You’ll get to hear performances from artists and musicians who’ve been on the show previously, you’ll meet guests from Godfrey Daniels, New Bethany Ministries and others, and then around 8:00pm, we’ll turn the camera to the stage and share live, in-person and virtual performances. All surrounded by our typical shenanigans and mirth.
Join us! It’s sure to be a special evening.
Featured Live Performances
Interview scheduled for February 14, 2023
Praised by JazzTimes for “superb technique”, American jazz singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist and bandleader Corinne Mammana is passionate about preserving the music of the past while placing her own personal spin on the American Songbook, as well as popular tunes from the past few decades. With creative arrangements sung in a sophisticated and soothing style, fans have described Mammana’s voice as a cross between Norah Jones, Jane Monheit and Stacey Kent. She has released two albums— Under an August Moon (2016 EP) and Yes, No, Next (2020) which both received international praise. In 2019 Mammana opened for Grammy nominated jazz singer Cyrille Aimée. In New York City, Mammana has performed at Birdland Jazz Club (Jim Caruso’s Cast Party), the Metropolitan Room and the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. She has also performed at Philadelphiaʼs Chrisʼ Jazz Cafe, the legendary Deer Head Inn, Musikfest and countless other clubs and concert halls on the East coast. Yes, No, Next—Mammana’s much anticipated first full-length, self-produced album was released in April 2020 featuring the legendary Gene Perla on bass, Ian Froman on drums, Sean Gough on piano and Lorenzo Branca on flute and harmonica. The album includes an eclectic mix of reimagined standards, originals, rock and Broadway.
If you have been around The Lehigh Valley music scene you may have heard of a talented blues guitarist, Will Kiss. Will has played venues all over the tri-state area as well as parts of Europe as well as with Blues legends like Bobby Dixon, Bobby Radcliff, and taught by Matt Roman. The band encompasses a new approach to blues, mo-town revival, and rock mixing the genres all together to get a funky groove making audiences move. The newest addition to the group is Thomas Ostrow on guitar and tasty vocals. Ostrow and Kiss compliment each other whether be on a cover such as, “Show Me the Way” or a Ostrow/Kiss original, “Auburn Station”. Holding down the drum kit is the one and only Mark Marina. Flying the bass plane with a steady groove is Egan Miller. The quartet are what people like to call “a funk machine” – Whether it be a Friday or Saturday night, you can hear the Will Kiss Band throughout the Lehigh Valley’s hot spots.
Pepperwine is a female-fronted, four-piece band producing hip-shaking rhythms, soulful grooves, and funky jams. They have released two 5 song EP’s and one full length album (Bright Ideas) available on all streaming platforms. They have played over 200 live shows at various venues and festivals throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut.
A musical artist based in the Lehigh Valley, Chasing Daylight, fronted by Bobby Siegfried, has been playing throughout the region and beyond for over a decade at venues such from wineries and restaurants to small festivals and theaters, to carnivals and fairs, to larger musical festivals and mass-gathering events. Chasing Daylight’s soulful blend of alternative/pop/R&B/hopebeat and contagious pocket will have you dancing, singing along, or tapping your feet. Chasing Daylight performances are inviting, fun, full of energy, and feature a wide-array of well-known covers, including some you don’t hear often, in addition to original material. Their original music, featuring the powerhouse songwriting duo of Garrett Powell and Bobby Siegfried, is creative, inspiring, and instantly memorable. Chasing Daylight performs solo, as a duo, trio, or full band.
Interview scheduled for January 10, 2023
Emily Drinker is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia. She blends folk, pop, and rock with a high-energy band and soulful 3-part harmonies through live looping. Emily has been featured by NPR Music, Philadelphia’s WXPN, and played at many regional festivals including Firefly, Musikfest, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. In 2022 Emily opened for rock icon Pat Benatar, baroque pop singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, songwriting legend JD Souther (Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, James Taylor), and bass virtuoso Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon’s Graceland). In 2020 and 2021, she hosted and produced a livestream series with a friend called Every Cent Concerts to support local artists during the pandemic. In addition to her busy performance schedule in Philly and its surrounding areas, Emily enjoys working as a session vocalist doing sync work for national TV shows. Emily’s new album, Starting to Feel garnered her write-ups in magazines and blogs including Main Line Today, Music Mecca, and Dusty Organ. Most recently, Emily’s band won a contest that awarded them a slot playing on the Martin Guitar Main Stage at the 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in August, which was a dream come true for this rising star.