Inside The Vault | Vol. 1
Supporting Our Community
How The Pittsburgh Music Community Came Together to Support Each Other During a Time of Crisis
The year 2020 will certainly be one to be remembered for generations. With COVID-19 essentially shutting down music venues, musicians and artist learned to adapt to a new normal. And while there were no lack of challenges during the year, there were also some inspirational moments that brought us together to donate, celebrate and thank those who sacrifice for others every day. Here are some highlights from 2020.
North Allegheny “Senior Song” Project
Recorded at The Vault Recording Studio and Produced by David Schmeich, this heartwarming medley, arranged by NA Alum Jack Lopuszynski, is a great reflection of the spirit and perseverance of a very special class of graduates. During the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, each student recorded their performance individually over the course of an entire weekend.
Pittsburgh Stars Perform ‘We Will Rock You’
In a video — “We Will Rock You Pittsburgh – Stay Home. Stay Safe” — posted on Inside the Vault’s YouTube channel, the likes of Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Heyward, Mayor Bill Peduto, Chris Jamison, Joe Grushecky, Brett Keisel, Bill Deasy, Brenda Waters, Sally Wiggin, Curt Wooten (aka Pittsburgh Dad) and many others clap out an a cappella version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”
Pittsburgh Service Staff Aid Benefit Concert
Pittsburgh Service Staff Aid raised a total of $25,000 for local hospitality and service workers who face financial hardships during the pandemic. The 12-hour virtual concert was produced by Clyde Callicott and sponsored by The Vault.
women who rock Rising Star Competition
The Vault is Proud to Sponsor the Women Who Rock benefit concert and the Rising Star competition each year. The winner of which receives an opportunity to record their song at The Vault to be released on Vault Records.
In 2020 Melina Bowser, the 2019 Rising Star winner, released her song “Waiting on You”, which was recorded at The Vault. She also had the chance to meet country superstar and Pittsburgh native, Gabby Barrett, at The Vault for a mentoring session.
Sheer da beard
Former Steelers Defensive End Brett Keisel hosted the 10th and final Sheer Da Beard event at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille to raise money for cancer programs at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The Vault Recording was once again a proud sponsor of the great work Brett does in our community.
SOS 2020 Pittsburgh
Local area musicians record original song “SOS 2020” (Save Our Stages 2020) to raise awareness, money and incite action all to benefit Pittsburgh music venues affected by the Pandemic.
SOS 2020 was written by Eric Rodger (Royal Honey), Produced by Anthony (Rocky) Lamonde (The Borstal Boys) and recorded and mixed by Bob McCutcheon at The Vault Recording Studio, the project quickly grew to include more than 27 local bands and more than 60 artists. It is an all-star line-up of local musicians recorded over several weeks (with members from Rusted Root, The Granati Brothers, A Common Crown and the Legendary Hucklebucks).
Artists at the Heart of The Vault: New Vault Records Releases in 2020