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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Susquehanna Breakdown folk bands Driftwood and Dishonest Fiddlers play Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 25

Susquehanna Breakdown folk bands Driftwood and Dishonest Fiddlers play Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 25

From a press release: Before returning to Scranton for the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival again this year, New York Americana/folk rock band Driftwood will play at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Feb. 25 with fellow Breakdown alum The Dishonest Fiddlers from Scranton. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grateful Bluegrass Boys play classic rock favorites for free at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 16

Grateful Bluegrass Boys play classic rock favorites for free at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 16

From a press release: The Grateful Bluegrass Boys, a string band that plays traditional bluegrass versions of classic rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, and more, will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The HillBenders put bluegrass spin on The Who’s ‘Tommy’ at Theater at North in Scranton on Feb. 10

The HillBenders put bluegrass spin on The Who’s ‘Tommy’ at Theater at North in Scranton on Feb. 10

From a press release: There have been many versions of The Who’s “Tommy” over the years, but The HillBenders have created “Whograss” with their own bluegrass version of the iconic concept album that the band will perform live at The Theater at North in Scranton on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 […]

 Rich Howells

Beloved Scranton bluegrass band Coal Town Rounders has broken up

Beloved Scranton bluegrass band Coal Town Rounders has broken up

Enjoying the sound of one band or another may depend on taste, but anyone who saw the Coal Town Rounders perform over the last few years seemed to universally love the bluegrass quartet from Scranton, bringing audiences young and old back to a simpler time as they harmonized around one old fashioned radio microphone with […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Susquehanna Breakdown Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Susquehanna Breakdown Edition

Every year, I shoot portraits backstage at the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton with local bluegrass band Cabinet and many of the other acts performing; these were all shot on Saturday, May 21. Listen to me talk about it and tell booze-driven stories of past Breakdowns on Episode […]

 Brad Patton

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown brings family of bluegrass fans together in Scranton

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown brings family of bluegrass fans together in Scranton

For the fourth consecutive year, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet kicked off the summer concert season with the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. The two-day affair got underway on Friday, May 20 with performances by local bands The Dishonest Fiddlers and the Coal Town Rounders, acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Larry […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Managing bluegrass band Cabinet and organizing the Susquehanna Breakdown festival

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Managing bluegrass band Cabinet and organizing the Susquehanna Breakdown festival

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Full schedule announced for Susquehanna Breakdown at Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 20-21

Full schedule announced for Susquehanna Breakdown at Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 20-21

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania bluegrass outfit Cabinet has announced the schedule for the fourth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. The family-friendly gathering with music, camping, food, beer, and more includes performances by Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, […]