new songs pageant brings stellar lineup

HAMPTON TWP. − When he is not on phase that working day firing off intense guitar licks, Johnny Baab options to be a spectator at the Maple Property Music + Arts Festival, a to start with-time event Could 21 at Hartwood Acres.

“I will be elbowing my way to the front row” said Baab, guide guitarist for Pittsburgh’s bluesy-rock band Ghost Hounds, the host band for a pageant that brings nationally acclaimed functions the Black Pumas, Lake Street Dive, Elle King and headliners Jason Isbell + The 400 Device to the Allegheny County park.

It can be a 1-off occasion curated for western Pennsylvania.

“We’re quite enthusiastic to host this in Pittsburgh,” Baab reported. “Our team did an astounding occupation, and I’m seeking forward to a good lineup and a great working day. “We have to have a hometown bash to kick the pandemic blues absent.”