Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Marcus King Trio and Early James at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/06/20

PHOTOS: Marcus King Trio and Early James at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/06/20

The Marcus King Trio delivered a “Sunday night service” at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Sept. 6, and rows of vehicles were eager to soak up the Southern rock sermon that served as the third stop of their Live at the Drive In Tour, which has several sold-out dates this month. Backed […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

From a press release: Today, Nola Blue Records in Lancaster announced the signing of acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady. A longtime fixture of the Northeast music scene, the Scranton-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist has been a regular performer at Greenwich Village’s iconic Terra Blues club, where he has been captivating travelers from all over the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck rescheduled for July 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck rescheduled for July 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: After 22 consecutive years of bringing the blues to a family farm in Nescopeck, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 8 through Saturday, July 10, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival intends to host the same nationally and internationally acclaimed lineup scheduled for 2020, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

5th Winter Blues Guitarmageddon features ‘Next Generation’ of artists at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 21

5th Winter Blues Guitarmageddon features ‘Next Generation’ of artists at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 21

From a press release: For the fifth year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host Winter Blues Guitarmageddon in the Grand Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 21, this time with renowned blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier making her Scranton debut as headliner. Throughout the years, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon has evolved into a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

From a press release: English singer/songwriter Danny Worsnop, best known as the rock/metal vocalist of Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot, is taking his very different solo project on the road in January of 2020. This national tour with special guests Starbenders will stop at Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, Jan. 18. Scranton alternative […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

African guitar masters Bombino and Vieux Farka Toure play at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 17

African guitar masters Bombino and Vieux Farka Toure play at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 17

From a press release: In a unique collaboration between two of Africa’s more esteemed and dynamic guitar masters, Bombino from Niger and Vieux Farka Toure from Mali, perform separate sets and together, bringing an intimate musical journey from the original birthplace of the blues – the Sahara Desert – to the F.M. Kirby Center in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dustin Douglas remembers Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Wilkes-Barre concert with Kirby Center tribute show on Nov. 9

Dustin Douglas remembers Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Wilkes-Barre concert with Kirby Center tribute show on Nov. 9

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre’s own blues rock powerhouse trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, will bring their critically-acclaimed “Stevie Ray Vaughan Retrospective” to the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., adding a unique local twist to this entry in the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Lonnie Shields, Clarence Spady, Heather Gillis, and more, 07/11-14/19

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Lonnie Shields, Clarence Spady, Heather Gillis, and more, 07/11-14/19

The Blues Foundation’s 2019 Blues Music Award winners Cedric Burnside, Vanessa Collier, and Annika Chambers were among the many highlights of the 22nd annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival on Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14. Featuring “internationally renowned artists and national and regional bands of various genres, including electric blues, delta-style blues, Americana roots […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

From a press release: The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee recently announced its 2019 Blues Music Award winners, and three of those artists are heading to the 22nd annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck this July. Grammy Award-nominated Cedric Burnside (winner of Instrumentalist – Drums), the unique and highly acclaimed Vanessa Collier (Instrumentalist – […]

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