Bethel Art & Music Festival
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Bethel, OH 45106
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Archer is as good an example as any to approach the theory of the commodity instead of the majority. A proven longevity, loyal audience following and that ever presence of tasteful rock. Archer has an ongoing promotional campaign of original material in which great time and effort are focused. The band was originally formed in 1983 by Steve Lewis. In 1992, Archer released their debut album which was a success both in sales and on local air play in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Beginning in 2002, Archer underwent a transformation of members leaving only it's original founder unshaken and unscaved. Archer, with it's new and dynamic line-up is currently in the studio finalizing the details of the second album which is due for release in a matter of weeks. Archer continues to evolve building upon the music they believe in. From what I can see, Archer is a band which has managed to survive as the rock scene changes. All the while keeping their loyal fan base and the will to color outside the lines of Rock. Archer's plan is simple, good, straight forward rock with projected future achievments. Archer is set for a lengthy stay in the music scene. So... check out a genuinely expressive rock group on the move!
David Wynn Entertainment Corp. Nashville, TN
The Kinner Express will entertain at Bethel's Bam Fest on Saturday, May 8th at noon in Burke Park. This group of local musicians from the Bethel area feature a fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, bass, and guitars. They have performed in such venues as the Bethel Lions Club 2009 Bethel Pavillion Series, Owensville Fox Farm 2009 Gospel Series, Mason Christian Village in Mason, Southern Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Milford Buskerfest, Art in The Park Festival in Augusta, KY, Anderson Historical Society, Williamsburg Christmas Walk, Eastside Christian Church in Milford, and East Fork State Park near Bethel. The Kinner Oldtime String Band plays a variety of oldtime music such as "Workin' Man Blues"/Merle Haggard, "Will the Circle be Unbroken"/The A.P.Carter Family," My Girl Josephine"/Fats Domino, ", "Tennessee Waltz", "Stagger Lee"/Lloyd Price, and "Wayfaring Stranger". It promises to be an hour you won't want to miss!!! Mark it on your calendar today.
Listen to Noah Smith's "South"
"Noah Smith is a singer/song writer from Brown County, Ohio. With musical influences such as Ryan Adams and Paul Simon, Noah has channeled song writing efforts around the "heart on the sleeve" emotional context of the music from his youth. Contrasted with the triumphs and struggles of life Noah Smith's song writing is built for a recipe of heart felt sing alongs and toe tapping american music."
"At its simplest form...its just Rock and Roll." - Noah Smith
The BandShell - Burke Park
From the Northern Kentucky-greater Cincinnati area .After being a side man in other bands Steve Bonafel launched the group ''One Iota''.He recruted some of the areas best grassers. In 2002 they released their first cd''Never Grow Old'' a bluegrass Gospel project that hit it's mark with a new slant on some traditional songs. In 2004 Steve released an all original cd called 'DREAM CATCHER'' full of bluegrass ,stocked with adventure ballads to tender songs of life and love.
The band was sellected to perform Sept. 2006 in Nashville . Tn. at the prestigious IBMA Showcase and released the brand new cd 'Feuds & Fridays'' ...once again filled with new original songs penned by Steve and produced by Andy Leftwich of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.
On May 19, 2007 the CD ''Feuds and Fridays'' made it into the top 25 radio chart. According to ROOTS MUSIC REPORT it placed #21 that week and the 2004 Cd ''Dream Catcher ''also placed at # 23 that same week.
In 2007 Steve was a part of the IBMA SONG WRITERS SHOWCASE Oct. 2007 in Nashville.
Today the band consist of Steve on guitar & lead vocals, Jim Moore on bass and vocals, Bob Bentle fiddle, and Rick Hayes on mandolin..
Dwayne Chandler (Lead Vocals) better known as Rockstar/Ace Cooly I was born in the city of Cincinnati,Raised in a small town called Bethel Ohio about 35 miles east of Cincinnati were I persued my music talent with a band called Archer back in the late 80's early 90's moved on about 6 years later to play in several bands as followed Eclipse,Defiance,Peacemaker,Box Of Rocks and to end up at the present (Ace Cooly)
Classic Rock from the 70's thru the 90's from Rick Canter, Bob Cooke, and Vance Best, otherwise known as Hearsay.