3 Acts Round Out Main Stage for 14th Annual Roots & Rhythm

HONESDALE, PA – Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is ramping up for its 14th year of bringing live music and live art to thousands in downtown Honesdale for free. Along with this year’s headliner, The Black Lillies, Roots & Rhythm is happy to announce three additional bands that will be taking the Main Stage.

Wayne Hancock

Wayne Hancock makes music fit for any road house anywhere. With his unmistakable voice, The Train’s reckless honky-tonk can move the dead. If you see him live (and he is ALWAYS touring), you’ll surely work up some sweat stains on that snazzy Rayon shirt you’re wearing. If you buy his records, you’ll be rolling up your carpets, spreading sawdust on the hardwood, and dancing until the downstairs neighbors are banging their brooms on the ceiling. Call him a throwback if you want, Wayne just wants to ENTERTAIN you, and what’s wrong with that?

Rosie Flores
Over the course of a career that has spanned more than four decades, Rosie Flores has jumped feet first into punk rock (with her ’70’s-era band, the Screaming Sirens), country music of both the Bakersfield and Nashville varieties, the Texas singer/songwriter scene, alt-country, straight-up rock, and rockabilly. Profiled in Guitar World, Premiere Guitar and Guitar Player magazines, Flores was cited by Venuszine as one of the “Top 75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time.”
The Chris O’Leary Band
Chris O’Leary, former Levon Helm Barnburner and U.S. Marine, is back with 12 original fractured tales of hope and despair on his new album ”7 Minutes Late.” Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winning Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. Chris has on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Albert Lee, Dave Maxwell, Steely Dan, among many more!

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm officially opens at 10:30 Saturday morning, June 15 with local bands along Main Street and then moves to Central Park, where attendees can enjoy arts, crafts,  games and food. This non-profit event is totally free of charge, put on entirely by volunteers and supported by sponsors, donors and grants.

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