Local Scene: Big birthday weekend for Jimmy Wopo, Mark Dignam and Slim Forsythe

Scott Mervis – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – January 9, 2018

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.

The A-side is “The Ballad Of Punxsutawney Phil,” which the country-folk singer wrote in early 2013 and first performed at the Groundhog Day stage show on Gobbler’s Knob in 2014. He’ll be back on Feb. 2 to sing it there for the fourth time, with Zack Keim and the fiddlers Queen of the West.

The B-side is “Down on My Knees at Nied’s Hotel Again,” which he did solo as the title track of his second album and appears here as a duet with Molly Alphabet.

She will play the birthday show, along with Nox Boys frontman Keim, Jane West and Queen of the West.

It begins at 7 p.m. All ages. The $5 admission includes a copy of the single.

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