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8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look at Valley Arts

Phil Vassar, 8 p.m. Sept. 23, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. Country music hit-maker, piano player and singer Phil Vassar was born May 28, 1962, in Lynchburg, Va. He debuted on the country music scene in the late 1990s, co-writing singles for Tim McGraw (“For a Little While,” “My Next Thirty Years”), Jo Dee Messina (“Bye, Bye,” “I’m Alright”), Collin Raye (“Little Red Rodeo”) and Alan Jackson (“Right on the Money”). His debut album, “Phil Vassar” (2000) yielded five hits on the U.S. Billboard country singles charts. His albums include “American Child” (2002), “Shaken Not Stirred” (2004), “Prayer of a Common Man” (2008), “Traveling Circus” (2009), “Noel” (2011), “American Soul” (2016) and “Stripped Down” (2020). Vassar has charted 19 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, including two that reached No. 1: “Just Another Day in Paradise” (2000) and “In a Real Love” (2004). Tickets: box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.; www.ticketmaster.com; Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000; 866-605-PEAK (7325). Information: https://www.pennspeak.com/events/all; 866-605-PEAK (7325)

David Bromberg Quintet, 8 p.m. Sept. 24, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. Bromberg, born Sept. 19, 1945, in Philadelphia. Bromberg released his first album, “Dave Bromberg” in 1972. His 19 albums include, most recently, “The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues” (2016) and “Big Road” (2020). Bromberg is a noted sideman, having played on albums and-or in concerts by Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson and Carly Simon. Bromberg’s range of material, based in the folk and blues idioms, includes ragtime, country and ethnic music. Tickets: Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. https://mcohjt.com; 570-325-0249

Glengarry Bhoys Duo, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Godfrey Daniels. The concert is billed as a Celtic Classic preview. The Glengarry Bhoys, founded in 1998 in Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada, is a Celtic fusion band that blends traditional Scottish and Irish music with modern Celtic and contemporary sounds. Lead singer is Graham Wright. The group has released 11 albums, including “Full Contact Highlanding” (1999) and “Eight” (2010). Tickets: Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. https://godfreydaniels.org; 610-867-2390