Guitarist drummer duo behemoth out to destroy!
For more than a decade, North of Mason Dixon, aka NOMaD has been one of the region’s premier recording and live acts. This six-piece band mixes the best of modern and classic country with timeless classic rock in a high-energy show that always leaves audiences wanting more.
Over the course of their 10-plus-year history, NOMaD has supported hundreds of national acts, including Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Phil Vassar, etc. and was selected as Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star winner in 2008, resulting in an opening slot for the country superstar at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. The band has also been a featured artist at several of the region’s biggest events, including Pittsburgh’s Dollar Bank Jamboree, Regatta, Light Up Night, First Night, and Pyrofest, and has worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and a wide range of charity organizations in the region. Their touring schedule also successfully navigates the fair, festival, casino, and corporate circuits, as well as larger clubs in the eastern and southeastern regions of the country.
NOMaD’s debut CD "Born and Raised" charted nationally with singles reaching #78 and #82 respectively, while their second self-titled release, produced a national and international charting single in "American Boy", which was also used in a national ad for Supercuts Radio. The song’s subsequent video won the national Mello Yello "One Track Find" competition, which garnered the band a significant monetary prize and was used in prominent online advertising. NOMaD also released an acoustic EP in 2013, as well as a four-song, digital Christmas EP in 2014. Currently, the band is in pre-production for their third full-length CD, which slated for release in 2016.
David August - Lead Vocals
Jason Pfeifer - Lead Guitars, Background Vocals
Bobby Kunkel - Drums, Percussion, Background/Lead Vocals
George Elliott - Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
“Suitcase” Johnny Waclo - Rhythm Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Luke Zacherl- Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Background Vocals
The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Band members Gary Antol, Libby Eddy, Ed Croft and Joe Dep hail from the mountains and river towns of southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Original blazing bluegrass is alive and Well Strung. This group of talented songwriters and Pickers all contribute lead and harmony vocals to create a fresh, unique progressive bluegrass.
Four CDs of original music, high energy shows, creative rock and country covers, and a mountain of laughter makes for a memorable show.