2020 Rain Day Virtual Entertainment Performances
(Follow Rain Day Facebook page for updates & to see performances periodically on July 29th)
Jessica Torres age 15 is a 9th grade student at Jefferson Morgan School District she is the daughter of Richard & Lorraine Torres. Her school activities include volleyball and basketball. Jessica has been singing since the age of 9. She enjoys singing at churches in the Greene County area and the Greene County Senior Center.
Drew Johnson’s love of music started when he was in elementary school, where he sang in a choir, once he started high school he started writing and recording music. Drew is a country music singer and songwriter originally form North Cary, North Carolina. He has lived and performed in Nashville Tennessee. Drew has been entertaining crowds all over. Drew has been residing in Greene County for the past 6 years with his family. Drew’s single “Off the tracks” is an upbeat, gritty country song with a twist of southern rock. Drew possesses an originality in song writing that stems from numerous musical influences, with family favorites such as Brian Davis and his mother’s band, Full Circle. He grew up listening to Third Eye Blind, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Keith Urban and Garth Brooks, all playing a part in Drew’s musical Style. As a musician Drew has shared the stage with Brian Davis, Ricky Young, Cassadee Pope, Buddy Jewell, Rob Snyder, Channing Wilson and more.
The band Quick Exit was established in 1988 after 3 of the current 5 members completed their military obligations. We played steady for about 4 years before taking time off to raise our families. We again started back up in 2013. We play mainly 80’s Rock n Roll with some classic hits from the 70’s and 90’s. Current members include: Craig Haywood, Tony Ross, Mike Patterson, Douglas Laskody and Buzzy Walters. Quick Exit is available for private parties, Festivals and Weddings.
Craig Haywood- Keyboards/Vocals
Craig was born and raised in Greene County Pennsylvania. He started playing keyboards when he was 15 years old in High School. It was cool because he was the only boy in the class. He was in his first band when he was 17 years old with my local buds from High School. The band’s name was Allied Force which evolved into Quick Exit. We played the local bar scene and played every weekend. We played a lot of eighties music (Well I guess it was the eighties) lol. He took a twenty-year hiatus from music while He was married and raised two wonderful boys (Aaron and Dalton). Craig has played with Bon Journey, Hit and run, Sight Unseen, The Tom Armstrong Band, Tomorrows News and Just Average with my son Aaron. It’s great to be playing music again!
Tony Ross- Guitar
Tony started playing guitar when he was 12 years old which is too many years ago to count. While he has been around the music scene for many years, he has only played in 3 bands, Allied Force 1979-1982, Quick Exit 1988-1991, Southbound 1993 to 2000 and Quick Exit again 2013 to the present. He has lived in Greene County for most of my life, except for a 6 years stint in the U.S. Army (10th Special Forces Group) and a few years living in West Virginia for work. Musically he never took a lesson, just listen and figure things out mostly. He always wished that he could read music… just seemed really hard.
Mike Patterson – Vocals/Sound Tech
Mike is self-taught, learning to sing in church. He has been a lead singer in 80’s
rock cover bands since 1980. He has performed at weddings, run sound and played with the following bands over the last 40 years: Allied Force, Asylum, Hit n Run and Quick Exit. Mike feels music is powerful. It relates to all parts of your life. He hopes to continue singing for many years, He would like to thank everyone who continues to support live music.
Doug is a self-taught drummer beginning at the age of 12 years old. Having played drums in middle school and the high school band. He progressed to playing in live bands at age 14 years old. He has been a member of numerous bands with the latest to include: Covered with Eyes, The Local Sort, Decades and currently Quick Exit. He enjoys drumming due to the physical nature and also the enjoyment that it gives me when practicing by myself or performing a show with my band mates in front of and audience.
Buzzy Walters/ Bass Guitar
Buzzy got his first bass in 1981 with lessons soon to follow. My first band, The Cutting Edge was in 1983. His first gigging band was Thunder Road. Over the years he has played with many bands to include: Renegade, Hit n Run, The Grinders, Southern Comfort, Sight Unseen, Marcus Tyler, Triple B, Dave Pahanish and Kelli Swan. His playing progressed playing with Dave because they practiced a lot and played 100’s of gigs and jam nights. Dave also wrote his own songs so this gave him the ability to learn how to add bass parts to his original songs. Dave of course went on to become a song writer for some famous country stars like Toby Keith and Keith Urban etc. With Kelli Swan, He had to learn the Nashville chart system to do the songs on her CD. He also had the opportunity to go to Nashville to do a professional video.
(Cassidy Paige, Lucien Schroyer & Graham Sterling)
Cassidy Paige is a group of musicians that formed in the heart of Greene County, Pa. Cassidy Chambers (lead vocalist) is an Exercise Student in the Accelerated Pre-Physical Therapy program at Slipper Rock University. She has been singing since she was young and performing for 7 years.
Lucien Shroyer (rhythm and lead guitar, bass, and back up vocals) owns and operates LPS Guitar in Waynesburg, PA and Morgantown, WV. He is a traveling musician who has performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe.
Graham Sterling (piano, banjo, and violin) is a student at California University studying Fisheries and Wildlife. He has been performing for 10 years.
Shadow Cats was formed in 2017 to bring something new and fresh to the Southwestern Pennsylvania music scene. Made up of 6 of the area’s finest musicians with decades of experience performing all styles of music from jazz to country to pop and even hard rock. This group of musicians is versatile enough to meet the needs and desires of any audience. Our combined experience and taste in music results in a great mix of music that gets people out of their seats and dancing all night long. Our current set list includes hits from every decade from the 60s to today. The members of Shadow Cats are Joe Bogucki of Carmichaels, PA on Lead Vocals, Timm Reeves of Carmichaels, PA on Bass and Vocals, Mike “Doch” Dohanich of Carmichaels, PA on Guitar and Vocals, Bob Maxon of Morgantown, WV on Saxophone and Vocals, Butch Tavoletti of Greentree, PA on Keyboards and Jim Miller of Uniontown, PA on drums and electronic percussion.
2020 Rain Day Entertainment
9:00 PM EQT FIREWORKS
PRESENTED BY STARFIRE CORPORATION
Fireworks can be viewed from your yard, parks, or your favorite spot in town!
Second Stage performers
(Waynesburg University Lawn Area by First National Bank)
“Music has always been a part of Jeff Grable’s life and he has been a working musician since he was 16 years old. As a performer he has been influenced by a broad spectrum of rock, folk, blues and early country, and his songs touch upon relatable aspects of the human experience. Jeff has seven independently released albums to his credit and his latest release, “Candlelight and Blood Red Wine” is available on all download and streaming platforms.”
Lexie VanDyne is currently a Junior at West Greene High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Volleyball Team, Cheerleading Squad and sings the National Anthem at school events. Lexie has taken voice lessons for the past eight years and enjoys sharing her talent with others. Lexie has participated in the Rain Day entertainment for the past two years and is honored to be participating again in 2020. She has performed the National Anthem for the West Virginia Black Bears and was most recently the first-place winner of the round one Stonehouse Idol under 21 competition. Lexie is an active member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church. She resides in Wind Ridge with her parents, Luke, Angie VanDyne and brother Ian.
Jolene Hillier/Trenton Antil
Jolene Hillier is 17 years old. Jolene is part of a graduating class of 2020 at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. She started singing when she was 8 years old and has learned many instruments throughout the years. She currently resides in Greensboro, PA
Trenton Antil is 17 years old and attends Mapletown Jr. Sr. High School. Trenton started playing guitar 3 years ago and started singing a year ago. He resides in Greensboro, PA.
Tyler Jeffries is 14 years old. Tyler is the son of Carol & Charlie Jeffries of Waynesburg. He is a student at Margaret Bell Miller Middle School, where he has participated in the MBM Chorus and had been selected as soloist for several concert performances. He is a student at LPS Guitar, where he studies voice and guitar with Lucien Schroyer as his instructor. As part of his musical instruction, Tyler has been performing in Open Mic since 2016 and has performed at Rain Day and at the Art Blast on the Mon Festival. He is a soloist at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Waynesburg for special masses and events. He loves the music of the Beatles, Queen, the crooner style of Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, and an occasional touch of country.