July 18, 2013 ~ farewell mountaingrown
Last night marked the end of a local music tradition - the last EVER Mountaingrown Music Series with Alan Stout. It's always been a monthly thing, local artists play live at the Woodlands, broadcast live on our sister station 102.3 FM, but now it's ending because 102.3 is switching formats in August (soon to be a sports station).
Now, here's the thing: I know NOTHING about sports, so maybe this will be awesome for the station. But I do know indie music. And I know that in this area you will not find a bigger supporter of local indie artists (like myself) than Mr. Alan K Stout. Alan was the first to play my stuff on Pennsylvania radio when I moved to this area in 2010. I'm positive I've gotten several gigs because of his referral & support. Most local artists would say the same!
So Alan, I'm so sorry your show is ending - it will be dearly missed. We can never thank you enough for what you've done for the local music community. And Mike Lehman, thanks for the killer pics from last night....
(L to R) John Phillips, Kate Hearity, Me, Alan Stout
Me and the incomparable Kate (K8) Hearity - she'll be playing a set along with me and several other amazing local female artists at tomorrow night's Women Who Rock! Jazz Cafe in Plains, 6pm - you're invited! Benefits Domestic Violence Service Center :)
Me with Ed Randazzo! He's been a friend of mine for a couple years now, but this was the first time I'd ever seen him perform - WOW!!!! Dude gave me chills in 90 degree weather! Unbelievable!
Alan K. Stout! We will miss your MOUNTAINGROWN MUSIC SERIES! And YOU most of all! Love and respect on behalf of all NEPA musicians!
....aaaand a lil stage shot :) Great setup, Woodlands!