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Thank you again, and see you October 8th, 2016 for FALL FEST 8!
Johnny Mainstream Johnny Mainstream is a four-piece Indie Rock and Americana act out of Central CT. Born in the Marist College dormitories of songwriter Matthew Maynes and bassist Dan Garaffa, Johnny Mainstream began writing honest folk songs inspired by Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, and Kevin Devine, but infused with the punk rock ideals on which each was raised.
The Ok Oks The Ok-Ok’s are an indie rock band hailing from humble York, PA, featuring vocalist Sadie Swartz, guitarist Isaac Swartz, drummer Chris Ridolfi, and bassist Lauren Briggs. The band’s original music explores various styles ranging from blues to punk, while still maintaining a signature sound, featuring catchy guitar riffs, ear-busting Bonham-style drums, and driving bass lines, topped off with a powerful, soulful female vocal.
Since its creation in 2013, the band has been making waves and catching reviewers’ ears. The Underground Lounge’s interviewer wrote, "The Ok-Ok’s are primed to be at the forefront of the next wave of great music,” and, "This is the youngest band we’ve sat down with [as a podcast feature artist]. They bring forth the energy of bands ten years their senior." Fly Magazine’s headline for its feature article on the band proclaims, "York’s The Ok-Ok’s are the New Class of Indie Rock” (The Fly Magazine, Dec. 2014).
Matt Wheeler and Vintage Heart "Thinking love is worth the fall/The damage healed, & truth is all that remains." - From "Avalanche"
Honest, thought-provoking lyrics & simple but poignant melodies characterize Matt Wheeler's songwriting. With live shows that feature a heartfelt delivery of songs mixed together with a dose of light-hearted humor, Matt's music is easy to like. It is because of all of this that Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart's songs have sparked the interest of WXPN, WJTL, The Andy & Patrick Show, Good Day PA, Around the Wood Stove, & numerous other media outlets.
Based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart are emerging with a brand of acoustic folk-rock that reflects faith, love, and what it means to be human. Drawing influences from the folk/singer-songwriter tradition such as James Taylor, Glen Hansard, and Iron & Wine, Matt's musical poetry can range from lilting and sweet to haunting and driving.
"Matt’s Strings EP caught my attention, especially the violin & cello on the song "Avalanche”. Now with the help of his fans he has released his debut album showcasing his warm sound & heartfelt lyrics. If you are a fan of Josh Ritter give a listen to Matt!”- Helen Leicht, WXPN Philadelphia
The Wild Hymns The music of The Wild Hymns is a mix of melodically-enchanting Modern folk and Americana with touches of Gypsy Jazz, world, gospel, rock and ambient/improvisational music. Their music is often described as beautifully mellow and laid-back, though the sound of "the hymns" (as some fans have called the band) can have a high-spirited and wild side, especially in a live setting.
Meet Jeff Stike. A picker from our neck of the woods. Jeff, native of Pylesville Maryland, has just joined the list of performing musicians and independent songwriters on MyRuralRadio.com We will be working on a new website for him in the near future so STAY TUNED for more from Jeff Stike!
American Hollar American Hollar is an Alternative Country, Roots, Rock, Americana band who plays original music and old favorites as well as songs you may have heard but in their own style. http://www.americanhollar.com
It sounded like a great idea: a music festival at a winery. Featuring 19 bands for $15, it was a bargain and all proceeds would benefit The Children’s Miracle Network. Fall Music Festival 3 turned out to be beyond great and a bargain at any price. Clear your October 2012 calendar in preparation for Fall Music Festival 4, hosted again by MyRuralRadio.com!
My Rural Radio Fall Music Fest is a family affair. Owners Michael Males and Trampas Ferree are relatives with a common love for music, community and good times. MRR.com was born when they tired of hearing the same old songs on commercial radio and seeing the same old cover bands at local clubs. As part-time touring musicians and fans of York’s bustling open-mic scene, they knew that the plethora of local talent was making great music and being marginalized. My Rural Radio.com plays original, unsigned, independent musicians in every genre. You would be grievously mistaken if you think MRR is for country or folk artists alone and this year’s festival proved it.
The festival opened with the national anthem, sung by SWHS student Morgan La Fave. Morgan performed admirably on stage 3 later, but she cleared stage 1 to make room for The Infidels. Yes, The Infidels, a punk rock band with metal tendencies was the opening act at My Rural Radio’s festival! Other acts included pop, funk and rock bands. What the show did not include was boring, typical songs played by people with all the trappings of a musician but not the soul. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE...