March 5, 2017 · 6:30pm

6:30pm
Ticket $10
21+

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

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

 

Vulcans
​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
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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.