Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Holidays

from all of us


Frecon’s Hard Bean

Artist Profile: Fallen Troubadours

From Hamburg, PA featuring previous members of Suns of IvyThe Fallen Troubadours jangling good time sound has been described as a “Byrd lovers, 60’s garage rock party that burst in present day Brooklyn”. On a regular basis the band hosts a sold out bus trip to destination gigs in Philly and New York carting dedicated followers. The Fallen Troubadours bring their original sound to Frecon’s Hard Bean on December 18.


December 2010

Dec. 3 - Boyertown Holiday Open House Tour

6-8pm – Jenny Frecon’s Holiday Piano Recital

9pm - Boyertown Holiday Brass Band

Dec. 4 – Dead Horse Band www.myspace.com/deadhorsepa

Dec. 10 - Squid Films www.squidfilms.com

w/ special guests The Midway

Dec. 11 - Aces Wild featuring Ace Filipini of the King Pins and nationally touring Reach Around Rodeo Clowns


w/ special guests Troy Allen www.myspace.com/roughtoothmusic

Dec. 17 - Jeremy Simon Christmas Tour

w/ Special Guests from Calling Out Closer


Dec. 18 - Fallen Troubadours


Dec 23rd 5:30 PM – 9 PM. Private Party – email to book yours.

Dec. 24 & 25 – CLOSED – Happy Holidays!!

Dec. 31 & Jan 1 - TBA


Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 2010

Artist Profile: Ike Wilder

To most fans Ike Wilder is known as the front man for The Wilders from Kansas City, MS. Over the past 13 years the band has toured professionally planting their folk & country music roots throughout the Midwest, Northwest and Europe gaining much respect and attention from adoring, enthusiastic fans.

In 2006, Ike & his wife Carrie moved to Berks County where Carrie took a job as a professor in the Art education wing at Kutztown University.

In an effort to find like-minded friends, not to dissimilar to their KC posy of bohemian music community enthusiasts endearingly referred to as ‘The Rural Grit’, Carrie began to Google local Berks County bands. Her research uncovered several that sparked an interest including The Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Frog Holler and Society Beat. Upon further discovery she noticed a common thread in Daniel Bower. Without hesitation she set her husband and Daniel up on a ‘blind buddy date’ or “blind bromance” as Bower puts it. “With our wide spanned enthusiasm for bands ranging from Bill Monroe to Snoop Dog, we we’re instant bros. We decided to get together on Friday afternoons when The Wilders weren’t touring to listen to records, share tour stories, pick guitars, go for convertible rides, and maybe drink some beer. It’s been a few years, suddenly, and we know all these songs and have a bunch of stories. They sound good, so, why not play ‘em out!?” Bower reasons. “It’s such a treat to have a real pro, someone of whom I’d otherwise just be a fan, as a best bud. Getting to play together is the cherry on top.”

Ike Wilder featuring Daniel Bower (The Manatawny Creek Ramblers & Frog Holler) play at Frecons Hard Bean Friday November 5. Special guest Jon Bensing will open the evening. Music starts at 8. Tickets are $5 at the door.


November 2010

11/5 – Ike Wilder featuring Daniel Bower

w/ special guest John Bensing

(acoustic, Americana, folk)


11/6 – The Kevin Spyker (from Land of the Look Behind)

(acoustic indie folk)


11/12 - Erik DeStito Memorial Benefit

featuring live music by Project Wendigo


Waterfae Readings (tarot readings)

“relaxation station” with massage therapy,

Chinese Auction, Face-painting, board games, and coloring

early start: 7-11pm, NO BYOB

donations accepted to pay for funeral costs
more info:

11/13 – The Mercy Beats

(Beatles Tribute Band)

11/19 – Rhythm Road


11/20 – John Austin &

Maggie Spike



(for info on private event rentals email: mofoproductions@mail.com

11/27 – Steve Walker & Friends ‘CD Release Party’