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:

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



p27tfs said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Hexfest said...

Hey ~ We are looking forward to a fun party at the Bean on Sat Nov 27~ Steve Walker & Friends CD Release Party ~ please note our website is ~ the link that is posted on the blog is for another Steve Walker ~ we'll see everyone 11/27 8pm at the Bean!