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Black Pumas

 

Mr. Smalls Theatre
June 18, 2020 | Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm
Event Details

Sometimes, a mystical, life-changing connection can be closer than you think. In 2017, Grammy Award-winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada had recorded some instrumentals in his Austin studio, and he started looking around for a vocalist—he knew a lot of singers, but he wanted something different.

Meantime, Eric Burton had recently made his way to Texas. Born in the San Fernando Valley, he grew up in church and then got heavily involved in musical theater. He started busking at the Santa Monica pier, where he brought in a few hundred dollars a day and developed his performance skills. Burton traveled through the Western states before deciding to settle down in Austin—setting up his busking spot on a downtown street corner, at 6th Street and Congress, for maximum exposure.

A mutual friend mentioned Burton to Quesada, saying that he was the best singer he had ever heard. The two musicians connected, but Burton took a while to respond (“My friends were like ‘Dude, you’re an idiot, you need to hit that guy back!’ “) Finally, he called Quesada, and started singing to one of the tracks over the phone. “I loved his energy, his vibe, and I knew it would be incredible on record,” he says. “From the moment I heard him on the phone, I was all about it.”

The results of that inauspicious beginning can now be heard on the self-titled debut album from Black Pumas, the group that Quesada and Burton assembled, which has become one of the year’s most anticipated projects.

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We are about 1.2 miles from the event
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About the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville

Set in the historic Washington Education Center building at the base of the 40th Street Bridge, TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a boutique hotel located the center of what TIME and Money Magazines named “The Coolest Neighborhood in America.” Steeped in neighborhood history and adorned with local art, the 108-room hotel is home to two restaurants, Over Eden & Brick Shop, a coffee bar and spectacular rooftop city and neighborhood views, and two distinct event spaces for celebrations and events. TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a local gathering place and a hidden gem destination just 3 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, in the heart of one of the City's most celebrated art, dining, and shopping districts.
 

Call (412) 687-8797 today or
Book Your Reservations Now!
Subject to availability - restrictions apply