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“Pittsburgh, PA has been my hometown for the past 16 years. I cherish the time I’ve had in the Steel City but I’ll always be a Vermonter atheart. I was born and raised in a small town called Swanton. Swanton is 45 miles south of Montreal, Quebec and 35 miles north of Burlington, VT. I grew up listening to some of the best players out there, from Phish to Nobby Reed.”

Rob is currently a few days away from his Kickstarter goal and you can support local music and help him reach his goal. Catch him on June 12th at the Hard Rock Station Square. I want to thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

Supertramp “Crime of the Century”.

Your last album bought?

Blitzen Trapper “American Goldwing”.

Favorite album of all time?

Tie between The Rolling Stones “Exile On Main St.” and Dylan’s “Desire” record.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?

Black Joe Lewis “Electric Slave”.

First concert attended?

Simple Minds at Montreal Forum in 1982.

Last concert?

Tedeschi & Trucks and The Black Crowes 2014 (it was a mind bender).

Favorite concert ever?

The Rolling Stones ‘Steel Wheels’ Olympic Stadium, Montreal Que. In 1989 (5th row with my Dad and Brother).

Least favorite concert?

Eddie Money Burlington Auditorium Burlington, Vermont.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

I am very intrigued with the progressive movement occurring presently with Pittsburgh. The people have whipped up a clever blend of sports, entertainment and art without consciously knowing it. I’m happiest when meeting new people and Pittsburgh never lets me down in that department. I strongly believe the best times in Pittsburgh are approaching. The art-music community is beginning to trust one another and appreciate the scene that’s rising. Promoters can complete the puzzle by bringing it all together and showcasing local talent. Pittsburgh’s art/music production is always fresh and available to fans. I like new songs and the musicians in Pgh are knocking out some good ones.

Thanks, Rob. Good luck on the campaign, man. I am always here to support local musicians.

Rob Eldridge Official Website

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