WYEPs Singer-Songwriter Competition for area musicians took place during the summer at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Saturday Night Market in Market Square. “This competition is an example of WYEP’s commitment to supporting and engaging with area musicians,” said GM Abby Goldstein. “Pittsburgh has a wealth of creative and talented songwriters who are writing and performing original music. This is a perfect opportunity to get them in front of an audience and reward them for their hard work...”
The competition was judged by WYEP on-air hosts.
Jamie began her music career as a singer-songwriter in Austin, Texas while attending the University of Texas. She writes, “this gift of music has taken me on a journey beyond my imagination. It has given me a medium through which I can express my inner windings of thoughts, emotions, and spirit. It has helped me connect with some of the lovely people whom I get to call friends and countless others who are moved by the nature of my art. To share this gift is one of my greatest pleasures. I hope it continues to give back.” Jamie has recorded an acoustic CD, "People", and is working on a new EP right now. In addition to her career as a musician, Jamie is also working as a Certified Peer Specialist, Essentrics Instructor, and Music Together Teacher. Through all of her work, Jamie seeks to promote wellness and community. | WEBSITE
It has been 6 years since Jake Polcha last lived in Pittsburgh. He has returned to the Steel City from Brooklyn, NY following several nomadic years where he wrote songs by day and played for tips at night. He is actively seeking local musicians and engineers for his new project. | WEBSITE
Dan Styslinger is a Pittsburgh-based multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, producer, podcast host, and educator. Since 2008, he has taught hundreds of students instruments ranging from guitar, bass, piano, and trumpet as well as music theory and composition. An active member of the Pittsburgh music scene, Dan has performed as a solo artists as well as with the bands Delicious Pastries, Seedy Players, Anello, Southside American, and The Mutiny. In addition to performing, Dan has worked as a session musician on recordings with Black Tie Revue, Metacara, The Local as well as performing and producing with the band Seedy Players. In 2015, Styslinger created the podcast “Notable Music“ which features one-on-one interviews with Pittsburgh musicians. Pittsburgh City Paper raves “Dan Styslinger’s name is becoming synonymous with solid pop music” and independent music publication Sound Scene Express raves “The attention to detail is astounding. The sound positively glistens as it unfurls ever so gradually.” With an ever growing catalog of original compositions, Dan Styslinger continues to push musical boundaries and champion Pittsburgh music. | WEBSITE