Summer 2017

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by JoAnn Morrell

I was reminded yesterday on Facebook memories that it’s been 8 years since I opened for the late Richie Havens at the Miller Center in Reading and a magical night it was.  The band and I are having a lazy summer and won’t be performing until August.  All of us are in several other bands as well so we’ll be busy playing in our other bands and working on other projects.  I’m starting to add solo shows into my repertoire and just finished my third one, this last time at the Swarthmore Market.  With every musical configuration  I exercise different musical muscles so it keeps everything interesting and keeps me growing as a musician.  Check out our show listings and come on out and see me alone or with the band or with my buddy Amy Sutryn in our duo Blue Picket Fence!  You’ll find them all posted on the Shows page.

opening for Richie Havens in 2009

opening for Richie Havens in 2009

Summer 2015

Posted on August 16th, 2015 by JoAnn Morrell

Hi everyone,  Hope you’re having a fantastic summer!  We had a great show last month outside on the deck at St. Peters Bakery on the night of the full blue moon.  This month we are playing for the first time at 4th St. Cafe in Morgantown.  This is a BYOB venue and they have great homemade fool available for purchase.  Hope to see you at 4th St. Cafe!

Side Projects

Posted on September 2nd, 2013 by JoAnn Morrell

Hi all,

October 11th, 2013 will be the debut of my duo with Amy Sutryn.  We call ourselves ‘Blue Picket Fence’ and we’ll be playing at St. Peters Bakery.  Details on Show page.  We play originals and lots of great covers.  Guitar and banjo and lots of great harmonies.

I will also be doing a solo evening at Listen Live Music in Macungie.  I will be one of four singer/songwriters playing my songs.  This evening is modeled after the renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.  I have one new song for the occasion.  Details on show page.

Hope you’ve had a fantastic summer!   All the best, JoAnn

7th Annual Landhaven Gig!!!

Posted on March 25th, 2013 by JoAnn Morrell

I couldn’t remember so I looked back through my calendars and this will be our 7th performance in this fabulous venue.  Donna and Ed create the most welcoming environment and the night is always magical for us.  We look forward to it every year and we’ve been working on new candies for your listening ears!!  Hope to see you!  Spend the night!  It’s a great place to hang and rejuvenate.

Have a great summer!

Posted on June 12th, 2012 by JoAnn Morrell

Hi everyone,

We’re playing this Friday at St. Peters Bakery and again in August.  In the interim Ernie and I will be on the road for a month, heading out to New Mexico and Colorado.  Our first stop will be in Floyd, Virginia, home of the famous Friday night Jamboree.   Have a wonderful summer!  All the best, JoAnn

Festivals

Posted on September 13th, 2011 by JoAnn Morrell

HI everyone…..in addition to our concerts we’ll be playing a couple of festivals.  We’ll be playing on Saturday September 24th from 11:30 AM- 12:15 at a poetry festival in Reading.  Still don’t know exactly where we’ll be playing.  The other is Saturday October 1st at the Apple Festival in Hellertown.  Details to come for that.  Hope you had a great summer!  JoAnn

Summer 2011

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 by JoAnn Morrell

Hi all…we’re getting ready to do a few shows.  Ernie and I will be playing as a duo this weekend in two locations.  We’re doing a few songs (15 minutes on stage) at the annual JerryFest on Friday the 4th and then we’ll be playing all evening on Saturday the 5th, again as a duo, at Good Eatz Green Cafe in West Reading.  You can hear the whole band on Saturday August 13th at my sister’s house in Wyomissing Hills.  It’s going to be great playing outside and there’s a pool if you feel like swimming while you listen. Details for all the shows are on our calendar.  Hope to see you!  Best, JoAnn

Some photos from our show on March 4, 2011

Posted on March 8th, 2011 by JoAnn Morrell

Here are some great photos taken by our new friend Karl McWherter at Frecon’s Hard Bean this past Friday in Boyertown.

JoAnn groovin' on the bass

JoAnn groovin' on the bass

Mike and John soloing

Mike and John soloing

Communing

Communing

Ernesto and Henry

Ernesto and Henry

John and JoAnn

John and JoAnn

cool cat Miguel with the red hat!

cool cat Miguel with the red hat!

Next show is May 21st at Landhaven Bed and Breakfast / awesome listening room in Huffs Church, PA.  Hope you can join us.

Winter 2011

Posted on January 18th, 2011 by JoAnn Morrell

Hi everyone,

Finally getting to updating the website and putting up show dates for the next few months.  We’ll be excited to start playing again after the holiday/winter hiatus.  I’ve been busy working on a solo effort and have been honing down my list of original songs (I have too many for an album!) and then I’m going to start recording in a month or two.  I’m working with my mentor/teacher Ken Gehret, who can play just about any instrument there is.  We’ve been having a wonderful time playing the songs together, experimenting with instrumentation and the sound we’d like to achieve on each piece.  So…..stay tuned!  Hope all is well and happy and healthy with you.  Best wishes for the new year!!!!  JoAnn  Here’s a link to a recent open mic with my song ‘Jamboree’ for your enjoyment.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUb48jMc7r8

Penn Street Market Videos

Posted on October 6th, 2010 by JoAnn Morrell

We recently played at the Penn Street Market in Reading, the last one of the season, they start up again next June.  We made a new friend in Peter Mitchell and here are 4 videos that he put together from our performance.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/petermitchell533