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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 and Sweaty Already. 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.


Summertime done come and gone...

It's hard to believe the summer's nearly over — but there's still plenty of Sweaty weather to go before Pat can make it through a show without a back-up shirt.

We're rounding out the season with two sets Aug. 19 at the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival in Somerset before heading off to Grove City for a September date at Big Rail Brewing.

The "secret sets" we've been debuting here and there have also added about 25 new tunes to our ever-expanding repertoire. We might be the only band in town where you could potentially catch Ralph Stanley and Donna Summer in the same set.

See yinz out there — kick it and pick it.

6-29-22 - Club Café

Club Café, South Side (Pgh.)


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!

Gibbon Glade, Pa.

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