July 2, 2022


The Accomplished Art Purveyors

Openers for Stones to perform at Hartwood’s Maple House Music + Arts Festival

A community band that has opened for none other than the Rolling Stones is scheduled for the inaugural Maple Dwelling Audio + Arts Pageant on Could 21 at Hartwood Acres Park, positioned in Hampton and Indiana townships.

The Pittsburgh-based mostly Ghost Hounds performed as a distinctive visitor of history’s longest-tenured rock band.

“That’s as awesome as it will get, to open for the Stones,” explained Ghost Hounds guitarist Johnny Baab, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native. “It was a good deal of enjoyable, for guaranteed. The Stones lovers had been variety to us. We experienced 45 minutes to make an impact on them.”

The Ghost Hounds did eight shows with the Rolling Stones, such as the No Filter Tour on Oct. 4 at Heinz Field prior to a group of 50,000, immediately after the authentic 2020 date had to be rescheduled since of the pandemic.

“There is almost nothing like interacting with the crowd in a reside occasion,” stated keyboard participant Joe Munroe of Monaca. “There are loads of virtual platforms to perform on, but to be component of evenings like when the Stones appear out on phase, no on line demonstrate can review to that.”

That’s why the Ghost Hounds wanted to be component of the Maple Property New music + Arts Pageant.

There will be two phases, the Maple Residence Phase and Gibson Stage. The Ghost Hounds will perform at 7:45 p.m. on the previous. Other artists involve The Vics, Adia Victoria, Welshly Arms, Ripe, Elle King, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. On the Gibson phase will be Massive Sam’s Funky Nation, Eric Gales, Joseph, Noah Kahan, Lake Street Dive and Black Pumas.

Audio starts at 11:15 a.m.

Tickets are $59 for grown ups and $29 for young children ages 3-10. VIP passes are accessible. The festival will showcase artwork, activities and food stuff.

Proceeds from the just one-day occasion will benefit Allegheny County parks.

The event will mark Baab’s 1st time doing at Hartwood Acres.

“I can’t wait,” he explained.” I approach to shell out the entire day there.”

Customers of the Ghost Hounds describe themselves as a “ rockin’ blues band.”

They have a new album, “You Broke Me,” with 9 tunes, which includes, “Baby We’re Through” and “Smokestack Lightning.“

Baab and Munroe reported the band has a cohesiveness that extends off stage.

“We dangle out with every other,” Baab claimed. “We are like relatives.”

The chief of the lyric producing is billionaire businessman, entrepreneur, movie producer — and guitarist — Thomas Tull of Edgeworth, who established the Ghost Hounds with Baab.

Tre’ Nation is the lead vocalist. Bennett Miller is on bass and Blaise Lanzetta on drums.

Munroe claimed he enjoys the tunes the Ghost Hounds complete for the reason that it reminds him of tunes from his younger years.

“It is significant to have your own id as a band,” he claimed. “We like executing our have audio.”

The title Ghost Hounds was influenced by the legend of 1930s Robert Johnson, who supposedly marketed his soul to the devil in exchange for his ability to participate in guitar and sing, and he composed the normally-protected “Hellhound On My Trail,” together with what inevitably became the blues-rock standard “Crossroads.”

The Ghost Hounds unleashed their comprehensive-length debut, “Roses Are Black,” in 2019. Their single “Bad News” appeared in the film adaptation of “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Acquiring acclaim from Billboard, American Songwriter and far more, the group sharpened its signature type on their next entire-size giving, “A Small Calamity” on Maple Property Records, led by singles “Between Me and The Devil” and “Good Previous Times,” which they performed although opening for the Stones.

The Rolling Stones aren’t the only very well-recognized musicians to lover with the Ghost Hounds. The band has been an opening act for fellow Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame inductees Bob Seger and ZZ Major.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Evaluation personnel writer. You can get hold of JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or by using Twitter .