NEPA Scene Staff

Railroad Earth singer Todd Sheaffer and Cabinet’s Dylan Skursky jam at Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 17

Railroad Earth singer Todd Sheaffer and Cabinet’s Dylan Skursky jam at Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 17

From a press release: Todd Sheaffer, the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of New Jersey roots rock/Americana jam band Railroad Earth, will perform with upright bassist Dylan Skursky, formerly of Cabinet before the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band went on hiatus and currently of Gatos Blancos, at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, March […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Cabinet’s final show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with Serene Green, 12/31/17

PHOTOS: Cabinet’s final show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with Serene Green, 12/31/17

The end of 2017 also marked the end of an era for one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most popular and successful local bands, Cabinet. Less than two weeks before their short New Year’s Eve tour that stopped at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont on Friday, Dec. 29, the Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet announces indefinite hiatus, last show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 31

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet announces indefinite hiatus, last show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 31

It was announced today that Cabinet, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band who have risen to national fame since 2006 and founded the annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, will be going on indefinite hiatus. The popular group, whose universal sound has garnered one of the largest followings in the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ring in the New Year with NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 31

Ring in the New Year with NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 31

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has announced the return of Cabinet, this year for a special New Year’s Eve concert on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. This marks the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band’s second time performing on the Kirby Center’s main stage. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Billy Strings, Cabinet’s JP Biondo, and Trout Steak Revival bring bluegrass to Wilkes-Barre on July 13

Billy Strings, Cabinet’s JP Biondo, and Trout Steak Revival bring bluegrass to Wilkes-Barre on July 13

From a press release: It was announced today that Nashville-based bluegrass phenom Billy Strings will bring his guitar and banjo to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, July 13 at 8 p.m. as part of the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, presented by City Market & Café. Strings will be […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 05/19-20/17

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 05/19-20/17

One would expect a music festival centered around bluegrass, roots, Americana, and folk music to come from – and continually succeed – somewhere in the deep South, but Cabinet makes it happen right here every year in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass outfit hosted the fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet and the Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet and the Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet parts ways with original drummer Jami Novak

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet parts ways with original drummer Jami Novak

Just two days after announcing the upcoming release of their next album, “Cool River,” and debuting a new single, “Bottom of the Sea,” Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet has officially parted ways with their original drummer and percussionist Jami Novak. In a message to fans posted on the group’s Facebook page today, Cabinet briefly explained the […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’

STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’

As Cabinet prepares for a spring tour that includes their fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band has announced that their next album, “Cool River,” will be out on Friday, Oct. 13, releasing a new single, “Bottom of the Sea,” now along with a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Cabinet’s 2017 Susquehanna Breakdown lineup: Greensky Bluegrass, Wood Brothers, Keller Williams, Turkuaz, and more

Cabinet’s 2017 Susquehanna Breakdown lineup: Greensky Bluegrass, Wood Brothers, Keller Williams, Turkuaz, and more

From a press release: Cabinet, the nationally acclaimed bluegrass outfit hailing from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, has announced the lineup for the fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival taking place on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. A family friendly gathering in a picturesque location, Susquehanna Breakdown is returning to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton […]

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