Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Vince Gill has won 21 Grammy Awards from 44 nominations. That’s Stevie Wonder territory. The songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and record producer has made an indelible mark on country music — over the course of a career that’s spanned more than 40 years — and he’s managed to touch on every shade of Americana along the […]

Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — With the Dave Matthews Band on hiatus in 2017, die hard DMB fans will have to turn to reputable tribute groups for their folk-jam/jazz fusion fix. Hailing from Fairfax, Va., Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Experience will return to the Wyoming Valley for a 9 p.m. April 1 performance at the River Street […]

Former Beyonce bassist Divinity Roxx to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Former Beyonce bassist Divinity Roxx to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

WILKES-BARRE — Bassist and lyricist Divinity Roxx has a musical resume that turns heads. She toured and recorded extensively with bass master Victor Wooten before becoming the bass player and band leader for Beyonce’s band, a role she fulfilled for over five years. But since 2012, Roxx has been focusing mostly on her solo career, […]

Hazleton-based rockers Shatter Influence release new record, plan to gig

Hazleton-based rockers Shatter Influence release new record, plan to gig

A hiatus from live performance has allowed a local rock band to develop its sound and create new music its members are enthusiastic to share with the public. Shatter Influence released a new studio album, “The Farewell Decline,” on Jan. 28, and, proud of the effort, the Hazleton-based four-piece plans to promote the album and […]

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

WILKES-BARRE — Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke took the main stage by storm at the 2016 Peach Music Festival, and the band is poised to return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a theater performance. Blackberry Smoke will perform at 8 p.m. June 23 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. The Atlanta-based quintet brings a fresh, […]

Fracture Society reunites for piano, theremin performance in Wilkes-Barre

Fracture Society reunites for piano, theremin performance in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Two pianos with three hands and a theremin. Without context, the phrase sounds more like the activity at a music store rummage sale than the instrumental lineup of an improvisational trio, but behind the phrase is the impromptu experiment of three experienced local musicians and the unfortunate way they came up with a […]

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to play tribute to Steve Ray Vaughan

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to play tribute to Steve Ray Vaughan

PLAINS TWP. — With their penchant for guitar driven, often heavy blues, the trio of Dustin Douglas, Matt Gabriel and Tom Smallcomb, aka Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, can draw comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in the band’s heyday as a power trio. On Jan. 21, the Wilkes-Barre-based three-piece will showcase […]

Gatos Blancos to bring talented lineup, experimentation to Jazz Cafe

Gatos Blancos to bring talented lineup, experimentation to Jazz Cafe

PLAINS TWP. — Combining proven on-stage relationships from accomplished bands and a shared desire among members to improvise, Gatos Blancos is an ensemble to be reckoned with. A Vermont-based five piece, comprised of musicians with Pennsylvania roots, the group brings together Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Dylan Skursky from Cabinet, Justin Mazer and Al Smith from […]