A Pale Horse Named Death, Comes to the Mansion House May 12. The band featuring vocalist and guitarist Sal Abruscato (ex-Life of Agony, ex-Type O Negative), drummer Johnny Kelly (ex-Type O Negative, Danzig), guitarist Joe Taylor (Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Corey Glover, Cycle of Pain), bassist Eric Morgan (Speed Kill Hate, Helmer), and guitarist Eddie Heedles, released their new album When The World Becomes Undone on January 18..
J.R. Richards, the original voice of Dishwalla, hits the Mansion House stage with his band performing all the hits and more. Don't miss this as we get our St Patrick's celebration off and running a day early. Get your tickets NOW
Set For The Fall is a hard rock band that is inspired by and sounds similar to: Sevendust, Shinedown, RED, Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The Horizon and Of Mice & Men .
The “LEGENDARY BOUNDARY-PUSHING ICON OF MODERN BLUES,”-NPR, returns to the Mercersburg Mansion House stage for an epic night of music. Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee grammy nominated, and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Get your tickets now
Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door
La Terza Classe was born in Naples in October 2012; the street were the place where the project formed and had its first achievements, and where the band started to produce music and shows playing traditional and modern American folk songs: from Bluegrass to Dixieland, also called Early Jazz, up to Jug Band songs, combining each one of the styles with typical Neapolitan “theatricality”.
In 2013 the band made a first LP, “Ready to Sail”, which sold more than 2000 copies thanks to the intense and constant live performances n several countries. In May 2016 the second studio work came out, “Folkshake”, which included 8 new tracks and one original song; this work was realized together with “Ad Est dell’Equatore” publishing house, and is distributed on Amazon, Spotify and iTunes.
Over the years La Terza Classe has had the chance to continue studying the roots of the music they play and for this reason the band has performed in many European countries (Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands) and especially in the United States , which they toured in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; the band has been featured on many American radio shows (one of them being the famous “Blue Plate Special” , live on WDVX radio in Knoxville) and had the honor of playing for four years in a row at “Music City Roots” in Nashville,TN, as well as in the well known Live Oak Music Festival, in Austin,TX and on the stage of the famous “Bluegrass Underground”.
In 2015 the band participated at the “Bluegrass Contest” in the town of Anderson, S.C., and won second place and had the opportunity to perform on the Main Stage of the “Boograss Bash Festival”, together with internationally recognized artists like Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent and Flatt Lonesome. Along with its music activity, La Terza Classe has had the chance to feature in several television programs produced by Sky Arte: “On the Road with Joe Bastianich” and “Fotografi”; it has also recently been featured on the 2016 edition of “Italy’s got Talent”.
Some songs of the band have been used on several television programs: the original tune “Paulina” and a cover of the famous bluegrass standard “Rollin’ in my sweet baby’s arms” have been used by Sky Sport as a soundtrack for some commercials. La Terza Classe has also performed for the openings of the movie “A broken Circle Breakdown”, distributed by a well-known distribution company in many theatres in the south of Italy, and has produced a documentary “Flat Tyre – An American Music Dream”, whichshows the story of the first trip to the USA that led the band to discover the roots of American folk music. The documentary, directed by Ugo di Fenza and edited by Paolo Ielpo, won the 2016 edition of the Napoli Film Festival and the jury’s special mention at the Salento International Film Festival 2017.
Hexbelt has the ability to cut across political, social, and economic boundaries to reach the masses. A peer in a crowd at a Hexbelt show would reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like; all jamming together as one. Hexbelt truly is a unique band in an age of increasingly generic modern music. Penman /Singer/guitarist- Dann Ottemiller, guitarist Gus Aguirre, bassist Neal Kreider and drummer Tony Aguirre. *Special appearances with original guitarist Mike Couch
"Solid groovin' in the pocket rock with an experimental edge that moves through the spectrum of blues, funk, ska and rip-snortin raging rock-n-roll with a prevalent hippie anarchist punk attitude running throughout."
- 3D monthly music review
"...An original rock and roll band, they are difficult to pigeonhole...a weird hybrid of rock, reggae and blues, all melded into languid tunes that people . "
- Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.
With the power trio's newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences -- from Seventies rock to Motown to soul -- for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren't revivalists; they're modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory
The legendary Singer of the 2 time Grammy award winning band, Living Colour, brings his solo band to the Mercersburg Mansion House for a night of original music, classics and Living Colour hits!
Torches Alike is all about how the sonic landscape moves the listener while sprinkling infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Influences of The Eagles, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Coldplay, 30 Seconds To Mars, Goo Goo Dolls, Shinedown, & Collective Soul encompass both the songwriting and production. Producer/Songwriter & Artist Developer Patrick Cavanaugh has propelled this project into an emotionally large sound.
THE VEER UNION
Invade the Mercersburg Mansion House Thurday night Dec. 28
New Album: "DECADE: HISTORY OF OUR EVOLUTION"
On NOVEMBER 1st, 2017, LOUDWIRE premiered the LYRIC/VIDEO for the bands new single “EPIC” (Featuring Amalien), a cover from the legendary cult band “FAITH NO MORE”, which will be available as an instant gratification track when you PRE-ORDER “DECADE: HISTORY OF OUR EVOLUTION” EXCLUSIVELY at WWW.THEVEERUNION.COM
On November 3rd, 2017, the band announced they would be selling Pre-Order Bundle packages including a SIGNED BOX SET, T-SHIRT, HAND WRITTEN LYRICS SHEET, PRIVATE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE, VIP MEET AND GREET, FREE SHOW ENTRANCE on their EPIC EVOLUTION TOUR and a FREE DOWNLOAD OF “THE BEST OF THE VEER UNION” 2006 - 2016. This includes brand new acoustic recordings of their hit songs “SEASONS”, “BITTER END” and many more. It will also include reproduced newly mixed and digitally remastered rock versions of “Seasons” and “Darker Side Of Me”.
Grammy Nominated, Award Winning, Blues Hall of Famer
Joe Louis Walker
The living legend returns to the Mercersburg Mansion House stage on Friday Dec. 8
Special guests NAS Trio
JLW -- NPR Music has called Walker “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” and he is already being referred to within the blues world as a living legend. However, at this stage of his life, Walker profoundly shares, “I’d really like to inspire younger musicians to carry on the legacy of blues/roots music. But play, and do it your way. Don’t be afraid to mix it up. There’s no right, or wrong way. Just the way you wanna express yourself. And above all, ENJOY YOURSELF.”
NAS Trio -- Nick Andrew Staver is trenching new roads to be paved with his sound. Ripping the blues from it’s traditional seams and restitching them with the threads of a heart wrenching voice and lyrics, ready to drop the kid gloves anytime and arrive to work with a sledgehammer in tow.
Not only will the stage bear the weight of his songs but also the mass of steel hanging around his neck like a badge of dignity.
The steel guitar, the bronze strings and the sweat from his brow can be equally experienced in every note as his prayer-like breath gravels from lungs to listener.
Behind the steam of his 5th independent release, YOPE (2017), lovingly titled after a childhood nickname, Nick Andrew Staver is touring long and hard to help fill in the gaps for those in need of a blues fix.
And filling in some of his own along the way.
Hexbelt has the ability to cut across political, social, and economic boundaries to reach the masses. A peer in a crowd at a Hexbelt show would reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like; all jamming together as one.
Always challenging their collective internal status quo with fresh ideas and new perspectives, Sons of Pitches bring their own brand of improvisation to the stage for a thrilling live event. Their instrumental country jazz originals, and unique arrangements of standards affectionately called “Cowboy Jazz,” provide a musical landscape for staking their claim and pushing on to new frontiers. They swing, they rip, they dip, they dive, they fly…they melt hearts & faces.
In the spring of 2011 in Nelson County, Virginia Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman poured some Evan Williams in a hot cup of tea and decided to start a band. The idea was to organically grow a sound based around lively shows that would not be restricted by genre. They joined forces with Irishmen Ryan Lavin and started ferociously playing as much as they could. After a year of building a reputation playing rowdy bar sets they signed with County Wide Records and cut their first EP "The Barn Sessions." The band quickly gained recognition regionally and after releasing their debut full-length record "Wandering Boots," They began touring. A few years of cross-country tours and the band started to hit their stride... They were invited to play festivals such as FloydFest, The Festy, and Arizona's Tilted Earth Festival and were able to share the stage with national acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Earl Keen, Railroad Earth, Rusted Root, and the Infamous Stringdusters among others. Their eclectic sound blends Americana and Southern Rock with Irish, Gypsy, and Old-Time all wrapped up in a raging live performance.
Hexbelt has the ability to cut across political, social, and economic boundaries to reach the masses. A peer in a crowd at a Hexbelt show would reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like; all jamming together as one. Hexbelt truly is a unique band in an age of increasingly generic modern music.
Wings That Buzz is an all original band from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Their unique blend of strong melodies, warm textures, and toe-tapping rhythms are both fresh and familiar. Fluid, energetic music and thought-provoking lyrics, about the joys and struggles of life, combine to create an uplifting sound that aims to inspire the listener and is as likely to get you moving too.
Calling to mind soulful and dynamic sounds, Wild Adriatic has won early acclaim from places such as Rolling Stone, USA Today, Relix and Guitar World. The band, touring out of Saratoga Springs, NY, routinely plays over 140 shows annually across The United States and Europe, and has over 1.5 Million Plays on Spotify. They will be heading into the studio in September of 2016 to record their second full-length album.
NPR Music has called Walker “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” and he is already being referred to within the blues world as a living legend. However, at this stage of his life, Walker profoundly shares, “I’d really like to inspire younger musicians to carry on the legacy of blues/roots music. But play, and do it your way. Don’t be afraid to mix it up. There’s no right, or wrong way. Just the way you wanna express yourself. And above all, ENJOY YOURSELF.”
Nick Andrew Staver is bringing a new voice to the blues. Assigned with the gritty personalities of a blue collar worker to the seducing baritone of a lovers quarrel and reconciliation, each song defines its own character inside the autobiographical music. Add in sharp improv skills and award winning songwriting his music lays the blues on the line and never hesitates to go beyond its borders.
The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[…]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.” – Guitar Edge Magazine
On March 31st, 2016, Harper released his new CD "Show Your Love' (Blu Harp Records) The new CD had its debut at #9 on the Billboard Blues Charts, reaching # 3 - July 27, 2016. An amazing 17 x weeks in the Top Ten on Billboard, July 27, 2016) only being beaten out by Eric Claption and Joe Bonamassa. "Show Your Love" also hit # 6 on the Roots Music Report, USA (12 weeks in Top ten) # 1 in The Netherlands and #3 on the Australian Blues Charts.. Funded by his fans via a very successful “GoFundMe” campaign, Harper’s latest CD, ,” features 11 original road-tested tracks recorded with his well-traveled Detroit-based touring band “Midwest Kind.”.Harper's latest offering features his strong, resonant voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre
Entertainment Weekly called Laith Al-Saadi “a power performer who is so legitimate and memorable.”
Audiences have agreed, propelling Al-Saadi’s most recent release, REAL, to the top of the blues chart for five weeks and the top 20 album chart for two weeks. Laith also had four singles in the top ten iTunes singles charts, and his albums In The Round and Long Time Coming spent time at the top of the rock and album charts.
Guitar World Magazine has called Laith Al-Saadi a cross between "Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy at their best,” and Guitar Center crowned him one of the top four blues guitarists in the United States.
Cedric Burnside Project- North Mississippi Hill Country Blues-Grammy Nominee. Grandson of the legendary RL Burnside- Winner of SIX Blues Music Awards USA- Best Drummer/ Best New Artist/ Best Traditional CD, has just released his new CD "Descendants of Hill Country"- North Mississippi Hill Country Blues at its best-Nominated for a Grammy. A powerhouse duo featuring Cedric Burnside on Drums/ Vocals/ Guitar and the amazing Trent Ayers on Electric Guitar. Cedric Burnside Project has performed worldwide and also with his legendary Grand Father RL Burnside and his uncles in the North Mississippi All Stars. www.cedricburnside.net www.facebook.com/cedric.burnside.5
“Blistering, inspired roadhouse blues and passionate Southern rock... supercharged
guitar and gritty, soulful vocals.” –Relix
“Atlanta’s Tinsley Ellis sings like a man possessed and wields a ferocious lead
guitar...one of today’s premier blues/rock players.” –Billboard
“Ellis unleashes a torrent of dazzling musicianship pitched somewhere between the
exhilarating volatility of rock ‘n’ roll and the passion of urban blues.” –Los Angeles
The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet. Through their non profit organization, RallySound, AEG helps people organize live music events that inspire communities and encourage grassroots activism
Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the National Music Scene.
This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Flux Capacitor concerts are filled with improvisation, musical segues, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a unique, one of a kind experience at every performance. The essence of the brothers music is fueled by their dedicated practice of meditation and lucid dreaming which keeps them fueled by a higher power. Their electric vibe transcends the stage and extends into the crowd creating a magical musical ambience. .