The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 18, 2014

6 great reasons to get out tonight!


Runaway Stroller, Crescendo Sounds — McGuigan’s Public House, 266 Market St, Sunbury. Runaway Stroller with Johanna from Lewisburg, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Crescendo Sounds with Kenny Jenkins 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free. Call (570) 286-5002.

Ridge & Valley String Band, DePoterLand, John Sweeny and Friends — 7-10 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Townside 2, 253 Front St., Northumberland. Cover: $7. Call (570) 850-8338.

Last show for the year. Ridge & Valley String Band will play old-timey string band music, fiddle tunes, ballads, and Appalachian dance music. Band members are Mark Ralston (fiddle), Dave Lauder (guitar), Jina Gillis-Rosencrans (guitar) and Tom Rosencrans (banjo). Everyone takes a turn on vocals. The music is spirited and rooted in pre-bluegrass traditional music.

DePoterLand is Joe DeCristopher (vocals and guitar), George Potor (vocals and guitar) and Fred Strickland (vocals and 5-string bass). This drummerless rock band performs a mix of originals (often of a satirical nature) and fun reinvented covers. Musical terrain they travel varies from rock (’50s-’90s) to swing, country, reggae and jazz.

John Sweeny and Friends brings a fine mixture of performers.  With his harp and soft blues voice, Sweeney and friends will make sure, once again, that folks coming to this end-of-season show will be tapping their feet.

Karen Nogle and Mark Tomeo — 7-8 p.m., Bull Run Tap House dining room, Market Street, Lewisburg. Special tunes of jangle pop and jazz. Free.

The Frank Wicher Band – 8-11 p.m. April 18, The Links at Buckhorn, 55 Williamsburg Boulevard, Bloomsburg. Country music. Free. For more information call (570) 387-8339. www.frankwicher.com.

Ricky & Harv — 8-11 p.m. Scarlett D, 254 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. No cover. Call (570) 966-5400.

Brandon “The Electric Piano Man” Barnhart — 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Daddy McFatty’s, 95 Queen St., Northumberland. No cover. All covers — classic rock, pop, country, etc., all done on piano.

Send band or venue information for Now Hear This to The Daily Item, 200 Market St., Sunbury, PA. 17801, attn: Joanne Arbogast, or email jarbogast@dailyitem.com by 5 p.m. Mondays for publication that week.