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Jamie Bell

July 24, 2010 – 4:48 pm | 2,079 views
2010-07-24-SAT-Show-pics-003 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.

Justin Andrew Band

July 17, 2010 – 10:36 am | 2,565 views
2010-07-17-Sat Show pics 005 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.

Heather Kropf

July 10, 2010 – 3:50 pm | 2,007 views
2010-07-10-Sat Show pics 004 Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriter Heather Kropf’s music is a blend of piano-driven folk, soul, and pop. She'll be joined by guitarist Keith Hershberger.

A Generous Act

July 10, 2010 – 10:13 am | 1,951 views
2010-07-10-Sat Show pics 003 A Generous Act is an exciting and innovative project conceived by artist Mark Garry, in which a talented group of international musicians will collaborate over a period of 16 days at the Mattress Factory museum, whose 4th floor has been converted into a recording studio. The residency will culminate in a performance at the museum. We're pleased to welcome a few of the performers, live in our studios. See website below for complete details.

Sue Powers & Jeff Berman

July 3, 2010 – 4:21 pm | 1,426 views
Sue Powers & Jeff Berman We're pleased to welcome this very talented duo on our program with a blend of old-time folk music on dulcimer and banjo.

Joy Ike

June 26, 2010 – 11:43 am | 1,788 views
Joy Ike We are proud to welcome the very talented Joy Ike back to our studios. A skillful singer and pianist, Joy's music is sure to please fans of soul, pop and jazz alike.

The Armadillos

June 19, 2010 – 4:25 pm | 1,753 views
2010-06-19-Sat Show pics 005 Local, old-time quartet The Armadillos stop down with accordion, upright bass, mandolin and acoustic guitar to share a little backwoods sing-song with us. Live on SLB!

Earl Dingus

June 12, 2010 – 3:43 pm | 1,567 views
Earl Dingus We're pleased to welcome Earl Dingus, Cherokee artist, silversmith, storyteller and flute player, live in our studios.

Redhead Express

June 5, 2010 – 11:11 am | 5,954 views
Redhead Express The family that sings together, stays together! This week, we're pleased to welcome Redhead Express, a family band from Alaska, who specializes in old-time and bluegrass music. Live on SLB.

Steven Foxbury

May 29, 2010 – 10:31 am | 2,880 views
2010-06-02-Sat pics & ATA photos 005 We're happy to welcome back talented singer-songwriter Steven Foxbury to our studios. Tune in to hear him perform his charming songs, live on SLB.