2019 Pgh Blues and Roots Festival
Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Band Together Pittsburgh, a community-based nonprofit that uses the power of music to enrich the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. "This event is not only exciting and fun, but the money raised helps the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Band Together Pittsburgh continue providing musical opportunities to persons on the spectrum through our Autism Open Mic and Summer Music Workshop", says Jesse Torisky, Esquire, President of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh.
Ron Esser and musician John Vento are founders of Band Together Pittsburgh, the force behind the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival. Vento states, “The highlight of this wonderful event is witnessing the performances and contributions by those on the autism spectrum.”
To quote a visitor at last year’s Festival:“What a wonderful event! Fantastic music, great venue and good people. Hopefully, this is the start of a new yearly tradition.” We can confirm, it is.
For updated information, check out the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival website at www.pghbluesrootsfest.com.
"Live" Album to be Released in March 2019
Bill Toms and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns)
to release "Live" Album on March 29 2019
Recorded at the legendary Pittsburgh, PA 'Club Cafe' on May 5 2018.
A series of Release Shows are scheduled:
March 30 - Pittsburgh Pa (Club Cafe)
April 5 - Durham NC (The Blue Note)
April 6 - Baltimore MD (Germano's)
April 12 - Cincinnati OH (Southgate House Revival)
April 13 - Columbus OH (Natalie's)
April 20 - Cleveland OH (Beachland Tavern)
more to come....
Excuses (Hard Rain National Headquarters)
Don't forget to pick up a copy of the critically acclaimed "Memphis" CD.