Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

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SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.

Callers

Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

Performance

Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!

Interviews

Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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Steel City Sing-Along & Postcard to Pete Seeger

November 28, 2009 – 7:52 pm | 4,841 views
newlanders1 Join us live at the Children's Museum on SLB as The Newlanders present a very special Saturday morning sing-along featuring songs about Pittsburgh, the music of legendary Pittsburgh architect and songwriter Robert Schmertz, and a new song about Johnny Appleseed written at the request of Pete Seeger.

Brian Ashley Jones

November 21, 2009 – 5:36 pm | 1,814 views
brianashleyjones2 We're pleased to welcome Brian Ashley Jones, a soulful singer, accomplished lead guitarist, and versatile touring Americana songwriter. Originally from South Carolina, Brian is now based out of Music City, USA, otherwise known as Nashville. Tisha Simeral will be joining him live on upright bass.

Rick Bruening

November 7, 2009 – 4:34 pm | 19,796 views
acoustic-guitar-small Acoustic folk picker and storyteller Rick Bruening live in our studios.

Ernie Hawkins

October 24, 2009 – 1:14 pm | 2,513 views
ErnieHawkins0024 Listen as we host legendary blues guitarist Ernie Hawkins, along with the very talented Marc Reisman on harmonica and Roger Day on tuba. Hear one of Pittsburgh's' greatest musicians, live on SLB.

Lori Pearce

October 17, 2009 – 5:44 pm | 8,246 views
loripearce Singer-songwriter Lori Pearce has a beautiful voice to compliment her acoustic, dexterous, finger-picking. Her country/folk songs are at once both familiar and unique. And she's got a knack for engaging young children in singalongs. Lori's set includes the debut of her original Halloween composition, Creepy Town.

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

October 10, 2009 – 12:35 pm | 1,823 views
stevecindy Steve and Cindy have been performing together for 20 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitar, concertina and banjo, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Steve's compositions have been covered by hundreds of artists, including John Denver and Ian & Sylvia. Live on SLB!

The Big Swan Kings

October 5, 2009 – 12:42 pm | 2,306 views
We're pleased to welcome acoustic music trio, The Big Swan Kings, on our program. The "Kings" featuring David King on guitar, Gil Bigenho on bass and violinist Keith Swan. Live on SLB.

Bess Rodgers & Allie Moss

April 4, 2009 – 1:25 pm | 2,231 views
Bess Rodgers This Brooklyn duo harmonizes beautifully and incorporates many different instruments into the mix, adorning their catchy folk/pop songs with winsome orchestration.