- There are many who say that Arte Tedesco is a Pittsburgh legend. Alone with his acoustic guitar, he was often seen at many music festivals through the '70's, including the One World Festival at Pitt Stadium, a two-day event in 1971 where he performed with the likes of Taj Mahal, Savoy Brown, The Chambers Brothers and Billy Preston.
During the '80's he was the lead singer and songwriter for The Haywire Band. Haywire had a regional hit single, "Dangerous Man" on the air in Pennsylvania , West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland with a video appearing nationally on the USA Network and the "Odyssey" video network with over 150 independent TV stations across the country.
Opening concerts with Kenny Loggins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Jr., The Outlaws, Charlie Daniels and many others, Haywire delivered a blistering example of what could only be called “Urban Guerilla Country Rock” that thrilled audiences from Greenwich Village to Daytona Beach!
In the late 1980’s Arte started another band, Arte and the Igniters, and was managed by Sandy Neiman who also managed Clarence Clemons of East Street Band fame. This relationship resulted in a memorable concert featuring both artists. Michael Keaton joined them onstage for a tongue-in-cheek rendition of Springsteen’s “Fire”, to the audience’s delight.
By the '90's Arte had moved to Orlando, where he has been producing music for documentaries and commercials through his video production company, Monkey Fist Productions. He recorded his 4th album, “Florida Dream” in December 2010 and is currently working on his 5th album. Arte currently resides in Orlando, Florida.
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