Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, 2019 ~


“As a little kid, blues meant hope, excitement, pure emotion. Blues were about feelings. They seem to bring out the feelings of the artist and they brought out my feelings as a kid. They made me wanna move, or sing, or pick up Reverend’s guitar and figure out how to make those wonderful sounds.” ― B.B….

Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival 2018


{Photos by Deb Schell created on March 11, 2018} I attended the 5th Annual Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival this past weekend. Check out my photos from some of the artists. More Photos

Rachel B


Rachel B, Pittsburgh-based musician, preformed in Downtown Lancaster during the annual festival, Lancaster Celebrate, on June 24, 2016. She’s a great singer/songwriter/musician and a good friend, so when she asked me to photograph her during this event, I was in 🙂 I usually dance to her music, but this time, I danced and photographed. Check…

Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival 2016


The Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival was held on Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28 in Lancaster Pennsylvania, USA.  This annual festival features artists from around the country and beyond. I was able to attend on Sunday and chose the venue Tellus 360. Featured Artists: Clarence Spady, Swamp Candy,  Hazmat Modine.   Click HERE…

HYP Italian Lake Concert Series – The Villones


Harrisburg Young Professionals is continuing a favorite tradition of live, outdoor music with the Italian Lake Summer Concert Series! The Villones The Villones, Dean and Vicki, have been performing together in a wide variety of venues for over ten years. While their musical skills enable them to perform a large variety of music, in many genres,…

Creekside Soul at Italian Lake


Creekside Soul at Italian Lake on June 22, 2014 Harrisburg Young Professionals presents the annual Italian Lake Summer Concert Series! About Creekside Soul: Reese and Wendy Crane (husband and wife duo) play covers from soulful sounds of Motown and Philly to Nashville-famous tunes. Check them out on Facebook. Two more concerts are schedule in August, details…

HYP Italian Lake Concert Series


Join me this summer at Italian Lake for this Concert Series hosted by Harrisburg Young Professionals! This FREE event will have some good music, so make sure to check it out! More Info Below~  

Peace Day Philly 2013 Video


Last year I participated in activities during International Day of Peace, and I wanted to document events during Philadelphia’s event that day, Peace Day Philly.  I attended “What Can You Do for Peace?” on Friday (Sept. 20) evening. The event was held at Hawthorn Park in Philly. Several people spoke that night, encouraging the crowd…

Artsfest, Day 3


I enjoyed the jazz music today and just relaxed, taking in the moment without documenting it (for the most part), so I didn’t create many photographs, but here are a few. Make sure to check out Artsfest Day 1, and Day 2 photo blogs. Click here for full photo gallery from all three days of…

Artsfest 2014, Day 2


Here’s photos from today’s adventures at Artsfest! Click here for yesterday’s blog post about Artsfest. Today I volunteered again, traveling from booth-to-booth, meeting artists briefly, and viewing their work. Click here for full photo gallery. Artists: Iva Vranova, Iva’s Whimsical Children’s Art, Bangor, PA Endless Adventure Glass Art, Edward & Carol Zeuch, Richmond, VA One…

Artsfest 2014 !~


This is my second year volunteering for Artsfest! (Click here for last year’s blog about volunteering) and I brought my camera, photographing the artists, artisan work, musician, food, and people who attended the event today. I’ll be at the event again the next two days, so more photos to come, but here’s some from today….

Acoustic Night at TGIF, Harrisburg


Hey hey, check it out. My local musician friends are now at TGIF on Union Deposit in Harrisburg for an Acoustic Night each Wednesday from 9-12 p.m. Make sure and stop, say hello and grab a drink. Featuring music by Houston Baker, Rhyne McCormick, Mitch Morrill, and John Kelly.

Peace Day Philly, Part 2


Here is the link to Part 1. As I arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday, I felt excited to be part of Peace Day Philly. I wanted to capture amazing people who were showing their support for peace. My plan was to photograph the “Global Minute for Peace” that was being held at Independence Mall between…

Peace Day Philly 2013, Part 1


Peace Day Philly started two years ago. It was a small, local idea, spurred by a global initiative to celebrate and embrace peace in the world. I was one year old in 1981, when Peace Day was adopted unanimously through a United Nations Resolution. It stated that the day should be devoted to commemorating and…

Houston Baker Q&A


      Houston Baker is a Harrisburg-based musician who plays at various locations in the Central Pennsylvania area.  His weekly gig on Tuesday’s is with Rhyne McCormick at MoMo’s BBQ & Grill, located in downtown Harrisburg. He also is playing at Arooga’s each Thursday until the end of the month.        I met Houston while hanging out with…

Kipona


I photographed the Kipona Wine, Arts, and Blues Festival last weekend, what a great time. The hot and humid weather didn’t stop me from getting there. Nor did the fact that I didn’t have anyone to join me, but sometimes the best experiences happen to me when I’m alone. No one to complain, or nag,…

Q&A with Chuck Britton, Host of Open Mic Night at MoMo’s


I met Chuck Britton while attending Open Mic Night at MoMo’s BBQ & Grill located on Market Street in downtown Harrisburg. Open Mic Night is every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Chuck also plays at Flinchy’s Bar on the weekends. During open mic night, I love hearing Chuck and others play, but I really wanted to…