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Live music with the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle

January 2, 2010 – 4:48 pm | 1,815 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.

Sue Powers & Jeff Berman

December 26, 2009 – 6:18 pm | 2,067 views
Jeff Berman We're proud to host the extremely talented duo of Jeff Berman and Sue Powers, whose musical projects include AppalAsia and Devilish Merry. They'll join us live on acoustic guitar, dulcimer and vocals.

Sue Gartland

December 19, 2009 – 2:51 pm | 2,448 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 | 3,427 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 | 3,119 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 | 2,297 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 | 5,035 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 | 1,930 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 | 20,533 views
acoustic-guitar-small Acoustic folk picker and storyteller Rick Bruening live in our studios.

Ernie Hawkins

October 24, 2009 – 1:14 pm | 2,654 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.