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HughShows Blog has featured thousands of original live band photos and has conducted over 1000 musician interviews (including Brian Wilson, Mavis Staples, and Bruce Hornsby) since starting. With the original ‘First/Last’ questionnaire, you get a sense of where the musician has come from and where they are going with their artistic expression.

HughShows T-Shirts LIMITED TIME TO ORDER

Posted on August 10, 2014

ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT TO ORDER. THESE STYLES WILL NOT BE OFFERED EVER AGAIN! To commemorate a decade of SUPPORTING PITTSBURGH MUSIC, these shirts will be available for a limited time only. Utilizing the amazing artwork designed by Pittsburgh legend Budai exclusively produced for the occasion, these particular shirts will never be offered after this run.
Show your pride for the local music scene…

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.7 with Mariage Blanc

Posted on August 8, 2014

Mariage Blanc at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA…

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First/Last-Sean McDowell

Posted on August 8, 2014

Yesterday I had a blast being on the WDVE Morning Show talking local music and pimping HughShows Live @ Eide’s. Much thanks to Randy Baumann for having me on and all that he does for local musicians. If you missed it, my man at LiveBurghMusic was kind enough to record it which you can listen to here. Today I welcome one of the stalwarts of the station, DJ Sean McDowell and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.7 with Emily Rodgers Band

Posted on August 6, 2014

Emily Rodgers Band at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.7 with The Natural Way of Farming

Posted on August 4, 2014

The Natural Way of Farming at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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First/Last-Heather Kropf

Posted on July 29, 2014

“I think I’ll be someone I’ve never been before,” sings Heather Kropf in “Sweet Liberty,” one of the key tracks on Chrysalis. The album is the Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter’s fourth long-player, but in many ways it feels like a debut release. There’s a sense of transformation and new possibility pouring out of these tracks, heard in both the songs and the sound of the recording itself. Heather sings of change, healing and redemption with a voice tempered by experience and inspired by hope. It marks a breakthrough for her both personally and artistically.”Barry Alfonso..

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First/Last-Allie Farris

Posted on July 29, 2014

At the age of 15, while still in high school, Allie Farris formed her first band and begun playing small coffee shops and venues around her hometown of Flower Mound, Texas. In the fall of 2007, Allie made her first live studio recording at the Dallas Sound Lab, which was released the following May(“Songs Written Upside Down“). In 2008 through early 2009, Allie performed at well-known Dallas venues like Six Flags Over Texas, the Brooklyn Jazz Cafe, Dunn Bros. Coffee, and the Maximedia Studios Live Soundstage…

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First/Last-Cheers Elephant

Posted on July 28, 2014

“Dubbed, “Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll”, Cheers Elephant is a tight, rootsy, psychedelic poprock quartet from Philadelphia, PA… now SoCal. Digging deep into three part harmonies and pop song arrangements, Cheers has a sound that’ll make your dad’s toe tap, your mom’s hip shake, and your sister’s heart throb. And the live show? Some say it’s something close to the devil, God, or cocaine.”…

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HughShows T-Shirts are HERE

Posted on July 27, 2014

To commemorate a decade of SUPPORTING PITTSBURGH MUSIC, these shirts will be available for a limited time only. Utilizing the amazing artwork designed by Pittsburgh legend Budai exclusively produced for the occasion, these particular shirts will never be offered after this run. Show your pride for the local music scene…

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First/Last-Jeremy Caywood

Posted on July 23, 2014

“Pittsburgh based Singer/Songwriter expanding abilities. Growing in knowledge of music and understanding of writing. It is something we all do in our own ways. Progress. A passionate performance of original interpretation. Music is something that is to bring us peace. Collaborating is a unifying piece to existence.”…

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First/Last-Nathan Marshall

Posted on July 22, 2014

“From the musician who won the 2012 48 Hour Music Video Project award for Best Music Video and the Audience Choice Award for best song, comes indie folk rock singer/songwriter Nathan Marshall’s first ever EP album entitled What Ships Are For. Set for a worldwide release on Tuesday, July 22nd, What Ships Are For takes us into the eccentric and inventive mind of a man who found his soul in the mountains of Tibet, found his humor on the stand-up comedy stages of New York City, found confidence from his time on movie and television sets, found wisdom from his years as a public educator, found humility from his belief in God, and found his music in the world surrounding us all….”

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First/Last-The Singles

Posted on July 21, 2014

“With hints of garage rock, power pop, glam, blues, and punk all find their way into the music. Both originally from Detroit, the two joined forces in LA in 2012 to restart The Singles—a moniker that Vince had used in the past to release his songs with different incarnations of the band. With the help of friends on bass, the band began playing locally bringing stripped down rock n’ roll to the LA music scene. Things got serious once they met producer Rick Parker. Rick was brought on to mix their single “(She’s Got) A Heart Of Stone” in early 2013. His chill vibe, part surfer, part jedi studio master, was the perfect counterpoint to the off-kilter energy of the band.”…

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First/Last-Trevor Howarth

Posted on July 19, 2014

Trevor Howarth is a songwriter from Pittsburgh. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Thom Hunter & The Rocket Surgeons

Posted on July 19, 2014

Thom Hunter and The Rocket Surgeons is a Pittsburgh songwriter. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Chase The Monkey

Posted on July 18, 2014

Chase The Monkey is a Pittsburgh rock band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Alberto Sewald (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Endless Mike and the Beagle Club

Posted on July 18, 2014

Endless Mike and the Beagle Club are a Johnstown ‘folk-punk’ band. They released and new collection entitled “Side B” this week. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Mike Miller (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Chris Stowe

Posted on July 18, 2014

Chris Stowe is a Pittsburgh songwriter. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and
thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Big Gypsy

Posted on July 18, 2014

Big Gypsy is a Pittsburgh ‘stompin’ blues-rock’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Jess ‘Baretta’ Winghart (Lead Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Yarn Wallows

Posted on July 18, 2014

Yarn Wallows is a Pittsburgh ‘groove-happy singalong’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Zach Dow (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-The Hills and the Rivers

Posted on July 18, 2014

The Hills and the Rivers are a Pittsburgh ‘Appalachian-folk’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Isaac Hill (Tenor Guitar/Lead Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of …

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