Folk and Blues on Tap for Friday Night

With the heat building outside, it makes sense to look for some indoor musical entertainment tonight. There are many options available (see our short feature on Here Inside and Noite at Hunter’s Tryst or Thirty Silver at Fulton Street Arts Co-op in the 3 on 3), but here’s two more shows to consider for this evening.

1) The Hollands at Harrisburg Improv Theatre (Harrisburg)

In the great tradition of family troubadour bands like The Carter Family, the Harrisburg Improv Theatre hosts The Hollands – an Americana and folk quartet that labels themselves “merrymaking nomads.” Comprised of Jana (originally from Michigan), Craig (a native of Australia), daughter Graciana and youngster Banjo Holland, The Hollands blends vocal harmonies with guitar, banjo, mandolin and percussion. It’s also the first time the group is touring the East Coast as a family band. Joining them are local indie rock favorites Flower Garden and Indian Burn. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $5 at the door.

2) James Cotton at Building 24 Live (Wyomissing)

In the world of blues, James Cotton reigns supreme on the harmonica. The nearly 80-year-old harpist has been playing since the early 1950s, performing with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. His performance at the inaugural Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival with the late Johnny Winters lit up the Lancaster County Convention Center in 2014. Cotton returns to Central PA and performs at Building 24 Live. His performance starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $35 at the door.



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