Live Music has been a part of the Inn since 2002, when Steff Mahan first performed on the porch. While here for a performance in Greenville, SC, she graciously offered to play during social hour. A live music tradition was born!
Saturday night music features Kevin Scanlon on banjo, guitar and harmonica and Ben Scales on Guitar and dobro. It's "heritage music" interspersed with their own compositions, plus the guarantee of at least one John Prine song! And, occasionally, Saturday night's entertainment grows to three musicians when Caroline Pond joins Ben and Kevin on fiddle! They then are the "Tater Diggers". If Caroline is unavailable, we occasionally have the pleasure of having Jason Kretel of "Mad Tea" on fiddle.
"Pinch hitting" for us since 2004 and now a regular on Saturday nights with Kevin Scanlon is Ben Scales. Ben is a singer song-writer who, fortunately, lives only a block from the Inn, so is able to "come out and play" at a moment's notice! You can see and hear more about Ben here.
Kevin Scanlon joined us in the autumn of 2006 when Woody Pines, our first regular Saturday night player moved to Columbus, OH.
Kevin can be found on MySpace where you'll be able to hear some of his recordings.
Joining Ben on upright bass and guitar since early May is George Pond, a founding member of the Snake Oil Medicine Show. His brother, Andy Pond was playing banjo for us, but is out of action due to shoulder surgery.
While Ben was on vaction, we had the immense pleasure of having Ira Bernstein, one of the world's premier percussive step dancers perform for us on Saturday night. He was joined by the Stuart Brothers on Fiddle and Banjo. It was a fabulous evening and we look forward to a return engagement!