Hot Metal Bridges
Laura Fredrickson, possessing one of the biggest, bluesiest voices in Pittsburgh, is the centerpiece of the new band Hot Metal Bridges. Fredrickson was born into a musical family, and the former New Castle resident is singing her way through the Pittsburgh music scene.
With her father having served in the U.S. Coast Guard, she has lived in lots of places: Michigan, California and Alaska before landing in New Castle and moving to Pittsburgh seven years ago.
Her vocal influences range from Billie Holiday to Bette Midler to Meatloaf to Nick Cave to Conor Oberst, and her bands have included the post-punk Scene on TV and neo-soul band Nightly Standard. Now with Hot Metal Bridges, she’s fronting a rock band featuring a heavy blues infusion with a little pop and country mixed in.