Author: Ray Sherman

Nebraska Star Gazing Photos Bortle 1

Brownlee Road Nebraska Night Sky Tree-Stars

It has been a great summer for me and my dark sky quests with my final destination being Valentine, Nebraska. I chose this location because it was the nearest Bortle Class 1 location from Pittsburgh, PA! A mere 2,000 miles

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Cherry Springs-Perseid Meteor Photo

Meteor Milky Way Landscape

Knowing that the 2016 Perseid’s meteor shower at peak time wasn’t looking good in the weather forecast, I decided to take a trip up to Cherry Springs state park a few days ahead of the scheduled outburst on August 11-12.

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Hearts Content Campground Star Gazing

Double shooting stars near Allegheny National Forest

The weather was near perfect for star gazing this Tuesday evening and it happened to be sister Debbie’s birthday! She was off work and up for the trekĀ  north to Warren, PA. We decided on Hearts Content camping area in

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Spruce Knob Night Sky-Day Views

Milky Way at Spruce Knob Mountain 7-10-2016

I first heard about Spruce Knob mountain of West Virginia last fall as my quest for seeking dark skies expanded. I read about it over the winter months and knew I was going to make the trip at some point

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Cherry Springs Night Sky & Bear

Cherry Springs Milky Way Short Term Parking Lot

As excited as I had been all winter for summertime dark sky trips, it’s hard to believe June is almost over and this is my first trip of 2016 to a rural PA area to see stars! This was my

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Heart Camp Sawyer Stepp Trio at Camp Kon O Kwee

On June 15th I had the pleasure of performing at Camp Kon O Kwee in Fombell, PA for Dr Bill Neeche’s Heart Camp for Kids. What a great time this was! We were booked as The Sawyer Stepp Trio but

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Young Talent Energizes Pittsburgh Area Open Stage

(L) Derrick (R) Nick

I recently attended an acoustic open stage a few miles north of Pittsburgh in New Kensington, PA at The Blind Pig Saloon. This neighborhood tavern is well known for it’s local, live entertainment and provides a nice rotation of weekly

Lower Burrell Restaurant Hosts Acoustic Music

Jeff Conner & Mike Huston with guitars

This past Friday I took advantage of some time off and spent the evening with my sister listening to some local acoustic music performed by my friends Mike Huston & Jeff Conner. I took some video and snapped a few

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Element Cafe Gig Butler PA with The Gruuve

View of the Element Cafe from Main Street Butler

The Element Cafe located on Main Street in the city of Butler will be hosting live entertainment by “The Gruuve Band” Thursday, October 22nd from 6-9. I will be playing guitar with them for the evening! The Element Cafe 232

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Angry Johnny Crushed My Blues!

Angry Johnny Stangry Close Up Guitar Solo

I have been wanting to get out and hear John Stangry (Angry John Stangry) and his CRS Band for some time and finally had that opportunity when he recently played at the Saxon Inn, Natrona Heights, PA. He is from

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