Philly Alt Country/Americana


Philly Alt Country/Americana

Philly (and it surrounding areas - S. Jersey, Delaware, NE PA and Central PA) has a somewhat disorganized and sometimes hard to find alt country/Americana scene. As a Philly alt country musician and fan, thought I would start this group to try and bring musicians and fans together. Talk about local performers, national acts coming to town, venues or anything else Philly area, alt country or Americana related.

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Morning River Band (record release), The Miners, John Train FRI MAY 17 at MilkBoy Philly! 1 Reply

The discussion title says it all. This Friday, May 17, at MilkBoy Philadelphia, Morning River Band debuts their newest album, To Suzie, supported by Philly's finest: John Train, and the Miners.21+.…Continue

Tags: MilkBoy, Philadelphia, To, Suzie, Train

Started by Jeffrey M Fields. Last reply by The Miners May 13, 2013.

Caitlin Rose at Milkboy Philly (Wednesday, April 3)

Caitlin Rose will be at Milkboy Philly tomorrow night (Wednesday April 3).  Couple of group members will be in attendance.…Continue

Started by The Miners Apr 2, 2013.

Sera Cahoone @ Main Street Music - Monday, January 28

Heads up Philly alt country fans.  Sera Cahoone will be doing a free in-store performance at Main Street…Continue

Tags: philadelphia, philly, sera cahoone

Started by The Miners Jan 25, 2013.

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Comment by James Popik on February 1, 2014 at 2:53pm

Hey All! James Popik here from Hopewell. NJ. I gig a bit in Philly and Doylestown. Singer/Songwriter, bluesy rock, Americana. Feel free to visit or Hope to get to know you. Maybe we can do some shows together.

Comment by The Miners on March 4, 2013 at 3:12pm

Thanks for the kind words Rob.  The Miners will be performing with Morning River Band again in May, details to come soon.

Amber - as we discussed, certainly would be interested in trying to do something together in Philly and we are interested in expanding our gig territory outside Philly so maybe we can do something up your way as well.

Comment by Jeffrey M Fields on March 4, 2013 at 2:21pm
Rob: No offense taken. Quite frankly, if I didn't have to play, I'd've gone home after the Miners, too.

And speaking of Jim Thorpe, I have FRONT ROW TICKETS to see George Jones there in August!
Comment by Rob Sobol on March 4, 2013 at 12:57pm

Amber - Oh my God, you guys are so great!!  I will try to catch you in Sellersville, but the Jim Thorpe CD release looks really tempting, and I love that area up there (I've been looking for some affordable land up there for some time now).  Will try to see you, your music is like soul food to me, makes me feel stronger and nourished after I listen to it!   Oh, and didn't mean to in any way slight Morning River Band, who the Miners opened up for, had to leave for the family a little early but what I heard sounded really sweet. 

Comment by Rob Sobol on March 4, 2013 at 12:39pm

Hi, I'm new to No Depression.  My name's Rob Sobol and I have a new CD / Digital Release coming out in a few weeks.  Below is a link to the prerelease playlist on YouTube.  I'm a singer - songwriter from Pennsylvania, mom was classical musician from Kansas City, Grandpa was drummer, great-grandpa a brakeman on the Missouri Pacific.  Great uncles were Joe and Harry Fields, the vaudevillians.  Me, I'm a singer by training (all of which I have tried to forget) and keyboardist by ear,  grew up on all kinds of music, Johnny Cash and the Beatles, Creedence and Jazz, still writing all kinds.  Crazy things happened, won on StarSearch in 80s doing new wave with Social Voyeurs, sang and played blues and roots music with the great Crazed Wilsons in the 90s, and now this. 

"Americana Joe" is a 13 song story project written in a country and blues rock vein.  I think its the best writing and singing I've done in years, hope you like it, or at least some of it!

The Story of AMERICANA JOE. The Rob Sobol Project. Once upon a time, on a tiny wooden stage in a dark, smoky, ancient whiskey bar, at the decrepit edge of the most dilapidated neighborhood in an otherwise picturesque small town, stood Americana Joe. The band ended their last set with Whiskey and Cigarettes. The crowd sang along. Joe smiled his toothy grin. A good man with simple needs, satisfied.


Best Regards,


Comment by Jeffrey M Fields on March 4, 2013 at 9:34am

Hi Amber! Checked out your link below. Definitely dug the music. Maybe our bands can do some PA shows together.

Take care.


Comment by Amber Breiner Finsel on March 4, 2013 at 9:16am

Glad to hear it went well. I'd like to check the Miners out sometime soon.

I am in a band - Free Range Folk. Our sound is indie-americana, bluegrass-inspired, roots rock. We have a lot going on near Philly this month so I thought I'd share here. You can learn more on our site- Hope to connect with some of y'all soon!

Sat. March 9 - performing at Pearly Bakers in Easton, PA

Tues., March 12 - our 11/12 studio session airs on WXPN (9:30-11pm)

Thurs., March 14 - performing at the Sellersville Theater w/ the Nashville-based bluegrass/americana band Farewell Drifters

Sat., March 23 - our CD Release extravaganza at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA (evening includes farm-to-table dinner, musical guests Coal Town Rounders and circus performers!)

Comment by Rob Sobol on March 4, 2013 at 8:57am

Great show by The Miners at the Field House this past Friday!


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