From the bass to mandolin, upright bass and keyboards, Reichley is one of those musicians you remember long after the music has stopped playing.
“I’m a musician through and through. I love making music and performing with others. Even if I am alone in the studio, I’ll often pick up a guitar and start playing a few tunes,” he said. “Back in the late 1960s, I had to be the only kid that was on the football team at Selinsgrove and also in the district chorus. Music is an important part of my life and always has been.”
At 62 years of age, Reichley’s music has only become more intense and more selective.
“Now that I’m older I have become more selective with my music. I think that’s a benefit of getting older. I play where I want to play and not run after every gig I could get,” he said. “It’s like — do I really want to drive 90 minutes to play a three-hour show in Canton and drive back home in the middle of the night? My music now is what I want to do, and where.”
And that music will become stronger with Noaker’s skillful playing and spot-on vocals.
“The show at Skeeter’s will be a good time with a lot of great music and a lot of really good food,” Reichley said before breaking into a hearty laugh. “I sound like an advertisement, but it’s the truth.”