Concert to feature former area musicians

Alex Hyatt isn’t the only musician from Whitehall making a cameo at Big G’s next week.

In fact, he’s not even getting top billing. That honor belongs to the Killbillies, a band out of West Palm Beach, Fla., led by fellow Whitehall native Micah Scott.

The concert and release party will be held beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, and will feature performances by Hyatt, the Killbillies, and a reunion of former local band, Stem.

“It’s kind of an unofficial reunion,” said Scott, who was a member of the band.

Stem received some notoriety in the late ’90s for its music and annual festival, StemStock, which attracted local musicians and a few thousand of their most loyal fans to an outdoor venue in Whitehall.

Scott said that besides himself and Hyatt, there will be other local musicians attending as well.

“All and all it will be a celebration of music in Whitehall in which generations of Whitehall musicians are participating,” said Scott.

When Hyatt was putting together his new album, “Brasi: Covered in Dirt 1999-2012,” he couldn’t help but reflect on his former band mates from Whitehall.

“The project made me think of all the talent in Whitehall,” Hyatt said. His first “real band,” Livingston Bramble, which garnered airplay on local radio stations, was originally comprised entirely of Whitehall natives.

The song “Air,” which appears on the new album, was written by Hyatt, Adam Moore, James Lafayette, and Heath Ingleston. A number of other local residents have gone on to perform with other bands as well and Hyatt is currently working with Bill Frandino, a Whitehall native, in the band Brown Dirt Mafia.

“There’s something in the water up there, there’s just so much talent. I think it’s in the DNA of the town.”

Admission to Friday’s concert is free and copies of Hyatt’s and the Killbillies’ albums will be available.

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