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6-29-22 - Club Café
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Patrick Varine



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

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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 and the Beagle Bros.

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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.


Beatin' the winter blues with bluegrass

They say we're in for a mild winter. We're kinda partial to snow, at least for Christmas. But nice driving weather for our winter gigs would also be pretty great!

We'll be headed up to Beaver for the annual January Ice Jam to pick a quick set and meet up with tons of bluegrass friends, and we have another "evening of love songs" coming up on Valentine's Day Weekend, Feb. 17 at Nox's on 8.

For all the stat-heads out there, here's a quick snapshot of our 2023:​

  • 838 total songs played

  • 191 different songs played

  • 58 total hours played

  • 32 shows

  • Most-played: "Think of What You've Done," by the Stanley Bros.

See yinz out there — kick it and pick it.

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Whisper Nest (Millvale)


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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