On this path for 15 years and counting, Shanna Rae has been playing music across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and beyond. She performs as a solo acoustic act with a show full of family-friendly original music, written and performed by her on guitar and with vocals.
With a sound that combines Pop with Country and other sub-genres, Shanna is a self-taught musician who is ready to entertain a crowd of any size.
Check out the Cornerstone music schedule for upcoming shows by Shanna Rae.
Michael Arthur performs original songs and select covers in the Singer/Songwriter musical genre. His poignant songs explore the breadth and depth of the human experience. Accompanying himself on solo acoustic guitar, Michael employs lush open guitar tunings as the canvas for his powerful and emotive vocal performances.
The most gratifying part of the process for Arthur is delivering a song that connects with the listener on a personal level. Michael explains… “the payoff for me is when someone comes up to me after a show and talks about how a song connected with something they are dealing with in their lives and somehow made them feel less alone in the struggle.
2016 Winner- ACT Songwriters Big Shootout competition in Ashland, VA
2012 Silver Medal- Susquehanna Folk Music Society Songwriting Competition
Along with several original songs, here is a list of some of the cover songs Michael regularly performs:
- “In My Life” – The Beatles
- “Harvest Moon” – Neil Young
- “Free Fallin'” – Tom Petty
- “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” – Bob Dylan
- “Going to California” – Led Zeppelin
- “Souvenirs” – John Prine
- “Part of the Plan” – Dan Fogelberg
- “Nowhere Man” – The Beatles
- “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” – Bob Dylan
- “Heart of Gold” – Neil Young
Check out the Cornerstone music schedule for upcoming shows by Michael Arthur.
Kevin Kline has been a part of the Central Pa. music scene for almost 20 years, first playing in blues bands and then transitioning into a solo act focusing on instrumental versions of songs. A typical performance will include instrumental covers of jazz tunes, folk, soft rock and some originals. Think of it as background music that facilitates and doesn’t get in the way of a good conversation.
Here is a list of some of the songs Kevin regularly performs versions of:
- “Layla” by Eric Clapton
- “Angel From Montgomery” by John Prine
- “Friend of the Devil” by The Grateful Dead
- “One Way Out” by Allman Brothers Band
- “Stand By Me” by Ben E King
- “Misty” by Ella Fitzgerald
- “Georgia” by Ray Charles
Check out the Cornerstone music schedule for upcoming shows by Kevin Kline.
Joe Cooney is a performing musician from Harrisburg, PA who plays guitar and sings with fervor that shakes the stage. A regular performer at Cornerstone for many years, Joe has been performing in the Central Pennsylvania area since 2010, performing folk, country, blues, and rock.
He primarily covers popular favorite songs ranging from the present back through the 1960s, with some of his favorite artists to cover being Gordon Lightfoot, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones and Bob Seger. Joe’s lifelong love of all types of music shows through when he performs.
“I like songs that have a special magic that keeps them fresh and exciting through the years. I try to treat them with the reverence that they deserve.”
Frequently, Joe perform in duos and trios with some of his great music friends. Known as Joe Cooney and Friends, they configure an ensemble to fit specific events with the talents of guitarist Dan Gierhart, bassist John Gladman and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanders, who plays harmonica, guitar, banjo, hammer dulcimer, percussion, and vocals.
Here is a list of some of the songs Joe regularly performs:
- “American Pie” – Don McLean
- “Behind Blue Eyes” – The Who
- “Country Roads” – John Denver
- “Fire and Rain” – James Taylor
- “Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash
- “Like a Rolling Stone” – Bob Dylan
- “Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen
- “Heart of Gold” – Neil Young
- “If You Could Read My Mind” – Gordon Lightfoot
- “The Weight” – The Band
- “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” – Gordon Lightfoot
- “Turn the Page” – Bob Segar
Check out the Cornerstone music schedule for upcoming shows by Joe Cooney.
Cornerstone’s Artist of the Month for October
Tell us briefly about your background & how you got started in your medium.
I WAS BORN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA I’VE ALWAYS ENJOYED ART I STARTED PAINTING JUST TO PASS THE TIME AND FOUND THAT I REALLY INJOY IT
How does your medium inform your viewpoint? Or what do you like most about your medium?
I ENJOY FEELING I GET WHEN I PAINT IT’S LIKE THE WORLD MELTS AWAY AND THERE’S JUST ME AND A CANVAS
Who or what have been your artistic inspirations?
FRIDA KAHLO IRVING PENN BANKSY ANYONE WHO CREATES ART
Do You Have a Favorite Piece in Your Portfolio?
What would be your advice to artists just starting out in your medium?
DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES THAT’S HOW WE LEARN
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Thu, March 26th, 6:00pm
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