Music in the Park: Lockport Drifters
Music in the Park concerts are held at Saint Mary’s Park Pavilion (218 N 15th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837) at 7 pm.
Rain Location for July 19 Concert: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N 5th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837
The Lewisburg Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts for their support of the Music in the Park concert series.
About Lockport Drifters:
Named for their favorite hangout on the west branch of the Susquehanna River, the Lockport Drifters is a three member acoustic string band that plays a variety of musical styles from traditional bluegrass and old timey favorites to classic rock, country, folk, and gospel standards. Best known for their strong vocals and harmony, relaxed performance style and reverence for fun, the group also adds unique arrangements and instrumentals to their traditionally spirited music.
Formed in 2001, the band has many years of combined experience playing for diverse audiences in a variety of venues throughout central Pennsylvania. Phil Reeder, a popular local talent and artist has been playing the area since the late 60’s. He is currently a member of several area bands and is equally well known for his solo performances. Dale Haines is a popular area guitar player known for his raucous vocals and humorous interaction with an audience. He and Reeder were former members of the Last Complete Show, a popular and award winning traditional bluegrass band with both TV and radio credits that toured PA and New York throughout the 1980’s and early 90’s. Member Phil Ponish has made the rounds playing bass and guitar in several popular area bands, past and present, performing classic and contemporary rock and county, southern rock, jazz, and swing. His Dobro (resophonic guitar) and old time country voice give the band a distinctive sound.
The Lockport Drifters make their homes in Clinton and Center counties and can be heard locally at various venues in Lock Haven, surrounding areas. Phil Ponish and Phil Reeder can be heard often in a variety of other local bands. Check for schedules at the following web site: https://tinyurl.com/y9jb25q7 Or just search: “Wix Phil Reeder”
Band members include: Phil Reeder: Bass, Harmonica, Vocals; Dale Haines: Guitar, vocals; and Phil Ponish: Dobro, vocals.