Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott:

Broken Fences, "Today It's Raining on Just You" - This duo of Morgan Erina and Guy Russo sounds like Pittsburgh's answer to the Swell Season. They met through the Acousticafe Monday night sessions at Club Cafe, but with harmonies like this, their open stage days might be behind quickly. The 12-song debut is a gem that combines gentle acoustic folk, folk-blues and full-blown melancholy rockers like this one.

FOOD, "Jesus and Johnny Cash" - FOOD is an acronym for Far Out Old Dudes, the lead dude being Ed Crawford aka eDFROMOHIO who fronted the '80s indie band fIREHOSE (with the rhythm section of the Minutemen). Crawford, who lives on Polish Hill now, takes a trip down Highway 61 here with bassist Eric Vermillion (formerly of Gumball) and drummer Mike Quinlan (formerly on the Cynics). This song comes from the debut EP "Four Pieces from Candyland" and in between fIREHOSE reunions, a full-length will be in the works.


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