The volunteers that produce SummerSounds welcome you to the 23rd season of 13 evenings of great music; sometimes familiar and comforting, sometimes new and exciting. This free concert series is a gift that has made a positive impact on our region and won a national reputation for excellence! Skilled musicians from across the world are here to entertain you in the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere of beautiful St. Clair Park in Greensburg’s growing cultural district. Join us on August 18 for Start Making Sense!
Talking Heads Tribute
In the late 1970s, Scottish-American singer-songwriter David Byrne took advantage of the artistic freedom available in New York City’s burgeoning New Wave movement and pioneered a sound that mixed punk, funk, art rock and world music. Talking Heads were among the first bands to understand the possibilities of the emerging music medium MTV, using it to become one of the most important bands of the early 1980s.
Forty years later, Talking Heads’ sound is the same as it ever was and Byrne’s songs are celebrated by Start Making Sense, a Talking Heads tribute band from Bethlehem, Pa.
Including songs spanning Talking Heads’ entire career and some solo work by Byrne, Start Making Sense suggests the vibe of the band’s legendary live shows. Lead singer and guitarist Jon Braun has a lock on Byrne’s look and mannerisms. Close your eyes and the wide open Robertshaw Amphitheater almost becomes the cramped CBGB’s of the early ‘80s and you are there to see it all happening again.