The Local 913: Bindley Hardware Co.
Gaining a reputation for being a fantastic live band is one thing, but Pittsburgh rock group Bindley Hardware Co. has managed to translate their energetic live performances to tape.
“We try to do most of our recording as live as possible, so the success of the live shows is able to translate to our recordings. It’s not always an easy thing to do. I don’t think we always get it down. Anytime you can translate the live vibe onto recording, even just to get the sound of the air in the room somehow into the recording so it’s not sterile, you want that.”
Jon Bindley grew up in Pittsburgh knowing that his family at one point ran a major hardware company in the city during the industrial boom in the early 20th century. Bindley, who moved back from Nashville in recent years, refers to his music as “Rustbelt Americana”
“I left Pittsburgh and it took me leaving and coming back to appreciate how much I love living here. To be able to make music or have any kind of creative endeavor that identities where you’re from is really important. It inspires me. Things in Pittsburgh inspire me every day. The fact that there’s a history; The Bindley Hardware Co. has such a rich history and I’m kind of making it my own.”
He’s planning on a full album release in the fall, but in the meantime, Bindley Hardware Co. has put out the energetic, “All Right Aleady!” featuring a fiery piano.
“Greg Marchetti is playing the keys there. Greg also plays accordion. It’s kinda like that old school Jerry Lee Lewis-rock n’ roll-piano. People don’t usually think of piano as a rock and roll instrument, but it is! Greg rocks it.”