#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. //

Here we go again. Starting today and continuing every week throughout Summer, I will be giving away a pair of tickets to a show courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (6/14) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

Enter for any or all of these shows this week: Sonny & The Sunsets/Sunday, June 16/Smiling Moose/All Ages Low & Mike Doughty/Tuesday, June 18/Altar Bar/All Ages JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound/Wednesday, June 19/Smiling Moose/All Ages Sara Bareilles /Thursday, June 20/Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead/All Ages

Photo courtesy of Donley Smith

“Sonny Smith began playing Jimmy Yancey covers on piano in little mountain town clubs of Colorado when he was 18. These piano gigs led him to Denver and then into Central America where he busked up and down the Telemanca Coast with a couple friends in a band. At this time he was working on screenplays which ultimately broke apart into long-winded songs with characters and dialogues and plots. On April 23, 2012, Sonny and the Sunsets signed with Polyvinyl Records for their 3rd album, Longtime Companion (AKA Sonny and the Sunsets’ country album). Longtime Companion was released on June 26, 2012 with another Sonny and the Sunsets album to follow on Polyvinyl.”

Last month I was watching the live stream of Pickathon 2012 and totally dug this band. I reached out to Sonny and now you are reading this. My thanks to him for participating in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Sonny. Try to hit Pittsburgh sometime. Your stuff is great, man.