The Delaware Wine and Beer Festival planning committee announces its music lineup. Two bands, Chapel Street Junction and Community Center, will perform at the fifth annual event, set for noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover.
“We like to offer something out of the ordinary for our festival-goers,” said Cindy Small, executive director of Kent County Tourism. “These two bands have unique sounds, and band members play a wide variety of instruments. It should make for good listening as you savor Delaware’s handcrafted wines, beers and spirits.”
Chapel Street Junction, which will perform from noon until 2:30 p.m., is a six-member band whose instrumentation includes guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin and harmonica. Although rooted in bluegrass and Irish music, the band has many original and classic rock cover songs. The band has performed all over the Mid Atlantic region.
Members include Paul "Lightning Boy" Sedacca on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and vocals; Suzanne Ludwig on fiddle and vocals; Ron "Ronnie B" Beard on mandolin, guitar, bouzouki and vocals; Scott "Parkin Lot" Perlot on vocals and guitar; Tammy Perlot on washboard and vocals; and John Lukawski on bass. For those not familiar with the bouzouki, the instrument is of Greek origin, is played with a plectrum and has a sharp metallic sound, reminiscent of a mandolin but pitched lower.
The second band, performing from 2:30 to 5 p.m., is Community Center, a seven-piece indie rock and jazz band from Baltimore. Steeped in the traditions of rock, jazz, folk, pop and gospel, Community Center has quickly become one of the most promising young bands to come out of Baltimore’s influential music scene.
“We pride ourselves in wearing dozens of influences on our sleeve,” said band member Danny Benbow. “If you were to ask any band member who we listen to, every one of us would give a different answer. We think this makes for an interesting end product, although our inner discussions about musical ideas can get pretty convoluted.
“All of us play multiple instruments on stage which makes for eclectic shows and a ridiculous amount of cases to pack in the van,” Benbow said.
Community Center has produced its first album, which can be heard at communitycenter.bandcamp.com.
For more information or tickets for the 2014 Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, go to www.DelawareWineandBeerFestival.com, call 800-233-5368 or like on Facebook.