Local Talent Returns to the PPAC! Em’s Subs present Walt Churchey & Jackie Kopco in a Hometown Holiday Concert – an entertaining evening of classic holiday and original songs. Audiences of all ages will love this show, so bring the grandparents and the kids and let your heart be filled with the joy of the season!
Sometimes when the right voices come together, unexpected magic happens, magic that just couldn’t exist any other way. That’s the kind of harmony that Walt Churchey and Jackie Kopco bring as singers, instrumentalists, entertainers, and composers. Powerful vocalists and musicians in their own right, these two solo artists struck the perfect chord when they blended Jackie’s melodic range and soaring style with Walt’s raw passion and bold cadence for an unexpectedly original sound, one that has built an enthusiastic following across Western Pennsylvania.
The duo started out spontaneously, guitar picking together with a revolving group of local musicians. Their duo performances were an instant hit at venues in and around Johnstown (where they’ve been voted the city’s best entertainers), and their shared passion for songwriting drove them to release a debut album of original acoustic music. With the success of that album, Bare, in 2012 -- and the ongoing invitations to play at larger and larger venues like Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center and PPG Paints Arena -- they knew they’d found something special. Like the surprising effect of their combined talents, the result is unforgettable: dynamic in its pacing and performance, poignant in its emotional spectrum, and deeply satisfying from the first song to the last.
With a growing audience, the musical chemistry of Churchey and Kopko shouldn’t be missed, whether they’re playing original music or putting their own spin on a longtime favorite.