NEWVILLE, PA (June 6, 2011) - Colonel Denning State Park is proud to host renowned musician and story-teller, Jay Smar on Saturday, June 11th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Amphitheatre.

In the last six years, Jay has toured Scotland twice, received recognition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival twice, recorded music for the Welsh BBC movie, "The Welsh in America" and has been selected by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to be on their professional touring roster.

Armed with 2 guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin ' (a form of clog-dancing), he serves his audience an "acoustic buffet" of traditional American and original folk, ol time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes, as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania preceded by their origin.

Original and "covered" guitar instrumentals garnish this plate of cultural cuisine.

Come on out for laughs and a toe-tappin' good time!

For more information, please check the Calendar of Events page for Colonel Denning State Park at