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The Deutschtown Music Festival Fundraiser with Working Breed, André Costello and the Cool Minors, Chet Vincent & The Big Bend and Big Gypsy at the Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Deutschown Music Festival returns this year to take over the North Side of Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The organizers of the event are hoping to be able to pay the bands this third year and they have launched an ambitious Indiegogo campaign to do just that. Let’s SUPPORT PITTSBURGH MUSIC and help spread the word. They also put on shows leading up to the fest and this one featured some of my favorite local bands. The revelation this particular night was my first time seeing the powerhouse quartet Big Gypsy. They are a smoking soul stirring blues-rock band that is quickly and deservedly gaining popularity. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

Working Breed

Ben Harrison of the Warhol Museum

André Costello and the Cool Minor

Chet Vincent & The Big Bend

Big Gypsy

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 First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

“Spice Girls”, duh… 😉

Your last album bought?

Chet Vincent and the Big Bend “Unconventional Dog”.

Favorite album of all time?

Tom Waits “Rain Dogs”.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?

The last Black Keys album. Blasphemy, I know…

First concert attended?

As a little girl, Celia Cruz. Miami at a huge street festival called Calle Ocho. Pretty sure Menudo was there too… lol. Appropriate though since I’ve chosen to use the same medium in bringing people together through the Deutschtown Music Festival.

Last concert?

Clairy Brown and the Bangin’ Rackettes. Most fun stage show I’ve seen. Girl has an amazing voice from Australia.

Favorite concert ever?

Soooo tough… Beck, 2004 at Bonnaroo? Beats Antique in Pittsburgh was so good too.

Least favorite concert?

Don’t really have one. I’m in love with live music.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

This year will forever go down in history for me. It was my second year in organizing the Deutschtown Music Festival. This year I saw how thousands of people could unite over one idea to bring Pittsburgh together through a stronger music community. The cooperation and appreciation from every single person I came across that day spoke volumes as to the way we want to be treated as people. Everyone was having such a genuine experience that they wanted to give back what we had given to them, which was simply a beautiful environment for all to enjoy.

Thanks, Jess. Huge kudos to you and everyone involved in the DMF. Something you should really be proud of. I can’t wait to help out next year!