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Pittsburgh, PA
Distelfink is my take on current day Pennsylvania German music. The sound combines folk, country and early jazz, set to a dance groove, and with lyrical content about traveling, happy memories, my farming experiences, the people and places in my life, playing sports, and love. The Distelfink is a bird commonly found in PA Dutch folk art, and is a symbol for happiness and good fortune. Through my music I want to connect with you in real and meaningful ways and be a part of the soundtrack to your life. Some songs are joyful, some explore everyday emotions, and sometimes it's just about giving you something to dance to. Come see me at the festival. If you want to talk about booking let's do that. If you're a musician and you are interested in collaborating with me, let me know when you're playing next. I love to get out and support the community! You can hear all my 2019 EPs at distelfink1.bandcamp.com.