March 5, 2017 · 6:30pm

Ticket $10

Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart Album Release Show w/Special Guests Vulcans & The Band of Rivals

“Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart”


“Trade your coins for a handful of wildflowers & let the summer rain sing you to sleep.” – From “#8”

Matt’s songwriting has gained a reputation for its crisp, taut lyricism & poetic, honest approach, & for its ability to paint vivid pictures with words. Balance that with the rhythm section’s driving bass & drum groove together with the haunting & sweet strains of the violin & the cello, & you have an orchestral folk sound that will draw you in & reward repeated listens. Live shows add in Matt’s signature inviting & fun stage banter.  Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart’s songs have sparked the interest of WXPN, WJTL, Fig Magazine, Fine Living Lancaster, Good Day PA, Fox 43, & numerous other media outlets.

Called a “Lancaster treasure” by PennLive, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart has been spreading its words & music from its central Pennsylvania home to listening rooms, churches, bars, house concerts, & festivals throughout the Northeast.
The band’s sound draws influences from the storytelling singer-songwriter tradition of James Taylor, Glen Hansard, and Denison Witmer.

“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

Matt Wheeler – Guitar & Vocals

Joined by:
Shawn Vago – Percussion
Caleb Brown – Violin & Backing Vocals
Andrew Berg – Cello
Ben Young – Bass

Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart (upcoming self-titled release – due spring 2016)


​Regional favorites ​

Vulcans bring back their setting of pure and honest folk music through three-part harmony over shifting instrumental conf

igurations. Vulcans seek to bring clarity and simplicity in these complicated times; they strive to remind their audience of a time and place they once knew. It’s time to come home.

The Band of Rivals​
​S​ince 2013 The Band of Rivals have been producing their own brand of folk music. Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, the project began with singer Sean Cox meeting viol

inist Abbey Reed and guitarist Alex-Michael Alleva in a production of “Twelfth Night” . The Director of this adaptation set the show in the Civil War, and recruited the trio to serve as a traveling “Band of Rivals”. The name stuck and shortly after they began playing local house shows and coffee houses under the new moniker. Eventually they sought out a drummer and bassist to fill out the line up. These were found in Greg Ondo and Doug Keller.