LOCAL ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: CONRAD FISHER

Conrad Fisher is a singer and songwriter from Juniata County. His first commercial success came with a song called “Living Left to Do” which was #1 for 4 weeks on the bluegrass gospel charts and was performed on the Grand Ole Opry 2021.

Conrad owns and operates Ragamuffin Hall in McCoysville, PA where he makes a living as a studio musician, audio engineer, and songwriter. Not bad, right?

You may know his in-laws, as they own and operate the Walnut Cheese Nook on Route 35.

Conrad has released several CDs, too. You can find those in his online store.

Recently, Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro was in the Lehigh Valley and, as part of his comments, said, “I must say just as an aside, I think Billy Joel owes us a new Allentown song. Allentown 2.0.”

Conrad heeded the call, saying in a Facebook post, which premiered his new original song, “I’m not Billy Joel, but I heard you loud and clear, Governor! “Allentown” is out now, and streaming everywhere. Watch the lyric video here.

You can stream Conrad’s new song, Allentown, here.

And you can check out the Merf Morning Show’s exclusive interview with the talented singer-songwriter below (see lyric video or Spotify link for the song):

Also, Conrad is bringing hit songwriter Bobby Tomberlin up from Nashville to Ragamuffin Hall on June 22 and is offering $20 tickets ($10 off) to anyone who is a songwriter in Juniata County, especially focused on students and young people. All you need to do is send an email with a poem or song you wrote to theragamuffinhall@gmail.com.

This will be a masterclass in songwriting and a really rare opportunity to learn from someone who’s been doing it for a living most of his life. Tomberlin has written songs for Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand, Faith Hill, Josh Turner, Kenny Rogers, Joe Nichols, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Rodney Atkins, Joe Diffie, Jamey Johnson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chris Young, The Oak Ridge Boys & Deana Carter.

Conrad’s band will be there to back him up on some of his big hits, and there will be a little bit of Q&A and interview to get inside his head, too!

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