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Sue Gartland

December 19, 2009 – 2:51 pm | 2,309 views
Sue Gartland We're pleased to be joined by talented singer-songwriter Sue Gartland. Along with Eve Goodman on second guitar and harmony, Sue will perform her lovely folk songs live in our studios.

Rosa Colucci’s Holiday Spectacular

December 12, 2009 – 4:46 pm | 3,375 views
rosa The very talented Rosa Colucci brings her all-star group down to our studios for a live holiday performance. Along with veteran musicians Jay Hitt, Dave Cutler, Bob Banerjee, Steve Fisher and Mike Lazzaro, Rosa will perform seasonal favorites with her band's own unique stylings.

Pittsburgh Musical Theatre presents A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 12, 2009 – 3:29 pm | 3,065 views
PittsburghMusicalTheater Pittsburgh Musical Theatre previews A Lyrical Christmas Carol, a "fun and scary" musical version of Dickens' classic tale of redemption. Created in 1991 by Ken and Jane Gargaro, Scrooge continues to delight audiences every year with a wealth of emotion and humor.

Jay Hitt

December 5, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 2,232 views
jayhitt We are proud to host singer-songwriter Jay Hitt in our studios. Combining vivid storytelling, a down to earth folk style and crisp acoustic melodies. Jay's performance is sure to please listeners of all ages.

Steel City Sing-Along & Postcard to Pete Seeger

November 28, 2009 – 7:52 pm | 4,997 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 | 1,892 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 | 20,285 views
acoustic-guitar-small Acoustic folk picker and storyteller Rick Bruening live in our studios.

Ernie Hawkins

October 24, 2009 – 1:14 pm | 2,620 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 | 8,981 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 | 1,879 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!