WITF Music: Storyteller Sessions

  • By WITF Staff


September 8, 2019
American Music Theatre, Lancaster


Join us for a special celebration of country music and storytelling in Pennsylvania! Explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form with a sneak peek at the new PBS series COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns. Plus enjoy musical performances by Country & Bluegrass artists like Colebrook RoadBen Gallaher, Jess Zimmerman Band and Jeff Mamett—with insights into the performers’ songwriting process and reflections on the classic country artists who’ve inspired them.

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Colebrook Road

Making waves on the Bluegrass charts, Lancaster County based Colebrook Road’s new album and single “On Time” reached number 3 on the Bluegrass Today airplay chart, and the album was number 8 on the Billboard Contemporary Bluegrass chart! This award winning group of accomplished musicians has become a standout string band-a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents.


Ben Gallaher

Ben Gallaher’s songs are autobiographical anthems of growing up in South Central Pennsylvania with a passion for ’90s country, a reverence for the guitar masters, and a self-awareness that connects like super glue with his growing fan base. He’s genuine in his songwriting, gifted in his self-taught musicianship, and energetic in his stage performance, “Conway Twitty said something like ‘A good country song takes a page out of someone’s life and puts it to music,'” Gallaher recalls about his self-titled debut EP. “I thought about that with every song. I want someone to hear this record, relate to it, and have it make a positive impact. That’s my goal.”

Country meets classic rock with Nashville recording artist, Jess Zimmerman Band.  This rising band puts on a show you don’t want to miss! A show stopping mix of country and rock music influences, leaves fans wanting more.

Jeff Mamett is an Americana singer/songwriter whose musical storytelling is influenced by writers like Guy Clark, John Prine and Mark Twain. “Listening to Jeff Mamett sing on Carry Me Back is like being on a cattle drive down the plains along the Mississippi River with Ernest Tubb, Alan Jackson, and George Strait all rolled into one cowboy poet leading the trip.” –AmericanaHighways.org

Learn more about COUNTRY MUSIC A film by Ken Burns and WITF’s local COUNTRY MUSIC project at witf.org/countrymusic.

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Reserved Seating, $12

VIP Package, $75
* Premium event seating
* Access to exclusive preshow reception beginning at 5:00pm
* Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres with down-home country flair
* Featuring beverage service from Lancaster Brewing Company and a selection of wine
* Meet & greet with select musical performers

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