Living in a River City
An Audio Project by Riverlife and The Saturday Light Brigade
Our three rivers are the very reason why Pittsburgh exists today. The confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers made this location extremely desirable for trading, transportation, industry and defense. But what do the rivers mean to today’s modern Pittsburghers?
This week we're pleased to welcome local musician Sean O'Donnell. Sean's musical background runs deep; he first began playing bagpipes at age seven. Sean is now an accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist and joins us live in our studios.
We're quite pleased to welcome The Candelvia Trio, whose specialize in traditional Venezuelan folk music.
Bill Weiner is a tremendous country-blues and old time folk guitar picker and singer. He is a rare commodity these days and we are lucky to have him in our neighborhood. He'll be joined by the talented Charlie Barath on harp and vocals.
Jeff Baron takes us live to A Fair in the Park. This free festival features over one hundred artists and craftspeople, food, music, children's activities and more.
This week we're pleased to welcome the very talented singer-songwriter Emily Rodgers. Emily will be joined by Erik Cirelli, whose inspired guitar playing creates an ethereal, ambient atmosphere to adorn her songs.
Twenty students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.
We're pleased to welcome back Philadelphia's The Great Unknown Band, whose soaring harmonies and acoustic arrangements are sure to please fans of Americana music.
We're pleased to welcome guitarist Jamie Bell, along with clarinetist Rebecca DeStefano McNeil, as they perform their special mix of Brazilian Choro music, live in our studios.
We're pleased to welcome the very talented Justin Andrew and his band, who create tasteful, folk-pop music. Mr. Andrew's thoughtful lyrics are delivered via beautiful melody lines, interwoven with pedal steel guitar, drums and bass.