#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. //

The Telephone Line is a pop rock soul band from Pittsburgh who’s debut album Tied Up comes out today! They will be still be celebrating tomorrow morning (11/13) as they appear live on the WDVE Morning Show. Get a taste of what to expect with some of the band’s live recordings as I thank Brad Crouse (Drums), Lacey Volk (Bass), Addi Twigg (Vocals), Joe Gustafson (Guitar/Organ), and Jay Krivanek (Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

Brad Crouse: With my own money? Queen A Night at the Opera. 1992 at the Hills Department store at Kennywood Mall in West Mifflin.

Lacey Volk: Weird Al Bad Hair Day. No regrets.

Your last album bought?

Addi Twigg: Balloon Ride Fantasy! Their sound really stands out from what anyone else is doing right now.

Favorite album of all time?

Joe Gustafson: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?

Addi: Songs for Silverman by Ben Folds. It just felt so watered down after the albums that made me fall in love with him.

First concert attended?

Lacey: Oasis at AJ Palumbo. Cornershop opened for them and I bought a knockoff tie-dyed shirt from some dude on the street as a souvenir.

Last concert?

Jay Krivanek: Chet Vincent & The Big Bend w/ Molly Alphabet!

Favorite concert ever?

Jay: The first time I saw Ours. I drove to Buffalo to see them and almost cried with excitement. And they still exceeded my expectations.

Least favorite concert?

Joe: My least favorite concert was Beck at Brandeis University in 1997. He was fine but the concert was in a gigantic gymnasium so the sound was awful. Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon was supposed to be the opener, which would’ve been awesome, but he cancelled. Also, my brother threw a tennis ball at me and hit me in the nuts in front of a few hundred people.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

Brad: Pittsburgh is the best city in the world. The end.

Thanks, all. I am so excited about the album! It seems like I have been waiting forever for it and it’s finally here. Congrats!