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Cabinet’s 2nd Annual Festival-Susquehanna Breakdown

Saturday, May 10
The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Scranton, PA

Cabinet, in conjunction with Live Nation, announced their 2nd annual music festival to play The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Saturday, May 10th. Continuing in the “named after a Cabinet song” tradition, this year’s festival has been named SUSQUEHANNA BREAKDOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Taking the name from a track on the band’s most recent album, a nearby river and a noisy, energetic American country dance, 2014’s fest promises to be even bigger and better than the last.

New to the festival this year will be the addition of more performing artists, a second stage, more craft and food vendors, family friendly camping (on the pavilion lawn!) and much, much more. Full lineup, charity partner and new festival addition details will roll out in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned.

Celebrated sons of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cabinet has long outgrown the “local band” label while remaining loyal to their regional fans. The six piece bluegrass / Americana outfit has been busy touring the United States to promote their second studio album, Leap and their most current live release, This Is Cabinet – Set II (both on Ropeadope Records). Susquehanna Breakdown will mark the bands first return to the area in a half a year and is a highly-anticipated homecoming to this local venue. Fans are expected from far and wide.
Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchworkAmericana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building. Everyone will want to get on the wagon with Cabinet. Members Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dylan Skursky (electric bass, double bass), Todd Kopec (fiddle, vocals), and Jami Novak (drums, percussion), all live and love music, and their polished sound belies their young age.

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