‘Arts in the Transit’

Max Schang and Charlie Barath will perform in the next installment of the Oil City Arts Council’s “Arts in the Transit” concert series that will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Schang, a blues musician and music instructor from Sharon, has been performing for over 40 years. His path has taken him through many musical transformations, including periods of classical guitar, jazz, funk, gypsy-jazz as well as many styles of American blues. Shang performs over 200 shows a year, including many performances in the Oil City area.

Barath, a Pittsburgh-based harmonica player and singer, directs most of his efforts toward performing blues, Americana, folk and Cajun. He started his musical journey when he purchased his first Marine Band harmonica in the late 1970s and began playing in the traditional straight harp style in which the diatonic harmonica was designed to be played. As time progressed, Barath discovered more paths to travel with his instrument and continues to explore these options today.

The Arts in the Transit Concert Series is held on the second Friday of the month. Admission is $10 at the door or $8 for Oil City Arts Council members.