[Coverage] Leon Russell Brings his Soulful Rock and Roll to Sellersville
Aug01

[Coverage] Leon Russell Brings his Soulful Rock and Roll to Sellersville

Leon Russell was the main attraction on a perfect Tuesday night at the Sellersville Theater.   An old theater in Bucks County, PA having been given new life from recent renovations is the backdrop to the night’s enjoyment.  The stage was set and ready to go with the legendary white baby grand piano pin striped in flames.  Up The Chain was a pleasant surprise opening act as it wasn’t on the listed on the internet bill.  A three-piece...

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[Coverage] Bernie Worrell Orchestra in Ardmore, PA
Jul28

[Coverage] Bernie Worrell Orchestra in Ardmore, PA

Photography and Story by Steven Philips StSteven.com I’ve seen Bernie Worrell a number of times in the past few years, usually with Steve Kimock, both in Philly and at Gathering of the Vibes. But the Bernie Worrell Orchestra was a new group for me, and the feel of the music was also new. Starting out with a moody improvisation, Bernie seemed to be just putting some sound out into the air as he took in the atmosphere and felt for a...

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[Interview] with Gathering Of the Vibes Founder, Ken Hays
Jul28

[Interview] with Gathering Of the Vibes Founder, Ken Hays

Interview with Ken Hays, Founder of Gathering of The Vibes   Festival Starts on Thursday! 7/31-8/3 Seaside Park – Bridgeport Connecticut  On Wednesday, July 16th I made a phone call to the founder of The Gathering of the Vibes, who was about to be interviewed by a future first time Vibes attendee. Two weeks and a day before the fest, Ken Hays undoubtedly had more important things to do, however he was more than gracious to take...

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[Coverage] A Bears Picnic –  2014
Jul26

[Coverage] A Bears Picnic – 2014

Photography and Story by Steven Philips StSteven.com A Bears Picnic may have finally found a permanent home, on a beautiful piece of land in North Central PA, where the gently sloped grassy fields were perfect for camping, and the main stage and vendor areas were perfect for everything else.  The vibe was amazing, the music was excellent as always, and the family was out in force.  From Splintered Sunlight’s opening set Thursday...

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Coverage from Madsummer Meltdown 2014!
Jul07

Coverage from Madsummer Meltdown 2014!

Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com Story by Jess Fresquet and Steven Philips Madsummer Meltdown officially started last Friday, so I can only report on the Thursday pre-party from rumor and innuendo, but from what I heard it was a good crowd, a good party, and great music from Steal Your Face. We arrived Friday afternoon in time for a set byMason Porter, a folky, rocky, bluegrass band from Philly, where they are a part of the...

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