The poetry of homespun hardware stores, and the intrigue of tracing one’s roots, both steal the show in a documentary on Pittsburgh songwriter Jon Bindley airing Oct. 22 on WQED-TV.

“Everything in Hardware” skillfully draws a parallel between a turn-of-the-20th century hardware wholesaler in Pittsburgh’s East End, and a similarly based Rust Belt Americana band, both named Bindley Hardware Co.

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