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October 2021

October 9, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

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October 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

“Dirk’s got great subtlety, tremendous feel, and he’s very loose and very modern, in the best sense of the word.” — T-Bone Burnett

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December 2021

December 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

January 2022

January 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

Blues is at the center of Corey, Phil and Cedric’s artistry, and the blues takes center stage in True Blues, the concert.

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February 2022

February 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

The best musical discovery of the year…Stunningly powerful vocal harmony…Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today” –Brian O’Donovan WGBH, National Public Radio

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April 2022

April 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

“The Way Down Wanderers intricate, hypnotic rhythms call to mind ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ more than bluegrass traditional.” – Rolling Stone Country 

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October 2022

October 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

“Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who ‘gets it’: has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it” – Mark Knopfler 

[On Tony Trischka] “… the great banjo liberationist …”  — NPR

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November 2022

November 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

 “Folkie great shares wry humor and hard-won wisdom… [and] modernizes blues and Americana” — Rolling Stone

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December 2022

December 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

“Effortlessly pushing bluegrass back to its earlier roots in Appalachian traditions, while steering old sounds in fascinating new directions.” – No Depression

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January 2023

January 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

GRAMMY-nominated all-woman string band whose mission is to showcase top female musicians and to improve opportunities for women and girls through advocacy, mentorship, programming, and performance.

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February 2023

February 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

“Breabach are in an electrifying new phase – one that illustrates the band’s strength and interest in experimentation. Exhilarating, energetic and accomplished…” – Songlines ★★★★

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March 2023

March 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

“Just when people think the old country blues of the Mid-Atlantic has faded away, along come the wonderful husband and wife duo of Valerie and Benedict Turner who are the heirs to the Piedmont blues tradition. They are known as the duo ‘Piedmont Blūz’ and play the truehearted, authentic country blues with love. It’ll warm your heart. Keep your ears on Piedmont Blūz.”  – Frank Matheis, Writer: Living Blues

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April 2023

April 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States

“But Guy Davis can close the deal, because Guy Davis is a seasoned storyteller and a messenger of hard truths, balanced by a humble wit.” – Victor Aaron “Something Else” 

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October 2023

October 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
City Winery Pittsburgh, 1627 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

“…Rishell is a master of country/blues styles, particularly slide played on a National steel guitar. Raines, a rare female ace blues harmonica blower, shows that she is as strong an acoustic country harp accompanist as she is a harder-edged, electrified Chicago-style lead player à la the great Little Walter…” –Billboard

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December 2023

December 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
City Winery Pittsburgh, 1627 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

“The vocal harmonies are, as usual, heartbreakingly virtuoso, crystal clear and intense, full of tension that dissolves into lovely harmonies” – Alexandra Ullsten, Lira 2021. Om Live in Longueuil

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February 2024

February 3 @ 6:30 pm
City Winery Pittsburgh, 1627 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I’ve ever played with. I love to play music with them.” –Doc Watson

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