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Emily Barnes


Emily Barnes performs live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes ‘Don’t Know Who I’ll Be’ at 0:00, ‘Untitled’ at 4:30, and ‘Alternate Route’ at 8:10.

recording-imageFrom her website:

Tucked away in a town so tiny it isn’t found on most maps,  singer-songwriter Emily Barnes can be found sitting on the stone steps of her 200 year old home stitching together the latest melody from the fabric of her mind.  That is on the rare occasion she is home.  For the past few years, Emily has been tirelessly trekking down the open road playing venues of all shapes and sizes stopping listeners dead in their tracks with a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings.

Now a nationally touring artist, Barnes continues to build a grassroots following from city to small town, one new believer at a time.  Her Sophomore album ‘Let in the Light’ was released on March 10th 2017 and has been taking listeners through the nostalgia of finding oneself after the inevitable darkness seeps in. It is honest, it is raw, and as quirky as the show you are likely to experience. With an assortment of “found” instruments, lo-fi birds, pots and pans, this album paints a picture from start to finish.

Rice and Woodall


Rice and Woodall perform live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes ‘Blue Lonesome Wind’ at 0:00, ‘Damascus’ at 3:45, and ‘Carryin’ On This Way’ at 7:00.

Rice and Woodall performed for the Berks Country Fest in June. Rice and Woodall were featured in this Reading Eagle article:

Rice and Woodall make a well-paired duo; both are phenomenal guitarists steeped in the bluegrass/folk/jazz tradition, and Woodall’s clear, expressive voice rose sweetly above the guitars in the songs that made up half their set.

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Mike & the Y-Tones


Published on Oct 4, 2017
Mike & the Y-Tones perform live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes ‘You’re Not Like Me’ at 0:00, ‘All She Said’ at 2:15, ‘Fine Line’ at 5:29 and ‘How Could We Have Ever Known’ at 8:55.

From their website:

Back in 2013 Mike Yesconis, long time Reading, PA area multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and side-man for many bands including Tin Bird Choir, The Worms, The Cultivators and current La Overtoner bassist, started laying down tracks in his home studio for a batch of songs he had written, but these songs were different than anything else he had ever tried to write before.   Mike was now writing out of emotional necessity, documenting the struggles of life and recognizing that our parents are aging and that we are aging and at some point there would be a massive shift in what he had always known as normal.  Many of these songs became anthems to get him through the major changes and transitions in recent years, while many of them are also snapshots of memories that have been put into a song format (some times you need more than a picture).

Mike Yesconis (songs, guitar & vocals), Matt McCarty (drums) & Adam Coffinberger (bass) are Mike & the Y-Tones, an original indie rock band from Reading, PA drawing off a multitude of influences and experiences resulting in an honest and authentic band.

Arrowhead Jazz Band

Published on Sep 6, 2017
The Arrowhead Jazz Band performs live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes “Saint James Infirmary” at 0:00, “Mama Inez” at 5:10, and “Amazing Grace” at 8:56.

Augustus

From their website:

Harvested from the most significant American musical movements and rooted in truly good songwriting, the distinct Boulder based rock trio Augustus is taking Colorado by storm. Formed in late 2013, Augustus released their debut EP, “The Common Collapse”, to critical and commercial success and has been building a steady following due to their extensive gigging and captivating live shows.

In 2015, the trio released their second EP, ‘Into Frames’ which was called “Colorado’s strongest psych-rock/mashup album of 2015.” by Colorado Music Buzz. It debuted on over 50 different college radio stations across the US and Canada. Their hit song ‘Return’ was ranked #9 on the Troubadour’s Road top 25 songs of 2015 and the album has been licensed for use by MTV, E! channel, and the Discovery channel.

The band kicked off 2016 with high profile festival appearances in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, and has begun playing festivals in surrounding states. Released in October 2016, Augustus’ 3rd album, ‘The Mercury EP’ marks a turning point for the band. Marquee Magazine said “It’s the perfect example of the group’s ability to take their multi-faceted sound and put forth something that no longer sounds like a blending of styles, but rather a succinct, continuous sound of their own.” The album has again been licensed by major networks including AE, MTV, and the Discovery channel.

Augustus recently signed with Rocky Mountain Artist group and is heavily touring through the Rocky Mountain region and Pacific Northwest.

Michael and Jennifer McClain

From their website:

Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain, both grew up touring and performing in musical families, are both banjo players, and have been playing together since their first date. 
Together they have performed in 27 states from New York to California, Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.

Growing up, Michael performed with his family, the McLain Family Band all across the United States in 49 states, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Brazil, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and appearances on NBC’s Today Show and the CBS Morning News. For several years he toured and recorded as part of the Claire Lynch Band as well as with Dale Ann Bradley. He was featured on a CD with Claire Lynch that was nominated for a Grammy. For 13 years, he taught guitar, banjo, mandolin and bluegrass ensemble in the School of Music at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

In addition to recording for Big Pick Productions, Jennifer was an artist on Pinecastle Records and has recorded as a harmony vocalist for other major labels and demos in Nashville. She has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, was featured on PBS-TV’s Song of the Mountains, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, and at Busch Gardens – Williamsburg (banjo and saxophone!). She graduated from Elon University with a degree in music performance. She is a member of the Christ Church choir in Nashville, TN.

They are joined by Dan Kelly on fiddle. Starting at an early age, Dan became known for fluid, smooth playing.  He earned state fiddle champion titles in seven states before he came to Nashville to win the Grand Masters Championship at the age of seventeen. While in Nashville, he met Roy Acuff and became part of Acuff’s Smokey Mountain Boys. Here Dan learned more about the essence of old-time country music as he performed on the Grand Ole Opry for the next eight years.

Beginning in the 1990’s, Dan toured in the bands of many major label country artists (Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, Lonestar and more). During this time, he performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and Good Morning America. In the 2000’s, Dan also performed as part of the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band all over the U.S.

 

Telectro


Published on Sep 27, 2017
Telectro perform live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes “Big Love” at 0:00, “To Love You More” at 3:45, and “Gone are Those Days” at 8:17. Band includes Kris Kehr, Bill Sebald, and Matt Cullen

TELECTRO – the new trio consisting of Kris Kehr on acoustic guitar & vocals, Bill Sebald on electric bass & harmony, and Matt Cullen on drums & percussion.

 

Read more about Telectro at Kris Kehr’s website

Dann Pell

Dann Pell is a guitarist, vocalist and percussionist  based in Chester County, PA.    His music embraces folk traditions; country-blues, jazz, chants/hymns/spirituals,  and incorporates unique expansive rhythmic devices akin to those of Steve Reich, John Coltrane, Phillip Glass into the folk idiom.  He spends most days singing hymns to the elderly or entertaining friends with new works of music, and on off days  can most likely be found exploring exotic polyrhythm whilst drinking mate in the comfort of his Phoenixville home

Yvonne Hartman

Yvonne Hartman performs live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes “Great Adventure” at 0:00, “Never Letting Go” at 5:05, and “On You” at 9:27.

From Yvonne’s website:

Yvonne started her music ministry in 2006. She celebrates a decade of ministry and music in 2016.
Yvonne Hartman is a contemporary Christian singer/ songwriter based in Pennsylvania whose latest album, “Remade,” was released in August 2015. Her songs are described as “inspirational / situational,” pulling from experiences and everyday struggles, while providing encouragement for believers.
After singing all her life in church choir, school chorus, and musicals, Yvonne started writing her own original music and performing in 2006.  After releasing several projects herself, she formed a band with her family called B9 Fate, through which she released one album, “BGTF.”  She eventually started playing again under her own name, and released another project, “Send Me.”  This led to the current album “Remade”. The first single, “Step Into The Light,” was released to radio on June 22nd, and features an acoustic guitar-driven performance matched with layered harmonies and haunting electric guitar.
yvonneonwallsmThe songs on Yvonne’s new album showcase her maturity as a singer / songwriter. She has truly found her voice as a Christian artist, and she is writing songs that are capturing new fans across the globe. “Remade” is produced by multi-platinum music producer Kevin McNoldy (http://cphonicmastering.com), who has worked with Dave Matthews, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Backstreet Boys, and many more.
The album is available on CD, via all online stores including iTunes and Amazon, and on all streaming services such as Spotify and the new Apple Music.  Yvonne’s own independent record label / publishing imprint is handling the release.
Yvonne will be touring in support of “Remade” and the first single “Step Into The Light”.