The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 10, 2014

Now Hear This: Friday, Jan. 10

By Jeffrey Allen Federowicz
For The Daily Item

— Karen Nogel and Mark Tomeo make music at the Bull Run, 605 Market St., Lewisburg, tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mastering an impressive array of musical styles, the duo’s gigs never disappoint.

It’s a barn dance over in Sunbury when music gets a twist and a few turns thanks to DJ Roadrash at the Rt. 61 Roadhouse. Music will spin and people will dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. And there’s no cover charge.

In Northumberland, it’s three times the fun and the sound at the King Street Coffeehouse, 253 Front St., when three excellent acts share the stage from 7 to 10 p.m.

Jazz, soft rock, folk and country will be performed by Don & Ed, otherwise known as Don Krech and Ed Scholl.

Cover tunes and original compositions will fill the air thanks to Eric Sundberg, while Gift, Troutman & Gift provide a musical present of spot on harmonies and impressive guitar work all for a slim $7 cover. Come early since the doors open at 6 p.m.

Going back to Sunbury, Brandon Barnhart will be playing classic and old-school rock tunes personalized with his own spin. McGuigan’s is the place, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is the time and since there is no cover, be nice and bring along some singles for the tip jar.

“People come up to me after a show and say they enjoyed every song and knew every song I sang. People like to hear the music they know and love,” Barnhart said.

 Up in Williamsport, the Bullfrog Brewery, 229 W. 4th St., will welcome Chris Rattie and the Brush Valley Rumblers from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. A $5 cover will get you in.

Based in the State College area, the band performs an eclectic mix of pure Americana tunes and some good old-fashioned rock.

Does your band or venue have a gig coming up? If so, let me know. Send info no later than 5 p.m. Monday to