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Thu, Apr 18


Pittsburgh Winery @ The Cellar

The Faux Paws w/ Sweaty Already String Band


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The Faux Paws w/ Sweaty Already String Band
The Faux Paws w/ Sweaty Already String Band

Time & Location

Apr 18, 2024, 8:00 PM

Pittsburgh Winery @ The Cellar, 2809 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

About the event

From raging fiddle tunes, to saxophone solos and unrequited  love songs, the music of The Faux Paws would be hard to pin down with standard genre descriptions. The trio’s contagious groove, and feel-good melting pot folk music has been honed over ten years of  playing together, and is the sound of three close friends (two of which  happen to be brothers), who feel a musical kinship that transcends any  stylistic limitations. Now, after nearly a decade of music making, the bi-coastal trio are releasing their self-titled debut album “The Faux  Paws” Brothers Andrew and  Noah VanNorstrand grew up playing  contra dance music with their musician mother in the band Great Bear. Chris Miller grew up in Florida, and he was enamored with bluegrass, and  studied jazz before going on to play with GRAMMY nominated  Cajun-country band The Revelers. Since meeting in 2012, the trio have toured across North America several times, sometimes under the name The Faux Paws, sometimes as part of other larger ensembles. But due to their commitments to other bands and musical projects, the timing was never right to focus on making The Faux Paws a priority.  Instead, they took their time learning about different styles of music from one  another, and finding where their interests and skills could create  unexpected and exciting new sounds. “I love super glossy pop music, and Chris is always pushing more of a jazz influence” says Noah.. “But we all have a strong background in dance music, so almost everything we do has rhythm and groove, and is based around hook and feel”. It may have taken The Faux Paws ten years to make their  debut album, but those years have clearly not gone to waste.  Now, with  an experimental but cohesive vision, the trio brings together seemingly unrelated musical elements into one joyful and distinctive collection,  deeply rooted in the raw humanity of folk dance and music traditions.

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