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Slim Forsythe

May 15, 2010 – 6:11 pm | 3,020 views
2010-05-15-Sat Show 014small Country-Western local legend Slim Forsythe returns to our studios for a solo performance, sharing some of his more obscure favorites with us, live on SLB.

Rising Regina

May 8, 2010 – 1:55 pm | 4,589 views
rising regina This week we're happy to host local act Rising Regina, an exceptionally versatile band, whose sound incorporates rock, folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass and Celtic. Live on SLB.

Stephen Pellegrino

May 1, 2010 – 2:13 pm | 1,955 views
Stephen Pellegrino We are pleased that accordion player, artist and storyteller Steve Pellegrino will make the trek up the Mon-Valley to share some music and lore with us, live in our studios.

Dave Eggar, Charlie Palmer and Jay Sustain

April 24, 2010 – 2:15 pm | 2,173 views
2010-04-24-Sat-Show-003 We're happy to welcome back the very talented duo of cellist Dave Eggar, percussionist Charles Palmer with piano provided by Jay Sustain live in our studios.

Mon River Ramblers

April 17, 2010 – 1:41 pm | 5,480 views
Mon River Ramblers We're pleased to welcome one of Pittsburgh's best bluegrass bands, Mon River Ramblers, back to our studios. They'll be joined by Paul Dvorchak, who will preview the 12th Annual Bluegrass Benefit Concert for St. Joseph's House of Hospitality.

Mustard’s Retreat

April 10, 2010 – 6:03 pm | 1,517 views
Mustards Retreat We're pleased to welcome the wonderful Ann Arbor folk duo, Mustard's Retreat, featuring David Tamulevich and Michael Hough, live in our studios.

Christopher Jones

April 3, 2010 – 3:17 pm | 1,544 views
2010-04-03-Sat Show Pics 009 This week we're joined by singer-songwriter Christopher Jones, who will be playing songs from his latest record, Heartland Variations, an album which explores American rural themes.

Ortner-Roberts Trio

March 27, 2010 – 3:06 pm | 3,492 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 | 1,644 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 | 1,854 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.