Winterfest 2017 Schedule

17th Annual WinterFest
January 27, 28 & 29, 2017

Held at the Quality INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Reserve your room for $89 by 12/6/16 (after 12/6/16 – $99)
When making your reservation you may request pool-side or outside rooms.


Friday January 27

ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 N 7th St., Stroudsburg, PA 6:30 PM The Lost Ramblers

Quality Inn Tavern PM
7:00 Mason Dixon Bandits
7:45 Heavy Traffic
8:30 Texas Rose Band
10:00 Grillbillie Project
10:45 Mama Corn

followed by jamming in the pool/atrium area


Saturday 28
Quality Inn

Main Stage Am
11:00 The Lost Ramblers
11:45 Stained Grass Window

PM
12:30 Chad Darou & Friends
1:15 Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys
2:00 The Feinberg Brothers
2:45 Dan Paisley & Southern Grass
3:30 Dishonest Fiddlers
4:15 Heavy Traffic
5:00 Stained Grass Window
5:45 Basket Raffle & 50/50

Show continues in the Tavern
PM
6:15 Dishonest Fiddlers
7:00 Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys
7:45 The Feinberg Brothers
8:30 Dan Paisley & Southern Grass
9:15 Grillbillie Project
10:00 Launch PAD
10:45 Mama Corn
Pool / Atrium 11:30 – 12:30 Jam Band Contest

Workshops on Saturday
PM
1 – 1:45 Guitar – Josh Sudigala
2 – 2:45 Dobro – Chad Darou
3 – 3:45 Mandolin – Anthony Hannigan
4 – 4:45 Banjo – Terry McGill
5 – 5:45 Fiddle – Joe Fili


Sunday 29th

Quality Inn
Main Stage
Am Main Stage
AM
10:00 Welcome and Praise
10:10 Homespun Gospel & Friends
11:00 Flywheel Gospel
11:30 Gospel Sing & Open Mic with Virginia Gerlach
Tavern AM
11:30 Jam Band Contest Winner

PM
12:15 Last Small Town
1:00 Mason Dixon Bandits
1:45 Chad Darou & Friends
2:30 Launch PAD
3:15 Last Small Town
4:00 The Lost Ramblers

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Mama Corn coming to Winterfest

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s
14th Annual WinterFest
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014

*NEW LOCATION* EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF
QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Call now and get your reservations early!


Mama Corn

Out of the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, grows one of the Keystone state’s hottest, up and coming bluegrass bands today!  “Mama Corn”, as they are collectively known, has become renowned for their organic, down home sound, and their fun loving stage show.  This high energy band has quickly grown from the seeds of old time acoustic jam sessions, to the forefront of the regional bluegrass music scene.  Featuring explosive fret board fireworks, tight vocal harmony, and undeniable chemistry, Mama Corn has captured the interest of a whole new generation of listeners through their ability to push the parameters of the genre, while adhering to the traditions of the music. They have been fortunate enough to share the stage with some of the biggest names in bluegrass music, such as: The Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rhonda Vincent, and Yonder Mountain String Band, to name a few.  In addition to a busy touring schedule, as well as enjoying the success of their debut CD released in 2011, the band is gearing up to lay down tracks on their highly anticipated, sophomore studio effort.  So don’t miss your chance for some fresh, hand picked, “Allegheny Mountain Bluegrass” from one of the hottest up and coming acts in bluegrass music today, Mama Corn.

Without a Paddle coming to Winterfest

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s
14th Annual WinterFest
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014

*NEW LOCATION* EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF
QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Call now and get your reservations early!


Without a Paddle

Without A Paddle is BLUEGRASS with a twist! Old standards, new stuff, antique jingles, hold-overs from the 1920’s and a little bit of countrified swing! You’ll definitely hear something you like.

Texas Rose coming to Winterfest

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s
14th Annual WinterFest
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014

*NEW LOCATION* EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF
QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Call now and get your reservations early!

Texas Rose

“Texas Rose” began as a duo…Sandi Marola singing, yodeling and playing guitar and sister Ginger Evans on bass and singing harmony. They began performing together in 1994 for Children’s Enrichment Programs and Cowboy Gatherings and Festivals in the west… TX, AZ NM and WY. Even once, Way out West, got to perform a few songs at the Honolulu Hilton… Both sisters had been involved in music since grammer school and have roots in Bluegrass music.

Now, Sandi lives in the Poconos and performs an interesting blend of Old Time Folk, Western Heritage and Swing and Bluegrass…real Americana Music, with her now sharing her original material in these genres of music. Performing as a solo to a five piece band with a number of talented musicians, “Texas Rose” has shared this Americana style music in PA, NY, DE and NJ, yet occasionally still back out west with her sister duo. It has been said “the memories brought back by some of these well known tunes is heart warming.” from this “Swingin’ Bluegrass Cowgirl”