Concerts

Date
March 29, 2014

Lake Street Dive

w/Ages of Ages

March 29, 2014

Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers

March 29, 2014

Jake Shimabukuro

Calliope, The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents the 2013 and 2014 concert series with Jake Shimabukuro: Hawaiin ukulele virtuoso has shared stages with Jimmy Buffett and Bette Midler. Eddie Vedder said of him, "Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with." 

March 30, 2014

Hugh Masekela

March 31, 2014

Misty Boyce

w/Brewers Row

April 3, 2014

Over the Rhine

April 3, 2014

Over the Rhine

April 4, 2014

Phantogram

w/Jagwar Ma

 

JAGWAR MA TICKETS FOR MR.SMALLS SHOW HONORED AT THIS SHOW.

April 4, 2014

Elsinore

w/Patton (EP Release Show) and Ben Hardt

April 5, 2014

The Steel Wheels

Calliope, The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents the 2013 and 2014 concert series with The Steel Wheels: Four-piece string band from Virginia mixes blues, old-time music, bluegrass. 

April 6, 2014

Carolina Chocolate Drops

April 7, 2014

Neil Diamond

April 10, 2014

KRS-One

w/Smilo & Jasiri X

April 10, 2014

Eisley

w/special guests Merriment

Tickets on sale 2/15 at noon!

April 11, 2014

The David Mayfield Parade

w/Nameless in August

April 11, 2014

Calliope Folk Music Society Presents Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Just in case you aren’t familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he’s the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings.

Any world-class musician born with the names Béla (for Bartok), Anton (for Dvorak) and Leos (for Janacek) would seem destined to play classical music. Already a powerfully creative force in bluegrass, jazz, pop, rock and world beat, Béla at last made the classical connection with “Perpetual Motion”, his critically acclaimed 2001 Sony Classical recording that went on to win a pair of Grammys, including Best Classical Crossover Album, in the 44th annual Grammy Awards. Collaborating with Fleck on “Perpetual Motion” was his long time friend and colleague Edgar Meyer, a bassist whose virtuosity defies labels and also an acclaimed composer. Béla and Edgar co-wrote and performed a double concerto for banjo, bass and the Nashville Symphony, which debuted in November 2003. They also co-wrote a triple concerto for banjo, bass and tabla, with world renown tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain entitled The Melody of Rhythm.

In 2011, Béla wrote his first stand alone banjo concerto, on commission with the Nashville Symphony. This work, entitled “The Impostor”, along with his new quintet for banjo and string quartet will be released in August on the Deutche Gramaphone label.

These days he bounces between various intriguing touring situations, such as performing his concerto with symphonies, in a duo with Chick Corea, a trio with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer, concerts with the Brooklyn Rider string quartet, duos with Abigail Washburn, with African artists such as Oumou Sangare and Toumani Diabate, in a jazz collaboration with The Marcus Roberts Trio, doing bluegrass with his old friends, and rare solo concerts. And Béla Fleck and the Flecktones still perform together, 25 years after the band’s inception.

The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Flecks’ total Grammy count is 15 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history.

Abigail Washburn

If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition. She—a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player—is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local. She pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before. To put it another way, she changes what seems possible.

Believe it or not, you won’t find any songs in Chinese on City of Refuge. What you will find, tucked in among picked and sung modal melodies, are some songs with catchy hooks and grooves. “Burn Through” is one of them; Washburn even punctuates a line of the chorus with a playful pop nonsense phrase: “Hey, hey, hey.” The song’s sentiment is as uplifting as its sound: “It’s really supposed to be a song that makes a person feel powerful listening to it, that there’s a lot of possibilities…

April 11, 2014

Arc Iris

Arc Iris (former Low Anthem) plays a free show at The Pittsburgh Winery

April 12, 2014

Fanfarlo

w/Lillies on Mars

April 12, 2014

Household Stories EP Release Show

w/Sea Rights and The Red Western

April 12, 2014

Formula 412 Record Release Party

April 12, 2014

Chrome Moses

w/The Derek Woodz Band

April 13, 2014

Cloud Cult

April 13, 2014

Neighbours

w/Bipolaroid and The Telephone Line

April 13, 2014

Neighbours/ Bipolaroid/ The Telephone Line

Join Club Cafe and for a special showcase of local and regional artists. 

April 15, 2014

Dan Croll

w/Panama Wedding

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