about - Arte Tedesco
During the '70's and '80's, Arte stunned audiences with his powerful, emotionally charged voice accompanied by a “machine gun” acoustic guitar style. His first concert performance was at the "One World Festival of Music" in 1971 held at Pitt Stadium before a crowd of 30,000.
In concerts, festivals and clubs he became somewhat of a legend, sharing his original music in Western Pennsylvania, and parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. In Pittsburgh, he became known as Rock and Roll's “Dangerous Man”.
Enthusiastic audiences came to expect the unexpected, and Arte delivered—both as a solo artist and as the lead singer and songwriter with THE HAYWIRE BAND and (later) ARTY and the IGNITERS. Fans will remember that he was on the first WDVE: Pittsburgh Rocks album, and later, with HAYWIRE, he released his first album, Silver Wings.
In the mid '80's, again with HAYWIRE, Arte released a regional hit single—“Dangerous Man” with a music video that was aired nationally on the USA Network, as well as on over 150 independent TV stations across the country in a syndicated music video program—Odyssey! A second album followed in 1986, Arte and the Igniters.
In 1994, Tedesco recorded his third album with the Granati Brothers, a.k.a. “G-Force”, a powerhouse rock band and a major force on the Pittsburgh music scene. This album, entitled “Dangerous Man”, has another version of the song as well as other crowd pleasers; “Special Lady”, “All of Me” and “Where Will You Go?”.
Arte's fourth album, Florida Dream was released in November 2010. It had a tropical feel and featured new takes on a few nostalgic favorites; earlier songs that had never been recorded, as well as some new material. Listeners can find Arte Tedesco's music on Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon and iTunes.
Now after spending 2 decades writing and producing music for television, film and video, Arte is bringing back the energetic and soulful live performances that have earned him his unique status among the legends of Western Pennsylvania Roots Rock. His music spans the spectrum of human emotion, seasoned with a soulful blend of rock, jazz, and blues. He has just completed his 5th album, Lightning Strikes!, and is rehearsing with a new band.