15-YEAR-OLD BLUES GUITARIST

​​PIERCE DIPNER

ABOUT

Pierce Dipner is a young Blues Musician from Pittsburgh, PA. At the young age of 8 he started to play the guitar and sing and by age nine was playing bass, drums and cello, as well. His musical taste back then was Rock and Punk until he discovered Blues at a Youth Blues jam hosted by the Blues Society of Western PA and he has been hooked ever since. At the age of 13 he was selected by the local Blues Society to perform in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee where he got to showcase his talents at Mr. Handy’s Blues Hall on Beale Street. When Pierce returned to Pittsburgh, he began performing around Pittsburgh and surrounding areas and hasn’t stopped. Pierce’s influences consist of Classic and Modern Blues and Fusion artists.

He has shared the stage with many of the premier Blues and Rock musicians in Pittsburgh playing at local venues, Music Festivals and charity events. Pierce has been featured on Pittsburgh Today Live, WDVE, Saturday Light Brigade and on WYEP’s Rolling and Tumblin’ show. WYEP, a local radio station has selected Pierce as one of their young musicians to participate in the 2018-2019 Reimagination Recording Project. He has opened for many acclaimed acts such as Nick Moss and others. Classical music is also a passion of his, leading him to play cello in the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. His ability as a cellist has provided new opportunities for him to backup musicians of alternative genres such as Folk, Rock and Blues

In the Summer of 2018 Pierce formed his first band, Pierce Dipner and the Shades of Blue. The Band plays an eclectic mix of originals, and covers of Blues, Rock and Soul favorites that they put their own spin on. Pierce plays lead guitar and vocals with Keith Gamble on bass and Kevin Hindes on drums. Pierce will be returning to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge in January 2019 as the Blues Society of Western Pa Youth Representative doing a solo act and then will be opening for Brandon “Taz” Niederauer in February at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe.