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The Hoedown Showdown – Oct 1

October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hawley Harvest Hoedown Concert Replaced With Hoedown Showdown

We’ve had a switcharoo and Harmony Presents is not producing the Hawley Harvest Hoedown Buegrass and Folk concert and the Hillbilly Gypsies are unfortunately unable to join us this year. However, we’ve got another show ready and romping to go! Harmony Presents will be assisting Sonusgrey Media and Productions in producing the first ever Hoedown Showdown as the finale of the Hawley Harvest Hoedown this year! Learn all about the Hoedown Showdown below!

Cavage & Sudigala

David Cavage (banjo, vocals) ranks among the finest banjo players and songwriters in bluegrass music today. According to Bluegrass Unlimited, “He sounds like Béla Fleck with an attitude.” Dave resides in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. He has been a member of many bands, including The Roots of Bluegrass, Appalachian Mountain Boys and was a co-founder of the Blue Merles. His banjo style has been called a work of brilliance and his influences include Tony Trischka, Allison Brown, Béla Fleck, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Dave is also a pioneer of online music lessons.

Josh Sudigala (guitar/vocals) began attending bluegrass festivals when he was too young to even play. His grandfather, an accomplished banjo player, took Josh to every bluegrass event in Pennsylvania. Despite his grandfather’s influence, at age 14, Josh began playing electric guitar, and rock ‘n roll. But within a few years, the bluegrass bug bit. Josh quickly transitioned into bluegrass, and more importantly, flatpicking. That quintessential bluegrass style has become his one true passion in life. Josh’s influences include Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, David Grier, Django Reinhardt and The Beatles.

The Dishonest Fiddlers

The Dishonest Fiddlers are an emerging acoustic folk band from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Bluegrass and Jug Band music are obvious influences that have helped to forge and inspire their unique, homegrown sound while providing a solid musical foundation. Socially conscious songwriting and old time sensibilities will open even the most discerning ear.

Formed in 2012 around the music and writing of Dave Brown, The Dishonest Fiddlers grew progressively and organically into what they are today. Solo and duo gigs were not uncommon in the early stages with Dave (Guitar and Harmonica) and Josh Kulick (Banjo and Dobro), or Dave and Ron Penska (Bass), playing gigs throughout Scranton and the surrounding areas. Eventually the three of them steadily joined forces to become the earliest incarnation of The Dishonest Fiddlers. As the original music of Dave began to mature and progress, the band realized a fourth member and second guitar would add just what the band was looking for. After many trials and errors, Patrick Casper was invited to a gig and right away the band was set with its current and final lineup.

In November of 2015, The Dishonest Fiddlers recorded their first full length album, due to release March 10th 2016, and continue to write and tour around Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Mountain Wave

“What you get when you mix Willie Floyd, Pink Nelson, Neil Armstrong and Louie Young – Mountain Wave”

“Country Punka Funka-Fied”

These are but a couple of the ways in which the Sullivan County based group Mountain Wave is described. Energetic, intense, tight, and rock n roll – their eclectic mix of alt country rock licks and hypnotic beats is sure to keep your feet tapping, while your eyes are transfixed on their coordinated melee against their instruments.

Their energy is coupled with a talent for three part harmonies, compelling songwriting and musical prowess. The guitar leads and creative effects of Timothy Gannon, the crashing cadences of Drummer Mark Switko and the solid playing and tone of bassist Chip Forelli will keep you engaged throughout.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at Doodles & Such located at 121 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428 on Thursdays-Saturdays from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 10am-4pm beginning Aug 26. When purchasing with cash or check in person, the additional appx. $2 online ticketing fee is avoided.


The Downtown Hawley Partnership


The Ritz Theater
512 Keystone Street
Hawley, PA 18428 United States
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