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Out of the Darkness – A Suicide Awareness Benefit Concert

Did you know that one person dies from suicide every 40 seconds? There is probably a good chance that someone you know has been impacted by this tragedy. It’s predicted that by the end of 2020, this number will increase to a person every 20 seconds.

This concert at the Spirit in Pittsburgh was to raise awareness about this rising epidemic. These five talented groups of artists entertained the crowd with their diverse styles of music.

There were five acts which included a band, Guidon Bear, that traveled all the way from Olympia, Washington comic book in hand. Their music was interspersed with readings from their comic book. Be sure to check out their comic book!

All the other performers were from the Pittsburgh area. Their selection of music provided something for everyone; The Long Hunt, Old Game, Carrie Collins Music, and Debbie Wilkinson.

If you weren’t able to make this show, three of the five acts will be playing at the Deutschtown music festival. If you enjoy the musical style of bands like the Doors, check out The Long Hunt . If you are more of a dark grunge fan, then you will probably like Old Game. Finally Carrie Collins is an Indie acoustic singer/songwriter whose music had me spellbound. Personally I’m hoping to check out all three of them.

Debbie Wilkinson, who worked for the benefit sponsoring organization, performed her set on the keyboard with her son on bass for a few songs. Listening to her was like having an intimate show in your living room.


Photography by Craig Ferry



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