Pinkney Hall: January Themes

Every Friday morning, tune into Pinkney Hall. During January, you will hear music with the following themes, along with newly released music and music from artists appearing in Pittsburgh. All ​in​ the space of one hour – 9 AM to 10 AM.

January 1 – Artists who passed in 2015. SHOW WILL START AT 10:00!!

January 8 – Balkan Brass Bands and their progeny – PART II.

January 15 – Kenny Joe will be hanging out at the Golden Festival looking for new music to play for you.

January 22 – All Right!!! – Songs of Affirmation.

January 29 – Sweet guitar tunes.

If you have any requests, please call 412-268-9728 during the show.

Interview with Ethan Rafal

Ethan Rafal is a San Francisco-based artist whose new book is called Shock and Awe.

Shock and Awe is a project that unfolded over the course of a twelve-year journey throughout the United States. What resulted is an autobiographical narrative that combines images, short stories, and found objects. Told from the perspective of a young adult coming of age in America in the wake of September 11th, 2001, Rafal addresses the parallels between war abroad and an increasing sense of disillusionment domestically. Rafal’s work falls within the traditions of documentary photography and American traveling artists, and the book itself is a replica of the hand bound journal that he carried with him during his journey.

I was able to speak with Ethan Rafal about the processes that drove the creation of his new book. The following segments aired on WRCT on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

For more information about Ethan and his work, please visit his website at

Ethan is also currently on a book tour. Check out upcoming events and connect with him at

Interview and post by Marcy Held.

Live interview with MaryLeigh Roohan: Tuesday 12/8 at 3pm

Pinkney Hall’s Kenny Joe will be interviewing singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan live at 3 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 8. Roohan will be performing that night at Club Cafe at 8 p.m. More info at

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