Drive about 20 miles in any direction from Pittsburgh and you might as well be in Kentucky. So the brand of Southern rock Ellwood City band The Sparrows plays doesn’t really feel inauthentic.
This week's MP3 Monday comes from their album Back in Red. The track "Hitchhiker" is reminiscent of Dylan's "rock phase" with some loosely unison Grateful Dead-esque vocals, and tells the story of some wispy leather-clad biker chick rollin' into town and stealing our rock'n roll hero's heart.
The Sparrows will head into the city on Sept. 11 to perform in the SouthSide Works Summer Unwind Concert Series.