Get Hip Recordings presents a night of country-tinged storytelling with two veteran singer-songwriters and giant musicians and performers: Dan Stuart of Green On Red and Tom Heyman.
Doors open at 8 and music starts at 8:30 on July 3 at Get Hip, 1800 Columbus Ave., North Side.
Stuart is a veteran singer-songwriter and alt-country pioneer who is touring worldwide in support of his latest album, “The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings,” a dark and compelling release in which Stuart masterly recounts the latest obscure tales of his alter ego, Marlowe Billings.
Backing Stuart and also performing solo is Heyman. Opening the show with a short set from his solo album is Pittsburgh’s own Chet Vincent.
A founding member of Green on Red and Danny & Dusty in the 1980s, Stuart left the music business in 1995 for a decade and a half. His comeback solo record in 2012 has the same title as his 2014 fictional memoir: “The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings,” both available through Cadiz Music, London.
That was followed by “Marlowe’s Revenge,” recorded with Mexico City’s Twin Tones and released in 2016 through Cadiz Music in Europe and on Fluff & Gravy Records in North America. The last of the trilogy, “The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings,” was released in the fall of 2018 along with a novel of the same name.
Heyman is a familiar artist at the Get Hip house, as he got his start in Philadelphia’s Go To Blazes in the late ’80s, a band that released a single on the Get Hip label and its debut album on former Get Hip partner label Skyclad Records. Now based in San Francisco, Heyman is an accomplished singer-songwriter and in-demand sideman, performing with the likes of Chuck Prophet, John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Sonny Smith and Hiss Golden Messenger.
With his latest solo album, “Show Business, Baby,” Heyman turns up the reverb and lets himself get loose, shuffling out of mythical saw-dusted barrooms and squinting into the California sunlight.
Vincent plays in the bands The Big Bend, Birdwatcher and Molly Alphabet. His solo album, “Where the Earth Opens Wide,” is on Misra Records.
Admission to the all-ages event is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Presale tickets are available now on Eventbrite.
Other shows scheduled at Get Hip, which is owned by Mt. Lebanon residents Gregg Kostelich, lead guitarist of the Cynics, and his wife, Barbara Garcia-Bernardo:
- Aug. 5 – Ritual Howls, Bring Her, Death Instinct
- Aug. 10 – Horror on the Northside: Leprosy, Irukandji and more
- Aug. 17 – the Cynics and the Big Bend
- Aug. 18 – the Cynics and the Cheats
For more information, visit www.gethip.com/site.