Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon III
$20.00 | Grand Ballroom | General Admission
Featuring The Soul Shakers with
The Dalton 45s
Jesse Mower and Mike Miz
Live from its Grand Ballroom, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is proud to present the Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon III on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.!
From straight ahead blues to ripping funk to R&B, the Soul Shakers Rhythm Section has served as back up for some of the best players in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Sharon O’Connell (drums) and Bill Coleman (bass) have carefully blended their individual styles with Eric Brody (keyboard), and evolved into one of the region’s best rhythm sections, having performed with most of NEPA’s blues icons.
Don’t miss this fabulous night of NEPA’s best blues musicians: The Dalton 45s, Dustin Douglas, Jesse Mower and Mike Miz, Joe Kopicki, Se Acabo
Light fare and a cash bar will be available for purchase.
Winter Blues Guitarmageddon III is presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, UGI, Lackawanna Insurance Group, the Walmart Foundation, Endeavor Audio & Lighting and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County Arts & Cultural and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
MEET THE ARTISTS:
Dalton 45s is a blues rock combo featuring vocalist/harmonica player Bob McCartney and guitarist/producer Clyde Rosencrance. Although the Dalton 45’s are a relatively new project McCartney and Rosencrance are no strangers to the local music scene. Bob McCartney performed with such acts as Sidetracked, Phyllis Hopkins and Funk n Gumbo. Bob is also a participant in the local blues Jam scene as a host and performer. Clyde Rosencrance has performed with the Collective, the Magdelyns and was guitarist/producer for Jimmy Mancus. He is also owner and producer of Republic Audio, which has produced music for both national and international acts. Their debut EP “Storyville” is a collection of original songs deeply rooted in the blues but with a contemporary feel. Peter Florance will perform with The Dalton 45s. Florance, a Queens, NY native, grew up working in NYC studios, playing guitar in a number of bands there in the 70’s and 80’s in the New York music scene. Peter has performed guitar duties with blues artists Aaron Burton (Albert King band), Hound Dog Jones, Little Sammy Davis, Michael Burks, Slam Allen and many more. Peter now lives in Northeast PA and fronts his own band, “The New Kings”.
Carbondale, PA guitarist Jesse Mower draws inspiration from old school blues to classic rock. Mower is the lead guitarist/ vocalist for power trio Static in the Attic and the blues/funk rhythm section, The Soul Shakers. His live, his high-energy performances make him a crowd pleaser.
Mike (MiZ) Mizwnski is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Northeast Pennsylvania known for delivering a soulful blend of original guitar driven Americana Rock N Roll. The artist known simply as- MiZ has shared the stage with Derek Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Leon Russell and many more. Catch him on tour in 2018 supporting his third studio album ‘ A Year Ago Today’.
Joe Kopicki entertained audiences in and around Scranton Pennsylvania for many years. A recent relocation to Arizona does not stop him from returning for hometown performances. Reuniting with the Soul Shakers is an easy fit. Bill, Sharon, and Eric were all former members of the Joe Kopicki Band. Known for his soulful voice and smooth guitar work Joe has enjoyed supporting the release of his first studio album Northeast to Southwest. Visit Joekopicki.com for more information.
After capturing the world stage at Woodstock in 1969, Carlos Santana has rocked generations with his unique latin influenced sound. Keeping true to that, Se Acabo, a ten-piece band, has worked to recreate that sound as one of the premier Santana tribute bands. Se Acabo consists of seasoned live show and studio musicians who have performed at numerous festivals and clubs throughout the Northeast states and beyond. Instrumentation includes two horns, full rhythm section with timbales, congas, drums and bass, keyboards, two vocalists and guitar. With homage to Carlos Santana, Se Acabo performs the favorites and hits the audience demands and expects: Soul Sacrifice, Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, Samba Pa Ti and more, evoking the spirit of Santana and his music.