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 Released in March 2019

Photo courtesy of Andrew Chiappazzi

Photo courtesy of Andrew Chiappazzi

Excuses (Hard Rain National Headquarters)

Excuses Presents  Bill Toms and Hard Rain.
Friday, July 12 at 8:00pm

 Tap into the soulful sounds, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. And shake it til you cant take it no more.

Excuses (the home of 'Hard Rain National Headquarters')

2526 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA · (412) 431-4090

Buy "Memphis"

  Don't forget to pick up a copy of the critically acclaimed "Memphis" CD.

Bill Toms and Will Kimbrough