Ragtime Willi is a three-piece funky folk band. Originally formed in 1977 and reunited several years ago by members Chris Zaffary on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Jack Roberts on bass and vocals, and Jim Penta on harmonica and percussion.
The Band's musical style is Americana.
An eclectic mix of original tunes, folk-based and old-time music, including songs drawn from Grateful Dead, CCR to Johnny Cash with the REAL country blues, bluegrass and Celtic thrown in too!
For booking info : use the contact page or
Jack (717)397-5207 or Jim (610)589-5646
WE'RE FILLING UP FAST, SO BOOK
SUMMER/ FALL/ WINTER EVENTS NOW
WITH RAGTIME WILLI BAND!
************************************** SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013--BERNVILLE EAGLE HOTEL, 301 North Main, Bernville, PA 19506. (610) 488-687. 9 pm to 12 mn. Come out and celebrate St. Patty's Day Eve Ragtime Will Band right in bustling Bernville borough. Master Chef Joe and his staff present an outstanding menu of Americana and Ethnic Cuban entrees right here in Berks County and they're sure to please your palate! Nice variety of beers and other adult beverages of you choice, too!
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013- PORCH RESTAURANT, 890 Tulpehocken Rd Myerstown, Pa 17067 717-866-2200. 9 pm to 12 mn.
One of RAGTIME WILLI BAND'S favorite Lebanon County venues, CHEF JOE and his staff present superlative Casual fine dining upstairs & a Light fare menu downstairs (where RWB will be playing!) Everything is prepared fresh and with the best ingredients.The RWB boys are all very handy with knifes and forks, and are particularly fond of the REUBEN SANDWICH...pure corned beef bliss! http://www.porchrestaurant.com
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013. ST. PETER'S BAKERY, ST. PETER'S VILLAGE, PA. 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM B.Y.O.B. to PIZZA NIGHT featuring delicious ARTISAN PIZZA prepared by the lovely Mel and her talented staff. Great sandwiches and baked goods, too!!! Reservations strongly advised! 610-469-7501. Info.: www.saintpetersbakery.com
Saturday, APRIL 27, 2013. LITITZ PRETZEL FEST, The Rudy Building, 27 East Main St. Lititz, PA. Noon to 1 p.m. and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Come and celebrate the long tradition of Lititz pretzel making at The First Annual Lititz Pretzel Fest featuring pretzel tasting, and lots entertaining things to do in Downtown Lititz. RAGTIME WILLI BAND will be appearing 12 noon to 1 p.m. and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Lititz and The Lititz Retailers, with proceeds benefitting multiple charities.
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013. NEW VENUE!!! WEST READING TAVERN AND RESTAURANT, 606 PENN AVE. WEST READING, PA. 19611. 9:30 PM TO MIDNITE. BANJO MASTER JOEL HENRY and RAGTIME WILLI BAND will join forces to make our debut at this reknowned Penn Avenue landmark. The Big Red Door invites you enjoy the ambience of an English style pub which offers an impressive variety of draft and crafted beers, and your favorite wine and spirits. Outstanding lunch, dinner and pub menus.610-376-9232. Info: www.westreadingtavern.com
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013. NEW VENUE!!! BUILDING 24 KITCHEN AND BAR,
1115 Bern Road, Wyomissing, Pa 19610 6 PM TO 9 PM.Start the weekend off right with good friend and BANJO MASTER JOEL HENRY AND JOLENE with RAGTIME WILLI in the area’s newest dining and entertainment hotspot. Set in a renovated turn-of-the-century factory, “Building 24…Kitchen & Bar ” features upscale cuisine,
SATURDAY, MAY 11TH, 2013 DOWNTOWN LITITZ FARMERS MARKET, 9 N Water St Lititz, PA 17543 8 AM TO 11 AM. RAGTIME WILLI BAND kicks off another season at the #1 rated Farmers' Market in the Commonwealth of PA! The market features a full variety of locally produced products sold by the farmers in a festive setting. Live music, children's activities,
FRIDAY, MAY 17, MUSIC FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN LANCASTER, 6 PM TO 8 PM.
FRIDAY, MAY 31 NEW VENUE!!! Union Barrel Works Restaurant and Brew Pub,
6 North Reamstown Rd., Reamstown, PA.717-355-7837. 8pm to 11 pm. Our first of hopefully many gigs at this uniquely restored turn-of-the century Enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere at the beautiful antique bar that dates from the 1800's , exciting cuisine and excellent handcrafted beers!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE SPRING
AND SUMMER GIGS!
Ragtime Willi Sez:
The Ragtime Willi Band will kick off its Summer '13 tour this Saturday, May 11 by helping the Downtown Lititz Farmers Market kick off its opening day. Yep, we'll be up bright and early, playing as soon as the bell rings to open the market at 8 a.m. Tunes will continue until 11:30, at which time we'll collapse on a heap in the parking lot. Details at www.lititzpa.com/farmersmarket.
But first ...
The Ragtime Willi Band will join our good friends Joel Henry and Jolene on Friday evening, May 10 for our first-ever performance at Building 24 Kitchen & Bar in Wyomissing. Music will kick off at 6 and last until 9. Haven't yet checked out the place? You don't know what you're missing. (But here are a few hints: bldg24.com.) Haven't yet heard RWB with Joel and Jolene? Then attendance is required.
Hope to see you there,
CHECK OUT THE READING EAGLE STORY ABOUT THE RAGTIME WILLI BAND.... http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=288078
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