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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!

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Ortner-Roberts Trio

March 27, 2010 – 3:06 pm | 3,330 views
2010-03-27-Sat Show Pics 006 We're pleased to welcome back this famous duo, who, along with drummer Tom Elrick, becomes a swinging trio as they delightfully explore the jazz of Benny Goodman's days with Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa. Live in our studios.

The Deedle Deedle Dees

March 6, 2010 – 12:27 pm | 1,627 views
The Deedle Deedle Dees

The Deedle Deedle Dees are an educational rock band for kids based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2003 they’ve been entertaining families audiences with songs inspired by history and science. Hear them live in our studios.

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Guaranteed Irish

February 27, 2010 – 6:28 pm | 1,712 views
Guaranteed Irish Guaranteed Irish have been performing Irish ballads and dance music for over 20 years. Paddy Folan, Bruce Foley and Jimmy Lamb combine button accordion, guitars and uilleann pipes, all the while singing in their own distinctive and energetic way to make a sound that is true to the traditions of Irish music. We're happy to host them live in our studios.

The Weathered Road

February 20, 2010 – 7:12 pm | 1,785 views
The Weathered Road This week we're proud to welcome The Weathered Road, whose music blends the genres of folk, Celtic, and newgrass to create a sound all their own, a sound they call AmericCeltic Newgrass. Tune in to hear this wonderful trio from Washington County, live on SLB.

Dave Eggar and Charles Palmer

February 13, 2010 – 4:52 pm | 1,960 views
Dave Eggar & CharlesPalmer This week we're happy to welcome back the very talented duo of cellist Dave Eggar and percussionist Charles Palmer, live in our studios. The two will also discuss their role in Attack Theatre's latest production, Assemble This.

Beagle Brothers

January 30, 2010 – 4:19 pm | 2,254 views
Beagle Brothers Sometimes known as "Bloomfield's best live band," the Beagle Brothers perform country, old-time and honky-tonk acoustic music with energy, wit and style. We're pleased to host them live in our studios.

Lohio

January 23, 2010 – 4:15 pm | 2,271 views
Lohio Lohio's music shifts between intimate, instrumentally rich folk songs and midwestern infused, Neil Young-esque indie rock. Singer/songwriter Greg Dutton's hushed vocals and the bands knack for tackling a range of genre's draws comparisons to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, and Wilco. We're proud to host them live in our studios.

White Noise

January 16, 2010 – 11:17 am | 2,365 views
White Noise We're pleased to host the wonderful a cappella singing group, White Noise, live in our studios. This accomplished group, which has sang with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, performs standards and original compositions.

Aaron Jentzen

January 11, 2010 – 3:52 pm | 1,661 views
Aaron Jentzen This week we're joined by the very talented Aaron Jenzten and his band, who make beautiful, cinematic pop music. Aaron's voice is deep and soulful, and serves as a wonderful vehicle for his insightful, poetic lyrics.

Live music with the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle

January 2, 2010 – 4:48 pm | 1,784 views
Pittsburgh Songwriters Cirlce The Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle is an independent program of Calliope: the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, and is dedicated to exploring, promoting and practicing the art and craft of song writing. This week we're joined by members Bruce Hoffman, Mike Strasser and John Hayes, as they share their original, acoustic music and discuss the newly released, Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle: Collection 2010.