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South Wind

January 22, 2011 – 3:56 pm | 1,785 views
2011-01-22-Sat Show Pics 075 This week we're proud to host the talented duo South Wind, comprised of Annie Trimble and Curt Cooper. South Wind presents a variety of traditional and contemporary folk music, including Appalachian, Celtic and original compositions.

Big Snow Big Thaw

January 15, 2011 – 1:46 pm | 3,375 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 018 We're pleased to welcome the very talented duo of David Meyer and Jim Sabol, who together make up the delightful folk group, Big Snow Big Thaw.

Read Connolly

January 8, 2011 – 1:45 pm | 1,937 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 007 This week we're pleased to welcome the very talented multi-instrumentalist Read Connolly, who will perform solo instrumental picking on guitar and dobro.

New Years Hopes

December 29, 2010 – 5:29 pm | 2,945 views
Hopes Storyboxes Look for six new SLB StoryBoxes featuring the voices of sixty children expressing their hopes for 2011 at First Night Pittsburgh. Created in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Hear Me project, these StoryBoxes will be installed at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue, Downtown from New Year's Eve through late January.

Elliott Sussman

December 11, 2010 – 1:04 pm | 1,913 views
2010-12-11-Sat Show Pics 005 We're pleased to welcome the talented singer-songwriter Elliot Sussman back on our program.

Josh Verbanets

December 4, 2010 – 11:19 am | 2,715 views
2010-12-04-Sat Show Pics 009 This week we're pleased to welcome the very talented Josh Verbanets. Josh, a native of Plum Boro, writes and sings melodic pop songs and also leads the accomplished group, Meeting of Important People.

Ernie Hawkins

November 27, 2010 – 1:05 pm | 2,004 views
2010-11-27-SatShowPics 007 Legendary blues guitarist Ernie Hawkins joins us live in our studios.

David Bernabo

November 20, 2010 – 5:55 pm | 1,552 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 004 This week we're joined by the talented David Bernabo. David's music mixes experimentation with jazz and pop, and we're pleased to welcome him live in our studios.

Anne Feeney Live!

November 13, 2010 – 4:21 pm | 2,241 views
anne Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Anne Feeney is the granddaughter of an intrepid mineworkers' organizer, who also used music to carry the message of solidarity to working people. After two decades of community activism and regional performances at rallies, Anne took her message on the road. Since 1991 Anne has traveled to the frontlines in 42 states, as well as Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden. Join us as she performs live in our studios.

Cherylann Hawk

November 6, 2010 – 2:22 pm | 2,722 views
cherylannhawk Cherylann Hawk's delightfully expressive performances have been charming audiences for over a decade. This week she joins us, along with three charming young singers, live in our studios.