Performance by Andy Tolins and Richard Sleigh

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Performance by Andy Tolins and Richard Sleigh

November 27, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Andy Tolins is a guitarist, bassist and vocalist, who also plays dobro, mandolin and table steel. He is an accomplished songwriter, bandleader, producer and all around good guy.

Andy has been performing full time in Central Pennsylvania and beyond for close to 30 years. His focus has been live American roots music, fronting his own blues and bluegrass bands. One of this groups, the Triple A Blues Band practically qualifies as an institution, since it was formed for the 1990 Arts Festival. The band has performed with national acts and at regional festivals and clubs throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.

Andy loves performing live – building on the club’s energy and vibe, and is always learning to keep it fresh and spontaneous for each performance.

Philipsburg native Richard Sleigh first heard the harmonica when his great uncle Bill played steam train imitations and songs like The Irish Washerwoman to crowds on street corners in his home town.

Richard started playing guitar at age 8 and added rack harmonica later on as he chased the sounds of Bob Dylan and the Beatles. As a college student his study abroad semester in London turned into a year of traveling on bicycle through Greece, Europe, Wales and Ireland with his harmonica as a constant companion. Music was a great way to meet people and also make some extra cash busking on street corners.

Building custom harmonicas, teaching and playing harmonica has been Richard’s primary occupation since 1994. As a musician, Richard has played on stage with blues stars and symphony orchestras. He has also created music for theatre productions, movie soundtracks, and numerous recording sessions.

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November 27, 2020
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
814 237 3682