Haiku For You

Music wild and free...

lifting the Spirit to joy...

Good food for the soul!

d2005

Dreams are like the clouds...

floating above in the sky...

Dreams are the angels!

s2004

Trees bow in homage...

with icy breath, winter speaks...

You have heard the wind!

d2004

From nothing comes life...

God's eternal mystery ...

The promise of Spring!

d2004

 

Miscellaneous Photos

Above: Dave performs in the Kutztown, PA Community Park Bandshell with the Toad Creek Ramblers back on 6/9/12.

Above: Mountain Folk's Dave Kline with Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul & Mary during a PBS39 live four-hour broadcast and fundraiser in September of 2011.

Above: Mountain Folk's Dave Kline shared some time with the Ukraine's Vitalij Kuprij, keyboardist for the amazing Trans Siberian Orchestra, during a live radio broadcast in July of 2011 when both musicians were promoting an upcoming event called Concert for a Cause to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Above: Mountain Folk mandolinist and vocalist Bob Entler enjoys two things he is very good at; fishing and making music!  Bob's also a very skilled carpenter. You can hear or purchase a sample of his recorded work with the band by clicking here. Select "Hey, Mr. Spaceman." 

Above: Banjoist Steve Lutke often joins the Mountain Folk Band in the recording studio and is well-known for his ultra-creative solos, amazing rolls and musical fireworks!  You can hear or purchase a sample of his recorded work with the band by clicking here.  Select the tracks "Hey Mr. Spaceman" or I've Just Seen a Face."

Above: Lil' Ragu Dave Piccone on bass, Jim Tarantino on banjo, East Side Dave on guitar and Fred Bernardo on grill; playing bluegrass and firing up the Bar-B-Q at the live WEEU Radio broadcast, block party and grand opening of Fred's Music and Bar-B-Q Supply Company in Shillington, Pennsylvania on April 26, 2008.

 

Above: Travis Wetzel is also known as the "Mad Fiddler" and he has recorded and performed with the Mountain Folk Band for years.  He also has his own excellent trio and has performed many times on the Grand Old Opry with Jesse McReynolds.  You can hear or purchase a sample of his recorded work with the band by clicking here. Select any cut, but you may be particularly entertained by his rendition of "The Orange Blossom Special."

Above: Performing at an impromptu music jam at a hut on the slopes of Bad Hofgastein, Austria.

Above: Dave served as the MC with guitarist Leo Kottke at a Star Series concert on 12/6/07 at the Scottish Rite Theater in West Reading, PA.

Above: 10/19/07 - Performing as the "official musician of Berks County Farmland Preservation" East Side Dave invited elected officials; county commissioners, state senators, state agriculture folks, to join him in singing "This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land" as a part of the celebration when the 53,000th acre of farmland was preserved in Berks County, our Mountain Folk home county.  We now rank 3rd in the USA for farmland preservation!

Above: At the annual series of Berks County Arts Council Bandshell Concerts in Reading's City Park at the Volunteer Fireman's Memorial Bandshell facility.

Above: Dave interviews a traditional button box musician who is a member of the Enzian schuplattler tanz gruppe  from Franklin Square, LI..  This photo was taken at the 21st Gaufest put on by the GTV Edelweiss Dancers at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.  Our live broadcast from this event was the first-ever live radio broadcast from a Gaufest and was part of a Super Alpine live broadcast morning with Dave & Kaz from WEEU Radio. 

Over three thousand people from all over the world attended Gaufest 2007 which is the bi-annual gathering of  traditional folk dance (Gau) groups.  Gaufest is like the Olympics of traditional mountain folk dancing, music, food, beverages, clothing and customs.  Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to dancers in many categories.

Above: Dave and Joe Marnell, president of the Reading Liederkranz Song & Sport club celebrate a record crowd at the Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest '06, high atop Reading, Pennsylvania's Mount Penn.

Above: Dave conducts the Hofbrau Haus Band at the Hofbrau Haus in Munich, Germany, after bringing the ski group back from an adventure in Mayrhofen, Austria and the Zillertal Valley.  March - 2002

Above:  The Mountain Folk Band performing at the Berks County Fiddle Festival, (1997); Stavros Flamporis on upright bass, "East Side Dave" Kline on banjo, Bob Entler on mandolin, Fred Bernardo on guitar.

Above: (December 1997) Dave <in the center> performed with the Reading Musical Foundation's Holiday Jam Band during a live concert and TV & Radio simulcast.

Above: Roy Clark with Dave after Dave & The Mountain Folk Band opened a concert for Roy in 2001.

Below:  Blues guitar great BB King discusses his guitar "Lucille" with Dave at Riverfest - 1989.

 


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