”The Gray Geezers”

NEB Oct 2016

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

 

 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 playdates, you can join us in person for some 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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On the Praise Radio home page, select from the menu at the upper-left “Playlist & Requests”, and slide the cursor over to the “T”, under “Search by Artist”, for The NEW EARTH BAND, then scroll down to our listings, and please request one or two of our Good News Gospel music messages for Brothers and Sisters around the world to hear!  -  and yes, thank you!!

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WANNA   PURCHASE CD’s or HEAR  A  COUPLE  OF  TRACKS ? 

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time  Click the following link to listen to the opening track from the brand new CD, “A Long Time Coming”   –>  In A Little While We’re Going Home

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click this link to hear “Born Again”, from the brand new 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  >>  

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thenewearthband?_ga=1.93344030.241608216.1402794534
 

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  >>  

http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband3 .

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  >> 

http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband2.

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

  The New Earth Band: The New Earth Band  To PURCHASE “The New Earth Band”, or hear clips, click here  >>

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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  YOU  DON’T  TAKE  TIME  TO  LISTEN,  HE  HAS  TO  THROW  A  BRICK  AT  YOU.   IT’S  YOUR  CHOICE:  LISTEN  TO  THE  WHISPER  … OR  WAIT  FOR  THE  BRICK!

 

 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 gloom-chasers and blues busters.  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 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 is our hope and prayer that WhiteDove Gospel Radio will 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.

 

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 these 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 !!!

 

Stan Smith Witinski

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

Our hearts are still heavy as we acknowledge the passing of The NEW EARTH BAND bassist and beloved friend Stan Witinski, this past Summer.  Stan was not only a fine bassist, but he was also a superb pianist and organist, having played keyboards for many years with Bobby Newton & The Band.  Stan, whose father was an icon in 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 “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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WHAT’S ON THE DOCKET?

 

Tuesday. November 29, 2016, 2:30p – The likeable but unlikely duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, will make their long-awaited return to the friendly confines of of Rittenhouse Senior Living (www.rittenhousesl.com), 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading PA, with a slate of Oldies-But-Goodies for the residents.
 
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1p -  The NEW EARTH BAND returns to the lofty Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com) with a truckload of loose and easy, good-time country gospel music for the residents.
 
 Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:30p – Once more, it’ll be Dave Reinwald Live! with a sleigh packed with Holiday cheer, carols, and some really lousy jokes for the St. Ignatius Seniors’ Annual Christmas Dinner and Party.
 
Monday, December 12, 2016,  time TBA – The volatile combination of Dave Reinwald Live! and his accompanist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell crashes the Christmas party of the West Lawn Seniors at the West Lawn UCC Community Center, 103 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn PA (www.westlawnucc.com) with a humongous sackful of carols, seasonal songs, and a smattering of incredibly poor jokes.
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 1:30p Dave Reinwald Live! and his side-man, bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, will be delivering a package of holiday cheer to The Inn at Reading  (www.innatreading.com), 1040 North Park Road, Wyomissing, PA, for the UGi Seniors’  Annual Christmas Dinner and Party.
 
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 4-6:30p - A sleighful of Christmas music, presented byDave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, is on tap as the backdrop for the annual corporate celebration of Berkshire Systems Group, Inc., 50 South Museum Road, Shillington, PA  (www.berkshiresgi.com).
 
Sunday, December 25, 2016,  2p -   The message for the worship hour at Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Road, Reading PA, (www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com), “First Appearing – Second Appearing!” will be presented by Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND.
 
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7-9p - It’s “Out with the old - in with the new!” as the inimitable Dave Reinwald Live! and his snowy-haired sidekick and bassist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, take the residents and their guests to the threshold of the NEW YEAR 2017 at the luxurious Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com, with an evening of classic Oldies-But-Goodies and some painfully-lousy jokes - BYO Excedrin!
 
Sunday, January 1, 2016, 3p - The worship service at Amity Place (www.aplaceformom.com/community/amity-place-1367174), 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA, will feature The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee  Schappell, and his message on the many facets of “Prayer”
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1p – The wind blew and the snow flew and in came the inimitable Dave Reinwald Live! with his frozen sidelick, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, with a mid-winter matinee for the residents of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com).

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11a – It’ll be that unstoppable tandem of Dave Reinwald Live! and The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell bringing a load of Oldies-But-Goodies for the Lamplighters Seniors Group gathering at Calvary Bible Church, Valley Park Road, Phoenixville, PA.
 
Sunday, February 5, 2016, 10:30a - The speaker for the worship hour at the Center-City Hopewell Mennonite Church (www.hopewellreading.pa.us.mennonite.net, 45 South 6th Street, Reading, PA, will be The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, with the message “Our Redemption”.
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30p – The ”Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND return to Oakshire Senior Apartments, 350 Lackawanna Street, Reading PA 19601 (www.oakshireseniorapts.com) with a mid-winter evening of heart-warming, Country Gospel Music for the Oakshire residents.
 
Thursday, February 16, 2017,  2:30p - Here they come again!  It’s Dave Reinwald Live! and his cohort sideman, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell return to the warm-and-fuzzy ambiance of Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA (www.genesishcc.com) with an afternoon Oldies-But-Goodies excursion down Memory Lane for the residents.
 
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2pThe NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell will bring the worship hour message, “(To be determined)” at Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Road, Reading PA, (www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com).
 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:30p - The dynamic duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, will be delivering a Springtime Soiree of “Oldies-But-Goodies” for the residents and staff of the elegant Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com).
 
April 10 - 18, 2017 - The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  will be participating in the joyous 8-day Passover camp-meeting celebration, hosted by Bible Explorations (www.BibleExplorations.com), in Terra Bella, CA., bringing with him some of that original, home-grown Country Gospel music.   Bible Explorations streams conservative, “safe”, Biblically-grounded Christian programming on its  www.BibleExplorations.com website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Simply log on, then select “Watch BETV” at the upper-right.  Bible Explorations also broadcasts free-to-air, 24/7, via the GloryStar satellite system.   For information on how you can receive the BETV satellite signal, you may inquire by email to john1844@bibleexplorations.info.  To learn how you can be a part of the incredible ”taste of Heaven” experience with Saints from far and near at the 2017 Spring Feast of Passover /Unleavened Bread celebration, log onto the Bible Explorations website and follow the prompts.
  
Monday, May 8, 2017, 12:45p - Batten down the hatches when Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, deliver a mid-winter matinee of Oldies-But-Goodies for the Tuckerton Nifty-50, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (www.gselc.org) 4201 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road, Reading PA.
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12pThe NEW EARTH BAND will make its debut at the Scottish Rite Cathedral,  with a slate of loose-and-easy,  good-time, country gospel music for The Scottish Rite Golden Eagles, senior group.
 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:30p – The June meeting of the New Life Seniors Club, 315 W. Broad St., Shillington, PA (www.newlifeofshillington.org) will feature the rural Gospel music of The NEW EARTH BAND’s Mark Miller and Lee Schappell.
 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30p - Ligntning strikes again! as Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, return with a Summertime stroll down Menory Lane, with “Oldies-But-Goodies” for both residents and staff at the beautiful Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com).
 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 6:30p -  The “Gang of Grey Geezers” returns to the friendly confines of Colonial Lodge (www.coloniallodge.com), 2015 North Reading Road, Denver PA, 17517, for a mid-Summer matinee of throwback, good-time, country gospel music for the residents.

 
Thursday, July 27, 2017,  2:30p - The incorrigible Dave Reinwald Live! and his bassman, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, deliver a Memory Lane Matinee at Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA (www.genesishcc.com) for the residents.
 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:30p - Spring may have come in like a lion, but the dangerous duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and his bassist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, will roar in like a charging rhino, bringing with them  an Autumn evening of  sweet “Oldies-But-Goodies” for the residents and staff at the elegant Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com).
 
October 4 – 12, 2017 - The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  will be participating in the joyous 8-day Feast of Tabernacles camp-meeting celebration, hosted by Bible Explorations (www.BibleExplorations.com), in Terra Bella, CA., bringing with him some of that original, home-grown Country Gospel music.   Bible Explorations streams conservative, “safe”, Biblically-grounded Christian programming on its  www.BibleExplorations.com website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Simply log on, then select “Watch BETV” at the upper-right.  Bible Explorations also broadcasts free-to-air, 24/7, via the GloryStar satellite system.   For information on how you can receive the BETV satellite signal, you may inquire by email to john1844@bibleexplorations.info.  To learn how you can be a part of the incredible ”taste of Heaven” experience with Saints from far and near at the 2016 Fall Feast of Tabernacles celebration, log onto the Bible Explorations website and follow the prompts.

 

 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, SALUTES and THANK YOU’S : 

 

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, has left 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 open-jam that will most assuredly  follow The Marriage Feast of the Lamb!

 

Most genuine thanks to the residents and staff of Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA (www.genesishcc.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell brought the message  “Why We Need A Savior” to the worship hour.

A hearty “thank-you” to the residents of Amity Place (www.aplaceformom.com/community/amity-place-1367174), 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA, for the warm and mellow reception as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell presented the message “His Righteousness Is Mine”, at the worship hour, Sunday, November 21, 2016.    

Just like coming home!  The NEW EARTH BAND returned to their country venue, Ephrata Manor (www.ucc-homes.org/ephrata_manor.htm) 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata, PA, on Thursday, November 17, 2016, with a truckload of good-time Country Gospel music for the residents and staff.

 One rowdy shout-out  to the members of  the Tuckerton Nifty-50 for a their great reception and participation as Dave Reinwald Live! and accompanist Lee Schappell took them on a musical stroll down Memory Lane with an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies and a dab of DooWop, at their Monday, November 14, 2016 dinner and meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (www.gselc.org)  4201 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road, Reading PA.

 

 Grazie! 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, “Scripture, the Ultimate Implement”, Saturday, November 12, 2016.

 
Most gracious thanks to The Lehighton 9/12 Project for the opportunity extended to The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND  to present an hour of Country, inspirational, and patriotic music prior to former US Army Ranger, CIA operative, and Benghazi survivor Kris Paronto’s presentation “13 Hours In Benghazi” (www.thirteenhoursmovie.com), Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Penn’s Peak (www.pennspeak.com), Jim Thorpe, PA.
 
Our sincere gratitude  to the 200 enthusiastic attendees and supporters of the final, crowning event of the 16-day 2016 Reading-Berks Conferences of Churches Music Fest,  Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Kissinger’s Church (www.kissingerschurch.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing PA, which featured The Rocky Mountain Band with an evening of the regal,  rural, music of the beloved John Denver, for the benefit of 11-year-old leukemia patient Hannah Hrivner.
 

Muchos gracias and abundant blessings to Evangelist John VanDenburgh and the Bible Explorations staff for goimg the distance for everyone attending  the joyous 8-day Feast of Tabernacles camp-meeting celebration at Bible Explorations, in Terra Bella, CA  (www.BibleExplorations.com), October 16 through October 23, 2016 .   The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell delivered a generous helping of easy, country gospel music throughout the Festival.   Bible Explorations unapologetically streams solid, Biblically-grounded, conservative Christian programming on its www.BibleExplorations.com website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week - with a new program at the top of each and every hour.  Bible Explorations also broadcasts via Roku and GoogleTV, as well as free-over-the-air, 24/7, via the GloryStar satellite system.  For information as to how you too can be a part of an incredible ”taste of Heaven” experience with saints from far and near at next Spring’s  Passover & Unleavened Bread  celebration, log onto the Bible Explorations website and follow the prompts.   To view BETV’s 24/7 programming, select “Watch BETV” on the home page. 

A full house  and a lively crowd make it sweeter still!   We extend our most genuine thanks to the members of the West Lawn Seniors, as The NEW EARTH BAND brought in a truckload of hoppin’-good Country Gospel music to their monthly meeting at the West Lawn United Methodist Community Center (www.westlawnumc.org), 15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn PA, Tuesday, October 4, 2016. 

Our genuine thanks to the residents of  Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA (www.genesishcc.com) for a great reception as Dave Reinwald Live! and his cohort sideman, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, brought in with them a solid hour of 1950′s Oldies-But-Goodies and DooWop Matinee, on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Our sincere thanks to the congregation of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (www.stjohnsgibraltar.com), 1035 Old River Road, Gibraltar PA, for extending to The NEW EARTH BAND the privilege of providing the music for their 50th Anniversary worship service and golden celebration of a half-century ministry to the community, Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Muchos gracias to the residents of  The Sencit Townhouse, 20 South Summit Avenue, Shillington PA, as the Dave Reinwald Live!  show, consisting of singer-songwriter Dave Reinwald and the gray geezer, bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, rolled in for an “Oldies Matinee” for the troops, Thursday, September 1, 2016.

What a blast that was at the beautiful Hearthstone at Maidencreek, 105 Dries Road, Reading PA, (www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com) when The NEW EARTH BAND trucked in a full slate of hopping-good-time Country Gospel music for the residents, Tuesday evening, August 30, 2016.
 

Our sincere thanks to the neighboring congregations of Zion-Spies Evangelical Reformed Church (www.zionspieser.org), 318 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606, and  Zion-Spies Evangelical Lutheran Church, 310 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606 (www.zionspies.org) for the warmest of welcomes, and for the privilege of providing all of the music for their annual outdoor joint communion service in the Grove, Sunday, August 21, 2015.

Danke! Danke! to the residents of Newmanstown, PA, who turned out en masse for a full slate of Oldies-But-Goodies by Dave Reinwald Live!, along with sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, as part of the Newmanstown community’s Summer Music in the Park series, Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Our gratitude to Pastor David Reinwald, the congregation and the Kitchen Krew of KISSINGER’S CHURCH, 715 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, PA (www.kissingerschurch.org) for enabling us to stage a most unforgettable Memorial Benefit Concert event in the memory of 50-plus-year music icon Stan Witinski, and for the benefit of his family.  The event featured the live music of “Mr. Togetherness” BOBBY NEWTON & The Band, plus the good-time throwback rural gospel music of The NEW EARTH BAND, and that inimitable Oldies-But-Goodies guru DAVE REINWALD & Company

A grande time that was as The NEW EARTH BAND made its debut at the elegant Oakshire Senior Apartments, 350 Lackawanna Street, Reading PA 19601 (www.oakshireseniorapts.com), with a Summer’s Evening of good-time rural Gospel music for the residents.
 
Warm and fuzzy was the welcome for Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, at the Sanatoga Ridge Community  (www.sanatogaridge.com), 2461 E. High St, Pottstown, PA 19464, as they presented a late-afternoon slate of Oldies-But-Goodies for the community residents, Thursday, July 21, 2016.
 

A tip of the hat goes out to the congregation of  St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Gibraltar, Birdsboro, PA stjohnsgibraltar@windstream.net, for the response to the slate of Gospel music that Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, brought to St. John’s Lutheran’s annual Classic Car Show, Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Our hearts go out once more to the members of the Rosedale Camp Grove Association, 1616 Vine St, Laureldale, PA 19605 (www.rosedalegrove.org), and the patrons of their Summer Concert Series for a ‘rousing welcome and great participation, as The NEW EARTH BAND returned on Sunday evening, July 10, 2016,  with an hour-plus of hopping-good Country Gospel Music.

Genuine appreciation from The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell to Pastor Tom Stone and the congregation at the Kenhorst Boulevard SDA Church (www.kenhorstchurch.org), 333 Kenhorst Blvd, Reading, PA, for the opportunity to deliver the illustrated presentation “Thy Way Is In the Sanctuary”, Saturday, July 9, 2016.

A hearty ”Saaaaa-loot!!”  to the residents and staff of HearthStone at Amity (www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com), 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA, for their exceptional response to The NEW EARTH BAND’s Wednesday, July 6, 2016, after-dinner Gospel concert.
 

A mighty happy ”Happy Hour” that was!  at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood (www.keystonevillaatfleetwood.com), 501 Hoch Road, Blandon PA, as the dangerous duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and his geriatric sidekick, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, walked the residents down Memory Lane with a slate of  Oldies-But-Goodies, Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Many thanks to the residents of Hearthstone at Maiden Creek, 105 Dries Road, Reading PA, (www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com), for a full-house and great participation, as Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, presented the message “God’s Heavenly Kingdom – It’s the Real McCoy”, at the Sunday, June 26, 2016 worship service. 
 

Our gratitude to the residents and staff of Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA, for  bestowing to The NEW EARTH BAND the privilege of delivering a bouncing-good Fathers’ Day”  Country Gospel dinner-time soiree, Sunday, June 19, 2016.

A tip of the hat to the members of the “Still Going Strong”  seniors’ club of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 57 St. John’s Road, Gibraltar, PA (http://www.stjohns-ucc.org/#!) for the warmest welcome – and sharing a great lunch – on Monday, June 13, 2016 when Dave Reinwald Live! along with his sideman, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, brought with them an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies to the gathering.

Danke! Danke, folks!  to the residents and staff of Kutztown Manor, 120 Trexler Avenue, Kutztown PA (http://local-nursing-homes.com/nursing-homes/pennsylvania/kutztown/395680-kutztown-manor), for a whopper of a reception and great participation, as The NEW EARTH BAND hauled in a ”Spring Is Sprung” Country Gospel matinee for the residents, Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Our gratitude to Ed Kurtz and the staff and patrons of The Torch (http://thetorchcc.org/), located in the ClockTower Plaza, 2846 Main Street, Morgantown, PA, for their genuinely-warm welcome and enthusiastic response to the illustrated presentation by The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, titled “Thy Way Is In the Sanctuary”, Friday evening, May 13, 2016.

That was one splendiferous time  we had at The Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, 2499 Zerbe Road, Narvon, PA (www.zerbesisters.com) on Thursday, May 12, 2016, as The NEW EARTH BAND  presented a hopping-good matinee of old-time  Country Gospel music for the Zerbe residents and staff!

Gratitude and God’s blessings to Evangelist John VanDenburgh and the Bible Explorations staff for their “extra-mile” hospitality as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell delivered a generous helping of easy, rural Gospel music during their joyous 8-day Feast of Passover camp-meeting celebration at Bible Explorations, in Terra Bella, CA  (www.BibleExplorations.com), April 22 through April 29, 2015 .    Bible Explorations streams its Biblically-grounded, conservative Christian programming on its  www.BibleExplorations.com website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week - with a new program at the top of each and every hour.  Bible Explorations also broadcasts via Roku and GoogleTV, as well as free-to-air, 24/7, via the GloryStar satellite system.  For information as to how you too can be a part of an incredible ”taste of Heaven” experience with saints from far and near at next Spring’s  Passover & Unleavened Bread  celebration, log onto the Bible Explorations website and follow the prompts.   To view BETV’s 24/7 programming, select “Watch BETV” on the home page.

Danke schoen! to the members of the Brickerville Leisure Hours Club for a fantastic welcome and sharing a light lunch with Dave Reinwald Live! and his lieutenant on bass, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell as the Dynamic Duo brought with them an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies for the gathering at the Brickerville United Lutheran Church, 340 East 28th Divisgion Highway, Lititz, PA, Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

 
Our gratitude to the residents and staff of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com) for their customary warm welcome Thursday, April 7, 2016, as Dave Reinwald Live! and that grey buzzard on the bass, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, knocked out a slate of Oldies-But-Goodies, along with a capper of good-time Gospel!
 
We tip our hats to the residents and staff of StoneRidge Retirement Community, 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA (www.stoneridgeretirement.com) for their especially warm welcome and response as The NEW EARTH BAND served up an evening of loose and easy country gospel music.
 
Thanks much to the residents and staff of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com) for an exceptionally warm welcome Thursday, March 10, 2016, as The NEW EARTH BAND  knocked out a matinee of easy, good-time Gospel tunes for residents and staff.
 

Our gratitude to the Mohnton Seniors’ for the warmth of their response on a fine pre-Spring morning, when the Dave Reinwald Live!  traveling show, with The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell on bass, cruised into the St John’s Parish House, South Church Street, Mohnton, PA (www.upspring.com/st-john-s-lutheran-parish-house-mohnton-pa.html) with a slate of Oldies-But-Goodies for the weekly gathering.

 

A rip-roaring success!  The NEW EARTH BAND made its debut at The Laurel Center, 125 Holly Road, Hamburg, PA (www.genesishcc.com), Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – aptly filling in for the inimitable Carl Gruber, who had been recently injured in a fall - with a docket of hopping-good, rural Gospel music for the residents.

A warm and fuzzy time it was at the Bernville Grange, 57 Grange Road, Bernville PA, where Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, presented a whole slate of Oldies-But-Goodies, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, for the members of The Bernville Young-At-Heart.
 

A humongous shout-out to the residents and staff of Colonial Lodge (www.coloniallodge.com), 2015 North Reading Road, Denver PA, 17517, for a truly great time and lots of singing along, as The NEW EARTH BAND brought with them a slate of loose and easy Country Gospel music, Thursday, January 14, 2016.

That place was packed!  on Wednesday, January 6, 2016,, as The NEW EARTH BAND made its return t0 Denver Nursing Center, 400 Lancaster Avenue, Stevens PA, with a lively New Year’s Matinee of easy, good-time Country Gospel music to lift the spirits of residents and staff.

Out with the old - in with the new!  as the inimitable Dave Reinwald Live! and his snowy-haired sidekick and bassist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, ushered in 2016 for residents and their guests at the luxurious Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com, with an evening of classic Oldies-But-Goodies and some painfully-lousy jokes, Thursday, December 31, 2015.
 

A sincere ”Thank-you” to Pastor Tom Stone and the members of 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 “He Lived For Me” at the worship hour, Saturday, December 12, 2015.

 
Danke Schoen!  to those great Golden Seniors members, for the toasty welcome and lots of interaction, as Dave Reinwald Live!  and his sideman, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, rolled into the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters (ww.oleyfire5.com/Social/Social%20Quarters%20Homepage.htm), 477A Main Street, Oley, PA, with Carols and Christmas tunes for the Golden Seniors’  Holiday Dinner and meeting, Thursday, December 10, 2015.
 
Our genuine thanks to those UCC Seniors for their warmth and great participation as Dave Reinwald Live! along with sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, crashed the party with an after-dinner slate of Oldies-But-Goodies and Christmas tunes during the UCC Seniors’ Annual Christmas Dinner at Weaver’s Banquet Hall, (www.weavermarkets.com/), 2610 N. Reading Road, Denver, PA, Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
 

Warm-and-fuzzy is the best description for the reception given to Dave Reinwald Live! and his side-man, bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, as the perilous pair flew in a sleighful of holiday cheer for the UGi Seniors’  Annual Christmas Dinner at The Inn at Reading  (www.innatreading.com), 1040 North Park Road, Wyomissing, PA, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

Thank you so much, members of the West Lawn Seniors for a great reception,  as the inimitable Dave Reinwald Live! and his bassist sideman, Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND rolled into the West Lawn United Methodist Community Center (www.westlawnumc.org), 15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn PA, with an hour of holiday cheer for their annual dinner, Monday, December 7, 2015.

Thanks a ton to the  St. Ignatius Seniors Club for a superb welcome and participation as the dynamic duo of  Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist sideman, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell brought in a sleighful of holiday cheer to their annual dinner at the Inn at Reading, 1040 North Park Road, Wyomissing, PA  (www.innatreading.com), on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Genuine gratitude to the congregation of the Douglassville Simple Church, 114 Slate Run Road, Douglassville, PA, for their attentiveness and participation as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell delivered the illustrated presentation titled “Thy Way Is In the Sanctuary” at the morning worship service, Saturday, November 22, 2015.
 

That was a total “gas”!  The NEW EARTH BAND delivered an hour of good-time, rural Gospel Music for the Tuesday, November 17,  2015, meeting of the UGI  Seniors Club, held at St. John’s Reformed Church, , 4001 Penn Avenue, Sinking Spring, PA, 19608 (www.stjohnsss.org).  UGI is a Southeastern Pennsylvania natural gas utility company – “Ohh, what a gasssss!”

 
A tip of the hat  to the members of The Hilltoppers of Gouglersville, 2 Vermont Road, Sinking Spring, PA, for a superb reception at their dinner at Weaver’s Banquet Hall (www.weavermarkets.com/), 2610 N. Reading Road, Denver, PA,  Thursday, November 5, 2015, when the perilous pairing of Dave Reinwald Live! and sidekick, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell,  hauled in a ton of Oldies-But-Goodies, along with some incredibly lousy jokes!
 

A rousing welcome greeted the duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, as they delivered an Autumn Soiree of “Oldies-But-Goodies” for the residents and staff of the elegant Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com), Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Most gracious thanks to the congregation of the Center-City Hopewell Mennonite Church (www.hopewellreading.pa.us.mennonite.net, 45 South 6th Street, Reading, PA, for their genuine participation and note-taking-galore! as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell presented the morning’s message “Thy Way Is In the Sanctuary” at the worship hour, Sunday, October 18, 2015.

 
Thank you!  to Carolyn McElwee, and the ladies and gents of the League of Golden Agers of Mohnton  for their warm reception and participation, Wednesday, September 23, 2015, as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  brought in an hour of  loose-and-easy Country Gospel Music to their semi-monthly meeting at St. John’s Parish House, 1 Front Street, Mohnton, PA.
 

Muchos Gracias to the members of the Exeter Senior Citizens  for including Dave Reinwald Live!  accompanied by that white-haired fossil, Lee Schappell, at their September meeting, Wednesday, September 16, 2015,  at Schwartzwald Lutheran Church (www.schwartzwaldchurch.com) , 250 Church Lane, Jacksonwald PA.  The dubious duo brought with them a full slate of Oldies-But-Goodies, to the delight of all present.

 

Our thanks go out to the residents of Colonial Lodge (www.coloniallodge.com), 2015 North Reading Road, Denver PA, 17517, for their warm country welcome, as Dave Reinwald Live! and his snowy-haired sideman, Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, made their debut with an evening of good-time Country and Oldies from Memory Lane, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Deepest appreciation from The NEW EARTH BAND Lee Schappell  for the privilege of presenting the Sabbath, September 5, 2015 morning message at the worship hour, titled “Israel, the Overcomer”, at the Kenhorst Boulevard SDA Church (www.kenhorstchurch.org), 333 Kenhorst Boulevard, Reading PA.

Danke schoen to the  congregation of Epler’s United Church of Christ, 1151 West Leesport Road, Bern Township, and their gracious patrons for their “peachy” response to Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist side-man Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, as inimitable duo delivered a tasty topping of good-time Gospel music to Epler’s Annual Peach Festival in the grove behind the church.
 

A rousing cheer for the members of the Golden Muhls Senior Group for their warm welcome as The NEW EARTH BAND trucked in a load of hopping-good rural Gospel music for The Muhls’ annual picnic, held at Jim Dietrich Park, 4899 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road, in Muhlenberg Township, Monday, August 24, 2015.

A rousing welcome greeted the duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, as they delivered a Summer Soiree of “Oldies-But-Goodies” for the residents and staff of the elegant Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com), Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Thank you!  to the Young-at-Heart Seniors of Friedens UCC (www.friedensuccoley.org), 337 Main Street, Oley PA, for their warm reception as the dangerous duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist sideman Lee Schappell, The NEW EARTH BAND, brought in an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies, Thursday, July 16, 2015.
 
A mighty happy “Happy Hour” that was!  at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood (www.keystonevillaatfleetwood.com), 501 Hoch Road, Blandon PA, as that Gang of Graybeards, The NEW EARTH BAND,  brought in for the residents a wagonload of happy, throwback rural Gospel music,  Sunday, May 31, 2015 
 
Zowee!  What a “gas”!  as Dave Reinwald Live!  brought a slate of Oldies-But-Goodies to the UGI Seniors’  May meeting, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St. John’s Reformed Church (www.stjohnsss.org), 4001 Penn Avenue, Sinking Spring, PA.   IGI is the local gas utility company!  What a “gas”! 
 
What a wonderful time!  That was great fun at Keystone Villa at Douglassville’s MemoryCare Unit, 1152 Ben Franklin Highway East, in Douglassville PA (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com),  Wednesday, April 29, 2015, as The NEW EARTH BAND delivered a matinee of good-time, loose-and-easy Country Gospel music for the residents.
 

An experience to be remembered for a long time!  That’s what we all had, Saturday evening, April 25, 2015, when The NEW EARTH BAND joined the good folks of Calvary Bible Fellowship Church (www.cbfc.net), located at 4891 Penn Avenue, Sinking Spring PA, at the classy Country Fare Restaurant (www.countryfarerestaurant.com), 498 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA, for a “dinner-and-a-concert” date, consisting of an hour-plus of after-dinner Country Gospel music for the attendees, following their annual banquet.

It’s a distinct pleasure to bring the Gospel in music to the residents of the beautiful Villa St. Elizabeth, 1201 Museum Road, Reading PA  (www.villapa.com), which The NEW EARTH BAND did most aptly, Friday afternoon, April 24, 2015.

Danke, Ladies!  to the members of the Pennsylvania Society of Farm Women for a most hearty reception as that double-barreled combo of Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, made their debut at the Farm Women’s 50th anniversary celebration at Trinity United Church of Christ, 27 Maria Street, Rehrersburg, PA, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Genuine appreciation to the residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, 501 Hoch Road, Blandon PA  (www.keystonevillaatFleetwood.com) for the privilege of bringing the message, “What God Is Like” for the worship service, Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Our sincere thanks to the residents of  Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA (www.genesishcc.com) for a great reception as Dave Reinwald Live! and his cohort bassist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, brought in with them a solid hour of 1950′s Oldies-But-Goodies and DooWop Matinee, on Tuesday, March 26, 2015.

What a privilege  for The NEW EARTH BAND  to, again, deliver an hour of gentle, easy, rural Gospel music during the morning worship hour, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the beautiful, historic  North Heidelberg Church (www.uccnhc.org), 211 Sheidy Road, Robesonia, PA 19551.

 
Muchos gracias to the residents of  The Sencit Townhouse, 20 South Summit Avenue, Shillington PA, as the Dave Reinwald Live!  show, consisting of singer-songwriter Dave Reinwald and the gray geezer, bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, rolled in Thursday, February 26, 2015,  for an “Oldies Soiree” for the  troops,  with a ’rousing final topping of “Amazing Grace” for John Jacobs!
 

Our most vociferous thanks to the residents of Penn’s Crossing Apartments, 1400 Wyomissing Court, West Lawn PA (http://www.apartmenthomeliving.com/apartment-finder/Penns-Crossing-Reading-PA-19609-38919) for their warm welcome and willing participation, as Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, performed an early matinee package of Valentine- flavored Oldies-But-Goodies, Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Our sincerest appreciation to the residents of The Highlands (www.thehighlands.org), 2000 Cambridge Avenue, Wyomissing PA, for a wonderful reception as Dave Reinwald Live! and accompanying bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND made their debut  with an evening of Oldies-But-Goodies, Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

A most happy inaugural New Year’s Eve celebration at the brand-spankin’-new Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com), came off as a raging success!  The inimitable Dave Reinwald Live! and his snowy-haired sidekick and bassist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, entertained the residents and their guests with an evening of  classic Oldies-But-Goodies, Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Feliz Navidad!  to the employees and management of Berkshire Systems Group, Inc., 50 South Museum Road, Shillington, PA  (www.berkshiresgi.com) for their warm welcome and kindness, as Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, delivered the musical goods at Berkshire Systems’ annual Christmas party, Thursday, December 18, 2014. held at Immanuel Church, 99 Waverly Street, Shillington PA (http://immanuel-ucc.org/

Many thanks to the Blandon Senior Citizens for a great post-dinner reception when Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist, Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, brought a sleigh-ful of Christmas cheer and song to their annual Christmas dinner at the Fleetwood Grange Hall, Fleetwood PA, Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Danke! Danke!  to the residents of the brand-spankin’-new Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA (www.keystonevillaatephrata.com), for a great time, Tuesday evening, November 18, 2014, as they rolled out the red carpet for Dave Reinwald Live! and his frosty-haired sidekick and bassist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, who delivered a stroll down Memory Lane with an evening of Oldies-But-Goodies.

Our thanks to the approximately 150 attendees of the final concert of the 16-day 2014 Reading-Berks Conferences of Churches Music Fest, held, Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Kissinger’s Lutheran Church (www.kissingerslc.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing PA.  The Rocky Mountain Band, which includes The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell on bass and Mark Miller on Dobro, presented an evening of the music of the beloved John Denver, for the benefit of Laney’s Legacy of Hope (www.laneyslegacyofhope.org) and the RBCC.

 

A warm and fuzzy time we had, although it was raining cats and dogs outside the Bernville Grange, 57 Grange Road, Bernville PA, where Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, presented a whole slate of Oldies-But-Goodies, Wednesday, October 15, 2014. for the members of The Young-At-Heart.

Danke Schoen! to the members of the Spring Seniors’ Club for the warmest of welcomes when Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, brought in an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies for their monthly meeting at the West Lawn United Methodist Community Center (www.westlawnumc.org), 15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn PA, Friday, October 3, 2014.

A deep “Thank you” to the congregation of Hopewell Mennonite Church (www.hopewellreading.pa.us.mennonite.net, 45 South 6th Street, Reading, PA, 19602, for the warmest of welcomes on Sunday, September 28, 2014, when The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell presented the morning’s message “Our Refuge”, along  with a down-home version of “Blessed Assurance” at the worship hour.

We express our appreciation to the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead (http://www.nicholasstoltzfus.com/05_music_festival.html), 1700 Tulpehocken Drive, Wyomissing PA, for the opportunity granted to Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, to present a slate of down-home, rural Gospel music at the Second Annual Nicholas Stoltzfus House Music Festival, for the benefit of the restoration and preservation of the historic Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead, Saturday, September 27, 2014.

The joint was jumpin’ when Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, returned to the beautiful Hearthstone at Maidencreek (www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com), 105 Dries Road, Reading PA , for “Family Night”, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, bringing with them an hour of most memorable Oldies-But-Goodies, music from the ’50′s and ’60′s.

A hearty salute to the  residents of HCR- ManorCare Sinking Spring (www.hcr-manorcare.com), 3000 Windmill Road, Sinking Spring PA, for their customary hospitality and enthusiastic participation, when The NEW EARTH BAND returned with a slate of hopping-good Country Gospel music for them, Thursday afternoon, September 11, 2014.

A  most gracious thank-you to the residents of Keystone Villa at Fleetwood  (www.keystonevillaatfleetwood.com), 501 Hoch Road, Blandon PA, for their attentiveness and eager participation on Sunday, July 27, 2014, when The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell presented the message “Knowing God” at the weekly worship service.

And an equally gracious thank-you to the congregation of the Kenhorst Boulevard SDA Church (www.kenhorstchurch.org), 333 Kenhorst Boulevard, Reading PA, for their warm reception as Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, delivered the morning message, “He Lived For Me” at worship service, Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Oh, what a time!  The dangerous duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, brought in a joyous mid-Summer evening slate of Oldies-But-Goodies, Thursday, July 24, 2014, for the residents of Phoebe Berks Independent Living, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville PA (www.phoebe.org/communities/phoebe-berks/independent-living).

 

It was a dynamic double-header, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Green Hills Manor (www.greenhillsmanor.com), 10 Tranquility Lane, Reading PA, when The NEW EARTH BAND delivered a Twin Matinee of easy, good-time, Country Gospel music, first for the residents in Assisted Living, and then for the lovely ladies up in the MCU.

A great big “Saaaaa-lute!”  to Heather Settley, her staff, and the residents of  Rittenhouse Senior Living (www.rittenhousesl.com), 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading PA, for a ‘rousing good time on Friday, July 11, 2014, as Dave Reinwald Live! and bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, delivered a gentle, Oldies-But-Goodies matinee concert.

Thank y’all!  to the residents of The Oakshire Senior Community,  350 Lackawanna Street, Reading, PA, for a great reception and plenty of participation as that dubious duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell presented a  Memorial Day Week flavored program of easy, good-time Gospel and patriotic music, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

A raging success!  Singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Reinwald and that white-haired side-kick bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, delivered an evening of ’50′s and ’60′s Oldies music at the beautiful Villa St. Elizabeth (www.villapa.com) , 1201 Museum Road, Reading PA, Friday, May 16, 2014, for the residents.

Many thanks to Rachel and Todd  and the residents of Spruce Manor (www.sprucemanorskillednursing.com), 220 South Fourth Avenue, West Reading PA, for a rousing reception as the indomitable duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and his faithful bass-plucking companion, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, made their debut  with an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies.

A hale and hearty “Saaaa-lute!” to  Activities Director Lindsey Blackwell, Alison and Lori as well, and to the residents of  ManorCare (www.hcr-manorcare.com), 3000 Windmill Road, Sinking Spring PA,  for a great time, and for their lively sing-along response as  The NEW EARTH BAND  returned Friday, May 9, 2014 for a Country Gospel “Mothers’ Day Tea Party”!

Thanks to the wonderful residents of Hearthstone at Maidencreek (www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com), 105 Dries Road, Reading PA, for their warm welcome – and great compassion as they gave new homes to about a dozen fuzzy teddy bears – and for the privilege of inviting The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell to bring them the main message at their Sunday, April 27, 2014 worship hour.

And a “Happy Hour” it was! at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood  (www.keystonevillaatfleetwood.com), 501 Hoch Road, Blandon PA, as that dangerous duo of Dave Reinwald Live! and his geriatric sidekick, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, walked the residents down Memory Lane with a slate of  Oldies-But-Goodies, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Our sincere gratitude to Kelly Sorrick and her staff for inviting The NEW EARTH BAND  to supply an hour of their signature, loose-and-easy Country Gospel music for the residents of  Country Meadows, 1800 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing PA (www.countrymeadows.com/wyomissing-reading), on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Danke! Danke!  to the members of the Senior 50′s Club at the Little Swatara Church of the Brethren (www.littleswatara.org),  31 Rehrersburg Road, Bethel (Tulpehocken) PA, for an especially warm Pennsylvania Dutch welcome, as Dave Reinwald Live! along with bassist Lee Schappell of The NEW EARTH BAND, livened up the evening with an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies and DooWop for the Club’s April 3, 2014 business meeting.

Our thanks to the residents and staff for a wonderful reception as the duo of  Dave Reinwald Live! and bass accompanist Lee Schappell, of the NEW EARTHBAND, presented an evening of their patented “Oldies-But-Goodies” for the residents of Phoebe Berks Village, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville PA (http://phoebe.org/communities/phoebe-berks/), Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Our sincerest Thank-you goes out to the members of The Hilltoppers of Gouglersville, 2 Vermont Road, Sinking Spring, PA, for an exceptionally warm welcome, as Dave Reinwald Live!  along with his bass accompanist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell, wrapped up The Hilltoppers’  March 6, 2014, business meeting with an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies.

A heart-felt “Thank-You” goes out to the Rajah Shriners, 221 Orchard Road, Reading PA (www.rajahshrine.org), for their warm reception as Dave Reinwald Live! and his accompanist, The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell provided a slate of Oldies-But-Goodies for their after-dinner entertainment, Saturday evening, January 25, 2014.

A raging success!  Singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Reinwald and that white-haired fossil side-kick bassist Little Buford  delivered an evening of good-time Gospel music at the beautiful Villa St. Elizabeth (www.villapa.com) , 1201 Museum Road, Reading PA, Friday, January 17, 2014, for the residents.  There was even an “Elvis sighting”, as Dave did a magnificent Presley delivery on half-a-dozen songs!

A genuine “thank-you”  to Lana Fick, her staff, and residents at HCR-Manor Care West Reading, 425 Buttonwood Street, West Reading, PA (www.hcr-manorcare.com), for their customary warmth and enthusiastic participation – particularly former Band vocalist Maureen Henry –  in The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Country Gospel Matinee concert, Tuesday, January 15, 2014.  With deep sadness, we acknowledge the passing of Bobby Rydell’s former  backup singer, ManorCare resident Jackie Starke.

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