Crandall Creek is a Bluegrass band based out of Moundsville, WV, that plays a mix of folk, acoustic country and gospel that is influenced by the Appalachian music. The band was started by Moundsville native Jerry Andrews (guitar/vocals/writer). Kathy Wigman Lesnock, of West Finley, PA (guitar/shakers/vocals/writer), Dustin Terpenning of Steubenville, OH (mandolin/banjo), Abby Latocha (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Trish Imbrogno (acoustic bass) along with Jerry Andrews combine a sound of purity, yet intoxicate the senses with energy coming from the soul. People get excited to hear the traditional mixed with the new, original songs written by not just one, but all, of the band members.
Crandall Creek has headlined and opened shows at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville, WV. They have had the opportunity to share the stage with some major players in the national Bluegrass scene. These acts have included Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys, Volume 5, Alecia Nugent, Alan Bibey, and the up-and-coming Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers.
Since their start, they have played on a variety of stages that have been graced by many big names before them. Crandall Creek has played at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV, Snowshoe Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV, Ohiopyle House Café in Ohiopyle, PA to name a few. They have also been featured and played live in the studio, on The Donnie Gilbert Show on 1370 WVLY as well as several radio stations throughout the Blueridge.
Crandall Creek cut a self-released project of songs for their table sales, “Goin’ Down Home” a few years ago. Currently, the band caught the attention of producer, singer/songwriter & artists, Valerie Smith, and she is now working with them on their debut release.
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Grant Street Grifters
Formed in 2008, the acoustic duo, Grant Street Grifters, specializes in Folk, Old-Time, and Blues and is based in southwest Pennsylvania's Steel City. Since their inception, Peter Flynn (guitar/vocals) and Trish Imbrogno (double bass/vocals) have been a fixture in the Pittsburgh music scene, as well as sharing their talents up and down the I-79 corridor. The combination of their polar opposite playing styles lends a unique sound to traditional American Folk music.
Molly Alphabet is a country singer-songwriter born, raised, and residing in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Molly and her friends play country music with a classic feel in arrangements from a simple duo to a 5-piece band complete with drums, keys, upright bass, electric guitar, and the occasional pedal steel– blending the sounds of traditional country twang, kazoo solos, and a Pittsburgh accent into something that will make you want to do the two-step. Each set is a mix of originals and your favorite tunes from decades past.
Sweaty Already String Band
Our unending love for all types of music has led Charlie Hustle and The Grifters to form a side project of our side project: Sweaty Already String Band! We had a chance to open for Nashville phenoms The Barefoot Movement at Thunderbird Café, and have been hustlin' at bluegrass festivals throughout western Pennsylvania. We've shared some high and lonesome harmonies at the January Ice Jam in Butler, Oil Country Bluegrass Festival in Oil City and have brought some bluegrass-style Hustlin' to Leechburg, Lawrenceville, and Latrobe.
Listen to our live shows on Archive.org!
The Casual Hobos
The Casual Hobos are a bluegrass trio based in Pittsburgh, PA. Lead by guitarist Steve Ludwig, the ensemble is rooted in the traditional bluegrass style, performing tunes by Flatt and Scruggs, Ernest Tubb, Ralph Stanley and more.
Founded by Pittsburgh musicians, Molly Alphabet, Chet Vincent, of Chet Vincent and the Big Bend, and Jon Bindley, of Bindley Hardware Co., the Jukebox is powered by the #339 House Band, which includes a rotating cast of some of Pittsburgh’s best roots musicians: Angela Autumn and members of the Beagle Brothers and The Armadillos. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear original songs from Pittsburgh’s King of Honky Tonk, Slim Forsythe.
Expect to hear classics from the likes of Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and some early Rolling Stones. The event is open to the public and occurs on a different Saturday each month. Tickets are available online or at the door.
Charlie Hustle & The Grifters
Charlie Hustle & the Grifters brings together four Pittsburgh-area musicians through a shared appreciation for all types of music, stirring our love of blues, rock, folk and funk into a tasty musical gumbo. Blending original tunes with covers ranging from Dave Van Ronk to Dylan and the Dead, our sets run the gamut from Delta blues and classic rock to jazzy funk and psychedelic jamminess. We make music — people dance. So grab yer dancin' shoes and join the Hustle!
Listen to live shows on our Archive.org channel!
Savage Mountain Stillers
Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, and Cumberland, MD, Savage Mountain Stillers brings together a core of four DelFest Academy alumni for a traditional bluegrass experience. The band has studied with some of the greats of bluegrass -- guitarists Ronnie Bowman (Band of Ruhks), Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Leigh Gibson (The Gibson Brothers) and Cody Kilby (The Travelin' McCourys), bassists Mike Barber (The Gibson Brothers), Missy Raines (The New Hip) and Alan Bartram (Del McCoury Band), and banjo phenoms Murphy and Casey Henry, Rob McCoury (Del McCoury Band) and Eric Gibson (The Gibson Brothers).
Their name is derived from the mountain that they cross for rehearsals, a love of distilled liquor and, quite possibly, the Yinzer pronunciation of at least two band members' favorite football team.