your favorite ABBA songs performed by DANCING DREAM.


Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

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Listeners want varied things from music. Often we want to dance, set a mood, hear a story or tap into some rarely-touched sorrow.

Willy Porter’s music manages to do so many of these things, while bringing the audience into his walk through the world.

Some of his songs are soft love poems, others observances from a dusty street corner. Some are songs about life’s obstacles, regrets, or a glimpse of a mother and child riding a bus.

For folks who want to hear remarkable guitar-playing, he does that, too – better than just about anyone you’ve ever heard.

If you have never heard of this guy before, you are in for the musical discovery for a lifetime…” and ”...he can still play guitar perhaps greater than anyone else on the planet.” Listen To This

“An acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics that evoked John Hiatt…” Boston Globe



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In both Italian and Spanish, incendio means fire and this is a fitting name for a musical group whose sound is all about energy, exploration, and passion. At the heart of Incendio s sound is the Latin or Spanish guitar, which can conjure up romantic as well as powerful, bold images. Their music is not solely flamenco, classical, Middle Eastern, Celtic, jazz, rock, trance, or pop, but all of them. Showcasing the timeless sound of the Spanish guitar in a variety of settings, Incendio takes the listener on a global musical experience.

RUF's Blues Caravan - Blue Sisters

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Ruf Records Presents, Ruf’s Blues Caravan 2016: BLUE SISTERS – Introducing Ina Forsman (Finland), Layla Zoe (Canada), Tasha Taylor (USA). www.rufrecords.de

Now in its 12th triumphant year, the Blues Caravan is a touring showcase for the hottest young acts on the Ruf label. With past treks helping launch stars including Joanne Shaw Taylor, Laurence Jones and Samantha Fish, it’s a springboard for the blues scene’s next-big-things, and a magnet for fans who want to catch them before lift-off.

The Blue Sisters are doing it for themselves.

Layla Zoe is ready to explode. Like her early influences – from Bob Dylan to Muddy Waters – the Canadian bandleader is a fearless writer, earning victory in 2006’s auspicious Blues Compo songwriting competition, and critical acclaim for albums including 2013’s The Lily. For the Blues Caravan 2016, Layla will be drawing on the best of her catalogue, previewing this year’s new release, and leaving it all on the stage.

When Ina Forsman steps up the mic, you will believe every word. The Finnish vocalist hit the radar aged 17 with a show-stopping rendition of Etta James’s “All I Could Do Was Cry” on a TV talent show. Since then, she’s achieved international recognition, and proving her own songwriting chops with her self-penned and fiercely personal material. When Ina hits the stage, all bets are off. “I rarely plan anything,” she says, “so what happens on the stage, just happens.”

Tasha Taylor has the blues in her blood. The youngest daughter of R&B trailblazer and Stax icon Johnnie Taylor, she inherited his musical talent, but walked her own path. The pull of music proved strong, however, and having composed soundtracks for shows like Men In Trees and Lipstick Jungle, Tasha broke through with Taylormade: the album whose self-penned, sharply observed material pinballed from early soul single “Queen” to the redemptive gospel of “I Got Love”. She’ll start the Blues Caravan as a hot tip – and end it as a world-class contender.


The Bird Dogs - Everly Brothers Experience

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The Bird Dogs bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the stage. The Zmed brothers, Zachary and Dylan, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, the Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock n Roll with countless hits and classics. The Everly Brothers inspired bands like The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks, Buddy Holly, and many groups that utilize the blend of two part harmony. Their career spanned three decades and continue to influence artists around the world.

SUMMER JAM benefit concert

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Jtams productions presents, The 1st annual summer jam benefit concert, an evening of great live music to help a great live music venue. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Mauch Chunk Historical Society a non-profit organization and owners of the Historic Theater. The event will be produced by JTAMS Productions the ticket price will also include lite fare from local eateries.

The featured entertainment will be Lehigh Valley’s most revered guitarists Craig Thatcher. Craig brings his acoustic band for the first time to the stage of the Mauch Chunk Opera House to perform an evening of classic rock and blues by some of the most iconic rock and blues artists of our time. The hard rock’n trio will be accompanied Nyke Van Wyke and a host of friends to fill out what will be a transcendent evening of sublime acoustic music.

The evening will also include special guest “The Day Rubies” featuring JTAMS Productions own dynamic vocalist Christine McGorry and guitarist Vincent DeGiosio along with Sax player Kyle O’Brien. Also joining the Day Rubies will be percussionist Don Plowman of the Craig Thatcher Band.

This concert will help raise funds for improvements and future projects that will keep the Mauch Chunk Opera House a great place to play and see a show.

Ari Hest

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Many singer-songwriters toil for months, trying to make a demo that sounds polished enough to score them a record deal with a major label. But Ari Hest did the exact opposite, as he continues to defy the conventional route of a musician.

Already signed to a major, he opted out of his label deal so that he could have more control over his art. He then embarked on his ambitious ’52’ project, during which he spent all of last year immersed in an unprecedented effort – to write, record, produce and release one new song per week, for 52 weeks in a row. Now, he has self-released his new studio CD, ‘Twelve Mondays,’ featuring reworked versions of 12 fan-selected songs, culled from his extraordinary output.

Currently appearing often with legendary singer, Judy Collins, Ari Hest follows a renegade path that reveals the ‘New Music Industry’ at its best, and allows Hest’s impressive work to find the audience he wants it to find. ‘Twelve Mondays’ showcases the diversity of Hest’s songwriting. From the haunting, minimasterpiece “Broken Voices,” to the USA TODAY’s pick, “The Weight,” which they praised as a “poignant, acoustic reverie,” it’s a remarkable mix that is distinguished by the intelligence, nuance and range of Hest’s material.

“A prolific songwriter and a captivating live performer.” – The Boston Globe

“The best part: His songs are high-caliber and deeply heartfelt.” Performing Songwriter Magazine

“Although he may be a few decades too late to be called a beatnik, with his rejection of a major label, long hair and songs about chasing miracles, Hest would make Kerouac proud.” – Cleveland Free Times


Bennie & The Jets - Elton John Show

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If your thing is the music of Elton John and his band, then this is the perfect show for you. Greg Ransom plays the Elton John character with aplomb, but most importantly – he has mastered the songs, both vocally and on the piano.

His band is top-shelf too, pulling together all the parts of a master’s music and performing it like you want to hear it.

Benny and the Jets have performed all across the country and also overseas, last summer entertaining our troops in Iraq. This is a classy show, pure fun and great music, sung and played as it should be.

Steepwater Band with The Congress

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Sometimes you need some serious rock n roll. So we got it for you.

The Steepwater Band excels at rock ‘n’ roll performed in the smoldering style of the Black Crowes, early Jimi Hendrix, or the Exile-era Rolling Stones, originals and classics by blues icons like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, all performed with conviction and passion. If you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll, then we invite you to check this band out for yourself.

While The Steepwater Band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences taking on everything from psychedelia to Americana, and of course, rock and roll music. Formed in Chicago in 1998, the band’s signature sound is at once a nod to earlier rock n’ blues combined with a raw and gutsy musical approach.

And introducing The Congress, who have been on tours from California to Virginia, on support tours opening multiple nights for the likes of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lake Street Dive, and Hard Working Americans, and who have been incessantly playing their home turf in the Rocky Mountains when in between coasts.

The Congress has developed a Muscle Shoals-esque tightness developed over hundreds of shows per year, that is equal parts rock & roll, old-school soul music, and outlaw country, marked by an obsession with rhythmic feel, songwriting, and instrumental mastery.

Together, the Steepwater Band and The Congress have the ability to rock your world, or at least change forever the way you think about rock ‘n’ roll.

Black Lillies

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Founded by multi instrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras, The Black Lillies have created their own brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia.

The proof that The Black Lillies are such a potent band is etched into the vinyl of ‘Hard To Please,’ the band’s fourth and latest studio album. It’s an alternately rip-roaring and deeply intimate record, showcasing both frontman Cruz Contreras’ lyrical evolution as a writer and a more sonically sophisticated side of the band. The album stands as the finest yet in The Black Lillies’ outstanding catalog.

When it came time to record, the bar had already been set high with the group’s previous releases, which were hailed as “buzzworthy, genre-mashing roots music” by Rolling Stone Country and praised everywhere from Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal to CMT and Entertainment Weekly. The sound reflects their raucous live show, which prompted NPR’s Ann Powers to name them a top pick at SXSW, and has earned them festival slots from Bonnaroo to Stagecoach, as well as the honor of playing The Grand Ole Opry more than any other independent band in history.

It’s nothing short of remarkable how far the band has come in their six years, both in terms of miles and in terms of musical growth. Through the ups and the downs, they’ve established themselves as one of the hardest-working and most dynamic bands touring today. With a re-imagined six-piece live lineup, it won’t be hard to please Black Lillies fans, and with an album as great as ‘Hard to Please,’ they’ll bring a whole lot of new ones into the fold, too.


Tom Petty Tribute - Damn The Torpedoes -

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Damn the Torpedoes is the ultimate tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  Each member takes pride in playing the extensive Tom Petty catalog while sounding and acting as close to the real thing as possible.

Whether performing note for note renditions of the studio recordings or engaging the audience with actual live versions of TPATH’s concert performances, the Damn the Torpedoes deliver a great Tom Petty experience.


Start Making Sense - The Talking Heads

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If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius.

The musicians in this 7-piece band recreate the music and the magic of the Talking Heads’ entire career, and they do it flawlessly. Together they bring the Heads’ blockbuster live show to the stage once again, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, along with the same throbbing beat and musicality of the original.

The talent in this band is hard to overstate: this band can flat-out play. Non-stop.

Prepare yourself for a rockin’, funkin’, dance celebration of the New Wave art-punk you loved from the 80’s!

Featuring also to open the show an amazing Tribute to Hall & Oats from some of the same members of Start Making Sense.

The Order of Sir Paul McCartney

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This thrilling, note-for-note, 100% LIVE concert experience features the iconic music of the rock legend – from the early years before The Beatles, to the incredible British Invasion, Wings and to McCartney’s solo career – in masterful performance a that leaves audiences on their feet and cheering for more.

Performed with passion and played with utter precision, these profoundly talented musicians (FULL BAND BIOS HERE) recreate the beloved music of Sir Paul – complete with original gear and a deep respect and dedication to the intricacies of each song – and satisfying even the most discerning McCartney fans.

This ULTIMATE McCartney Concert Experience features exciting video, a kick-butt light show and where available – LIVE bagpipers for McCartney’s #1 hit, Mull of Kintyre (brings down the house!) and inspires audiences to relive the memories with the greatest body of rock music ever created!


It Was A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra Tribute by Tony Sands

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Tony Sands captivates his audiences with the mannerisms, illusion and romance that have made him a must see in Atlantic City & Vegas for more than 20 years. Tony’s impressive resume includes numerous television appearances throughout the east coast as well as his spot on portrayal of Sinatra in a Rat Pack style revue.

Currently Tony Sands if producing a never before seen musical journey about the life and times of the late Frank Sinatra called “It Was A Very Good Year”.

The Mauch Chunk Opera House is an exquisite venue to hear Big Band music & this performance will feature an 8 piece world-class big band. You’ll hear all the best loved Sinatra Classic true to the original arrangements.

Jeffrey Gaines

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Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines has gone against the grain since releasing his first folk-oriented album during the grunge rage of the early 1990s. Causing difficulties for radio programmers with his boundary-crossing music, however, Gaines spent a decade trying for a commercial breakthrough. Nevertheless, Gaines built a loyal following through passionate concert performances and a series of intensely personal albums, each based on his soulful voice and distinctive song narratives.

Given the acclaim for his songwriting, the success of his breakthrough MTV hit in 2001, a cover version of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” was somewhat ironic.

To hear Gaines live is nothing short of awe. His powerful presences and soulful voice take no time to hook deep and captivate with an epic delivery of emotion with just an acoustic guitar and voice.


Claire Lynch Band

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It’s hard to believe, but we won’t hear Claire Lynch’s sweet voice live anymore, as this is her final tour.

Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. She was the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a 2012 recipient of the United States Artists Walker Fellowship.

Her career has been decorated with many other accolades including two GRAMMY nominations and three International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist awards in 2010 and 1997. Recently, at the 2014 IBMA Awards, she received two trophies: “Song of the Year” for Dear Sister, and “Recorded Event of the Year” for her guest vocal appearance with Country Boy; A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver.

Dolly Parton credits Claire with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.” Equally gifted as a songwriter, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and others.

The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire’s music. The Claire Lynch Band features like-minded musicians blending tradition and innovation – two-time IBMA-winning bassist-clawhammer banjo player-dancer-percussionist Mark Schatz, soulful mandolinist-guitarist Jarrod Walker, and young string wizard Bryan McDowell, who at 18, won an unprecedented triple win at the Winfield, Kansas National Flatpicking Championship.

In 2014, Digital Journal.com listed Claire as “One of the 10 Best Angelic Voices of Our Time”. She shared that honor with such luminaries as Judy Collins, Alison Krauss, Sarah McLachlan, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

Splintered Sunlight Labor Day Party

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Formed in 1992, Splintered Sunlight has been captivating audiences with their authentic tribute to The Grateful Dead for years. The band’s faithful following reflects their deep understanding of the improvisational traditions of The Dead.

Splintered Sunlight is every bit the equal of the various bigger-name Dead bands. From its authentic two-drumset lineup, to Butchy Sochorow’s soaring lead guitar and naturally dead-on Jerry-like voice, to Dan Leyden’s rhythms and Bob Weir vocals, Splintered can do it all in a big way. If you have never heard them, well, look out!

They’re musically superb, imaginative, and always changing set lists, like the Dead. Experience them for yourself!


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No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.

With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle, believing that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.

The seeds of the band lie in the music and fun of gatherings and sessions in kitchens and pubs in Donegal where virtuoso music was heard in an atmosphere of respect and intimacy – it is here that the band’s heart lies still whether they are performing on television in Australia or jamming with Ricky Skaggs on the west coast of the United States.

Altan’s commitment to good natured fun was second only to their commitment to excellence in all things musical, and so the band members who were gathered in were top-notch. Altan has always been a virtuoso band. Earliest was bouzouki-player, Ciarán Curran from Co. Fermanagh, a session and festival veteran, nephew of fiddler, Ned Curran, and close friend of fiddler, Ben Lennon, and flute-player, Cathal MacConnell (of the Boys of the Lough). Like all accompanists of the time, Ciarán had invented his own style on the instrument, and his playing lies at the heart of the Altan sound, though like all great accompanists, the very perfection of what he does makes it difficult for the casual listener to notice!

Altan’s international status and success found a very practical recognition when they were signed in 1996 to Virgin Records, the first Irish band of their kind to be signed by a major label. The band gained gold and platinum albums in Ireland and toured larger venues, literally throughout the world, with tours in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe as well as regular successful U.S. tours.

In spite of a hectic touring and recording schedule, Altan continue fresh in their vision of bringing the beauty and joy of traditional music to audiences everywhere, and have always promised themselves to continue as long as it’s fun – fortunately, it still is


Billy Joel Tribute - The Stranger

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THE STRANGER is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the worlds most beloved performers, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this 6 piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy’s timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes listening to a Billy Joel song so special. Out front on piano & lead vocals is founder & frontman Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown NY like Joel himself, Mike also looks like Billy, moves like Billy, plays piano like Billy, and most of all sounds so much like Billy Joel that you will be astonished that what you’re seeing and hearing is actually a tribute artist. We give you the Billy Joel show with the sound of his original band in his prime… energetic, interactive an often unpredictable. Its live entertainment at its best!

Wishbone Ash

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Touring and producing outstanding progressive rock for over 40 years, Wishbone Ash remains one of Britain’s most remarkable bands. Always best appreciated live, their twin-guitar sound, honed back in the seventies, is one of their defining and enduring traits.

Wishbone Ash are considered to be one of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format. Their contributions helped Andy Powell and Ted Turner to be voted “Two of the Ten Most Important Guitarists in Rock History” (Traffic magazine 1989), and to appear in the “Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time” (Rolling Stone). Melody Maker (1972) described Powell and Turner as “the most interesting two guitar team since the days when Beck and Page graced The Yardbirds”.

Les Dudek

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Guitarist Les Dudek has played with some of rock and pop’s biggest names (Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller, Dave Mason, Cher, Boz Scaggs, and the Allman Brothers Band), in addition to issuing critically-acclaimed solo albums on his own.

By the early ‘70s, Dudek was residing in Florida, playing in the obscure group, Power, whose keyboard player was friends with the Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts. Soon a friendship was struck up between Betts and Dudek, who was present for the Brothers and Sisters recording sessions, laying down guitar lines alongside Betts on Ramblin’ Man and helping co-write songs including the classic, Jessica.

After his detour with the Allman Brothers, Dudek signed on with Boz Scaggs, playing with him for five years and appearing on the 1976 release, Silk Degrees. Dudek became friends with Steve Miller, leading to a co-headlining tour between Scaggs and Miller, which saw Dudek appearing with both artists each night. Miller would subsequently record a few of Dudek’s original compositions, including Sacrifice for his Book of Dreams release, while Dudek also played on Miller’s Fly Like an Eagle album.

Dudek guested on Stevie Nicks’ 1985 release, Rock a Little, and was the guitarist on the album’s ensuing tour. The ‘90s saw Dudek return to his blues roots, as he appeared on Steve Miller’s back-to-basics release, 1993’s Wide River, and issued his fifth solo release overall, 1994’s Deeper Shade of Blues.

2007 brought the bluesy CD, Deeper Shade of Blues while 2013 saw the release of his album, Delta Breeze. Known for first-class musicianship and smokin’ guitar, Dudek has been on the road with his band, performing songs from all his records, plus hits he has recorded with other artists, still blowing the doors off venues all over the world.


Ted Vigil's Tribute to John Denver

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John Denver is alive and well with Ted Vigil! With his uncanny resemblance to John Denver, both physically and vocally, singer/songwriter Ted Vigil has stunned audiences across the country with his tribute performances.

Born and raised in the same open air which John Denver so deeply cherished, Vigil recreates the original concert experience in his tribute to John Denver. Ted’s incredible voice and likeness elevates this show to the most accurate representation of any artist your likely to see on stage.


NOT FADE AWAY - Tribute to the music of BUDDY HOLLY, Richie Valens, THe Big Bopper and more.

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Not Fade Away is a tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and more! This is not your typical tribute show. Six talented young artists take music from the days of swoonin’, boppin’ and rockin’ and bring it to an incredible new life. With fresh takes on classic hit songs including That’ll Be The Day, Everyday, Summertime Blues, Oh Donna, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Beggar to a King, Peggy Sue, and Maybe Baby, Not Fade Away appeals to both the nostalgic music lover and rockabillys everywhere. You won’t be able to resist getting up on your feet and dancing the night away!

Hollywood Nights

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HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS is truly a Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet band experience! There show is based on Bob’s high energy performances of the late nineteen seventys and the bands attention to detail cannot go unnoticed. Bringing ten musicians to the stage with songs like Night Moves Against the wind, Old time Rock & Roll, Katmandu, Like a rock and Turn the page, this will be a night for all who have come to love Rock & Roll in its finest moment.


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Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are now poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world.

Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark.

“There’s nothing pretentious about Dala’s music; it’s stripped down and laid bare. That’s not to say it is without polish – far from it. Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther have worked hard to exploit every facet of their extraordinary musical blend, and it would be just as at home in a 1960s coffeehouse as it is now on the contemporary concert stage”. -Andrew Craig, Host of CBC “Canada Live”

The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. Dala are equally entertaining between songs, telling funny and down to earth stories that make every show unique. Dala have opened for artists such as Tom Cochrane, Stuart McLean of the CBC’s Vinyl Café, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie. No strangers to the festival scene, they have also performed at The New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, California’s Strawberry Festival and Mariposa. In 2009, they were the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.



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If you love The Eagles, then this is the show to see. With an intimate room, phenomenal sound, all seats close, and a great listening and viewing balcony, it all adds up to a great opportunity to experience your own style of Eaglemania!

With a passion for perfection, Eaglemania brings the ultimate Eagles experience, scrupulously delivering the harmonies and musicianship of one of the greatest bands of all time.

Formed in 1971 by Glen Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, they later added Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmitt. With five number one singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were (and continue to be) one of the most successful musical acts ever.


Ten - Pearl Jam Tribute

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One of AXSTV’s “Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands”, Ten is the nation’s premier fan tribute to the legendary rock band Pearl Jam. Touring the US and beyond since 2003, the band has played over 550 shows nationwide to standing room only crowds, and has developed a truly unique show for die-hards and casual fans alike.

Ten has generated a tremendous buzz in US markets nationwide for their authentic reproduction of a live Pearl Jam concert. “This is the most authentic tribute act I have ever seen, and I have seen a bunch” was the quote of a representative of Clear Channel Communications at the inaugural show in May of 2003. Since that night Ten has performed well over 550 shows over 10+ yrs and has firmly established themselves as the premier touring Pearl Jam Tribute act in the US …

In 2014 Ten was selected by AXS TV to appear on the hit TV Show “Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands” hosted by Katie Daryl. The one hour live performance from the World Famous Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles appeared live in living-rooms worldwide on November 11, 2014.

As the longest touring Tribute to Pearl Jam in the US, Ten will be hitting the road nationally once again in 2016 !

Slambovians Pre-Halloween Mischief Night Show

Mauch Chunk Opera House
jim thorpe, pa

The Slambovian Hillbilly Pirate Ball marks the return of one of our most legendary dates ever, the Halloween party that the Slambovians performed at the Opera House in 2008 and 2009.

It’s about time and we’re thrilled!

The Slambovians play music that harks back to the idealistic, catchy folk rock of the 1960s and 1970s. But they’re not a nostalgia act. “Instead of rehashing the old stuff, we went back to the well,” says lead singer Joziah Longo. Almost anything (think purple pancakes) can happen at a Gandalf show, and usually does.

Come in costume if you like, and let your imagination go wild. Citing influences as diverse as Hank Williams, Dylan, Bowie, Incredible String Band and early Pink Floyd, Longo describes the band’s music as “punk-classical-hillbilly-Floyd,” and no matter how you’re dressed, you’re guaranteed a rollercoaster of whimsical, thought-provoking songs.

Larry and Teresa

Mauch Chunk Opera House
jim thorpe, pa

Multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams have rocked many a venue, as both center stage performers and invaluable assets to world-class acts. A shortlist of artists who’ve benefited from their talents reads like a Who’s Who of Music Icons: Bob Dylan (Larry spent eight years on the Never Ending Tour), Paul Simon, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Phil Lesh, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, and, for one miraculous seven-year stretch, Levon Helm.

Now, with an eponymous debut album, the couple brings it all back home. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams may have been simmering awhile, but the timing is perfect; the eleven tracks, produced by Campbell, distill everything into a potent, infectious blend of Americana style and timeless soul, offered with a relaxed generosity that can only come from rich experience.

Larry became the unflappable leader of the shape-shifting Midnight Ramble Band, earning three Grammys for producing Levon’s final three CDs; Teresa, as an indispensable band member, frequently brought the house down. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams is an extension of that time, featuring eight originals and three covers honed on the carpet of Levon’s barn, under the gaze of grateful fans.

For Teresa, singing in the church-like space at the Midnight Rambles was full circle for her childhood discovery of the magic between an audience and an artist. “I didn’t know anything about making records. I just knew connection to an audience was everything. While standing onstage Saturday nights at Levon’s – musically true north – in that intimate space, I realized: this was my dream, and I’m in it.”

When performing at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio, Teresa took on Reverend Gary Davis’ “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning,” infusing the apocalyptic gospel tune with show-stopping, pew-jumping fervor. Her roots as a seventh-generation Mississippi Delta cotton-farm girl rose to the surface.

With Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, this duo not only brings a lot to the table, they bring the table itself – plus the house, the still, the church, the marriage bed, the sawdust-covered floor, and abiding, unconditional love, all carried in two voices harmonizing across hills, hollers, porches, and fire escapes. Those close harmonies ride atop music made in a mountain refuge, far from the madding crowd, connected to a spirit that lives on in song.

The 'The Band' Band Last Waltz Celebration

Mauch Chunk Opera House
jim thorpe, pa

The original Band’s final performance, in San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, was called The Last Waltz, and set the standard by which all farewell concerts are measured. We celebrate that great night back in 1976!

The Band produced some of the most original and soulful music that set the standard for contemporary music in Anerica with classics like Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight, Ophelia, It Makes No Difference, and I Shall Be Released.

The Last Waltz Celebration features a 3-piece horn section, as well as the full 5 pieces of the ‘The Band’ Band. One in the audience last summer said “I had no idea how much I loved The Band!”

As with the original Last Waltz, when Bill Graham catered the show to acknowledge a historic event, the Opera House will serve hors d’oeuvre by 14-Acre Farm.


The Sixties Show

Mauch Chunk Opera House
jim thorpe, pa

The Sixties Show is a NYC based theatrical based multimedia show from NYC and is regarded as The Greatest 1960’s Musical Tribute show in The World.

The act features former members of Billy Joel’s and Elton John’s band, The Boston Pops® and current members of Multi Platinum Pop Stars The Smithereens.

Individually they have toured and recorded with Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Mick Jagger, The Bee Gees, Paul McCartney, Carley Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townsend and other chart topping legends.

The band dresses in full mod 1960’s costume and plays only authentic vintage 1960’s instrumentation and gear while they meticulously re produce the hits, b-sides and deep album cuts from only the very best songs of the 1960’s that sound just like the original albums. The show also involves narration and key archival 1960’s newsreel footage and sound bites that takes the audience back in time.

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