Steely Dead w/ Crippled But Free & Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam w/ The Schenlie's
Jammin and rockin’
February 13, 2016 · 8:00pm
Crippled But Free
Crippled But Free is a 6 piece electric ensemble of veteran Harrisburg area musicians playing tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead … stealing faces and turning heads all over Central PA, often playing to crowds of 200 or more and sharing festival bills with the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, Juggling Suns, and many others. Featuring Mike Banks on lead guitar & vocals, Aaron Daniel Gaul on guitar & vocals, Fred Pellegrini on keyboards & vocals, Jeremy Pierce on bass, and Travis Warlow & Jim Aguzzi on drums.
Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam
The Schenlie’s is an Indie Folk duo consisting of Jake Joyce and Taylor Miles. While various instruments are introduced throughout their songs, primarily Jake is seen strumming the guitar and singing, while Taylor plays the violin and also sings.
Jake and Taylor began playing music together three years ago with their friends throughout high school. Both musicians had separate projects before starting a duo together. Jake has been hired for numerous events around Berks County, PA, including the post-game show at the Reading Fightin’ Phils, the West Reading Farmer’s Market as a featured guest with Matt Cullen of the Good Lovin’ Jam Band, and several bars and restaurants around the area. Jake was previously apart of a local band, The Odd Ones Out, who won the semi-finals of The Battle of the Bands at The Ritz in New Holland, PA, winning a recording session for their single, “Riptide”, at Prava Studios. Taylor has played for profit and non-profit events around Berks County, PA, and Cape May, NJ, including the weekly Happy Hour entertainment for Carney’s and the 2012 Singer-Songwriter Cape May Showcase at Cabana’s. She also played in the Reading Symphony Junior Strings Orchestra for five years, and continues to play classical violin at weddings.
In the summer of 2014, Jake and Taylor began writing and playing together as a duo, starting at their first gig at The MidDay Café in Reading, PA. Throughout the season, they could be seen frequently busking on the streets in Cape May, NJ.
The Schenlie’s explore many sounds within the indie and folk genres, while also preserving a love for improvisation.