Armstrong Trails – Part One

ARMSTRONG TRAIL with RON STEFFY: Dick and Danna Vernon and Larry Smail travel with Ron as he takes us on an interesting tour on the trail. 

PART ONE  This will be part one of a three part series.

Be sure and listen to all three parts each Saturday at 1:00 pm  on WTYM 1380AM or WAVL 910AM.

For more information go to http://www.armstrongtrail.org 

Danna and  Ron Steffy

Danna and Ron Steffy

The 35 mile long Armstrong Trail is located on the former Allegheny Valley Railroad line along the eastern bank of the Allegheny River in Armstrong and Clarion Counties. The trail links such towns as Ford City, Kittanning and East Brady and is a great place to bicycle, walk, jog, bird watch, geocache or exercise in a safe relaxing environment. Horseback riding and cross country skiing are also possible on designated sections. The trail is for non-motorized use only.

20 miles of trail have been improved with crushed limestone or asphalt surface. Funding for materials and volunteer labor have been secured for another 6 miles of trail targeted for completion by 2013. Plans are being developed to improve trail conditions and to better establish connections with the Redbank Valley Trails and others in the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. Please visit the Interactive Google Map under Trail Maps for updated information on trail improvements, trail surface, and photos of the trail.

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Here is what we will cover today on Part one:

Start Mile 45

Monticello Iron Furnace

Pine Creek Underground Winery

Mosgrove Railroad Tressel

Lock & Dam No. 8

State Game Lands

Ore Hill Iron Furnace

Continued next week. Be sure and Listen

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Terry Choate

Terry Choate & Danna 5x4TERRY CHOATE  books the talent on Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion.

Terry Choate believes in authenticity, and thirty-four years in the trenches of Nashville’s Music Row has sharpened his eye for true talent. He bores through showbiz glitz to the core of an artist and, from there, judges what’s real and what ain’t.

Terry has worked with Del Reeves, started Garth Brooks with Capitol Records and presently manages Teea Goans. 

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Teea Goans

 

Check out Teea’s website at http://www.teeagoans.com

 

He also produced the “Time Jumpers” DVD and CD one of the hottest groups in Nashville.

 

Check out Time Jumpers website at http://www.thetimejumpers.com

Time Jumpers

Time Jumpers

You can contact Terry at

615-467-3860

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Teea Goans

TEEA GOANS – Country Music Star of  Grand Old Opry – Larry’s Country Diner – Country Family Reunion – RFD-TV

EPSON MFP imageTeea grew up in rural Missouri near the Kansas border. “We listened to an AM radio station that played classic country music,” she recalls. “When I started to school in the 1980s, I didn’t even know who Michael Jackson and Madonna were.” Although she was singing in church by the time she was three, it wasn’t until she turned eight that she got her big break. That’s when the producers of the nearby Truman Lake Opry spotted her wowing a crowd in a talent contest. With her mother’s cautious approval, Goans became a full-fledged member of the Opry a year later. She continued to perform there every week until she was 17, frequently opening for such Grand Ole Opry stars as Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens and Grandpa Jones. In 2002, she crossed her fingers and moved to Nashville.

With That’s Just Me, vocalist Teea Goans fuels the enthusiasm she first ignited with her 2010 debut album, The Way I Remember It. That treasury of traditional country tunes earned Goans four appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and a guest spot on the TV show that celebrated Bill Anderson’s 50th anniversary as an Opry member. In its glowing review of The Way I Remember It, Country Weekly magazine observed that the album “reminds us that country can be simple yet sophisticated and, sometimes, sublime.”

In addition, Goans’ music video for “Letter From God,” perhaps the most popular song on the album, was a finalist for a 2011 Regional Emmy Award in the arts category.  Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers were so impressed by Goans’ music that they picked her to open their shows during their month-long run last fall at the Oak Ridge Boys Theater in Branson, Missouri.

(Teea Goans, by the way, is pronounced TEE-uh GO-uhnz.)

Visit Teea’s Website: http://teeagoans.com

For bookings call: Terry Choate (615) 467-3860

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Jim Cunningham

Jim Cunningham

Jim Cunningham

JIM CUNNINGHAM is a musician who tells a very interesting story how he got started playing trumpet. 

Jim joined the Navy and went to the Navy School of Music where he played music on an aircraft carrier and also where the navy sent him to Kodiak, Alaska.

Jim studied with some world class musicians and at one time played for the Ringling Brothers Circus, The Ice Capades, and in dance bands at The Holiday House and places in many different cities.  He worked with the famous Buddy Lee Band in the 70’s and 80’s.

Jim has played for many years with the Butler Symphony. He started the Trinity Jazz Orchestra that plays the sounds of Big Bands and is now called TMG Big Band. He is also on the board of directors of the Butler Symphony.

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The Brass Ensemble at  The Symphony Office

The Brass Ensemble at
The Symphony Office

 

 
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Ford City Library Players

Ford City Library

Ford City Library

FORD CITY LIBRARY PLAYERS – Rhiannon Bowser and Montana Crissman tell us all about a fund raiser for the Ford City Library put on by the Ford City Library Players. 

The Library is a community center where a lot of different activities take place. This show will help benefit the Ford City Library that has had their funds cut this year.

On July 31, Aug 1 and 2 the Broadway Variety Show will take place at the Slovak C U Club at 910 Sixth Avenue in Ford City. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm with a variety of skits and songs. The show is multigenerational, for all ages.

You can find out more at their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/fclibraryplayers

or call the Library at 724-763-3591

Or Email:mcrissman11@gmail.com or rhiannonbowser@yahoo.com

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Rhiannon Bowser and Montana Crissman

Rhiannon Bowser and Montana Crissman

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Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones (Click to enlarge)

Amanda Jones
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Amanda Jones & The Family Band is fronted by Amanda Jones whose powerful belting vocals have undoubtedly been the key to the band success. From her original material, through various popular covers, to a Sugarland Tribute set, Amanda never lets off the gas.

When Amanda takes the stage, the audience can’t help but sit up and take notice. Her strong vocals and commanding stage presence demands attention.

Amanda has recorded her first 4 song EP here in NE Ohio in the summer of 2013 and is currently recording additional songs in Nashville for her upcoming full length CD release in the spring of 2014.

Currently a junior Biochemistry major at The University of Mount Union, Amanda continues to balance her time between featured songwriter nights in Nashville and gigging with The Family Band all over Ohio, PA and West Virginia. Additional highlights among her lengthy resume include lead roles in numerous regional community musical theater productions and preforming “God Bless America” at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/acjonesfamily . . . Phone 330-501-1555

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Amanda Jones and The Family Band at Kittanning, PA

Amanda Jones and The Family Band at Kittanning, PA (Click to enlarge)

 

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BRENDA MISHLER, Country and Southern Gospel Vocalist

Brenda Mishler (Click to enlarge)

Brenda Mishler
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BRENDA MISHLER, Country & Southern Gospel Vocalist –  Brenda Mishler (formerly Brenda Chamberlin) of DuBois, PA began a music ministry in late 2010 to use the voice given to her by God to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through song and testimony.  With Brenda at the microphone you can expect to hear some of the old time gospel songs you remember from days gone by, as well as original songs and songs from some of your favorite southern gospel artists of today.  She has performed at churches, festivals, banquets and many other venues statewide and has appeared on The Family-Life Sunday Night TV show.  She is in the process of recording her debut album expected to be released sometime in the upcoming months. Brenda sings a mixture of country and southern gospel as well as hymns and inspirational country and her selections are chosen to bless both young and old.

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Website: http://www.brendamishler.com

Phone 615-971-9172

Email: brenda.mishler@yahoo.com

Donnie Clark and Brenda

Donnie Clark and Brenda

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