An evening of Bluegrass music by The Travis Wetzel Trio will be held at St. John Center Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.
Travis Wetzel is a dynamic musician. His music includes Celtic, Native American, gospel and country along with Bluegrass music. He is a lead fiddler but you will find him playing the mandolin, guitar and doing vocals. He has worked on countless recording projects and has performed and recorded with artists such as Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson and Mac Wiseman. He now resides in the Nashville, Tn. area and plays with Jesse McReynolds, performing at bluegrass festivals and on the Grand Ole Opry. He has performed at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C. for the House of Representatives with Congressman Ben ”Cooter” Jones of the Dukes of Hazzard fame. He had a lead part in the Johnny Cash musical “Ring of Fire” at the Roxy Theater in Clarksville, Tn. Travis can be heard almost every week on The Grand Ole Opry with the legendary Jesse McReynolds. Jesse first introduced Travis to the Opry with Jim & Jesse in October, 2002.
Ron Greenstein and Bob Sutor comprise the “Friends”. Ron began his career playing bass for a local band and then moved on to play with the legendary Tanner Brothers, Bucks County Grass, Skoolkil Express and Borderline. He has toured Europe and the USA with the Lewis Brothers and currently plays bass with Tom Paxton and The Chad Mitchell Trio. Bob Sutor has been playing 5-String banjo for over 30 years. He is a member of the Bluegrass band Borderline. Bob was recently a cast member in the show Nashville City Limits at the American Music Theater, where he played banjo, guitar and dobro. Listen for some hot banjo solos.
The program will be outdoors in the grove, so bring your chair. In case of rain, the program will be indoors. There will be sandwiches, snacks and drinks to benefit the youth. A free will offering will be received. The church is located a few miles south of Bowmansville, along Route #625. GPS address: 599 Reading Road, East Earl, Pa. 17517