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Patrick Varine



Patrick is a Pittsburgh-area singer-songwriter, and is also part of the Wolf TonesCharlie Hustle & the Grifters and Dead & In The Way.


Trish Imbrogno

double bass/vocals


Trish is a member of the Grant Street GriftersMolly Alphabet, Sweaty Already, Dead & In The Way, and the Casual Hobos.

Peter Flynn — lead guitar/vocals

Pete Flynn



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

Jim Kuzemka — mandolin/vocals

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.

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Last fall, Trish was out pickin' with the Jakob's Ferry Stragglers, while multiple combinations of Pat, Jim & Pete brought our good pal Vaughn Neill aboard for a few fun gigs.

HE'S BACK BABY. And to honor the occasion for a couple boys-only gigs, we've decided on the temporary moniker BLEUGRASS EN BLANC, your favorite French pickers! (there's an explanation for the all-white attire, we promise)

See yinz out there — kick it and pick it.

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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.

We can't tell you how great it's been to be out and playing over the past six months or so!​

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.