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(Early Show) Sarah Tilghman with Special Guests The Living Street and Sleepyycreampuff

At every defining moment, you’re faced with fear. The anxiety kicks in and suddenly who you thought you were and what you thought you wanted doesn’t seem so clear any longer. It’s a place of tension where you get to make the choice to follow your heart or follow fear. That’s why Sarah Tilghman makes music. Sarah was raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, where dreams were lofty and leaving, was rare. From a very young age, Sarah always knew she wanted to share music with the world.
Sarah and her best friend formed a band in high school, this is where her love of songwriting and performing began to develop. They played local shows and put demos on MySpace when that was still a thing. Sarah received her first singing lessons at the age of 17 at a performing arts charter school. Here she began getting immersed in the rich diversity of music and vocal training. With musical knowledge in theory and piano, Sarah started teaching herself how to play guitar on a loaned Yamaha that never really seemed to stay in tune. Songwriting is something that did not always come easy for her, but with time the melodies got catchier and the lyrics more meaningful.
College came and Sarah knew she wanted to get serious about music. Sarah recorded her first EP “Sanctuary” with Lu Rubino. Soon after the recording was complete, Sarah signed with a small record label. Sarah went on two tours that traveled throughout the east coast and the Midwest. After a trip to Russia, Sarah found love. She always dreamed of living in California, and the dream became a reality when she met Jonathan Tilghman. Sarah moved to San Diego, got married, and started her new life with her husband at the age of 22.
Many changes started taking place in Sarah’s music career, and she decided it was time to take her career in a new way as an independent artist. This decision came with the loss of her EP among other things that she worked hard for. That feeling of fear started becoming a familiar feeling. What once seemed easy for her, became very difficult because of leaving everything she knew with the label and venturing into the unknown. It was like a loss of security in her music career, and she felt lost. After a time of walking through a journey of anxiety & fear that was so consuming, Sarah began songwriting again, but this time the songs had so much more meaning and the “why” behind everything became so much more clear. These songs weren’t just for her, there was a story to share with others.
Sarah recorded a live album with Resurgent Sound. This was an 11 track album titled “Foreign Affair”. These songs shared her story about struggling with anxiety, fear, and feeling hopeless. As her story has unfolded, Sarah is more driven than ever to share this message with the world. “Fear is a liar and it does not have to steal who you are. We all walk through difficulty, but it doesn’t have to overcome us. You owe it to yourself to get back up when you get knocked down because you are full of goodness...exactly what the world needs more of.”
Getting in touch with her roots of influence from jazz & classical music, Sarah has developed into a pop/soul artist that writes love songs, songs about loss, and songs that awaken the dreamer within you. This isn’t just feel good music...this is dream fulfillment music.

At every defining moment, you’re faced with fear. The anxiety kicks in and suddenly who you thought you were and what you thought you wanted doesn’t seem so clear any longer. It’s a place of tension where you get to make the choice to follow your heart or follow fear. That’s why Sarah Tilghman makes music. Sarah was raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, where dreams were lofty and leaving, was rare. From a very young age, Sarah always knew she wanted to share music with the world.
Sarah and her best friend formed a band in high school, this is where her love of songwriting and performing began to develop. They played local shows and put demos on MySpace when that was still a thing. Sarah received her first singing lessons at the age of 17 at a performing arts charter school. Here she began getting immersed in the rich diversity of music and vocal training. With musical knowledge in theory and piano, Sarah started teaching herself how to play guitar on a loaned Yamaha that never really seemed to stay in tune. Songwriting is something that did not always come easy for her, but with time the melodies got catchier and the lyrics more meaningful.
College came and Sarah knew she wanted to get serious about music. Sarah recorded her first EP “Sanctuary” with Lu Rubino. Soon after the recording was complete, Sarah signed with a small record label. Sarah went on two tours that traveled throughout the east coast and the Midwest. After a trip to Russia, Sarah found love. She always dreamed of living in California, and the dream became a reality when she met Jonathan Tilghman. Sarah moved to San Diego, got married, and started her new life with her husband at the age of 22.
Many changes started taking place in Sarah’s music career, and she decided it was time to take her career in a new way as an independent artist. This decision came with the loss of her EP among other things that she worked hard for. That feeling of fear started becoming a familiar feeling. What once seemed easy for her, became very difficult because of leaving everything she knew with the label and venturing into the unknown. It was like a loss of security in her music career, and she felt lost. After a time of walking through a journey of anxiety & fear that was so consuming, Sarah began songwriting again, but this time the songs had so much more meaning and the “why” behind everything became so much more clear. These songs weren’t just for her, there was a story to share with others.
Sarah recorded a live album with Resurgent Sound. This was an 11 track album titled “Foreign Affair”. These songs shared her story about struggling with anxiety, fear, and feeling hopeless. As her story has unfolded, Sarah is more driven than ever to share this message with the world. “Fear is a liar and it does not have to steal who you are. We all walk through difficulty, but it doesn’t have to overcome us. You owe it to yourself to get back up when you get knocked down because you are full of goodness...exactly what the world needs more of.”
Getting in touch with her roots of influence from jazz & classical music, Sarah has developed into a pop/soul artist that writes love songs, songs about loss, and songs that awaken the dreamer within you. This isn’t just feel good music...this is dream fulfillment music.

(Late Show) Ryan Yingst

Ryan plays his live sets from a mix of covers and original material. He performs as both a solo act and with a mix of talented backing musicians. His recorded video projects feature songs from his set as well as an early recording of a song entitled ‘Don’t Go (So Easily)’ from his upcoming album. Many of Ryan’s audio projects come from recordings made at Duquesne University while he was a student. Ryan also creates electronic/instrumental music.

Ryan plays his live sets from a mix of covers and original material. He performs as both a solo act and with a mix of talented backing musicians. His recorded video projects feature songs from his set as well as an early recording of a song entitled ‘Don’t Go (So Easily)’ from his upcoming album. Many of Ryan’s audio projects come from recordings made at Duquesne University while he was a student. Ryan also creates electronic/instrumental music.

The Abominable Snow Jam 2019 Featuring Identity X (Special Acoustic Performance) with Special Guest Patron Saint

Identity X is a constantly evolving original modern rock/alternative band based out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Priding themselves on a sound thats rich in dynamics, melodies, and aggression, Identity X pulls influence from the writing style of Incubus blended with the hard rock roots of the 80's metal scene, and progressive stylings of bands like Rush and Coheed & Cambria. Identity X recently released their 2nd full-length album titled “Wounds of Our History” on June 16th, 2019.

The album was recorded, engineered, and produced in Long Island, NY by James Miller and mastered by Nathan James of the Vault Mastering Studios out of Phoenix, AZ.

The album “Wounds of Our History” features the modern hard rock sound the band is known for while showcasing maturity in both songwriting and overall production. New listeners and long time fans can expect the signature 4+ octave vocal acrobatics and lyrical storytelling of singer David Toole of Cranberry Township, paired with the lush rock/metal (and at times ambient) instrumental backbone created onstage by guitarist Darin DiNapoli of Pittsburgh, bassist Roman Prokopenko of Penn Hills, drummer David Ardale of Youngstown, OH, and guitarist Albert Park of Beaver. The first single "Wounds of our History" premiered on Pittsburgh rock station 105.9 The X.!

Identity X is a constantly evolving original modern rock/alternative band based out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Priding themselves on a sound thats rich in dynamics, melodies, and aggression, Identity X pulls influence from the writing style of Incubus blended with the hard rock roots of the 80's metal scene, and progressive stylings of bands like Rush and Coheed & Cambria. Identity X recently released their 2nd full-length album titled “Wounds of Our History” on June 16th, 2019.

The album was recorded, engineered, and produced in Long Island, NY by James Miller and mastered by Nathan James of the Vault Mastering Studios out of Phoenix, AZ.

The album “Wounds of Our History” features the modern hard rock sound the band is known for while showcasing maturity in both songwriting and overall production. New listeners and long time fans can expect the signature 4+ octave vocal acrobatics and lyrical storytelling of singer David Toole of Cranberry Township, paired with the lush rock/metal (and at times ambient) instrumental backbone created onstage by guitarist Darin DiNapoli of Pittsburgh, bassist Roman Prokopenko of Penn Hills, drummer David Ardale of Youngstown, OH, and guitarist Albert Park of Beaver. The first single "Wounds of our History" premiered on Pittsburgh rock station 105.9 The X.!

Joe Leytrick (Full Band Performance) with PM Mirror and William Sparks

Joey Leytrick (special full band performance) with special Guests PM Mirror & William Sparks.

Joey Leytrick (special full band performance) with special Guests PM Mirror & William Sparks.

(Late Show) Da Funny Team Presents One Eye, Chrissy Costa , Ian McIntosh, Donald Alston. Hosted by Eric Cruse. Music by DJ Yas The Empress

(Early Show) Acoustic Love Volume One with Inez and Featuring Simone Davis and Clara Kent

(Late Show) Jack Swing with Special Guest Back Alley Sound

When Jack Swing formed in 2016, they quickly became known for their explosive live performances and unique sound. Their debut release, "The Cloud Cover EP", gained positive reviews and received radio play from various local stations. Now, in 2019 Jack Swing has released a new EP titled "Supermoon", a true rock record, packed with guitar solos and fast riffs. Jack Swing has gained recognition locally and nationally, recently being featured in Afropunk, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Pittsburgh City Paper and more. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Isaiah Ross, bassist Rowdy Kanarek, and drummer Jonathan Lightfoot, Jack Swing has no plans of slowing down in 2020. "Supermoon" is out now, available on all streaming platforms.

When Jack Swing formed in 2016, they quickly became known for their explosive live performances and unique sound. Their debut release, "The Cloud Cover EP", gained positive reviews and received radio play from various local stations. Now, in 2019 Jack Swing has released a new EP titled "Supermoon", a true rock record, packed with guitar solos and fast riffs. Jack Swing has gained recognition locally and nationally, recently being featured in Afropunk, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Pittsburgh City Paper and more. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Isaiah Ross, bassist Rowdy Kanarek, and drummer Jonathan Lightfoot, Jack Swing has no plans of slowing down in 2020. "Supermoon" is out now, available on all streaming platforms.

Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir Of The 60s and Beyond

PETER ASHER: A MUSICAL MEMOIR OF THE 60S AND BEYOND

"...as Mr. Asher regaled a delighted audience with stories… he conjured history in the making, before it was set in stone." -Stephen Holden, New York Times

"...the exuberant Mr. Asher knew anyone who rocked and everyone who mattered."
-Wall Street Journal

"An all-around charming and delightful fellow - he reminisces about his whole career and it is highly entertaining" – Steve Martin

"Everybody should go and see it - I've seen it myself twice" - Linda Ronstadt

"The Man, The Myth, The Legend! ...and a true friend! Great wit and music. A true storyteller! What more could you possibly want? Don't miss this!"--Hans Zimmer


We first came to know him through the global smash “World Without Love” as one half of the British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon. He returns--now a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire-- in “Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond” which brings a multimedia experience to the stage, hosted by the two-time Grammy winner for Producer of the Year. Peter Asher moved effortlessly from his role with Peter & Gordon to Music Executive with the Beatles’ Apple Records, then famously- (as in cover of Rolling Stone magazine level famous)- to Producer and Manager, handling the careers of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. Books abound, documentaries with half-truths (and worse) are all too common, but, now, finally, Mr. Asher tells first hand his tales from the eye of the cultural hurricane in this intimate evening.

“Memoir” includes film footage and photos from Peter’s considerable personal archive, brought to life with a storyteller’s gift, transporting audiences back to the heart of 60s popular culture. Icons such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithful, Yoko Ono, Carole King, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt are among the cast of characters in this narrative – along (of course) with the greatly missed Gordon Waller. The evening is filled with the music of Peter & Gordon, including “I Go to Pieces,” “True Love Ways,” and “Lady Godiva.” The songs given to Peter & Gordon by Paul McCartney are also front and center: “Woman,” “I Don’t Want to See You Again,” Nobody I Know,” and “World Without Love,” all of which were US Top 40 hits. Peter presents these timeless classics along with other old favourites from that golden era.

The show brings the audience through the earliest days of Peter’s journey all the way to the present day, and projects including his SiriusXM radio show on the Beatles Channel, "From Me to You" . Peter's book based on the show, "The Beatles A to Zed" is being released by MacMillan on October 29, 2019.

Peter remains a sought after producer, and Memoir delves into that part of life as well. The Peter Asher-produced CD by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, "The Long Awaited Album", was released September 22, 2017; it's one of several production efforts Steve Martin has asked Mr. Asher to oversee. including a 2018 PBS TV special with Martin Short and the Steep Canyon Rangers. .Covered as well is Peter’s production of the “Love has Come for You” CD by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell — the title track a Grammy Winner in 2014- and the stage show based on it, “Bright Star,” which garnered 5 Tony nominations in its run on Broadway in 2016. A new project celebrating Elton John’s songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin saw the light of day in 2018, "Revamped" ; among the highlights was Ed Sheeran's take on Candle in The Wind", produced by Mr. Asher. The celebratory collection was a follow up to the Peter Asher-produced special edition of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” -released in March 2014 – which featured Ed Sheeran, Imelda May, Fall Out Boy, and others covering songs from that classic album.

Peter takes you behind the curtain of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he inducted two old friends, the Rolling Stones’ first manager Andrew Loog Oldham and the Beatles’ Manager Brian Epstein. The PBS special “Buddy Holly: Listen to Me -The Ultimate Buddy Party” is still being aired regularly, and its sister CD, “Listen to Me: Buddy Holly” remains a favorite. His work on soundtracks ("Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Man Of Steel,” “Rush.”, etc), alongside the legendary Hans Zimmer, is touched on also, as well as the 2017 "Hans Zimmer Live!" tour of the USA and Europe that Mr. Asher Directed.

Now, in its tenth year, “Memoir” continues to thrill, as the reviews attest. On a more personal note, friends such as Liza Minelli, Eric Idle, Paul Shaffer, Ray Davies, Bill Wyman, Ken Follett, Edie Brickell, Billy Connolly, Jeff Lynne, Paul Simon, Bob Balaban, Joan Collins, Steve Martin, Ed Sheeran, Tony Shalhoub, Linda Ronstadt, and Michael Feinstein have been among the audiences in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London that have given standing ovations to “Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond.”

PETER ASHER: A MUSICAL MEMOIR OF THE 60S AND BEYOND

"...as Mr. Asher regaled a delighted audience with stories… he conjured history in the making, before it was set in stone." -Stephen Holden, New York Times

"...the exuberant Mr. Asher knew anyone who rocked and everyone who mattered."
-Wall Street Journal

"An all-around charming and delightful fellow - he reminisces about his whole career and it is highly entertaining" – Steve Martin

"Everybody should go and see it - I've seen it myself twice" - Linda Ronstadt

"The Man, The Myth, The Legend! ...and a true friend! Great wit and music. A true storyteller! What more could you possibly want? Don't miss this!"--Hans Zimmer


We first came to know him through the global smash “World Without Love” as one half of the British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon. He returns--now a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire-- in “Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond” which brings a multimedia experience to the stage, hosted by the two-time Grammy winner for Producer of the Year. Peter Asher moved effortlessly from his role with Peter & Gordon to Music Executive with the Beatles’ Apple Records, then famously- (as in cover of Rolling Stone magazine level famous)- to Producer and Manager, handling the careers of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. Books abound, documentaries with half-truths (and worse) are all too common, but, now, finally, Mr. Asher tells first hand his tales from the eye of the cultural hurricane in this intimate evening.

“Memoir” includes film footage and photos from Peter’s considerable personal archive, brought to life with a storyteller’s gift, transporting audiences back to the heart of 60s popular culture. Icons such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithful, Yoko Ono, Carole King, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt are among the cast of characters in this narrative – along (of course) with the greatly missed Gordon Waller. The evening is filled with the music of Peter & Gordon, including “I Go to Pieces,” “True Love Ways,” and “Lady Godiva.” The songs given to Peter & Gordon by Paul McCartney are also front and center: “Woman,” “I Don’t Want to See You Again,” Nobody I Know,” and “World Without Love,” all of which were US Top 40 hits. Peter presents these timeless classics along with other old favourites from that golden era.

The show brings the audience through the earliest days of Peter’s journey all the way to the present day, and projects including his SiriusXM radio show on the Beatles Channel, "From Me to You" . Peter's book based on the show, "The Beatles A to Zed" is being released by MacMillan on October 29, 2019.

Peter remains a sought after producer, and Memoir delves into that part of life as well. The Peter Asher-produced CD by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, "The Long Awaited Album", was released September 22, 2017; it's one of several production efforts Steve Martin has asked Mr. Asher to oversee. including a 2018 PBS TV special with Martin Short and the Steep Canyon Rangers. .Covered as well is Peter’s production of the “Love has Come for You” CD by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell — the title track a Grammy Winner in 2014- and the stage show based on it, “Bright Star,” which garnered 5 Tony nominations in its run on Broadway in 2016. A new project celebrating Elton John’s songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin saw the light of day in 2018, "Revamped" ; among the highlights was Ed Sheeran's take on Candle in The Wind", produced by Mr. Asher. The celebratory collection was a follow up to the Peter Asher-produced special edition of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” -released in March 2014 – which featured Ed Sheeran, Imelda May, Fall Out Boy, and others covering songs from that classic album.

Peter takes you behind the curtain of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he inducted two old friends, the Rolling Stones’ first manager Andrew Loog Oldham and the Beatles’ Manager Brian Epstein. The PBS special “Buddy Holly: Listen to Me -The Ultimate Buddy Party” is still being aired regularly, and its sister CD, “Listen to Me: Buddy Holly” remains a favorite. His work on soundtracks ("Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Man Of Steel,” “Rush.”, etc), alongside the legendary Hans Zimmer, is touched on also, as well as the 2017 "Hans Zimmer Live!" tour of the USA and Europe that Mr. Asher Directed.

Now, in its tenth year, “Memoir” continues to thrill, as the reviews attest. On a more personal note, friends such as Liza Minelli, Eric Idle, Paul Shaffer, Ray Davies, Bill Wyman, Ken Follett, Edie Brickell, Billy Connolly, Jeff Lynne, Paul Simon, Bob Balaban, Joan Collins, Steve Martin, Ed Sheeran, Tony Shalhoub, Linda Ronstadt, and Michael Feinstein have been among the audiences in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London that have given standing ovations to “Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond.”

(Early Show) Michael Christopher with Special Guest Dawn Savage

Michael Christopher found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s most popular country music.

For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country. While headlining events across the northeast and beyond, Michael has also opened for some major country stars, including Tyler Farr, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Chris Lane, Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, William Michael Morgan and Walker Hayes. His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwines with invocative lyrical virtuosity and positions him with elite company in the country music scene.

In his self-titled album, Michael worked with an exclusive group of hit songwriters and producers including Dennis D’Amico recording at Ronnie’s Place/Black River Entertainment Studios, and Grammy-Award winning engineer Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room. The result is a twelve-song anecdote of life and love that not only displays Michael’s flexibility and ingenuity as a songwriter, but also expands the boundaries of the country music genre. “There is something for everyone on this record. We really tried to offer a perspective, a sound and a voice that is relatable for everyone…no matter what you’re feeling, no matter what you’ve been through…this record has something for you,” mentions Michael.

To follow up his debut album, Michael decided to do an EP devoted to his favorite season; summer. “Summer Vibes” is an eclectic modern country summer time soundtrack!

With a ton of new music under his belt and a full tour schedule, Michael Christopher continues to excel on his way to the next chapter of his career.

Michael Christopher found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s most popular country music.

For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country. While headlining events across the northeast and beyond, Michael has also opened for some major country stars, including Tyler Farr, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Chris Lane, Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, William Michael Morgan and Walker Hayes. His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwines with invocative lyrical virtuosity and positions him with elite company in the country music scene.

In his self-titled album, Michael worked with an exclusive group of hit songwriters and producers including Dennis D’Amico recording at Ronnie’s Place/Black River Entertainment Studios, and Grammy-Award winning engineer Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room. The result is a twelve-song anecdote of life and love that not only displays Michael’s flexibility and ingenuity as a songwriter, but also expands the boundaries of the country music genre. “There is something for everyone on this record. We really tried to offer a perspective, a sound and a voice that is relatable for everyone…no matter what you’re feeling, no matter what you’ve been through…this record has something for you,” mentions Michael.

To follow up his debut album, Michael decided to do an EP devoted to his favorite season; summer. “Summer Vibes” is an eclectic modern country summer time soundtrack!

With a ton of new music under his belt and a full tour schedule, Michael Christopher continues to excel on his way to the next chapter of his career.

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