Category Archives: Q&A

Lizanne Knott’s ‘Anthology’ a Highly Personal Account of Life’s Different Stages

Pennsylvania native Lizanne Knott is a lifelong songwriter with plenty of life experience from which to draw. She has married twice, raised four daughters, released four albums, and has gained a sizable following in the U.K. — and that, it would seem, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Lizanne’s newest release, “Anthology,” is a collection of remixed and remastered songs from throughout her career; songs that speak to different points and experiences in the singer-songwriter’s life. We caught up with Lizanne to learn more.

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Matt Wheeler: Playing at Musikfest ‘A Goal for Years’

Every year, in addition to Musikfest veterans, new artists come into the fold every year at the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival.

One of those, Matt Wheeler of Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, hails from Lancaster. Matt has the opportunity he’s been waiting for, set to perform a solo set at Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz on the festival’s final day, Sunday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

We caught up briefly with Matt to get his thoughts on the gig.

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Ceramic Animal on Musikfest: “Soak it all in”

Philly-based indie rockers Ceramic Animal are no strangers to the Lehigh Valley or Musikfest. The foursome will perform at their fourth Musikfest this year, with three performances (and a main stage opening slot for Kesha) on tap.

We caught up with the guys, to get a veteran perspective on the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival.

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Scott Marshall: ‘Helping Others… Helps Me Cope’

Scott Marshall is known regionally for his contributions to numerous charitable causes. That includes organizing musicians for this Saturday’s Wings & Strings American Caner Society benefit at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park.

A cancer survivor himself, Scott had plenty to say about why he supports the cause. Take a look below.

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Lou Franco: ‘I Think We’re All Affected’ by Cancer

Saturday’s Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit is fast approaching at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park, and we still have to hear from some of the performers who will grace the stage this weekend.

Enter Lou Franco, one of the Valley’s most sought after and enduring musicians, who briefly shares his thoughts with us on the importance of the event.

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Glenn Wasserman: ‘It’s important to support positive things that help to benefit the lives of others’

Our series highlighting the musicians on this Saturday’s upcoming Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park continues with Glenn Wasserman. Wasserman will perform alongside his band, The Mississippi Pig Farmers, which is comprised of veteran musicians who all believe in coming together for a cause.

Learn more about the band’s support of the American Cancer Society, as well as their future plans, below.

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Dave Goddess: ‘Seems Like Everybody Knows Somebody Who’s Battled Cancer’

Dave Goddess Group have been delivering real, honest rock and roll for years. The New York City-based quintet often finds itself around the Lehigh Valley, gigging to a dedicated following of fans who have come to appreciate the band’s work and authenticity over the years.

On Saturday, July 28, Dave Goddess Group will join us at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park for Wings & Strings, an American Cancer Society benefit featuring local food, local beer and, of course, local music. We caught up with frontman and founder Dave Goddess about their involvement in the cause, as well as the band’s latest.

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Meet Cass Noelle, SouthSide Arts & Music Festival Performer

The Lehigh Valley Underground free stage lineup at the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival is designed to give local artists — both established and emerging — a platform on which to shine.

One of those emerging names — singer-songwriter Cass Noelle — has been shining at SteelStacks Open Mic, presented by Billy Bauer for several months. Now, she moves into the festival realm, set to perform at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub this Saturday, April 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.

We caught up with Cass to talk about the gig, her influences, and everything else she has going on.

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