Past Performers

Wood Flower

Wood Flower is a bluegrass band based out of three neighboring counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Formed in the summer of 2022 between former guitar student (Wes Johnson) and his teacher from nearly a decade before (Josh Scuerman), Wood Flower set out to strongly honor traditional bluegrass music while incorporating original music and their own progressive elements. They invited Reading PA native, and long time friend of Josh's, Michael Beaky to pick the five string, Wes's high school buddy Gabe Delp on guitar, and after Steve Havrilla heard Wes picking fiddle tunes at a venue in Pottstown PA, he joined the outfit as well on Mandolin. Musical influences include Tony Rice. Lots of Tony Rice... Billy Strings, The Bluegrass Album Band, J.D Crowe, Earl Scruggs, and Bill Monroe. 

For more information, visit their website.

Johnny Never is a highly regarded finger-style blues guitarist who has studied and performed Delta and Piedmont style blues for decades.  It has been said that during performances Johnny Never channels the deep rooted spirit and soul of the original Delta and Piedmont blues greats. His music is inspired by the old-time blues masters such as Blind Boy Fuller, Robert Johnson, and Charlie Patton, but he is no mere musical mimic. His robust interpretation of vintage blues standards is as original as it is honest to the spirit of the music. His own compositions possess the qualities of the genuine article, delivered through deft finger-style guitar work and heartfelt vocals. 

John Colgan-Davis started playing the harmonica in local blues and folk clubs back in the late 1960s while he was still a high school student. He played and recorded with Philadelphia singer-guitarist Jesse Graves and played and recorded with Bonnie Raitt when she lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970s. Through Bonnie, John got to meet and play with Mississippi Fred McDowell, Arthur Crudup, Buddy Guy, Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, and others. He has toured the Midwest and recorded two CDs, Cold and Lonesome on a Train and Heroes and Hard Times, with Tennessee bluesman Sparky Rucker. He performed and toured for three years with The John Cadillac Band. He is a founding member of The Dukes of Destiny. 

The Ruta Beggas

Appealing to traditional and progressive acoustic music fans alike, The Ruta Beggars combine bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun. They have been praised for their creative yet tasteful arrangements and charming performances, winning Thomas Point’s band competition in 2019. Since 2018 they have brought the joy of their live show to audiences across the US and Canada from festival stages to storied folk listening rooms and as support for legacy acts Lyle Lovett and Ricky Skaggs.

Best-of-friends since their inception, The Ruta Beggars are Micah Nicol (guitar), Sofia Chiarandini (fiddle), Ariel Wyner (mandolin), Trevin Nelson (banjo), and Noah Harrington (bass) who met while studying in Berklee College of Music's American Roots Program.

To find out more, visit The Ruta Beggars 

Matt Wheeler

A troubadour, a poet with a guitar, a stage banter-conversationalist - all are terms that describe Matt Wheeler's music & performance style well. Matt’s songwriting paints pictures with words, often drawing inspiration from classic works of literature or simply spinning new original stories in song. Lyrics & dynamics play a key role, as each song really means something, and each one is delivered with an honesty that is compelling. 

When playing solo, Matt draws audiences in with engaging stories and interaction, while shining the spotlight on the lyrical strength of his songs. When joined by his band Vintage Heart, the poignant lyrics meet expressive strings and driving percussion to make orchestral folk songs that reward repeated listens. The result is a pleasing sound that recalls wordsmiths like Denison Witmer, Iron & Wine, and James Taylor.

Sopa Sol 

In 2010 Daryl and Frances began collaborating while in graduate school at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University.  Daryl was exploring how to use his music to promote health, growth and new connections.  Frances was working to root her music vocation in peacebuilding.  Both view their music as more than entertainment.  Sopa Sol draws on their experiences in other countries and cultures – including Kenya, Haiti and Brazil – to explore music that is transformative in individual lives, communities and the broader society. Visit their website for more information:

Rast's, DeVitry's and Friends Christmas Jam 

The Rast's and the De Vitry's are talented musical families from Lancaster County.  The families have played music together in various combinations the past two 

decades.  Music @ Maple & Main is pleased to host a holiday concert on Friday December 8th with members of both families.  Peter De Vitry will be joined by his

daughter Monica and Mark Rast will be joined by his son Jordan and daughter Emma.  Emma's friend Daniel Ullom will be joining along in the fun.  These accomplished

musicians play traditional and old time music with Americana and Bluegrass twists. Plan on attending as you will be entertained some extraordinary music that is sure

to get you in the holiday spirit.

Chelsea Berry

Chelsea Berry is a powerhouse vocalist and performer based out of New England. Dubbed “the Pink of folk music” by acclaimed singer songwriter Susan Werner, Chelsea’s shows are driven by her dynamic stage presence, heartfelt lyrics and stories, and masterful writing. She has released 10 original albums over her 25 year career and has collaborated on projects with dozens of other writers and performers. Her music is played regularly on Sirius XM’s The Loft and has been featured on local radio and TV stations from Modesto to Manhattan.  

Friday, October 13th

Celtic Wood and Wires

Celtic Wood and Wires is a four-member band from the Williamsport area of central Pennsylvania. The band formed in early 2018 and has evolved into the band as all of our fans know it today. We play upbeat, traditional songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland and a wee bit of Appalachian. We do have a number of originals of our own and are working on more.  Check out their webiste here.

Jess Houser

Jess Houser is a singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from West Virginia. As a kid, Jess was always drawn to music and learned to play piano by ear by playing along to albums by Billy Joel, Carole King, Steely Dan, and Joni Mitchell. She remained largely self-taught until college, where she studied woodwinds and played in a myriad of bands and musical styles. Despite primarily identifying as an instrumentalist, Jess always had an interest in poetry, keeping a songwriting journal from the age of 14. She finally had the chance to record her own songs years later while living in Philadelphia and released her first album Shine in 2015. Jess often tells stories of love, loss, growth, and change, having seen the transformative power of music in her work as a therapist. Jess is always working on new material and is excited for the opportunity to share more of her music in the Lancaster area. You can listen and check out more information at here.

Kevin Neidig

Winner of the CPHOF Best Americana Artist 2023 Award.

A native of Mechanicsburg, PA, Kevin Neidig is an award winning Americana singer/songwriter/composer multi-instrumentalist whose sound mixes elements of Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice and other like artists. He likes to call his style, “Folkgrass for the Critical Thinker.” 

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The Cheddar Boys

We’ve been playing in and around Philly for the past 15 years. Old-time country string band-rooted music. Mostly traditional tunes, some more contemporary, and some originals. Clawhammer banjo, washboard percussion guitar, and vocals.

Jordan and Mark Rast

Jordan and Mark Rast are a son/father duo from Lancaster, PA specializing in Appalachian and bluegrass music. With years of experience between the two of them, they offer a fresh take on traditional music through Jordan's innovative songwriting. Jordan has won the prestigious Clifftop neo-traditional band contest twice and has won the neo-traditional songwriting contest at Clifftop 3 times. Mark has won the Telluride Bluegrass festival banjo contest. They are both staples of the Lancaster PA music scene and run a monthly Bluegrass jam session at Tellus 360. When you see them live, you'll hear Jordan on lead vocals, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, and Mark on banjo, dobro, and backing vocals. 

Mari Black

Come join world champion fiddler Mari Black and her acoustic trio for a dynamic, high-energy concert of joyous fiddle music from around the globe!  The show features Mari’s fresh dance-driven music that transcends any musical style, an innovative blend of Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, klezmer, jazz, swing, tango, Balkan, folk, original works, and more.  With her virtuosic playing, sparkling stage presence, and fun-filled stories tying the whole journey together, Mari and her band will have you tapping your toes and dancing in the aisles!  Family-friendly and full of delightful musical surprises. 

Tickets will be $20 for adults and $5 for students. 

Find out more about Mari Black here!

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Playing old-time and traditional music laced with a bit of folk and fun. 

Check out their Facebook page and listen to some music!

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Ukulele Uprising

Ukulele Uprising is Lancaster's first premier ukulele club. They are a gang of fun-loving musicians who gather together weekly to strum ukuleles and sing. 

Find out more information about Ukulele Uprising here!