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Live Music: Shelf Life String Band

November 18, 2023 – 11:05 am
Shelf-Life-String-Band_Banner From 11/18/2023: Bluegrass with The Shelf Life String Band featuring Derek Dysart (guitar), Joe Dep (banjo), Andy Boehm (mandolin), and Greg Thurman (double bass).

Live Music: Danny Rectenwald

November 11, 2023 – 11:05 am
Danny-Rectenwald_Banner From 11/11/2023: Guitarist Danny Rectenwald previewing his show with Morgan Erina and Reliable Child as part of the Rounds at the Woods Series, The Woods House, 11/16 (7 pm) Hazelwood.

Live Music: Madeline Jo & Friends

November 4, 2023 – 11:05 am
Madeline-Jo_Banner From 11/04/2023: Madeline Jo & Friends featuring Madeline King (vocals), Cara Steinberg (bass), Zack Wolynn (keys), Graham Whitacre (drums), and Gabe Hanley (guitar).

Live Music: Christopher Mark Jones & Alex Meleshenko

October 28, 2023 – 11:05 am
Christopher-Alex_Banner From 10/28/2023: Christopher Mark Jones and Alex Meleshenko previewing their 11/4 show (7:30pm), SongSpace at First Unitarian (Shadyside).

Live Music: Bealtaine

October 21, 2023 – 11:05 am
Bealtaine_Banner From 10/21/2023: Live music with Bealtaine featuring George White (bouzouki, mandocello), Conor Freeland (uilleann pipes, whistles), Andy Morrison (banjo, mandolin), and Dylan Rooke (guitar). 

Live Music: Aaron Lefebvre

October 14, 2023 – 11:05 am
Aaron-Lefebvre From 10/14/2023: Folk-fusion instrumentalist Aaron Lefebvre previewing a show at Acoustic Music Works with Jagtime Millionaire and Daryl Shawn on 10/20 (8 pm), Squirrel Hill.

Live Music: Iolanthe, Pittsburgh Savoyards

October 7, 2023 – 11:05 am
Iolanthe_banner From 10/07/2023: The Pittsburgh Savoyards with selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, or: The Peer and the Peri, 10/13-15 and 10/20-22, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie.

Live Music: The Balkan Babes

September 30, 2023 – 11:05 am
The-Balkan-Babes-banner From 09/30/2023: Music and conversation with The Balkan Babes, celebrating their 30th anniversary of singing together.

Live Music: Mon Krewe

September 23, 2023 – 11:05 am
Mon-Krewe_Banner From 09/23/2023: Traditional Cajun music with Mon Krewe, featuring Chuck Ettensohn (accordion), Dave Dutzik (guitar), Barbara Rosner (bass), and Mark Tamsula (fiddle)

Live Music: Vince Burns & Carla Dundes

September 16, 2023 – 11:05 am
Vince-Burns_Carla-Dundes_banner From 09/16/2023: Traditional Irish fiddler, Vincent Burns, joined by whistle player Carla Dundes.