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Every Wednesday       Free to play


 Live Music Every Saturday 8pm- 11pm


  Saturday June 9th

Ramblin' Dan Stevens

Ramblin Dan Stevens

Termed “Connecticut’s hardest working bluesman” by the New York Times in 2002, he plays over 200 engagements a year, including concerts, clubs, festivals, coffeehouses, community and private events and educational programs. He has appeared at Long Island’s Riverhead Blues Festival, the Berlin Blues Festival in Connecticut and was the closer in the acoustic section of the Fleet Blues Festival in Albany, New York. Dan was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge '08 on Beale Street in Memphis TN with partner Chris D'Amato and has been chosen to be included on the roster of the Music Under New York program enabling him to perform in prime locations throughtout the MTA system such as Times Square and Grand Central Station.  He lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut with his wife Gail and daughter, Haley.


  Saturday June 16th

Chris LaRose

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Chris LaRose hails from Lock Haven Pennsylvania; growing up in garages restoring vintage motorcycles with his family and friends sure had a unique impact on his music style. Chris’s concerts range from driving blues and upbeat 50’s rockabilly to soulful acoustic originals. He feels honored to have played several shows with Grammy Award winning Native American artist Joanne Shenandoah both in America and in Europe. He has recently returned stateside after playing a string of concerts across Germany for international conferences, pub and restaurant events, weddings and other celebrations. One of his favorite hobbies while abroad was playing street music, which he used as a means to backpack through Germany, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic. Now home again he is excited to announce his presence in the live music scene and to promote his current original album Switchblade Blues. It is not uncommon to find Chris playing his music at Car Shows, Air Shows, Motorcycle Swap meets, County Fairs, Breweries, Restaurants and many other venues as distant as cars, planes, and trains will travel.


 Saturday June 23rd

Wilson Riccardo

Lock Haven native Wilson Riccardo has been playing music for most of his life. He likes to put his own spin on classic folk, blues, and rock and roll.


Saturday June 30th

The Psychic Beat One Man Band

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 The Broken Axe Brew House is excited to have returning Danny Brumbaugh for show at the Broken Axe. We are excited he could bring his unique one man show back to town. Soulful guitar rifts and impressive simultaneous drums, throw in vocal and even some harmonica, this is a show you will not want to miss.

 https://www.facebook.com/ThePsychicBeatOneManBand/


Saturday July 7th

Anthony St. James

Anthony grew up dividing his time between rural Pennsylvania and central Baltimore. By the age of 14 he was fully immersed in the only three records from his father’s collection that mattered to him: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run,’ the Ramones’ eponymous debut and the Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack. Over 20 years and many electric & acoustic bands later he still draws primarily from those earliest influences, crafting soulful story songs and folk ballads with lyrics that celebrate the lives of the lonely, lovelorn and desperate, the hopeful and the down-but-not-quite-out.

His poetic storytelling style has earned him comparisons to Springsteen, Tom Waits, Justin Townes Earle and Leonard Cohen. Since 2008 he’s performed in cafes, clubs, bars, theaters, festivals, book stores, record shops and radio stations throughout the US & Canada. In 2015 he caught the ear of Oystermouth Radio in Swansea, Wales and was invited to co-headline his first tour abroad throughout the UK & Ireland, performing in legendary venues including the Castle Hotel (Manchester) and Bruxelles (Dublin). In 2017 he performed a two night residency in Reykjavik, Iceland where he shared the stage with two of the country’s most acclaimed troubadours, Svavar Knutur and Sveinn Gudmundsson.

He’s currently recording his debut album, due out in 2018.


 Saturday July 14th

 Prairie Dogma

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Bruce Barr: Lead Guitar & Vocals  Bruce has been playing guitar for over 50 years with a focus on finger-picking and interesting chord progressions.  He plays acoustic and electric guitar, mostly in the genres of folk, blues, pop/rock, and R&B, with additional forays into country and reggae.

Bruce brings his years of song writing, performing, and recording skills to Prairie Dogma.  Punctuated with humor and irony, his songs reflect his life and the lives of those around him.

Dave Jackson: Percussion & Vocals  Dave is the former drummer/percussionist of The Muckrakes, one of the most popular bands in the Virginia Tidewater region.

Michael Lundy: Second Guitar & Vocals  Born during the last century & beyond the blue horizon. Raised on Hank, Johnny, Patsy, and Chet.

Between all that there was this 32 year gig with the Air Force that brought it all back home to the 570.

www.prairiedogma.net


 Saturday July 21th

Kevin Briggs

Kevin Briggs is back at the Broken Axe, Kevin plays the guitar and mandolin, and enjoys putting his own style on covers of rock and blues songs, as well as his originals. Don't miss a relaxing evening of chill music and positive vibes.


Saturday July 28th

Doug McMinn

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Doug has had a long and colorful career as both leader and sideman, playing with dozens of bands in the Central Pennsylvania area, starting with the Killer Bees Swing Band back in the 1980's. He has jammed on stage with blues luminaries ranging from Saffire (the Uppity Blues Women) and E.G. Kight to Lonnie Shields and Big Jack Johnson, and has been featured on several CDs, including the AAA Blues Band's HIGH WATER and GRASSHOPPER by Williamsport's Lumpy Gravy. Over the years he has amassed a thick songbook of compositions as well...

www.dougmcminnmusic.com


 Saturday August 4th

Eric Ian Farmer

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Born in State College, Pennsylvania and raised in North Carolina, Eric Ian Farmer has returned to his birthplace sharing his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one's path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Marley.  Eric learned how to become one with a song from Bonnie Carter and David Williams, singers in the church of his childhood just across the North Carolina state line in Danville, Virginia.  Eric also draws inspiration as a singer from popular artists like Bobby McFerrin, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.  And his guitar playing is inspired by the percussive stylings of rock legend Bo Diddley.

As an educator and a 2016 graduate of Penn State's educational leadership program, Eric also uses music with high school students to facilitate both songwriting and conversation related to identity and social issues.


Saturday August 11th

Hops & Vines

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Christie: I've been singing, basically, my whole life. I used to bang on our piano at home and attempt to play a guitar. I'd play any instrument you put in front of me. I didn't say I'd play it well.

My family had eclectic taste in music, so I grew up listening to artists like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Patsy Cline, Glen Miller Orchestra, and Conway Twitty. Throw in some classic rock, pop, and blues, that was my household. My biggest influences are Ann Wilson (Heart), Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and Springsteen.

 I "borrowed" my brother's Springsteen box set and never returned it (sorry, Paulie!). And had a tendency to "borrow" my sister's tapes as well. Hmm, I guess I was a cassette-klepto! It's ok, I don't have a boombox anymore, so no need to hide your music! I remember how much I loved being able to pick out a new 45 when I'd go shopping w/ my parents. The Bangles, Wham, ABC (why, yes, i do love the 80's, why do you ask?) spinning on my Michael Jackson record player. I wore out Billy Vera and the Beaters on that machine.

Jonathan: The first CD I ever got was the Aladdin Soundtrack. And the rest is history....

Let me try that again. My second CD was Shaquille O'Neal's platinum-selling album, "Shaq Diesel." (It went platinum. Seriously.)...

 Take 3... Nirvana's "Bleach" was lined up to be my third CD, but the record shop didn't have it. I bought Pearl Jam's "Ten" instead, and that (for real this time) set the stage for a lifetime of musical influence and fandom. Over the past 20 years, my interests have expanded, and now include classic rock, punk, folk, bluegrass, techno, and Shaq's last three albums (Seriously. There's four of them). I've been writing songs for almost 20 years. I play the guitar, and dabble with the bass, piano, and ukulele. I also try to sing. Outside of Pearl Jam, my influences are REM, Queen, Josh Ritter, Barnstar, Bob Dylan, Pendulum, and Shaquille O'Neal.

 I am very lucky to have the opportunity to play music Christie can wail to. I love playing live music, seeing people dancing/singing along, learning new tunes, and going new places. I've also taught myself to hold in my winces when 80's music is brought to the table.

http://www.hopsnvinesband.com/


Saturday August 18th - 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Lock haven J.A.M.S Festival761678_8f110f3feb3a4234972eeb108fe83f1d(Jazz & Art on Main Street)

 

GRAHAM DION AND FRIENDS 

Grahm Dion is a composer and mult-instrumentalist with degrees in jazz performance and ethnomusicology. He has performed in Asia, Europe, and North America in a wide variety of genres. In 2015, Grahm returned from Asia to reconnect with his roots and share music with other local musicians. Grahm Dion and Friends are making their LH JAMS debut at the Broken Axe.


 Saturday August 25th

Sean Farley

Born in Williamsport, PA, music has been a part of my life since the beginning. My grandmother has been a professional pianist and music teacher for twice the length of my lifetime! I grew up around her pianos and organs and was always drawn to their beautiful sounds. It was clear that music was deeply engrained in my heart and soul. I have been learning to play instruments such as piano, voice, violin, drums, bass, and guitar since the age of five. These days, playing the guitar and singing consumes my life and my future!

www.seanfarleymusic.com


 Saturday September 1st

The  Abe Fromans

The Abe Fromans

An acoustic trio brought together by fate, One part Damon’s insane vocal falsetto, one part Greg’s guitar thrashing and one part Mike’s on the steady beats… and we bring you the acoustic Abe Froman’s.


 Saturday September 8th

Doug McMinn

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Doug has had a long and colorful career as both leader and sideman, playing with dozens of bands in the Central Pennsylvania area, starting with the Killer Bees Swing Band back in the 1980's. He has jammed on stage with blues luminaries ranging from Saffire (the Uppity Blues Women) and E.G. Kight to Lonnie Shields and Big Jack Johnson, and has been featured on several CDs, including the AAA Blues Band's HIGH WATER and GRASSHOPPER by Williamsport's Lumpy Gravy. Over the years he has amassed a thick songbook of compositions as well...

www.dougmcminnmusic.com


Friday September 14th

Tentative Special Show


 Saturday September 15th

Rattle Snake Gospel

Recalling early Americana roots and bluegrass, with elements of folk, blues, punk and soul.


Saturday September 22th

Kosi

Kosi (née Akosua Gyebi) is a New York City based singer/songwriter with nappy hair and jazz roots. Although she always brings just a little drama to her compositions and interpretations, she's more than just a drama queen. She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow, from jazz, to rock, then folk, but never more than a few steps away from the blues.

She cites Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone as her main influences, and has been compared to Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Ma Rainey, and Bessie Smith. However, despite her comparisons and influences, everything about Kosi, from her nappy hair to her sometimes bare feet, from her occasionally jarring lyrics to her now-she's-sweet-now-she's-screaming dramatic interpretations, radiates authenticity. "I am not creating anything," she says, "nor am I deconstructing anything. I am neither an iconoclast nor a follower. I am simply myself, and that is enough." She's more than enough. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it.


Saturday September 29th

Richard Morris

We are excited to welcome back Richard for a solo show at the Broken Axe.  With Influences from both sides of the pond, enjoy a mixture of British and American folk music, blues and 60's and 70's favorites.


Saturday October 6th

The  Abe Fromans

The Abe FromansAn acoustic trio brought together by fate, One part Damon’s insane vocal falsetto, one part Greg’s guitar thrashing and one part Mike’s on the steady beats… and we bring you the acoustic Abe Froman’s.


Saturday October 13th

Tentative Booking


 Saturday October 20th

Doug McMinn

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Doug has had a long and colorful career as both leader and sideman, playing with dozens of bands in the Central Pennsylvania area, starting with the Killer Bees Swing Band back in the 1980's. He has jammed on stage with blues luminaries ranging from Saffire (the Uppity Blues Women) and E.G. Kight to Lonnie Shields and Big Jack Johnson, and has been featured on several CDs, including the AAA Blues Band's HIGH WATER and GRASSHOPPER by Williamsport's Lumpy Gravy. Over the years he has amassed a thick songbook of compositions as well...

www.dougmcminnmusic.com


Saturday October 27th

Sean Farley

Born in Williamsport, PA, music has been a part of my life since the beginning. My grandmother has been a professional pianist and music teacher for twice the length of my lifetime! I grew up around her pianos and organs and was always drawn to their beautiful sounds. It was clear that music was deeply engrained in my heart and soul. I have been learning to play instruments such as piano, voice, violin, drums, bass, and guitar since the age of five. These days, playing the guitar and singing consumes my life and my future!

www.seanfarleymusic.com


Saturday November 3rd

TBA


Saturday November 10th

TBA


Saturday November 17th

TBA


 Wednesday November 21st

"Thanksgiving Eve" Special Event 

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Chris Carl

"Chris Carl plays acoustic soul on his old Harmony archtop, drawing from blues, jazz, funk, and popular music. Dig it!"


 Saturday November 24th

TBA


Saturday December 1st

Hops & Vines

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Christie: I've been singing, basically, my whole life. I used to bang on our piano at home and attempt to play a guitar. I'd play any instrument you put in front of me. I didn't say I'd play it well.

My family had eclectic taste in music, so I grew up listening to artists like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Patsy Cline, Glen Miller Orchestra, and Conway Twitty. Throw in some classic rock, pop, and blues, that was my household. My biggest influences are Ann Wilson (Heart), Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and Springsteen.

 I "borrowed" my brother's Springsteen box set and never returned it (sorry, Paulie!). And had a tendency to "borrow" my sister's tapes as well. Hmm, I guess I was a cassette-klepto! It's ok, I don't have a boombox anymore, so no need to hide your music! I remember how much I loved being able to pick out a new 45 when I'd go shopping w/ my parents. The Bangles, Wham, ABC (why, yes, i do love the 80's, why do you ask?) spinning on my Michael Jackson record player. I wore out Billy Vera and the Beaters on that machine.

Jonathan: The first CD I ever got was the Aladdin Soundtrack. And the rest is history....

Let me try that again. My second CD was Shaquille O'Neal's platinum-selling album, "Shaq Diesel." (It went platinum. Seriously.)...

 Take 3... Nirvana's "Bleach" was lined up to be my third CD, but the record shop didn't have it. I bought Pearl Jam's "Ten" instead, and that (for real this time) set the stage for a lifetime of musical influence and fandom. Over the past 20 years, my interests have expanded, and now include classic rock, punk, folk, bluegrass, techno, and Shaq's last three albums (Seriously. There's four of them). I've been writing songs for almost 20 years. I play the guitar, and dabble with the bass, piano, and ukulele. I also try to sing. Outside of Pearl Jam, my influences are REM, Queen, Josh Ritter, Barnstar, Bob Dylan, Pendulum, and Shaquille O'Neal.

 I am very lucky to have the opportunity to play music Christie can wail to. I love playing live music, seeing people dancing/singing along, learning new tunes, and going new places. I've also taught myself to hold in my winces when 80's music is brought to the table.

http://www.hopsnvinesband.com/


 Saturday December 8th

TBA


Saturday December 15th

TBA


Saturday December 22nd

Sean Farley

Born in Williamsport, PA, music has been a part of my life since the beginning. My grandmother has been a professional pianist and music teacher for twice the length of my lifetime! I grew up around her pianos and organs and was always drawn to their beautiful sounds. It was clear that music was deeply engrained in my heart and soul. I have been learning to play instruments such as piano, voice, violin, drums, bass, and guitar since the age of five. These days, playing the guitar and singing consumes my life and my future!

www.seanfarleymusic.com


 Saturday December 29th

The  Abe Fromans

The Abe Fromans

An acoustic trio brought together by fate, One part Damon’s insane vocal falsetto, one part Greg’s guitar thrashing and one part Mike’s on the steady beats… and we bring you the acoustic Abe Froman’s.


  The Broken Axe Brew House is committed to bringing you the best Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, and Folk Music from across central Pennsylvania and beyond. In an intimate 70 seat venue with live music every Saturday at 8pm.


 Due to our small intimate setting and limited preforming space we focus on solo and duets acts. In order to insure the best experience for our patrons and performers we do not book "full band's" (four piece and larger). We also have limited the use of full percussion sets in an effort to avoid overwhelming the space. Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to continually supporting live music in Lock Haven.

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