Local band 33 1/3 on record at Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

The Lewes-based classic rock band 33 13, whose members comprise, from left, Greg Mack, Bruce Jones, Greg Wood, Linda Beebe, Terry Stuchlik and Ben King, will perform at Saturday’s Delaware Wine and Beer Festival at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. (Submitted photo)

The Lewes-based classic rock band 33 13, whose members comprise, from left, Greg Mack, Bruce Jones, Greg Wood, Linda Beebe, Terry Stuchlik and Ben King, will perform at Saturday’s Delaware Wine and Beer Festival at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. (Submitted photo)

DOVER — With a nod to the era when you actually had to go to the record store to buy your music instead of hitting a button on your phone or computer, local band 33 1/3 is bringing back music from the “vinyl era.”

Comprised mainly of members from the Lewes-Milton area, 33 1/3 will perform music from a bygone era with a little of today’s sound and more at Saturday’s Delaware Beer and Wine Festival at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover.

Although the current six-person contingent has been performing together for the past 10 years, members of have known each other since the 1970s.

“Four of the six of us are high school friends and (lead singer) Linda (Beebe) dated one of the members at one time so we’ve all been acquainted with one another for quite a while,” said keyboard player and acoustic guitarist Terry Stuchlik.

As they all played in bands in high school, it wasn’t until Ms. Beebe and guitarist Ben King were asked to do a song at a wedding reception in 2001 did the thought of forming a band come into play.

“That went well and they liked the idea of starting to play more often and practicing, so they asked me if I wanted to join them with Linda playing the tambourine and all of singing. So we started out as a small acoustic trio at open mics and doing things like birthday parties mostly for fun,” said Mr. Stuchlik.

Guitarist Greg Mack and drummer Greg Wood, of Virginia, joined shortly thereafter and bassist Bruce Jones, of Dover, became a permanent member of the band in 2005.

“With the full band, our first gig was free and the second one paid $100 but we had to go to Ocean City to get it,” joked Mr. Stuchlik.

These days, 33 1/3 plays from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, as far down as Snow Hill, Maryland, with most of the

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Subject to change without notice) Noon-5 p.m. — D.J. Amy Reed Noon-2:30 p.m. — Live music by Perception Noon-5 p.m. — Unlimited sampling Noon-5 p.m. — Wine/beer glass painting class by Uncorked Canvas Noon-5 p.m. — Beer-Lympics by Mispillion River Brewing Noon — Book sales/signing “History of Delaware Brewing” by author John Medkeff 12-2:30 p.m. — Voting: Food Truck Challenge for Charity (Food Bank of Delaware) 1 p.m. — Cutting of the official festival cake at Frankfurt Bakery & Deli food booth 1:30 p.m. — Food Demonstration: Cindy Witt and Michelle Volkomer, Beer with Pampered Chef 2 p.m. — Keg tossing competition by Fordham & Dominion Brewing 2:30-5 p.m. — Live music 33 1/3 3 p.m. — Food demonstration: Cindy Witt and Michelle Volkomer, Wine with Pampered Chef 3 p.m. — Food Truck for Charity Trophy Winners Announced 3:30 p.m.— Delaware Homebrew Championship Results Announced

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(Subject to change without notice)
Noon-5 p.m. — D.J. Amy Reed
Noon-2:30 p.m. — Live music by Perception
Noon-5 p.m. — Unlimited sampling
Noon-5 p.m. — Wine/beer glass painting class by Uncorked Canvas
Noon-5 p.m. — Beer-Lympics by Mispillion River Brewing
Noon — Book sales/signing “History of Delaware Brewing” by author John Medkeff
12-2:30 p.m. — Voting: Food Truck Challenge for Charity (Food Bank of Delaware)
1 p.m. — Cutting of the official festival cake at Frankfurt Bakery & Deli food booth
1:30 p.m. — Food Demonstration: Cindy Witt and Michelle Volkomer, Beer with Pampered Chef
2 p.m. — Keg tossing competition by Fordham & Dominion Brewing
2:30-5 p.m. — Live music 33 1/3
3 p.m. — Food demonstration: Cindy Witt and Michelle Volkomer, Wine with Pampered Chef
3 p.m. — Food Truck for Charity Trophy Winners Announced
3:30 p.m. — Delaware Homebrew Championship Results Announced

shows around the Delaware beach areas.

“We have developed a relationship with the Shriners,” said Ms. Beebe.

“So we’ve done some shows for them in New Castle County.”

The band’s setlist is mainly classic rock but they have been known to reach back to the 1940s and also do some country music.

“We do stuff that people have heard,” Mr. Stuchlik said.

“We do a lot of Beatles, Van Morrison, Dion, Etta James but then we’ll also throw in a Toby Keith tune or two.”

The band, which can be heard monthly at Irish Eyes in Lewes, has attracted a loyal local following over the past decade with its tight harmonies. Every member of the band joins in on the vocals during various parts of the performance.

“We all have the feeling that as long we can do it, we’re going to keep doing it,” Ms. Beebe said.

33 1/3 will play the festival from 2:30 p.m. to the end of the event at 5.

From noon to 2:30 p.m. will be the Felton-based band Perception.

The group started with singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Nickolson in 2008. Mr. Nickolson’s influences include Nirvana, The Doors, Alice in Chains, Bush and Sublime.

Drummer Chipper Darling, who joined in 2010, is a veteran musician. His influences include Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead. Jim Carlisle, aka Dusty Reese, completed the band when he joined in 2011 and became Perception’s bassist. Mr. Carlisle’s love for funk took the songs to a whole new level, incorporating the influences of Kool and the Gang, Sly and the Family Stone and James Brown.

“We are an all-original band,” said Mr. Nickolson. “Our style of music is a mix of rock, grunge and a touch of funky grooves with flowing real world lyrics. We have anthem-like songs to rock/hip hop type songs. This mix of styles is what keeps people listening because audiences don’t know what to expect next.”

Spirits high for festival

“Satisfy Your Senses” is the theme of this year’s Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. New this year is unlimited samples of not only wine, beer and spirits, but also hard cider and mead.

Breweries include 3rd Wave Brewing Co., Delmar; 16 Mile Brewing Co., Georgetown; Argilla Brewing Co., Newark; Big Oyster Brewery, Rehoboth Beach; Blue Earl Brewing Co., Smyrna; Crooked Hammock Brewery, Lewes; Twin Lakes Brewery, Greenville; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton; Evolution Craft Brewery Co., Salisbury, Maryland; Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co., Dover; Frozen Toes Brewing, Greenville; and Mispillion River Brewing, Milford.
Wineries include Chadds Ford Winery, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Fenwick Wine Cellars, Fenwick Island; Great Shoals Winery representing T.S. Smith Orchards, Bridgeville; Harvest Ridge Winery, Marydel; Nassau Valley Vineyards, Lewes; and Pizzadili Winery & Vineyards, Felton.

Distilleries are Beach Time Distilling, Lewes; Delaware Distilling Co., Lewes; and Painted Stave Distillery, Smyrna.

Cideries include Rebel Seed Cidery, Marydel, and Chadds Ford Cidery, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, while meaderies are Brimming Horn Meadery, Milton; and Delaware Meadery, Wilmington.

Food and fun

“Also new this year is the Food Truck Challenge for Charity,” said Cindy Small, executive director of Kent County Tourism, the nonprofit organization that organizes the festival.

“Festival-goers will vote on 12 participating eateries in the categories of best entree, best dessert and best appearing setup, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Food Bank of Delaware.”

Restaurants, eateries and food trucks participating are Abbott’s Grill, Milford; Food Bank of Delaware, Milford; Frankfurt Bakery & Deli, Dover; Jerk King Caribbean Cuisine, Smyrna; Haass’ on the Go, Dover; Maple Dale Country Club, Dover; The Pretzel Gang By Milford Community Parade, Milford; Mojo Loco, New Castle; Taste of Texas BBQ, Newark; The Frozen Farmer, Bridgeville; The Polish Connection, Wilmington; The Roaming Raven, Newark; The Wandering Chef Catering Cart, Newark; and Where Pigs Fly, Dover.

Other highlights of the event include the third annual Delaware Homebrew Championship, where nearly $2,000 in prizes, trophies and cash will be up for grabs.

Fifty artisans and vendors will be on site as well as beer mug and wine glass painting classes by Uncorked Canvas Parties.

Beer-lympics by Mispillion River Brewing and keg tossing competition by Fordham & Dominion Brewing; wine, beer and food pairing demonstrations; “History of Delaware Brewing” book signing by author John Medkeff; and a

Delaware Farmers Market in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Agriculture will round out the fun.

Sampling tickets at the gate will be $40 or $10 for a nonalcoholic designated driver ticket. The Delaware Agricultural Village and Museum is at 866 N. DuPont Highway in Dover. Comfortable shoes, blankets and chairs are suggested.

For more information, visit www.DelawareWineandBeerFestival.com or call (800) 233-5368.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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