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Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his 4th unsigned music website, www.buildthescene.com

Miss Freddye

You’ve started making waves not only in the Pittsburgh Music Scene, but nationally. What advice would you give to someone wanting to start a blues band today?
Just starting out takes time, energy, drive, the right chemistry, and faith in what you do! Stay true to your craft! Be loyal to yourself and your bandmates

I’m looking to add more Pittsburgh Blues Musicians to our site, who should we and our readers know about?
There are so many Pittsburgh blues musicians! I have my favs though. Eugene Morgan, for his down home delta groove, Jimmy Adler for his swing blues style, Tina Daniel’s for her blues rock style, and Dan Bubien for his soulful voice.

Can you pinpoint the moment in your life that you knew you were destined to sing the Blues?
I knew I was going to sing blues for the rest of my life a year after I started singing with my first band. My mentor, Big Al Leavitt and bandleader told me I needed to find a way to get over my stage fright cause people are going to love what I sing!

If there was a fire that destroyed all your music except for one song, which song would you want to survive history?
It is hard to say which song! But, If it was one song, it would be Lady Of the Blues. It was written by my dear friend Steve Nestor who passed away Dec 2017. It is a song describing me as this woman who is a lady, but can hold her own, who has been hurt, but who has picked herself up, dust herself off, and keeps going, no matter what.

What is one thing about you that would surprise your fans?
My fans would be surprised to know I love possums and had one as pet when I was nine! That is a story!

Concert Calendar for 6/14/18

Upcoming shows for June 6/14/18 through the end of the month.

The Band Jam 7/13-7/14

The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival is a weekend long celebration
of local music and artists. It was started as a way to commemorate the
yearly anniversary of the “Grass Roots Show”, which airs Sunday nights
at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7fm (WLER – Butler, PA), and as a way
to showcase the incredible talent featured on this show in a “Live” setting
for music lovers of all genres to enjoy.

The Festival is held at Cooper’s Lake Campground, located at
205 Currie Rd in Slippery Rock, PA, right off of I-79 Exit 99 (New Castle Rd / US Route 422), and is sponsored this year by:


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Cooper’s Lake is the perfect place for a family friendly outdoor music festival, with over 450 acres of wooded areas and mowed fields. Amenities include over 100 electric and water hookup sites, activity areas, campground store, full bathroom facilities including showers, laundromat, picnic tables and pavillions, and a 10-acre lake for fishing and canoeing. Cooper’s Lake is world renowned for such events as Pennsic, The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, and the Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention.

The 2018 Band Jam will take place July 13-15, with live music beginning
Friday the 13th at 5pm, and beginning again on Saturday the 14th at Noon.
There will be plenty of other activities for young and old including fishing, biking, and more…

Attendees are encouraged to come camp for the whole weekend, however
day pass only admissions will be available. Camping fees must be purchased separately through Cooper’s Lake Campground and can be purchased HERE.

Admission Prices

$20 Advance / $25 At The Gate

Kids 17 and Under are FREE

Band Jam Festival Tickets Available Through ShowClix by clicking HERE
or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS

Tickets also available through Butler Media Group at
252 Pillow Street, Butler PA or through
the bands and Shady Lady Productions

Camping Passes must be purchased through Cooper’s Lake Campground and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Please visit their website for more information.

Corbriwoodstock 9/2/2018

Corbriwoodstock is an annual music festival held in the woods of beautiful West Deer Pennsylvania. CWS began in 2008 as a small gathering of musical friends on a chilly October afternoon and has now grown into a wonderful all-day festival based on great music and great friendship.

Though food and beverages will be available for purchase at Corbriwoodstock, guests may bring food, & beverages of choice plus their own lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc. This is a “family friendly” event where everyone is treated with love & respect.

Rock for Life Concert Series 2018

The Rock for Life outdoor shows are just around the corner. This scene main stay has been providing support to sick children since 2000. Have you been to one of their shows?

It is the mission of Rock for Life to provide financial support to needy individuals residing in Western PA who are suffering from life threatening diseases. Rock for Life sponsors music festivals and other music-related and general fundraising events to raise the monies necessary to support its purpose.

While people on the outside see this as a rock concert, I and the people involved in it, see it for what it is. A family of musicians that not only love to play the shows, but do their best to support the children and families that the shows are put on for. It doesn’t end and the concerts. Band members visit the kids in the hospital, go to graduation parties and birthday parties, make prom wishes come true, and are some of the most loving people that you will meet.

Recipient(s) of support will be determined annually, utilizing selection criteria guidelines as adopted by the Directors. Financial support may be provided to a needy individual or a non-profit organization that supports the mission of Rock for Life.

A Concert for Anna  

Date City Venue Country
08/31/19 - 09/01/19 Cheswick, PA ACME Club United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 230 Herron Drive..

Rock for Life  

Date City Venue Country
08/02/19 - 08/03/19 Iselin, PA Iselin Community Park United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1782 Iselin Rd,. 20th ANNIVERSARY CHARITY EVENT! Featuring: Friday, August 2: 6pm Safety Last 7pm Farewell Felicia 8pm AmberAlexis 9pm Doppler Affect 10pm Dimwit 11pm The Hellfire Club Saturday, August 3: 2pm Terry Lee Spencer 3pm The Shiners 4pm Lenny Collini 4PaK 5pm Post Traumatik 6pm Black Ridge 7pm The Borstal Boys 8pm Big House Pete 9pm XFACTOR1 10pm After The Fall 11pm Skell $20 Admission. ALL AGES. Camping Permitted. B.Y.O.B. if 21+ The Girls Lunch box- Damn good food for a damn good price Fat Lipp Productions Strobe Lighting And Sound Local Commotion Reina Peli Art & Photography Bradley Services co. PA Rock Show, AK Music Scene, & Podcast Your Scene Related post.

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