The Westmoreland’s music series to feature local indie band |

The Westmoreland’s music series to feature local indie band

Shirley McMarlin
From left: Karen, R.J. and Robert Dietrich of Greensburg are the indie band Essential Machine, playing the Sept. 19 installment of the Great American Music Series at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Greensburg-based Essential Machine is a family band — but not in the hokey, wholesome mold of the Osmonds or the Partridge Family.

Rather, married couple R.J. and Karen Dietrich and their son Robert are an indie rock band.

They’ll be playing the Sept. 19 installment of the Great American Music Series at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

The all-ages event is planned for 6:30-9 p.m. in the museum at 221 N. Main St., Greensburg.

A cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and specialty cocktails will be available, along with food options from Elegant Catering.

Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required at 888-718-4253.

Concert-goers who come early can visit the museum galleries. Admission to galleries also is free from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The quarterly concert series showcases American music forms including jazz, soul and bluegrass, along with more modern music styles.

Details: 724-837-1500 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.