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Not your pappy’s bluegrass

Check out our latest write-up. This time in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.  Come out to Bullfrog Brewery on Sunday for a free show and great beer!

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SHELF LIFE STRING BAND ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR

IN SUPPORT OF THEIR RECENT RELEASE “ANOTHER EVENING AND OTHER TALES” WITH STOPS IN JOHNSTOWN, SOMERSET AND WILLIAMSPORT THIS AUGUST

PITTSBURGH, PA — Steel City-based Shelf Life String Band brings their untraditional, high-energy
bluegrass sound east in support of their new LP, Another Evening and Other Tales. Since its release
this spring, the album has been earning praise from the press and receiving regular airplay on both
commercial and listener-supported radio in the Pittsburgh region.

The Five-piece is confirmed to play in Johnstown, PA, at the Art Works Ethnic Arts Center on August 15;
in Somerset, PA, at the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival on August 16; and in Williamsport, PA, at Bullfrog
Brewery on August 17. A current itinerary is below.

Another Evening and Other Tales was written by Joe Dep and Derek Dysart and engineered/mastered
by Nate Campisi (Harlan Twins). The title track, “Another Evening,” kicks off the debut full-length with a
high-energy spirit and lyrics that depict an eager entertainer with an “anything goes” attitude that drives
through the entire album. In tandem with the release, Brandon McCarthy of Rock Bottom Brewery in
Homestead debuted a beer named after the band — Shelf Life India Pale Lager.

Since forming in 2011, the quintet has shared the stage with Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, Pokey
LaFarge, Mac Martin, Gangstagrass, Cabinet, The Felice Brothers, and more. They also had the honor
of performing for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto?s campaign events throughout his election run and were
featured during his inauguration party at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The group hosts a
weekly bluegrass jam, performing for capacity crowds, in Pittsburgh?s historic Deutschtown
neighborhood each Wednesday.

The Shelf Life String Band is Derek Dysart, guitar/vocals; Joe Dep, banjo/vocals; Andy Boehm,
mandolin/vocals; Rocky Youhon, Fiddle/vocals; and Trish Imbrogno, double bass.

Shelf Life String Band summer tour dates:
AUGUST 2 –  OHIOPYLE, PA FALLS CITY PUB
AUGUST 10 – WASHINGTON, PA J&D WINE CELLARS
AUGUST 15 – JOHNSTOWN, PA ART WORKS ETHNIC ARTS CENTER
AUGUST 16 – SOMERSET, PA LAUREL HILL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL (2 SETS)
AUGUST 17 – WILLIAMSPORT, PA BULLFROG BREWERY
AUGUST 29 – GRANVILLE, OH MOE?S ORIGINAL BBQ
AUGUST 30 – MT. VERNON, OH OHIOLINA MUSIC FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 6 – INDIANA, PA NORTHERN APPALACHIAN FOLK FESTIVAL
More information about the band can be found at
www.ShelfLifeStringBand.com
ShelfLifeStringBand.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/ShelfLifeStringBand

Vinegar Creek Constituency with SLSB

April 6th at Howlers Coyote Cafe

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Join us and our friends The Vinegar Creek Constituency from Lancaster, PA, to round out the first weekend on April.

We had the opportunity to play with these guys at Weather Permitting (Shadyside Nursery) last summer, and they’re great!

And, Howler’s secured another keg of that divine Shelf Life India Pale Lager. If you are yearning for a pint, you can get it at this show!

$5 at the door.

Opening the night will be Filthy Dirty.

About the Shelf Life String Band

IMG_9001The Shelf Life String Band had a humble beginning in 2007 as a singer/songwriter guitar duo featuring Derek Dysart and Joe Dep. “The Pittsburgh music scene was lacking in local acoustic string music,” remembers Joe, “and Derek and I started performing as the Shelf Life to revive string music in the city.”

The duo quickly became a trio, adding mandolinist Andy Boehm, and the project evolved to incorporate more of a bluegrass flavor. To accomplish this change, Joe modified his playing, making the switch from six-stringer to the five-string banjo. The trio worked for several years to refine a heady blend of original and traditional material, watching a handful of other musicians join and divorce the project. Unfazed as these musicians came and went, the core Shelf Life continued to pursue gigs at festivals, open mics and parties to get their music out to the masses. It was a successful endeavor.

By 2011 the core Shelf Life had landed themselves a weekly gig at The Park House, a bar/restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood. Now, in addition to one-off gigs, they had a consistent opportunity to fuel the initial conquest… Bringing more attention to string music in Pittsburgh. To keep the crowd interested, they began to incorporate covers of artists one would never hear in the bluegrass style – The Coasters, Pink Floyd, The Meters, Ben E. King, and more.

The Shelf Life had another success on their hands. Bluegrass Night was packed on a weekly basis, and the core strove to build on their successes by moving the trio to a permanent full five-piece ensemble. In 2012, the trio joined forces with violinist Rocky Youhon and bassist Trish Imbrogno, completing the bluegrass outfit now known as the Shelf Life String Band.

“Joe had approached me a few times at shows where we were patrons about coming to play with the Shelf Life at The Park House. But, I hadn’t been to the North Side in years and was a little uneasy to go it alone as a chick with a bass,” says Imbrogno. “When I finally got someone to accompany me one Wednesday, I was hooked. The guys were great players, the songs were challenging, the crowd was awesome, and the bar was a hidden gem in the North Side. I still can’t believe I waited so long! Every week since has been equally as great, and I look forward to the next when the night ends.”

The newly formed five-piece Shelf Life String band immediately began developing their sound, taking on every show possible. Weekly rehearsals lead to additionally weekly engagements and opened the doors to a myriad of high-profile performances. They have shared the stage with Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, Pokey LaFarge, Mac Martin, Gangstagrass and more. The quintet also had the honor of performing for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s campaign at events throughout his election run and was featured during his inauguration party at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

The Shelf Life String Band recently recorded their long-awaited debut LP, “Another Evening and Other Tales,” which will release on March 20, 2014, at Howler’s Coyote Café in Bloomfield. Releasing in tandem with the album will be a new beer brewed by Rock Bottom Brewery and head brewer Brandon McCarthy called “Shelf Life India Pale Lager.”

The Shelf Life String Band is Derek Dysart, guitar/vocals; Joe Dep, banjo/vocals; Andy Boehm, mandolin/vocals; Rocky Youhon, fiddle/vocals; and Trish Imbrogno, double bass.

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Photos available upon request. | Phone: 412.657.0635 | email: shelflifestringband@gmail.com

Upcoming Shows

What:NYE at Moonshadow Cafe
When:Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Where:MoonShadow Cafe
Description:We are totally psyched to ring in 2015 with our friends in Accident, MD! Head down to Wisp for some skiing, then stomp around MoonShadow Cafe with us to welcome the New Year!
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What:Wisp Resort
When:Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Where:
Description:Nurse that NYE hangover then join us for a Friday night of music at Wisp. We had a great time this summer and can't wait to get back and do some indoor pickin'.
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What:Hitchhiker Brewing Company Bluegrass Jam (Pick 'n Brew)
When:Thursday, January 08, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Where:Hitchhiker Brewing
Description:South Hills... you asked for it, we're delivering. Join us for the inaugural first Thursdays bluegrass jam at Hitchhiker Brewing in Mt. Lebanon. We know, it's the 2nd Thursday in January, but we wanted you to be recovered from NYE shenanigans and be able to enjoy their tasty brews (really, they are fabulous... we've had a few!). We welcome pickers to bring an instrument and join us in the 2nd set, or simply bring yourself and listen. The space isn't very large and we encourage you to come early to grab a space. Event is free but donations will be accepted, should the new year find you in the giving spirit :) Bluegrass nights at Hitchhiker will continue every FIRST Thursday in 2015. Stay tuned to their website for upcoming hosts and other details!
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What:Adyn's Dream Benefit
When:Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm
Where:Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina
Description:We met Brian at DelFest Academy and after learning his daughter's story, had to participate in this amazing event. We'll be sharing the evening with another DelFest Academy alumnus... Mitch Hall and Jakob's The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers! Check out Adyn's story here: http://https://www.adynsdream.org/adyns-story/ We can't wait to meet and play for this amazing young woman's event!
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What:Winterfest
When:Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Where:Hosanna House, Inc.
Description:Presented by East End Food Co-op, a fundraiser for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We'll play a set later in the day... Details coming soon! Official event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/589810797831115/
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What:VD with RUMPKE MTN BOYS!
When:Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Where:Rex Theather
Description:Official Event Link (RSVP there, not on our page) - https://www.facebook.com/events/881734615194750/
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What:Millennium Showcase - Brewhouse Grille
When:Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Where:Brewhouse Grille
Description:We are excited to announce that we have been chosen as a featured band for the 19th Annual Millennium Music Conference & Showcase. The conference is centered at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel and Conference Center and performances will be held at 30 additional venues in and around Harrisburg, PA. Catch us for a set of music on Friday at the Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill (just outside of Harrisburg). In addition to our set, we'll be sharing the stage with some amazing musicians from across the country: 9pm Tom Rhodes (Emeryville, CA) 10pm Shelf Life String Band (Pittsburgh, PA) 11pm Tussey Mountain Moonshiners (State College, PA) 12am Runaway Train (Bear, DE) More about the Millennium Music Conference: The conference features two afternoons of music business panels, clinics, workshops, networking, day stages, one-on-one mentoring & demo listening sessions, and industry trade show. In the evenings the event celebrates new music with three nights of showcase performances featuring over 300 original acts at 30 live music venues in and around Harrisburg, PA. Since 1997, this conference & showcase has become one of the premier music events on the East Coast. MMC has educated and showcased thousands of independent acts and artists. Music industry professionals attend as panelists, speakers, mentors, exhibitors and talent scouts to network, do business and share their experience with musicians, registrants and conference attendees. There are also many marketing opportunities available. http://https://www.musicconference.net/music-conference.html
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What:Wisp Resort
When:Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Where:
Description:It's the dead of winter... which is great if you're a skier! Grab the board, hit the slopes for the day, then head in for a good 'ol bluegrass throw down.
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