Deane Center’s Free Outdoor Concert Series Continues with Molly’s Boys Jugband
Members of Molly’s Boys are: (from left to right) John Sweeney and Gerry Cavaliere, both on guitar and Dave Driskell on any instrument but guitar.
This Saturday, July 23 at 6 p.m., the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro is hosting the Molly’s Boys Jugband for the third in its series of free, live outdoor concerts. Donations are always appreciated.
The band will play and sing blues, folk, rock, and original tunes on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage located on the Central Avenue side of the building.
Molly’s Boys Jugband, a three-member group, includes Gerry Cavaliere of Danville on guitar, John Sweeney from the Bloomsburg area on lead guitar and harmonica, and Dave Driskell of Wellsboro on clarinet, saxophone, musical saw, jug and washboard.
Cavaliere, a songwriter and teacher in the Danville area, helped form the group by asking Sweeney and Driskell to play with him in his classroom as a way to teach his students about teamwork and self-esteem.
Sweeney loves to share his passion for music. He has played in several blues bands in the Susquehanna Valley, a region that borders the Susquehanna River in the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Driskell, classically trained on clarinet and saxophone, has toured extensively throughout the Northeast as well as overseas with the Sadie Green Sales Jugband.
Writing: Diane Eaton