On Stage: Katie Henry headlines at Jamey’s House of Music

By Denny Dyroff,  Entertainment Editor, The Times  Katie Henry Katie Henry, who will headline a show on September 24 at Jamey’s House of Music (32 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, 215-477-9985, www.jameyshouseofmusic.com), is one of the bright new prospects in America’s flourishing blues scene. Her band features Antar Goodwin on bass, Jem Seidel on drums and Eric Santana on guitar. She is a...

On Stage: Koz & Friends bringing the horns to Rivers Casino

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Summer Horns A few months ago, Dave Koz & Friends returned to the concert trail with the “Summer Horns 2021 Tour.” The tour will visit the Delaware Valley this weekend with a show on September 17 at Rivers Casino (1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, www.riverscasino.com). On the “Summer Horns 2021 Tour,” Koz has been joined by a trio...

On Stage: Updated Uptown! set to reopen, Friday night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center It’s time for West Chester to start rocking again. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, a chic, 300-plus seat music and entertainment venue located in the heart of West Chester (226 North High Street, West Chester, uptownwestchester.org) is ready to reopen its doors after a shutdown caused by the pandemic. The...

On Stage: The Living Room is back, bigger but just as comfy as ever

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Laura Mann When The Living Room at 35 East (35 East Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, thelivingroomat35east.com) reopens on September 4, it will be a special event – for several reasons. When singer/songwriter Laura Mann opened The Living Room at 35 East a few years ago in Ardmore, the venue quickly established itself as one of the premier BYOB listening rooms...

On Stage: Dan May covers long road to return to Sellersville stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dan May Back in the beginning of May, Dan May experienced a situation of “being close yet so far away.” When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, some people virtually became hermits. Singer/songwriter Dan May literally became a hermit. “I stopped going out for any reason,” said May, during a phone interview from his home in Drexel Hill in May. “I was...

On Stage: Rockabilly legend Linda Gail Lewis to light up Flash rooftop show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Linda Gail Lewis The spotlight will be on rockabilly and honky-tonk music this weekend in Kennett Square. Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 484-732-8295, http://www.kennettflash.org) has two events scheduled this weekend as part of its Rooftop Series – Sin City Band on August 21 and Linda Gail Lewis on August 22. If Jerry Lee Lewis...

On Stage: Young Dubliners headlining at Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Young Dubliners There are times when bands have names that can be deceiving…like the band that is headlining a show on August 12 at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) — the Young Dubliners. The Young Dubliners — Keith Roberts, lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Chas Waltz, violin,...

On Stage: Two legendary acts celebrate golden anniversary with local shows

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chris Smither A golden anniversary is always a big deal whether it’s a marriage, a business, an event or the life of a musical act. A lot of rock and folk musicians have not been able to live for more than 50 years. Many, many rock and folk musicians have not been able to mount careers that have lasted for more than five years. This weekend, there...

On Stage: Vanessa Collier comes home for rooftop show at The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Vanessa Collier Vanessa Collier is a highly acclaimed blues/jazz sax player who – in normal times – spends a lot of time touring nationally. Occasionally, the Chadds Ford resident gets an opportunity to play a show at a venue close to home – including Delaware gigs at the Candlelight Dinner Theater and the Arden Gild Hall. On July 30, she will...

On Stage: Sharon Katz brings The Peace Train to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sharon Katz On July 23, the City Winery (990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, citywinery.com/philadelphia) will host one of the most important artists of our time – musician, philanthropist, musicologist and humanitarian activist Sharon Katz. On this special summer night, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train will roll into Philadelphia. “I’m having rehearsals...