"Think Emmylou Harris meets Chuck Berry..." With driving guitars, an infectious energy and smooth, vibrant vocals, the listener is brought back in time to the days of songs with real heart and stories to tell. Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and Buck Owens are brought to life along with present day artists like Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Linda Ronstadt, Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. 309 Express performs a crossroads of Country, Rockabilly, Folk, Rock and Blues that gets audiences of all ages singing, dancing, clapping and toe-tapping along to their jukebox favorites.
Based out of Glenside, Pennsylvania, 309 Express was formed in 2008 by lead vocalist Mary Duffy and her husband rhythm guitarist Bill Gioioso. Joined by veteran musicians bass player Bill Morrison, lead guitarist John Green, and drummer Dennis Jacoby, the band made its first public appearance in 2009. 309 Express has performed at the Ambler Arts and Music Festival, the Southampton Days Country Fair, the Cheltenham Township Harvest Festival, the Fox Chase Farm Spring and Fall Festivals, the Ambler Oktoberfest, the Curtis Arboretum Concerts in the Park, the AMH June Fete Village Fair, the Glenside Street Fair, and the Elkins Park Arts in the Park. 309 Express has also performed for organizations such as the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and Project HOPE.
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“I am a country music fan and I enjoyed your music very much; you have a great sound!” – Nanette Wolf, Delta Community Supports, Inc.
“Great band, you guys are real country! Congratz to the band on how good you've become. It comes across!” - Rick Farnkopf Philadelphia based Singer/Songwriter
“You sounded great! I've heard so many great things from those that attended.” – Rob Carachilo, Glenside Chamber of Commerce
"Everyone told me that they truly enjoyed your performance as did I" - Liz Leonard, Entertainment Director AMH June Fete