The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 17, 2013

Music festival has something for everyone


The blues de jour is Dirty MoJo, performing at 6:30 p.m. Frontman is Shawn “Dirty” Strickland on vocals and harmonica while on guitar is Gary “Daddy Mojo” Strickland, Shawn’s father, and Tom Rhodes and Mark Peterson complete the band. These guys put out a really good down and dirty kind of blues — Dirty has mojo.

The Frank Wicher Band, one of the area’s best and well-known outlaw country bands, will take the stage at 7:20 p.m. Wicher is a singer/songwriter from Northumberland. His website is

From 8:10-8:50 p.m., Rubber Soul will entertain. Rubber Soul was a central Pennsylvania Beatles tribute band which played for more than 12 years before retiring in 2008. When asked to do this show, they jumped at the chance to reunite, albeit with a few cast changes. For this show its members will be talented and seasoned musicians Joel B. Vincent, Colin Beatty, Bob Yoas and Dave Brumbaugh. They are all friends and love playing together.

Clyde Frog goes on at 9 p.m. This band offers a nice mix. They write a lot of their own songs; Tess Marshall is a strong female vocalist who brings a twist to the rock feel. They performed 30 shows this summer alone and are excited to be part of this music festival. This high-energy band often collaborates with the Uptown Music Collective. Its members are past students of the school so there’s a life-long connection there.

Audiobox will finish up the festival with its hard rock set. These guys are hard-core. They play all over the area and are well known for their talented performances. This band has a long list of original songs they play along with a mix of alternative rock from the ’80s and ’90s they love to cover.

New to the event this year will be food and beverages catered in the lobby for the convenience of all patrons with prices starting at just $1 for hot dogs and adult beverages, courtesy of Durdach Brothers and The Country Store.

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