Rust Belt Blues

by Rick Malis

Released 2016
Sugar Babe Records
Released 2016
Sugar Babe Records
Another fine collection of original songs by the veteran roots musician that dig deep into the past and present of America's fading rustbelt.

Heartbreak Town

by Rick Malis

Released 2012
Sugar Babe Records
Released 2012
Sugar Babe Records

The Best of the Dog Run Boys

by The Dog Run Boys

Released 2011
Sugar Babe Records
Released 2011
Sugar Babe Records
Best song collection Pittsburgh's modern bluegrass band, The Dog Run Boys who performed from 1979 to 2000. The Dog Run Boys recorded 3 critically acclaimed studio albums with an emphasis on a original material and an original modern sound.
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This collection is culled from three studio albums and one live in the studio album recorded from 1980 to 1997. Three of the original members, Rick Malis, Don Shean and Bernie Cunningham remained members of The Dog Run Boys during this time. On of their songs, "Blue Ridge" , written by Rick and original Dog Run Boy, Bob Artis was the title cut of Jonathan Edwards collaborative recording with The Seldom Scene and has become a modern bluegrass …
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Blue and Brokenhearted

by Rick Malis

Released 2008
Sugar Babe Records
Released 2008
Sugar Babe Records
Wide range of Americana singer songwriter from neo-traditional Bakersfield influenced country to progressive folk.
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More great songs from Pittsburgh-based singer songwriter, Rick Malis known for his work as lead man for The Mavens, The Dog Run Boys and solo work.

Blue and Brokenhearted

by Rick Malis

Released 2006
Sugar Babe Records
Released 2006
Sugar Babe Records
Eclectic mix of original neo-traditional country, western swing, bluegrass and progressive folk music.
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During the last few years, veteran singer-songwriter Rick Malis has been spending most of his time honky-tonkin’ with Pittsburgh’s favorite neo-traditional country and western swing band, The Mavens. This new collection of original tunes shows that time has been well spent. It’s got plenty of swing, shuffle and twang and songs that sound both fresh and classic.

But it’s more than that. It’s a fusion of the Americana paths that Rick’…
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Solo

by Rick Malis

Released 2000
Sugar Babe Records
Released 2000
Sugar Babe Records
Progressive folk music ranging from Americana to blues and folk/jazz beautifully produced and arranged by West Coast Composer/Producer Michael Bross.
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Fist solo recording by Pittsburgh-based Americana roots musician Rick Malis featuring his eclectic singer songwriting which brings together his talent for song craftsmanship and his wide, eclectic folk, blues, neo-traditional country, bluegrass and jazz musical influences.

The Mavens

by The Mavens

Released 2007
Sugar Babe Recods
Released 2007
Sugar Babe Recods
The Pittsburgh-based Mavens play an authentic and original form of honky-tonk, neo-traditional country, western-swing and roots rock music. The Mavens feature stellar singing, songwriting and musicanship which make them one of the most popular bands...
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The Mavens got together in 2002 to create an original band that drew heavily from their major influences that include 40s western swing, 50s classic country, 60s retro-pop, 70s country rock and contemporary roots twang and rock.

The Mavens first studio recording features 8 originals songs and fresh covers of "Invitation to the Blues", "Riding My Thumb to Mexico" and "Different Drum".

The Mavens have played major festivals including the Johnstown Folk Festival, The Three Rivers Arts …
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