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2023 Festival Season About To Get Started!!!!
The start of spring is always a welcome sign, and part of the reason is it reminds us that Festival Season is right around the corner. Playing festivals is always a great time, not only to get to play for people that haven't heard us before, but also the atmosphere and chance to listen to a lot of other bands we normally don't get to see. So far we are scheduled to play two of our favorite festivals. On May 20 we will be returning once again to the Garden Stage at Millvale Music Fest. We will be playing from 1 - 1:40. From playing in the Green House after a nasty storm to breaking out our first ever all original set, Millvale holds a lot of good memories. You can expect another set of all original music. Then on July 29, we will be playing at Gibbon Glades as part of Grass in The Glades. After playing this event in the past, last year we took part in their Lazy Ass Spring Thing. We are excited to return this year with a set of some of our favorite songs. We play on the main stage from 1-2.
EASE at Gibbon Glades 2022
EASE undergoes a lineup change
George has decided to take a break after playing with us for nearly 7 years. After meeting George at an open stge over Christmas, 2015, George quickly became a part of the EASE family and a vital part of the band. Bringing with him country and swing influences, George's fiddle and mandolin playing helped round out the band and has been with us through a large part of our development. He appeared publicly with us over 200 times, starting with his first gig with us in July 31, 2016 at the Harmony Inn and continuing through until August 27 at Cousins, ending the show with a show piece of his, a cover of the Devil Makes Three's Do Wrong Right. We will miss George and wish him all the best. In the meantime, we will continue playing, sometimes as a duo, sometimes with a special guest or two, as we continue to make music into 2023
Ezra's Authentic Snake Elixir, with George on fiddle, at Ayers Amphitheater at the Zelienople Concert Series
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EASE at Millvale Music Festival 2022
EASE live at Lazy Ass Spring Thing 4-23-22
EASE played at Lazy Ass Spring Thing April 23 at the Glades Festival Grounds. Monark Sound recorded the complete set. You can click below to watch the entire set.
Recently EASE has had to play a few shows without fiddler/mandolinist George Riley. While we definitely missed George, we were very happy to have Mark Bergfelt step in on the fiddle and mandolin, as well as some vocals, to contribute to some enjoyable evenings of music.
As we move forward with George unable to play with us, we have considered ourselves very fortunate to have the incredibly talented Stephanie Green sit in with us. Stephanie is a fantastic fiddle player and has also been demonstrating her chops on mandolin as well. It's been a pleasure to have Stephanie add to the EASE sound.
This month we are celebrating the start of spring like weather and the start of Festival season. We are very much looking forward to returning to the Millvale Music Festival on May 20 and wanted to share a video which we like to think helps put you in the spring/festival vibe, even if it was recorded in January. Here is I Hope I'm Stoned When Jesus Takes Me Home with Stephanie on the fiddle. We had a lot of fun the day this was recorded and hope you find it as fun as we did. Enjoy
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February 21, 2016 EASE is today's featured video on DEAD.NET
May 12,2018 EASE at Millvale Music Fest!!!!!
For the second year in a row, we are proud to have a video of ours selected as the Featured Video Of The Day on www.dead.net (the official site of the Grateful Dead) as part of their DeadCoversProject. This years video is of Me and My Uncle. It was taken before George and Henry (who has since left) joined the band, but remains a staple of our repertoire. Hopefully we will have more videos of the four of us to share shortly.
EASE played at the Millvale Music Festival on May 12. Though the torrential rains and lightening caused the stage at The Gardens Of Millvale to be shut down, the party moved into the adjoining greenhouse where EASE (which by then consisted of George and Henry in addition to Dave and Steve) was joined by festival goers for an enjoyable, off the cuff set.
EASE on Dead Covers Project 2022
EASE was featured on the Grateful Dead's website on February 5, 2022 as part of their yearly Dead Covers Project which highlights videos of artists covering Grateful Dead Songs. This year marked the third time that Dave and Steve were featured, but the first time that George, Steve, and Dave submitted a video as Ezra's Authentic Snake Elixir that was featured. This years theme was Europe 72. Click the picture below to watch EASE play Me and My Uncle.
January 29, 2016 The First Gig
EASE played its first gig as on January 29, 2016 at the Monroe Hotel in Butler, Pa. Starting as a duo with Dave on acoustic guitar and Steve on bass, EASE opened for Tom Panei and Shawn Hartman and kicked off their hour long set with what would become a traditional opener, Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie and closed with their popular take on Merle Holby's Moonshine and Marijuana.