Over the holiday weekend, the headliner for the Conshohocken Music Festival, Marah, was part of the line-up at the HoagieNation Festival in Philadelphia. The festival was organized by Darryl Hall and John Oates. Here is what Philly.com’s Dan DeLuca said about Marah’s performance:
The responsibility for bringing unadulterated rock-and-roll to Hoagie Nation fell to Marah, and the band led by brothers Dave and Serge Bielanko did not shirk their responsibility.
After a bagpipe intro by Jeff Clarke, the band, accompanied by the four-man Hoppin’ John Horns, hurtled into their South Philly travelogue “Christian Street” (“St. Paul’s is for soul salvage / 9th street for my fennel and leak”). Their sweaty set included “The Catfisherman” about fishing in the Delaware, and a closing cover of The O’Jays’ “Love Train” that put many of the band members’ young children to work. Dave Bielanko urged the crowd to “congratulate yourselves for being from here, because America is out there, and it’s not Philadelphia.”
Here is some video from Marah’s performance captured by 215Music:
Joining Marah at the Conshohocken Music Festival are Lolly & YoYo (show for kids), Sparkle Pony, The Boatloads, Vince Zeller, Coast to Coast and The Sofa Kings. In addition to the music, there will be a kids area sponsored by John Kennedy Ford and Mazda of Conshohocken. For adults there will be beer and wine. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and spread out on the field.
Details and tickets for the Conshohocken Music Festival are available for purchase online. Use promo code MTTC to receive $5.00 off per ticket through Friday, May 2nd.