with Jimmy Adler Band
presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Friday, May 3, 2019
May 2019 marks the 118th anniversary of our beautiful building’s opening to the public. The Library & Music Hall was a gift to the borough from Andrew Carnegie himself. To mark the occasion, we’re bringing back the blues with Jimmy Adler Band.
With 4 CDs to his credit, Pittsburgh-based blues guitarist and singer, Jimmy Adler has recorded many original songs that are steeped in the traditions of Chicago Blues, West-Coast Jazzy Jump, and other Americana traditions. His style is described as straight-ahead blues guitar – a blend of clean fat tones and raunchy slide guitar. “Adler’s songs are superbly built … with frightening slide guitar effectiveness” (Blues & Co. Magazine, France).
His latest CD, Grease Alley is a gritty, soulful recording featuring songs in a variety of styles ranging from swampy to swing. Blues Revue Magazine describes his style as “Guaranteed excitement for fans of straight-ahead blues guitar.” He brings forth a variety of flavors that will satisfy the blues lover and whet the appetite of those new to the genre.
Doors open at 6:30 pm || Show begins at 7:30 pm
$20 at the door
$5 youth 12 & under