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 2018 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 2018 Music Sponsor: Red House Consulting

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May 17 – 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.

May 24 – Trinity Middle School Jazz Ensemble

The Trinity Middle School Jazz Ensemble is comprised of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from
Trinity Middle School here in Washington, PA. The group, beginning in October, rehearses weekly after
school as well as once a week during an activity period. The group performs a wide range of musical
styles from traditional big band and bebop to modern pop hits. The group will also be doing a tour of the
Trinity Area School District Elementary Schools later in May. The group is under the direction of Mr.
Gordon Lowry.

May 31 – 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.

June 7 – Andrew Wolf

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

June 14 – 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 21 – 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.

June 28 – 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 12 – 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

July 19 – 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.

July 26 – 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.

Aug 2 – Bob Stark and Leah Pagano

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.

August 9 – 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 16 – Erica Lee

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

August 23 – 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 30th – 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.

September 6 – Erica Lee

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

September 13 – 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 20 – Bob Stark

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.

September 27 – 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.

October 4 – 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.

October 11 – 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

October 18 – 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.