The Shelly McCombie Duo
Shelly McCombie has been performing in the Tri-State Area for over 44 years. Shelly began performing in local clubs at the age of 13 in a family group called the McRobs. The McRobs consisted of her father, her sister Valerie, her Uncle Mel, her cousin Lenny, and a good friend, Ruth McKnight. While attending Penn State and California University, receiving her Bachelors Degree in Education, Shelly would make it home every weekend to play music.
Through the years, Shelly has participated in a variety of country bands such as The Midnight Ramblers, High Chaparral and Pittsburgh based band, Gypsy Wind. Shelly began her own band in 1990. Shelly has shared the stage with several Nashville recording artists such as Martina McBride, Wynonna, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Toby Keith, just to name a few. Shelly has also worked with several Pittsburgh artists such as The Corbin-Hanner Band, Norman Nardini, Larry Lee Jones, and jazz musician, Joe Negri.
Shelly has performed to standing room only crowds at numerous fairs, festivals and country nightspots across the Tri-state area. Award winning is something that comes natural to Shelly. Through the years, Shelly has received 1st place awards in True Value Hardware and Wrangler Country Showdowns in addition to 1st place awards in several Tri-State Battle of the Bands contests. The In Pittsburgh Magazine also voted Shelly #1 Female Country Vocalist.
In performances, Shelly has captivated audiences with her Patsy Cline renditions and has brought them to their feet with Motown artists such as Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight and the Pips.