THE ANCHOR IN
3122 W. Lake Rd., 6-9 p.m. Fri.&Sat. Evenings
2014-2015 Season Underway
The Anchor In, 3120 W. Lake Rd., has resumed its presentation of live music for 2014-15. Friday evenings feature jazz from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with guitarist Frank Singer serving as the house band, paired with a variety of high-profile guests. Saturday evenings feature area pop and blues stars, also from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Drinks and dinner service, NO COVER. Free parking behind to club. No smoking. Call 814/833-1212 for reservations.
Fri., Nov. 28 JD Jazz & Blues, Joe Dorris & Frank Singer
Vocalist, harmonica player and drummer Joe Dorris is in his fourth decade of professional music performance, singing and playing drums in "The Dorris Brothers" from the time he was 16. After gaining more experience in "Whiskey River" and other groups, Joe migrated from Erie, PA to Boston, MA to study advanced drumming with Gary Chaffee, author of the "Patterns" drum workbooks.
It was here that he met guitarist Frank Singer and co-founded the 30+ year enterprise "Cat's A Bear", a group that performs original Jazz and Funk. Joe sang and played in the Boston area for many years in a multitude of styles and genres including World-Beat "Ibrahema". He also used his unique, low-register voice to do voice-over for radio and television, and singing for various professional projects including The Editors, Billy Walsh, Willy Eger, Tony James, Sharon DiFranzo and Jake and Jean.
Joe shows his long background with and love of the Blues in his harmonica playing, adapting the Blues Harp to Jazz as well as Blues. Recent JD Jazz CD releases include harmonica as well as the foundation of guitar and voice that is JD Jazz and Blues. The new CD includes an original Blues by JD called "Seen It Comin'", a cathartic tale of loss.
Sat., Nov. 29 Frank Singer & Hammond B-3 Star Fred Ardillo
Fri., Dec. 5 Frank Singer with jazz bassist Tony Stefanelli
Sat., Dec. 6 Amy Schallenberger
Fri., Dec. 12 JD Jazz & Blues
Sat., Dec. 13 Mike & Denny Blues Duo
Fri., Dec. 19 Frank Singer with pianist James Madden
Sat., Dec. 20 Jazz & Blues with 2Blue
Fri., Dec. 26 Frank Singer with baritone saxophonist Bruce Johnstone
Sat., Dec. 27 Shades of Brown