NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady will release 1st album in 13 years, ‘Surrender,’ on May 21

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady will release 1st album in 13 years, ‘Surrender,’ on May 21

From a press release: Today, Scranton blues singer/songwriter Clarence Spady announced an official release date for his highly anticipated new album on Nola Blue Records in Lancaster as well as a series of CD release shows. Due out May 21, “Surrender” is a strikingly personal collection of nine tracks, including seven original compositions. A retrospective […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

From a press release: After 22 consecutive years of bringing the blues to a family farm in Nescopeck, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival was forced to postpone its 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival confirmed this week that it is planning to move forward with its weekend of live music and social […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarence Spady pays tribute to fellow bluesman Lucky Peterson with ‘When My Blood Runs Cold’

Clarence Spady pays tribute to fellow bluesman Lucky Peterson with ‘When My Blood Runs Cold’

From a press release: Texas blues legend Lucky Peterson passed away on May 17 at age 55, so Clarence Spady paid tribute to his longtime friendship with the late guitarist/keyboardist on his own version of “When My Blood Runs Cold.” The Scranton-based bluesman first heard from Peterson perform the bone-chilling song from his 2000 album […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

From a press release: Clarence Spady has long represented his hometown of Scranton as an acclaimed, internationally renowned blues musician. His recent signing to Nola Blue Records and plans for a new album in 2021 show a renewed focus on his musical legacy as an ambassador of Scranton. At the same time, Scranton has been […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

From a press release: Today, acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady released “Surrender,” the debut single from his first album in 13 years. Not one to hide from the mistakes of his past, nor to let his guard down long enough for those demons to return, Spady was inspired to write “Surrender” after one of his […]

 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 […]

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