As you might have already known, Erie Reader Managing Editor Ben Speggen is a WSEE Newswatch at Noon star.
And just like most every week over the past year, the pride and joy of Carmichaels, Pa. stopped by the set of WSEE and spouted off a few events that all you Erieites could go out and enjoy this weekend because, well, he’s swell and wants you all to have a good time, just like the rest of the Reader crew.
Well, there was a day this weekend that snagged my attention – May 11 – for two reasons. One, it’s my sister’s birthday (happy early birthday, Lauren!) and two, there are a trio of music-making acts coming together for one jolly good show at the crooked i. Now, you Newswatchers may already know about the Shotgun Jubilee, Claire Stuczynski, and NorthTown Station gig kicking off at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, but for those of you that were in the dark until roughly 25 words ago, now you’ve got your plans made for some fun.
On the off chance that some of you don’t know much about this trio, don’t worry, I’m here to help. If you want a good ol’ folk feel with a jam band backbone, then Shotgun Jubilee might be right up your alley. If you’re feeling the mood to catch some tunes from a talented singer/songwriter backed up by some of Erie’s best musicians, then Claire Stuczynski could be your thing (Bonus – May 11 is Claire’s birthday as well). How about a harder-rocking band with some Americana soul? Well, NorthTown Station may be your destination.
Of course, if all three sound good to you, then you’ve stumbled upon something that should be most pleasing to you, so congratulations on finding yourself something to do on the Internet. Lord knows there are some terrifying things you could have discovered if you had not happened on this post first.