P I T T S B U R G H B L U E G R A S S
Sweaty Already String Band
Jim is a veteran of the former Mon River Ramblers. He's been sitting in with us off and on for a while, and now he's sittin' in all the time!
WHOOOOOO BOY, it was quite a summer! From the Whiskey Rebellion Festival with our great pal Jason Ericsson throwin' some banjo flames to Grass in the Glades with Tina Stagg torchin' it on trombone, we've been having a blast, with more to come!
Trish is joining our good friends the Jakob's Ferry Stragglers for a few upcoming shows, so Pete, Jim and Pat are striking out into the musical wilderness in various permutations for a few gigs as we get ready for what we hope will be a great fall.
See yinz out there — kick it and pick it.
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At left: "Last Night," from the St. Joseph bluegrass benefit and "East Virginia Blues" from our 6/12/21 show at Bier's Pub.
Grass in the Glades 2020, Gibbon Glade, Pa.
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 can't tell you how much we're looking forward to getting out and playing once again!
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, Dr. Jon Finder, Jason Ericsson and more!
Our newest member, Jim Kuzemka, brings a wealth of experience from his time with the Mon River Ramblers, and we're puttin' him to work!
Pete, Trish & Pat perform with Dead & in the Way
at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh's South Side.