The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Entertainment

March 23, 2013

Mashin’ it up in Millheim

MILLHEIM — Yodeling, waltzes and a musician who idolizes Elvis Presley, Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton are merely a slim sampling of what’s in store Sunday afternoon when music gets mashed up in Millhiem with the free-spirited Brooklyn Mash Up.

Held at the Elk Creek Café, 100 West Main St. in Millheim, the mega music mash features three separate but totally different bands for an afternoon of tunes, tales and talking.

On tap at the popular brew pub will be the musical train wreck derailed by a wild turn of oddity, Curtis Eller’s American Circus, the folk and stomping rock infused group Little Silver along with the totally unrelated but united sounds of Chris Moore of Moore and Sons.

Three New York-based bands ready and set to bring their big time sound to the small town of Millheim.

“Our sound is a mix of folk, rock and pop forms with touches of blues and psychedelia,” said the multi-talented Moore who takes on the role of singer, songwriter and guitarist for the six-piece band. “We all play a variety of instruments like piano and pedal steel and we’re all songwriters and composers involved in many projects that inform and influence the band.”

While Moore and his unrelated group of musical cohorts are reason enough to make the trek to the sleepy little town of Millheim, the addition of the other two bands makes it a musical must for area music fans searching for some great tunes at the bargain price of a slim ten bucks.

The band Little Silver, with its high-spirited style and groove-induced music has earned them the reputation of being a musical delight that relies heavily on the duo vocals of band members Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis.

Over the years, Simonian has not only impressed and enthralled audiences with her passionate filled voice that has also earned kudos from The New York Times and a Lilith Fair appearance while Curtis, an original member of the famed indie band Hem, has more than 85,000 albums.

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