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.
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.
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
We ran into Mr. And Mrs. Claus on the sidewalk in front of Hambone’s as we went to our cars
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.
Drawing angle lines in case the keys fall out they can easily be put back in order.
and the gas mask portion of sealing a crack with the seemingly toxic (but not) fumed glue
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember when the trombones played Hang on Sloopy? (click here for post)