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. Our current schedule for 2017 can be seen  in our Calendar of Events

If you are an acoustic musician and interested in performing at the Market please contact Lee Stivers at leestivers9607@gmail.com.

Special Thanks to our 2017 Music Sponsor: Red House Consulting

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May 11- Trinity Middle School Jazz Ensemble

Trinity’s Middle School Jazz Band is one of the Performing Arts Department offerings in the Middle School, providing students with the opportunity to practice and perform jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. The students, who enter the course with a wide variety of instrumental experience, learn not only to read music but they also learn music theory, composition, and they develop improvisation skills. The goal of the course is to help the students achieve the technical skills and critical theoretical understanding they need to effectively express themselves through their instruments and their voices. The students perform at a variety of events throughout the school year.

May 19 – Rightly Noted

Lee Stivers and Peter Wright have been performing bluegrass, folk, country blues, and original songs at the Main Street Farmers Market for the past five years. They play a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, upright bass, dobro, and harmonica. Videos and upcoming performances can be found at www.rightlynoted.com

May 25- Gary Smith

Hey Im Gary. I play guitar and sing. I also play piano. and I like to write songs as well..I started playing guitar, piano and song writing wen i was 21, I was born in Savannah, Georgia but grew up in Washington,PA about 30mins south of Pittsburgh..”GO STEELERS LOL” I graduated from Washington High School. I ran cross country, wrestling and track and football.

June 1- Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan has been ‘singing the songs you know and love from yesterday and today’ for over three decades, and is a regular performer at J and D Winery, one of the market’s wine vendors. We welcome Kevin to the Main Street Farmers Market music stage this season!

June 8 – Debbi Pace & Friends

New to the market last year, 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.

June 15– Submerge

Submerge is an acoustic trio comprised of Shannon, Bob and Ryan from the band Shannon and the Merger. The group offers a wide variety of familiar rock, pop, country and blues tunes, as well as originals.
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June 22- Adam Fitz

Adam Fitz’ soulful hollerin’ has resonated through seminal Chicago-land clubs since 2005 when he released his debut album, Between the Incident and the Event. A Chicago native and recent Pittsburgh area transplant, Fitz draws inspiration from the seminal songwriters that he heard in his blue-collared, childhood home (Tom Waits, Van Morrison, John Prine) and marries them with the indie sounds that he discovered as a long time record store clerk. Fitz has shared bills with soul greats, Sharon Jones and the Dap- Kings, Syl Johnson and Roscoe Robinson, as well as rock groups like Spoon, the Smoking Popes, and Smashmouth.

June 29- The Weathered Road

The Weathered Road is a band that transcends genres. All musicians were raised in different musical backgrounds which is the cause of their success of the marriage of Folk, Americana, and Rock genres. With three-part harmonies,percussion, and thoughtful lyrics, TWR will stand the test of time.

July 13– Harry Funk

Harry Funk is one of our most faithful musicians, performing a wealth of material in the Grateful Dead/Gram Parsons tradition. He is also one of the Market’s best friends, loaning us electronic equipment, interviewing and videotaping other musicians, leaping in to fill sudden vacancies, offering his own abundant talent for our entertainment. On this date, Harry will play electric guitar, and be joined by Rich Held (bass and vocals) and Dr. Rob Greene (drums).

The Market wouldn’t be nearly as much fun and we wouldn’t be able to offer nearly as much press attention to our musicians without Harry. We are immeasurably grateful. To contact Harry, email him at hfunk1213@yahoo.com.

July 20th – Ron Boone 

Ramblin’ Ron Boone is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter who specializes in original, narrative songs about historical events. He has performed these, and other traditional folk songs, over much of the United States, including Alaska.  He has been a loyal contributor to the Market over many years and he always contributes a fine afternoon’s music. He is also the purest folkie we have.  To contact Ron, email him at ibrb1@verizon.net.

July 27th – JuliAnne Wright

Piano-based singer songwriter JuliAnne Wright performs in the style of Carole King, Joan Baez and Tori Amos. We welcome her back to the farmers market this year. Find out more about JuliAnne Wright at www.julisongs.com.

August 3- Amy Melissen

Amy Melissen, or Amy Mmhmm, has been admiring and participating in the diverse Pittsburgh music and art scene since 2008. A classically trained vocalist with blues chops, folk-styled writing, and simplistic americanaesque charm, Amy’s music is appealing in its familiarity and haunting with its intimate tones and themes.  See more details at www.amymelissenmusic.com

August 10 – Robin and Bob

Bob Giacometti is a talented and versatile musician well known in our area. A member of the bands Submerge and Shannon and the Merger, Bob will be joined by his friend Robin for an acoustic duo performance, featuring selections from their current project, “The Church Sessions.”

August 17th – Andrew Wolf

Local musician Andrew Wolf returns to the Main Street Farmers Market to entertain us with his rich guitar playing and vocals.

August 24 – The Beau Street Players

The Beau Street Players have been playing music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and early American periods as well as traditional Celtic music since 1990. The four members each reside on Beau Street in Washington, Pennsylvania. www.facebook.com/pg/BeauStreetPlayers

August 31 – Erica Lee

A Washington County native,  Erica Lee performs original songs and covers in a pop country style.

September 7- Stone Cottage

John and Cheryl Kelley perform a variety of early classical pieces as well as American instrumentals on mandolin, guitar, and mandola.

September 28 – Bob Stark and Sally Roddy

Bob Stark, local musician extraordinaire, will be joined by some of his musical friends for a fun jam session that is sure to range through many musical genres and an impressive selection of instruments.

October 12 or 19 – W&J Jazz Ensemble

The W&J Jazz Ensemble is an elite group of student musicians that performs frequently at events on campus, in formal concerts at Olin Fine Arts Center, and at jazz festivals and community events.  Led by director and assistant professor Kyle Simpson, the group of 14 to 18 students plays all styles of jazz including Latin, rock, funk, and swing, and collaborate often with W&J faculty and prominent guest vocalists and musicians from Pittsburgh and New York City.

Bob Stark and Friends

Bob Stark, local musician extraordinaire, will be joined by some of his musical friends for a fun jam session that is sure to range through many musical genres and an impressive selection of instruments.

Joe Pucciarelli and Chaz Ipson

Joe and Chaz are talented musicians, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Members of the band Lonely Lights, they will be performing songs from their recently released CD.

Ron Boone

Ramblin’ Ron Boone is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter who specializes in original, narrative songs about historical events. He has performed these, and other traditional folk songs, over much of the United States, including Alaska.  He has been a loyal contributor to the Market over many years and he always contributes a fine afternoon’s music. He is also the purest folkie we have.  To contact Ron, email him at ibrb1@verizon.net.

Charles Heiser

A recent graduate of Cal U, Charles Heiser grew up in California, PA, playing music all through high school and college. Charles was a regular at the Jozart Center for the Arts open mic on Wednesday nights, and has performed several times at the market in the past. You will enjoy his fresh, original songs and energetic, engaging performance style!

Brad Bendis

Brad Bendis frequently plays traditional country and Americana songs at acoustic open mics in the area. If you close your eyes and listen to him singing Ring of Fire, you would be certain that you were listening to the Man in Black himself. We welcome Brad Bendis to the Main Street Farmers Market music stage this season!

Joe Pucciarelli and Chaz Ipson

Joe and Chaz are talented musicians, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Members of the band Lonely Lights, they will be performing songs from their recently released CD.

JuliAnne Wright

Piano-based singer songwriter JuliAnne Wright performs in the style of Carole King, Joan Baez and Tori Amos. We welcome her back to the farmers market this year. Find out more about JuliAnne Wright at www.julisongs.com.

Anthony Janflone (Sr.)

This is a great opportunity to showcase this musical treasure in our community.
His performance is being funded through the Jazz Foundation of America (Will Glass, www.jazzfoundation.org). His website is: http://www.anthonyjanflone.com/

Patrick Arena

Local jazz vocalist extraordinaire, Patrick Arena makes a very special appearance at the Main Street Farmers Market this week, joined  by Mark Lucas on guitar, Jeff Grubbs on bass and Thomas Wendt on drums. With three CDs to his credit (Night and Day, 2008; Captured Alive, 2004; and Nightcap, 2000), Patrick hosts the Big Daddy Jazz program every Friday evening on WNJR 91.7.