The Denicats

Throughout the year, JT Thompson stays busy playing piano bars, special events, and with several popular bands. He also gathers denizens of these bands to record his own compositions, then perform them at various venues in the Centre region. Sometimes it’s a trio, sometimes it’s a 13-piece group; in any Read More


I am thankful for the life I have, that I get to follow my dream and do what I love. I am thankful to be married to a woman I love and adore, who gives that love back to me ten-fold. I am thankful for my parents, who came of Read More

Arts Festival Week!

It’s that time again – Artists of all stripes come to Boalsburg and State College to share their wares. Streets are blocked off and public spaces become exhibit areas as vendors show off their pottery, photos, paintings, statues and all kinds of amazing works. What makes it exciting for me Read More

Out Like a Lamb

The music is always on my mind, running through my head, and when I get the chance I put it in the air. This week I’ll be joining other like-minded musicians and we’ll put in the air here: Monday Birthday Bash at Juniper Village; As Time Goes By I play Read More

February Blues

The first month of 2017 is (almost) behind us, and there’s  lots to look forward to in February: snow, rain, sleet, gray skies, icy roads, scraping your windshield, pulling on extra layers of clothing, and >>> LOTS of GREAT MUSIC!  Here’s where you can find me and my fellow musicians Read More

Not slowing down for 2017

First of all, thank everyone who supported local musicians in 2016 – I hope 2017 treats you well! 2017 is certainly starting out strong – I’m a busy fella, which is what those of us who work in the “Gig Economy” always strive for. Here’s what my January schedule looks Read More

Secret Singer’s Sauce

So now that the cold and flu season is upon us, I thought I’d share my secret singer’s sauce, developed over years of having to perform to the highest standards even while sick. I have researched remedies by rock singers, opera singers, holistic practitioners, consulted with doctors and friends who Read More

Bar Tour of Gigs

Well, I’m halfway through my State College Bar Tour of Gigs Week. It started Thursday with the Gill Street Band at Tussey Wingfest. (I know it’s not really a State College bar, but it is one of the summer’s iconic shows). Friday I did double duty – at Zeno’s Pub Read More

Pianos I Play: LePapillion at Toftrees

I play a number of regular shows each week where I bring my own keyboard, usually a Yamaha, Korg, and/or a Casio. But there are places I perform that have their own pianos. Toftrees Resort in State College PA has a banquet/restaurant space called “LePapillion” that has a nice C171 Read More

April Showers

For a number of reasons, April seems the most hectic month of the year, and showers are a major contributing factor – showers of paperwork. Yes, the weather is definitely a culprit – “Hey, it finally feels like Spring!  Wait – what happened to the sun?  Why is it so Read More