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Opus One Productions & Keystone Artist Connect Present

Ameri-kinda: A Night of Music Influenced by the Wide World of Americana

Friday, August 25th at 7:00 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM)

$12 Advanced, $15 Door - All Ages

Featuring: Low Gap, Bonnie & the Mere Mortals, Woodland Creatures, and Dan Getkin & the Twelve Six

This one-of-a-kind event (organized by Hannah McGovern of Woodland Creatures) features music from across the Americana spectrum. Each musician/group brings different flavors to the show including the classic Americana sounds (country, folk, bluegrass, and roots) and some unexpected twists (rock, new wave, garage-pop, indie, soft rock, etc.). Learn more about the artists below and how they are "Ameri-kinda."

Bonnie & the Mere Mortals: a Southern Gothic outfit blending Americana with synthwave and shoegaze. Blog "Bored In Pittsburgh" described their 2019 Deutschtown performance as "either the rootsiest shoegaze show ever or the haziest bluegrass show ever."

Learn more at www.bonnieandthemeremortals.com.

Brothers Gus and Phin Johnson are only 18 and 16, respectively, but are already making an impact with their authentic writing and catchy tunes. With roots in Eastern Kentucky and Southeastern Ohio, Gus and Phin grew up listening to Bluegrass and Americana music. That, combined with Folk, Country and Classic and Southern Rock, create the unique tone that has become the signature sound of the duo. Learn more at lowgap.band.

Dan Getkin & the Twelve Six is an alt-country outfit from the Steel City. Named for a type of curveball that can buckle a man at the knees, the band careens from full-tilt rock anthems to delicate, narrative-driven balladry and back around. Dan's hook-laden, thoughtful songs belie influences ranging from Kathleen Edwards and Wilco to Motown-era R’n’B and classic country.

Learn more at www.dangetkin.com.

Woodland Creatures was once described as the band "Heart," but with fiddle. Their original songs are carefully arranged to showcase the beauty and power of their harmonizing vocalists, and the virtuosic talent of their fiddle and lead guitarist. While their songs are influenced by a variety of musical genres, they are all tied together with rootsy vocals and unique instrumentation.

Learn more at www.woodlandcreaturesband.com.

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Read about "Ameri-kinda" in a write-up by Annette Bassett in Next Pittsburgh.

"The (quite successful) Americana musician Todd Snider has joked that Americana is really “unsuccessful country music,” which is more an indictment of mainstream country than of Americana music. The label, admittedly amorphous, can cover bluegrass, folk, classic country and “roots” (another amorphous term). Ameri-kinda, a show organized by Hannah McGovern of Woodland Creatures and set for Aug. 25 at Mr. Smalls, takes that broad definition even further." 

Read the full article at https://nextpittsburgh.com/arts-entertainment/august-concerts-in-pittsburgh-range-punk-to-americana/.

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