A subbbbbbtle blend of Pittsburgh soul, hillbilly hiphop, beatnik bebop, rockabilly satire. Tupac Shakur meets Kinky Friedman. That's Bob Gabig, a cool cat, on guitar & vocals, songwriter (funny but clean lyrics, folks). The Chief! That's Nelson Harrison , trombone and trombetto and vocals... veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra, Dionne Warwicke, James Brown, The (original) Supremes and the (original) Temptations, Mary Wells, Little Stevie Wonder; inventor, psychologist, Pittsburgh Jazz Network founder, metaphysicist, composer etc etc. That's Bob's brother Andy Gabig, blues harp, jaw-dropping. How'd he do that!!??? That's Roger Day, a.k.a. Professor Beautiful, pan-ethnic tuba-sin-fronteras-- all jazz, all latino, all klezmer, all funk&soul, all ears. Bellevue, 565 Lincoln Avenue. A really nice funky room, 15 minutes west of Pittsburgh. Special guest, the remarkable Lou Schreiber. "He's considered a living legend among jazz musicians. Blind since birth, Lou Schreiber continues to overcome the odds. This musical genius from Bellevue has played with some of the greatest musicians who have ever lived. His versatility on the piano, sax, clarinet, and flute set him apart from the other greats." The new restaurant GRILLE 565 is now open! And they will serve downstairs in the music "salon" as well as upstairs. Kid-friendly. No bad words. BYOB.
- CELEBRATING MY 74TH BIRTHDAY!!!!
CD "Hystericana" Including the Pittsburgh National Anthem "Yinzer Polka". Available at CDbaby.