Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Festival

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival proudly announces The Great Swamp Blues Band will participate during the upcoming 2011 Main Street Band Festival Live Performances.  Main Street Music Committee Chair, Randy Kohrs, is anticipating having as many as six live performances at various locations up and down Main Street, Honesdale from 10 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, June 18, 2011 to kick off the music and arts festival scheduled for well into that evening.

 The Great Swamp Blues Band performances are known for delighting audiences with recognizable cover songs complemented by originals.  According to frontman, Mark Hamza, their style echoes “the Jazzy side of the Blues”.  Performing as a quartet, their instruments include Hammond organ, trombone, saxophone, and drums.  Mark became a full-time musician some 40 years ago, and during a gig in the Poconos he became convinced that the wonderfully supportive, highly musician-friendly area was where he wanted to relocate.  He has performed on many albums and played with a wide variety of bands and individual acts, including “The Happenings”, “Clarence Spady Band”--where he worked particularly on Blues-style playing on his customized Hammond organ--Richard Meyer, Eric Anderson, and Richard Shindell.  More information and a sampling of their talent can be found at on their facebook page, Great Swamp Blues Band, at the websites, www.markhamza.com and www.reverbnation.com/greatswampbluesband.