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Patrick Varine



Patrick is a Pittsburgh-area singer-songwriter, and is also part of the Wolf Tones and Charlie Hustle & the Grifters.

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Trish Imbrogno

double bass/vocals


Trish is a member of the Grant Street GriftersMolly Alphabet, Sweaty Already and the Jakob's Ferry Stragglers. She is also a proud Fishman artist

6-29-22 - Club Café

Pete Flynn



Pete is a member of the Grant Street Grifters, the Beagle Bros. and Charlie Hustle & the Grifters.

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Jim Kuzemka



Jim is a veteran of the former Mon River Ramblers, and co-author of "Whiskey Night," the world's greatest "Silent Night" parody.


It's winter festival season!

Look, we love warm weather just as much as the next band. But we're not called the Sweaty Already String Band because we stay dry when it's 85 degrees out.

Winter festival season — starting with the Ice Jam in January — is one of our favorite times of year, because we get to see tons of bluegrass buddies as we take over random hotels (the whole hotel) in western Pennsylvania for whole weekends of pickin'.

This year we're even planning a special "themed" set for Ice Jam......

See yinz out there — kick it and pick it.

2022-09-09 Biers Pub

2/6/22 Whisper Nest, Millvale, with special guest Danny Rectenwald

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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.

The weather is coolin' down and we're ready for a few gigs where we don't start sweating until after we start pickin'!

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.

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