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by Kathleen Black
The annual Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival is winding up with many events through January 29th, a highlight being the Winter Festival Concert. This year’s benefit show, which will be held at the Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater at New Hope-Solebury High School on Friday, January 27th at 8:00pm, showcases many musicians with a local connection.
As he has done for the past eight years, New Hope singer/songwriter John Danaher will be producing the concert. He will be sharing the stage with childhood friend David Uosikkinen, drummer for the rock band The Hooters. David has formed a new band called In the Pocket with a rotating lineup of some of Philadelphia’s most talented performers.
Joining David will be Rob Hyman and John Lilley from The Hooters, Tommy Conwell from Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Richard Bush of The Peace Creeps (and former lead singer of The A’s), Charlie and Richie Ingui of Soul Survivors, Cliff Hillis of IKE, Jay Davidson, who has played sax with Steve Winwood, and TJ Tindall, a session player for Gamble & Huff who has worked with Bonnie Raitt and Robert Palmer, among others.
William Wittman, who plays bass guitar in the Cyndi Lauper Band, has recently been added to the show, and radio personality Pierre Robert from WMMR will be the Master of Ceremonies. The opening performance will be by Danaher and his acoustic band, The Quietmen.
“We do traditional Irish/American music, we do bluegrass, some swing jazz, your basic singer/songwriter genre. We try to cover a lot of bases,” John said of his band.
“We’re featuring the Galway Girls, who are Terry Kane and Cate Mahony, on a couple songs also,” John continued. “It promises to be a great show!”
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