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” […]

 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 – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Robert Cray, Marc Cohn, and Shemekia Copeland sing the blues at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

Robert Cray, Marc Cohn, and Shemekia Copeland sing the blues at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

From a press release: It was announced today that The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn with guest vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama, and special guest Shemekia Copeland will bring an ear-pleasing blues/roots package to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

After winning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee last year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival proved once again why it’s deserving of those accolades at its 21st annual event on Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8. With perfect weather and a strong lineup showcasing the diversity of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen ‘Break It Down’ at album release show in Wilkes-Barre on June 2

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen ‘Break It Down’ at album release show in Wilkes-Barre on June 2

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier blues rock power trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, are set to debut their new album, “Break It Down,” on Friday, June 1, and will play a release show in their hometown of Wilkes-Barre the following night. Created by Dustin Douglas (vocals/guitars), Tommy Smallcomb (drums), and Matt […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

Earning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9. Bringing 10,000 blues fans each year to the scenic hills of Nescopeck, the festival has featured over 130 artists from all […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08-10/16

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08-10/16

It has been 19 years since the first Briggs Farm Blues Festival kicked off in the beautiful farmlands of Nescopeck, and the annual event is as fresh and enthralling as ever. NEPA Scene photographers Tammy Heid and Robb Malloy of Moon’s Eye Media spent all three days of the event – Friday, July 8 through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival continues growth in 19th year in Nescopeck on July 8-10

Briggs Farm Blues Festival continues growth in 19th year in Nescopeck on July 8-10

From a press release: The Briggs Farm Blues Festival returns for its 19th year to its namesake farm in Nescopeck on Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10. The Briggs family will yet again turn their 250-year-old farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania (88 Old Berwick Hwy., Nescopeck) into one of the most revered […]