May basket full of music @ Elk Creek Café + Aleworks
Please find Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks on Facebook! This Week: Tonight! - KC Rounders
KC Rounders are local to central Pennsylvania and include Dave Defilippis (mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocals), Chris Rattie (guitar, harmonica, and vocals) and Cory Neidig (banjo and vocals).
CD Release Party for “Little Ladder”
Gary Gyekis, Doug McMinn, Anders Olsen, Bill Stetz, and Steve Mitchell.
Thursday, May 12 - Doug McMinn + Andy Tolins featuring Bill Stetz!
Blues, roots + originals!! As only these boys can deliver. Saturday, May 14 - Erin Condo Band
Singer-songwriter Erin Condo returns to central Pennsylvania more than six years after recording her debut album “Leaving Songs.” Erin will debut her new electric band featuring Mighty Wiggus (guitar), JK (bass) and Kevin Lowe (drums).
Sunday Afternoon Jazz
Featuring opening set by Penns Valley High School Jazz Band
Zeropoint Big Band is a 16-piece big band featuring central Pennsylvania’s top musicians.
Upcoming: Thursday, May 19 - Poe Valley Troubadours
Local roots music with the Poe Valley Troubadours, Steve Crawford (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Tosten (guitar, vocals), Paul Dix (mandolin, vocals), Steve Buckalew (fiddle) and Jimmy James (doghouse bass).
Saturday, May 21 - Kevin Gordon
"Kevin Gordon was supposed to be a poet, and he wound up playing rock n'roll. His music isn't a career choice, it's a life." - Grant Alden - Oxford American
Over the course of twenty years of writing, recording and touring, Kevin Gordon has built an impressively consistent catalog of songs, a critically-acclaimed stack of albums, and a reputation for dynamic live performances that make first-time listeners life-long fans. A Louisiana native now based in Nashville, Kevin Gordon is a songwriter whose work has been recorded by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, Levon Helm of The Band, Irma Thomas, Ronnie Hawkins, Webb Wilder, Kate Campbell, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, and others.
Sunday, May 22 - The ReAnnimators
A Blues Tribute to Ann Rabson
Bill Stetz (bass), Steve Mitchell (drums), JT (keys + vocals), Doug McMinn (guitar, vocals and sax) and Ann Kerstetter (vocals).
Born of Jason McIntyre’s desire to gather great musician friends to make great music when his Rustlanders weren’t making great music, this 7 piece all-star ensemble's inception was playing off nights at Elk Creek to hone a unique and fresh Americana sound. Stellar lineup that includes Andy Tolins, Katie Twoey, Daryl Branford, “JK”, Dan Collins, and “the Rev” James Horton, members of multiple bands all.
Saturday, May 28 - Pure Cane Sugar
Sweet, sweet Americana harmonies.
Natalie Berrena (vocals), Kate Twoey (vocals, guitar) Molly Countermine (vocals, percussion) and Ted McCloskey (sticks & snails & puppy dog tails). Saturday, June 4 - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats.
Mark Ross, Jack Wilkinson, James (Rev) Harton, John (JK) Kennedy, Melanie Morrison
Playing blues from all eras but also original compositions, there's something for all tastes. And with members of Queen Bee & the Blue Hornet Band (Mark Ross & Jack Wilkinson), call it whatever you'd like. . .but don't call it a comeback. Beginning in the summer of 2010, this band is comprised of seasoned veterans of the State College music scene and a new kid in town. The combination gives way to classic blues with a subtle twist. For more information on upcoming shows or ticket purchase please visit www.elkcreekcafe.net.