Coffeehouse Concert Series

The Gathering Place is proud to showcase the cultural riches of our
region with its inaugural NEPA Songwriters’ Coffeehouse Concert held in The Gallery
Friday, January 17th at 7 PM.

This is the first concert in a quarterly series featuring songwriters who call NEPA home.

Join us and enjoy the artwork Zoja Forsberg and the songcraft of Gary Carl, B.W. Deery, Tina Graye, Zach Sprowls, and Timothy Zieger.  Don’t miss listening to these accomplished musicians.This will be a night of musical magic.

Requested donation $5.00
Fresh coffee and homemade baked goods will be available for $1.

Meet the Artists


Tina Graye wrote her first song at the age of 7. She has appeared twice on WVIA FM’s Homegrown Music and has performed at the Kutztown Folk Festival,
Wilkes-Barre ArtBloc and local Open Mic’s.


Timothy Zieger is a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth. His lyrics can touch on weighty subjects with great sensitivity, and also address more the mundane with a poetic eye. Blessed with a warm tenor voice and a gift for melody, Zieger often brings distinctive arrangement ideas into his songs, while keeping in an acoustic context. He is the epitome of the articulate folkie, whose music extends beyond the conventions of the genre, and whose songs have staying power.”George Graham – Senior Producer and Host, WVIA Public Radio 


After several years working in other states as a worship leader, Zach Sprowls is glad to be back home in NEPA pursuing his music full time. Given an upbringing in classical music, a penchant for writing and arranging, and a love of modern indie music, Zach finds himself constantly straddling the old and new. Perhaps that admixture best characterizes his work as a neo-classical composer, singer/songwriter collaborator, published sacred music arranger…and, well, maybe everything else about him too.


Brian William Deery has been writing songs and lyrics since he was 16 years old  in Shirley, Long Island where he allegedly “grew up”.  His family hails from Liverpool, England, home of a somewhat famous musical group, The Beatles. Most of Brian’s lyrics are based on personal observations balanced by a cheeky take on life in general. He formed The Bystanders, an all original rock band, in the early 90’s in the hopes of securing a record deal. Cie la vie. His dear old guitar has taken a back seat to Brian’s new love, the ukulele. In addition, Brian plays a mean blues harp when allowed to sit in with local musicians. He and his high school sweetheart, Emilie, moved with their 3 sons to NEPA in 2001 and enjoy the local Arts and Music scene.


From 1992 – 2014, singer, songwriter Gary Carl played in the World of Coverbandom in the groups Eternity, Jeffrey James Band, Tom and Gary Duo, Johnson, Brothers Capone, Inside Out, and other projects.

Gary plays acoustic & electric guitars, harmonica, trumpet, alto & tenor saxophone, bass, sings lead and background harmony vocals, and does what he can to entertain from backyards and front porches to restaurants, dive bars, mobile bandstands, wedding venues, and even plays for prison inmates.

His first taste of writing and recording came in February 1990 at SI Studios Scranton. After a few years of playing in cover bands, and continuing writing original songs, he returned to SI Studios in Old Forge in the fall of 2008 with his original rock project jakesway.

In September 2019, Gary was announced as a winner in the WVIA / PBS / Froggy 101 Country Music Singer-Songwriter Contest in conjunction with Ken Burn’s Country Music Documentary. In December 2019, he was announced as Artist of the Month on Honesdale’s DNH Discovered 95.3 FM.

Gary Carl is on the Board of Directors of Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau and a proud artist member of The Americana Music Association, International Singer Songwriter Association and The Kitson Arts Alliance.

Read more about the series.