The Poconos are not only a top outdoor tourism destination— the mountainous location found just 90 minutes from Manhattan is also identified for a energetic nightlife and songs scene. Restaurants in Pennsylvania are reeling from the vacation “pause” on indoor dining, ensuing in the cancelation of open mics and live shows on compact phases all through the Poconos. You can assistance these bands by tuning in on-line, from the comfort and safety of your individual home.
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Right here are a few musical acts from the Poconos to stream appropriate now.
Community musician Walter Lee has been a fixture on little phases and open up mics for various years. He has streamed live jam sessions regularly throughout the pandemic. While Lee performs on a regular basis as a solo artist, he is also the frontman for Tracksuit Panda.
The band describes itself as “funk pop” that performs handles and the occasional original.
Lee bellows guide vocals and while participating in rhythm guitar, alongside with direct guitarist Andrew Tirado offering backup vocals, Ty “caveman” Nordstrom on bass and Andre Traistaru on drums.
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The Get hold of Collective
The Contact Collective describes itself as “a mix of new age rock with a soulful twist” on their website. “Taste like Mothers cookin’ but feels like a summers breeze” to quotation their site’s ‘About the Family’ page— and we couldn’t agree more.
TCC’s seem is down-to-earth, wealthy and cleanse with highly effective, sultry vocals delivered by direct singer Elonda “Vibez”, Nicholas DeSouza on lead guitar, Johnny Valinote on bass, Gregg Herrington on keys, and drummer Jonathan Lindsay.
The band elevated dollars for The Bail Task, a countrywide nonprofit that pays bail for incarcerated individuals, by taking part in a totally free display this summer in Stroudsburg Borough.
Stream on line: Find TCC’s demo “Catching Get in touch with” on Spotify and Apple Songs. Master far more about the band at thecontactcollective.internet. Choose performances available on the band’s YouTube channel.
The Pocono Duo
The Pocono Duo has been a mainstay on small levels in the Poconos for a long time, enjoying covers that have viewed overall bars erupt in joyful sing-alongs fueled by nothing at all but the like of tunes. And we are not chatting your normal cover set, the Duo is acknowledged to nail hits from bands like Alice in Chains and the Dead Kennedys.
If you’ve ever went barhopping in the Poconos, its probably that you’ve got read the Pocono Duo complete. With Toby Costa on acoustic guitar, and Kevin Leggieri on bass, the duo gives the vocals jointly. On situation, they insert a drummer into the combine, ensuing in a highly effective performance that will locate you misplaced in the music.
Stream on-line: Many of the band’s very best lives at community venues can be identified YouTube by simply just browsing “Pocono Duo.” In addition, Costa has a couple of “Stay from House” streams offered on the Pocono Duo YouTube channel. For more info, examine out thepoconoduo.com.
Regina Sayles has been a different mainstay on regional stages. Known for a burgeoning solo vocation, as perfectly as founding member of folk duo Porter & Sayles, the singer-songwriter brings an first, upbeat model of folky pop. Her tracks are polished, but retain an clever grit you would count on from up to date folks.
On Thanksgiving, Sayles released a studio slash of her song “Better with your like”, accompanied by a music video comprised of clips sent in by followers.
“This is my really like letter to you, I wrote this music about my followers, and you have retained me heading!” Sayles wrote on her web site.
Stream on line: Sayles has leant her acoustic stylings to favored venues in the Poconos, but can be uncovered streaming live from her Facebook web site through the pandemic. Her songs can be located on Spotify, iTunes, Find out more about Sayles on-line at reginasayles.com.
Juggernaut String Band
A preferred amid the Poconos’ arts group, Juggernaut String Band describes itself as working “on a superior octane blend of swamp rock bluegrass Cajun Irish and Mardi Gras music.” And that description is as exact as it will get. With Pete Taney on banjo, fiddle and guide vocals, Cat Burbage on drums, bass and vocals, Vid Ryan also on bass and vocals as properly as Chuck Kraakevik on saxophone, the group provides expertly-styled original audio that seems like a down and filthy raucous of the best variety.
Stream on-line: Juggernaut will make the occasional appearance on the internet, lately streaming from Pocono 96.7. Most of their tracks can be found on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify. You can purchase a electronic variation of their album ‘Power Folk’ on Amazon Tunes.
Ashley Catherine Fontones is a lifelong songs-lover. She’s also the Managing Editor at the Pocono Report. Get to her at [email protected]