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Information for musicians 


 Live Music Schedule

Live Music Every Saturday 8pm- 11pm

(Additional Select Thursday and Friday Shows)


Saturday December 21th

The Psychic Beat One Man Band

The Broken Axe Brew House is excited to have back Danny Brumbaugh to the Broken Axe. Soulful guitar rifts and impressive simultaneous drums, throw in vocal some harmonica, and even the occasional Kazoo, this is a show you will not want to miss.


Saturday December 28th

The Abe Fromans

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

The Sausage Acoustic Kings of Chicago the Area”


Saturday January 4th

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 January 11th

Hops & Vines

One part beer, one part wine and plenty of acoustic rock and roll. Christie Clancy (Vines) and Jonathan McVerry (Hops) play some eclectic rock and roll/pop/folk/country/techno {ok, no techno ... yet}, face-melting covers and high-five-able original tunes.

http://www.hopsnvinesband.com/


Saturday January 18th

Anchor and Arrow

 


Saturday January 25th

Echo and Sway

The Echo & Sway formed in 2008 when Jared Conti released a chapbook of poetry entitled “Back In the Saddle: My Love/Hate Relationship with the Space Cowboy” and began reading selections at local open mics. He was joined shortly thereafter by longtime friend Anthony LaLota, and the two would split sets with LaLota singing songs and Conti reading poetry in between. Before long, it evolved into Conti reading over slow-picked instrumentals and singing backup harmonies during the songs. The duo began accepting regular bookings throughout PA and The Echo & Sway was born.

www.facebook.com/The-Echo-Sway

 


Saturday February 1st

Chris Strait

Local musician Chris Strait has always been prolific, but this year he is working on three projects at the same time, ambitious by any standard. Strait is in the process of unveiling a slew of new, original music from a variety of ensembles.

“Doug Forshey and I just finished up recording and mixing our second album, ‘Close to a Classic,’ ” Straight said. “The Crooked Line is in the midst of recording our second album, (and) I am also putting the finishing touches on my first solo album, ‘Crawling Out of My Skin.’

- MARCH 01, 2019 Center Daily Times (By Kevin Briggs)


Saturday February 8th

Rambling 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 February 15th

Doug McMinn

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 February 22nd

Hops & Vines

One part beer, one part wine and plenty of acoustic rock and roll. Christie Clancy (Vines) and Jonathan McVerry (Hops) play some eclectic rock and roll/pop/folk/country/techno {ok, no techno ... yet}, face-melting covers and high-five-able original tunes.

http://www.hopsnvinesband.com/


Saturday February 29th

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 March 7th

The Abe Fromans

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

The Sausage Acoustic Kings of Chicago the Area”


Saturday March 14th

Anchor and Arrow


Sunday March 15th

St. Patrick's Brunch 11-4pm

The Broken Spokes (2-4pm)


Saturday March 21st

Chris Strait

Local musician Chris Strait has always been prolific, but this year he is working on three projects at the same time, ambitious by any standard. Strait is in the process of unveiling a slew of new, original music from a variety of ensembles.

“Doug Forshey and I just finished up recording and mixing our second album, ‘Close to a Classic,’ ” Straight said. “The Crooked Line is in the midst of recording our second album, (and) I am also putting the finishing touches on my first solo album, ‘Crawling Out of My Skin.’

- MARCH 01, 2019 Center Daily Times (By Kevin Briggs)

 


Saturday March 28th

Chris Carithers

Coal towns, ghost towns, old men re-telling old stories— Christopher Carithers brings an old soul’s perspective to each of his songs. Each word has been lived and earned. Real stories from real people-- seasons of weakness, riddles in dreams, corner bars and fire halls, doctors, saints, and bombardiers… Christopher Carithers invokes Steinbeck & Salinger; walks us past painted porches and familiar faces; pauses beside rusting bridges. He lays us down beneath shooting stars. Chris, a rust-belt writer and self-taught guitarist, is a life-long lover of roots rock, modal jazz, and improvisational performance. A native of the coal fields of Eastern Pennsylvania, Chris brings the boom and bust of his own story into his music.


Saturday April 4th

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 April 11th

Eric Ian Farmer

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 April 18th

Doug McMinn

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 April 25th

Hops & Vines


Saturday May 2nd

Sean Farley


Saturday May 9th

Psychic Beat One Man Band


Saturday May 16th

Kevin Briggs


Saturday May 23rd

Dough and Chris

(Dillon Show)


Saturday May 30th

The Abe Fromans


Saturday June 6th

TBD


Saturday June 13th

Sean Farley


Saturday June 20th

Doug McMinn


Saturday June 27th

Hops & Vines


Saturday July 4th

Closed


Saturday July 11th

The Abe Fromans


Saturday July 18th

Psychic Beat One Man Band


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.