Terry Musselman offered piano entertainment in the
southeastern Pennsylvania region for over forty years. He was a
weekly piano entertainer at Krista's Restaurant in Bethlehem from
1995 to 2007. Over the years, he also has performed regularly in
many other Lehigh Valley restaurants, including the Well House,
the Black Forest Chalet, Trainer's Restaurant, and Benetz's Inn.
Currently, he performs regularly at McCoole's Red Lion Inn
in Quakertown, as well as at other venues.
In addition, Terry has played for many parties, including wedding
receptions, 50th anniversary parties, reunions, and other special
events. He has entertained at country clubs, private parties, retirement
communities, assisted living facilities, and many other locations
Terry grew up loving music. His father is Leonard Musselman, a well-known
bassist who has performed in southeast Pennsylvania with various
big band, jazz, and country groups since the 1930s. From an early
age, Terry learned how to play the piano. In high school he was a
member of the Nosecones, a group of five musicians that were popular
in the Quakertown area for playing jazz and rock. They were in great
demand for fraternity parties at colleges in Philadelphia.
Throughout college at Moravian College and Lehigh University, Terry
performed with the Jerry Joseph Quintet and many other local musicians.
In the mid-1960s, he met Gerald Gerber, a drummer, and they began
to play jobs at private clubs and large hotels in
Allentown and Bethlehem. Terry's father Leonard joined the group
as bassist, and the ensemble was officially named The Terry Randall
The Trio began playing regularly
at The Well House in Allentown in 1970 and continued there when the
restaurant became The Black Forest Chalet. The group also performed
at many other Lehigh Valley restaurants, such as the the Bay Pony
Inn, Hilton Hotel, Benetz Restaurant, the Chit Chat Club, the Maples,
and the Palace Gardens Restaurant. In the mid-nineties, the
Terry Randall Trio began its long run of regular Saturday evening
appearances at Krista's Restaurant at the Holiday Inn in Bethlehem,
as well as private parties at Saucon Valley Country Club, Lehigh
Country Club, Brookside Country Club, and Northampton Country Club.
In recent years, Terry has focused on his solo piano engagements,
as well as joint performances with professional soprano Jennifer
Graf. The pair has entertained yearly at Bethlehem's famous Christkindlmarkt,
and scarcely a week goes by that they are not booked by a local organization
or facility for an event. Terry is the featured pianist on
Jennifer's CDs, Tidings of Christmas (2006)
and Echoes of
Christmas Past (2009).
In April 2011, Terry and Jennifer appeared
on WFMZ-69's morning news program, performing "If I Loved You" and
"On the Sunny Side of the Street."