Hiroya Tsukamoto

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Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. In many ways, his music is reminiscent of guitarist Alex DeGrassi, with stirring melodies and magnetism.

Originally from Kyoto, Japan, he began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US and since then has been performing internationally, including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York.

Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as “Cinematic acoustic music” that he recently performed on Japanese National Television. Recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award, he completed a debut album entitled “The Other Side of the World” with his band Interoceanico, released in 2004.

His composition entitled “El Otro Lado del Mundo” was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004 and “Samba de Siempre” in 2005, also “Seventh Night” is the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award in 2006. Hiroya released his second album entitled “Confluencia” in 2006 and the third album “Where the River Shines” in 2008.

Hiroya’s recent album is “Places”, his spellbinding 2014 effort.

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LUV IT LIVE : Benefit Bash w/Craig Thatcher Band Rock & Blues Revolution

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Lehigh Valley’s premier guitarist/bluesman Craig Thatcher calls out to fans of live music, for a rockumentary of the iconic songs fused by traditional blues with the experimental musical era of the mid 60’s to early 70’s. The Rock-Blues Revolution created a genre we’ve come to know today as Classic Rock. You’ll hear best of Cream, Clapton, Hendrix, Joplin, Zeppelin and more.

Show your support by attending a special evening of Great Music, Food from local eateries, prizes and more. This Benefit is to raise funds to help keep live music alive at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

David Mayfield Parade

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If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you’ve caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it’s likely you’ll come back for more. This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer David Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. His knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield’s band including their appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He oozed personality on stage – a trait that makes him a natural frontman. He took his skills and personality when he joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons. Encouraged by his friend Seth Avett, to record his original material, Mayfield did just that, to much acclaim. Since that time he has toured almost non-stop. Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer – something his father instilled in him in the family band – he certainly makes an impression live. But it’s the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences consistently lining up to join the parade.

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Ambrosia

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In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new invigorating style of music.

Exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as “Ambrosia”.

Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as “Yes” and “King Crimson”, the group quickly proved it was all that and much more as it’s albums painted aural landscapes covering the gamut of musical styles and attracting the collaboration of such cultural icons as, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Alan Parsons.

In it’s brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, 5 Hit Singles, Heavy FM Airplay and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this was in addition to Sold Out concerts around the world.

Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever. With three of the original members in tact plus the addition of guitar ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and backing vocals, Mary Harris contributing amazing keyboards and vocals, and the powerful and contemporary lead vocals and acoustic guitar of Ken Stacey…Ambrosia is exploring new musical territory and continuing to wow life-long fans and new converts alike

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Incendio

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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.

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Splintered Sunlight - Watkins Glen Show

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42 years ago the Grateful Dead performed at the Watkin Glens gathering in 1973, which attracted more than 600,000 people. We celebrate that event.

Formed in 1992, Splintered Sunlight has been captivating audiences with their authentic tribute to The Grateful Dead for over fifteen years. The band has built a faithful following of deadheads and non-heads by using an approach that respects the improvisational traditions of The Dead, while exploring what can happen when individual band members bring their unique influences and interpretations into the mix.

Different for this show, is a nod to St Patrick’s Day that would have made the Dead proud, themselves known to add appropriate flourishes in honor of the day.

Splintered Sunlight shows feature unique setlists as the band strives to create a special musical experience for the audience every time they take the stage. The band pulls from a list of well over 200 songs which includes songs from The Grateful Dead as well as artists from many musical styles and genres.

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Mark Hummel & the Golden State Lone Star Revue

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GOLDEN STATE-LONE STAR Revue is a concept of a cross country meeting of the minds between California and Texas musicians, featuring Little Charlie Baty and Anson Funderburgh.

Mark Hummel – has had quite a year so far! Besides producing and playing on Blind Pig’s “Remembering Little Walter” with Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman, Little Charlie Baty, Nathan James, June Core & RW Grigsby. The recording was nominated for a Grammy Award and has recently won Best Blues Album & Best Traditional Blues Album of the year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.

LITTLE CHARLIE BATY – is the former leader and masterful guitarist from Alligator Records recording act “Litle Charlie & the Nightcats”. Charlie and the Nightcats have been one of the West Coast’s most successful blues acts, touring the globe for over 25 years.

ANSON FUNDERBURGH – a native of Texas, Anson has earned the respect of artists like Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl. Over the years, these musicians have called on Anson to lend his tremendous guitar talents to their projects. Funderburgh recorded with the Fabulous Thunderbirds on their Butt Rockin’ album, and went solo in 1981.

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Sugar Blue

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Sugar Blue is known as the Jimi Hendrix and Charlie Parker of the harmonica for his astonishing technical mastery. His style is melodically fluid, instantly recognizable for its soaring trills, flamboyant flourishes and swooping glissandos that bring the tiny dynamo’s remarkable sonic and emotional range to life.

Born in Harlem, New York he spent his childhood listening to performances by some of the finest show people of the day, including Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon and James Brown, at the famous Apollo Theatre where his mother was a singer and dancer.

His fate was sealed when an aunt gave him a harmonica for his tenth birthday: it was instant love and he began playing along with Bob Dylan (with whom he would later record…) and Stevie Wonder songs on the radio as well as Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson. It was this diverse background that gave birth to his own unique sound.

He moved to Paris, France where he met the Rolling Stones who used his unmistakable sound to good advantage on three of their albums: that’s Sugar Blue’s harmonica blasting on their ’78 platinum disco hit “Miss You”.

He toured with Willie Dixon’s Chicago Blues All Stars, formed his own band and won a Grammy in 1985 for his contribution to the album Blues Explosion recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Blue has made a few appearances on the big screen too: he performed in the Cinemax special, Fats Domino and Friends, with Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and others in the 1987 thriller, Angel Heart starring Robert De Niro.

“The man who took Little Walter’s innovations on that same instrument clear into the stratosphere” – TIME OUT CHICAGO

“One of the foremost harmonica players of our times …” ROLLING STONE

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The Dublin City Ramblers

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Ireland’s legendary folk music group have been at it for 4 decades and recently have been honored with a Ballad/Folk Group of the Year award at the Irish Country Music Awards.

During their long career, the multi award winning Dublin City Ramblers have released over 30 albums, eight of which went gold. They have also notched up several top ten hits beginning with “The Rare Ould Times” through “Flight Of Earls” “John O’Dreams” to “The Punch and Judy Man,” “The Ferryman,” and others.

They continue to wow audiences all over the world with shows that are full of energy, humor and most of all great music. They play a mixture of ballads and folk music and have performed at some of the world’s most iconic venues and festivals including Dublin’s National Stadium, New York’s Carnegie Hall, England’s Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood Irish Fest, Florida, Miami Irish Fest, the Cleveland Irish Festival, and the Milwaukee Irish Festival.

Hey 19 - A Tribute to Steely Dan

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Hey Nineteen is the Nation’s top Steely Dan tribute band, an 11-piece group of professional musicians with the theoretical knowledge and musicality required to master the complex music of Steely Dan. They have packed venues throughout New England and are well-known for their their spot-on Steely Dan sound. Hey Nineteen will amaze you with their exacting solos (as originally recorded), vocals, harmonies, and musicality, all while keeping you moving with their high-energy show.

They comprise top professional musicians, several of whom have performed with Grammy-winning, international artists. Hey Nineteen brings the big hits and the deep cuts, from ‘Do It Again’ to ‘Your Gold Teeth II’, from ‘Reelin’ in the Years’ to “Doctor Wu” and many more.

“Rejoice, Steely Dan fans! The next best thing to seeing the real band live is a local group of exceptional musicians, “Hey, Nineteen,” who play the music, note perfect. Just getting the right chords to these songs is like making a politician tell the truth..”

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

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One of the world’s truly extraordinary guitarists, Frank Vignola brings his jaw-dropping technique for a not-to-be-missed concert. Joined tonight by youthful guitar ace Vinny Raniolo, Frank demonstrates the stunning virtuosity that has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, and the late guitar legend Les Paul, who included Frank in his “Five Most Admired Guitar List.”

Raised in the New York area, Frank started playing guitar at the age of six. In the 1980s he enjoyed numerous sideman gigs with folks like Madonna and Leon Redbone, as well as coming into his own as a bandleader with his famed Hot Club of France tribute, which the New York Times hailed as one of New York City’s top ten acts of 1988. Frank has explored a range of musical genres over the subsequent years: leading jazz projects like Appel Direct, performing with Les Paul, and playing with the likes of Donald Fagen, Queen Latifah, and Mark O’Connor. He also somehow found the time to write 18 guitar instruction books for Mel Bay Publications and record numerous solo and collaborative CDs, recently Just Between Frets with Tommy Emmanuel (Solid Air) and Frank-N-Dawg with David Grisman (Acoustic Disc).

At the tender age of 26, guitar whiz Vinny Raniolo had already performed alongside many of the finest musicians in the world, including Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Trishka, and Matt Flinner–not to mention Frank Vignola!

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Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand

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Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

They’re from the great state of Utah, and have won the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition, so that tells you some important basics.

However, aside from letting you know that Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband are knockout musicians, it doesn’t tell you about the quality of their stage show.

Back in 2008, they put on one of the most entertaining nights of music ever here at the Opera House. Incredible fiddle, guitars and banjo, original and classic tunes, lead vocals and harmonies, comedy even: there’s just about nothing this band can’t do – and do it well.

Featured right in the middle of Jim Thorpe’s famous Fall Foliage Festival, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband presents the perfect show for the season. Traditional instruments, such as mandolin, fiddle and acoustic guitar, are all featured in the act. They can pick and grin alongside the best bluegrass outfits, past and present.

Yet the band can also rock out, or feature the solo improvisations of the best of jam music. Some songs even have a world beat or reggae feel. Country? No problem – the group delivered the album and song, Dream Big, which made it into the Top 20 of the Billboard Country charts.

Their music is better than glitz, commercial, whatzit. They don’t just play the banjo, they OWN the banjo, and are a credit to contemporary bluegrass. – A fan commenting on their song Banjo Boy

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Sons and Heirs - A Smiths and Morrissey Tribute

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“…these guys love the band, and they’re really passionate about it” – Andy Rourke, The Smiths

“The Sons & Heirs visually and musically approximate The Smiths in their prime” – Jerusalem Post

Special guests: Lower Wolves R.E.M. Tribute

The music of Morrissey, Johnny Marr & co. lives on with The Sons & Heirs, a New York-based tribute band that recreates the experience of seeing The Smiths in their prime. Singer Ronnissey, guitarist Ravi Marr, bassist Fredo Rourke, and drummer Flax Joyce deliver the songs and live performance of The Smiths and Morrissey with keen attention to detail, down to the last gladioli flower left on stage. Since 2006, The Sons & Heirs have performed everywhere from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, and have shared the stage with the likes of Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and Morrissey drummer Spencer Cobrin.

The Sons and Heirs’ goal is to authentically recreate the experience of seeing The Smiths live during their brief touring career (’82-’86). From a musical standpoint, this means that they faithfully follow the band’s live arrangements, shunning any artistic liberties that a musician may be tempted to indulge in when covering a song. From a sonic standpoint, they have assembled instruments and technology which are as close as possible to what the Smiths actually used. Visually, each band member embodies the style, spirit and energy of their corresponding member.

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Barefoot Movement

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40 Story Radio Tower is a stage show at the Opera House recorded live for podcast. It features original broadcast-style dramas, comedies, humor, and poetry, and showcases a musical act.

A variety show in the style of A Prairie Home Companion, 40 Story Radio Tower is the brainchild of Jim Thorpe playwright Joe Ferron Hiatt. It is a celebration of the spoken word, through plays, comedies, and poetry, and of new live music, all presented in a radio show format.

This month’s featured guest definitely qualifies as one of the most eclectic acts around: Take a listen to The Barefoot Movement, and you will hear slices of bluegrass, country, folk, and even a little bit of rock and roll. That diverse mix has attracted widespread critical acclaim for their latest album, “Figures of the Year.”

How would Wall classify their melting pot of music? "I think folk-Americana is really accurate, because we draw from so many styles of traditional music," bandleader Noah Wall says. "It's hard to call it just bluegrass. We do play a lot of old-time string music, but that's definitely not all we do. The songs that I write draw from anything from classic rock – what I grew up listening to – or folk, or anything in between. I would say it's traditional based music that draws from all kinds of traditional music."

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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The Stranger - A Tribute to Billy Joel

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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!

Crenshaw, Edwards, Jeffreys

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Marshall Crenshaw
Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” While living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the Top 40 single “Someday, Someway,” which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon covered and scored a hit with a year earlier, and other classics such as “(You’re My) Favorite Waste of Time,” “Whenever You’re On My Mind” and “Cynical Girl.” Over the course of a career that’s spanned three decades, 13 albums and hundreds of songs, Marshall Crenshaw’s musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of melody, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base.
Jonathan Edwards
Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. This is one veteran performer who is neither grizzled nor nostalgic. These days Jonathan is likely to be found on the road. “I’ve been doing what I do best, which is playing live in front of people. I’ve been concentrating on that and loving it,” he says.
Garland Jeffreys
Since his debut in 1969, Brooklyn-born, African-American/Puerto Rican vocalist/songwriter Garland Jeffreys has been hard to define: Is he a racial protest singer who likes reggae, or a rocker who likes the darker shade of the black-born blues? Jeffreys, who turns 70 this June (2013), grew up loving doo-wop legend Frankie Lymon, roomed with Lou Reed in college and has worked with Dr. John, Sonny Rollins, James Taylor and Linton Kwesi Johnson among others. 2011’s lauded “The King of In Between” was his first album in 13 years and another is already on the way as he experineces a new awakwening of his creative powers.

Frank Sinatra Show - The Tony Sands Orchestra

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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.

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”.

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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.

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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.

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The Young Dubliners

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In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it’s not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. That was always the idea, Keith explains. The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with when you start on a new album.

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Leo Kottke

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At any given moment you could close your eyes and imagine three guitarists in the place of Kottke. One of the most influential finger style guitarist of his day. Leo Kottke’s innovative sound and mind bending guitar work, changed a generation of thought about how an Acoustic guitar can be played.

For over 4 decades the mastery of one mans instrument can be heard in many players today, the great Willy Porter bows down to his genius and points to Kottke as one of his early inspriations.

He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies in alternative tuning.

It the perfect marriage of space and sound when Leo takes the stage in the stellar acoustic environment of the Mauch Chunk Opera House. For virtuosos of this caliber it will be awe inspiring.

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Eaglemania

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If you love The Eagles, then this is the show to see. After wowing a big crowd last April, this is their much-anticipated return. 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.

The 'The Band' Band Last Waltz Celebration

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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.

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The Sixties Show

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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.

Mary Fahl

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“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer-songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s band October Project, an East Coast chamber-pop group that recorded two poetic albums for Epic, selling over 300,000 albums.

With what the Boston Globe dubbed “a voice for the gods” Fahl wraps you up in her rich contralto and transports you to every corner of a song with power and subtlety. As a solo performer, she has recorded albums for SONY Classical and V2 Records, and has written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (“Going Home”) for the Civil War epic, Gods and Generals.

During the show, Fahl and her remarkable band will perform an unforgettable version of Judy Collins’ timeless Both Sides Now, as well as the debut performance of a song just completed, which was written by Mary and John Lissauer for the audio version of Anne Rice’s new novel “The Wolves of Midwinter,” scheduled to be released this coming October 15.

With a repertoire of beautiful melodies and sumptuous textures, her acclaimed version of “Dark Side of the Moon” and her own elegant compositions that draw on classical and world music sources, Fahl can either put forth big, cinematic, and lush songs, or she can simply be by herself onstage with no more than a guitar, a spotlight, and her unmistakable voice.

She will also perform songs from her long-anticipated album, “Love and Gravity.”

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