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
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
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
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
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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