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Anchor and Arrow are perhaps one of the most active and most popular bands in the region. It seems they are everywhere! They have a very active social media presence, in which they are always having great fun, which is consistent with my observations of their performances as well.
Anchor&Arrow is the musical collaboration of husband and wife Matt Dashem and Jennifer Henry-Dashem. Their unique sound is an upbeat mix of soul, funk, rock, and jazz: a culmination of many years of their individual musical styles and experience. They are known for putting their own twists on familiar tunes, blending styles, and swapping genres with ease and originality.
According to the Centre Daily Times, "There are lots of bands in the Centre Region, ranging from acoustic covers for relaxing bars scenes to died-in the wool singer-songwriter soul-shining goodness. Anchor & Arrow is somewhere in between all of that, definitely on the fun side of spectrum, but without compromising the artistic integrity of their craft."
About their music...
As Jenn said in the CDT interview, "Our original music can be described as a fusion of electronica, swing, funk and whatever we’re feeling any given day. We play a lot of covers at venues around town, but nothing is ever straight forward and it may take a while for the listener to realize what song it is then it can suddenly hop the tracks to a totally different song that may have the bones of a similar chord progression.”
Here's how Kevin Briggs, the reporter for the CDT, described their recent EP "Jumble."
"It’s definitely upbeat, and it was easy enough to hear the influence of different styles and genres, which all come together in what seems to me to be a danceable, New Orleans inspired, jazzy, stomping mash, which drives the music forward at live shows.
Anchor&Arrow appears regularly in Central Pennsylvania at the American Ale House & Grill, Big Spring Spirits, Otto’s Pub and Brewery, Shy Bear Brewery, Broken Axe Brew House, A’s Pub, Cafe 210 West, Doggie’s Pub and more, and they recorded their EP "Jumble" as part of the State Theater's "Sounds from the Attic" series.
For more info and samples of their music...
Here's a link to their website, anchor&arrowmusic.com
Here's a Youtube Video of "Pocket Boys" recorded at Zeno's
Here's a link to the Anchor&Arrow facebook page.
To learn more about a band, click on the band name in the schedule below.
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Outdoor Concerts are among the safest social activities, but we realize the seriousness of COVID 19 and recommend that you follow guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at the time of each concert.
Thanks to the generosity of New Pig and Daniel Silver (keyboard player for RIFF), a New Pig hand sanitizer station has been donated to support our concerts again this year. It will be located in the pergola, near the refreshment/merchandise table.
Our home at 211 Moondance Lane is only about 15 minutes from downtown State College. Don't be misled by the Port Matilda address.
For guests with mobility issues, we can reserve parking. We have modified the road down to the stage, so on nights with outdoor concerts we can allow a few cars to drive down, drop passengers, and park on the edge of the woods. Call Kyle at 814-404-1313 to make arrangements for people with mobility issues.
We will need to reschedule, as it's no longer safe to move the concerts indoors.
Can't beat an outdoor concert on a rain-free summer evening.
There are three homes on Moondance Lane, and Google hasn't figured us out quite yet. Our home is the one AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, so as you drive up Moondance Lane, take the uphill path at each of the two forks. (That's right at the first fork, then left at the second fork.)
If you get lost, call Kyle's cell phone number, 814-404-1313, and hope he can hear you over the music. (-:
In case you are not a GPS or Google Maps or MapQuest user, here's a set of directions you can use to make your way.
Directions to Kyle Peck and Catherine Augustine's Home at:
211 Moondance Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
(from Penn State University)