Joined by my buddy Heather Styka who I first met at NERFA sharing songs in the Pie and Whiskey room. We shared the stage as finalists in Kerrville TX this summer. Heather is a great spirit and her songs are packed with great lines that come like a flurry of jabs. Heather dances where others fear to tread. Beneath “sweet, soulful vocals” (Portland Press Herald) and “nimble fingerpicked guitar” (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust. A Kerrville New Folk Finalist and award-winning writer with a #3 album on the FOLK-DJ charts, this young troubadour has performed for over a decade, released four full-length albums, and toured from coast to coast.
I'll be hosting an acoustic stage and featuring one of my favorite Pittsburgh artists, Heather Kropf. RANT is a two day two night music festival in the neighborhood of Lawrenceville Pittsburgh. Hundreds of bands and multiple venues and stages will be going full blast.
With Korby Lenker
If you are wondering whether this show is worth it...it is. Korby is one of my favorite folkies and you'll be floored. I've been writing a song a week since September and this will be the debut for all but two of them. I am very very excited to share these with you.
I am happy to bring my Strategy & Tactics workshop to Studio G in Harrodsburg KY.
This workshop is for active beginning or advanced writers. It is a 2 hour distillation of a decades worth of design, collaboration, development, and personal practice as a teaching writer and artist in my community. I'll be introducing and modeling some useful tools, tricks, and tips to help tilt the cup of fortune your way as a lifelong writer. Every participant will leave with an enriched and renewed personal discipline.
Back in the Eastern Hills of Pittsburgh there is a barn that was built the year Darwin began his expedition across the Pacific and also the year sandpaper was invented. As one of the few venues listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Morrow Barn is a charming little room that attracts a fine group of folks who like songs. BYOB, with coffee and tea provided, the Penn Hebron Songwriter Series is a hidden little gem for song lovers and writers alike.
Its the best of Pittsburgh's Bluecollar-mericana songwriters sharing the stage with a mix of original songs inspired by and covers in tribute to the sign-painting, train hopping, fascist-killing-machine wielding, godfather of the dirt poor hell-raising songwriter. No guitars valued over 250$ are allowed in the building,
I'm releasing a limited pressing of my latest album FAREWELL MOUNTAIN. Pre-ordered tickets AVAILABLE HERE will earn you a free digital copy of the FAREWELL MOUNTAIN!!! With Mark Dignam (Dublin IR) as master of ceremonies, this will be a party that is something wonderful to behold--a full night of music with the fabulous locals
AND......from Brooklyn NY, Rebecca Pronsky