members of “Set Free” are from Southern
York and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania. They
started playing as a group in their early teens, and
have been playing as “Set Free” since
2001. Set Free combines energetic musicianship with
four part harmonies, to form a group you will be sure
They recorded their first album in January of 2005.
This album includes traditional songs as well as three
original songs written by Daniel’s father, Ray
Stuber. They released their second CD, “Peace
,Be still” in August, 2007.This CD features
three original songs . Two were written by Ray Stuber,
and one by Set Free’s dobro player, Chad Sweitzer.
Set Free released their third CD “ Medals for
Mothers“ in December, 2010.
The current members of “Set Free” are
Jared Keeny, Daniel Stuber, Chad Sweitzer, Derrick
Sweitzer, Donavan Webb , Ron Plummer, and Steve
Chad, Jared, Derrick, and Daniel attended Shrewsbury
Dunkard Brethren School. It is a one room school
that had about 20-25 students at the time. They
were within one grade of each other. Steve attended
Pleasant Hill Christian School.
As part of the curriculum, they had a music class
were they learned how to read shaped notes and sing
harmony. Any time they would get a chance, you could
find them in a back room singing harmony out of a
“The original four” - Chad, Jared, Derrick,
and Daniel, started playing instruments around the
age of 11 or 12. For years they just jammed together.
They would have a sleep over and play and sing into
the wee hours of the morning. They would record themselves
on a karaoke recorder just for fun.
first real gig, which included “The Original
Four”, was an outreach program at the Lebanon
Prison. After that they played a couple of times a
year, until they came up with a name and started practicing
regularly in 2002. Since then they have played regularly
at “The York County Fiddlers Convention”,
and many carnivals, church services, and picnics.
Set Free" combines energetic musicianship with
outstanding four part harmonies, to form a group you
are sure to enjoy!