Star Gazing-Night Photography Allegheny National Forest

Milky Way seen from Queen Road with trees in foreground.

This past Thursday I made a trip to the Allegheny National Forest near Warren, PA to enjoy the stars and take some more pictures with my newly acquired Sony RX100. The trip was well worth it! I’m focused on what

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Outdoor Concert at Succops w/Fertigs Crossroads Band

Ray Sherman modeling his guitar shirt.

Last week my country band (The Fertigs Crossroads Band) had the pleasure of performing at the Succop Nature Park in Penn Twp, Butler, PA. This outdoor concert was sponsored by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, one of several held

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Cherry Springs State Park Star Gazing

Cherry Springs State Park sign along the road.

For the past few years I have been fascinated with the idea of star gazing in an area where there is little light pollution. Only recently did I learn of Cherry Springs Park in Pennsylvania. This park is one of

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Virginia Beach Vacation

Ray swimming with sharks VA Beach

For the past 5 years I’ve made my summer vacation destination Virginia Beach. I have several friends who live in the area and I always combine the ocean with visiting my friends. I feel a strong need for submerging myself

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Double Edge & Fertigs Crossroads Band-Two Summertime Party’s

Double Edge Private Party View from stage

Playing outdoor gigs in the Summer weather is something I look forward to each year. Whether it’s a small festival, fair, outdoor bar patio or a private party, I welcome the opportunity to perform in the fresh air. Under the

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Country Music Road Trip to Reedsville PA

Ray Sherman & Sawyer Stepp on stage with "Make Mine Country"

Last Friday I went on a little road trip with Dawn & Sawyer Stepp out to central Pennsylvania to enjoy an evening of hillbillie music with the “Make Mine Country” band. What great night we had! (Scroll down for the

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Open Blues Jam with The Mercs

The Blind Pig Saloon bar area

Last night I made it out to New Kensington, PA to a small bar called “The Blind Pig Saloon” for their open mic. This is a music bar, as they host live entertainment 4-5 nights a week. They have a

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Ellwood City Festival Ewing Park

Ray Sherman Ellwood City Festival Crowd Stage View

This summer of 2015 The Fertigs Crossroads Band performed July 4th at Ewing Park in Ellwood City, a town in Western Pennsylvania nestled in two counties, Beaver and Lawrence. What a great day! It has been raining almost everyday for

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Double Edge Duo Entertains Sarver PA Restaurant Patrons

Inside Cooper Station Restaurant-Double Edge Fans

Yesterday I had the pleasure of performing at Cooper Station Restaurant from 7-9 for their dinner patrons with Double Edge, the two man band with a full-band sound! This restaurant is located on route 356 near Saxonburg, PA. It’s a

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Country Music Alive in Allegheny County PA Jamboree

Line of people waiting to get into Twin Oaks Country Jamboree

This past Sunday I spent my afternoon/evening in White Oak, PA at the Twin Oaks Jamboree, a classic country music show concieved, operated and emceed by Lois Scott. Lois also performs on the show singing her own songs and providing

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