Butch Hancock has been called one of the finest songwriters of our time, "a raspy-voiced West Texas mystic." His lyrical style of storytelling has been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.
Hancock is also one-third of the legendary Texas band, The Flatlanders. He founded a record company in 1978, Rainlight Records, and released his first solo album, "West Texas Waltzes And Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes," which launched a successful 40-year career.
Hancock and his son Rory Hancock perform at 8 p.m. June 26, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.
The music world has lost a prolific and talented artist. Eric Allen Doney, of Pen Argyl, died April 17, 2015. To many who knew and loved him, his passing means more than the loss of an unparalleled jazz musician and teacher. It is the loss of a man with a kind and gentle spirit who possessed an abundance of generosity and hope.
John Gorka, the world-renowned singer-songwriter and one of contemporary folk music's leading talents, creates songs that emotionally connect with listeners. Gorka's guitar melodies and intriguing lyrical tales resonate long after the music has ended.
Gorka performs at 7 p.m. June 5 at Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. The concert is sold out.
Gorka is touring behind his 12th studio album, "Bright Side Of Down" (Red House Records). His career, which began at Godfrey Daniels, has generated a legion of devoted fans over four decades.
The Appleseed Collective is attempting to redefine the Americana sound by blending Dixie, Ragtime, bluegrass, gypsy, folk and swing.
The Appleseed Collective plays at 5:30 p.m. May 23, TD Community Stage, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, as part of ArtsQuest's RiverJazz series.
"This is the first time that this group is touring consistently together," says guitarist Andrew Brown in a phone interview from his home in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The band's tour began in Georgia, heads to Florida and then to the Midwest.
Imagine performances composed of a rotating cast of talented musicians from well-known bands, in which no two shows are alike, where the players improvise music, create songs, involve the audience and offer an unparalleled live music experience.
The Everyone Orchestra does just that.
The Everyone Orchestra plays at 7 p.m. April 26, The Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. This will be the group's first performance at the Sherman.
George Thorogood once said, "The first moment I picked up a guitar, it felt so right that it almost scared me."
For the Wilmington, Del., teenager who piled music gear into his band's Chevy van in 1973 to play their first gig at a University of Delaware dorm, the thrilling journey of George Thorogood & The Destroyers is the stuff of rock 'n' roll legends.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers present a concert on St. Patrick's Day at 7:30 p.m. March 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, as part of his "Badder Than Ever" tour.
"Cinderella" is a timeless favorite that delights audiences of all ages. Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) of Emmaus presents a classic tale that features former Joffrey ballerina and co-artistic director, Trinette Singleton, portraying the wicked stepmother, and Samantha Fruwirth, an Alumni and recent dancer with American Repertory Ballet, as Cinderella.
RDT's "Cinderella" will be presented at 4 p.m. March 7, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St., Allentown.
Harry "Flamin' Harry" McGonigal, long considered to be one of the premier East Coast blues-rock guitarists, and his band, The Roadhouse Rockers, are expected to figuratively set the stage afire in a co-headlining concert with the Skyla Burell Band at this month's 2nd Story Blues Alliance event, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, The Epic Center, 1205 Broadway, Fountain Hill.
The internationally-acclaimed Koresh Dance Company is known for its captivating performances and technically-superb dancers. Founded by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director, Ronen Koresh, the company's vast repertoire of work ranges from intimate to high-voltage, and astonishes audiences around the world with a dazzling array of dance forms and styles.
The Koresh Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
"Ivy + Bean, The Musical," based on the best-selling children's book series by Annie Barrows, tells a delightful story about an unexpected friendship between two second-graders.
The pair never thought they'd be friends. Bean is loud and goofy. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. But when the girls pair up, there is mischief and laughter at every turn, and their hilarious capers celebrate the joys and thrills of friendship.