After a successful rebirth last year, the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival will return to Harmar this weekend.
After a successful debut last year, the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival returns with renewed passion July 21-22 to the Syria Shrine grounds in Harmar.
To Jeannette’s Rob Roush, the best thing about the annual Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival is its commitment to original music.
Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Pittsburgh’s premier St. Patrick’s Day attraction, will raise a toast on Saturday with their first album in three years, “Drinkin’ to the Dead.”
You’ll find yourself toe-tapping along to swinging songs about trains and heartbreak when you don your ornately flowered Western shirt and make your way to Nied’s Hotel, in Lawrenceville, to catch local country stalwart Slim Forsythe.
Slim Forsythe, hitting that age of plentiful senior discounts, will celebrate his 62nd birthday Friday night at the Nied’s Hotel, 5438 Butler St., with the release of a new 7-inch single on the Get Hip Folk Series.
A press release issued in October — we’ll get to that later — sparked debate about the health and viability of the Pittsburgh music scene.
Ron Beitle was the white boy told to “Play That Funky Music.”
Kevin “Slim” Forsythe’s resume includes stints as an oil field roustabout, apartment building concierge and typewriter cleaner. He’s published four novels and has a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Pittsburgh is hardly the mecca of country/bluegrass music, but Slim Forsythe is hoping to put it on the map. And on your TV.