Milton Zombie Fest 2018
Triple Threat, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Dirk Quinn Band, Universal Funk Order, Wall of Cain, Lower Case Blues, Flatland Drive, Mama's Black Sheep, Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz, Hot Breakfast, Scrapple
Oct 20, 2018
Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pmCalliope
This event is all ages
Your festival pass gets you all you see below including being a part of the walk. 100% of your entry fee goes to the organizations listed below! Bring you own chair or blanket to enjoy the great line up and amazing food.
FOOD TRUCKS - Po'Boys, and more TBA
VENDORS - Delmarva Historic Haunts, and more TBA
MAKEUP STATIONS by Delaware Learning Institue of Technology
BEER TENT - TBA
8:00pm: ZOMBIE WALK
$5/advance, $10/day of - children 12 and under free
Benefitting - Calliope Project(the Milton Theatre), The Milton Historical Society, The Milton Fire Department, and Casa San Franciscohttps://www.miltontheatre.com/event/1613993/
Initially attracted to the guitar as a teenager after being introduced to classic rock giants such as Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, Quinn’s thirst for the unique and bizarre soon had him jamming along to the more radical and daring Mahavishnu Orchestra and the humorous, bass-laden noise of Primus. Playing virtually non-stop with countless musical projects afforded him ample opportunity to hone his chops. It wouldn’t be long before the refining of his own artistic message coupled with a fresh, new outlook and a deeper musical/life philosophy opened up to him the world of jazz. Miles, Coltrane, Monk and Brubeck along with the more contemporary sounds of Bela Fleck, John Scofield, Ahmad Jamal and Jaco Pastorius began heavily influencing his musical direction. Liberated by the idea of free improvisation, he was finally able to realize and focus his musical vision.
In 2007 Quinn made his long-awaited recording debut releasing his self-titled CD - "Dirk Quinn". Working the club and coffee house circuit, Quinn became increasingly in demand, playing as many as three gigs a day while getting the occasional call to share the stage with musical legends such as Steve Kimock, Bernie Worell, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Alan Evans (Soulive), Keller Williams, Garaj Mahal, Booker T, Jimmy Bruno, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks Band), Marco Benevento, Zach Deputy, Jim Weider (The Band), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Rodney Holmes (Santana), "DreamWeaver" Gary Wright, and Sam Kininger (Soulive) - each performance steadily garnering more recognition for Quinn, who believes in winning fans one by one on the merit of the music.
"QuinnTet", his sophomore CD release, features “thoughtful, original melodies flowing seamlessly over groove-heavy rhythms; intricate song structures giving way to strongly expressive, organic improvisations.” Drawing inspiration from every musical genre, his solo acoustic sound has been compared to the guitar “pyrotechnics” of Keller Williams and Michael Hedges, while his full band compositions bear resemblances that range from the honest, urban funk of Soulive to the brave experimentation of Medeski, Martin and Wood.
Surrounding himself with a group of extremely talented and like-minded musicians, Quinn has been playing shows across North America while receiving an ever increasing amount of media attention. His music has now been featured on over 100+ radio stations worldwide and gets regular airplay in his hometown of Philadelphia. Notable spins include the "Pick of the Day" on WXPN in Philadelphia as well as on the nationally syndicated "Keller's Cellar" broadcast hosted by Keller Williams.
The Dirk Quinn Band released "Live at Home" in January of 2012. Featuring tracks recorded over 5 different shows in and around their hometown of Philadelphia, the new CD runs the gamut from beautiful and delicate movements to evil dissonance; from intricate and thought provoking melodies to hard driving funk and is a fantastic representation of the group's live show experience.
The band’s infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most exciting!
Universal Funk Order draws inspiration from all areas of the musical spectrum in their quest to stimulate your mind while taking control of your body. Featuring an incredible tight rhythm section, an energy driven horn section and passionate vocals, this band's live show and recorded works are something to be reckoned with! With over 5 years of live performances under their belt and 30 years of music schooling between them, UFO has quietly built up a reputation of putting on a spectacular live show around the mid-atlantic region.
I instantly knew their sound was invigorating and fresh Chris M. Peters, Assistant Producer, MTV (New York)
LCB focuses on playing original music with a reasonable amount of covers thrown into the mix to pay tribute to there inspirations. The band always plays with feeling and improvisation… you’ll never hear a song played the same way twice.
Some of LCB’s accomplishments include…
-Inducted to "The Blues Hall of Fame" 2012
-Played "Firefly Festival in Dover DE" 2012
-Was selected "Best Band in Delaware in 2009" ... Delaware Today Magazine
-Opened for acts such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Blues Traveler, Grand Funk Railroad, .38 Special, Michael Burks, The Junco Pardners, Los Lonely Boys, Jakob Dylan, and Robert Randolph..
-Backed up funk guitar great - Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) @ Dogfish Head Brewery in 2010
-Competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
-Was voted Best Blues Band in Delaware by Out ‘n’ About Magazine.
-Won award for Best Americana Band in April 2007 at the Delaware Music Festival.
-Won “Battle of the Blues” for local radio station 98.5 Big Classic Rock.
-Recorded and performed with producer and keyboardist Johnny Neel (formerly of the Allman Bros.)
In their relatively short time together, the band has shared the stage with the likes of bluegrass giants such as The Seldom Scene, The Lonesome River Band, Dailey and Vincent, The Boxcars, and many other stellar bands in the world of bluegrass. They have worked very hard to write, find, and sharpen a wide array of material that showcases the instrumental prowess of their players and the respected harmonic talents of their vocalists.
From multi-day weekend bluegrass festivals to intimate, yet down-to-earth weddings and everything else in-between, Flatland Drive is available to bring its talents and musical repertoire to nearly any occasion. The band hopes to see you in its musical journey sometime or many times throughout this year's playing season.
Alan Rausch - Dobro
Lee Collins - Guitar
Brad Turner - Mandolin
Curt Fox - Banjo
Rodney Collins - Bass
Touring together since 2008, Miller & Cerulli (veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit), will make you feel like every aspect of their journey is in Real-Time. Creating a sound all of their own, Mama’s Black Sheep is driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey & whiskey in perfect harmonious balance. These ladies rock to their own beat, sharing songs of life and love, and empowering the listener to live boldly beyond the barriers.
With two well received CD’s to their credit (Unmarked Highway, 2010; Drivin’ On, 2011) the duos newest recording,“Live @ The Bevy” was released in 2016. “Live @ The Bevy” is a full length concert DVD/CD set recorded at the Bevy In Birdtown in the Cleveland, OH area. The new recording features eight original songs along with some of their most requested covers. Mama’s Black Sheep has been burning up the road touring extensively throughout the continental U.S. and the Caribbean, playing nearly 200 shows a year. While much of their touring is done as a duo, they are occasionally seen as a trio, or full band with the addition of violin and/or bass.
Prior to Mama’s Black Sheep, Ashland toured for twelve years as part of the award-winning acoustic duo, CommondbonD, releasing six CD’s, performing on The Nashville Network (TNN), and showcasing their music in forty states, as well as overseas. Ashland’s songwriting, harmonies, and creative musical arrangements, have been shared on stage with talent such as John Mayer, Ritchie Havens, Catie Curtis, and Sophie B. Hawkins.
Laura previously fronted her own band, Cerulean Groove. She toured internationally from 2005-2008 as a full time member of SONiA & disappear fear. Her unique style has been appreciated everywhere from The Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), to The Barns at Wolftrap (VA), to the High Sierra Music Festival (CA), to The Red Roof Women’s Festival (Ontario), and even ‘down under’ at the Woodford Folks Festival (AUS).
Ashland and Laura, produce magical tapestries of songs, weaving energetic color and rich texture to create an infectious and lively conversation between guitar and percussion. Miller’s passionate voice will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired, and ultimately, desire more. Bob Steel of “Baltimore Out Loud” writes “Cerulli opens her mouth and the world stands still as she wrings every drop of emotion out of the lyrics with her powerful, soaring voice, forged in the fires of the blues and tempered in the cool technique of her classical training.”
This thought-provoking duo will tantalize your aural appetite, regardless of your musical taste buds, with a diverse blend of blues, soul, country, pop, and more by unapologetically dipping into the well of all music genres. It’s called soulful, poetic story telling with an irresistible groove.
Christine is known for bringing her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally as a solo act as well as with Gypsy Fuzz. After an inspirational time of being based in Portland, OR, Christine is once again back in the Philly area and frequenting such venues as Tin Angel, World Café Live, Steel City, Godfrey Daniels, Jammin’ Java, Burlap and Bean, Triumph Brewing Company, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Passim, to name a few.
Michael McKenna at Steel Notes Magazine shares, “This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allows her to create eclectic music which will grab your heart and leave a lasting memory. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats. This album (Vol. 2 The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It’s hot, tight, precise, and just plain kick-ass. If I was still programming radio, I’d be all over this! My recommendation is to go hear the band live, buy the CD, and experience what I have just heard. I give this TWO THUMBS UP!”
We've played on stages from Delaware to California and many places in between, from small intimate venues like The Tin Angel (Philadelphia) to festivals like Wilmo Rock Circus (Delaware), Burning Man (Nevada), and SXSW (Austin). We've been known to rock a house concert, too!
In March of 2013, we were absolutely thrilled (and floored) to win two 2012 Homey Awards; one for BEST EP for our self-produced and self-titled EP ("Hot Breakfast!"), and for BEST LEAD SINGER (for Jill Knapp's larynx and Matt's ability to write songs in comfortable keys), and in 2014 we brought home two more: BEST SONGWRITER (for Matt's madd skillz) and BEST COLLABORATION (for "This is Our Hit Song" - a satirical techno song we did with our hero and pal Todd Chappelle).
We are neither the defunct band from Vancouver BC, the college cover band from Massachusetts nor the morning radio shows in Australia and Uganda. We are Delaware's PREMIER acoustic dork-rock power duo. Some have even called us acoustic punk. Either way, we're just happy to get to do what we love for our fist-pumping fans.
Scrapple was formed in 1995 in the Lewes area and had a few member changes before forming as the current 3 piece powerhouse in 1999. A local Scrapple truck passing the group spawned the name. Playing all over the area from PA to MD to VA and their home state of DE, they have shared the stage with Peter Frampton, Kix, Buck Cherry, 38 Special, The Charlie Daniels Band(odd one there!) and many others, big & small. Scrapple pride themselves on playing to have a good time and make sure everyone at their shows does too!