This coming July is the sixth annual Deutschtown Music Festival, and we've played every single one so far, so we were not about to let the fact that Nicholas will be off on a Grand Adventure spoil the streak. Come to the Wigle Barrelhouse on Saturday, July 14th at 4:00 to see and hear The Leah Hohman Band stepping in and stepping up! (They do some pretty decent Brewer's Row covers, I must say.)
Indie singer/songwriter Misty Boyce is a solo artist who’s also forged a career as a keyboardist and backing vocalist (plus occasional guitarist) in touring bands for the likes of Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, and BØRNS, just to name a few. A native of New Mexico, Boyce took to the idea of a career in music at a young age and began writing songs while in primary school. She would eventually go on to enroll at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where she studied jazz piano.
Ben Shannon was born in Nashville Tennessee, the child of two social justice activist parents. He grew up in Pittsburgh to become a writer, a sponsored skateboarder, and a student of contemporary American poetry (BA Writing U of Pitt). Now, a teaching writer (MA Ed Duquesne U.) and father, Ben Shannon resides on the last farm in the city of Pittsburgh (Mildred's Daughter's Farm). Ben is co-founder of BurghSong, a songwriter listening room series featuring a local and a national pairing of writers; an award winning songwriter with two independent and self funded releases; winner of the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase 2015; and finalist in the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Song Showcase.
Misty's third full length album, "Get Lost", recorded with Lera Lynn and Josh Grange at Resistor Studios in Nashville, is out February 16th. Ben's upcoming release, "The Finalist" is a collection of folk songs recorded in the span of two days in Woodstock NY and is due for release in the Fall of 2017.
Joanna Lowe is a spoken word artist, actress, and published poet hailing from Pittsburgh with degrees in theatre and writing. She will be performing with her band the Broken Word.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
We'll be opening for her, so don't be late for this one. Doors are at 6:00. The music starts at 7:00 sharp!
Our very good friend Paul Tabachneck is holding a release party for his 7", 45 RPM with "New America" on top, and "The Monster" on the flip side. Here's a preview - http://americana-uk.com/paul-tabachneck-new-america-listen.
Shows with Paul, you may well know, are always a blast. This one will be no exception.
This is the fifth Deutschtown Festival ever, and we're proud to say that we've played them all. This year we're back again at the Wigle Barrelhouse, and we're smack in the middle of this terrific lineup...
12:00 noon - Elkhound
1:00 - Wine & Spirit
2:00 - Zach Wade & the Good Grief
3:00 - Lonesome Bob
4:00 - The Bees Trees
5:00 - Brewer's Row
6:00 - Jacob Klein Band
7:00 - Jeff Perigo & Friends
8:00 - The Telephone Line
9:00 - Working Breed
This is only a small part of the festival, of course. The event takes place Friday evening and all day Saturday, at locations throughout Pittsburgh's Northside. For a complete listing of venues and bands, go to...
An amazing lineup...
Mark Dignam - The Irish born, US-based singer/songwriter crafts accessible, politically charged, witty, and reflective observations of life, love, and death in the spirit of Van Morrison, Billy Bragg, John Wesley Harding, and Josh Ritter.
Nick Africano - A songwriter, poet, multi-intrumentalist, band-leader, solo performer, producer, and experimenter with watercolors. His style defies the confines of genre and lives in the mysterious space of rock and roll, combining the best of storytelling, soul, and americana. Lyrics often softly spoken, or soulfully crooned. At once powerful and subtle. His live performances are captivating and spontaneous, moving between acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, and piano.
The music starts at 8:00 sharp. $10 at the door.
A fundraiser for St. Paul's Nursery School with music by Brewer's Row, food from Las Chicas Tacos and Franktuary, beer from Insurrection and East End Brewing, raffle and live auction. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Ticket price includes $10 food truck credit and unlimited drinks.
Ben Shannon, Mark Dignam, and Brewer's Row!
A little ramshackle farmette in Stanton Heights. Kicking things off with Ben Shannon, Mark Dignam, and the band Brewer's Row. Potluck, BYOB, and bring cash for donations to musicians, fresh eggs, collard greens, and other sundries. Offsite parking; no pets. I think that covers it.
Saturday, August 13th, we will reprise our R.A.N.T. performance of last year. That is, we'll be back for an afternoon set at Nied's Hotel, in upriver Lawrenceville. It was a blast then; it will be a blast again. We're on at 4:00, immediately following Slim Forsythe's New Payday Loners.
"Weather Permitting" is an outdoor concert series held weekly throughout the Summer at the Shadyside Nursery, featuring bands, local beers, food trucks and more. On this evening we'll be joined by Molly Alphabet and our very good friends The Wreckids. The fun starts at 6:00. Find out more at http://weatherpermittingpgh.com.
...a fundraiser for the Spring Garden Club! Pack a picnic and your favorite festival seating and meet us on Rickenbach Street between Ahlers Way and Suismon Street.
- Food by Sabroso Taco Truck
- Drink by Brooklyn Brewery
- Live Music by Brewer's Row
(There is a suggested donation of $5/person.)
Check out this amazing lineup for the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse on Saturday, July 9th!
12pm The Fed
1pm As Ladders
2pm The Mixus Brothers
3pm Heather Kropf
4pm Some Kind of Animal
5pm Paul Tabachneck
6pm Brewer’s Row
7pm Morgan Erina
8pm Brooke Annibale
9pm Agnes Wired for Sound
Pittsburgh Winery presents “Who’s Your Daddy?” a concert featuring local musician "dads" performing with their talented offspring, to benefit the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA. Mark Dignam with son Cian and daughter Grainne, Ben Valasek with daughter Isabel, Luke Gallagher with dad Dan, and Mark Hohman with daughter Leah and son Nicholas.
Doors open at 8:00. The show begins at 8:30. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door, for a very good cause.
Mr. Smalls Main Stage! We start off the whole show!
Here's the whole lineup for Mr. Smalls that day:
5:40- Brewer's Row
6:20 - James Drake & Chris Taylor Trio
7:00 - The Clock Reads
7:40 - Nameless in August
8:20 - Different Places in SPACE
9:00 - Wreck Loose
10:00 - Derek Woodz Band
11:00 - Arkesh
12:00 - Misaligned Mind
You can find a complete schedule for the two-day, multi-venue festival, ticket prices, and other details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1139217256123967/.
This just in! The Thunderbird was to have been closed for renovations starting at the end of April, but a fortuitous rearranging of the schedule opened up the month of May and we got the best slot. We're going to call this Friday the 13th event the "It's your lucky day!" show.
As is turns out, it's our lucky day, too, because both The Wreckids and The Telephone Line have agreed to share the bill with us. You don't want to miss this one!
The Block Party is a series of mini arts festivals calling attention to and celebrating the valuable resources and local identities of Northside neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. On Saturday, May 1st, Brewer's Row joins Delicious Pastries and The Get Down Gang in providing the musical entertainment for the first of five of these events to be held in 2016.
The Block Party is a project of One Northside Pgh in partnership with The Buhl Foundation.
Brewer's Row has been invited to once again open the season at the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden. The event itself is free, with drink passports available for purchases including smoked bourbon cocktails and pours directly from the freshly tapped bourbon cask. Food trucks from Franktuary and Brownstone Oven will be on site.
Brewer's Row returns to the Saturday Light Brigade radio program on Saturday (!) February 13th. If you happen to be visiting the Children's Museum that morning, come down to the lower level and watch while we chat with host Larry Berger and play a few of our songs. If you can't be there in person, listen in online at http://slbradio.org/listen, or on the real radio on any of these fine stations...
WRCT 88.3 FM Pittsburgh
WSAJ 91.1 FM Grove City
WNJR 91.7 FM Washington
WCUC 91.7 FM Clarion
WMCO 90.7 FM New Concord (OH)
Showtime is 11:05. (The radio is a tight ship.)
On Thursday, February 2nd, 2006, Brewer's Row had their inaugural public performance at Ron Esser's seminal blues bar, Moondog's, in Blawnox, PA. This coming February marks the tenth anniversary of that event and we're celebrating it in style by going back from whence we came.