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The Living Street

The Living Street is Nick Guckert and Edward J. Angelo, a folk-rock duo formed in Pittsburgh, PA in July of 2017. Guckert and Angelo grew up in Lower Burrell, a small suburban town outside of the city and less than a mile down the road from one another. Both developed a love for music early on in life, but it wasn’t until the two met in school sports that they recognized a shared passion, burgers.  

 

The official beginning of their friendship as they recall was over a handful of burgers over a decade ago (so, really, if there is any one person to truly thank for bringing The Living Street together, it’s Dave Thomas). From there, they started jamming out original ideas together as much as their parents could handle it, often escaping to the empty baseball field dugout right behind Angelo’s childhood home. It was in those moments Guckert and Angelo realized they shared a special collaborative bond bringing only the best out of each other artistically. There was only one option at this point.

 

In their freshman year at Burrell High School, Guckert encouraged Angelo to come along with him to practice with the band he was in at the time. After one successful jam, it didn’t take long for Guckert to convince the other members to make Angelo an official member of My Friday Slacks. Eventually, Guckert and Angelo started a new side project where they could have full control of musical direction, The Artless.  As The Artless, they allowed their artistry to truly blossom and were able to play in support of several national acts including: The Front Bottoms, GEOGRAPHER, Chairlift, Lissie and The Boxer Rebellion.

 

After graduating from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Angelo moved to Pittsburgh in the Lawrenceville neighborhood to join Guckert and begin working on a new writing project that didn't even have a name, but they shared a common goal — play music together for life. Songwriting and entertaining are Guckert and Angelo's favorite things to do, and it has not wavered since the early days in the dugout behind Angelo’s house. The two are dedicated to their careers as artists and performers. 

 

After a decade of writing together on and off, they brought it back to the basics: just the two of them and an acoustic guitar writing honest songs through observation and self-reflection. They released their first single ‘Can't Steal My Love’ on September 20th, 2017. The Living Street released their debut, self-titled album on January 5th, 2018 and left for an east-coast tour covering about 10,000 miles in three months, and performing over sixty shows. The successful tour was followed by a 2-month tour of the west coast in support of their newly released single ‘Slowly’. Guckert and Angelo made their first stops in Canada for a small run of shows in the Spring of 2019, and continue to tour the US and Canada in support of their sophomore album ‘It Won’t Last’ released August 30th, 2019 at a SOLD-OUT show at Club Cafe in South Side Pittsburgh. Following their latest release of new single ‘Long Day’, The Living Street currently focus on the production of a third studio album.  

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