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Pepper Street Band Schedule

2017

July 9

Hull's Landing on the Deck 6:30 - 9:30

July 14

Light Street Carnival    7:00 - 10:00

July 16

Pier 87   5:30 - 8:30

July 28

Post 617  S Wmspt   9:00 - 12:00

July 30

Hiawatha River Cruise    6:00 - 9:00

 

Pepper Street Band's schedule is filling up quickly so don't wait!  Contact Dr Dave Houseknect or Don Bastian, on Facebook and get Pepper Street Band for your club, establishment or event.

 

 

Cancer effects everyone whether directly or someone you know. Pepper Street is no different. Each person in the band has seen the devastation that this horrible disease causes. Our dear friend and drummer, Don Bastian, is now doing battle with this disease. He's started treatments a few weeks ago and is facing it with a great outlook and attitude. While he is undergoing treatment for the next 4-5 months, we will be utilizing a stunt drummer to fill in and give him all the time he needs to devote to beating this thing down. Don will be showing up at some gigs, if he feels up to it, and putting down the atomic percussion that he's known for and/or belting out his vocal stylings. We look forward to his full recovery and getting him back full time behind the drum kit. He has a great personal caretaker in his wife Mary, but it can't hurt to send him a little extra strength at this time. We're all hoping for a quick, complete total healing for Don. Go to our Facebook page and send "The Fork" some encouragement!

 

Watching The Wheels Tour 2017

As we all get a little order, we soon realize that the constant crazy pace these times demand of each of us is senseless. John Lennon's song of the same title is a great reminder to us all that there is nothing wrong with stepping back out of the rat race and enjoying life for the gift that it is. Family, friends all trump money and prestige. Because in the end you realize that those you hold close are the treasures that matter most. So this year we're encouraging everyone to take some time out of the constant grind of things to listen to the music, and dance like there is no tomorrow.

lennon imgAh, people ask me questions
Lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there's no problem
Only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and they look at me, as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

- John Lennon 1980


  July 2017

GONE.. SOLD OUT JUST LIKE A PAUL MCCARTNEY CONCERT!! HOPE YOU GOT YOUR TICKETS AND WE'LL SEE YOU ON THE BOAT FOR WHAT IS SURE TO BE AN EVENT!!

HIAWATHA CRUISE WILL BE 3 HOURS NOT TWO! ALL FOR THE SAME TICKET PRICE OF $10.00!!! CONTACT DON OR DAVE ASAP! DON'T MISS THIS!

 

GREAT NEWS FROM DON TODAY. THE DR. IS VERY HAPPY WITH HIS PROGRESS FROM THE TREATMENTS AND THE PROGNOSIS SOUNDS EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD. HE WILL STILL BE GETTING TREATMENTS THROUGH JULY, BUT ALL IS SOUNDING GREAT AND HE SHOULD BE BACK WITH THE BAND IN AUGUST HOPEFULLY!!

Bert Smeal, from Brothers and Others, as well as many other bands will be filling in for Don during his treatments. Bert's finesse on the skins is legendary and we're honored that he can fill in temporarily.

Sunday at Pier 87 was over the top crazy! Cars were parked up and down Route 87 because the parking lot was full. Don was back for a full set sounding like he just got off the kit last week! The crowd was ready to party and dance, so what else could we do but give it to hard!! We are off this week, but back at Post 617 on Friday the 28th from 9:00 - 12:00, then on Sunday the 30th, the 3 HOUR CRUISE on the Hiawatha! Good times all around! Hey on Saturday, Pete's band, Banned Together, will be at the floating stage in Lock Haven, check them out.

Who is Pepper Street Band

Pepper Street Band plays an eclectic mix of 50s, 60s, 70s and some 80s classic rock and a bit of country.  All danceable, toe tapping music you know and love.  Pepper Street Band is currently made up of Dr. Dave Houseknecht, (guitar, bass, keyboard and vocals),Pete Codispoti, (keyboard, percussion, bass, vocals), Don Bastian (drums, vocals) and Bob Yoas, (bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals). NEW addition, Sandy Barrett (vocal, acoustic guitar)! Sandy has been singing around the area for quite a while. Noteably in a duo with Danny Kimble. Look for more info on Sandra coming soon. Each of these musicians have years of musical experience.  Check out more about them on the WHO ARE WE page of the website

 

From the Warped Minds of Pepper Street

A monthly article(s) on a wide variety of musically based questions, thoughts, lists, jokes, comedy, etc. from the questionably sound minds of the guys in the band.  You'll never know what to expect from this page.  Check out the WARPED MINDS page of this website.

HO HO HO HEE HEE HEE HAA HAA HAA! ; )

The Pepper Street Juke Box Page

A complete list of all the songs that Pepper Street Band currently plays as well as songs we're thinking about adding.  There's even an email address for you to send us songs you'd like us to learn.  Check it out on THE JUKE BOX PAGE of this website.