“The Gray Geezers”

NEB Oct 2016

Gary “Choo-Choo” Yerger,   Lee “Little Buford” Schappell,   Rick “Slim” Guinan,   and  “Marvelous Markie” Miller

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 The NEW EARTH BAND  welcomes you to our warm and fuzzy cyber-home!  Check out “On the Docket” for  1) Future playing dates,  2) Announcements,   3) Thank-you’s and Acknowledgments.  On  many of those up-coming , you can join us in person for som loose and easy, certified organic, raw-boned “Retro-Rural” Gospel Music – with just a bit of a saw-tooth edge – and a message that’s delivered to your heart in high-definition!   We’re so “down-home” that our zip code is “E-I-E-I-O” !  

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The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time  Click the following link to listen to the opening track from the current CD, “A Long Time Coming”   –> 

         In A Little While We’re Going Home

 … and click this link to view the video “A Long Time Coming” – produced by video guru  “O.K.”  Roque’ Rojas  –>

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The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click this link to hear “Born Again”, from the current CD “A Long Time Coming”   –>  01 – Born Again

The New Earth Band | A Long Time Coming  PURCHASE “A Long Time Coming”  CD, or to hear clips, click here  >>

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The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click this link to get a good listen to the title track from Little Buford’s solo CD, “The Last Kamikaze”!   –>   The Last Kamikaze

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click the following one to hear “Monkey See, Monkey Do”, from  “The Last Kamikaze” CD!  –>  Monkey See, Monkey Do

  The New Earth Band & "Little Buford": The Last Kamikaze  PURCHASE “The Last Kamikaze”  CD, or hear clips, click here  >>  

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The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click here to listen to “The Jubilee”,  from The NEW EARTH BAND’s second CD, “Gospel Truth” –> Jubilee Remix

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click here to hear “That’s Just Not the Gospel”, from The NEW EARTH BAND’s “Gospel Truth” CD  –> That’s Just Not the Gospel  (See Galatians 1:6-9)

  The New Earth Band: Gospel Truth   PURCHASE the “Gospel Truth” CD, or hear audio clips, click here  >> 

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The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click here to listen to “Rock of Ages”, featuring some gritty instrumental work from fiddler Warren “Mose” Boyer and Markie Miller on the Dobro –>  Rock of Ages

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click here to listen to “Gospel State of Mind” from The NEW EARTH BAND’s self-titled, initial CD  –>  Gospel State of Mind

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper TimeClick here to hear “The Unclouded Day”  from The NEW EARTH BAND’s self-titled, initial CD  –>  The Unclouded Day

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The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click here to listen to The NEW EARTH BAND with Marvelous Markie singing lead on the unreleased track  –> Supper Time 

GOD  WHISPERS  IN  YOUR  SOUL  AND  SPEAKS  TO  YOUR  MIND.    SOMETIMES  WHEN  WE  DON’T  TAKE  THE  TIME  TO  LISTEN,  HE  HAS  TO  TOSS  A  BRICK  OUR WAY.   IT’S  OUR  CHOICE:  LISTEN  TO  HIS  WHISPER  … OR  RESPOND  TO  THE  BRICK!

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 EXPLORE THE “PAGES” and CHECK OUT THOSE “LINKS”

To your right, at the top of the page, you’ll find links to “Pages” that  bear an abundance of info about The NEW EARTH BAND members (“About the Band”) and are jam-packed with details on our currently-available “Retro-Rural”, hopping-good-Country Gospel music CD’s (“The New Earth Band’s CD’s”).

You’ll want to check out Dave Reinwald’s Rocky Mountain Band page, and the fund-raising and benefit work which this band does.   Lee  has been the original bassist right  from the git-go, since The Rocky Mountain Band’s inception in early 2005.  And over the years, NEW EARTH BAND  members Mark Miller (Dobro and guitar) and Rick Guinan (harmonica) also have performed at various fund-raising events with The Rocky Mountain Band.   We have uploaded quite a few of the very best audio tracks from live benefit performances, which eagerly await the click of your mouse.  Give ’em a listen – this is legitimately good stuff!

Also over there in the “Pages” you’ll discover a variety of articles and sermons – many of them newly posted and updated – for your edification, your amazement, and even some for your amusement.  Moreover, you are most welcome to read and re-read them, copy and print them, email their links to friends and family, insert those links into your own website if you like, and share the Good News Gospel message wherever the opportunity presents itself.  There’s a veritable truckload of inspiration in that upper-right-hand corner!  So, “Go ahead … make your day!”

Plus, in that “Pages” menu there are links to the texts of several very powerful, foundational messages that have been delivered from local pulpits, as well as on the air, such as “Israel, The Overcomer”, “Knowing God”.   These  include links to videos of the presentations, at the top of each text page.  Additional links to those same videos also appear in the “Links” menu, to the right.

Now, if you’re  simply looking for a snicker, a chuckle, a guffaw, or a rolling belly-laugh … you might want to check out “The Time Machine”, which is perpetually under construction  –  but promises to prove worth the pain!

You know, that “Links” section, over there to the right, is absolutely loaded with connections to websites that are guaranteed to scratch you right where you itch – such as our friend and world-famous chocolate-chip cookie guru, Wally “Famous” Amos’ wonderful Read It Loud! Foundation” . Please, check that out – and start reading fun stuff with real substance to your kids again!

Sooo. if you’ve got a pulse, without question there’ something great over there in that “Links” column that’s just for you!

                    THIS IS THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE  – 

                              SPEND IT ANY WAY YOU WANT

                                        BUT YOU CAN SPEND IT ONLY ONCE !!

Gospel Music Association members, The NEW EARTH BAND’S initial, self-titled “The New Earth Band” CD, as well as our more recent projects, “Gospel Truth” , “The Last Kamikaze” , and “A Long Time Coming”  are certified blues busters and gloom-chasers.  You’ll find them at  >> www.cdbaby.com, the CD Baby Tune Store when you enter “The New Earth Band” in the “SEARCH” box at the top of the page.   It’s  so easy … a cave man can do it !

To zip directly to a specific CD, this  link will take you right to our first, one self-titled The New Earth Band” >>http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband, ;  and this link will bring you to our second full-band album,  “Gospel Truth”    >> http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband2.  Now this little nipper will take you directly to Little Buford’s solo CD, “The Last Kamikaze”   >> http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband3 while this one transports you directly to our most recent release   >>  http://cdbaby.com/cd/thenewearthband , “A Long Time Coming”.

OR  –  You may simply click on one  –  OR ALL ! – of those humongous  CD BABY buttons below to listen FREE to sound clips, or to download tracks, or to purchase our CD’s – please do, as the proceeds from the sale of our CD’s help to support our active and fruitful ministry.  And we’ll be delighted to ship to you anywhere on this planet!   Our fleet of the swiftest-footed donkeys runs on unleaded hay, and is standing by in the shipping department, ready to move out!

Our initial CD project is simply self-titled “The New Earth Band”, and features 12 rough and raw, tracks of blue-collar, gritty-dirt-road, rural Gospel music, with that sawtooth edge!   You may punch the humongous icon directly below, or click here   >>>  http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband to listen to audio clips,  download tracks, or to purchase the CD.  Four out of five doctors recommend you do one of the above, for spiritual stability!

The New Earth Band: The New Earth Band

The NEW EARTH BAND’s second, full-band CD project, is a 13-track beauty, titled Gospel Truth”, which you’ll find at CD Baby – thanks to  DiscMakers (www.discmakers.com), our manufacturing partners.   Gospel Truth” features long-time associate and fiddler-extraordinaire, the late, beloved Warren “Cadillac Mose” Boyer, on seven outstandlngly “earthy” tracks.    When you get yours (and please, please do that!) we want you to listen particularly for the second track, The Jubilee, aptly dubbed a heavenly hoe-down”, featuring a full, rich, driving sound with an abundance of instrumental lead-work.  The Jubilee is one joyous celebration that will get you excited about living eternally in God’s Kingdom-to-come!  You’ll also want to check out Mose’s gritty fiddle work on “Rock of Ages” , and the happy hippity-hop that he puts into “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”.  You can click on the big, fat CD Baby icon, below, or click this link, here   >>>  http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband2 , to access our CD “Gospel Truth”.

The New Earth Band: Gospel Truth

“Gospel Truth” has enjoyed a respectable amount of airplay, as has our first CD, “The New Earth Band”,  primarily by Classic Country WWSM 1510AM, in the Central Pennsylvania area, giving a ride to “No, Not One” and “Gospel Truth”, as well as “The Door” and “Jesus Never Sang the Blues”, which are from our first album.   “Gospel Truth”  and “No, Not One”  were  also on the regular daily playlist of the Christian Internet station WhiteDove Gospel Radio, for months running.

 

Then, there’s the  solo project from The NEW EARTH BAND’s “Little Buford”  titled “The Last Kamikaze”, and containing 15 tracks  – and that’s a lot of music, Amigos!   There are 12 originals and 3 traditional, old-time Gospel tunes on this new release that became available April 1, 2011.   It’s a slightly different, refreshing sound, as most songs on “The Last Kamikaze”  feature as many as three and four guitar tracks.  You may click on this CD Baby icon, below, or just click the following  link    >>>  http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband3 , to access  “The Last Kamikaze” , listen to audio clips, download tracks, or to buy the whole enchilada!The New Earth Band & "Little Buford": The Last Kamikaze

THE  GOSPEL  IS  NEITHER  A  DEBATE,  NOR  A  DISCUSSION.   THE  GOSPEL  IS  AN  ANNOUNCEMENT !

IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN!  But it’s the environmentally-expedient thing to do!  The NEW EARTH BAND is carrying its share in accepting man’s stewardship of this old earth!  The cover packaging of all three of our CD’s, The NEW EARTH BAND”,  “GOSPEL TRUTH”, and “The LAST KAMIKAZE”  are totally “green”, seriously-spiffy, forward-thinking, and environmentally-friendly.   We’ve taken a giant step upward from the conventional dinosaur plastic jewel case packaging that cracks and breaks, and clogs the landfills.  Instead, we’ve opted for the new, cutting-edge, bio-degradable, UV-coated, light-weight, recycled craftboard  package from our friends at DiscMakers (www.discmakers.com).  We firmly believe that walking God’s walk includes reducing our carbon footprint on this planet!  Hopefully, many other artists will soon begin to follow the lead of The NEW EARTH BAND !

WHAT YOU WORSHIP DETERMINES WHAT YOU BECOME

WhiteDove Award

A Message From Crystal Clear of WhiteDove Gospel Radio    crystalclear@whitedoveradio.com

“We are pleased to have the fellowship of the members of The NEW EARTH BAND.  This fellowship has been a part of Whitedove Radio for several years.  Knowing Brother Lee Schappell, and speaking to him throughout the years, the Holy Spirit has developed bridges where distance is irrelevant. You can know the heart and see the fruit of one’s profession through the actions of his pronounced faith, through Him!   The NEW EARTH BAND  ministers through music what is expressed in their testimony.  We are proud to air them on Whitedove Radio and know any venture they set to do they will do as is pleasing unto our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

May the Lord richly bless you.
Crystal Clear

 

The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell recorded seven “hopping-good” station identification  spot announcements for the internet Gospel station Whitedove Gospel Radio – which you may listen to by clicking on the blue links below

Click below to hear The NEW EARTH BAND’s  WhiteDove  SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS!

     When the crowd strays …       Music for your journey       You’re right in tune …

           02 2 Station ID with music               04 4 Be Still ID with music

    06 6 Joyful Noise ID with music       08 8 Time of Your Life ID with music

As of January 31, 2016, Live365, which was one of the original internet streaming networks, as well as one of the largest, closed its doors and ceased operations, forcing literally thousands of internet radio stations to seek affiliation with new networks, or shut simply down.   Sadly, after 13 years of gospel ministry in song and word, WhiteDove Gospel Radio became one of the latter group.   It had always been our hope and prayer that WhiteDove Gospel Radio would succeed in aligning with a new network and continue its fine work for the advancement of the Good News and the completion of God’s gospel work.

Crystal Clear

Paula Yvonne “Crystal Clear” Martin

02/10/48 – 10-27-17

Known professionally as “Crystal Clear”, owner and operator of White Dove Gospel Radio, this golden-hearted Sister in Christ not only proclaimed daily the Good News of the Gospel to the world in music, but she truly lived and walked it in real time, frequently pausing to lift up, and minister to, listeners and artists alike. 

At the peak of AM-radio’s heyday, Paula plied her trade at St. Louis’ pioneer “American Graffiti”  top-40 station, KXOK 630AM, before founding White Dove Gospel Radio, by which she faithfully served her Lord with gladness – and a most-joyful noise!

We genuinely appreciate Crystal’s airing our music across a nine-year span, as well as affording me the personal honor and privilege of recording some creative PSA’s for WhiteDove Gospel Radio.  We’ll be earnestly looking forward to that soon-to-come, long-anticipated Resurrection Morning, and to walking and talking with our Good Sis in this Earth-Made-New!

 

WHEN THE CROWD STRAYS FROM GOD’S PATH, FOLLOW THE PATH, NOT THE CROWD

>>The NEW EARTH BAND has recently been contacted by Gospel radio station KIIT, on the enchanted isle of Puerto Rico, with the following message:  “Please tell us how we can get your music  to place it in our radio station … we love your music!”  We promptly responded, sending them a little bit of everything! Muchos gracias, Amigos!”  If you’re within reasonable earshot, give KIIT a listen!

>>The internet Gospel radio station, Gospel Twang, on the Radionomy network, which features primarily Classic Country artists, has to our total delight been playing several NEW EARTH BAND selections, such as “He’s My Friend”, “My Lord and I”, and “Born Again”.

>>>  The unique, rough-cut sound of The NEW EARTH BAND  has been broadcast by Northern Ireland Country Music station RadioStar Country, a “semi-pirate” (no offense intended!) station featuring Country and Gospel music from the USA, Canada, and Australia, reports contact person Elaine Clarke.

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COME, SEE and HEAR The NEW EARTH BAND at the FOLLOWING EVENTS.  WE’LL FILL YOUR TANK and CHARGE YOUR BATTERIES, THEN WE’LL SEND  YOU  OUT WITH A FIRE IN THE BELLY, TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS – BECAUSE GOD CAN’T DRIVE  A PARKED CAR !!!

 

WHAT’S ON THE DOCKET?

 

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 3p – With Spring in the wings, The NEW EARTH BAND wends their way back to Keystone Villa at Douglassville, Assisted Living, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com)  with a boatload of Loose-and-Easy Gospel Music for the residents and staff.

 

Sunday, March 17, 2024, 2p – The message at the worship hour of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA,  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), will be delivered by The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell, titled “Heaven – It’s the Real Thing!”

 

Friday, March 22, 2024, (time TBD) – Returning to a long-time favorite venue will be The NEW EARTH BAND, with a “Spring is Sprung” Matinee for the residents and staff of Spruce Manor, 220 South Fourth Avenue, West Reading, PA, 19602  (www.saberhealth.com).

 

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 1p – Trucking in a Springtime Matinee of easy Gospel Music for the residents of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), and rolling into their 17th year, will be none other than those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND.

 

Friday, April 26, 2024, 7p – The Blue-collar Gospel Series continues with The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell and Chapter 23 of  “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road” – an evening of music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com).

 

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 2p – Spring will be springing with the good-time sound of The NEW EARTH BAND as they truck in a matinee of easy Gospel music for the residents and staff of  Rittenhouse Village  (www.rittenhousesl.com) 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading PA,

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2024, 1p – Making their long-anticipated return to Faithful Living Personal Care (www.faithfuliving.com), formerly Colonial Lodge, 2015 North Reading Road, Denver PA 17517, will be those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND, for a “Spring Fling”  of easy, rural Gospel music for the residents.

 

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 2p –  With Summer in the wings, The NEW EARTH BAND will be heading south to one of our absolute favorite venues, The Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, 2499 Zerbe Road, Narvon, PA (www.zerbesisters.com) with a wagonload of Loose & Easy Rural Gospel Music for the residents.

 

Friday, June 21, 2024, 7p – It’ll be a Summertime Soiree of music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell presents Chapter 24 of the Blue Collar Gospel  Series,   “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road”.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Stan Smith Witinski

Stanley L. Witinski  (08/05/1943  – 06/26/2016)

Our hearts remain heavy as we remember the passing of The NEW EARTH BAND bassist and beloved friend Stan Witinski.  Stan was not only a superb bassist, but he was also a fine pianist and organist, having played keyboards for many years with Bobby Newton & The Band.  Stan, whose father was an icon in professional motorcycle racing, had a long and well-traveled career in rock, pop, blues, and jazz, dating back to the late 1950′s, playing with more headliner bands than memory allows – including Rock’n’Roll pioneer Chuck Berry – ultimately joining The NEW EARTH BAND in 2010.  Pleasant, easy, and so agreeable, Stanley L. “Smith” Witinski was truly loved by all.  To say Stan will be sorely missed would constitute the understatement of the 21st Century.

 

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WARREN  L. ”Mose” BOYER   (10/11/1927  –  09/13/2011)

  REMEMBERING   NEW EARTH BAND  fiddler and bassist Warren “Mose” Boyer.  A most earnest, courteous, respectful, kind, gentle man, and a true master musician, “The Moser” was one-of-a-kind,  irreplaceable indeed.  He will be missed by fellow  NEW EARTH BAND  members, as well as by the countless numbers of followers who loved “Mose” throughout his astounding, seven-decade-long, musical legacy. 

 

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Craig Wes Fisher

  CRAIG  WESLEY  FISHER  (02/21/1938 – 09/21/2011)

The passing of a solid friend and music icon, “Mr. Entertainment”, Craig Wes Fisher, will forever leave a lingering, empty space in our hearts.  Well known and much loved  by all,  Craig leaves a gap that simply cannot be filled  until we are reunited once more at that great,  Gospel jam that will most assuredly follow The Marriage Feast of the Lamb!

 

A hearty shout-out to the residents and staff of Amity Place, 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA (http://www.enlivant.com/communities/pennsylvania/amity-place-douglassville), for a warm and toasty response as The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to those friendly confines, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, for a matinee of loose-and-easy Country Gospel music for everyone!

 

A genuine thank you to the  residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville,  PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), as those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  presented  an afternoon of inspirational, Loose-and-Easy rural gospel music,  Monday, February 19, 2024.

 

Heartfelt thanks to the residents and staff of Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Rd., P.O. Box 134, Blandon 19510  (https://inspiritseniorliving.com/maidencreekplace/), for a toasty welcome when those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND delivered a mid-winter Gospel-fest & Birthday Bash for all in attendance, on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

 

Making their debut at the beautiful Holiday Walnut Woods Retirement Community (www.holidayseniorliving.com) , 35 N. Walnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512, were none other than The NEW EARTH BAND, with a winter matinee of good-time, easy Gospel Music in tow for the residents and staff, Friday, February 2, 2024.

 

A rowdy “Ho-Ho-Ho” for the reception and response of the residents and staff of Mifflin Court  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, when The NEW EARTH BAND  presented a mid-afternoon of easy Gospel Music, Sunday, December 24, 2023.

 

Muchos gracias! to the staff and residents of Manor at Market Square, 803 Penn Street, Reading PA, (www.manoratms.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell  delivered the message for the morning worship service, The Promise of His Return, Saturday, December 23, 2023.

 

A gigantic thank-you to the residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA,  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com)  for their enthusiastic participation as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell delivered the message for worship hour titled The Promise of His Return on Sunday, December 17, 2023.

 

Sincere thanks go out to Pastor Ed and Helen Kurtz, and those who attended “Chapter 22” of The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell’s  Blue Collar Gospel  Series, “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road”, Friday, December 8, 2023.  It was a soiree of music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com).

 

The “Grey  Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  presented an after-dinner matinee of their signature, gentle Gospel music, punctuated with a couple of post-Veterans’ Day patriotic “America” songs, for the  members of the Ontelaunee Region chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, in the banquet room of the Blue Mountain Restaurant,  Shartlesville, PA, Sunday, November 12, 2023.

 

Our thanks to the residents and staff Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for their customary warm welcome and response on Thursday, November 2, 2023, when The NEW EARTH BAND  brought in an Autumn Matinee of Loose-and-Easy rural Gospel music for for the residents and staff.

 

Genuine appreciation for the reception and response of the residents and staff of Mifflin Court  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, when The NEW EARTH BAND  presented a mid-afternoon of easy Gospel Music, Sunday, October 15, 2023.

 

Sincere thanks go out to Pastor Ed and Helen Kurtz, and those who attended “Chapter 21” of The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell’s  Blue Collar Gospel  Series, “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road”, Friday, September 29, 2023.  It was a soiree of music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com).

 

Color Him Gone!  In his final, “Goodbye Bash”, the retiring Dave Reinwald Live!, accompanied by his lovely wife, Jackie Reinwald, along with The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell and Don Morgan, delivered a rousing  two-hour spectacular of the Best-of-the-Best Oldies Classics, Doo-Wop, and John Denver favorites for a packed audience, Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Kissinger’s Church (www.kissingerschurch.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing,  PA.

 

Call it an Autumn Encore when those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in another loose-and-easy Gospel Music Fest to Mifflin Court  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, Sunday, September 17, 2023.

 

It was 10 years coming, but The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to the monthly meeting of the Blandon Seniors Club, at the Maiden Creek Church, 261 Main Street, Blandon, PA 19510 with an easy, good-time Gospel Music Matinee, Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

 

A genuine thank you to the  residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville,  PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), as those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  presented  an afternoon of inspirational, Loose-and-Easy rural gospel music,  Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

 

After a long 10-year absence, those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to the comfortable confines of Spruce Manor, 220 South Fourth Avenue, West Reading, PA, 19602  (www.saberhealth.com), with a Good-time hour of easy, rural Gospel music for the residents, on . Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

 

It was a triumphant return to Mifflin Court  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, when The NEW EARTH BAND trucked in a matinee of good-time gospel music for the residents and staff, Sunday, August 6, 2023.

 

Making a spectacular debut at Chestnut Knoll   (www.chestnutknoll.com), 120 West 5th Street, Boyertown, PA, was The NEW EARTH BAND, with a wagonload of their signature “Loose-and-Easy Country Gospel Music” for the residents and staff, Wednesday, July 27, 2023.

 

What a homecoming! when The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to an old, familiar haunt.  After a three year pandemic lockout, the “Grey Geezers” trucked in a Mid-summer Matinee of easy Gospel music for “July Birthdays” at The Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, 2499 Zerbe Road, Narvon, PA (www.zerbesisters.com), on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

 

Opening live church services at Keystone Villa at Douglassville  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com)  1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA , was The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, with the message for for worship hour “Knowing God”, Sunday, July 16, 2023.

 

Muchos Gracias to Pastor Ed and Helen Kurtz for their warmth and kindness as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  presented Chapter 20 of “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road” the blue-collar gospel in music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA 19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com), Friday, July 7, 2023. 

 

Thanks go out to the League of Golden Agers of Mohnton, for their warm reception and participation, Wednesday,  June 28, 2023, as Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND,  brought in an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies to their meeting at St. John’s Parish House, 1 Front Street, Mohnton, PA.

 

A triumphal return to Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA, for The NEW EARTH BAND  took place Sunday, June 18, 2023, as they delivered a hopping-good Fathers’ Day” Country Gospel Matinee for the residents.

 

What a welcome! as The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in to Rittenhouse Village  (www.rittenhousesl.com) 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading PA, for a rousing Pre-Spring Sunday matinee of loose and easy, rural gospel music for the residents, Thursday, June 1, 2023.

 

A rowdy shout-out to the residents of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for rolling out the red carpet for the Dave Reinwald Live! Oldies Extravaganza with sideman bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, Thursday, May 25, 2023.

 

Muchos gracias! to the staff and residents of Manor at Market Square, 803 Penn Street, Reading PA, (www.manoratms.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell  delivered the message for the morning worship service, Christ, Our Redeemer, Saturday, May 13, 2023.

 

Many thanks to the residents and staff at Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for their warm welcome, as the “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in a Springtime Matinee  of loose-and-easy country gospel music for the residents and staff, Thursday, May 11, 2023.

 

With grateful hearts, we thank the residents and staff of Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Rd., P.O. Box 134, Blandon 19510, for their warmest reception when The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell delivered the message  “Who Is This Jesus?” at the worship hour, Saturday, May 6, 2023.

 

To all who attended in person, viewed live streaming, and responded to the appeal during the Sunday, April 30, 2023 Concert for the Benefit of the Families of the R.M.Palmer Company’s West Reading, PA, plant explosion and fire, in which there were seven fatalities and dozens more injured:  Your kindness and generosity are most deeply appreciated,  Dave & Jackie Reinwald, accompanied by bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND,  presented a slate of Oldies-But-Goodies at Kissinger’s Church (www.kissingerschurch.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing,  PA.

 

More heart-felt thanks to the residents and staff at Amity Place, 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA (www.aplaceformom.com/community/amity-place-1367174), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  presented the Sunday, April 23, 2023, worship hour message, “Knowing God”.

 

Heart-felt thanks to the members of  the Holy Guardian Angels Seniors Club, for their kind invitation, and their warm response as  The NEW EARTH BAND delivered  a Springtime  Matinee of easy, good-time gospel music at the Club’s monthly gathering, at the Holy Guardian Angels Church Rectory, 3121 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale, PA, Wednesday, April 12, 2023..

 

Many thanks to the residents and staff of Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA (www.genesishcc.com), for their warm welcome as Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, presented the worship hour message titled “Christ, Our Redeemer”, on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

 

Spring was in the air as those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  presented  a Springtime Slate of Loose-and-Easy rural gospel music for the  residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville,  PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), Saturday, April 8, 2023.

 

A loud “thank-you” to the residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, Assisted Living, 1152 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), for their warm welcome and response when The NEW EARTH BAND returned, after a lengthy pandemic-induced absence, for a Sunday Matinee of their signature Loose-and-Easy Country Gospel Music.

 

A rowdy shout-out to the residents of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for rolling out the red carpet for the Dave Reinwald Live! Oldies Extravaganza with sideman bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, Thursday, March 2, 2023.

 

Muchos gracias! to the staff and residents of Manor at Market Square, 803 Penn Street, Reading PA, (www.manoratms.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell  delivered the message for the morning worship service, “Who Is This Jesus?”,, Saturday, February 25, 2023.

 

We missed you!  The return of the Saturday worship service at Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Rd., P.O. Box 134, Blandon 19510, featured the message  “Knowing God”, and was presented by The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, and Minister Everett Thomas, Saturday, February 18, 2023.

 

Muchos gracias! to the residents and staff at Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for their warm welcome, as the “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in a Mid-Winter Matinee  of loose-and-easy country gospel music for the residents and staff, Thursday, February 16, 2023.

 

Making their debut at the 1st Reformed United Church of Christ (www.hamburgfirstucc.org) at 3rd and Pine Sts., Hamburg, PA, were “one half” of The NEW EARTH BAND, bassist Gary Yerger and vocalist-guitarist Lee Schappell, who delivered a program of easy gospel music for the Hamburg Seniors Organization’s monthly business meeting, Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

 

Many thanks to the staff and residents for the warmest welcome as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell delivered the message “Knowing God” at the worship hour at Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA (www.genesishcc.com), Sunday, January 29, 2023

  

Kicking off the New Year,  old friends, The NEW EARTH BAND,  returned with a Mid-winter Matinee of their signature, easy, country gospel music for the  residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), Independent Living, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, Saturday, January 21, 2023.

 

The Dave Reinwald Live! fracas, with sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND  in tow, returned to the friendly ambiance of the elegant Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA  (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com  for a gala New Year’s Eve Oldies-But-Goodies Soiree for the residents, Saturday, December 31, 2022.  

 

Danke schoen to Pastor Ed and Helen Kurtz for their warmth and kindness as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  presented Chapter 18 of “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road” the blue-collar gospel in music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com), Friday, December 16, 2022. 

 

‘Twas a long time coming! when“The Gray Gringos” of The NEW EARTH BAND played their first engagement at the Shoemakersville Fire Company Banquet Hall  in three years, to spice up the weekly business meeting of the Shoemakersville Area Senior Citizens’ Club  with an hour of loose-and-easy, good-time country gospel music, Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

 

Warm-and-Fuzzy was the return of The NEW EARTH BAND  as they hauled in a wagonload of loose-and-easy, good-time Gospel music to  Keystone Villa at Douglassville, Independent Living, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), for the residents and staff, Saturday, November 12, 2022.

 

Muchos gracias! to the residents and staff at Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for their warm welcome, as the “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in a Mid-Fall Matinee  of loose-and-easy country gospel music for the residents and staff, Thursday, November 10, 2022.

 

A rowdy shout-out to the residents of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for rolling out the red carpet for the Dave Reinwald Live! Oldies Extravaganza with sideman bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, Thursday, November 3, 2022.

 

A warm “Thank you” goes out to the residents and staff of the splendidly-spiffy StoneRidge Poplar  Run Retirement Community (www.stoneridgeretirement.com), 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA, for an exceptionally-warm welcome when Dave Reinwald Live! along with bassist Lee Schappell of The NEW EARTH BAND took the Theatre on Main audience on a memorable walk down Memory Lane  with their Oldies-But-Goodies show, Monday,October 24, 2022.

 

The chickens came home to roost, when, The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to an old, familiar home, after nearly a three year hiatus, when they brought in a matinee of easy, good-time, country gospel music to the Keystone Villa at Fleetwood (www.keystonevillaatFleetwood.com) 501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA, on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

 

Making their debut on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the Neptune Fire Company, 20 E. Main St., Richland, PA, for the gathering of the Marion Seniors, was none other than The Dave Reinwald Live! fracas, with sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, in the wake!

 

Danke schoen to Pastor Ed and Helen Kurtz for their warmth and kindness as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  presented Chapter 17 of “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road” the blue-collar gospel in music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com), Friday, August 12, 2022. 

 

Our sincere  thanks to the residents of Tel-Hai Retirement  Community, 4000 Tree Line Drive, HoneyBrook, PA  (www.telhai.org) for the warmest welcome, as the dangerous duo of Dave Reinwald Live! with sideman bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, made their debut with a Summer Soiree of Oldies-But-Goodies, Thursday evening, August 4, 2022.

 

Heart-felt thanks go out  to the Board of the Rosedale Grove Association, 1616 Vine St, Laureldale, PA 19605 (www.rosedalegrove.org), and to those loyal patrons of the Rosedale 2022 Summer Concert Series for a ‘rousing welcome and great participation, as The NEW EARTH BAND returned to The Grove on Sunday evening, July 3, 2022, with an evening of good-time Gospel Music … followed by that legendary Rosedale Ice Cream Social.  

 

Grazi! Grazi! to the residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, 501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA,   (www.keystonevillaatFleetwood.com). as Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, brought a matinee of Oldies-But-Goodies tunes, Friday, July 1, 2022.

 

Muchos gracias! to the staff and residents of Manor at Market Square, 803 Penn Street, Reading PA, (www.manoratms.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell  delivered the message for the morning worship service, “The Promise of His Coming”,, Saturday, May 28, 2022.

 

It was long overdue, but Thursday, May 19, 2022  saw the return of Dave Reinwald Live!  accompanied by sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND,  to the scene at Sencit Townhouse  (https://sencittownehouse.rentpmi.com/), 20 South Summit Avenue, Shillington PA, an evening  performance of their signature Oldies-But-Goodies Show!

 

Thanks so very, very much to the supporters and attendees of the Benefit Concert for “Take Heart”(www.takeheartcounseling.com), an equine-assisted support service for children, located at 699 Wooltown Road, Wernersville, PA, at Kissinger’s Church, 715 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, PA  (www.kissingerschurch.org), on Sunday, May 1, 2022.  Dave Reinwald, along with Andy Ski and The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell, presented an early-evening concert of Golden-Oldies-But-Goodies, and a special selection of the regal Music of the Beloved John Denver.

 

What a welcome! as The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in to Rittenhouse Village  (www.rittenhousesl.com) 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading PA, for a rousing Pre-Spring Sunday matinee of loose and easy, rural gospel music for the residents, March 20, 2021.

 

Many thanks to the residents and staff at Keystone Villa at Douglassville, Independent Living, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com) for their warm welcome as Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, took them all down Memory Lane with a “Golden Oldies” show, Thursday, March 10, 2022.

 

Thanks go out to the League of Golden Agers of Mohnton, for their warm reception and participation, Wednesday,  February 23, 2022, as Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND,  brought in an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies to their meeting at St. John’s Parish House, 1 Front Street, Mohnton, PA.

 

A genuine “Thank you!” to the Met-Ed Retirees’ Association for their warmest of welcomes when that incomparable duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and sidekick bassist Lee Schappell,  of The NEW EARTH BAND, provided an hour of after-dinner seasonal music for MERA’s Annual Holiday Banquet,  at the sumptuous  Double-Tree Hilton (https://doubletree3.hilton.com/), 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA, Thursday, December 16, 2021.

 

Holiday cheer filled the air when that Pernicious Pairing of Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, from The NEW EARTH BAND, brought a sleighful of cheer to the West Lawn Seniors’ annual banquet at the West Lawn United Methodist Community Center (www.westlawnumc.org), 15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA, Monday, December 13, 2021. 

 

It was a gala, mid-summer Gospel-fest as The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in a wagonload of loose-and-easy, good-time Gospel music to  Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), for the residents and staff, Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

 

Everything was “just peachy-keen”, Sunday afternoon, August 1, 2021, as The Olive Leaf Chapel, 846 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring, PA, (www.Facebook.com/pages/Olive-Leaf-Chapel/133517666691925), presented its 15th Annual Olive Leaf Chapel Peach Festival in the Chapel Grove, adjacent to the church.  All things “Peach” were the fare of the day, and Dave Reinwald Live! along with sidekick Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, provided a stroll down Memory Lane with a wagonload of Oldies-But-Goodies for the attendees.

 

A genuine “thank you” to the residents of Manor at Market Square, 803 Penn Street, Reading PA, (www.manoratms.com) for their customary welcome and full response as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell presented the worship hour message, “The Key to Eternal Life – Knowing God”, Saturday, June 12, 2021.

 

Thanks go out to the residents and staff of Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA (www.genesishcc.com), for the warm welcome as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell. delivered the worship hour message “The Key to Eternal Life – Knowing God”, Sunday, May 16, 2021

 

Our gratitude goes out to Kissinger’s Church (www.kissingerschurch.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing, PA, and to the attendees of the Concert for the Benefit of The Wounded Warrior Project for their loyalty and their generous support, as Dave Reinwald & Friends, with The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell on bass, presented a matinee of Golden-Oldies-But-Goodies for in-house attendees, as well as the global audience on the Kissinger’s Church Facebook Channel, Sunday, April 26, 2021.

 

A triumphal return to Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA, for The NEW EARTH BAND  took place Tuesday, April 20, 2021, as they delivered a hopping-good New Earth Day” Country Gospel Matinee for the residents and staff.

 

A hearty shout-out to the residents and staff of Amity Place, 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA (http://www.enlivant.com/communities/pennsylvania/amity-place-douglassville), for a warm and toasty response as The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to those friendly confines, Thursday, October 1, 2020, for an early-Autumn matinee of loose-and-easy Country Gospel music for all!

 

Sincere thanks to the Pottstown SDA Church  (www.pottstownsda.org), 1134 North Charlotte Street, Pottstown PA, for the warmest welcome as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell presented the message at the worship hour, titled “Why We Need a Savior – Man’s Dilemma, God’s Fix”, on Sabbath, Saturday, September 26 2020.

 

Our gratitude for a great time, although somewhat limited by Covid-19 restrictions, but it was a good time indeed!  Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA, hosted The NEW EARTH BAND  and their hopping-good country gospel music in celebration of “National Assisted Living Day”, Monday, September 14, 2020.

 

Many thanks to the residents and staff at Amity Place, 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA (www.aplaceformom.com/community/amity-place-1367174), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  presented the Sunday, September 6, 2020, worship hour message, “Who Is This Jesus?”.

 

Our most genuine gratitude to Pastor Merrill Marisseau and the congregations of Zion’s (Spies) Evangelical Reformed Church (www.zionspieser.org), 318 Spies Church Road, and Zion’s (Spies) Evangelical Lutheran Church (www.zionspies.org), 310 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA, 19606, for extending the privilege to The NEW EARTH BAND to present the message at the worship hour in their signature, easy, rural gospel music, Sunday,  August 16, 2020.

 

Danke schoen!  to the residents and staff of Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA, for offering to The NEW EARTH BAND the privilege of delivering a hopping-good Fathers’Day”  Matinee, Sunday, June 21, 2020.

 

A  full house  greeted The NEW EARTH BAND on Sunday, February 9, 2020 as they presented the Good News of the Gospel in 60 minutes of easy, throwback, country gospel music at the morning worship hour for the congregation of Friedens United Church of Christ, (https://friedensuccoley.org) )337 Main Street, Oley, PA.

 

The Dave Reinwald Live! fracas, with sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND  in tow, returned to the friendly ambiance of the elegant Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA  (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com) with an evening of Oldies-But-Goodies for the residents, Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  

 

Grazie! Grazie! to the staff and residents of  Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA (www.genesishcc.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  brought the message  “Prayer, The Breathing of the Soul” to the worship hour, Sunday, January 26, 2020.

 

A victorious return it was, as The NEW EARTH BAND  brought in a truckload of loose and easy Country Gospel Music for the residents of Mifflin Court, 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), Friday afternoon, January 24, 2020.

 

 

 

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