Friday, August 15, 7-10pm: Opening night reception for Pittsburgh rock legend Joey Granati’s one-man art show “From Another Time” *and* his CD release party for “Alien History” with live music performances by Joey and David Granati!. Join us for a journey into a true modern day renaissance of art, music, and food, all of Joey’s creation. No admission fee. CDs, lithographs and giclees available for purchase. RSVP appreciated.
Eric Taylor learned his intricate blues guitar stylings from music legends Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, and Mississippi Fred McDowell. He developed his own unique guitar picking style that would be imitated by many of his contemporaries from the early Houston days such as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, and Nanci Griffith.
Taylor has headlined the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, played National Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” and has appeared on both “Late Night With David Letterman” and “Austin City Limits”… and now he’s playing at the Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony. Don’t miss this blues legend! www.bluerubymusic.com
Friday, August 8, 2014 7pm with special guest Paul Bauer. $20 Admission. BYOB. Snacks available. RSVP to the Gallery, 724.452.0539. Open seating.
On July 18, a Bottlebrush favorite and mixed media artist Stacey Hogue of Grove City, PA will show her latest work entitled “Myths and Fables.” Join us on Friday night from 7-9pm, refreshments served, live music. No admission charge; RSVP always appreciated.
More about Stacey here: www.staceyhoguestudio.com/174271/gallery
Stacey’s also teaching a mixed media class for us this summer, too. Watch this page for the announcement!
Be prepared to dance, move, sing and laugh. The Carpenter Ants have been around – with virtually the same lineup – for 25 years. The Ants have defied the odds and outlasted most of their peers for a number of reasons. First and foremost, after more than 2,000 performances, regardless of the occasion, the band never fails to have a good time – and that feeling is contagious.
The group’s trademark country-soul sound – rich, soulful harmonies, stinging solos and a rock-solid rhythm section – captures that rare, loose-but-tight feel, and has won the band international as well as regional fans.
WV’s premier rhythm & blues group, the Ants – guitarist Michael Lipton, drummer Jupiter Little, bassist Ted Harrison and vocalist/saxophonist Charlie Tee – have quietly amassed a resume that rivals many national groups. The group’s trademark country-soul sound – rich, soulful harmonies, stinging solos and a rock-solid rhythm section – captures that rare, loose-but-tight feel, and has won the band international as well as regional fans. The Ants have twice traveled to Moscow. The trips found the group performing at a variety of venues including the 3,500-seat Russia Concert Hall, the city’s most prestigious room, a Letterman-style TV show with a national audience of 100 million (!!), funky clubs and gaudy casinos. In the U.S., they’ve played all manners of venues – from church services and rallies for presidential candidates (Bill Clinton and John Kerry) to a biker festival and a nudist camp.
June 20: House Concert with Steve Katz, Founding Member of The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears
Limited Seating ~ RSVP Required – 724.452.0539
Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts
539 Main Street “On the Square”
Harmony, PA 16037
Join us for a living memoir of one of the most fascinating periods in the history of American music!
About Steve Katz
What can you expect from a musician who started his career studying guitar with Dave Van Ronk and the Reverend Gary Davis? Quite a bit! Steve Katz’s diverse career includes playing with The Even Dozen Jug Band, the Danny Kalb Quartet, The Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and American Flyer, with Craig Fuller of Pure Prairie League and Doug Yule from The Velvet Underground. He has also produced albums for Lou Reed. Steve Katz will give you a show you will not soon forget.