PETER KING AND THE FAST FRIENDS BAND

Fun time listening to Peter King and Fast Friends Band –

Live Music Saturday night in Aspinwall across the Allegheny River at The Tavern in the Wall.

Peter King

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Fast Friends

 

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Mark Perna on Bass.

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Marc Reisman on Harmonica.

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Playing the Blues.

 

Marc Reisman and the Strong Way Band at Club Cafe- Album Release Show

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Marc Reisman and the Strong Way Band at Club Cafe -This Saturday Night

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Read 5/16/17 TribLive article by Rege Behe   Marc Reisman full of surprises on ‘Strong Way’

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Meet Zoe Papadopoulou

Meet Zoe Papadopoulou. My wonderful seat mate on flight from Munich  to Toronto. You know, I’m an anxious flier so it was lovely to be seated next to someone who loves the adventure and excitement of flying.

She’ll be singing  with two other well known Greek singers in a special concert this Friday in Toronto.

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Hambone’s, Saturday Night

Hambone’s Saturday Night-Lawrenceville neighborhood on Butler Street.

Steve said,  come on let’s go -so I put my book down and layered up in warm clothes and we headed down. Ordered a draft. Settled into a booth and listened to some great musicians take the chill off the almost winter night.

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Christopher Mark Jones  and the Roots Ensemble 

Vince Camut on pedal steel

Mark Perna on Bass

Eric Kurtzrock on drums and vocals

And joined by Mr. Marc Reisman on harps in the third and final set

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Relax

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Piano Tilting, Tuning and Repair

Joe DeFazio is featured today in the People at Work Series- Primarily Pittsburgh

From upstairs, I could hear him playing the piano after it was tuned and it sounded wonderful. (after years of neglect) He’s an excellent musician.

It was my first time seeing a piano tilted to be worked on. I asked if he would be part of my People at Work Series and he graciously agreed.

These photos are not in chronological order.

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and the gas mask portion of sealing a crack with the seemingly toxic (but not) fumed glue

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My neighbor recommended him.  Thank you.

If you need your Pittsburgh piano tuned, you can get in touch with him defaziomusicAThotmaildotcom

(Hopefully this listing will not result in his inbox being overwhelmed with you know what)

The Brothers Reed Play Pittsburgh

The Brothers Reed drove from Oregon to Pittsburgh with stops along the way.

Tomorrow it’s Atlantic  City, New Jersey and Sunday they are playing in New York City. A musical tour. They contact me last November about playing in Pittsburgh and I said let me see if I can find someone to host.  You know when no one else said yes, I called them back and said Come on to Pittsburgh. They found me through a blog post about the house concert with Christopher Mark Jones

Oh, are they good.

When they were warming up in my living room,I was sitting in the dining room and  the first sweet chords and clear harmonies brought a lump in my throat, I was so moved by their song.

The audience clapped heartily and were enthusiastic for their music.

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The Brothers Reed CDs and Hoodies for sale 

 

 

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Aaron’s guitar and pedal tambourine Phil’s guitar and harmonicas

My neighbors lent me chairs AND Joaquin set them up. Thanks Joaquin and  Suzanne.

 

 

The fragrance of basil fills the foyer, thanks to Jill. Love the Italian baking pot!

And thanks to Roberta for the homemade goodies and Joan for her bread. Other friends and neighbors brought some wine.  Nice.

 

 

Hard Rock Drummer

Remember the post from a few days ago about how Austin Texas is Live Music Capital of the World?

This is Cody, drummer of the hard rock band Sweat Lodge.

I met him on his way to the studio as he was picking up the VINYL master for the band’s third album.

Yep, vinyl. You all know I have plenty of vinyl in boxes in my house.

Now I’m wasn’t cool enough to know any tracks from Sweat Lodge as of yet but I went and listened and here is the link to their webpage, too.

On my first Uber ride to the Austin Airport,  I said I’d be willing to carpool and although our driver Edward could not allow me to photograph him at work, Cody said it was okay by him. We dropped Cody first, I got out and photographed him.

I told him about my People at Work series and I didn’t have a hard rock musician for the upcoming show at Panza Gallery in Millvale

(did I mention that the show’s opening is in July?  July, 2018!!!  I’m serious)

Thanks Cody. Check out the music. 

As we drove to his destination, he gave an excellent guided tour of a part of Austin I had not seen on the double decker bus tour.

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It’s good to change it up on the blog.  You’ve seen a lot of my knitting, coffee mugs and tea cups, a lot of food for dinnertime, the grandkids, the recent wedding and the starring dog Champ but I think Cody has the distinction for being the first ROCK musician on the blog. Thanks Cody. 

 

South Congress Sidewalk Scenes -Austin Texas

 

We were out of the bus.  I stood on a corner, waiting for my friends in the shops.

They’d told us on the bus, Austin is the largest “no-kill city”  in the country.  Here’s an article about how that happened.

 

 

Austin is known as Live Music Capital of the World

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After Swimming, Maura Watches the Best Damn Band Tubas Practice

maura watches the band practice

The Ohio State University Marching Band- AKA (The Best Damn Band in the Land )

looked like the tuba section was watching a demo by a veteran.

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Remember when the trombones played Hang on Sloopy? (click here for post)