Gene Stovall

Gene Stovall



Recently moving home after an eight-month stint in Chicago, Gene Stovall returns home to his native Pittsburgh, bringing his original and straightforward performance style to the CLO Late Night Cabaret. Performing since the fourth grade, Gene credits his mother, a costume designer and his father, an actor, as well as a diverse variety of musicians from Marvin Gaye to Kurt Cobain to John Lennon as being direct influences on his writing and musical style.

With a powerhouse voice and poetic lyrics charged by raw honesty, Gene's performances are gripping, refreshing and removed from mainstream repetition. Touching upon more weighted topics, such as love, hate, sex, angst, and popularity, Gene is the "Everyman" of Pittsburgh's music scene; a reflection of the humble, blue collar, class tones of the city and his environment.

While attending Duquesne University in 1995 to train as a classical vocalist, Gene founded the Jive Family, an eleven piece Hip Hop Rock band that became recognized for its musical purity and engaging performances. In 2002, Gene parted from his band to pursue a solo career.
His first album was released in 2003 titled, "Gene Stovall: Live at the Shadow Lounge," where he is a regular performer and a rotating host for their Friday night Hip Hop Café Series. Gene's goal as a musician and performer is to rescue the local music scene by connecting disenfranchised performers and building a strong, talented core of musicians here in Pittsburgh.


Gene Stovall: Live @ the Shadow Lounge (2003)
Rhetoric (2004)