(Early Show) UPMC Children's Hospital Benefit Featuring Johnny Walylko with special guests Nameless in August and Merrow
Join Club Cafe for an evening of local comedy presented by Da Funny Team and Opus One Comedy.
New Years in PGH! 12/30 - A Special Tribute Set at Club Cafe + 12/31 at Mr Smalls. Two show tickets on sale Friday, the only way into 12/30 (single tickets not avail for 12/30)
With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, DAngelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.
Silvana Estrada, a native of Mexicos southeast, had just started her studies of Jazz at the University of Veracruz and quickly became known throughout the Jazz Studies Centre as a unique triple threat talent: an instrumentalist, playing the Cuatro Venezolano, vocalist and songwriter whose original compositions are a mixture of Latin American sounds and a vocal interpretation that comes from the son jarocho tradition of Veracruz.
On a whim after rehearsing one day, Silvana and the band took a road trip to hear one of their heroes; Charlie Hunter was in Mexico City delivering a Master Class at the University. Inspired (and pushed by Alex the drummer) the band waited to meet Charlie whereupon Silvana sang for him on the spot. Charlie was so impressed that he ended up staying in Mexico, calling his sound engineer buddy Chris Finney from New Orleans and together they went to Silvanas magical hometown in the Southeastern hills of Mexico to record her debut album - Lo Sagrado (The Sacred) that will be released on Charlies non - profit 30 Amp Circuit later this month.
After an enormous amount of paperwork (thank you Mister President) and an enormous amount of money (thank you Mister President) Charlie and his teammates were able to get Silvana a one year work visa to take advantage of her music and newfound friends.
Touring in US starts December 6, 2017 and will continue through 2018.
Jesse Mader - Through the Years: New Year's Eve Album Release Party With Special Guests: Tarra Layne, DJ Climax, Crazie A and JEOH
(Early Show) New Year's Sessions: Pittsburgh Songwriters Ring in the New Year. Featuring Spencer Allan Patrick, Jeremy Caywood, Amy Mmhmm, Kevin Finn, and Vit DeBacco.
Join us for an evening of local and regional music with Old Game, Sam Vicari and Brazilian Wax.
True musicians live and breathe their music, yearning for the opportunity to both actively engage with their audience and cultivate wisdom through the shared human experience. Folk musicians in particular must then reach deeper into their cultural roots, in order to unearth their motivation for creating music, as well as their identity as artists. There is no greater inspiration than the land on which we have made our home. From Atlantic to Pacific, from one-horse town to metropolis, the land (and the people who inhabit it) are catalysts, motivating artists to create and share. Music, like other art forms, seeks to communicate a message. Whether its the story of ones first love or a song dedicated to a memory of long ago, most musicians seek to express their thoughts and emotions through their craft - seeking personal growth and active listenership on behalf of an audience. Passion is key in the development of a skill, however the most successful musicians all share a common trait, the ability to build a relationship with listeners and play a role in their story.
We are the rolling hills and the vast oceans, the towering mountains and the lush meadows - Artists are America. The freedom to express ideas, opinions, and stories allows us to create without fear and only encourages us to continue our narrative. We are Ferdinand the Bull. The songs are our lexicon. We believe the songs.
Join Club Cafe for a local rock show with The Ugly Blondes and John Wayne Gretzky Jr.
Kate Voegele bio:
Hailing from a little suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Kate Voegele first picked up a guitar at age 15. Influenced by the rock and roll history of the city and her fathers songwriting, she began to pen her own songs from the minute she learned to play her first three chords. Voegele embraced this newfound passion, recording her first EP during her freshman year of high school, and soon after landed gigs alongside artists like Counting Crows and John Mayer. Those shows quickly led to attention from labels in New York and LA, and Kate spent the majority of her high school years diving headfirst into a career in music.
After high school, Voegele decided to attend Ohios Miami University, where she quickly found new inspiration, and simultaneously found herself uploading song after song to her MySpace page. Kate managed to get the attention of the social network's founder, Tom Anderson, and just a few weeks later, she became MySpace Records first signed artist. In spring of 2007 Voegele finished recording her first full-length record with Marshall Altman in LA and decided to swap her text books in for a tour bus and a year full of shows throughout the US.
Over the next couple of years Voegele toured the country playing hundreds of shows. While traveling through LA, Kate auditioned on a whim and would eventually land the role of Mia Catalano on the CW show, "One Tree Hill." What was supposed to be a two-episode run became a four-season recurrence, and Kate found herself performing eleven of her original songs to millions of viewers over the course of the show. Record sales jumped dramatically after Voegeles first appearance on the show, and she was subsequently upstreamed to Interscope Records in January of 2008. At this point Kate toured internationally with artists like Natasha Bedingfield and Jordin Sparks. She split her time between the road and the television set, and released a second full-length, "A Fine Mess," in spring of 2009.
After her first two records sold over 500,000 units, Voegele signed with ATO Records in 2011, releasing "Gravity Happens." She spent the next two years continuing to tour the US and Europe, writing new songs from airplane
window seats and ultimately embarking on a new chapter in her life.
In fall of 2013, Voegele moved her home base from LA to Nashville, getting back to her songwriter roots. Being in Music City has given Kate the opportunity to work with writers like Nathan Chapman and Liz Rose, and open up opportunities to work with the countrys best creative talents. In November
14 Voegele released the "Wild Card" EP, which debuted in the top 10 on the top pop albums chart on iTunes, and received an average of a 5-star review across all major online distribution outlets.
Kate released her fifth full-length record, "Live In London", in the fall of 2015. "Live In London" was a released as a thank you to her fans, and included Kates cover of "Hallelujah", as well as "When The Stars Go Blue", sung as a duet with Tyler Hilton.
Kate's latest album, "Canyonlands", was released in the fall of 2016.
Tyler Hilton bio:
Tyler Hilton was singing and playing in coﬀee houses as a 15 year old, when a chance encounter with Los Angeles radio personalities Mark and Brian from KLOS led to multiple appearances on their radio show, live concert dates with the duo, and national exposure. He released his first album independently shortly thereafter, which led to major label interest and eventually signing to Maverick/ Warner Records where he released "The Tracks of Tyler Hilton" which garnered two singles on the Billboard Top 40 charts. While on tour promoting the album, Tyler was cast as his child hood hero Elvis Presley in "Walk the Line" where he worked with T-Bone Burnett on the soundtrack, and for which he received a gold record.
An opportunity to sing on TV's "One Tree Hill," a notorious breeding ground
for new musical talent, led to a series long run, several appearances on MTV's "TRL" with the cast, and a national tour with Gavin DeGraw and Michelle Branch who also sang on the show. Taylor Swift admitted to being a fan, and asked Tyler to star in her music video "Tear Drops on My Guitar" which became a huge crossover hit. The two appeared together live several times and later Tyler appeared via interactive video on her stadium tour. The independent comedy "Charlie Bartlett" followed with Robert Downey Jr. and Anton Yelchin and where Tyler met his wife, Megan Park, who was also in the
Tyler moved to Nashville where he began exploring his family's country roots and made several records with notable producers including Dan Huﬀ, Nathan
Chapman, Matt Serletic, and John Alagia. Sadly, non of these records saw the light of day, as staﬀ and roster upheaval plagued Warner Brother Records,
and eventually led to Tyler's departure from the label. One of these unreleased songs made their way to Joe Cocker, who recorded it on his final album. Tyler then started his own label, Hooptie Tune Records, and released "Forget the Storm" the following year. It became the first record of Tyler's to gain international success and led to several European tours and a new fervent fan base. His follow up, the mellow folky country album "Indian Summer," was recorded live in studio with a bluegrass band including his uncle, Tommy Hilton, on guitar. While recording, Tyler landed a role in Halle Berry's "Extant" on CBS and continued to film the show over the course of its two season run, touring and filming the holiday movie "Christmas on the Bayou" with Randy Travis, Ed Asner, and "One Tree Hill" alum, Hilarie Burton, for which he also recorded the single "One Foot in the Bayou".
Following the end of "Extant," Tyler worked on a pilot for the ABC sitcom, "The Fluﬀy Shop" alongside Gabriel Iglesias. Tyler is currently based in Los
Angeles, where hes working on a new album.
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