More Blues from the ‘Burgh

If you’re looking for some good live blues around the ‘Burgh this weekend, you might consider checking out the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania‘s Sunday party at the Palisades in McKeesport, where the organization and some of its closest musician friends will be celebrating the release of the BSWPA’s second CD showcasing local blues artists, Blues from the Burgh 2. The party starts at 2 p.m. and will include such special guests as Eugene Morgan, Gary Belloma, Angel Blue, Jimmy Adler, Bubs McKeg, Jill West, and Wil E. Tri, among others.

The first Blues from the Burgh compilation offered an impressive sampling of some of the region’s top blues talent, with highlights including Chizmo Charles’ opening “Bed Bug Boogie,” a soul-wrenching “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love” from Annie Sutton, “Flat Broke and Busted” country blues from Izzy & Chris, Zach Tyler and the Blu Razor Band’s hypnotic “Push Down and Turn,” rocking blues from Glenn Pavone and the Cyclones (“Shake that Thing”) and the Pawnbrokers (“Money Back Guarantee”), and some nice guitar work from the Dave Iglar Band on “Raggedy Pants Blues.” If this second volume is anything like the Society’s first, then this will be another good CD to put your hands on, and there’s no better time and place to do that than the Palisades this Sunday.

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