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Friday February 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Paul and Mary GoodAs ministers of music and worship, Paul and Mary Good are a husband & wife missionary duo using Christian music ministry to connect with local churches and communities through song, prayer, and worship.  They proclaim God’s kingdom through today’s stories of grace, mercy, and love.  Their music style is Country with the influence of BluegrassSouthern Gospel, and Contemporary Praise and Worship.

See more about them at www.pmgharmony.com



Contact information is:

Email: paul@pmgharmony.com
Phone: 267-377-5651
Website: www.pmgharmony.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pmgharmony

Mike VargasMike Vargas is a Christian blues performer song writer. He was born and raised in South Philadelphia, the youngest son of the first Puerto Rican Mummer. His family is musically and artistically gifted on both his parents side. As a small child he idolized his older brother Eddie and wanted to be like him, who played harmonica and percussion. He wanted to play harmonica like his brother, so at the age of six he hounded his mother to no avail till she got him a harmonica, he has played that instrument since. Later he taught himself guitar, flute,recorder, pan pipe and other things. His music is a mixture of the different musical styles that he was raised with, Rock, Blues,and some R and B with a little string band thrown in for flavor.

You can check him out at:

Reverbnation  https://www.reverbnation.com/mikevargas

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PROPHETSONG777/.

Twitter https://twitter.com/prophetsong777

Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPhitqBDDHxDQOwzZXmE_MA 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/prophetsong777/?hl=en 

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/mike-vargas-8 

Band camp https://mikevargas.bandcamp.com/


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Posted by jim on February 1, 2018

Friday March 2, 2018 7:30 PM

Last Chance

Last Chance is the musical duo of singer-songwriter Jack Scott and fiddler-vocalist Ingrid Rosenback. The group performs original music. Jack plays 5-string banjo and guitar, Ingrid plays fiddle and harmonica, and they both sing. Last Chance performs in the style of a contemporary folk-roots fusion and bluegrass duo.

This will be their 7th appearance at our coffeehouse. They are well loved at our place.

As Last Chance, Jack & Ingrid play extensively throughout Philadelphia and the area at festivals, blues clubs, library events, senior centers, coffeehouses and other locales. Among the venues they’ve played are the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Suzanne Roberts Theater, Burlap & Bean, Lansdowne Folk Club, Twisted Tail, World Café live at the Queen and Philadelphia’s Hard Rock Café. They regularly participate in WXPN’s Musicians on Call program, bringing live music to patients’ bedsides.

Last Chance has released two CDs: “Endless Flight” (2016) and “We Came to Play” (2013), available through their website, www.lastchanceband.org or at their concerts.

The duo has a unique, contemporary sound emanating from Ingrid’s classical training and Jack’s songwriting rooted in traditional folk music. Their music defies categorization and appeals to audiences of diverse ages and musical tastes.

Check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Last-Chance-485192924825046/.


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Posted by jim on December 11, 2017

Friday March 9, 2018 7:30 PM

Fiorenza-DowlinFiorenza-Dowlin are starting their 20th year together performing in the tri-state area. With 2 duo CD’s and 6 solo CD’s between them, they have an array of folk pop songs that are infectious. They are known for their soaring harmonies and upbeat approach to their lifestyle. Fiorenza-Dowlin perform about 50 shows a year wherever there is an electrical outlet and an audience.

www.reverbnation.com/fiorenzadowlin is their web site with info and songs.

Twitter: @fiorenzadowlin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fiorenza-Dowlin-112479388801473/



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Posted by jim on November 6, 2017

Friday March 16, 2018 7:30 PM

Jesus CircleMatthew 18:20

Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”


Our Mission – Our mission is to go to God’s people and tell them that Jesus is coming back soon and that they need to follow His commands.

Mission Statement: “Our goal is to be an instrument of God by leading people to Jesus Christ through our Testimony, Praise and Worship.”

Mission Verse – 1 John 5:1-5 (NIV)

1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.


the jesus circleThe Jesus Circle Ministries was founded in September 2015 by Gary Duffield and Bill Buddle.  Gary and Bill met at the North East Men’s retreat held annually at Lake Champion in New York State.  Both men, having a love and passion for God, people and music, decided to join forces and start a ministry using music.

Within 1 years’ time, the group honed their vision and sound.  The band has played many open mic nights including the Foundry in Wallingford, PA to headlining the 150th Anniversary Celebration at the Brandywine Summit Camp Meeting in Chadds Ford, PA.  With the help of their friend, Colin MacCarthy, he produced and recorded their 6 song EP, Revival.   Revival is an album of different musical styles and genres which reveals the “Good News” of Jesus Christ.

In late 2016, Gary and Bill were joined by drummer, Dave Shapiro and bassist, Mike Walker.  Gary Duffield plays lead guitar while, Bill Buddle plays rhythm guitar and is the lead vocalist.  With their line up complete, there is no venue too big or small for The Jesus Circle Band to share the love and Gospel of their Lord, Jesus Christ.

For Bookings, contact Bill Buddle at: TheJesusCircle@yahoo.com

For more info about the Jesus Circle, check out our website: www.TheJesusCircle.com


Our 6 song EP, GRACE, is available for digital download on:

iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music

*(10% of the album’s proceeds will go to New Avenue Foundation (https://newfdn.org/).

It is a nonprofit organization that will be opening businesses to train and employ people with special needs)

Amazon Music  – $5.34


Google Play – $5.94


iTunes – $5.94


We have a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Jesus-Circle-1101059899935589/

To hear a sample of our music go to: https://soundcloud.com/user-486645524

The Jesus Circle is:
Bill Buddle – Lead Vocal and Rhythm Guitar
Gary Duffield – Lead Guitars
Drums – David Shapiro
Bass – Mike Walker


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Posted by jim on January 23, 2018

Friday March 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Descendants of NoahThe Descendants of Noah are a Christian band from Philadelphia. Consisting of musicians from several different churches, they come together to bring a message of hope in our savior Jesus Christ. The band performs a mixture of Christian contemporary worship, & original music with their own high energy edge.

Website: www.reverbnation.com/descendantsofnoah
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DescendantsOfNoah/


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Posted by jim on November 16, 2017

Friday April 6, 2018 7:30 PM

Rupert WatesRupert Wates was born in London and has been based in the US since 2007. His material is all original, acoustic melodic art/folk. He is the winner of well over 30 Songwriting and performing awards. In the last two years alone, two tribute albums to his material have been recorded by performers in Nashville and Los Angeles, and 25 of his songs were covered in 2016. He has released 9 solo Cds. He performs an average of 120 live shows a year, in every state in the US, in Canada and in Europe. Despite his British origins, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called Rupert Wates ‘a prime figure in American music’ and goes on: ‘If you’re not hip to this guy yet, you’re missing out’ (www.acousticmusic.com). He is delighted to be appearing at Community Cup.



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Posted by jim on May 17, 2017

Friday April 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Butter Queen SisterButter Queen Sister is a folk trio whose rich sound is infused with country, bluegrass and a bit of the blues. Lead singer and songwriter Rebecca Lang Fiorentino delivers melodies that are as memorable as they are beautiful in her distinctive, sweet and clear voice.  When not anchoring songs with her guitar, Rebecca picks up her violin and provides another emotional voice to the arrangement.  Though playing in a folk style, her classical training shines through.  Butter Queen SisterThese original songs feature simple and heartfelt lyrics on life and love, which at times capture a classic folk sensibility.  Harry Gambrill, a versatile musician, accompanies Rebecca on dobro, banjo, mandolin and harmony vocals.  Harry’s tasty picking is just what the doctor ordered, adding texture and rhythm with a bluegrass & country vibe. Harry brings a couple of his amazing, original bluegrass tunes to the set which allows BQS great opportunities to jam. Mike McLane adds superb bass and occasional harmony on various tunes! From ballads to Americana folk-rockers to bluegrass foot-stompers, Butter Queen Sister’s consistently catchy songs appeal to a range of musical tastes. A serving of BQS helps to stir the soul.


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Posted by jim on November 12, 2017

Friday April 20, 2018 7:30 PM

Out of Darkness Out of Darkness sprung to life in the early part of 2016 but it was many years ago when a mutual friend introduced the three at a church in Springfield, PA where Fran was pastoring. Many years had passed before they met again to form Out of Darkness. Rich, who is primarily a drummer and quickly learning guitar, began playing drums at the ripe old age of 11. Lisa has been performing since she was 12 years old and Fran has been playing guitar for over 40 years. One thing these three have in common: Their desire to honor the Lord with their music began around the same time.

The name, Out of Darkness describes Rich, Lisa and Fran’s lives in that once they were blind but now they see. God has taken them from darkness to light and “out of the darkness” and their desire is to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as they journey through life on earth, through music and through conversation. Most of their music is Christ-centered and they also perform some popular hit songs from their youth.

Out of Darkness includes: Rich Small: Drums, Guitar, Vocals / Lisa Small: Vocals / Fran Sankey: Guitar, Vocals


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Posted by jim on October 11, 2017

Friday April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Mike McDevittMike McDevitt is a Delaware-based singer/songwriter performing regularly in the tri-state area. He is a self-taught guitarist and vocalist who has been performing live for many years. McDevitt’s songs tell real stories about real people. He has been singing and playing since “going public” in college and “songwriting came a little later when I realized I could capture something deeply personal and share it with others.” His unique treatment of favorite cover songs are highlights of his shows as well.

Delaware Bay” is his most recent album. It is a chronicle of the unique McDevitt perspective on American life; the new album captures the angst of living today coupled with the love and hope only someone who has lost can really know.

Delaware Bay” is a pleasant melding of genres with rich musical and vocal harmonies. Mike is well known for his melodies and this album does not disappoint. This generous helping of 17 songs run the gamut of stories of love and loss, to personal triumph and love rediscovered. Mike McDevittThe anthem “Delaware Bay” talks of a music road warrior longing to come home after many months on the road. “How” brings tears to the eyes with its exquisite harmonies and unforgettable melody. “Tired” is an amazing story of frustration brought to life by a march-like precision beat. Distinct harmonies on “How,” “Hammer& Nail” and “Angels” are just fantastic. Several violin-centered tracks round out the McDevitt sound most notably “How” and “All I Wanna Do.” In fact, “Delaware Bay” sounds like its right out of Nashville and is at home on any stage.

Mike McDevittThe album and his live shows are passionate highlighting his touching and personal songs. His songs are often described as “hauntingly beautiful and accessible chronicles of meeting life’s challenges head on, of self-discovery, of love lost, found and lost again.” McDevitt brings deep personal understanding and hope to a place where neither is known to exist for very long. His melodies are powerful, distinctive, tight and evocative of an age when melody was an important component in all music. As anyone who has ever heard him sing his songs knows, it’s his heartfelt performances, the lyrics, and the tunes that carry the moment. And carry the moment they most surely do. These shows are events! Fans everywhere frequently ask for Mike to perform “Delaware Bay,” a deeply personal song about coming home. It’s filled with references to Delaware, regional landmarks and personalities and McDevitt’s audiences frequently know and sing the words with him at shows. And then there’s “Never is a Very Long Time,” a look back at a love lost and of wondering why.

His songs come from a place deep in the human heart with unmistakable emotion and unforgettable hooks and atmosphere. Mike McDevittThe audience can often be seen bopping and swaying to his melodies at a show. He touches a place where we have all been at some time in our lives and McDevitt sings it as if he personally owns every inch of the terrain and knows every nook and cranny. “Hammer & Nail” is both a vivid description of vulnerability and interdependency in relationships and a declaration of hope through love.

“Every day brings more opportunity to explore why we need love and each other, why we often hurt those closest to us and toss away the good that’s there surely is in life for something that we don’t really need and can’t use…I want people to hear my songs and be affected by them,” said Mike. “It’s what good music does.”

Mike McDevitt’s music, news, performance schedule and information is available on ReverbNation.com at http://www.reverbnation.com/mikemcdevitt. Music is also available on http://cdbaby.com/cd/mikemcdevitt . Contact Information: 302-834-5214 or mmcdevitt216@comcast.net.

Tracy CollettoOpening for Mike is Tracy Colletto. Tracy Colletto is a singer/songwriter whose poetic and story-telling lyrics weave into an eclectic range of melodies, from orchestrated ballads to rock anthems. Her delivery is straightforward and vulnerable and with an emotive, versatile range. Based in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Tracy has been creating songs and performing most of her life. She is a classically-trained coloratura soprano who decided to perform her own music with her own voice. Tracy’s voice is clear and boldly honest and her music invites interpretation and reflection.

Tracy’s first CD, Home, was well received. Her single, “The Promise” won an Honorable Mention in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest. Another single, “Too Many”, was voted on to the Top 20 Indie Songs (September 2015) by the listeners of Women of Substance Radio & Podcast.

Her sophomore release, Chocolate Happy Cake, was released in March 2016 and emphasizes more on Tracy’s songwriting and performances from the keyboard. Her singles, “It’s Over,” “Stay” and “Complete Peace” were voted on to the Top 20 Indie Songs (April 2016 through September 2016) and have been added to the playlists for radio stations around the world.

“I can express myself so much easier through my music because of its mysterious complexity and subtlety that speaks beyond words,” explains Tracy. “It’s a language I use each day. The biggest satisfaction is when my music connects to others and brings them joy or makes them think. I’m just returning the favor music has given me, hoping to create lasting impact.”

Tracy’s clear voice with its versatile range and emotions, cuts through to grab the audience’s attention. She wants to affect her audience in a positive way, even if the subject matter may be hard to swallow. Her music exposes the fears and dreams we all share.

“Tracy Colletto’s music is a powerful symphonic blend of piano-based pop with authentic lyrics and a voice that is unique, yet somehow familiar.” Bree Noble #1 Award Winning Women of Substance Radio & Podcast

Twitter: @tracycolletto

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TracyColletto

Website: http://tracycollettomusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tracycolletto/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-bG1RLXghyjxBbsn7xyDA

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chocolate-happy-cake/id1095950343

Bandcamp: https://tracycolletto.bandcamp.com


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Posted by jim on January 4, 2018

Friday May 4, 2018 7:30 PM

David Falcone“Falcone is a talented composer who manages to write contemporary fingerstyle guitar melodies with a strong connection to the past. His polished performance only serves to enhance what he has written”. (Sound Bytes Review)

Within the Philadelphia musical community few can capture and share the imagination hidden within the world of fingerstyle guitar like David Falcone. Descriptions:” … a heady stew of fingerpicking pyrotechnics,” “hauntingly beautiful,” and “a guitar virtuoso.”

David Falcone is a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist/vocalist whose influences include the styles and techniques of artists such as Leo Kottke, John Renbourn and Pierre Bensusan. His original compositions reflect a unique synthesis of Celtic, traditional, and classical sounds and forms. His vocal works are often backed with the intricate details blended from these sources of inspiration.

Falcone plays regularly in the Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania and, New Jersey areas at various coffeehouses, bookstores, clubs and venues. He regularly performs at World Cafe Live and has played XPN’s Music Festival (2007), The Painted Bride, The Tin Angel, The Point, and Steel City Coffeehouse, The Minstrel coffeehouse, The Fire, The Landsdowne Folk Club, The Fortissimo House Concert, some of Philadelphia area’s premiere venues. He has shared billings with notables such as Pierre Bensusan, Leon Redbone, John Renbourn, Erik Taylor, Francis Dunnery, Julie Foster, David La Motte, Antje Duvekot and Bill Staines. His songs have been aired on WXPN’s program Sleepy Hollow and John DiLiberto’s nationally syndicated program, Echoes.

Falcone’s first CD, recorded at Longview Studios in Philadelphia, “Secrets of Sherwood” was released in 1997. His second CD, “Behind Your Eyes”, was mixed by Emmy Award winning Tim Craven at Gen-X studios. Both CD’s successfully mirror the intensity and passion that characterize the Falcone live performance.

When not writing, practicing or performing music, David is busy teaching in the Psychology Department at La Salle University.

Check out David on ReverbNation https://www.reverbnation.com/davidfalcone.
David is on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/david.falcone.music.


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Posted by jim on January 5, 2018

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