Special Guests

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Chuck

email: Chuck Kagel

Chuck Kagel 

Bass Guitar and Vocals Maybe

Chuck also comes from an extensive history of playing in area bands for the last 30 years, Dream Weaver was Chuck's last project.  A rock solid bass player with a subtle flare for creative bass lines that keep "Who Knows" from sounding like any other band.  His styles are unlimited allowing him to cover the extensive body of music the band brings to the stage.  Chucks dry wit keeps everyone on their toes and brings comic relief when needed.  Chuck leads the recording sessions with his sound engineering background. 

For more information and stuff please visit; http://www.myspace.com/cekagel 

   

Alan Cook

email: Allan Cook

 

The Dr. of Funk, Jive, Jazz & Junk
   "The One Man Horn Section"

Allan was awarded full music scholarships from the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University and attended the world-renowned Berklee School of Music where he majored in composition and arranging. Private studies included stints with Dr John Duke (Professor, Nashville Studio Musician-Johnny Cash Show) and Steve Young (Boston Pops). While in Nashville, Allan performed on numerous commercial studio backups and acted as Vice Chairman of the Middle TN Music Industry Students Assoc. an organization sponsored by Tom T. Hall, Nashville Recording Artist and Producer. While working with this organization Allan received the nick-name "Dr of Funk, Jive, Jazz and Junk" from the Producer of the chart topping song "Take This Job and Shove It" released by Johnny Paycheck. Along the way, Allan has had the pleasure of performing behind jazz feature artists including Kai Winding, Larry London, Bud Brisbois and Don Sheffield. He has performed at numerous special events including the Mario Andretti Driver of the Century Award Ceremony and the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant Ball and has opened for Bill Hailey’s Comets and closed at the world renowned Bethlehem Musikfest. He is proficient on all saxes and flute and has combined these instruments with electronic sound processing to create "the one man horn section" with an ability to sound like Glen Miller’s sax section or a Motown horn section - trumpets and all.
   

 

The Smillies

email: TDA

The Smillies 

While Dennis and Janet had their own musical lives long before they met, it was a chance encounter at a Sunday blues jam at the famous Johnny D’s in Somerville, Mass that set them on their combined road.  That meeting blossomed into marriage and a musical partnership that has thrived for the past 19 years.  Janet can sing the blues with anyone, she can turn her powerhouse vocals into angelic voice and she covers all styles in between.  Dennis, known for his unique finger picking style, plays electric, acoustic, dobro, slide, piano and lap steel guitar, and his playing is rooted in the blues and country rock.  Prior to moving to the Pocono Mountains, they fronted the acclaimed Philadelphia blues band “The Dress Blues Band”.  They are known for the collective energy they bring to the stage, and the energy they create for the crowd when they turn it loose. 

   

Mike Strunk

email: Mike Strunk

Mike Strunk

Electric Guitar and Vocals

Mike has played venues all over the world, playing for Presidents and Diplomats in the US Navy Band as well as every club throughout Northeast Pennsylvania,  with the Pocono Playboys, Area Code 717 and Dream Weaver, just to name a few.  Mike's and accomplished guitarist in the blues, jazz, country and rock genres which makes him a perfect fit for the band.  His soft vocals on ballads and a powerful blues voice enable Mike to make songs come to life and his guitar solos make an unforgettable statement.

   

Mike Shelton

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Mike Shelton

Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Michael Shelton's background is as extensive as his talents hailing from Philadelphia, Michael is an Atlantis recording artist and co-founder of the critically acclaimed legendary "Mike's Towing Band".  While fronting the Mike's Towing Band and touring from Maine to Florida, opening for such acts as: Jimmy Buffet , Charlie Daniels and Herbie Mann, their first release from Atlantis only added to their popularity.  The band left their Jersey Shore/Pocono beginnings and toured much of the country landing and operating out of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Michael is a gold mine find for the Who Knows Band and is an example of the Who Knows philosophy of sharing their stage with friends from many backgrounds and the impetus of who knows what will happen.  Michael brings an exceptionally strong voice and eclectic bass style to the band as well as years of experience as an entertainer with the Mike's Towing Band.  Who knows what will happen with such a strong player.

   

J.T. Carter

J.T. Carter
 

Member of the Crests

 

 

   

 Ron Richardson and J.T. Carter with Who Knows

Ron Richardson

Member of the Coasters

 

   

Michael Patrylo

 

Michael Patrylo

Vocals, Harmony Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Mike's ties with Who Know go way back.  Way, way back actually.  He and Keith attended Springfield College in the 70's.  They've been playing music together for over 30 years.  Mike brings a nice folkie element to our show with superb lead and harmony vocals and an occasional solo acoustic number.  Mike also sat in on some of our English gigs in 2005.  It's always a pleasure when Mike, and his wife Maryanne, show up.

   

 

Pieter Holland

Pieter Holland
Guitar and Vocals
   

John "D" and wife Barb

 

John "D" Dzienisiewski

Drums

John "D" and Keith go way, way, way back having played together in various local bands over the years.  It's a real treat when John beats on the skins for a bit.  John can now be seen filling the drum seat with Remedy and also Pieter Holland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Wayne Duggins, Mike Strunk and Tommy Vulcano

Wayne Duggins

Vocals and Guitar

Wayne has a long musical history in the Pocono Mountains.  He's played with many popular band and never fails to raise the roof when he sits in with Who Knows.  His wife, Becky, is no slouch either and we look forward to anytime they show up at a Who Knows show.

 

 

 

 

 

Kristy Jo with Mike Strunk

 

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" featuring Kristy Jo

 

 

Kristy Jo

Fiddle, Mandolin and Backup Vocals

Kristy Jo is currently playing and touring with Luke Bryan and just made their debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on April 10th.  Kristy Jo is originally from Stroudsburg (Stroudsburg High class of 1998) and is the granddaughter of Art Klingel (local musician, businessman and original member of  The Pocono Playboys). She relocated to Tennessee to attend college and graduated from Belmont University in 2002.  She can be seen and heard on Luke Bryan's  "All My Friends Say" video on CMT channel and heard on Cat Country radio out of Allentown, PA.

"Orange Blossom Special featuring "Dueling Fiddles"

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