Loose and Easy, Raw-boned, Throwback, Country Gospel Music

Category: On the Docket

LITTLE BUFORD welcomes you to “The SITE for SORE EYES”!

“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 , 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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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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… this link will take you directly to The NEW EARTH BAND’S  “Playlist & Requests” page!  It’s sooo easy, a cave man can do it!   http://praypraypray.net/playlistT.html?character=T

? LOOKING  TO  DOWNLOAD TRACKS or HEAR  SOME  TASTY  TUNES ? 

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  “OK Roque”  Rojas  –->

       https://www.youtube.com/watchv=mUbJTHjCtRg

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

 To download tracks, or 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  To download “The Last Kamikaze”  tracks, 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 To download “Gospel Truth” tracks, 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 download tracks from “The New Earth Band”, or to hear clips, click here  >>

  http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband

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”).

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 study 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” “Thy Way, O God, Is In the Sanctuary”, “Knowing God”. and “Christ in You, You in Christ”.

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 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 – please do, as the proceeds from the sale of our CD’s help to support our active and fruitful ministry.  All physical CD sales are now handled thru us, personally, at our events.

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  icon directly below, or click here   >>>  http://cdbaby.com/cd/newearthband to listen to audio clips or  download tracks.  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 outstandingly “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 download the entire 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”“The LAST KAMIKAZE” , and  “A LONG TIME COMING”  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 Whitedove Gospel Radio – which you may listen to by clicking on the blue links below

    Click below to hear   The NEW EARTH BAND’s    White Dove Radio  Public Service Announcements!

              When the crowd strays …        Music for your journey

 You’re right in tune …

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

As of January 31, 2016, Live365, 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.

On the Docket

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 COMING UP? 

Thursday, July 11, 2024, 2p – The “Grey Geezers” are coming back for an encore at Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1000 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA, (https://www.senioradvisor.com/local/wyomissing-nursing-and-rehabilitation-center-reading-pa) as, The NEW EARTH BAND revisits a favorite haunt with an afternoon of easy, throwback country gospel music for the residents.

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 2p – It’ll be “Everybody’s Birthday” when those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND roll back in to the warm-and-fuzzy Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Rd., P.O. Box 134, Blandon 19510  (https://inspiritseniorliving.com/maidencreekplace/), with a Summer Gospel-fest & Birthday Bash for all!

 Sunday, July 21, 2024, 2p – The worship hour at Keystone Villa at Douglassville PC, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA,  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), will feature the message “Heaven – It’s the Real Thing”, presented by The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell.

 Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 2p – Returning to one of their longest-running venues, Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA,  will be The NEW EARTH BAND, with a truckload of Loose-and-Easy, Good-time Gospel Music for the residents and staff.

Sunday, August 25, 2024, 3p – Those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  will be wending their way back to Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville,  PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), with a Mid-Summer Matinee of eeeeasy, Good-time, rural-flavored Gospel Music for the residents and staff. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 2p – Lightning strikes twice ! as The NEW EARTH BAND doubles back for a reprise at Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA,  bringing in the wake a matinee of gentle, rural-flavored Gospel Music for the residents and staff.

Monday, September 30, 2024, 1:30p – The invitation has gone out to The NEW EARTH BAND  to return to Fairlane Gardens (https://fairlanegardens.com), 21 Fairlane Road, Reading, PA 19696 with a brand new truckload of Loose-and-Easy Gospel Music for residents and staff.

Thursday, October 3, 2024, 1p – The hills above Fleetwood will ring once again with the sound of gentle, Good-time Gospel Music when The NEW EARTH BAND brings an early-Autumn matinee to Grand View Manor (www.gvmanor.com), 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA.

Thursday, October 10, 2024, 1:30p – Returning to the warm-and-fuzzy Zion Spies Golden Seniors (www.zionspieser.org), 318 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606, will be The NEW EARTH BAND, with a Golden Gospel Matinee for the members.

Thursday, November 21, 2024, 2p – Wending their way back to Chestnut Knoll, 120 West 5th Street, Boyertown, PA, (www.chestnutknoll.com) will be The NEW EARTH BAND, loaded to the gills with a Thanksgiving slate of easy Gospel music for the residents.

 Sunday, November 24, 2024, 3p – The “Grey Geezers” come back to Mifflin Court, 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), with a Thanksgiving Matinee of gentle, Good-time Gospel Music for the residents.

IN MEMORIAM:

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!

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Our gratitude 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, “Heaven: It’s the Real McCoy”, June, 22, 2024.

Sincere thanks to Pastor Ed and Helen Kurtz, and attendees of “Chapter 24” of The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell’s  Blue Collar Gospel  Series, “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road”, a soiree of music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com), on Friday, June 21, 2024.

 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 Fathers Day message at the worship hour, titled “Knowing God”, on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

 Muchas Gracias! to the residents and staff of Manor at Market Square (www.manoratms.com) 803 Penn Street, Reading, PA, for their warm and enthusiastic response when “The Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND rolled in with a matinee of Loose and Easy Gospel Music, Sunday, June 9, 2024.

 It was a triumphal return for the “Grey Geezers” to Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1000 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA, (https://www.senioradvisor.com/local/wyomissing-nursing-and-rehabilitation-center-reading-pa), on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, The NEW EARTH BAND revisited an old haunt with an afternoon of good-time, throw-back, rural gospel music for the residents.

 A great time with the Saints!  With Summer in the wings, The NEW EARTH BAND headed back to an absolute favorite venue, The Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center (www.zerbesisters.com), 2499 Zerbe Rd, Narvon, PA,  with a wagonload of Easy Rural Gospel Music for the resident, Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Mothers’ Day brought The NEW EARTH BAND  to Keystone Villa at Fleetwood  (www.keystonevillaatFleetwood.com) 501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA,  with a Sunday Afternoon Serenade of Good-time Gospel music for everyone who has ever been blessed with a mother!!

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

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

 The exuberant return of The NEW EARTH BAND  to The Gardens at Stevens (www.gardensstevens.com), 400 Lancaster Avenue, Stevens, PA, 400 Lancaster Avenue, Stevens, PA,, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, featured a matinee of old-fashioned, throwback, rural Gospel music for the residents.

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, April 4, 2024, when The NEW EARTH BAND  brought in a Springtime Matinee of Loose-and-Easy rural Gospel music for for the residents and staff.

 It’s been a long time coming!  The “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  delivered a soiree of gentle, organic Gospel music in the Main Street Theatre  at the beautiful StoneRidge PoplarRun Retirement Community (www.stoneridgeretirement.com), 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA, one of their favorite venues, on Monday evening, March 25, 2024.

 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 . Friday, March 22, 2024.

Thanks go out to the staff and residents of Keystone Villa at Douglassville PC, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA,  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), for their warm welcome and response when The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell delivered the message at the worship hour, titled “Christ, Our Redeemer”, on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

 A rowdy shout-out  to the residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, Personal Care, 1152 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), for their warm welcome and response when The NEW EARTH BAND returned for a Sunday, March 10, 2024, Matinee of their signature Loose-and-Easy Country Gospel Music.

 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, March 3, 2024.

 A hearty “Hooot!” 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.

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.

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.

The chickens came home to roost!  When The NEW EARTH BAND  revisited an old, familiar home, bringing with them a matinee of easy, good-time, country gospel music to the Keystone Villa at Fleetwood  (www.keystonevillaatFleetwood.com) 501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA,  Sunday, September 10, 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.

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 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.

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, Independent Living  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, Saturday, January 21, 2023.

 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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