Category Archives: Profiles

Matt Wheeler: Playing at Musikfest ‘A Goal for Years’

Every year, in addition to Musikfest veterans, new artists come into the fold every year at the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival.

One of those, Matt Wheeler of Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, hails from Lancaster. Matt has the opportunity he’s been waiting for, set to perform a solo set at Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz on the festival’s final day, Sunday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

We caught up briefly with Matt to get his thoughts on the gig.

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Scott Marshall: ‘Helping Others… Helps Me Cope’

Scott Marshall is known regionally for his contributions to numerous charitable causes. That includes organizing musicians for this Saturday’s Wings & Strings American Caner Society benefit at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park.

A cancer survivor himself, Scott had plenty to say about why he supports the cause. Take a look below.

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Lou Franco: ‘I Think We’re All Affected’ by Cancer

Saturday’s Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit is fast approaching at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park, and we still have to hear from some of the performers who will grace the stage this weekend.

Enter Lou Franco, one of the Valley’s most sought after and enduring musicians, who briefly shares his thoughts with us on the importance of the event.

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Glenn Wasserman: ‘It’s important to support positive things that help to benefit the lives of others’

Our series highlighting the musicians on this Saturday’s upcoming Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park continues with Glenn Wasserman. Wasserman will perform alongside his band, The Mississippi Pig Farmers, which is comprised of veteran musicians who all believe in coming together for a cause.

Learn more about the band’s support of the American Cancer Society, as well as their future plans, below.

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Kristen Morgenstern: ‘I Have Many Close Family Members That Have Gone Through the Battle’

We are now within a week of the American Cancer Society’s Wings & Strings benefit on Saturday, July 28. The day-long event will feature local food, local beer, and local music from an all-star lineup of the Valley’s performers.

One of those performers, Kristen Morgenstern, typically sings with soul group Desire. This Saturday, she’ll briefly join Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway onstage, and took some time out to chat about the cause with us.

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Dave Goddess: ‘Seems Like Everybody Knows Somebody Who’s Battled Cancer’

Dave Goddess Group have been delivering real, honest rock and roll for years. The New York City-based quintet often finds itself around the Lehigh Valley, gigging to a dedicated following of fans who have come to appreciate the band’s work and authenticity over the years.

On Saturday, July 28, Dave Goddess Group will join us at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park for Wings & Strings, an American Cancer Society benefit featuring local food, local beer and, of course, local music. We caught up with frontman and founder Dave Goddess about their involvement in the cause, as well as the band’s latest.

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Catching Up with Wings & Strings Performer David Perkin

Next Saturday, July 28, we’ll head to Hellertown’s Dimmick Park to take part in Wings & Strings, an American Cancer Society benefit featuring local food, local beer, and local music.

Today, we catch up with local performer David Perkin, who will join Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway at the benefit, to discuss his involvement in the day’s festivities and what the cause means to him.

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