Now celebrating its 37th anniversary season
October 11, 2014 Season OpenerMo Lowda and The Humble
Jordan Caiola’slove for music has been evident since he was caught on camera rhythmically bobbing his head along to Fisher Price headphones before the age of 2. Due to his father’s strong influence and his hefty catalogue of music, Jordan’s passion for music only grew. Inspired by greats like Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and others, Caiola took a particular liking to the art of songwriting. Since getting his first guitar nearly 10 years ago, Caiola has written over 250 songs spanning several genres. Today, he focuses his songwriting on the alternative rock trio that is Mo Lowda & the Humble, combining a raspy, soulful vocal style with catchy, yet aggressive guitar riffs. Caiola’s lyrics are from the heart, addressing personal heartache, loss, bliss, and anger as well as more widespread issues such as greed, deforestation, and fate.
Shane Woodsbegan playing drums at age 7. Originally being inspired by rock greats such as John Bonham and Keith Moon, Shane soon began incorporating different styles into his drumming. After hearing Billy Cobham's "Spectrum" for the first time, he decided there was no limit to the instrument. As a musician he is forever torn between his love for complexity amd the power of simplicity. This struggle defines his playing. A recent grad from Temple University's School of Communications, Shane enjoys recording music as well as playing it.
Nathan Matulisbegan playing bass at age fifteen. Right from the start he played in groups with his friends that ranged in styles from pop and rock to funk and jazz and everything in between. He was a member of the prestigious Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band, Pennsbury Orchestra, and pit orchestra ensembles for the High School's musical productions. Now attending Temple University's College of Engineering and a member of Mo Lowda & The Humble, Nathan delicately balances the responsibilities of a student and musician. His major musical influences include Jaco Pastorius, Thundercat, and Victor Wooten. The result is a unique take on the bass that fits well into the original musical stylings of Mo Lowda & The Humble.
October 20-24, 2014BCPAC Educational Outreach Brings David Gonzalez (Storyteller, musician, poet, actor, writer and music therapist)
To The Pennsbury School District
- This season’s school residency, held in October 2014, will feature David Gonzalez, a nationally acclaimed storyteller and musician. He will perform at each of Pennsbury’s 10 elementary schools in a series of 12 assemblies.
David Gonzalez is a one-of-a-kind artist. He has created numerous productions combining compelling drama, music, and multi-media, all of which enchant audiences nationwide with stories of love, hope, courage, and wisdom. David will be bringing three of his programs to Pennsbury schools: Maddog and Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness, which addresses the issue of bullying; Aesop Bops!, a fun- filled interactive show featuring a potpourri of Aesop's classic stories, including The Lion and the Mouse and others; and Cuentos, Tales from the Latino World. Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx! BCPAC is extremely excited to offer this opportunity for creative learning to our Pennsbury students.