Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Singer/songwriter James Barrett opens up ‘The Window’

SONG PREMIERE: Singer/songwriter James Barrett opens up ‘The Window’

There’s an undeniable passion in the music of James Barrett, so much so that, after finishing the recording of his latest song just last night, he asked NEPA Scene to premiere it exclusively right away, and we were more than happy to oblige today. The young singer/songwriter from Clarks Summit recorded a demo of “The […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Bassist Grant Williams unleashes the haunting ‘Bloody Mary’

Scranton musician Grant Williams is continuing his series of videos for each of his new solo bass compositions, so with Halloween just around the corner, we’re premiering his next song, “Bloody Mary,” exclusively right here on NEPA Scene. “There are multiple versions of the “Bloody Mary” story in folklore, but they all have the same […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

Scranton indie rock band Old Charades plan to release their debut full-length album “End Together/Start Together” by the end of 2015 or early next year, but they’re giving NEPA Scene readers an exclusive early listen to the truthful and personal first single, “When Countless Days Get Numbered.” “This song is kind of like a combination […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

Peckville singer/songwriter Katie Evans has been playing music since she was 13 years old, but the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene has really gotten to know her better over the past year at frequent shows across the area and as a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent. With her first demo set for release on Thursday, […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download Adam Bailey’s modern take on ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download Adam Bailey’s modern take on ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ for free

As a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent and a fresh young voice in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, Adam Bailey has seemingly come out of nowhere and established a name for himself rather quickly with his original compositions and a unique cover of an old American folk song. While performing “Wayfaring Stranger” live, the […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download ‘Dizzy’ by A Social State for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download ‘Dizzy’ by A Social State for free

Back in February, NEPA Scene gave our readers an exclusive first listen to an acoustic version of “Dizzy,” a brand new song from A Social State, when vocalist and guitarist Edward Cuozzo visited The Stude for Episode 12 of the NEPA Scene Podcast. Now we’re excited to premiere the finished studio version with the whole […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Kick back and enjoy ‘Ragweed Summer’ by Tony Halchak

July is here, so it’s time to lie out in the sun, drink an ice-cold beverage, and relax with some good old-fashioned Americana music. There’s a lot of talk now about summer anthems, but “Ragweed Summer” by singer/songwriter Tony Halchak, exclusively premiering here on NEPA Scene, actually captures the feel of a warm summer day, […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Grant Williams debuts solo bass project by taking ‘A Single Step’

In the music business, the biggest emphasis always seems to be on singers and guitarists, but Grant Williams is proving that bassists deserve the spotlight as well. The 27-year-old Scranton native has been playing bass for about nine years, most famously in local grunge rock band Graces Downfall, and he started composing his own solo […]

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SONG PREMIERE: ‘I Need a Woman’ by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander

SONG PREMIERE: ‘I Need a Woman’ by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander

Blues singer/songwriter Ed Randazzo just finished recording his latest album this month, and while it’s not due out until the fall, he couldn’t wait to share the first single. We were happy to oblige by premiering “I Need a Woman” right here on nepascene.com. The 36-year-old Wyoming resident has been writing and recording a mix […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Silhouette Lies – ‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’

SONG PREMIERE: Silhouette Lies – ‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’

Since the beginning of 2015, Scranton hard rock band Silhouette Lies has been locked in the studio working tirelessly on their debut full-length album. Now NEPA Scene gets to unleash the exclusive premiere of the first haunting single from that album, “The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight.” “Lyrically, the song is about a serial killer and […]