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Since 2005, The Bus Stop Music Café has been working hard to bring you the things you love. Enjoy live music, shop our HUGE selection of new and used Vinyl, CD’s and Cassettes. Affordable music lessons are available for all ages (voted best in Gloucester County two years running). Come on out to the Bus Stop for a fun night out!

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Live Music

4/25/15 Andrea Carlson & The Love Police, Christopher Davis Shannon


Andrea Carlson & The Love Police!
www.andreacarlsonmusic.com

Born in Tennessee, Andrea Carlson moved all around the country growing up. In high school, the family settled in Chicago, and she attended college there too. First, she was a student of Fine Art at Columbia College. Later, she transferred to the American Conservatory of Music, where she earned her BM in Classical Guitar. A singer and lover of jazz, Andrea moonlighted as a vocalist throughout her studies with several different bands, doing music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. This continued for 10 years, and she was able to perform in many of the top venues and festivals — a highlight was opening for the one and only James Brown!

After moving to the Philadelphia area, however, she began to perform solo, using her classical guitar skills to accompany her singing the standards of jazz. She soon found herself writing extra lyrics to the songs, and sought new ways to arrange them. Through this interest and experience she began composing songs of her own. In 2009, not long into her dabbling with songwriting, she entered a song writing contest…on a whim. She was a winner that year with the Philadelphia Songwriter’s Project! And then again, she won a song writing contest for the 2012 Montgomery/Bucks Music Awards with her song “Mysterious Moon”.

Andrea’s music is not only refreshing, but it is Retro, Jazzy, Bluesy, Romantic and most of all it’s fun! She enchants with sultry and playful vocals as she delivers melodies that sound like they belong in the American Songbook, and with her own spin! Her lyrics have been described as ‘quick and witty, in the vein of Cole Porter’ and her classically-trained guitar style as ‘channeling Django Reinhardt’! She has performed in a variety of venues throughout the Philadelphia area, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Chicago, and LA! A Five week European Tour began in June 2013, with stops at the Green Note in London, the Samois Django Festival in Paris, Songwriter’s Circle in Amsterdam, and featured performances at clubs in Barcelona and Edinburgh! In 2014, Andrea again toured Europe, adding Norway, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic to her list of perforances… as well as shows in Columbus, Cincinnati, Memphis, Nashville, and Indianapolis.

Christopher Davis Shannon
www.cdavisshannon.com

Saturday, April 25
7PM
$10
All Ages (Under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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5/01/15 G.T.O., Tropical Nasty

GTO

Hard driving Power-Trio featuring
Jacob Graff
Jim Oakley
Pete Thompson
Tropical Nasty

https://www.facebook.com/tropicalnasty
https://tropicalnasty.bandcamp.com

A rebirth of 60s and 70s era rock and Reggae with three part harmonies and a youthful abandon that renders authentic versions of Jimi Hendrix tunes as well as an abundant collection of originals that sound like Jimi could have written them -Tropical Nasty is pure rocking groove. Their influences include Miles Davis, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Marley, The Meters, Southern Culture on the Skids, the Who and of course Jimi Hendrix and they dip into all of the above Dave Tepper is a young master of the guitar who enthralls audiences with his rapturous solos and beguiling stage antics reminiscent of his rock mentors. Myke Anthony and Collin Bunch are a rock solid rhythm section that hold this creative spectacle together and give it motion. Hold on to your hat – the journey is just beginning.

Friday May 1
Doors open at 6PM
Show starts at 7PM
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available
$10 Cover
All Ages (Under 16 w/ adult)

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5/02/15 The Jersey Cornpickers, Bohemian Mechanics

The Jersey Corn Pickers
www.jerseycornpickers.com/

The Jersey Corn Pickers are a Philly area band that plays original and traditional, high energy bluegrass and Americana music. Their style is informed by their love of old time, folk, rock, blues, traditional country, and all manner of American roots music.

They are busy performing at clubs, coffee houses, and festivals all over the northeast. They have two CDs out: Jersey Corn Pickers and Lessons Learned, which you can find on the Music page. They’ve opened for such notable musicians as Peter Rowan, Tony Trischka, Marah, and many more. They performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, World Cafe Live, and appeared on the Gene Shay Folk Show on WXPN in Philadelphia.

They love performing and it shows. Their live shows are rowdy affairs that will put a smile on your face!

The Bohemian Mechanics
www.bohemianmechanics.com

The group plays an eclectic mix of Blues , Soul ,Country and Rock&Roll cover/interpretations and original songs (they have four cd’s recorded). Their original music is a mix of all the styles and influences stated above and more , mixing them in any way they choose and to their own liking.

Having been a four-piece Blues Rock band for years as Blues Box then Bluesbox Delux, in 2013, they changed into an acoustic/electric trio (with a MS/SJ drum box). The trio went nameless for almost a year while rehearsing and recording. In December of 2013 like a star rising out of the East Coast, they were inspired with the idea of “a kind of free artistic (unpretentious) musical machine that was also “organic and open to change” !
They became The Bohemian Mechanics in January 2014.

Saturday, May 2
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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5/08/15 The Coyotes, DNR Band

The Coyotes:

http://www.coyotesmusic.com

Rik & Wendi Bourne have been married since 1978, and have been playing music together since they met. Bill Dooley was there (at a music party) when they were on their first date. The trio have been playing together on and off ever since. So in addition to being long-time musical buddies, these three are also treasured friends.

DNR, AKA:
https://www.facebook.com/Dnraband

Featuring Dave Armor

DNR is a medical term meaning “Do Not Resuscitate.”  We came to adopt the name DNR because we jokingly thought we were on the “back nine” of life, and we said at rehearsal one night with tongue firmly in cheek , that if anyone drops to keep playing.

We all met at a weekly jam/get together. We shared a common love of rootsy, traditional American music.  One member may be more rooted in bluegrass, where another may have deep ties to the blues or folk music.  We feel this diversity serves the whole, giving us a broader range of material.

Our original music shares these many influences. “If we like it we will play it,” have fun doing it, and hope to share  that fun with our audiences. Enthusiasm is the final crucial ingredient. Strong vocal harmonies coupled with instrumental soloing make for a fun musical experience. We love what we do, and hope you will as well.

Friday, May 8
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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05/09/15 PineWolf & The Pack, Swing That Cat, Cowboy Earl Arnold



PineWolf & The Pack:
www.reverbnation.com/pinewolfthepack
Pinewolf and the Pack is a blues band from the South Jersey area performing a mix of classic blues and original blues. With a band of master bluesmen on drums, guitar, saxophone and doghouse bass, The Pack keeps the vibe tight and soulful while giving Pinewolf a wide open stage to create an entertaining show that gets everybody’s mojo workin’. If you love classic Chicago style blues, a great groove and some nice and dirty harmonica riffs, you’ll love Pinewolf & the Pack. Oh Yeah!

Swing That Cat:
www.swingthatcat.band/

 Born out of a simple idea and a love of good music, ~ Swing That Cat! ~ is on a mission, with a message:

“Come have great fun dancing through the night,
and if your evening has a happy ending,
then we did ourselves right!”

What more could you ask for from a 9 piece band that plays lots of Horny Swing, Jump Blues and Rockabilly, mixed with a splash of Cabaret flair. Backed by a crazy bunch of cats that all call South Jersey their home, Swing That Cat! has come to Philly to kick the can around!

‘Cowboy’ Earl Arnold: 
Old-time Country/Western from  house favorite Earl Arnold!

Saturday, May 9
Doors at 6PM

Music at 7PM
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available
$15 Cover
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)

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5/15/15 April Mae & The Junebugs, Terry Rivel’s Lost Highway

April Mae & The Junebugs
www.aprilmaeandthejunebugs.com

April Mae & The June Bugs play Americana under the influence of jump blues, swing and boogie with a dab of N’awlins for extra spice! Smoke and honey vocals, cigar box guitar, upright bass, banjo, mandolin, washboard…servin’ up high energy and deep vintage vibes is their specialty. Roots baby roots!

Terry Rivel’s Lost Highway
www.reverbnation.com/terryrivel

Friday, May 15
Doors open at 6PM
Show starts at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu available
Auburn Road Wines Available 

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5/21/15 Ameranouche

Ameranouche:
www.ameranouche.com/

The area’s Gypsy Jazz masters return to The Bus Stop! Catch them on a special Thursday Night!
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The award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call “Gypsy Flamenco Swing.”  They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA and the National Press Club.  The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt.  The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant.  Whether they’re playing a musette waltz from 1930 or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche’s Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century.

Gypsy Flamenco Swing is about coming together and celebrating our shared humanity.  Ameranouche is committed to connecting deeply with its audience and sharing joy and peace through its live shows and recorded albums.

Thursday, May 21
Doors 6PM
Show 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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5/22/15 Bosom Band, John Brennan Blues Band

The Bosom Band

John Brennan Blues Band

More Info TBA shortly!

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5/30/15 Blue Frances, Roth & The Reason, Shawn Would, Jon Goodman

Bill Roth & The Reason:

Blue Frances:

Shawn Would:

Jon Goodman:

Saturday, May 30
Doors open at 6PM
Show begins at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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6/05/15 Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands

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6/06/15 The Deb Callahan Band, Eric Sommer

The Deb Callahan Band:

http://www.debcallahanband.com/

Eric Sommer opens the show!
www.ericsommer.com

Saturday, June 6
Doors open at 6PM
Show starts at 7PM
$12
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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6/12/15 Rootology, TBA

Rootology
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCROZvSiaQ

Rootology is a great new Roots/Americana band featuring some of the best musicians and vocalists in the area. Under the big tent of American music, their repertoire includes Electric and Acoustic blues, Bluegrass and Old-time music, Folk, Folk Rock and Jazz. Wanamaker Lewis is on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo and vocals; Arlyn Wolters, a member of Philadelphia’s well known blues band The Dukes Of Destiny, lends her spectacular voice very effectively to not just the blues, but to every genre in the band; Larry Feldman is on mandolin, fiddle, lap-steel and electric guitars. Larry has played with many luminaries including Lester Chambers; Larry Cohen is on electric bass. Larry is a tremendous musician who was a founding member of Skyline, a ground breaking bluegrass band featuring world renowned banjoist Tony Trischka. Highlights of the band include Larry’s tasty and dynamic bass solos. Rounding out the band is Drummer Chuck Lindsey. With a deep, smoky baritone voice, Chucks adds a great flavor to the band both on lead and harmony vocals. All together this versatile band creates very exciting, and satisfying Americana/Roots music.

Friday, June 12
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10
All Ages (Under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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6/13/15 The Texas Leggs, TBA

The Texas Leggs

More info TBA shortly!

Saturday, June 13
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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6/19/15 Morning River Band, TBA

Morning River Band

More info TBA shortly!

Friday, June 19
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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6/26/15 Wendy Betz & The Riseing, Payton Taylor

Wendy Betz & The Riseing:

Payton Taylor:

More info TBA soon!

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07/10/14 Eric Sommer, TBA

Eric Sommer

Opening act TBA

Friday, July 10
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
$10
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available

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07/18/15 Blue Wave Theory

Blue Wave Theory:
www.bluewavetheory.blastbeat.net

Blue Wave Theory is an American instrumental rock band formed in 2007 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The group’s sound is rooted in surf music of the 1960s, but delves into many genres including elements of garage, punk, psychedelic, progressive, funk, reggae, and space rock. An accomplished group of musicians whose versatility is as broad as their personal backgrounds with decades of musical influence, ranging from Dick Dale, Link Wray, X, Ramones, King Crimson, and Rush, to the funk of Dennis Coffey and psychedelic surf of The Mermen. The band’s music is entirely instrumental with Steve Rabeler on guitar, Kevin Stamper on bass, and Rob Wolleben on drums. Guitarist Bob Trimble recently joined forces with the band for live shows and recordings…transforming the power trio into a power quartet! The insistence for each musician in this trio to keep true to their personal styling and inspiration gives Blue Wave Theory a distinctive stamp of uniqueness and creativity.

Blue Wave Theory and their hectic eclectic brand of instrumental surf rock has shared the stage with the legendary Dick Dale as well as some of the finest east coast surf bands including Mister Neutron, The Octomen, The Coffin Daggers, and The Supertones. The band regularly performs at some of the coolest music venues in Philadelphia, New York City, and New Jersey including the Sellersville Theater, World Cafe Live, The North Star Bar, The Record Collector, The Rotunda, and Otto’s Shrunken Head. In addition, Blue Wave Theory plays at several east coast music festivals including Bethlehem Musikfest, Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, Twangstock, and Surfapalooza.

Magnatune Records released the eponymous Blue Wave Theory album in 2010. A second album “Superstorm” was released in 2013. Individual songs have appeared on instrumental surf compilations including “Sympathy for the Reverb” (coming in 2014), “Radical Waves” (2012), and “Off the Deep End” (2011). Blue Wave Theory’s music has also been licensed for a wide variety of purposes including Samsung product advertisements, DIY Network television broadcasts, Red Bull Media House productions, and hot rod DVD’s.

More acts TBA!

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8/08/15 W&E Swing

W&E Swing
Swing and standards featuring Wendi Bourne and Ernie Pugliese!

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8/22/15 No Good Sister

No Good Sister:

More info TBA soon!

Saturday, August 22
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
All Ages (under 16 w/ adult)
Full Food Menu Available
Auburn Road Wines Available 

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