P I T T S B U R G H B L U E G R A S S
Sweaty Already String Band
Patrick is a Pittsburgh-area singer-songwriter, and is also part of the Wolf Tones and Charlie Hustle & the Grifters.
Trish is a member of the Grant Street Grifters, Molly Alphabet and Sweaty Already. She is also a proud Fishman artist.
Pete is a member of the Grant Street Grifters, the Beagle Bros. and Charlie Hustle & the Grifters.
Jim is a veteran of the former Mon River Ramblers, and co-author of "Whiskey Night," the world's greatest "Silent Night" parody.
Spring has... sprung...?
It's 82 degrees. It's 41 degrees. Our noses are runny and our instruments don't wanna stay in tune. In other words, it's spring lurching forward toward summer in the Pittsburgh area.
We have some great shows lined up as warm weather kicks in, including our first time at the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival and the Edinboro Music & Arts Festival!
See yinz out there — kick it and pick it.
Our former home base at Biers Pub on the North Side.
Originally conceived as a reference to Pat's default state-of-being between April and September — as in, "We haven't even started the show yet and Pat's sweaty already!" — the Sweaty Already String Band hits the stage with a blend of traditional and modern bluegrass, along with some unexpected covers and original tunes steeped in the tradition of the Appalachian region where we all grew up.
We've been fortunate in recent years to share the stage with wonderful musicians like Fireside Collective, the Dirty Grass Players and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
And one of the best things about the local bluegrass community is how many pals we have with the talent to jump in and pick for an evening. We've been lucky enough to have Danny Rectenwald from the Bastard Bearded Irishmen rollin' with us, along with regional friends like DeAnna Efaw, Megan Williams, Fiddlin' Ray Bruckman, Jason Ericsson and more!
Pete, Trish & Pat perform with Dead & in the Way
at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh's South Side.