The Local 913: Trinity Wiseman

 
00:00

Although, she’s still in high school, singer songwriter Trinity Wiseman is a veteran of the stage.

“I started performing when I was 11 at bars. My parents would take me. One of the guys that owned the guitar shop I was taking lessons at was like, ‘Oh, she’s really good. You should take her out. We’ll let her play in our set breaks.’ Sp, we went out. I just got up there and played with them. It was crazy. I remember I was really nervous the first time I went up there, but they played with me. They just fed off of what I was playing on the guitar. They harmonized with what I was doing and helped me be more comfortable.”

Wiseman was the winner of this year’s WYEP Singer-Songwriter competition. 

“So, we got there right before I went on. It was crazy! My adrenaline was pumping and I got up there and sang my song “Sleep Walking,” which is ironically one of two happy songs that I play. We waited around. It was upsetting I didn’t get to see the other people play, but it was really great just to see how all the musicians were very supportive of each other. They all just wanted the best for everybody else that was there. Hearing my name get called for first place- I just lost the breath that I had in me. I had to get up there and sing an encore song. It was just great- everyone there was really great!”

For more on Trinity Wiseman, check out her website. 

 

Local Music

Local 913, Episode 76: Ferdinand The Bull

Nick Snyder, front man for the Pittsburgh band Ferdinand The Bull, grew up being encouraged to play music:

Local 913, Episode 75: Dan Bubien

Aliquippa native Dan Bubien began writing songs after a high school sports injury left him laid up.

Local 913, Episode 74: Sol Persona

Originally from Saxonburg, PA, Karter Schachner, who records under the name “Sol Persona,” began his interest in music at a young age in school beginning with the trombone to joining a rock band in high school.

Local 913, Episode 73: Emerson Jay

The indie-electronic group, Emerson Jay,  just released their lastest EP LOUIE, which stands for Love Offers Understanding In Everything.

The Local 913 Live: As Ladders

As Ladders perform at WYEP's local music happy hour on August 19, 2016.

Local 913, Episode 72: The Black Six

Camden Leeds, front man for the rock band The Black Six, accidentally found himself in the city 19 years ago after attending the Art Institute in Pittsburgh.

Local 913, Episode 71: Bindley Hardware Co.

About a year ago, Pittsburgh native Jon Bindley formed the band Bindley Hardware Co. borrowing the name from some family history.

Local 913, Episode 70: Metacara

The electronic-duo, Metacara, made up of Kyla Sauber and Vince Nania originally were part of a different band.

Local 913, Episode 69: The Hang Lows

Pittsburgh’s The Hang Lows have performed and recorded a brand of 3rd-wave-ska for about six years.

The Local 913 Live: Gregg Welty

Gregg Welty performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on July 21st, 2016

...

Local 913, Episode 68: Moemaw Naedon

Rapper Moemaw Naedon, whose real name is Ryan, grew up in Butler County with two major interests: hip hop and everything Sci-Fi.

Local 913, Episode 67: Eva Eris

Latrobe native and former X Factor contestant Jessica Saenz recently underwent an intense and inspiring change in creative direction:

Local 913, Episode 66: Delicious Pastries

After bonding over interests in rare 1960s pop, Jonathan Chamberlain and Jesse Ley got together for a songwriting session and then found themselves forming the experimental rock band Delicious Pastries. 

Local 913, Episode 65: As Ladders

Although they are relative newcomers to the music scene, As Ladders has already released some very impressive music from their Yarns EP last year to their Maybe True EP released earlier this year.

The Local 913 Live: Ferdinand The Bull

Ferdinand The Bull performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on June 16th, 2016

Local 913, Episode 64: Lofi Delphi

Back with their second EP, Lofi Delphi has been working on establishing their unique sound. Pianist and vocalist Becki Gallagher talked about the changes the group instilled this time around

Local 913, Episode 63: Pet Clinic

The band Pet Clinic, who formed about six years ago, just released their second album No Face. David Bubenheim, front man for the band, originally came up with the name after seeing a sign for a business on Route 8:

Local 913, Episode 62: Emily Rodgers

2 Years, Emily Rodgers’ follow-up to her 2009 album Bright Day, sees the shoe-gaze inspired singer-songwriter working again with famed producer Kramer, best known for producing bands like Low and Galaxie500.

Local 913, Episode 61: Chet Vincent & The Big Bend

Since 2008, Chet Vincent has been the front man for the local rock band, Chet Vincent and The Big Bend. 

Local 913, Episode 60: Emerson Jay

Coming from a musical family, Jared Gulden left his home in Dormont to study audio engineering in Chicago:

The Local 913 Live: The Telephone Line

The Telephone Line performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on May 19th, 2016.

Local 913, Episode 59: Cold Weather

Mark Ramsey, front-man for the Pittsburgh indie rock band Cold Weather, took some piano lessons as a child and ended up revisiting the instrument in college in a class called “Piano for Non-Pianists.”

Local 913, Episode 58: Locks & Dams

“Barbeque Rock and Post Country!”

Local 913, Episode 57: Morgan Erina

“I think it’s still in the same common thread of what I used to write. I’m not necessarily writing to make sure that there can be harmonies anymore, which is what I did in Broken Fences. 

Local 913 Live: The Boogie Hustlers

The Boogie Hustlers perform at WYEP's local music happy hour on April 28, 2016.

Pages