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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Love Cannon
Thursday, March 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Benedum Center
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce that Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass is bringing their anything-but-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites to Pittsburgh. Shaking up the legacy of the celebrated rock band, the concert will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center. Tickets are on sale now.
Keller’s Grateful Grass delivers loose interpretations of Grateful Dead favorites done in a bluegrass style. Grateful Grass often times has a rotating lineup and, in the past, has included collaborations with The Keels, Keith Moseley, Jeff Austin, Michael Kang, Reed Mathis, Bill Nershi, Allie Kral, Vince Herman, Sam Grisman, and The Infamous Stringdusters. This time, Grateful Grass features Love Canon, whose seasoned, virtuosic string players are known for bringing acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80s and 90s.
With a prolific career spanning 24 studio albums, Keller Williams is an artistic force who has a penchant for collaboration and innovation. Following the release of his entirely instrumental album Sans in 2018, and his latest album, Add (out May 31), Williams recently announced his third Keller & The Keels album, Speed, which finds the trio putting the bluegrass treatment on popular songs by celebrated artists including The Doors, Kacey Musgraves, Fiona Apple and Weezer, as well as two original tracks. The Bluegrass Situation has declared “Williams inhabits an equal parts entrancing and perplexing center of a Venn diagram that includes… bluegrass, jamgrass, musical humourism, satire, and instrumental prowess that combines flatpicking sensibility with Phil Keaggy-style ingenuity.”
Keller Williams' unpredictable live shows and ability to seamlessly transition between genres has garnered a large and loyal cult following as well as praise from press including Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Relix, Paste Magazine, Acoustic Guitar and more. He has toured with bands such as The String Cheese Incident, Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Rhythm Devils and Umphrey's McGee, as well as his various and eclectic side projects. Williams' latest Tom Petty-inspired project, PettyGrass, finds him performing select covers in a rollicking bluegrass style.
Regular tickets start at $30 and are available for purchase at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at TrustArts.org, or by phone at (412) 456-6666. Tickets for groups of 10 people or more are available at a discounted price. Visit TrustArts.org/GroupSales to learn more.
The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series features an exceptional season of dazzling area premieres, returning favorites, and one-of-a-kind performances for all ages. Featuring music, dance, comedy, theater and everything in between, the Series brings an array of national and international award-winning performers to the Cultural Trust’s unique stages. Cohen & Grigsby has been the presenting sponsor of the Trust Presents Series since the 2008-2009 season. TrustArts.org
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust maintains a Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.