Friday, April 22, 2011

Hey friends,

Thank you so much for being the beautiful people you are! It is an honor to live in this world and know that you are out there and I can sing to you and you will like it..... It's really all I have ever wanted. I may not be rich in dollars or gold, but in spirit and love I feel like I won every level and got every super jackpot on every pinball I have ever played.

TONIGHT, Friday April 22, 2011 our region is blessed with the incoming of one of the greatest divas of them all, the Toughest Girl Alive herself, Candye Kane! I met her years ago when I opened up for her at Club Cafe and then toured briefly with her in California and Arizona with the Fat Bottomed Girl Burlesque Review in 2005. She has received many accolades and awards as a blues singer since and has even produced a musical about her life called the "The Toughest Girl Alive". She is an incredible singer and a beautiful performer, we are blessed to have her talents travel through our region. Please come on out, it will be an amazing night!

Show time is 9 pm and Moondogs is located at 378 Freeport Rd, Blawnox, PA 15238. Phone at the club is 412-848-2040. I will be singing with Carlos Peña, Ralphie Crewe and Miguel Sague III of Guaracha Latin Dance Band!

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The following evening on Saturday April 23, 2011, I am singing downtown, in the heart of the cultural district at one of Pittsburgh's newest and tastiest clubs....... NOLA on the Square! Join us in a beautiful evening of music, jazz in English, Spanish and of course French at this beautiful restaurant, a New Orleans Jazz Brasserie located on beautifully renovated Market Square. A breathtaking transformation of the storied 1902 Landmark Tavern, a Nouveau Creole menu by Executive Chef Andrew Hebson, Bourbon Street cocktails, live jazz and blues music at least twice a week all contribute to that Big Easy vibe. You'll love our Patio seating on Market Square and the convenience of valet parking. Stroll by and come see us at Nola On The Square! I will be singing with Carlos Peña, Ralphie Crewe and George Jones!

Show time is 9 pm - 12 am The cover is a $5 voluntary donation, 100% of the proceeds benefiting, MAKE IT RIGHT "helping to rebuild New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward" and THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION GULF OIL SPILL RECOVERY FUND.
(Donation Recipient is Customer's Choice)
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And in closing, to recap from last week, we raised almost $1000 for the Tsunami Benefit for the International Medical Corps at the Shadow Lounge! Thank you to those of you who came to support and to perform, we had a most magical evening. I captured the show on video, so I hope to get a little time to edit and post some of those incredible performances. Blessings upon you and much love. Next week I am emceeing the Bridge City Bombshells show at Belvedere's on Friday and singing with Miguel and Carlos at the Christine Frechard Gallery on Saturday from 7:30 - 9:30 pm, more info soon.

Quick reminder, do YOU have your copy of Formula 412's new album "Reality Show"? I am on it! The track is #9 and the song title is "One Hit Wonderfool" and I am very pleased about it.

Find more FORMULA412 albums at Myspace Music
 More info and where you can listen and order:
The group is amazing, I have known the musicians a loooong time and really am quite honored to be included.

Be well, I hope to see you this weekend.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tsunami Benefit @ Shadow Lounge & more!

It's raining, it's pouring and Pittsburgh's never boring..... And to  prove it I say unto you thus, I have 2 gigs you could come to this  weekend, 2 next week and you can even hear me on the radio......

To help promote the following event, Randy Baumann of WDVE has kindly  invited me to sing on the radio tomorrow, Thursday April 14, 2011 at 9:45 am! Singing with me will be Miguel Sague III and Izzy Arlet on guitar. Tune in for the Randy Baumann show on 102.5 on your FM dial in the Pittsburgh area tomorrow at 9:45 to hear us sing and promote the Tsunami benefit!

First on this weekends order of business please check out the benefit my sister Beth Kivowitz, Geña and I put together an awesome show to benefit the International Medical Corp's relief work in Japan and we'd be honored to see you this Friday at the Shadow Lounge.

Friday, April 15th 2011
Pittsburgh Artists Rally to Raise $$$ for the Tragedy in Japan
Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., E. Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 363-8277

Doors open at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm, 18 & older, $10 entrance fee
($5 extra to compete in video game competition)
Proceeds to benefit the International Medical Corp's efforts in Japan,
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Performers include: 
Phat Man Dee with Miguel Sague III & Carlos Peña, Geña y Peña, Gene Stovall, Onya Grounz, Christina Springer, BenShannon, Daryl Fleming, Amoeba Knievel, Alba Flamenca, Barb York, Musuhallpa, Lady Elizabeth Couteau of Bridge City Bombshells, Ivivi Mori (Dj Soy Sos & Geña), Abafasi, Christine Andrews of Zafira, Emay and Erin (fire dancers).

The following day on Saturday April 16, 2011 I am singing at the
Backstage Bar with Miguel Sague III and Carlos Peña from 5 to 7 pm.
655 Penn Ave, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA
All ages, light menu, delicious cocktails and me with 2 of my favoritist musicians ever!

Later that night you may catch me at the Formula 412 cd release party at Mr Small's Funhouse in Milvale. I did a guest back up vocal behind  one of Mr Masai Turner's fabulous and inspired rhymes, the track is "One Hit Wonderful".
To see their recent music videos check them out on youtube:

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This just in: April 22 I am opening up for one of America's greatest blues treasures, Candye Kane at Moondogs in Blawnox!

And also next week I am making an appearance at Pittsburgh's newest jazz  club, NOLA on the Square!  
Saturday April 23, 2011 from 8 pm to midnight I am singing with Carlos Peña, Ralphie Crewe and George Jones at 24 Market Square, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA! $5 donation to get in is voluntary and all proceeds go to help rebuild the 9th ward in New Orleans.

And for this week's digital offerings I would like to hip you to the  fact that very shortly I will have online a new song by Poogie Bell and myself called "Tokyo on a Sunday" I will let you know as soon as it is online, all proceed of the song for one year will go to help Tsunami victims. I will be debuting it on Fri night at the Shadow Lounge benefit show. It features Bobby Sparks (keys) Tony DePaolis (bass) and Chris Parker (guitar) and was produced by Dana Cannone atChurch Recording Studios. I will send a link as soon as it is active.

And a free offering from myself and Teresa Foley of PittsburghFilmmakers and Locally Toned! You too can have a Phat Man Dee ringtone, I recorded an improv scat version of the melody of Torch of Blue and it is now available as a free ringtone! For more info on this fascinating project and to get me on your phone visit:

Love and light!