West Branch 3 makes its much-anticipated return to downtown Waynesboro for our final event of the 2022 Summer Concert Series brought to you by Mainstreet Waynesboro and the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro.
West Branch 3 is a string band that dabbles in bluegrass, old-time, and Appalachia with some other flavors of music mixed in.
Members include Jon Kettomen (upright bass and vocals), Brian Lutz (banjo, guitar, and vocals), and Brad Munn (fiddle, guitar, and vocals).
Music Makers invites the public to come enjoy the area’s top music acts performing live at 46 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
Music Makers is owned and operated by the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro.
It is a community hub for musicians of all kinds, with Live Music every Friday year-round, Open Mic Nights, a Songwriters Forum, and other workshops and events.
Friday, June 10 – Johnny Calamari & Brad Munn 5:30 – 8 pm John Lanehart aka “Johnny Calamari” is a Waynesboro native who has gained notoriety for playing bass in various regional and national bluegrass, roots, and rock bands. Brad Munn has been playing guitar and other musical instruments for nearly 30 years. His repertoire includes many genres, such as classic country, bluegrass, folk, blues and occasionally, rock.
Friday, June 17 – Sussman, Jankura & Hepfer 5:30 – 8 pm Sussman, Jankura and Hepfer features Andrew Sussman, Ken Jankura, and Sam Hepfer playing jazz standards, originals, and tunes from the Great American Songbook.
Sunday, June 19 – Waynesboro Bluegrass Hootenanny 2 – 5 pm Down home bluegrass music led by Johnny Calamari and Brad Munn. Bring your bluegrass instruments and enjoy the pick! This is an event you will not want to miss.
Friday, June 24 – Tresa Day & Joel Newman 5:30 – 8 pm Both are passionate about Soul, Blues and Jazz tunes, this duo has reignited their musical partnership. They’ve worked together in quartet and duo forms, bringing a carefree and spontaneous element to whichever genre they tackle.
Friday, July 1 – Dino Delray Trio 5:30 – 8 pm Their music is a blended style that draws from a diverse palette of musical influences. Blues, vintage country, rockabilly, 1960’s popular music, and standards are all in the mix that creates Americana music at its best.
The Arts Alliance is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we are delighted to share these types of musical events with our community.
Who loves music? We know you do! And luckily for you, it’s ANOTHER week for Music Spotlight! On this week’s edition of Music Spotlight, we introduce to you, Mr. Brian Shermeyer.
Brian comes from Waynesboro, PA, one of the fine towns that make up Franklin County. Brian is a seasoned musician with an MBA in music! However, a majority of his training and skills were sharpened via touring in the 70s and 80s. He’s collaborated with numerous musicians playing a variety of musical styles such as jazz, funk, rock, and country. More recently though, Brian has returned to writing, composing and performing music. And currently he collaborates with another local musician named Brad Munn. Together they make up the duo “The Tone Riders”.
Brian is also an active member of the Waynesboro Arts Alliance. He makes up one of the members of the Singer-songwriters group that meets in Music Makers of Waynesboro and he also attends their open mics. In being a member of these groups, it has instilled an inspiration for Brian to continue honing his craft as a songwriter. As a result, he created a YouTube page in February of this year.
Brian’s YouTube channel is a platform for which he shares his originals. His pieces feature improvisations common within jazz music. It makes for an unpredictable journey through his songs. The lyrics pose complex sentences and thoughts that leave listeners thinking and wanting to breakdown concepts behind the song. Listeners will tap into their introspections, their heart and soul as well as their spirituality.
Interested in listening to Brian’s work? Go to his YouTube page by searching “Brian Shermeyer Music”.
For a taste here is Brian’s song “You Never Know,” listen here.