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City Dwelling Nature Seekers

October 30, 2010 – 10:32 am | 2,192 views
2010-10-30-Sat Show Pics 007 We're pleased to welcome this wonderful band whose Americana sound is sure to please fans of roots-rock and folk music, live in our studios.


October 23, 2010 – 10:24 am | 2,278 views
2010-10-23-SatShowPics 003 We're pleased to welcome the very gifted singer-songwriter Emay, live in our studios.

Midge Crickett

October 16, 2010 – 1:56 pm | 2,299 views
2010-10-16-SatShowPics 004 It is our pleasure to host the very talented songwriter and performer Midge Crickett, live in our studios. Midge will perform her clever, catchy songs while accompanying herself of cello and ukulele.

Brewer’s Row

October 9, 2010 – 3:37 pm | 2,482 views
2010-10-09-SatShowPics 006 The family that sings together stays together! Once again, we are proud to host Brewer's Row, the musical aggregation of Pittsburgh's very own Hohman family. Brother Nick, sister Leah and Mark "Pap" Hohman bring rootsy folk pop/rock to SLB.

Sean O’Donnell

October 2, 2010 – 4:28 pm | 2,500 views
2010-10-02-SatShowPics 004 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.

Sleep-In for the Homeless

September 25, 2010 – 3:14 pm | 1,823 views
helphomeless Coordinator David King joins us to preview Sleep-In for the Homeless, a unique fundraising event that assists Pittsburgh's homeless population. The Sleep-In takes place in the lobby of the City-County Building, downtown Pittsburgh.

Candelvia Trio

September 25, 2010 – 10:12 am | 2,618 views
Candelvia We're quite pleased to welcome The Candelvia Trio, whose specialize in traditional Venezuelan folk music.

Bill Weiner & Charlie Barath

September 18, 2010 – 10:53 am | 2,155 views
2010-09-18-SatShowPics 004 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.

Emily Rodgers

September 4, 2010 – 11:29 am | 1,622 views
2010-09-05-Satshowpics 002 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.

T. Mitchell Bell

August 28, 2010 – 2:43 pm | 1,764 views
TMitchellBell T. Mitchell Bell grew up in a small steel town outside of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bell's musical roots run deep: his great-aunt taught piano, his grandmother played piano at his church, his great-grandfather made fiddles in WV, and his father is a jazz drummer. Absorbing this familial history has enabled Mitch to write timeless country-folk songs with meaningful lyrical content. We're happy to host him live on SLB.