The Legacy Continues

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Show business has never seen a group quite like THE COASTERS®. They occupy a special niche in the music field. Because of their style and approach, they are in a class of their own.

THE ORIGINAL COASTERS, the first vocal group that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, was Carl Gardner, (deceased)  Billy Guy, (deceased)  Will Jones, (deceased) Cornell Gunter, (deceased).

THE COASTERS® now consist of four very talented singers. All came from musical backgrounds. These four individual along with Veta Gardner are carrying on the legacy of THE ORIGINAL COASTERS.

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The following shows will include Carl Gardner Sr's Coasters:
January 14th            Richfield, Connecticut

January 19th-29th            New Hampshire - “Smokey Joe's Cafe”

February 10th            Rocky Mount, N.C.

February 18th            Kings Isle, Fl.

March 11th                Alabama Theater,Myrtle Beach. S.C.

March 18th                Easton, Pa   ?

April 1st    `            Haugpauge, L.I.

April 8th                Union Town, Pa 

May 20th                Pittsfield, Pa.

June 17th                Beacon Theater, New York City, N.Y. 

August 6th                American Music Theater, Lancaster Pa.

September 30th            Alabama Theater, Myrtle Beach,S.C.

October 21st            Easton, PA   ?

October 28th             Coral Springs, Florida 

November 4th            Sarasota, Florida 

December 5th            Poconos. PA.

December 9th            New Jersey

The Legacy Continues

Over sixty years, THE COASTERS® are still going strong under the management of Veta Gardner, widow of  Carl Gardner, the original lead singer and founder of THE COASTERS® 

Meet The Group
  • Joe Lance Williams (AKA JW) He has performed live on stage with Carl Gardner Sr. for several years, personally hand picked by Carl in July 2001.
  • Dennis Anderson  - baritone joined the group after the death of Carl Gardner in 2011.
  • Primo Candelaria  - tenor, He joined the Coasters in October 2008 after an audition for Carl Sr.
  • Eddie Whitfield - bass
    He joined the Coasters in November 2009 after auditioning for Carl Sr. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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