BLK SHP bus tour rolling into town to check out Pittsburgh–join in!

They call themselves the “Black Sheep” (or BLK SHP), a group of America’s leading thinkers and master storytellers, who just left Austin, Texas to trek across America’s “True North” to hear the stories of former industrial heartlands and resilient rustbelt communities.

Their bus – which is actually a Willie Nelson cast-off – will pull into the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh on May 4 to hear Pittsburgh’s story with three panels that are open to the public. It’s one of 20 stops on their “Rediscovering America’s True North” tour.

The inspiration for the tour came when project director and author Alexa Clay encountered residents of Wilmington, Ohio who were able to grow their economy after the loss of 10,000 local jobs.