Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Gentlemen from Dixie

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA presented The Dixie Gents on Sunday August 22nd as part of their Summer Gazebo Concert Series. Due to the rainy weather conditions, the concert was held inside the church’s sanctuary but this change of venue did nothing to inhibit the free wheeling style and outrageous performance of these fun loving musicians. Although it was noted there were little if any rehearsal between them prior to the concert, their mastery of the instruments they played brought a great deal of joy to those who were fortunate enough to hear them.

After a brief introduction given by Presbyterian Church of the Mountain’s George Munn, The Dixie Gents began to play their brand of Jazz reminiscent of the styles associated with the clubs found in New Orleans and other southern locals. The Dixie Gents consists of Bob Leive on Trumpet, Rich Chamberlain on Trombone, Nelson Hill on Soprano Sax, Ray Schweisgath on Banjo, and Jim Daniels on Tuba.

It wasn’t long until their free for all style led to heads swaying, toe tapping, and hands clapping. What a ruckus they made. It was really a very fun night for some great music. You’ll find more Photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society PCOM Gazebo Concerts 2010 Gallery at

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain (PMOC) will hold their final concert of the series Sunday August 29th beginning at 6pm Bonnie Childs and the Church of the Mt Band. The concert is free and open to the public with concessions available for purchase. When it rains (or if rain is expected), the concert moves inside the church itself. Please Explore The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain Website at or call 570-476-0345 for more information.

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