Musicians

Our Market features superb musicians in a very wide range of musical styles, including rock, country, Celtic, folk, blues, jazz, and American popular songs. We’ve had bag-pipers, hammered-dulcimer players, drum troupes, fiddlers, guitarists, sax players, and singers galore. And these talented performers volunteer their talent for your pleasure and ours.

If you are an acoustic musician and interested in performing at the Market please contact Pam Kligore at info@msfm.org

Special Thanks to our 2019 Music Sponsor: Red House Consulting

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May 16 – Washington High Steel Drum Band

The Washington High School Steel Drum Band is one of the premiere ensembles of the Washington School District’s band program. The band is in high demand for performances, and has traveled for many events in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, California, and even throughout Europe! The ensemble has earned a great sense of pride in the school and in the Washington community. The Steel Drum Band is now under the direction of Mr. Stephen Cherry.

 

May 23 – Trinity Middle School Jazz Ensemble and Chorale

The Trinity Middle School Jazz Ensemble is comprised of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Trinity Middle School. Under the direction of Mr. Gordon Lowry, the ensemble rehearses weekly after school as well as once a week during an activity period. Our musicians perform a wide range of musical styles from traditional big band and bebop to modern pop hits. The ensemble will be accompanied by the middle school chamber choir this year!

May 30 – Steven Hart

Steven Hart is a guitarist (and Pitt student) hailing from the South Hills. He has played both as a solo performer and with bands at a wide variety of venues including the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Stage AE, as well as various other farmers markets. He plays an eclectic mix of fingerstyle tunes ranging from classic rock to folk to indie rock and everything in between.

June 6 – Winding Road

Winding Road plays music from many genres, including Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, and Indie. Winding Road pairs Bob Stark on vocals, piano, guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo, and Leah Pagano, drummer extraordinaire, also on vocals, guitar, and bass.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/windingRoadBandPA

June 13 – Harry Funk

Harry Funk is one of our most faithful musicians, performing a wealth of material in the Grateful Dead/Gram Parsons tradition, including some originals. He is also one of the Market’s best friends, loaning us electronic equipment, interviewing and videotaping other musicians, and leaping in to fill sudden vacancies.

June 20 – Cathy Clark Hickling & Friends

Cathy has performed her unique blend of iconic Americana and original music for a wide variety of audiences in places where people who love music gather to listen or sing along to old favorites. Along with Cigar Box RiffRaff Band members Bonnie Livingston, Chuck Owston, Ramona Fischer, Mike McCauley, Cathy aims to lift spirits through positive, poignant, happy, and/or nostalgic songs.

June 27 – Debbi Pace

Joining us for her fourth Market Season, singer-songwriter Debbi Pace is looking forward to performing again, and promises to share some new songs with us this summer. She will probably bring some musically inclined friends along too.

July 18 – Dan Cunningham

Dan’s “New Appalachian” music incorporates the essential simplicity of the rural mountains, drawing on both ‘primitive’ and more recent folk styles. At it’s root is his accomplished finger-picking style guitar sound and songs influenced by the story-telling folk tradition. You can find out more about his music at http://www.pickndawg.com

July 25 – Erica Lee

AP Music artist Erica Lee joins us for her fifth market season, and tells us the market is her favorite summer venue! Erica performs original songs and covers in a pop country style.

Aug 1 – Robin & Bob

Robin & Bob are a musical duo that was formed in early 2017. Bob has been playing guitar for over 30 years and Robin has been singing in some capacity since she was a young girl. Their sound is an eclectic, genre-defying mix of blues, rock, folk & old-timey country. The duo have opened for The Danielle Nicole Band, Albert Cummings and Davina and the Vagabonds. They perform throughout the tri-state area. Their CD, “Leave On” was released on November 10th, 2018! Be sure to look for them around the area and like their Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/RobinandBobpa/

August 8 – Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams is an acoustic guitar player, vocalist, and songwriter. Currently a member of the bluegrass band “Glass Run Road”, Ricky started his first band when he was in the fifth grade. Ricky released his first CD in 2016, and now hosts an acoustic music jam at Mingo Creek Park.

August 15 – Mila Shadel

Mila Shadel has been playing guitar for almost a decade and enjoys sharing her passion for music with others. She plays a variety styles, including jazz, bossa nova and contemporary. She is excited to play for the Main Street farmers market for the first time this year, whether it’s with her jazz trio or as a solo artist.

August 22 – Mila Shadel Jazz Trio w/special guest Dan Baker

Mila Shadel has been playing guitar for almost a decade and enjoys sharing her passion for music with others. She plays a variety styles, including jazz, bossa nova and contemporary. She is excited to play for the Main Street farmers market with her jazz trio and special guest, Dan Baker!

Dan Baker is a Guitarist based in Southwestern Pennsylvania. A native of Washington PA, Dan began playing the guitar as a teenager. Dan earned a BFA in Jazz Performance from the New School University in New York City, where he had the privilege to study and perform with many great musicians. Following Graduation Dan attended Graduate School at New York University, while continuing to perform in the area. He returned to his native Washington PA in 2001, and coordinates music education for area youth through the Washington Jazz Society’s AMP Program. AMP will be accepting instrument and sheet music donations at today’s Community Table at the market!

August 29 – Erica Lee

AP Music artist Erica Lee joins us for her fifth market season, and tells us the market is her favorite summer venue! Erica performs original songs and covers in a pop country style.

September 5 – Winding Road

Winding Road plays music from many genres, including Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, and Indie. Winding Road pairs Bob Stark on vocals, piano, guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo, and Leah Pagano, drummer extraordinaire, also on vocals, guitar, and bass.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/windingRoadBandPA

 

September 12 – Dan Cunningham

Dan’s “New Appalachian” music incorporates the essential simplicity of the rural mountains, drawing on both ‘primitive’ and more recent folk styles. At it’s root is his accomplished finger-picking style guitar sound and songs influenced by the story-telling folk tradition. You can find out more about his music at

http://www.pickndawg.com

September 19 – Nancy Xiao

September 26 – TBD

October 3 – TBD

 

October 10 – W&J Jazz Ensemble

October 17 – W&J Jazz Ensemble

October 24 – Debbi Pace

Joining us for her fourth Market Season, singer-songwriter Debbi Pace is looking forward to performing again, and promises to share some new songs with us this summer. She will probably bring some musically inclined friends along too.

October 31 – TBD