Wade Preston of "Movin' Out!" the Broadway show and Billy Joel's back-up delivers an impeccable show with your favorite tunes and original compositions. It's not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention but Mr. Preston can drop a stadium full of jaws. Truly spell-binding and a favorite among Harmony Presents audiences, get your tickets now to the early or late show before there aren't any left!
Wade did virtually all the rehearsals and sound checks for Billy Joel‘s historic Last Play at Shea performances, job description “Stunt Billy.”
Wade performed at the PA Inauguration Ball in Washington D.C. for President Obama, Vice President Biden and PA Governor Rendell.
Prior to Movin’ Out, Wade was well known on the west coast as the preeminent boogie pianist, revered for his rollicking performances, stunning technical abilities and spirited versatile singing.
He is now returning to his roots with a new City-Country band called Shotgun Wedding, with members of the Movin’ Out Band and Billy Joel‘s band, leaving the eclectic variety of styles he sings and plays to his frequent solo concerts and master classes.
Known for their tight harmonies, Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish recently released their fourth album Tangled Country featuring songs that are raw and engaging. The Honey Dewdrops are the Virginia-based roots duet of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. With a blend of new Americana and traditional folk, they create inspired songs rooted in the experiences and lives of everyone. It's music made in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with a sparse Appalachian clarity on every song. On stage, the Honey Dewdrops dynamically blend their instruments and voices by singing and playing into a single microphone. There is a high lonesome quality to the way their voices join that is familiar, yet the mixture is unique. In their own way, the duo fills the room with energy and emotion that linger long after the show. “Their talent is such that it's quite possible that a new band recording in the year 2020 might cite the Honey Dewdrops as a prime influence.” - Bluegrass Unlimited MagazineGet Tickets!
Caleb Hawley is a multifaceted singer and songwriter, currently residing in Harlem of New York City. Citing his two greatest influences as Randy Newman and Prince, he leaves a lot of room for possibility in the genre spectrum.
Raised in Minneapolis by a family of preachers and therapists, Hawley's family fueled his on-stage charisma and perceptive, witty lyrics. “Growing up in an a capella church, we weren't allowed to use instruments. It forced everyone to learn how to sing harmony," Hawley says. “We mostly sang old hymns, which is probably what drew me to gospel and eventually soul music."
Hawley spent his early 20's touring the country with only an acoustic guitar and his dog Fargo. In those years, Hawley racked up hundreds of gigs, along with multiple songwriting awards for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Telluride Troubadour Competition, SongCircle Contest and more. Nowadays, a full band heightens the energy of the live show across the country. “I used to love playing solo, in listening rooms," Hawley admits, “but as of late I prefer to get people thinking on their feet, rather than in a chair."
Near the end of Huckleberry Finn¸ Huck announces, “But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.” Through Huck's longing for the Territory ahead, Mark Twain transformed the ending of a story into an invitation that has come to define the American imagination. In his words we come to the conclusion of a story as one comes to the top of a mountain—to behold where we've been, and where we've yet to go.
The Show Ponies offer such vistas of the imagination on their newest EP, Run for Your Life (2014). Channeling the momentum of a few momentous years, founding ponies Andi Carder (lead vocals, banjo) and Clayton Chaney (lead vocals, bass) weave story and song with the same charm, pathos, and boldness that brought them from Texas and Arkansas to California where the Show Ponies were founded in 2011. Like so many iconic American voices over the generations, Carder grew up singing in church and performing in musical theater—musical heritage often apparent in performing what she likes to call “folk sassgrass.” Chaney's musical upbringing compliments Carder's sensibilities in drawing on the deep wells of country and folk. The themes of his songwriting echo his penchant for wanderlust: “Being on the road is the most exciting thing for me. I love waking up in a different place every morning.”Get Tickets!
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