Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet’s only 2019 festival performance will be at Grateful Get Down June 28-29

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet’s only 2019 festival performance will be at Grateful Get Down June 28-29

While they have officially been on hiatus for a little over a year, popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet still gets together here and there for their faithful fans. They reunited for a celebrated set at the 2018 Peach Music Festival, but it seems that they won’t be returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton this year. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

From a press release: Two folk/Americana/jam musicians known for their bands and their nicknames – Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Brian “Nugget” Gorby – have teamed up to blend groove and tradition as Kick & Banjo. Formerly with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Cabinet and the Hackensaw Boys from Virginia, respectively, they are uniquely qualified to perform this music. Playing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Fest alum Twiddle and Gatos Blancos return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 19

Peach Fest alum Twiddle and Gatos Blancos return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 19

From a press release: Regulars of both the Peach Music Festival and Camp Bisco in Scranton, jam band Twiddle will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, April 19 at 9 p.m. with fellow Peach Fest alum Gatos Blancos. Gatos Blancos, who made their hometown area debut at the River Street Jazz Cafe […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will reunite for New Year’s Eve show near Harrisburg on Dec. 31

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will reunite for New Year’s Eve show near Harrisburg on Dec. 31

While the Peach Music Festival in Scranton was billed as Cabinet’s only show of 2018, the popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band has announced that they’ll squeeze one more concert in just before the end of the year on New Year’s Eve. Cabinet will headline a “New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” on Monday, Dec. 31 at the Clarion […]

 Rich Howells

Following Peach Fest debut, Gatos Blancos return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 25

Following Peach Fest debut, Gatos Blancos return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 25

Following their well-received first performance at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Gatos Blancos will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Aug. 25. The group, who made their hometown area debut at the Jazz Cafe last year, features members of popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet (who recently reunited for their […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

When Cabinet began their “indefinite hiatus” following their New Year’s Eve show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, it seemed that the popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band would break a streak. Cabinet may be the only band to have played every Peach Music Festival since its inception in 2012. They are definitely the only group […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-22/18

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-22/18

The spirit of The Allman Brothers Band was alive and well at the seventh annual Peach Music Festival, featuring former members of the festival-founding group as well as their children. Many skilled jam bands returned to the three stages at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and the adjacent Montage Mountain Waterpark, and local fans were […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns from hiatus to play Peach Festival in Scranton on July 19

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns from hiatus to play Peach Festival in Scranton on July 19

In a surprise announcement today, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet revealed that they will return from hiatus to play only one show in 2018 – the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 19. Garnering a huge local following and touring the country since forming in 2006, the popular […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Railroad Earth singer Todd Sheaffer and Cabinet’s Dylan Skursky jam at Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 17

Railroad Earth singer Todd Sheaffer and Cabinet’s Dylan Skursky jam at Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 17

From a press release: Todd Sheaffer, the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of New Jersey roots rock/Americana jam band Railroad Earth, will perform with upright bassist Dylan Skursky, formerly of Cabinet before the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band went on hiatus and currently of Gatos Blancos, at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, March […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/21/18

PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/21/18

Soon after it was announced that they would be playing at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton this summer, Gatos Blancos began the new year with three back-to-back shows in Vermont, New Jersey, and back home in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Almost exactly one year ago, the experimental Americana/funk/blues band made their hometown area debut at the […]

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