The Blissters - The Outlaw Oct 9, 2009 (stationary cam) RIP D Smash


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October 9th, 2009 @ Lupos Beef and Ale Allentown this clip is in honor of Blissters Guitarist and our brother Doug Roth aka D Smash passed away Monday and was laid to rest yesterday March 28, 2013..

Sometime around 2003-2004-ish Doug returned to the Valley from the west coast and reformed the Blissters with Duane Martis & Tony Mancino.. Some gigs to our recollection included "Jimmy Place-Chubby's, the Penalty Box" plus an Allentown Blues Rugby benefit with Sarah Ayers Bandat Iron Lakes country club....

Not long afterward drummer Gary Animal Pavlick returned to the fold replacing Martis and some of the 1st gigs the band played were in front of the wild have fun Muhlenberg college students @ Lupos in Allentown ....

The Blissters have been around for over 30 years, from the legendary Allentown Blues Rugby of the 80's bashes to opening for Daddy Licks Band from here to Penn State to packing Chubbys once a months for several years... the Classsic Lineup of Roth, Fehnel, Mancino, Martis & Lou Kovecis on Keyboards broke up in 1985 after Roth' return from the Family of Strangers brief 8-9 month gig and replace Keith Harter who never played a single gig with the band but recorded the bands EP guitar tracks..

The band continued adding Bryan Schrieter on drums followed by some high profile gigs opening for Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, Tommy Conwell to name a few including in front of thousands of people in the Lehigh Parkway in 1985 w/ St Johns Alliance & Steve Brosky.

Even in the lean years of the 90's the band kept chugging along playing the south Bethlehem joints the Funhouse, Wally's & 4 G's with a lineup that featured former Washed and now Damn Dirty Ape drummer Phil Mah, Scott Fehnel moving over to Bass and at one point I believe Pavlick replaced Mahr in that time period..

But back to the attached vid these gigs in front of the rabid college crowds in 2005 helped push the band into the next 5+ years of performing at places like Banana Joe's & Main Gate Bike Night, Lupos, Club Mixx & Jimmy's to name a few...