Jason Mundok

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…

Concert at the Fulton to Benefit the Longhouse

Joanne Shenandoah

On Saturday evening, August 30, Joanne Shenandoah will perform a special concert at the Fulton Theatre to benefit the Lancaster Longhouse located at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. A longhouse is a large Native American multi-family homes made of logs, saplings and tree bark that once dotted Pennsylvania’s landscape. Joanne Shenandoah is a Grammy Award winning singer from…

Sarah Blacker Returns to Lancaster

Sarah Blacker

Sarah Blacker is a Boston-based singer-songwriter who has spent much of the last several years on the road, including dozens of stops in the Central PA region. She has performed several times at My Rural Radio’s Fall Fest, Lynden Gallery, The Abbey Bar, Ruby Red House Concerts, Live From the Cellar, and one of our…

Mark Stuart Returns to Lancaster

Mark Stuart

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mark Stuart for nearly 20 years. In the mid-1990s I played in a Nashville band that was lucky enough to share several stages with Mark and his wife, singer-songwriter Stacey Earle. Since then, they’ve traveled extensively as a duo throughout the United States and beyond, performing hundreds of shows each year.…

Threshold Event Center…NOW OPEN!

Threshold Event Center

For years many of us in the Lancaster music scene have been talking about the missing link. We’re very fortunate to have a variety of live music venues. We have large rooms like the Chameleon Club and The Village, great pubs like Tellus360 and the Lancaster Dispensing Company, and several small cafes like Commonwealth on…

Two FREE Local Shows This Weekend

Silver City Rodeo at CoQ

Our friends at Commonwealth On Queen are hosting not one, but two live music events this weekend featuring a total of six bands. Both shows are all ages, BYOB, and FREE. Tonight (July 25) join Silver City Rodeo with special guests Meg and the Right Sound and the Peter Hershey Church Band. The show starts at…

Kingsfoil Returns to The Chameleon

Kingsfoil 2014

Kingsfoil returns to The Chameleon Club in Lancaster for a hometown show tomorrow night, June 28 at 7pm. After the departure of Frankie Muniz (drums) earlier this year, the band has kept news of his official replacement a mystery until June 16th, when they announced the new lineup on their Facebook page. In addition to Muniz…

New Album from Campfire Ok

Campfire Ok 2014

Campfire Ok is an indie rock band from Seattle, WA that we featured here at the Wood Stove House a couple times over the years. Before focusing exclusively on Central PA artists, we did an Artist Spotlight on the band and also featured a full podcast episode with frontman, Mychal Cohen when he visited Lancaster to…

Art vs. Entertainment: a Local Musician’s Dilemma

Jam at the Dam 2013

The work of a local part-time musician falls along a broad spectrum with entertainment at one end and art at the other. Musicians need to decide where they fit on the spectrum, and most importantly, where along the spectrum their goals will be best served. I don’t believe that one side of the spectrum is better or worse than the other, but…