Saturday Signature Series - Live Events at 3003 Babcock Blvd.
Music to My Ear is excited to present our new Saturday Signature Series, intimate live performances and discussions from musicians, authors, and speakers spanning rock, pop, folk, jazz, blues, and world music. Join us for these FREE, all ages live sessions Saturdays from 12:30-3:30pm. Plus enjoy big savings at Music To My Ear with a special rotating sale on select merchandise -- each and every Saturday!
The Saturday Signature Series is made possible due in
part to the support and contributions of these organizations above.
Saturday, July 8: Emay
Singer and Songwriter
EMay is a singer-songwriter in the rock and AAA genre, but her style can be attributed to cross-cultural exposure. Her teachers include grunge rock Grammy record holder Alanis Morisette; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen; master of Turkish percussion Nicholas Ragheb; the premier Robert Johnson academic Tom Feldman; and many late-night fireside sessions in the hills of West Virginia.
Saturday, July 15: Blended Reality Band
Family Pop/Rock Group
National recording artists from the Pittsburgh area. Mixing crisp family vocals from the pop culture of today with some of the greatest hits of yesterday, Riley, Mack and Ty deliver a dynamic, high energy performance. They want to continue to thank God for the gift of music.
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Saturday, July 29: Christopher Mark Jones
Singer and Songwriter
Christopher Mark Jones speaks five languages and has been a professional basketball player and French teacher as well as a singer/songwriter. Since 2010 he has released four albums of new songs—Heartland Variations, Suburban 2-Step, Atlantica, Incantations and a re-mastered version of No More Range to Roam. Jones is known for his story-driven lyrics and varied textures and rhythms.
Saturday, August 12: David Hawkins
Songwriter, Singer, and Guitarist
Singer-songwriter David Hawkins has found Pittsburgh by way of Chicago, Detroit, Tulsa, and New Orleans, and he has picked up musical flavors wherever he has lived. His songs are both tough and gentle, distilled in a place where flesh and spirit meet. They are songs of Love, Hope, Death, Loss, a splash of Whiskey, and an echo of the Divine.
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Saturday, June 24: Heather Kropf
Musician and Songwriter
Heather Kropf has been a musician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for almost two decades, earning acclaim for her evocative singing and songwriting. Think of Suzanne Vega with a dash of Joni Mitchell thrown in, and you get an approximation of Kropf’s sound.
Saturday, June 17: Cathasaigh
Singer and Songwriter
Cathasaigh is Southwest Pennsylvania’s foremost roots revival singer/songwriter, creating a striking blend of music and lyrics that are as thought-provoking as they are enchanting, drawing on’ 60s folk, traditional Celtic and New Age influences. Seven times voted one of Pittsburgh’s “Best Singer/Songwriters” by City Paper, fans hear shades of Lisa Hannigan, Enya and Joan Baez in her music.
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Saturday, June 10: Amanda Hertweck with Ian Arthurs
Watch Amanda & Ian's performance at Music To My Ear
Amanda Hertweck is a Point Park University graduate with a BA in Musical Theater. She has been professionally singing around Pittsburgh for about 15 years. In 2003 she was voted "Pittsburgh's All Star Idol" and performed in front of a sold out crowd at PNC Park, opening for B.E. Taylor. In 2012 her debut album, "Smoke & Mirrors" was released on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and Spotify. Amanda will also be sharing the Hard Rock Café stage with recording artist Jason Walker on June 16th.
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Saturday, May 27: Marty Zundel
Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-Instrumentalist
Starting with the inspiration of "Blind Lemon Crankshaft" Marty has created a repertoire of sounds from "jingle jangle" to the thumping backbeat of Motown…but it’s his "Cowboy country rock" that’s guaranteed to get your toes tapping.
Saturday, May 20: Jordan Umbach
Nashville Recording Artist and Washington, PA Native
Music critics compare Jordan Umbach's acoustic Americana/Rock music with a touch of blues to Springsteen, Butch Walker and Dylan. Umbach is an always-passionate performer full of authentic energy and charisma.
Saturday, May 13: Dennis Malley
Watch Dennis' performance at Music To My Ear
Guitarist, Singer, and Song Writer
Dennis is a talented Pittsburgh-based musician who writes songs and restyles covers using a looper and some creative "electrified acoustic" sounds sure to bring you to your feet!
Saturday, May 6: Karl Bailey
Watch Karl's performance at Music To My Ear
Karl Bailey - Featured Keyboardist and Director of Entertainment at Sing Sing in The Waterfront
Karl is a multi-instrumentalist with a unique sound. He blends all the musical styles he grew up with a soulful voice and poignant lyrics. When not playing at Sing Sing, you can occasionally find Karl across the street performing standup comedy at the Improv. Hear more of Karl Bailey on REVERBNATION