The Little Wretches to showcase new album as benefit for McKeesport Little Theater--JUNE 4, 2022 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS

This performance will showcase songs from RED BEETS & HORSERADISH, and proceeds from the show will go to McKeesport Little Theater. 

This will be the first performance of The Little Wretches in Western Pennsylvania since we lost our dear friend David Alan Flynn. Dave has been with us since before the band had a name. His distinctive scream can be heard on many of our live recordings. It will be weird to look into the audience and not see him, but he'll certainly…

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The Philadelphia-area Showcase/Debut of the New Album 

THE LITTLE WRETCHES (East) featuring Kim Alexander at THE ROYAL, Glenside, Philadelphia, PA. 

Friday, April 22, 2022. Doors: 7 PM.  Rusty & Jan at 8 PM followed by THE LITTLE WRETCHES, 8:45 - 11 PM.

Kind of The Little Wretches (East) debuting the new album. Rusty and Jan will "open." Kim Alexander and I will will warm up with a few Wretches "standards" like Just Can't Hide It, Born with a Gift and Dark Times. We'll do a whole-band (East) set from RED BEETS & HORSERADISH. Jan Alba will join us on flute. I'll…

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AUTHORITY MAGAZINE--Causes, Bringing Goodness into the World...an epic interview 

Causes. Bringing Goodness into the world. This is one of those epic interviews in which I think I succeeded in saying something worth listening to. Authority magazine says it is a twenty-six minute read. I sincerly hope a few people will give it a read and share it with like-minded or contrary-minded folk. You know, LIKE SHARE COMMENT.

AUTHORITY MAGAZINE interview with Robert Andrew Wagner of The Little Wretches

THE EFFORT TO BE SEEN AND HEARD CONTINUES 

Below, you will find links to some of the recent propaganda about the release of RED BEETS & HORSERADISH.

Lyric Video of PALMS & CROSSES at YouTube

 

INDIE O'CLOCK

THE ALOONAE SHOW--The Story of the Overachiever
THE ALOONAE SHOW on SPOTIFY

Roadie-Music 
This Portuguese-language review begins, according to Google Translate, "The Pittsburgh bard is one of the biggest names in world music.”
Highly debatable, but they said it, so I’ll take it.
ROADIE-MUSIC

MUZIC NOTEZ 
“A lingering melancholy over some very clever…

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FOX 7 AUSTIN, TX--Robert performs PROMISED LAND 

CLICK HERE TO SEE ROBERT'S PERFORMANCE OF PROMISED LAND ON FOX 7 in AUSTIN, TX!

Okay. These days, you can be anywhere at any time....virtually.

In real life, I was sitting in front of a laptop, NOT in a television studio. But as you can see if you follow the link, the performance was very real.

I played a song I love very much in a key I've never previously tried it in and with a harmonica as a substitute for Dave Maund's amazing upright violin. I think I got my point across. 

PHILLY FOLK SCENE with Rusty and Jan, 1-27-2022 

THESE WORDS ARE THE LINK TO THE SHOW! CLICK AND HEAR!

Rusty and Jan host a very cool radio show in the Philly-area, and Robert Andrew Wagner of The Little Wretches was a guest. In the second hour of the show, Jan, Rusty and Robert discuss music, education, all kinds of stuff. Good people. Good music. Interesting conversation.

Here is what Rusty and Jan say about this week's show:

"Our show this week includes an interview with Robert Andrew Wagner and songs from the following artists: Marc Black. John…

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Number Eight on the WNIR List of Best Songs of 2021 

CLICK THESE WORDS TO SEE THE LISTING AT BWH MUSIC GROUP

In 2021, the live acoustic album got a lot of attention, but UNDESIRABLES & ANARCHISTS wouldn't go away. The Ballad of Johnny Blowtorch, All of My Friends, and Who Is America continued to be noticed.

This list shows WHO IS AMERICA at #8 for the year. We put out the music video right around the Fourth of July. Been awhile since you heard the song? The video is pretty cool, too. Take another look/listen:

CLICK HERE TO WATCH/LISTEN TO WHO IS AMERICA on

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THOUGHTS WORDS ACTION 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PIECE ABOUT OUR LYRIC VIDEO FOR ALL OF MY FRIENDS AT THOUGHTS WORDS ACTION

Okay... Let's say you couldn't be bothered to click on the link above. The words below are what you WOULD have read:

In a year that was not kind to so many, 2020 proved to be somewhat of a resurgence for one of the 80s and 90s most notable acts to come out of Pittsburgh. The Little Wretches, fronted by wordsmith, poet, lyrical genius Robert Wagner, enjoyed radio airplay on more than 125 North American radio

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FAN-VOTED ROOTS CHART-Top Songs of 2021 

Click Here to See the Top 100 Songs of 2021 on the Fan-Voted Roots Chart

What's Neil Young say? "Numbers add up to nothing."

Maybe for Neil. And I guess for The Little Wretches, too. Who knows? People sitting and listening when you play, that's real. People buying tickets, buying merchandise, waiting to talk to you after the set, that's real.

Charts numbers? Numbers of streams. Numbers of plays. Is any of that legit? I don't know. 

But our songs spent a good number of weeks in the Top 20 and cracked the Top…

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