The Clarks are the Godfathers of the Pittsburgh music scene. There can be a legit argument that they are THE most successful band to come out of town. They first released an album in 1988 and miraculously, with all the original members intact, keep playing and recording. Very impressive. Jeesh, I can remember seeing them playing bars at IUP in the early days. How old does that make me? More photos here.
I used to see Bill’s old band, The Gathering Field, all the time back in their heyday. I haven’t seen him for years but this guy’s ‘blue collar working man’ ethic still appeals to me. Cool dude. More pics here.
Being a ‘Burgher born and bred myself, I can bet my mortgage that I have seen GBE at least once before. They have seemingly been around town forever and although I didn’t know a note, they were still entertaining. The crowd was eerily silent between songs which is always kind of weird. More pictures here.