The Listening Room has taken a break, but the music continues.
Do you ever wonder what your friends and neighbors listen to?
We asked people from throughout The Exchange's community -- artists, musicians, board members and other volunteers, and our Listening Room soundman -- to let us know what they listen to, in any and all genres, and we have their playlists here to share with you.
Click on any of the links to enjoy great music.
Listening Room performer -- a woman driven to entertain her audience with a voice reminiscent of the velvet of Etta James and the gravel of Janis Joplin.
Listening Room performer -- On November 10th, 2019, BC received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Blues Musician's Guild of the Lehigh Valley.
Exchange board member and the marketing director for the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau -- Shane’s musical tastes are fairly diverse and most often rooted in feelings of adventure, life on the open road, the unexplored wilderness, living life, and seizing the moment..
Destination Blues musician -- "I’m not sure whether or not Lititz is a Blues-Rock hub. I do know that Benjamin Vo certainly makes it seem that way single-handedly with his impressive 'Country Sugar E.P.' While mixing in traditional Blues tropes (lyrics referring to cows and the Devil, 12-bar Blues arrangements, etc), Vo goes a long way with just himself and a drummer." - Kevin Stairiker, Fly Magazine.
Exchange Gallery -- An artist whose passion for the outdoors mingles with his interest in the strange and unusual, Justin produces art that can be as weird as it is beautiful, primarily in pencil and watercolor. Justin now lives in Vermont, although he still calls Pennsylvania home. Find Justin's work on the Web at fineartamerica.com/profiles/justin-deprisco/shop and facebook.com/justindepriscoart.
Oren B. Helbok
The Exchange's executive director -- Oren grew up in New York City listening to Folk, Bluegrass, and Classical on the radio and on the LPs his parents bought, and those genres form the foundation of his tastes to this day. An avid photographer of steam railroading, Oren posts his work at WhereSteamLives.net and facebook.com/wheresteamlives.
Rowan Leigh Shaffer
Exchange Gallery -- Rowan Leigh Shaffer graduated from Bloomsburg University, where they majored in Fine Art with concentrations in Fiber and Printmaking. Rowan’s artwork has hung at The Gallery at the Greenly Center in Bloomsburg and at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, among other regional venues. Find Rowan's work at facebook.com/renyirart and facebook.com/redtreepress.
Exchange Gallery -- Born and raised in Ashland, Pa., Chet received a B.S. in Art Education from Penn State and an M.A. in Studio Art from the Hartford Art School. He has spent over four decades as an artist, art educator, and art advocate, and has over two dozen solo exhibitions. Find Chet on the Web at chetdavisart.com and facebook.com/CJDavis-Fine-Art.
Exchange Gallery -- Jon has shown artwork at the Gallery and also shown his film "I Was Always Supposed To Be Here", an experimental documentary featuring Black women's stories and observations as they navigate Austin, Texas. You can watch it and other films at vimeo.com/user51739963.
One of the Moose Exchange's founding board members and, since 2006, the Executive Director of the Columbia-Montour Visitor Bureau (itourcolumbiamontour.com).
“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” -- William Shakespeare
Nick Andrew Staver
Listening Room performer and American Roots/Blues Musician -- "A lot of the music on here is what I have been listening to over the summer. Some new, some old, a mix of genres. That's the norm for the music playing in the house." Visit Nick's Web site at NickAndrewStaver.com and find him also at Facebook.com/NickAndrewStaver.