Ir­ish su­per­group co-founder, son of jazz great, folk icon high­light new Godfrey Daniels sea­son

The Morning Call - - ENTERTAINM­ENT NEWS - By John J. Moser

The co-founder of Ir­ish su­per­group So­las, the son of the late jazz bassist Jaco Pas­to­rius, and a folk mu­sic le­gend are among the high­lights of the fall sea­son of Godfrey Daniels, the live mu­sic lis­ten­ing room in Beth­le­hem, it was an­nounced Thurs­day.

The shows are among 17 an­nounced for Godfrey’s new sea­son. Tick­ets, at $10 to $40.50 per show, are on sale at god­frey­, at 610-867-2390 or by email­ing reser­va­[email protected] god frey

Winifred Ho­ran, the vi­o­lin­ist from So­las as well as female Celtic su­per­group Cher­ish the Ladies, will bring her new Celtic trio to God­freys on Oct. 27. Tick­ets are $25.50 in ad­vance and $30.50 at the door.

Per­form­ing Oct. 4 will be Felix

Pas­to­rius and his New York City rock/jazz/funk quin­tet, The Hip­ster As­sas­sins. Pas­to­rius, a bassist like his fa­ther, has worked with jazz fu­sion band the Yel­low­jack­ets, Grammy Award-win­ning sax player Jeff Cof­fin’s Mutet and rap­per A$AP Rocky.

The Hip­ster As­sas­sins also in­cludes other play­ers with ex­pe­ri­ence with le­gends of the in­dus­try.

And clas­sic folk singer Tom

Pax­ton, a Grammy Lifetime Achievemen­t Award win­ner whose ca­reer has spanned more than 50 years, will per­form Oct. 3. He’ll be joined by Gram­my­win­ning Nashville su­per­writ­ers Jon Vezner and Don Henry — known as The DonJuans — in a new writ­ing/per­form­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Tick­ets are $40.50 in ad­vance and $45.50 at the door.

Pax­ton, who has per­formed many times at Godfrey Daniels, was an in­te­gral part of the folk com­mu­nity of the early 1960s, and he con­tin­ues to in­flu­ence per­form­ers. His songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger, Bob Dy­lan, Dolly Par­ton, Wil­lie Nel­son and oth­ers.

The sea­son opens Friday with a dou­ble­header of The Vul­cans, a three-piece Amer­i­cana/folk rock band from Me­chan­ics­burg, and The Flat Wheels, a folk rock band born in the hills of Perry County. Tick­ets are $10.

The sea­son in­cludes other God­freys fa­vorites, such as Ir­ish rock group Glen­garry Bhoys, re­turn­ing Sept. 26 for the an­nual pre­view of Beth­le­hem’s Celtic Clas­sic fes­ti­val. Tick­ets are $15.50 in ad­vance and $20.50 at the door.

It also in­cludes acts per­form­ing at God­freys for the first time, such as Port­land, Ore­gon, singer­song­writer Anna Tivel on a bill with Maya de Vitry from the Lan­caster County acous­tic folk band The Stray Birds, on Nov. 8. Tick­ets are $18.50 in ad­vance and $23.50 at the door.

An­other high­light is the Oct. 25 re­turn of Kira Wil­ley of Beth­le­hem and her Pop-Up Choir.

Wil­ley will lead singers of all skill lev­els in an ar­range­ment of a con­tem­po­rary pop or folk song and the re­sult will be streamed live on­line. Tick­ets are $15.50 in ad­vance and $20.50 at the door.

Here’s the rest of the fall sched­ule: Sept. 7: Dan We­ber and Meghan Cary. $17.50 adv., $22.50 door. Sept. 13: Chris­tine Havrilla. $18.50, adv., $23.50 door. Sept. 14: Ward Hay­den & The Out­liers. $18.50 adv., $23.50 door Sept. 20: Dana Gaynor Band. $10.50. Sept. 21: Ab­bie Gard­ner. $18.50 adv., $23.50 door. Sept. 22: Rob­bie Fulks. $21.50 adv., $26.50 door. Oct. 5: Silk City. $18.50 adv., $23.50 door. Oct. 12: Roy Book Bin­der. $19.50 adv., $24.50 door. Oct. 18: Mark Stu­art and Sam St­ef­fen. $17.50 adv., $22.50 door. Oct. 19: Rachel Marie & The Prom­ise is Hope. $17.50 adv., $22.50 door. Oct. 26: Banna Lach Hal­loween Con­cert. $17.50 adv.; $22.50 door. Morn­ing Call Le­high Val­ley Mu­sic re­porter and colum­nist John J. Moser can be reached at 610-8206722 or [email protected]


Tom Pax­ton will play Godfrey Daniels this sea­son.

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