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Podcast #133: Lancaster British Brass Band

Lancaster British Brass Band

Lancaster British Brass Band Stephen Allen and Doug Albert from the Lancaster British Brass Band. The band is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special concert coming up this Saturday, May 10th at the First United Methodist Church here in Lancaster. Doug, a cornet player and the band’s MC and Stephen, the band’s conductor join…

Podcast #129: American Hollar and Shawnama Cinema

The Things You Can't Change by American Hollar

American Hollar & My Rural Radio Mike Males is the frontman of the York County based country band American Hollar. The band recently released a brand new album called The Things You Can’t Change that features a whole host of stellar guest musicians. Mike is also one of the founders of My Rural Radio, a web-based streaming…

Podcast #124: Hickorytown Ruckus, Joe Devoy, and Shawnama Cinema

Gordon Smoker Live from the Cellar

The HickoryTown Ruckus Gordon Smoker is a Lancaster based singer-songwriter who works under the name The Hickorytown Ruckus who recently released a new album called Old City Night. Gordon sprinkles references to Lancaster throughout the album and includes several duets with area female vocalists Kimberliana, Kelly Lapp, Canyon, and a special performance by Gordon’s niece,  …

Podcast #120: Jake Lewis and the Clergy and Shawnama Cinema

Jake Lewis and The Clergy Feature

Jake Lewis and the Clergy Jake Lewis is Lancaster based singer-songwriter who, along with his band, The Clergy, have been making some big waves in the regional music scene. Originally from Gettysburg but living in Oklahoma, Jake moved to Lancaster during the summer of 2012 and within six months put together a stellar band of…

Podcast #116: Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival and Shawnama Cinema

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival of Music

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival Festival organizer Rich Ruoff and promoter Sam Campbell (Gigspots) join me to talk about the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival of Music, coming to Lancaster, PA on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 to five venues and nine stages. All stages are within a comfortable walking distance right in…

Summer Vacation

Pressing Strings at Jam at the Dam 2013

The Wood Stove House will be on summer vacation through August. We’re taking a much needed break to relax and  enjoy the warm, sunny days, do a little traveling, and gear up for some exciting changes coming September 2013. While we won’t be posting much over the next few weeks, keep an eye on our…

Podcast #114: Young Lancaster Premiere and John Modern

Young/Lancaster Featured

Shawna Stoltzfoos is a Lancaster screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker. David Moulton is the host of The Lancast, a local general interest podcast. He’s also the producer of Shawna’s latest video project, a six-episode mini-series called Young/Lancaster, which will premiere in its entirety on Friday, August 23 at Zoetropolis Art House and Theatre, 315 W. James…

Podcast #102: Young/Lancaster and the Monthly MU Arts Update

Shawna Stoltzfoos

Shawna Stoltzfoos is a Lancaster-based screenwriter, who moved to the area last summer with her husband, singer-songwriter Jake Lewis. Shawna and Jake were both featured on episode #83 of Around the Wood Stove in November 2012 talking about the decision to relocate to Lancaster because of the blossoming creative scene here. Inspired by what she found after settling…

Two New Venues Open for First Friday

March First Friday

Two new art spaces will present themselves to the public this First Friday, March 1 and a visit to each is highly recommended for folks who want to see creative Lancaster as they have perhaps not seen it before. Zoetropolis, a movie house for independent films, and Modern Art, a design firm, gallery and interactive…

ATWS Podcast #83: Jake Lewis & Shawna Stoltzfoos and Live at The Ware Center

Jake Lewis and Shawna Stoltzfoos

Songwriter Jake Lewis and screenwriter Shawna Stoltzfoos are a creative couple who recently moved to Lancaster from Gettysburg. I chatted with them about their current creative projects and their decision to make Lancaster home base for their creative careers. Jake plays shows regularly throughout the mid-Atlantic region from New York to Baltimore. He recently released…