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Roots 'N Offshoots

Sundays, 9pm - 11pm

Our very own queen of the honkytonk Maggie Brennan slides on her boots and lassos the finest in American roots music and its related forms; including folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, country and more. Perfect listening after a long day on the trail or around the campfire.

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Rosanne Cash is a highly distinguished singer and songwriter. Since she released her debut in 1978, she's built a fantastic body of work. She's released thirteen studio albums with highlights including Seven Year Ache (1981), The Wheel (1993), and 2009's The List, a collection of 12 essential country songs she recorded from a list of 100 country songs that her father, Johnny Cash, gave her.

He is going to be in town to play at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington on Sunday, October 14, the evening before this studio A performance.

After that he will be headed to Europe for several shows, starting at the Ramblin' Roots Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands on October 20.

"The Magic Tree", his latest music release, is now out.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Doyle Bramhall II Live From Studio A when he returns to Columbus on Friday, October 12th!  

WCBE is happy to announce his return to our studio.

He will be in town to play at Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in The Riffe Center Theatre Complex with Todd Snider the evening of the 9th.

His latest effort, "Tilt And Shine", came out in late July, and he was recently featured in Guitar Player Magazine.

This Columbus based singer-songwriter is going to be at Woodlands Tavern the evening of the 5th.

It's his CD release show.

This will also be the day his new music can be listened to on all major streaming platforms.

You can hear an interview and live performance from Joey Viola before this event.

That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

Shakey Graves
Dylan Tafel Photography

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Shakey Graves to perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at The Newport with The Wild Reeds!

Shakey Graves aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia is out on the road with his brand new release Can't Wake Up.

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

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Kate Campbell
Tony Baker

WCBE is looking forward to the return of southern singer-songwriter Kate Campbell to perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at Columbus Performing Arts Center!  She'll be kicking of the 31st season for Six String Concerts with Caroline Cotter opening the show!

She's out on the road with her brand new release Damn Sure Blue and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

WCBE is happy to announce the return of Huntertones to studio A.

Based in New York, they got their start right here in Columbus.

Their new release, "Passport" will be coming out on October 5th.

You can pre-order it through their website.

Megan Palmer
Chad Cochran

WCBE is pleased to welcome Megan Palmer back to studio A.

She has a new song, "Stetson", and will play at Woodlands Tavern the evening of the 21st with The Spikedrivers.

It's been a couple of years since her last visit.

Hear what she's been up to since then, and listen to a few songs performed live right here in studio A.

Sam Morrow will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe presented by WCBE!

He's out on the road with his latest release Concrete And Mud and will be making a stop in Columbus!

WCBE is please to welcome Hadden Sayers back to studio A.

He will be visiting on the same day his new release, "Dopamine Machine", comes out.

Coming up on the evening of the 14th is a show at The High Beck Tavern.

It's been a few years since his last visit.

Listen to an interview, and maybe even hear a few songs from his upcoming release.

That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

Currently on their "Falling Rocks" tour, Sandcatchers will be in Columbus to play at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus the evening of the 7th.

"What We Found Along The Way" is the name of their new release.

Their music blends Middle Eastern and Americana influences including the sounds of the Oud and lapsteel.

This will be their first visit to studio A.

WCBE is pleased to welcome Chicago Farmer back to studio A.

His last visit was back in 2013.

Now he's on the road in support of his new 2 disc live release, "Quarter Past Tonight", which just came out on August 3rd.

You can purchase that through his website.

He will also play at Woodlands Tavern the evening of September 6th.

North Carolina powerhouse group Songs From The Road Band will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their gig that night at Hookahville 50!  

Teeny Tucker
Elaine Hughes

Columbus blues artist Teeny Tucker will join us Live From Studio A on Wednesday, August 29th during the Global Village!  

The Nashville band Birdtalker will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement with Sons Of Daughters.  They're out on the road with their debut full-length ONE that was just released in June.

WCBE is happy to welcome Cicada Rhythm to studio A.

Their latest release, "Everywhere I Go", came out in April.

This Georgia based band is in town to play at Rumba Café the evening of the 15th with The Artisanals, who will pay a visit to studio A the afternoon of the 15th on the Global Village during the 2pm hour.

The Artisanals will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night with Cicada Rhythm at the Rumba Cafe!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

WCBE is looking forward to hosting soul blues legend Johnny Rawls Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Rush Creek Burger & Brews with Al Smyth & The Free Beer & Chicken Coalition!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

Sawyer Fredericks
Eric Luck

Sawyer Fredericks and his band will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe with JD Eicher!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Vanessa Collier
Jeff Fasano, Derrick R Kinnie

Master musician and multi-talented blues performer Vanessa Collier will join us Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at Natalie's presented by WCBE and Crazy Mama's Concerts!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

The Southern Rock/Country quintet Blackberry Smoke will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Express Live!  They're out on the road with the brand new release Find A Light and we're happy they're making a stop in Columbus with special guests The Magpie Salute!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Rich Robinson to perform Live From Studio A!  This time around he'll be with the band The Magpie Salute pulled together by Robinson, it continued a storyline he began in the Black Crowes with guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien.

This Indie/Folk/Pop band is based in upstste New York.

The have a show coming up at the Albert S. George Youth Center in Barnesville Ohio the evening of the 23rd.

Their release, "From The Light", is now out. It's available through their website, www.theseathesea.com.

WCBE is pleased to welcome Chris Stills.

His release, "Don't Be Afraid", came out in March.

It's available for purchase through his website, www.chrisstills.com.

Chris is the Son Of Stephen Stills and French Singer/Songwriter Véronique Sanson.

The only Central Ohio performance during his current tour will be right here in studio A.

Brent Cowles
Anthony Isaac

Brent Cowles will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the A&R Music Bar presented by WCBE!

He's out on the road with his debut release How To Be Okay Alone and you'll get to hear all about it during the Denver native's live session!

Goat Yoga Helps Brent Cowles Be 'Okay Alone'

Jul 10, 2018

Brent Cowles is a fixture on the Colorado music scene. He's been drawing local attention since his days in the Americana band You Me & Apollo. Since leaving the group he founded while still in his teens, Cowles has been grinding out a solo career and will release his first full-length album, How To Be Okay Alone, on June 15th.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Kinky Friedman to peform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of both Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  This time around they'll be together!  They've recently released their first collobaration together on CD called From Downey To Lubbock and we're happy they're out on tour and making a stop in Columbus!  They'll first play a few songs for us here at WCBE and then head over to

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