The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 4, 2013

Now Hear This: Saturday, May 4

By Terry Martin
For The Daily Item

— The Bull Run Tap House, Market Street in Lewisburg, is hosting a special show as they welcome BC Bone and Friends playing acoustic blues, bluegrass, classic rock, Grateful Dead covers their own originals. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and continues until 11.

The band features BC Bone (Bucknell University Class of ’73) Peter Murchison (guitar, slide guitar, vocals), Steven Meilleur (harmonica, vocals) and Friends Bill Rodgers (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Joel Flachs (bass guitar), Peter Meilleur (bass and vocals), Joe DeCristopher (guitar, vocals), Tom Patten (guitar, vocals), Larry Hoy (guitar, vocals), Roger Brown (sound, smiles and energy) … and more. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments to join in.

This group of musicians haven’t been back to Lewisburg since their days as Bucknell students. Steve’s older son, David, tragically passed away last year so Steve and friends are coming to town Saturday for a campus memorial service for David.

Today, Danville’s Spring Fling is from 9-5. Entertainers include Joseph Scharf at noon, Van Wagner at 1 p.m., Woody Wolfe at 2 p.m. and Doug McMinn at 3 p.m.

This is also the weekend for the inaugural concert at Sunbury’s brand new amphitheater on the river. It’s all part of the Susquehanna River Clean-up Project. This will be the second time for this event and it looks like it will be an annual event.

It all begins with a waterfront clean-up starting with crews forming at 9:30 a.m. today at the amphitheater. After lunch, provided for volunteers, the music begins at 12:45 with Beardog playing covers of various genres. Emmy & Dylan Whitehill, a bluegrass duo, plays from 1:30-2:15. Monkey & The Engineers, which includes members from Duck Duck Goose, will play 2:15-3: 15 p.m. and Bruce Barr, who has been playing blues guitar in the area since 1974, is up from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Local jazz greats Burgess, Mitchell and Seal, playing from 4:15-6:45 p.m., are the headliners of the day. Go to www.susquehannacleanup.com for more information.

Later, Jesse will be at The Sunbury Social Club at 10 p.m. Flipside will be at The Joint in Williamsport. Greg Snyder is hosting an open mic at McGuigan’s in Sunbury 6:30-8:30.

Elsewhere, Monkey and the Engineers are at Marley’s in Bloomsburg from 10 to midnight and Mystery Fyre is at the 2013 Anthracite Region Coalympics at the Bunker Hill Field Complex, Shamokin (www.facebook.com/2013AnthraciteRegionCoalympics). They will be having music all day.

Sucker Punch is at The Forest House in Forest Hills starting at 10, Hillary York is at Brasserie Louis, Market Street, Lewisburg, from 8-10 p.m. This is York’s last local performance before heading out on tour.

There’s more — Armed and Ready will be rockin’ The Hilltop in Danville starting at 10. Phillips Emporium in Bloomsburg is hosting a punk rock show starting at 6:30. Down in Sunbury, Kill Scheme will be at The #1’s in Sunbury.

Need more? Darren Inman and Jeremy Hummel will play as an acoustic duo at The Smokehouse Grill in Danville at 8:30 p.m. and Dirty Mojo will take the stage at Ye Olde Meeting Place, Route 405, Milton beginning at 9:30.

 Send your music news to wayne.laepple@gmail.com and copy to terrilm62@yahoo.com by Monday evening to see it in this column on Thursday. We’re also looking for photos, so send them as well.