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I've been sitting here trying to think of some words of wisdom to
impart to the younger musicians. The ones that would pay attention,
already are. There ain't many of them...but they are there. AND
they're paying attention to what us old farts do and say.

So I'll try to not come across like a cranky uncle, but I can't make
any promises.

Read more: An Open Letter To My Fellow Aging Musicians by Memphis Mike

be taylorThe sudden passing of Pittsburgh music icon B.E. Taylor has shocked the entire city.
 
Taylor was a much loved and respected member of the original wave of Pittsburgh rockers, gaining fame for his hit song, "Vitamin L" and sharing the spotlight with many of Pittsburgh's top musicians over the years.
 
But even more, Taylor was known for his extremely popular annual Christmas shows, featuring the best of our area talent in a celebration that brought joy to everyone involved.
 
And that is perhaps his greatest achievement: He brought people together through his music.
 
Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
 

eastend

East End bassist Robbie Perrone is a great player and an all-around cool dude. He has played in many working bands over the past decade. We talked to him about his current band, East End.

Read more: Interview: East End Bassist Robbie Perrone

AcoustiCafe: Welcome to the Funhouse

by Amber Bamber

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As a songwriter, I've always stressed the importance of open stages, jam nights and open mic nights for artistic growth. You get the opportunity to meet like minded people that you can bounce ideas off of. You get an opportunity to hone your stage presence.
You'll meet people to start bands or work on projects with.

Its like the fun part of school, where the usual curriculum is interrupted and you get a chance to just have fun and let loose with your classmates.  A home away from home, with brothers and sisters to share your hobbies, interests, and experiences with.

Read more: AcoustiCafe: Welcome to the Funhouse

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