Moravian Historical Society -
Boak Bash Two!
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Moravian Historical Society is pleased to announce a fun opportunity to support the Moravian Historical Society. A special concert, Boak Bash Two, will be held at the historic State Theatre in Easton, Pa. on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm.
Proceeds from the concert will equally benefit the Moravian Historical Society and the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, Pa.
All tickets are being handled by the State Theatre Box Office
Please note: Ticket holders must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and show proof of vaccination in order to be admitted into the theatre.
Tickets can be ordered online or by calling the Box Office at (610) 252-3132.
Boak Bash Two! The Line Up:
Steve Miller (Master of Ceremonies) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the leader of the Steve Miller Band. His career began in blues and blues-rock. Miller’s parents were jazz aficionados and close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford and Miller was influenced as a young child by his interactions with Les Paul. Early in his career, Miller lived in Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, and Paul Butterfield. He then moved to San Francisco where his music evolved to a more psychedelic blues sound with albums such as Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World. In the ’70s, Miller had an astonishing number of hits including “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner” and “Jungle Love.” In 2016 Miller was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Steve is sure to collaborate with his many friends on the bill and treat us to an unplugged array of some of his greatest hits.
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Five-time Grammy Award-winning country music singer. Marty Stuart got his start performing with Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe before launching a successful solo career. Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Stuart learned the mandolin as a young child and at only 13 years of age, went on the road with Lester Flatt. After Flatt’s death in 1979, Stuart joined Johnny Cash’s band. Stuart has collaborated with diverse artists including Travis Tritt, Connie Smith, Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Clarence White, Leroy Troy, Bela Fleck, and Billy Bob Thornton. In 2002 Marty began touring with his current band, the Fabulous Superlatives. Kenny Vaughan (lead and acoustic guitar) and Harry Stinson (Drums and background vocals) are seasoned session players.
Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums that have earned multiple awards including four GRAMMY Awards and 12 nominations. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Oxford-American, the Nation and many more publications. In addition to continual worldwide touring, Cash has served as artist in residence at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, the Minnesota Orchestra and The Library of Congress. In 2015, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Her 2009 album, The List, won the Americana Music Award for Best Album of the Year. Rosanne often performs with acclaimed producer, guitarist, and husband, John Leventhal.
Laurence Juber is most famous for playing lead guitar in Paul McCartney and Wings from 1978 to 1980. In 1980, he won his first Grammy Award, when Wings’ “Rockestra Theme” won the award for Best Rock Instrumental. His solo arrangement of “The Pink Panther Theme” earned him his second Grammy award. He has since had a distinguished career as a solo finger-style guitarist and acclaimed studio musician fusing folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles. Juber has released 25 solo albums, the latest, LJ Can’t Stop Playing The Beatles! is the third in his series of arrangements by the Fab Four.
Cowboy Ernie Sites is a western performer, seasoned guitarist, expert yodeler, songwriter, cowboy poet, trick roper, bull rider, rodeo clown, bareback rider, and calf roper. He has traveled the world over, using his many talents to teach people about cowboys and the west.
Craig Thatcher is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has performed blues/rock music for more than 35 years. Thatcher is the Martin Guitar Company’s touring clinician and performs at Company functions throughout the year. Thatcher has opened for many artists including Derek Trucks, John Hammond, Buddy Guy, Robin Trower, Kim Simmonds, Chris Smither, Jonny Lang, and Jorma Kaukonen.
Dick Boak is an illustrator, musician, luthier, woodworker, and author who had the distinct honor of working for the Martin Guitar Company for 41 years. During his career, he managed the Martin Museum and archives and together with Chris Martin, initiated the Limited Edition guitar program that produced signature models for more than one hundred artists including Steve Miller, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart, Willie Nelson, Sting, Laurence Juber, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. These projects led to many lasting friendships. For his retirement in January of 2018, he held the critically acclaimed "Boak Bash."
Rishab Rikhi Ram Sharma Prior to the beginning of the show, you will be treated to the astounding talent of sitar virtuoso Rishab Rikhi Ram Sharma. Rishab is a descendant of the esteemed Rikhi Ram family of luthiers and disciple of the great sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. Rishab will be accompanied by his mother, Manjul Rikhi Ram Sharma on tambura, and his father, Sanjay Rikhi Ram Sharma, on tabla. The famed Rikhi Ram family crafted sitars used by Ravi Shankar and George Harrison.
Performer participation is subject to last minute changes.