#SupportPGHMusic // Exclusively on HughShows Radio streaming at the bottom of the page, enjoy the entire December 13, 2014 concert of HughShows Live at Eide’s Finale featuring mini sets from acoustic and solo versions of my favorite Pittsburgh bands during the marathon 6 hour concert. //

“Keep the liquor within arm’s reach cause Big John Bates is on a world tour with their new album Battered Bones (Rookie Records). The new band shakes the ghosts out of the woodwork and Bates shares vocal duties with Montana upright bassist Brandy Bones. Her lyrics are passionate tales of small town sins and her soulful screams combine with guitarist Bates’ growl and dark philosophies. Add tuba, accordion, cello & doom-wop piano and you find a sound that ‘is like being serenaded with a rusty hammer’.”

Playing this Sunday at Belvie’s ‘Ultra Dive’ with Slim Cessna, I want to thank Big John Bates himself for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Bates. Sounds like a perfect bill on Sunday.