It's been almost a decade since Johnny Cash died, but fans still travel from around the world to see the place the music legend often described as key to his development: his boyhood home in the eastern Arkansas town of Dyess. The small house will soon serve as a museum — not only as a tribute to Johnny Cash, but also to tell the history of the town.
Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 9:34 am
Credit Dario Dumancic / Courtesy of the artist
As we hurl ourselves ungracefully into the digital swill, we're finding different ways to be heavy at a rate faster than Mick Barr shreds guitar strings. Boundaries broken, banjos and black metal living in sin, cats and dogs singing King Diamond together ... is this progress? If this year has taught me anything, it's not that genre matters less because our share-happy Internet's a flesh-eating black hole, it's that genre doesn't mean a damn thing unless it hurts so good.
WCBE Presents Yonder Mountain String Band @ The LC!
Yonder Mountain String Band will return to Columbus and The LC Pavilion on Fri. Feb. 1, 2013. You'll have many chances to win tickets on WCBE up until the show date! This is also one of our VIP Concert events to choose from and you can check out all the details here.
On Friday night on PBS, Great Performances presents a documentary about the making of a Beatles TV special from 1967 — Magical Mystery Tour — then shows a restored version of that special. Magical Mystery Tour has the music from the U.S. album of the same name, but it's not the album. It's a musical comedy fantasy about the Beatles and a busload of tourists taking a trip to unknown destinations.
Visit WCBE's Amazon page for sampling of our core playlist for 2012; we encourage you to use this list as a resource to find the quality music heard on WCBE this past year! All of these CD's are available for purchase; just click on the album title to do so. You'll be supporting your favorite public radio station with each purchase!