R Bar Dormont – “On the Corner of Blues & Rock n’ Roll!”
(No Cover Charge Ever!)
Thanks for visiting R Bar Dormont! Pittsburgh’s “coolest and friendliest live rock and blues music bar”. As music lovers, we’re thrilled we get to share Pittsburgh best live rock and blues bands the area has to offer!
We have weekly blues and rock bands on Saturdays, an Open Stage on Wednesdays with Craig King hosting and a Sunday Service Jam with Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars. All are welcome to stop on by and join in on the fun! We’re open 365 days a year and hoping to see you soon!
Gary, Debi & Rachel Hodill
R Bar Dormont, Pittsburgh’s Friendliest Rock & Blues Bar
Pittsburgh’s Premier Classic Rock Cover band. Longevity might be an understatement to explain the life of one of Pittsburgh’s oldest performing rock legends. For over a period of Forty Four years Mr. Bill Ali (pronounced Bill AL-EYE) has been capturing the hearts and souls of many unsuspecting nightclub owners and fans! Former front man of the ever popular Toast Band one of Pittsburgh’s longest running great rock bands for over 36 years. Bill teamed up with Matt Barranti vocals/ electric guitar one of only ten guitarists in the entire U.S.A to be invited to perform at The Sliders Ball in Macon Georgia, Matt’s work on the bottle neck is a sight to be seen and heard!
Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 9:30 PM!
Wil E. Tri and the Bluescasters
What’s Up My Man?
Wil E. Tri has been steadily laying down the blues as a leader and sideman since the 1970s. When he wasn’t doing that, he ran (and still runs) the stage crew for the majority of shows that passed through Pittsburgh, and these days, through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. He has also been credited in several Hollywood movies, most notably, The Mothman Prophecies (2002). All that aside, my man just loves to play the blues!
Bluesman Wil E. Tri is the premiere blues player in the Pittsburgh Area.
Heavily steeped in the tradition of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf and Big Golden Wheeler, Wil delivers razor sharp blues harmonica over one of the hardest driving bands in the industry.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:30 PM!
In addition to being a tavern mogul, Gary is also the lead singer and guitar player in Pittsburgh’s most fun classic rock band called “Rock-It”.
His band mates are: Dan Wilt – Bass ~ Pat Rush – Drums and vocals Craig Stolar – Lead guitar, vocals and keyboard. The band appears at the R Bar from time to time so keep checking the R Bar’s band schedule page on this website, or visit the Rock-It website at rock-itband.com
Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 9:30 PM!
Guitar Zack Misaligned Mind
Misaligned Mind is the passionate, Post Modern Renaissance Rock Spaceship band centered around the ground-breaking guitar and creative talents of Zack Wiesinger. Already notorious around the globe, Zack has garnered national and international attention while single-handedly opening the show for Guitar Legend Steve Vai on his 2006-07 Sound Theories Tour spanning Europe and the U.S. The West Mifflin native had his coming out party at the 2006 IBC in Memphis while taking the coveted “Albert King Award” for most promising guitarist. Not to mention his jaw-dropping performance at the Guitar Center King of The Blues finals in Los Angeles; which had YouTube buzzing for months. After learning the ropes of the music business in LA, Zack returned home to Pittsburgh to regroup and find new inspiration. It was there in the Steel City that he crossed paths with an old friend/musician Jarrod Tracey who was fresh back from several years in Atlanta, GA. Jarrod was looking to get serious in music and upon learning that Zack needed a band, he jumped at the opportunity. Together they found a writing chemistry neither had experienced with any other players in their travels. with a few shifts in the drums department, they finally linked up with old friend David Katonik to spank the percussion noises for the live shows and future recordings… Nino Albanese was brought into the fold for the electric piano and organ sounds. And Misaligned Mind was born….
Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 9:30 PM!
The Cosmic Attack Blues Band
The Cosmic Attack Blues Band likes their Blues Heavy!!! Hendrix, Cream, Allmans, The Faces, Traffic, The Stones, Black Crowes, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa
Influences include heavy blues like Hendrix, Cream, Faces, Allman Brothers, Traffic, Derek and the Dominos, Jeff Beck, The Band, Black Crowes, Johnny Winter…..
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 9:30 PM!
The Jimmy Adler band
“Guaranteed excitement for fans of straight-ahead blues guitar.” Blues Revue Magazine
Playing original blues music that is steeped in the traditions of Chicago Blues, West-Coast Jazzy Jump, and other Americana traditions. Jimmy’s guitar style features a blend of clean fat tones and raunchy slide guitar.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 9:30 PM!
The Three Car Garage Band
Three Car Garage is a guitar driven rock band based in Pittsburgh. It was founded by Tom Lagi in the mid ’90s. There were a few personnel changes early on, the first of which brought drummer Eric Storer into the mix. Then the final change was bringing in bassist Bill Weigand. Both Eric & Bill had worked with Lagi in a former band so they were very familiar with each others playing. This happened in the summer of 1998, and it completed the lineup as it currently stands.
Wednesday Open Jam & Sunday Service Jam
Every Wednesday – 8 PM!
Open Stage Night with Craig King’s Hump Day Band
Featuring Pittsburgh’s talented masters of pop, rock, blues, funk and jazz ready to jam with one and all! Bring your instruments or your voice to get down with us, or just listen and have an incredibly good time with old friends and new.
Our jam sessions keep music lovers, aspiring and accomplished musicians from all around coming back week after week to join in on the fun and we hope to see you too!
You never know what other Pittsburgh blues bar legend may show up to add their talents to the mix to make each Open Stage a unique experience to remember on Hump Day!
Every Sunday – 7 – 10:30 PM!
Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam with Special Guest Every Week!!!
R Bar is pleased to announce a new addition to our weekly band lineup of talented blues and rock music performances!
Billy The Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars will be appearing every Sunday evening with a Special Guest Artist of the week. Spread the word and bring some friends, or make some new ones ready to face the week with a smile on your face!!!
Bio: Billy the Kid won over the Blues Society of Western Pa taking first place honors among the acts at the Blues Challenge in Pittsburgh in 2013 earning them a spot at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Band competed with acts from all over the world in Memphis January 22-25, 2014, earning them the 3rd Place Win among the best blues bands in the world!