#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. //

“Jet-fueled by powerhouse front woman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco delivers a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots.”

The Patti Fiasco is a ‘twang-n-bang’ Fort Collins, CO quintet that has a phenomenal debut full lenth from 2013 called “Small Town Lights” which I cannot stop listening to. As I already anticipate Fall, I want to thank Alysia Kraft (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

“Thriller” Michael Jackson.

Your last album bought?

“Sun Structures” Temples.

Favorite album of all time?

“Oh Be Joyful” Shovels and Rope.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?

“Songs of Innocence” U2 (I can’t figure out how to get it off my phone and it’s ruining my random play. 🙂

First concert attended?

Salt-N-Pepa at the St. Louis Fair. I was 8 and it was awesome.

Last concert?

Spoon at SXSW.

Favorite concert ever?

It’s a tie! Lucinda Williams/ Ryan Adams at Red Rocks or Brandi Carlile at the Lincoln Center.

Least favorite concert?

Marc Cohn, Etown Recording.

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

I feel so sad to say I’ve never been… but it won’t be that way for long. I know there are A LOT of bridges and we’re headed that way in the fall.

Thanks, Alysia. I admit, I have kind of been obsessing over your tunes the last few days. Pittsburgh visit in the fall? Definitely!