Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits

Tim and I were able to attend Grey Fox for the first time in 2013.  While we appreciated the High Meadow Stage with big names like Tim O’Brien, the Del McCoury Band and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, where we spent most of our time was at the Creekside Stage.  Creekside scheduled a few bands each day in their Emerging Artist Showcase sponsored by the Philadelphia Folk Festival and WFDU.

Laney Jones and her band played at the Creekside Stage on Friday and although the temperature was in the 90s with high humidity, we all forgot our discomfort as Laney built an immediate rapport with the audience. Laney has an infectious smile and obvious delight in sharing the music she’s written through her banjo, harmonica and vocals. There’s an ease she has on stage that comes from her years of performing musical theater.  Laney is currently studying songwriting, voice and American Roots Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma.

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Laney Jones at Grey Fox Music Festival – July 2013

We welcome Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits (Matthew Tonner, bass; Jacy Anderson, guitar; and Lars Thorson, fiddle) to Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, February 21, 2014.  Potluck at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm.  Suggested donations of $15-20 per person.  To RSVP, call/text 717-940-9311 or email Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.

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