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Billy Bauer Band pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 29

Billy Bauer Band pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 29
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From a press release:

After opening for Dave Matthews Band lead guitarist Tim Reynolds last year, Bethlehem acoustic rock group the Billy Bauer Band will flawlessly emulate the iconic sound and eclectic nature of the legendary Dave Matthews Band at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. with special guests Copper Fields and Andrew Mark Schaffer.

Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $18 the day of the show, are on sale now and available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg), online at and, and all Ticketmaster outlets. VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box), a fruit and cheese platter, and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

Founded by Billy Bauer (vocals, guitar) and Chris Lorenzetti (electric violin, piano) in 2006, the Billy Bauer Band began as an acoustic duo and evolved to incorporate the solid rhythm section of Drew Somers (percussion) and Steve Zalalas (bass). Their sound is somewhere in between Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, and Death Cab for Cutie.

Within just a few months of their first show in 2006, the band landed a spot in one of the most prestigious independent music festivals in the world, the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. They have gone on to play the largest festivals in the nation, including Musikfest in Bethlehem, Arts Fest in State College, and the Herndon Festival in Herndon, Virginia. As their reputation grew, they were booked as an opening act for Grammy Award-winning and chart-topping artists Third Eye Blind, Uncle Kracker, Dispatch, O.A.R, and many more.

Billy Bauer Band’s 2010 single “Maybe Tomorrow” can be heard in all 19 Six Flags theme parks in Mexico, Canada, and the United States, and their 2011 single “So Far Down” was contracted with ESPN, NASCAR, Supercuts, and was featured on Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5’s “Live @ 5” show.

In early 2015, Bauer was unfortunately diagnosed with a career threatening vocal cord lesion that caused the band to cancel over 60 shows. With surgery now long in the past, the band’s success continued, and a new solo single “Worms” was released in late 2016. The band also notched more opening slots for Grammy Award winner Blues Traveler and Tim Reynolds.

2017 is off to a great start, and the band is currently in the recording studio working on their first full band album since 2011. The new album is scheduled for release this summer.