Updates

This Saturday Sept.17 the "World" will perform at the V.F.W. on Wyoming Ave.Kingston.The "End of the World as we know it" show runs from 5 to 10pm. $25.00 per person includes food,beer,wine,soda and music.Cash bar available for mixed drinks.At 5:45pm the Pickups duo,consisting of Don Sennett and Don Shappelle,will open the event musically and will also perform onstage with the "World" throughout the evening.Tickets will be available at the door at the reservation and will call tables.Come and enjoy a great night of classic rock,dancing,being with friends,great food and plenty of adult beverages.It will be the best $25.oo you ever spent.Hope to see you at this memorable event.
The "World" consists of Thom Pesta-lead guitar and vocals,Mark Costello-keyboards and vocals,Dan Mazur-lead guitar,Howie Dinstel-drums and vocals,Frank Artmont-guitar and vocals,Don Sennett-bass and vocals,and guest guitarist and vocalist Don Shappelle.
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Don Shappelle and Don Sennett as the PIckups Duo perform at the Wilkes Barre Farmers Market today Thursday Sept.8 from noon to 1:30pm. Public Square,Wilkes Barre.

Friday Sept.9 Don Shappelle performs at the new Bear Creek Charter School as part of "EarthFest 2016" an all day celebration of the earth with the students of the Bear Creek Charter School.
30 Charter School Way,Bear Creek Township.18702.
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Maximum Respect-A tribute to George Wesley.A celebration of his life and Music. This Friday Sept.2,2016.River St.Jazz Cafe-667 N.River St.Plains Township.5;30pm to 2am. Doors open at 5pm.
Featuring-Mother Nature's Sons,Strawberry Jam,Mike Miz,Stingray,Tom Flannery&the Shillelaghs,Bret Alexander&Eddie Appnel,Bobby Clark,Lonesome Road,Don Shappelle&the Pickups,
and The Phyliss Hopkins Electric Trio.
Raffle Items from SI Studios,Saturation Acres Recording Studio,
Wayne's World,Rock St.Music,Gallery of Sound,PA blues Festival,
PA Music Festival and more. $10 Donation.(570)822-2992.
The Pickups are honored to open this very special and moving night celebrating the life and music of our dear friend and musical brother George Wesley R.I.P, starting at 5:30pm.
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4 weeks ago  ·  

After a successful and fun music filled road trip to Havre de Grace and Annapolis,Md. last week Don Shappelle and Don Sennett return to NEPA for the upcoming weekend. Frday evening Aug.26 finds Don and Don back at Cris-Nics Irish Pub-Barney st.Wilkes Barre outside on the patio from 6 to 9pm. Then on Saturday the Duo are at the River st.Jazz Cafe in Plains opening up for the "Glass Prism" reunion show featuring original members Tom Varano,Rick Richers and Louie Cassa.Doors open at 7pm. Music starts at 9pm. tickets-$5.oo to $24.oo. (570)822-2992.
Finally,on Sunday Aug.28 Don and Don travel out to the Beaumont Inn to perform from 4 to 7pm outside on the beautiful patio at the Inn. (570)675-7100. 4437 Rt.309,Dallas,Pa.18612. We hope to see you at all of these upcoming events.
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1 month ago  ·  

Don Shappelle and Don Sennett perform "songs of the Susquehanna" Wednesday August 17 at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum in Havre de Grace,Md. 7 to 9pm. $10.oo donation. hdgmaritimemuseum.org.(410)939-4800.

Then on Thursday Aug.18 Don and Don travel to Annapolis,Md.to perform onboard the magnificent 74ft.wooden schooner Woodwind. 6:30 to 8:30pm. $44.oo per person,includes a drink,snacks,music and a beautlful sunset sail on the chesapeake bay.
Saturday August 20 finds Don Shappelle performing"songs of the earth and sea" at Frances Slocum State Park in the campground ampitheater surrounded by Penn's woods and nature. 7;30pm.
Free. 565 My.Olivet rd.Wyoming,Pa.(570)696-3525.
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1 month ago  ·  

The Pickups at the first Fish,Fowl and Folk Festival in Havre de Grace,Md.Saturday Aug.6,2016. Pic1-onstage. pic 2-with our new musical friends Ankie and Nanne from the Netherlands in front of the Concord Point Lighthouse. Pic 3- Barry,Don and Don with the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in the background. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

The Pickups Trio(consisting of Don Sennett on bass and vocals,Barry Dervinis on accordion and Don Shappelle on 12 string guitar and vocals) travel to Havre de Grace,Md. this weekend to perform at the "Fish,Fowl and Folk Festival" on Saturday Aug.6 along the beautiful waterfront near the Concord Point Lighthouse.The festival will celebrate the rich,maritime history and traditions of the town of Havre de Grace.Also performing at the festival will be the renowned Chesapeake Bay songwriter and singer Janie Meneely with Rob Van Sante,who is coming from England to perform with Janie. Nanne and Ankie are from the Netherlands and will bring their own brand of maritime music to the shores of the Chesapeake and from the Washington DC. area the legendary "Ocean Orchestra" will perform in the evening.The"Fish,Fowl and Folk Festival" runs from 10am to 8pm.Also onsite will be arts and crafts and food vendors. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

Barry Dervinis and I will perform this evening Friday July 29 at Cris-nics Irish Pub from 6 to 9pm outside on the patio.If too hot we will move indoors to the cool bar area. As always there will be food and drink specials and plenty of parking. corner of Barney and Horton st.Wilkes Barre.

Tomorrow evening,Saturday July 30 I return to Frances Slocum State Park for a concert "Songs of the Earth and the Sea" to be held in the beautiful,natural campground ampitheater in the woods.
7pm. Free. Frances Slocum State Park,565 Mt.Olivet Rd.
Wyoming. Photo-Barry Dervinis and Don Shappelle-Cris-Nics Pub. July 15. photo courtesy of Brigid Shappelle.
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2 months ago  ·  

Don Shappelle with Jack Exter on stand up bass will play at cris-nics irish pub tonight Friday july 22 from 6 to 9pm.

Sunday July 24 the Pickups will perform during the dragonboat races in Nesbitt Park in Kingston,Pa. from approx.11am to 2pm.

We will be playing with sadness and heavy hearts this weekend over the loss of our dear friend and musical brother George Wesley who passed away on Monday July 18,2016. George would want the music to continue so play on we must in his memory.
R.I.P George Wesley.
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2 months ago  ·  

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