2013 Musicians

2013’s amazing Porchfest musicians!

The 18 Strings Of Luv specialize in great tunes from the 60’s: Beatles and other British Invasion groups, Motown and much more .Members Ken Zeserson, John Simon and Jan Nigro have honed their shimmering harmonies and sweet guitar sounds from playing together for over 20 years.

5 Mile Drive (Addison Gates, Mark Finnigan, Jeff Goodmark, Kevin Moss and Jay Skesas) offers an energetic and eclectic mix of highly danceable rock, blues and originals — even when they’re “unplugged”. Their original material provides a perfect complement to their choice of quality covers. 5 Mile Drive’s appealing diversity delivers a little something for everyone – and an entertaining ride for all.

The Accords is five voices and no instruments. Two men and three women singing popular songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s, in St corner style.

Alan Rose is the songwriter over the 12-string edge. He is a long-time contributor to the Ithaca music scene, both solo and with his large band the Restless Elements, and a regular participant at Ithaca Festival and Grassroots. His songs will stick with you long after they’re done.

Andrew & Rose: strong words of hope, acoustic guitars, harmonicas, an organ bass pedal board, an ambient electric guitar, delicate vocal harmonies and a splash of sympathetic keyboards.

Anna Coogan’s Vocal Studio is fabulous local vocal students sharing their songs. Everything from pop to classical to Broadway. Students include Lexi Massicci, Joe and Emily Strayhorn, Ilah Jefferis, JoJo Strogatz, and Brie Johnson.

Answer the Muse – Jai Hari & Jonathan Meyerhoff on vocals and guitar, Susan Murphy on keys and whistles create original songs and chants…a few covers…with a yogic spirit twist. Ian Cummings on drums and percussion, joined by John DiCarlo on bass give a tight indie rock feel that you can’t resist. Dance…chant….sing with us…and walk away with haunting originals you will want to hear again and again.

Athena’s Grove is a classical trio of two violins and viola. Joseph Prusch, Jaime Kibelsbeck and Angela Yantorno are IC music school grads who want to keep chamber music alive and well in our community.

BadHand is “the one man bandito.” Drums, guitar, vocals at the same dang time? No way you say? Way I say. WAY!

Banjo Rags features Karen Maddison O’Brien and Robbert van Renesse on banjos and Don Slatoff on bass clarinet playing ragtime and early jazz tunes.

Bernie Upson and Zach Knowstub continue to delight audiences with authentic, soulful music.

Bert Scholl & Friends (original Honky Tonk, Americana, Bluegrass & Outlaw Country) is a fiercely passionate, down home country, string quartet consisting of upright bass, acoustic guitar, steel guitar & fiddle.

Black is Green is an experimental post rock group. Their debut album came out this year.

Blue Skies is best described as: “Vintage Jazz/Blues-Standards, Done Different”. A mixture of “Paris Hot Club” , “NY City Cabaret” and some “Ithaca String Band” music thrown in, all done on Violin, Mandolin & Acoustic Guitars with combinations of solo & harmony vocals. Website: myspace.com/blueskiesithaca.

Bridgewater is the folk duo of A.T. Miller and Craig Kukuk, singing traditional songs of the 19th century, favorite singer/songwriters of the 20th century, and their own original compositions of the 21st. Featuring close harmony a cappella and accompanied singing, Bridgewater touches the heart with sweet-spirit songs of meaning.

Burns and Kristy Band are Singer Songwriters Terry Burns and Ron Kristy with the awesome addition of Rich DePaolo on Bass and Guitar, and Janet Cotraccia on keyboard, percussion and vocals. “Fun, original, vocally rich indie folky pop”.

Cap & Cady sing Appalachian and cowboy inspired porch songs, with charming duets, rolling banjo, fiddle, and scrubbed clean washboard. Full of hard times and sweet melodies, their old-time songs will leave you smilin’.

Cats Elbow is an Americana pop rock band based in Interlaken, NY. Founded in 2011, the Elbows have been developing their unique blend of americana from the ground up. With influences that range from Alison Krauss to Steve Earl, and Bad Company to Bad Finger, Cats Elbow has been weaving its distinctive vocal stylings and old-time harmonies into original pop-rock songs since the very beginning. Members include Davina Horrocks (vocals), Todd Edmonds (vocals, guitar), Andy Russell (guitar), Dan Lashkoff (percussion), Rob VanVleet (lead guitar), and Sabrina Shaub (bass).

Charlie Young is a singer-guitarist with an eclectic repetoire and a voice that won’t quit. He may be joined by one or two mystery guests, be sure to tune in early!

Chattering Walnut is fourth grader Max who sings and plays guitar. Max covers rock, classic rock and heavy metal including Fleetwood Mac, Twisted Sister, Ozzy Osbourne and the Foo Fighters. He is joined by fourth grader Silas Richardson on drums and some other friends.

The Christopher Gerard Band performs original Americana music that will take you on a journey, telling stores of change, love, and hope. With an emphasis on strong harmonizing vocals, each member provides their own instrumental stylings that, when fused together, generates a bond between band and listener.

Cielle & All Sounds On – Cielle is a prolific songwriter and when joined with her band All Sounds On her singer-songwriter feel transofrms into a full on musical adventure. All Sounds On has included jazz guitar, bass, cello, viola, mandolin, flute, banjo, mouth harp, and gorgeous harmonies. You never know what mix you will get and what great local musicians will be featured although you are always guarenteed an amazing experience!

Comfort Ave is an original aggressive roots rock band hailing from Ithaca ny for many moons now.

Commons Crossing is a modern cello and guitar duo that features local business owner of Renovus Energy, Joe Sliker, on cello and Cornell physics graduate student, Alejandro Cortese, on guitar and vocals. Combing various styles ranging from indie folk to flamenco and jazz, Commons Crossing offers a fun, eclectic, and fresh blend of music.

Cornell Ukulele Club is a student organization that specializes in ukulele music. There is no limitation to what we can play on uke. Whatever you want to hear, uke can do it.

The Creatures – Old Timey with new sounds. New Timey with old sounds. An old timer with a young visionary.

Dancin Feldman is a 13 year old piano player that enjoys playing everything from Debussy to Zeppelin, Dr. Who and Harry Potter soundtracks, amidst his original pieces. He has been playing since he was 4 and just recorded his first CD!!

Diamonds in the Rough sings Free-range, folky a cappella. Jim Blake, Pamela Goddard, and Glenda Blake have been singing together for close to 20 years, polishing close harmonies. BFG host, Phil Shaprio says they have, “Three voices which shimmer when they sing together.”

Diana Leigh Trio – Affiliated locally with Djug Django as well as their own bands, these three musicians can really swing it! Brian is an official member of Djug Django, while Ed & Diana frequently sit iN Ed Clute is the fabulous nationally-known stride pianist from Watkins GleN Diana has played for swing dancers for over a decade, and sings in jazz duos and trios as well.

Diwas Gurung – Born and raised in Kathmandu,Nepal, Diwas Gurung is a musician currently residing in Ithaca, NY. His music has been described as Neo Nepalese Folk, a blending of western and world music elements with the traditional melodies of Nepalese folk music. His approach features virtuosic guitar, modern technology and other worldly melodies to create a sound that is unique and contemporary while still preserving the soulful tradition of the music from his homeland.

Djug Django is Ithaca’s own Gypsy Jazz Jug Latin band, comprised of some the best musicians in the area.If you haven’t seen them in their regular Wednesday evening Lot 10 setting (6-9 PM) don’t miss them here!

Doolin O’Dey – The women of Doolin O’Dey give you the best of Celtic and Contra—hear traditional/original celtic/contra from Nora Starr on Guitar and Mandola…Margaret Ball on fiddle…Susan Murphy on whistle, keys, pipes.

The Double E plays all original country/rockin’ songs that will find their way into your heart and leave you humming their beautiful tunes long after the last note has been sung. With the voice of a true country darling, Amy Puryear sings songs of love and love lost, songs of the road and songs of coming back home. The Double E will rock as much as it rolls with Ward Puryear on electric guitar, Jason Shegogue on electric guitar and lap steel, Brian Dozoretz on bass and Dana Billings on drums.

Edmund’s Ivy is a duo project who plays originals and covers in the Indie Folk style. Musicians include Max Shuhan on Guitar and Sam Shuhan on Bass.

The Edukated Fleas – “We’re 78 rpm in an MP3 world!” With a repertoire that includes swing tunes, standards and cowboy tunes from the 20s through 50s, the Edukated Fleas – Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews – are itching to play their ukuleles for you. www.edukatedfleas.com

El Caminos are a soundtrack for the truck stop in anywhere USA. Scorching guitars, broken hearts, crooning vocals, & stories of small town life turned upside down all come together to create an atmosphere that can only be described as Red Hot American Music. It’s our SIXTH Porchfest!

El Rumbon – We play dance music form Cuba, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Panama, etc

Ella Sarachan is an Ithaca High School student who will be singing in her third Porchfest. She sings jazz tunes, primarily from the Great American Songbook, and is backed up by Professor Tuesday’s Jazz Quartet.

ephemera is an a capella improv group of many talented female singers. Using techniques inspired by Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, and taking suggestion from the audience, we’ll sing whatever pops into our heads or yours. Never the same song twice!!

The Fall Creek Bluegrass Partners entertain you with bluegrass favorites sung in harmony and played on banjo, guitar, dobro, bass, and fiddle. Partners include John Marohn on banjo/guitar, Rob Steuteville on guitar, Jeff Lovell on banjo/guitar, Phil Robinson on fiddle/mandolin, Sally McCune on bass, Mark Eginton on dobro, and Robin Steuteville on bass.

Fall Creek Folk is a group of friends who in fact live in Fall Creek. They’ve been playing in other formations forever, but as Fall Creek Folk for 4 years.

Fall Crikkers Jug Band are a Porchfest original ever-changing group that play sweet and down home tunes from the Jug Band tradition.

The Fauxs are songwriters who, of course, play original faux crock. Our influences range from classics such as Pink Floyd and the Stones to The Walkman, Califone, and Sparklehorse. We are occasionally Guided By Voices.

The Fly Rods take sonic inspiration from bands like Crazy Horse, CCR, Ramones, and the Velvet Underground. The Fly Rods have played their brand of organic Americana rock and roll at Grassroots, Ithaca Festival, and almost every dive bar in towN Join them for a rare acoustic set near Triangle Park.

Gadje is Ithaca’s own Gypsy Rock act since 1998. Their high energy, wild and romantic music is perfect for dancing in the Sts. Gadje has been hard at work on a new album.

Gary and Leeann Reynolds: “The old Reyns,” will take you back to the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond.

Geoclipse is a freak-folk artist whose lyrics narrate a future war between the wilderness and the destructive forces of industry. Geoclipse is inspired by: musicians Joanna Newsom, Neil Young, and Mark Kozelek; photographer Edward Burtynsky; and author China Mieville. Website: geoclipse.bandcamp.com

The Geronimo Line is eclectic original rock influenced by reggae, African groove, ska, folk, and grunge.

The Glacial Erotics are like a two-car garage. One car is a spray-painted red Buick Regal with a surfboard strapped on top; the other is chromed-out VW bus with a few skateboards tossed in the back. They play lullabies that Nurse Ratched doesn’t.

Glendale Farm Band is named after the location of the parlor where these friends meet weekly to see what happens. Guitars, banjos, dobros, mandolins, dulcimers, basses, congas, harmonicas, and once in a while someone will get spoons out of the silverware drawer and — you get the idea. The song list is all over the map depending on who shows up and what they feel like playing. Unpredictable, but always fuN Roll the dice and stop by!

The Go Cats is a rockabilly band playing standards from Carl Perkins to Elvis during the Sun Records years. Also playing original Rockabilly.

The Grady Girls play hard core Irish traditional music.

Grassanova pumps out tunes that run far and wide: Old and In the Way, JD Crowe and the New South, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, CCC, and Emmy Lou, to name a few. Band members include Tom (guitar) and Marie(bass) Quigley, Sam Sadovnic (fiddle/mandolin), and Paul Fairbanks (5 String).

Grasskickers  are Karen O’Brien and Dave Richman and they play fiddle tunes, Tony Rice, Gordon Lightfoot, and old bluegrass tunes.

GREY GARY is the latest project from the founding members of Ayurveda, Tom Burchinal & Shikhar Bajracharya. With both of them sharing and dividing up the guitar, drums and vocal duties, they describe what they do as “a cosmic medicine rock duo you can shake your booty to.” We are very excited for the new project.

The Gunpoets are a seven-piece live hip hop band from Ithaca, New York. Their music is socially and politically conscious, inspirational and fuN They have something for everyone, so whether you’re five or 75, get ready to dance!

The Habits play original dance music. Veteran Ithaca musicians backing powerhouse chanteuse vocalist Elly Holiday in a collective effort to make you move. Indie rock, pop, soul, and funk. www.reverbnation.com/thehabits

Halogen Sons is former Hubcap scions Steve Gollnick and Peter Glanville, playing songs old and older, battered and bleary-eyed, road-tested for your listening pleasure. Rusted-out indie-folk-pop from the wrong side of Saturday night.

Happy Hollow  is a traditional old time band that plays snappy southern dance tunes and songs. The musicians are; Jody Platt (Fiddle), Jamie Dougan (Tenor Guitar), Michelle Delco (Banjo), David Jones (Guitar) and Tom Ruscitti (Mandolin).

Harry Nichols Band  is an original blend of folk, punk-pop and surf rock. While they may be stylistically eclectic, their music finds unity in strong songwriting and tight playing. For Porchfest, they’re going au naturel with an acoustic set for the first time.

Head Band is an original instrumental ensemble performing funk- and jazz-based compositions.

The Hilltoppers play eclectic bluegrass music the way everybody likes it. Jim and Barham (guitar and mandolin) have been blending their free form harmonies for over 20 years Jon plays an authentic driving bluegrass banjo and sings leads and backups. Mary holds down the bottom on stand up bass and the top on harmonies. All together they create a full throated bluegrass sound uniquely their owN They cover bluegrass standards and Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Johnny cash, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis,etc.

Hot Wax Organ Duo

ICO Brass Quintet – Consisting of members from the Ithaca Community Orchestra, this group plays a wide range of music: early classical, marches, opera overtures, folk song suites, musical soundtracks and ragtime. Formed in 2009, the ICO Brass Quintet has played concerts around town, including the Unitarian Church, Center Ithaca, Barnes & Noble, Autumn Leaves, TCPL, Ulysses Philomathic Library, Newfield Bicentennial Celebration, Finger Lakes Finns’ Midsummer event and PorchFest 2012.

Immortal Jellyfish feature Kat Patton on vocals and play a blend of pop, country, jazz plus some good old rock and roll. Mike Vitucci on lead guitar, Jeff Sacco on bass and Ken Zeserson on sax/guitar back Kat.

Ithaca Cats is a father-daughter bluegrass duo accompanied by bass and guitar. Members Robin and Rob Steuteville love to sing harmony and pick in the bluegrass style.

Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus sings a wide variety of music written for and/or arranged for male voices.

Ithacan Songwriters Round is a fantastic group of songwriters including Mary Brett Lorson, Beverly Stokes, Jennie Lowe Stearns, Bronwen Exter, Anna Coogan and special guests sharing songs, stories, and laughter.

The JazzHappensBand – Since 2005, the JazzHappensBand (www.jazzhappensband.com) has been playing traditional jazz in the style of Louis Armstrong and King Oliver. Instrumentation includes trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, and banjo.

Jeannie Burns  is an Americana Singer Songwriter with special guests.

Jennie Stearns gently pierces the soul with a collection of songs spanning over 3 decades.

Justin Zupnick & Friends are a loose collective of musicians jamming on a range of soul, blues and jazz classics from Motown to the Dead.

King St Ramblers are Fall Creek School’s 5th grade, alumni, & guest musicians, playing an eclectic mix of swing, blues and fiddle tunes. KSR members play for school swing dances, Mardi Gras celebrations, Porchfest and other lively events.

Kites in Space  is an original, tight-knit, harmonious indie folk outfit who only could’ve come from a town like Trumansburg. Benn, Chris and Katelyn have been playing together for the past decade, and seeing as Matt and Jay are Benn and Chris’s siblings (respectively), they’ve been playing together for even longer than that!

Leah Houghtaling and Amelia Sauter – Lonesome cowgirl tunes with banjo, upright bass, and sweet harmonies. In these here parts, they call it “Ithacountry.” Tastes best with a side of home-brewed hooch.

Lily and Matt are musical duo who perform an eclectic mix of songs accompanied by virtuoso nylon string guitar. Their repertoire ranges from jazz standards to quirky modern pop to European ballads. You might hear Cole Porter, then something by Fiona Apple, followed by a popular French song or If I Only Had a BraiN

Long John & the Tights  is Old Time Music – Songs and dance tunes from the pre-bluegrass era. Band members have been playing this music since before the cows came home!

Lucky Old Sun sweetly sings and plays a mix of fine originals tunes, stirring up funky rock, prismatic jazz, soulful folk, and worried man blues, and delivered with an array of dazzling vocal harmonies.

Ma’am Jam is six women who were inspired to form a band for the Fingerlakes Girl Band Contest. Members Patty, Tracey, Laura, Reka, Allison & Sheri play originals and covers with a folksy/rootsy/bluesy style. The fun they have as an all-female band lives on long after the contest!

Mad Cow Tippers – Along with their own brand of off-color original material, Mad Cow Tippers also perform a variety of covers from The Saddle Tramps, to Rev. Horton Heat and the Cramps, just to name a few. If you’re into the trailer park lifestyle; not afraid to date your kin; and remain faithfully unemployed, Mad Cow Tippers could give you the soundtrack that your life’s been looking for. FIND US AT: www.madcowtippers.com

Mad Goat String Band is an old-time fiddle band playing songs and tunes in the Southern style. Bring your clogging shoes and dancing board! With Joe Hayward, Marianne Marsh, Jaden Gladstone, Nancy Spero, Tom Ruscitti, and Peter Fraissinet.

Maplewood Jazz Team is a “Everyone Sings” quartet including John Bailey on electric guitar,Jon Conrad on nylon string guitar, Eric Ott on double bass also electric and Lisa Fernandez on snare drum. They’ve been making music together since 2006. This quartet enjoys the music, each other and the audience loves it! -or- “The Maplewood Jazz Team features the lovely voice of our singing drummer Lisa Fernandez backed by a venerable Ithaca guitar duo, John Bailey and Jon Conrad. Ken Zeserson on sax and Eric Ott on bass round out the team. We focus on standard jazz with a tendency to do just about anything Diana Krall has ever blessed. Occasionally, we venture into some blues as well.

Mary Bentley has been playing and singing since she can remember, but is just hitting the scene here as a singer song writer. She plays mostly original tunes from folk, jazz, and rock traditions. She has been working on some new music and is scheming to find some folks to join iN Mary played porch fest last year and is really looking forward to it again.

Mel & Sol are David Frumkin and Will Fudeman playing tunes from various cultures- more than an acoustic klezmer string band. Mel & Sol have played for many a joyous celebration for more than a decade, on fiddle, mandolin & guitars. Yiddish and Balkan dance tunes, Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Lennon/McCartney, and a tango.

The MonkeySquids – Brothers Declan (age 14) and Jasper (age 11) play music together with their dad and some of their friends as “The MonkeySquids”. With Jasper singing and playing bass and Declan on guitar, they cover songs from bands like Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Mosaic Foundation is a roots reggae band with members from around the world. This is music for dancing, music for loving, music for the soul, and music to remember we are alive and thankful to be so! This is music created out of a passion for the deep meditative grooves found in reggae that are both grounding and uplifting.

Mostly Mandolin Quartet consists of three mandolins and a cello, with occasional exceptions. Members are: Jeff Bronfeld (mandolin), Carolyn Blake (mandolin and guitar), Todd Hutchinson (mandolin and guitar), and Suzanne Schwartz (cello, mandolin, ukulele). They play a mix of Irish, Scots, French Canadian, New England, old time and Southern Appalachian fiddle tunes, with occasional exceptions. The group coalesced around an abiding love for the music and a shared inability to take that love too seriously.

The Muckland Crooners – In their current performing incarnation, the ‘Crooners are a fun and quirky 3 piece vocal jugband. A Muckland Crooner sound captures the essence of St-corner poverty blues with a definitive hardscrabble “birth of Rock-n-Roll” vibe. A show features homemade instruments such as the cigar box guitar, the 2 string weedwacker washtub bass, the suitcase drum, and the washboard. It makes for a fun and entertaining show.

Music’s Recreation Foursome – Four of Music’s Recreation core musicians (Laura Campbell, flute; Lizzy Evett, cello; John Greenly, clarinet; Bill Hurley, violin) are banding together to play selections from Music’s Recreation’s Bill Cowdery’s inventive transcription for string quartet (commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet) of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations for keyboard, substituting flute for one of the violins and clarinet for the viola.

Nate & Friends play African influenced, soulful groovy heart songs using guitar, loops, kalimba, flute, banjo, vocals, piano, percussion and who knows what else… This particular lineup of musicians is coming together just for our beloved Porchfest.

Nate & Kate are Central New York’s folk superheros. Nate & Kate deliver a mix of heartfelt modern folk songs, humor, and juggling that add up to a completely unique and dynamic show fit for old, young, and all in between.

The Near Varna All-Stars play old-timey fiddle music and sing old classics from the mountains. Members Michelle Delco, Jason Zorn, Kal McManis, David Jones, Matt Noonan and Mike Levy cut their teeth together playing in local old-time jams and fiddle festivals in West Virginia. Bring your dancing boots for a square dance that we’ll be calling right there in the St!

The Newman Bros. have been playing around Ithaca for a little over 3 years and are currently in the process of finishing their first ever studio LP in Newfeilds’ very own, Electric Wilburland! If you haven’t heard them before, it’s an overwhemlingly exciting time to get your toes wet! We LOVE porchfest!

Not From Wisconsin – Led by singer-guitarist Dave Yantorno, Not From Wisconsin plays chamberpop/indiefolk music. String arrangements swell around somber lyrics, buttressing compact song structures. The band also includes Angela Comprone on violin and vocals, Brett Powell on drums, and Andrew Ryan on upright bass.

Old Time Jam is a group of folks who just want to sit around and play some tunes with friends. The repertoire tends toward the Southern, Appalachian and Midwestern traditions. Some major influences and sources include Melvin Wine, Clyde Davenport, Gary Harrison, the Bruces (Greene and Molsky), Rafe Stefanini, Hammonds Family, Isham Monday, etc.

Patti Witten is a singer-songwriter and guitarist in the melancholic, poetic-folk-twang-pop veiN Heard solo and in bands since the 1980s, these days Patti prefers to pour her simple sorrows to the soundhole and her knee.

The Pelotones are Mike Welen (drums), Harry Aceto (bass), Alex Specker (guitar/vocals) and Wayne Gottlieb (guitar/vocals). They have been playing around town as the Pelotones for 2 years. They specialize in old R and B and Swing Jazz, but also throw in some country and rock.

Pierce Walsh is a singer, songwriter, who plays bluesy, folk soul. He plays covers of his own music, with a little help from his friends.

Polly Wood – Soulful, Feminine Rhythm & Rhyme! Polly Wood sings while she drums, letting rhythms guide her intelligent lyrics and buttery, percussive vocals straight into the heart of the listener. Accompanied by the legendary Bernie Upson on upright bass, Polly Wood plays tongue drum, cajon, djembe and drum kit, offering a unique and inspiring listening experience. http://www.polllywood.ws

Professor Tuesday’s Jazz Quartet, playing mainstream jazz, has been playing weekly in Ithaca since 2010, and features Peter Forlano on sax, Zach Knewstub on piano, John Sanderson on drums and Robert Sarachan on bass, with guest Mike Treat on trumpet. Currently PTJQ plays in Ithaca every Tuesday evening at Corks & More (7-9 pm) and every Thursday evening at Lot 10 (7-9 pm).

The Purple Valley hails from the hills around Ithaca, NY. Featuring beautiful vocal harmonies, and an exciting rhythm section, this six piece band plays dancing blues, swing, and rock and roll (with a touch of country) for listeners and dancers of every age and era.

Red Sled Choir makes clever folk music on electric guitar, accordion and drums. Textured, dynamic songcraft infused with DIY spirit.

Regina O’Brien with Charles d’Orban embarks on the production of her third compilation of originals this year, and Charles is her longtime lead guitarist. Their fusion is melodically mellow as Regina sings about what she loves most, such as love itself, Lincoln’s philosophies, and hearing the songs of the birds at Steamboat Landing. Relax and enjoy.

Rockwood Ferry Trio (Tenzin Chopak, Eric Aceto, Rich DePaolo performs original music. Tenzin Chopak is joined by Eric Aceto on six string violin and Rich DePaolo on acoustic guitar, fretless bass, and vocals.

Rottweiler Nation is an eclectic selection of neglected rock and rocked up jazz standards from Allman Bros to Duke Ellington.

The Ruddy Well Band has roots in Americana folk with high energy driving rhythms. This musical compilation is a homegrown entity from Syracuse, New York. If you enjoy meaningful songs with positive energy, musical dynamics and soulful harmonies driven by banjo, guitars, fiddle and upright bass, you need to catch the Ruddy Well Band.

Rune Hill Revival is Acoustic Groove, imported from the magical hills, cabins, and barns of Rune Hill. Zak and Vic work, live, and play music together.

The Rungs is an indie-electronic pop duo formed by husband and wife Diwas and Mandy Gurung. They play high energy guitar centered songs with lyrics that will make you smile.

Ryan B – Heart and Soul . In addition to painting – music happens in this art studio . It’s a symbiotic relationship really – the music and the art … Come and share the space with me , my heart is rising up to meet you .

Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band are a high-energy, piano-driven ensemble blending the rock and soul music of the ’60s and ’70s with elements of jazz, Americana, and musical theater. The group combines classics from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, and The Band with original material from their debut record, Songs to Make You Wealthier and More Attractive.

Scratched Vinyl plays rock-n-roll from The Stones to Cee Lo and many points in-between.

Second Dam is comprised of six Ithaca College students dedicated to performing some pretty swanky tunes around towN Fitted with guitar, bass, violin, cello/ukelele, and drums, Second Dam is dedicated to having the kind of music that stays fresh and allows us to play with anyone, at any venue, any time. When it comes to music and how much we love it, sharing is caring.

Seneca St. Recorder Ensemble – The members of the Seneca St. Recorder Ensemble gather together each week to share their love of playing a wide range of music including Folk, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern repertoire. Experienced players of all ages are always welcome to join!

Shimmer Lake is Amy Davis and Laura Peters playing two guitars (one each!) and singing tight vocal harmonies. Their mix of covers and originals spans contemporary/Celtic folk, country, blues, and rock. They love playing the Ithaca Festival, Women’s Right to Rock Festival, Dorothy’s Music Room, Cancer Resource Center Walkathon and other local benefits.

The Slapbacks are Angie Beeler, Leon Arguello and Josh DolaN They are a power trio that brings stunning male/female harmonies to bear on old country classics and their soulful originals. They have been kept under wraps for too long now, and they will finally break out of their cage and wow the crowds at this year’s Porchfest!

The Small Kings have been playing original rock and roots music together for more than a decade. Emphasizing harmony, melody, and instrumental jams, these long time friends know how to find their groove together. Featuring Frank Raponi, Jeff McCaffrey, Mike Levy, and Joel Blizzard.

Spacetrain is a 4 piece indie rock band, playing mostly original songs. Their music is influenced by the diverse styles of reggae, jam bands, soukous, grunge and more. Sweet melodies and hooks lead the way as we fine tune our sound for the front porch.

Starts on Friday are an Alternative Pop Rock group, based here in Ithaca, with a record label in Las Vegas.The band has been around for 3 years, having played at local venues like The Haunt, Castaways, Oasis, The Rongo & others.The single “Heartbreak, for art’s sake” with 2 videos, released this summer, and an album coming out this fall. An extremely talented act to see live, with energy & a sense of humor!

Sum Dude & Friends – Folk with a Rock in it. Singer/Songwriter/Guitar player Ross Feldman with Friends Joey Arcuri on Upright Bass and Will Sigel on Percussion

Sundown Sally is a 5-piece Americana band with a twist. All music is original and authentic and is sure to leave you lifted. Members include local singer/songwriter, Heather Boob on guitar and vocals, Audrey Miller on stand-up bass, Paula Cusano on percussion and the Broadwell Brothers, Rylan and Ashley on banjo and lead guitar.

That Old Lovelight – Singer & Songwriter. Wife & Husband. Pianica & Guitar. With hushed harmonies, That Old Lovelight sing about lost innocence, the joys of traveling, and the start of autumN Some friends will help as they break out songs from other songwriting projects (left-field British Invasion pop, 30-second paeans to bicycles) and Big Star covers. Because it’s the right thing to do.

Thee True Deceivers – Playing acoustic rock covers and originals, Thee True Deceivers formed in January 2011 with Dan Aloi (guitar/vocals), Vic Vegas (bass) and Barry Miller (drums). Why? Dan and Barry wanted to play The Kinks’ “Apeman.” Guest Deceivers come and go, but mandolinist Beth Peet joined for good later that year. The group is now working on a demo with A.J. Strauss.

Thru Spectrums is a four-piece original funk rock band comprised of brother and sister duo Amanda Massa (vocals) & Joe Massa (guitar). Joining the Massa’s is Jesse Tyrell (bass), with whom Joe has been playing music for over 10 years, & Will Sigel (drums). Thru Spectrums is a unique tour de force of experienced musicians who combine rock and funk in a way that makes you want to dance the night away and sing along to the melodic grooves of each and every song. Stay tuned for our new album “Rhythms of the Mind” which will be released at the end of August!

Timothy Weber plays guitar and sings folk/pop covers, mostly from the 60s and 70s, and some originals. He has headlined at leading campfires and kitchens throughout the greater Ithaca area.

Tom Mank & Sera Smolen are Tom Mank (guitar, vocal), Sera Smolen (cello) with Jeannie Burns (vocal). Tom and Sera have been performing together for 13 years. They have recorded 6 CDs and have toured Europe 6 times.

TRAONACH (Tim Ball, Mark Bickford, Cole Gruberth, Harry Lawless, Ed McGowan and Scott Whitham) plays traditional Irish music on fiddles, flute, concertina and accordion, not to mention banjo, bouzouki and bodhraN A long-time Ithaca favorite!

Traveling Cats is eclectic folky group from Kent, OH. They play original tunes, finger-style guitar, Irish fiddle, and a little bit of blues and bluegrass. They cover artists like Gillian Welch and The Decembrists.

Travis Knapp is a solo singer and songwriter whose style covers a wide range from piano, jazz, and pop, to guitar, soul, and folk. His music offers a unapologetically positive vibe and an easy feel-good mood.

Tyrannical Vegetable is a dubious garage band that gets together pretty much just to play Porchfest every year. We mostly play covers. We try not to be too loud.

Ukulele Showcase with Auntie Emo & Friends – Ukuleles! Ukuleles! A showcase for ukulele players, solo and/or in ensemble. Performers from Ithaca Ukes, Campus Club Ukes, and special visitors, The Cukes, from Atlanta, Asheville and western Massachusetts. Uke-a-nanny! As Jake says: “Peace! Love! Ukulele!”

Ukulelese as a Second Language is a flash class workshop in playing the ukulele. Novices and experienced players welcome. Bring your uke, or pluck one to pluck from Auntie Emo’s ukulele garden.

Uniit Carruyo – her gentle voice and guitar will massage your ears and tune your heart to its rhythm. This music has the power to heal. Open your heart to this honest and soulful set and let it come running iN You’ll be glad you did.

Violin Students of Sarah Cummings range in age from five to fiftysomething. Beginner through seasoned players will share the joy they experience on their instrument each day by playing favorites from the Suzuki violin repertoire as well as fiddle tunes from around the world.

Waggers Over the Station is an Experimental Indie Folk group that blends spacious ambient tones with intimately personal folk songs. Our sound is centered on guitar, vocals, and synthesizer, focusing meticulously on timbre and harmony. Songs are thematically centered on the path towards understanding and clarity that we all take part in, collectively and individually.

Waiting for Edna will share their favorite tunes from OCMS, Kasey Chambers, Hayes Carll, Jason Isbell, etc. with their lovely harmonies and multiple instruments. Dave Wentzel and Marek Przezdziecki say they were waiting for Edna (Brown) to return from out of town to form this band. The wait is over, but the name stuck!

WonderMonday – The Ithaca, NY based WonderMonday is a four piece performing original pop-art-rock that tries to explore texture in music. Pop: because the songs are relatively short and have some degree of hook. Art: because the chord progressions and changes are (we believe) atypical and reward the ardent listener-explorer. Rock: because we’re plugged in and like to celebrate a sense of drive now and agaiN WonderMonday is: Michael Decatur (vox, guitar) Paul Kempkess (bass), Zaun Marshburn (drums) and Zach Rohrer, (guitar).

Wren is a three-piece band with sweet harmonies and boot stomping rhythms. Laura Kerrigan, Mike Heubusch and Doug Indrick comfortably blend folk, rock and good ol’ fashioned grooving.

The Yardvarks – Chris Christensen, Eric Ott and John Simon and Ken Zeserson – play lesser known tunes from the periphery of pop and rock. They shoot for gorgeous harmonies on all tunes and even sometimes succeed.

Your head explodes – We are 4 dads who can’t agree on the songs we should be covering. But when we finally reach a consensus, it means your head explodes. Steve Hugo, Douglas Turnbull, Erik Eshelman and Jeffrey D. Walker star in, “Your head explodes.”

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