From the Lamplight
Between Liberties rocketed onto the scene in Pittsburgh late in 2007, quickly garnering a dedicated underground following. An energetic trio of performing musicians, Between Liberties writes vivid original music about lives we all may have lived. The name of this group is a measure of location: with Jason living near West Liberty and Emay near East Liberty, they found each other in Pittsburgh, and hence Between Liberties. A trio of songwriters, BL collaborates to write about creative, socio-economic, political, and personal liberties. Subjects of Between Liberties songs run the gamut from the mundane to the magical, from everyday routines to passionate narratives of memorable moments. They have performed on some of Pittsburgh's most prestigious stages (Club Café, The Rex Theater, Pepsi Roadhouse, Your Inner Vagabond), Colleges (Carnegie Mellon University, UPitt), at music festivals (Slippery Rock's Kaleidoscope festival, Harrisburg's Millennium Showcase), on radio (WPTS Pittsbugh, WCCS Indiana), and at political rallies (gObama!). Between Liberties has shared a stage with a wide spectrum of performers, including Erik Mongrain (Quebec), Phat Man Dee (PA/NYC), Ishtar (PA), Anna Vogelzang (IL), Buddy Nutt (PA), The Jumpin' Jesus Christers (GA), and Electric Ladies (VA). They have recently returned from their first tour, which took them through Washington, DC, Virginia, Georgia, and Tennessee. Many live recordings are in circulation, and in the spirit of free trade, the band would encourage you to share the music you love. Their debut album, 'From the Lamplight', was released in February, 2009, to a full house at Pittsburgh's Club Cafe.