After dropping out of school at 15, Jake La Botz hit the road, frequenting punk rock shows, hobo camps, and libraries. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, graphite factory worker, and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the prewar era blues-men: David Honeyboy Edwards, "Homesick" James, and…Find out more »
The Willys Trio is Bill Serfass on guitar/vocals, Neil Ecker on percussion/vocals, and Bill Mitchell on guitar/vocals. A typical night for the Willys might include popular music by the Beatles, Crowded House, the Indigo Girls, the Hollies and CSN. They have opened for national acts: The Bacon Brothers and Blessed Union of Souls.Find out more »
Jon Ingels is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Waynesboro PA. Jon has performed with the Bluegrass band The Boro Boogie Pickers as well as the Blues Rock outfit Big Whiskey. In his solo performances Jon draws from all his influences ranging from blues to country, rock to reggae, and all points in between! While his acoustic shows are typically stripped down to basics, Jon has been experimenting with looping technology to layer rhythms and melodies for a one man band…Find out more »
Joel Newman has an eclectic musical background playing and studying everything from blues and jazz to funk and classical. When not performing, Newman teaches music and records demos out of his home studio. Liz is a Wammie-nominated powerhouse singer who can also croon out the softer nuances of songs. Liz's tone is warm and soulful and while comparisons have been made to blues luminaries such as Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Susan Tedeschi and Janiva Magness, Liz's singing style also has…Find out more »
Live Music Friday goes Cabaret! About two dozen performers present a showcase of music from Broadway favorites and other theatrical sources. Stay tuned for more details!Find out more »
[email protected] has been playing together for several years. Garrett plays hand percussion and an ambient midi pad, while Gillian provides vocals and accompanies on piano and guitar. Their influences range from Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Beatles, to their favorite, Papadosio. They want their music to exude love and healing. They play music in several genres including jazz, funk, folk, and jam. Between their original songs and covers, [email protected] will never play the same song twice.Find out more »
Mitch Morrill (vocals and guitar) performs classic rock and blues. Highly respected for his richly emotive and distinctive voice, excellent guitar playing, and high energy—and known for his work fronting the band, Dem Guise—Morrill has been a musical mainstay throughout the Tri-State area for years.Find out more »
Ritma Cordia performs their unique brand of folk, celtic, and light classical music. Ritma Cordia is comprised of Marlin Barnes on the marimba and Jane Peatling on the cello. Barnes has performed with the Hagerstown Municipal Band, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra. Peatling plays with the Mercersburg Area Community Chorus and Orchestra and several chamber groups. Both are faculty members at Cumberland Valley School of Music.Find out more »
Inclement Weather Policy
The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (AAGW) recognizes the fact that inclement weather can affect the organizations’s ability to be open for business, hold events, and the employees’ and volunteers’ abilities to get to and attend events. The safety of the AAGW’s employees and volunteers is paramount to the organization. If any of the following events occur, Gallery 50, Music Makers, and all events associated with the AAGW are considered cancelled for that day:
(1) The governor declares a weather emergency and asks people to stay off the roads
(2) Waynesboro Area School District cancels school or after-school activities due to inclement weather
(3) Penn State Mont Alto cancels evening classes.
The AAGW will make every attempt to update social media to reflect the cancellation by 3pm for any evening events and by 8:30am for any morning events, but any notification stating one of the (3) events listed above has occurred should be considered notification of the cancellation.