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Spotlight: Pittsburgh Folk Festival w/ Mimi Jong

April 16, 2011 – 10:46 am | 2,708 views
2011-04-16-Sat Show Pics 002 Mimi Jong has played the erhu - an ancient chinese instrument - since the age of ten. She has performed alongside members of the Pittsburgh Symphony and renowned Jazz musicians. Jong also performed with Mary Miller Dance Company, and taught/performed at Huntingdon Council for the Arts “Folk College.”

Ken Waldman

April 9, 2011 – 9:17 am | 2,072 views
2011-04-09-Sat Show Pics and focus fieldtrip 008 We're pleased to welcome Alaska's Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman, who will perform live along with multi-instrumentalist Mark Tamsula. In addition to releasing his first book of prose, Are You Famous?, Ken's latest children's CD is entitled D is for Dog Team.

Hal Walker & Hallie

April 2, 2011 – 3:43 pm | 2,099 views
2011-04-02-Sat Show & Open Studios Pics 005 Kent, Ohio multi-instrumentalist and singer Hal Walker joins us to play a few songs and preview his upcoming concert at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church

Joy Toujours and The Toys Du Jour

April 2, 2011 – 11:55 am | 1,774 views
2011-04-02-Sat Show & Open Studios Pics 014 We're pleased to welcome Pittsburgh's own unique and talented joy toujours and the toys du jour, live on SLB.

Peter King

March 26, 2011 – 3:41 pm | 3,345 views
Peter king We're pleased to host talented singer-songwriter Peter King, live in our studios.

Lee Robinson

March 12, 2011 – 10:22 am | 2,896 views
2011-02-12-Sat Show Pics 016 We are proud to host the extremely gifted Lee Robinson, live in our studios. Lee is an accomplished jazz musician who has performed worldwide. He specializes in tenor and soprano saxophone, which he considers his "musical voices."

Billy Kelly and The Blah Blah Blahs

March 5, 2011 – 1:33 pm | 2,589 views
2011-02-05-Sat Show Pics 031 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania-based artist Billy Kelly, along with his band The Blah Blah Blahs, preview songs from their forthcoming CD The Family Garden.

Panther Hollow String Band

February 19, 2011 – 11:12 am | 3,024 views
2011-02-19-Sat Show Pics 009 We're pleased to welcome Pittsburgh's own Panther Hollow String Band, a fine Appalachian string band, live on SLB.

Ortner-Roberts Duo

February 12, 2011 – 1:41 pm | 1,559 views
2011-02-12-Sat Show Pics 008 We're pleased to once again host the very talented Ortner-Roberts duo, who will perform a special Valentine's set, live on SLB.


February 5, 2011 – 11:54 am | 3,123 views
2011-02-05-Sat Show Pics 007 This week we're pleased to welcome Amarillis, an acoustic trio who specialize in English country dances, waltzes and contras, live in our studios.