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Emerging Legends Concert Series

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society have joined together to present The Emerging Legends Concert Series at The Cup & Chaucer, the Hillman Library’s café on the ground floor of the library.

All concerts are free and open to the public!

Ben Hartlage is singing and playing his guitar. However, Ben is mostly out of and the focus has been put more onto the guitar's headstock where the word "Blueridge" is written in a script type font.
Photo: Joe Appel Photography

Ben Hartlage

Friday, November 21, 2014

Noon – 1 pm

Ben has been performing roots-based acoustic music in Pittsburgh for over 15 years. He is currently the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for five-piece acoustic ensemble, The Turpentiners. This is a rare solo performance!

the Squirrel Hillbillies at the Living Room in New York City
Photo: provided by the Squirrel Hillbillies

Squirrel Hillbillies

Friday, January 9, 2015

Noon – 1 pm

From deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh's East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies often emerge to share their eclectic mix of folk, country and blues.

Rabidly social and clawingly curious, they relish opportunities to interact with diverse audiences. They have performed more than 150 shows, including recent appearances at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh and the Leigh Folk Festival in England.

Through a collaborative, nonlinear songwriting process, duo partners Jenny Wolsk Bain and Gary Crouth draw from personal experiences, third-hand stories, and vivid imaginations to craft songs that are unpredictable and quirky yet widely accessible. Their second full-length CD of original music, Goody Shoes, rose to #19 in the national Folk Music Radio Airplay Charts for May 2014, the month after it was released.