Wednesday: Live fiddle and banjo on WRCT

On Wednesday, November 20, Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers will stop by WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast at about noon to play some of the tunes from their brand new release, Rural Valley Melodies: Old Time Music of SW Pennsylvania, on the air!

Listeners loved the great tunes and interesting conversation they heard the last time Mark and Richard came in to play live.

So tune in to 88.3 FM Pittsburgh at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday for Whiskey Before Breakfast, then hear Mark’s fiddle and Richard’s banjo and some great traditional music from southwestern PA at noon.

As always, the program will also be streaming from this very website.


Ken Stringfellow Live on WRCT: Tuesday 9/24

WRCT is welcoming Ken Stringfellow to our studios Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Ken was a founding member of The Posies in the 1980s. In 1993, Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens recruited Ken to play bass when they re-formed Big Star, and they performed together until 2010. He has also toured and recorded with R.E.M., Neil Young, Mercury Rev, Ringo Star, and others.

Ken’s 2019 tour has focused on intimate venues, where he’s been playing much of his 2001 solo album, Touched, and performing fan favorites from the across his musical career.

He will be performing at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 24 at the Bantha Tea Bar in Garfield. That’s right, Ken will chat with WRCT’s The Mockster and play a few live tracks for the WRCT listening audience just before he heads over to the show.

Don’t miss the excitement! Tune in to 88.3 FM Pittsburgh at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday or stream the set from this very website!


Ernie Hawkins & Clint Hoover, Live on Wednesday

You heard them play live on this week’s The Saturday Light Brigade, but Ernie Hawkins and Clint Hoover are returning to WRCT on Wednesday, September 18 at about 11:15 a.m. to play live on Whiskey Before Breakfast!

Ernie and Clint will be playin’ the blues for us and chatting with Mandorichard about their September 21 concert at UU Songspace, in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh. Ernie is an ace in a variety of guitar styles, and Clint is a harp wizard who loves to play the blues and jazz but also explores exotic new music. It’s gonna be fun!

All happening right here at 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!


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