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Bill Flemer’s Chickens and Such
July 5 @ 8:00 pm
Chickens and Such is:
Bill Flemer, lead vocals, guitar
Larry Feldman, lead guitar and fiddle, vocals
Larry Cohen, bass and vocals
John Catterall, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and vocals
Michael Salsburg, fiddle (he plays with the Mummers, hence the outlandish getup.)
Cliff Hochberg, drums
Allyn Love, pedal steel guitar, vocals
Although he was born, raised, and still lives in Princeton, Bill Flemer found his musical mecca in Texas and Nashville. He learned harmonic theory from listening to the Beatles, played in a barn-based rock band in high school, and moved into bluegrass in college. Today he plays and sings both traditional and more recent, alternative country music and western swing tunes, both as a solo performer and with a diverse assortment of area musicians.
Eli Felton (aka Larry Feldman) is a multi-instrumentalist ( Guitar , Violin, mandolin, lap steel) whose musical DNA is all over the place. Starting on piano at 5, guitar at 12, and violin at 16. He also took banjo lessons from Bill Keith and fiddle from Vassar Clemens. He was a young bandmate of Eric Bazilian (Hooters, “What if God was one of us”), a guitar student of Danny Starobin, and Jerry Ricks, taught guitar to ther mother of the of the family band HAIM, (managed by JAY-Z); fiddled on Jim Rooney’s 1977 Album “In it for the Long Run” with Buddy Spicher, Kenny Kosek, James Buchanan; played with Wildman Mike Turk , Harmonica legend, on “Roly Poly, appeared on John Lincoln Wright’s 1977 first album, “Takin’ Old Route One:; appeared with Jef Lee Johnson and Lester Chambers at the Phila. Folk Festival and Kennedy Center, and is a member of the noted Philadelphia based band “Rootology., which has appeared at Merlefest, Philly Folk Fest, and others.” He has played and recorded reggae with Richard Ace and Sons of Ace, and was executive producer of several tracks by reggae legend Luciano. He has recently appeared on CD’s by Meghan Cary, AC Steel and the Galvanizers, Amy Duckett Wagner, Mark Schultz and the Wayne Rangers. He recently appeared with Allen Lowe , Nels Cline, Ray Suhy and Matthew Shipp on an ESP release Hell With an Ocean View: Down and Out DownEast “featuring Larry Feldman, a newcomer to watch” ) . He has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, David Bromberg, Livingston Taylor, Steel Drivers, Big Sandy, Asleep at the wheel, Emmy Lou Harris, Jonathan Edwards, Jef Lee Johnson, and many others. He also teaches stringed instruments and improvisation in Elkins Park, Pa.
Larry Cohen‘s ability as a monster bass player, musical arranger and record producer first earned him public recognition through his work with the highly innovative bluegrass band Tony Trischka and Skyline. During his Skyline tenure, Larry toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan and accompanied many top musicians including Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Jerry Douglas, Mark O’Connor, Peter Rowan, David Bromberg, Vassar Clements and Nanci Griffith. He has since produced albums for Barry Mitterhoff, Jay Ansill, Akira Satake and Mark Cosgrove and enjoys a busy performing and teaching schedule. A joy to watch on stage as well as to listen to, Larry’s approach is informed by his comprehensive background in classical, jazz and rock music as well as by his innate musicality.
John Catterall sings lead and harmony vocals, and plays guitar, mandolin, and tenor banjo. He is one of the most versatile musicians in the Philadelphia area.
Michael Salsburg has been playing violin/fiddle for over 50 years. In the early 1970s, he was engaged as a professional studio musician in Hollywood. His fiddle playing includes a track on Billy Joel’s Piano Man album. Live appearances included the Tonight Show with the David Carradine band. After moving back to the Philadelphia area, Michael continued being active in the music scene and has been performing regularly in many genres of music, including Country, Bluegrass and Jazz.” Videos and music clips are available at www.msalsburg.com
As a child, drummer Cliff Hochberg started banging on pots, pans and anything he could get his hands on. Despite his parents attempt to give him accordion and piano lessons Cliff’s drumming journey took off after being smitten with Beatlemania and he has been playing drums ever since. Cliff enjoys playing many different styles of music and currently freelances with various musicians in the Princeton, NJ area. While originally self taught, he had the opportunity to study with Sonny Igoe, drummer from Woody Herman’s and Benny Goodman’s big bands He also was mentored on congas and percussion by master percussionist Joe “Papo” Daggiego. Cliff recently retired from his 30 year chiropractic practice and works as a health coach helping his clients over the country with weight loss and adopting healthy habits to achieve optimal health.
As one of the area’s most sought-after steel players, Allyn Love is at home playing everything from Bluegrass to Bebop. He has spent many years on the road with country legend Steve Wariner and has recorded on dozens of Americana albums over the years.
The 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)
**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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