DANVILLE — Musicians of all stripes and backgrounds have found a place at this year’s Summer Concert series.
This past Tuesday, July 9, audience members in Memorial Park were serenaded by veteran guitarist and Danville native Rusty Foulke.
“I love playing in Danville,” said Foulke, who has previously performed with former members of the rock band Boston.
While he has performed on cruise ships and in New England, with additional shows scheduled later this year for the west coast and Mexico, Foulke still makes time to play for his hometown. “I live here, and they asked me and I love it,” he said.
Foulke still makes his home in the same Danville house where he grew up. “I’m as home grown as you can get,” he said.
Foulke mainly plays a 12-string acoustic guitar and regularly plays at local Danville pubs and other venues around the Susquehanna Valley, in addition to playing with his own band, Hybrid Ice, and the former Boston rockers. They include drummer Sib Hashian, guitarist Barry Goudreau and singer Fran Cosmo.
“I love the music of Boston, I’ve always loved it, it’s a real thrill to play with those guys,” said Foulke.
He thanked everyone for coming out to support him for his performance, in which about 40 people were in attendance. “Thanks to everybody for supporting local music…There’s a lot of talent out here in central Pennsylvania,” he said.
And next week’s talent will include Sunbury’s Jim McClincy, “The Singing Mailman,” who will perform at Memorial Park on July 16 at 7 p.m.
McClincy, who worked as a mailman until his retirement this past November, first got his nickname several years ago because people couldn’t remember his name. He would perform for a group, but they would only be able to remember him as “the singing mailman.”