Musicians

Alexis Cunningham

A talented singer-songwriter who represented her native West Virginia in NBC’s America Song Contest. After relocating to Philadelphia, she has collaborated with Eric Bazillian of The Hooters, as well as Sweden’s iconic Niklas Strömstedt. For just a glimpse of her talent, give a listen to her song from America Song Contest Working on a Miracle?

Neve Gorman

Our latest Rising Star, Neve favors covers of folk and rock tunes, all lovingly performed on her acoustic guitar.

Jackie Covatta

Soulful acoustic, rhythm & blues rock for all ages from 60's to current.

Lauren Mendelsohn

Lauren is a talented singer-songwriter and performer from Bryn Mawr, PA, signed to Winding Way Records in 2022. Whether it's originals or cover songs, Lauren’s sultry and evocative voice stirs heart-felt emotion in her lyrics, conveying the ups and downs of life. Joining Lauren on the stage (porch) will be Jack Mendelson on guitar and Ed McNellis on Keyblaord.

Matt Rosato

A Paoli native and now residing in Massachusetts, Matt Rosato is an acoustic guitarist, as well as a singer-songwriter who performs songs from the classic rock to today. Catch a terrific sample of this very talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.

Minerva

Minerva is a 6-piece band whose original music delivers messages of hope embedded in emotionally driven rock. Much like their namesake, the lead singers of Minerva combine both their passion for music with a desire to inspire and heal others. As a cover band, Minerva pay tribute to some of our favorite artists such as Pat Benatar, Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello, Alicia Keys and more.

M/C Project

Mark T Alberici is a producer, songwriter, recording artist and guitarist from Philadelphia. As a lead guitarist, Mark has performed with Robert Hazzard and the Heroes, Paragon, Storyteller, and PathToZen Garden and is now currently recording with his new projects The Oversizedgroove and live band The M/C project. His music is available on Spotify, Amazon Music,YouTube, Apple Music etc. Vocalist Cynthia Bagola brings her soulful bluesy voice to every note. She can also be found singing in a Jerry Garcia Tribute Band. Mark and Cynthia formed the M/C Project to support each other’s original compositions.

Bloomer

Bloomer, a four-piece acoustic band, performs songs a wide variety of musical genres including rock 'n roll, jazz, blues, folk rock, and Standards from the Great American Songbook. Bloomer's repertoire includes original music as well as creative covers.

Jimi Kenrick

Philadelphia musicians creating new music and twisting unexpected covers. Acoustic & electric trio playing Bluegrass, Rock & Roll, and Blues. Setting the groove in Philadelphia bands for decades.

Doc Rachlin

A mix of folk/country/blues and telling of a story or two. Very mellow. All acoustic. Think Tom Rush/ Gordon Lightfoot/ James Taylor. (Without the fame…or riches…sigh.)

Jay Carlis & The Barrel Fires

Catchy original Americana rock tunes with beautiful male/female harmonies and lyrics that dig deep below the surface. The bands' sound and songwriting is inspired by Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter, Drive-by-Truckers and His Golden Messenger. Jay has released two solo albums and the band has released two EPS, all available on all the streaming platforms.

Fairmount Strings

Described as “likable and warmhearted” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and “expert to the point of perfection” by the Chestnut Hill Local, the Fairmount String Quartet is dedicated to bringing the intimacy and vitality of chamber music to diverse audiences and is committed to performing classical works of historically under-performed composers in addition to those in the standard classical repertoire, works by women composers, and works in diverse genres including pop, jazz, folk, and Latin music.

TC3

TC3 is an acoustic trio which puts its spin on Americana, Folk and even some Classic Rock tunes in addition to original music written by Terri Camilari Making their mark on familiar tunes is what they provide using Guitar, Ukulele and Violin, strong vocals and new but intriguing arrangements.

The Baldwin B-Flats

The B-Flats are a competitive, auditioned a cappella ensemble from The Baldwin School. In Bryn Mawr. They sing a variety of musical styles, including pop, music theater, classical, and contemporary choral works. The group gigs regularly and is involved in a music exchange program with Ordrup Gymnasium from Denmark. In addition to singing as a select ensemble, each of the members of the B-Flats is also a part of the Baldwin School Chorus. They are under the direction of Lee Hagon-Kerr, the Upper School choral director at Baldwin.

The Larks

The Larks, founded in 1961, and the longest running outreach program of the Junior League of Philadelphia, is an a cappella group of volunteer women. From September to June, they perform throughout the Delaware Valley at a variety of venues.

Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Group

Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Meetup Group is a free jam group that promotes ukulele playing, activities, and music education. We hold online and in-person events. Our repertoire is eclectic and includes pop music from many eras and styles. Join us! We love new players. The ukulele is a very approachable instrument. They say you can’t be unhappy while playing a ukulele! It’s true!

St. Katharine's Youth Chorus

Under the direction of Dr. Latham and Mrs. Stephanie Twohig the St. Katharine's Youth Chorus will be in their 8th season this coming school year. This group is comprised of teens from public, private and parochial high schools and colleges. These talents teens lead worship and accompany at the various masses throughout the year and at our once a month Youth Mass.

Happy Little Train Wreck

Happy Little Train Wreck has been playing music together for over 13 years now. Representing three generations of musical influence. In that time we’ve tried to put our spin on all genres of music, Polka to Punk. Primarily with two acoustic guitars and an upright bass creating the bed for beautiful vocals.

Rob Tait

Whether he's serenading from behind the drums or the guitar, Rob Tait's Americana // folk-pop style can mend the ache of a broken heart or make you stomp and holler until your shoes fall off. Born and raised in the pine barrens of New Jersey, Rob Tait's music combines his Americana/folk/singer-songwriter vocal style with his deep-rooted love and education of rhythm and the drums. Featuring mostly original music, Rob's band features guitar, pedal steel, bass, and drums, and vocal harmonies. Rob and his band are incredibly excited to be a part of South Wayne PorchFest for the very first time.

Rented Mule

A foot-stompin’ blend of bluegrass & country music, from traditional favorites to contemporary sounds. Combines guitars, mandolin, banjo, steel guitars, fiddle & bass with heartfelt vocals.

Deck5

A classic rock and pop cover band, playing music from the late 60’s to today, covering bands such as CCR, Tom Petty, Steve Miller Band and the Black Keys. Everything you want to hear and more.

Rick's Office Band

Rick's Office Band is a Classic and Blues Rock Band playing covers from the last 5 decades. Our music focuses on vocal harmonies and melodic guitar leads. Our music covers music by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Sknyrd, and many more. We have been playing the Chester County area for the last 6 years and we are thrilled to make our 4th visit to the South Wayne Porchfest.

Rebecca & The City

Rebecca & the City was born in 2019 in the humble town of Manayunk, PA, where Rebecca (vox/guitar), Steve (keys), and Mark (drums/guitar) met on the Open Mic circuit. Since then, they've been performing their lovesick pop-rock bangers around the Philly area. Check out their music on Spotify and Youtube, with more recorded music planned for release around the end of the year. Follow @rebeccaandthecity on Instagram for the most up-to-date news on their live shows and new music.

Main Line Singers

We are the chorus of your community! Made up of your neighbors and friends, this new and growing group sings accompanied arrangements of upbeat tunes from Broadway, Hollywood and popular music, from Anything Goes to Hamilton to Frank Sinatra to Queen - and everything in between!

Lost Northern Tribe

Lost Northern Tribe

Americana mixologists specializing in a world gumbo of honky-tonkaccordi on and zydeco infused rock and blues. Occasionally, some Irish & TexMex added to the stew.

The Agnes Irwin Bel Cantos

The Bel Cantos are the a cappella ensemble from The Agnes Irwin Upper School. We perform music from all genres and styles - from the most contemporary to madrigals from the 16th century. We represent our school performing throughout the area at charity events, community functions, and choral festivals.

The Chaperones

The Chaperones are a rock trio based in Lower Merion. The group is fronted by the husband-and-wife team of Brian Richardson and Rebecca Raber and backed by their friend Curtis Zimmermann on drums. A cover band, the group taps into the history of rock by playing songs from the 1950s through the 2020s. Their repertoire includes tracks by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, the Talking Heads, the Pixies, Jenny Lewis and Taylor Swift.

Dead Band

Dead Band honors the music of the Grateful Dead by taking their own interpretation of the music that millions have grown to love and listen to!

The Shoeshiners

The Shoeshiners play an eclectic mix of bluesy Americana Roots Rock including some original songs. Songs feature acoustic and electric guitars driven by a Cajon drum with a lot of harmonica color thrown in. For a little spice we'll add in a banjo and an electric cigar box slide guitar.

The Stay at Home Band

The Stay At Home Band formed during the Covid pandemic in 2020. Our goal is to provide a little musical entertainment. We play Folk and old Rock & Pop. We have written and published a couple of songs. Hope you enjoy!

The Percolators

Smell the beignets! Taste the Jambalaya as The Percolators: New Orleans Style Party Band charges the atmosphere of PorchFest with passion, fire and soul! The Percolators is a Band that plays traditional and contemporary music from New Orleans and beyond. Our repertoire is drawn from: Jazz, Dixieland, Street Music, Rock and Roll, Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Funk. Our mission is to infuse the Spirit of Mardis Gras, the greatest party on the planet, into any event we play. As we like to say, "Laissez le bon temps rouler!"

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Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School's Girl's With Guitars

GMA's very own rock band. These girls are great!

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Valley Creek

Valley Creek features your favorite songs from the Americana, British Invasion, and Bluegrass, (and some unepected) genres all experpertly played by Jeff "Six" Sugzdinis and Gus Compson, on the mandolin and acoustic guitar.

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Hannah Rose & Chris Jusell

A string duo performing original, improvised, folk, and classical compositions. Prepare to be delighted at their virtuosity of their performances on their primary instruments of violin & viola. For added measure, they also sing and play mandolin.

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Jim Dougherty & Band

Jim is a songwriter and creative artist playing acoustic rock originals and covers. His soaring vocals and soulful blend of rock and Americana have hints of Eddie Vedder with a twist of Chris Stapleton. Over the course of his career he has been in the bands Bungi Orange, Five Mile Fall, and Kavalier, playing at the Warped Tour, Musikfest, and opening for other various national acts.

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June Gail

June performs predominantly blues tunes, both covers, and originals composed by the keyboardist, Lisa Gail Murray. June (Alexandra June Murray) brings her wide vocal range and interpretation to favorites, some old and some new. Together, they have a great time, and hope you catch their blues fever.

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Homeless & Desperate

Homeless & Desperate are a talented duo of performers whose range includes Modern Americana, Pop, and Chill Lounge Rock, all expertly performed with Dave Guare on acoustic guitar and vocals and Vic Diener on the Fender Bass.

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2 of the Four

High energy acoustics and sweet harmonies, interjected into a crowd inspired playlist. If you're not having fun with these two, Check your pulse!

Concrete Charlie

If you’re looking for powerful, meticulously curated rock and soul, Concrete Charlie is your band! Performances pay homage to the music of all time greats, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Robert Hazard & The Heroes, The Cars, Joe Jackson & Todd Rundgren. Their live shows are always high energy and full of good, clean fun. Concrete Charlie is fired up to make their PorchFest debut!

Porch Poachers

Porch Poachers are from the Delaware Valley Fingerstyle Guitar Association. Their favorite music is anything that sounds good on a 6-string guitar fingerstyle - which means just about anything - Beatles to classical - folk to jazz standards - ragtime to country.

Zoe FitzGerald Carter

San Francisco Bay Area-based Folk and Americana singer -songwriter, Zoe FitzGerald Carter began playing guitar and singing as a teenager in Washington D.C. where her father was a well-known jazz drummer. In addition to her career as a writer, she’s played and performed with numerous local bands. Zoe's 2021 debut solo release, "Waterlines," was released to critical acclaim and she will be releasing music and touring throughout 2023.

Dani Tapper

FOR KIDS AND PARENTS: Dani Tapper plays well known, classic sing-along songs on guitar/fiddle. Always a fun selection of songs for children of all ages as well as classic songs that mom and dad can sing along too.

Refrigerator

Refrigerator, a young rock band, plays many different genres of music, including rock, alternative, punk, and indie. They are fun and energetic and perform both originals and covers.

Schrodinger's Cat

An eclectic mix of tunes from classic and contemporary rock, to jazz, blues, folk, funk, and Americana. Their music, always shaken, stirred, and with a twist, is sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along!

The Heartlights

A women's a cappella singing group whose mission is to bring music to those who might otherwise not have access to live music, primarily people in care facilities, or those who cannot leave their homes. Their repertoire consists primarily of pop music from the 1920's to the 1960's. Heart Light also have a few parodies. We enjoy including the audience in our sessions. A sample of our songs are: Some of the songs we sing are: 'I don't know why' 'We've got Grey Hair', 'God Bless America', 'Cohan Medley', 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'.

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Zen Torpedoz

Original compositions that evoke a nostalgic, R&B retrospective akin to Tom Petty, Black Keys, Allman Bros., with a modern twist.

Modern Yesterday

Modern Yesterday is a teen rock band from Philadelphia and Delaware County. They have been playing shows all over the PA, NJ, NY and DE area for several years. During 2022, Modern Yesterday released their first original single, "NO WAY OUT", which was played on radio stations in PA, NJ and in the UK, as well as placing in the Top 25 nationally in the Journey's Sad Summer Battle of the Bands competition. They were also the 2022 & 2023 winners of the Nazareth Academy Battle of the Bands Competition! Every member of Modern Yesterday is a multi-instrumentalist!

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Fiddlechix

Do you just love different varieties of music played on the strings by talented musicians? Who doesn't! Presenting such a force - Fiddlechix! - On seven fiddles, a base, and a keyboard for some extra flavor, they play traditional fiddle tunes, folk favorites, bluegrass, swing, and show tunes. You will love them!

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Strays & Misfits

A husband & wife duo blending their individual music styles and making it their own original weirdo Folk. Magda's soulful voice and the duo's raw sound with will guide listeners through all the feels, writing storyteller songs about relatable life experiences and social topics.

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Almost There

Hailing from Wayne, PA Almost There is a 6-piece Party Rock cover band, from Wayne, PA, that plays songs from the 90's through the 2000's up to today. Their style is fun, upbeat music that gets people jumping, dancing, and singing along!

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Valley Forge Chorus

VFC has been entertaining audiences in the Philadelphia area for 56 years with four-part a cappella harmonies and stunning visual performances! As a competing chorus, we have honorably earned two international gold medals and numerous first place regional medals, including Division A Champions in May 2023!