Jason Mundok

Mowatt: An End to the Means

Andy Mowatt - An End to the Means

Guitar virtuoso Andy Mowatt has become a landmark at Tellus360, Lancaster’s most exciting and hip live music venue. He’s performed there countless times since it opened as a venue in last fall with the Andy Mowatt Trio, his original band Herbie, his Steely Dan tribute band called Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam, and as the leader of the New Orleans…

End of an Era: Commitment Diet Update

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Back in February I hit a wall with commitments. I was way over-committed and not able to engage fully in anything. For many years I was one of those guys who responded to “how’s it going?” with “busy, man. really busy.” Around that time I went on a commitment diet. I immediately began saying no to all…

DECA is LIVE

DECA

A little over a month ago, on the first Saturday in September, I dropped in at the new DECA, Discerning Eye Center for the Arts, located at 12 W. New St. in Lancaster. The show that opened that night was the first show in this new space, which is dedicated to incubating motivation and facilitating…

Lancasphere One – Evolution of Sound

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The first concert in our new series called Lancasphere is coming to The Candy Factory’s Warehouse D on Saturday, October 18 at 7:00pm. The show is called the Evolution of Sound and features an improvised round robin with ten Lancaster musicians. Here’s how it works: The first musician will perform five minutes of completely improvised…

Live From the Cellar is Back

Robby Hecht

Live From the Cellar is a casual house concert series that started back in early 2012 and quickly became one of the coolest places to perform intimate listening room concerts in Lancaster. Over the years, Josh and Kelly Gibbel have hosted local, regional, and even national touring acts such as David Bazan and The Stray Birds…

Podcast #140: This is the End

Around the Wood Stove - This is the End

Episode #140 marks the last episode of Around the Wood Stove. It has been an incredible four and a half year journey filled with the most interesting and inspiring conversations that I could have ever imagined. I wanted to take a look back, all the way to the first episode that was published on March 5,…

Podcast #139: Jessica Smucker

Jessica Smucker - Tumbling After

Jessica Smucker Singer-songwriter Jessica Smucker has a brand new album out called Tumbling After. It’s Jessica’s second full length studio album, a follow up to This Broken Moment from 2010. Tumbling After was produced by Lancaster producer Chad Kinsey and features an all-star band along with several notable guest musicians. The album will be officially released…

Podcast #138: Steampunk unLimited and Rootenanny

Rootenanny 2014

Steampunk unLimited Steve Barrall from the Strasburg Railroad is back on the program to talk about Steampunk unLimited, a big event they have coming up on September 26th, 27th, and 28th. It’s a celebration of all things Steampunk, such as music, literature, and art. There will be live music, artisans, book signings and a variety of other…

Podcast #137: Building Community Through the Arts

Building Community Through the Arts

Round Table Discussion It’s a Lancaster round table conversation with Mark Reinmiller from Commonwealth on Queen, Ryan Braught from the Community Room on King and Jocelyn Park and Diane Richards from Lancaster Transplant. We’re talking about building community through the arts here in Lancaster, PA. What have we done, what have we seen, and what do…