CMS guitar and recording teacher Joe Wagner returned to his hometown of Shamokin, PA for the third year to perform the “Joe Wagner Trio Christmas Spectacular” at the Ale House Bar & Grill on Saturday, December 17.   Joe was joined by seasoned musicians and educators Tom Nelson on drums and Scot Hornick on double bass.  Born and raised in Shamokin, Wagner said he has known people in the Coal Region who are incredibly musical and very talented, and who often have a great sense of humor.  “When I was growing up there, most of my friends played instruments, and still do,” he said. “Playing at the Ale House is a highlight for me every year. The crowd there is really great!”  Wagner enjoys numerous styles of music and tries to incorporate a nice mixture into every show. Joe usually includes some jazz standards and other songs he enjoys — songs by Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, the Beatles, or the Meters.

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