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Teeny Tucker
Elaine Hughes

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

Riccardo Piccirillo

Musician Ruthie Foster returns to central Ohio tonight with a performance at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington. Foster's recording career dates back to 1997 with traces of blues, folk, gospel, rock, and soul found in her sound. 

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.

Lennon-McCartney is likely one of the most famous songwriting credits in music. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote lyrics and music for almost 200 songs and The Beatles have sold hundreds of millions of albums. The story goes that the two Beatles agreed as teenagers to the joint credit for all songs they wrote, no matter the divide in work.

Today, The Band's Robbie Robertson is going to take us back 50 years, to a basement just outside of Woodstock, New York and the formation of a sound and an album that all these years later still shapes the musical landscape.

Jack Marchbanks, WCBE Jazz Sunday Co-host, traveled to Cleveland this summer to once again participate in one of the most entertaining musical festivals in the world: the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) JazzFest. The festival was presented Thursday evening, June 28th, through Saturday evening, June 30th, in the beautiful theatres of Cleveland's Playhouse Square.  In its 39th year, the Tri-C JazzFest was sponsored by KeyBank and boasted a stunning array of jazz legends, including opening night headliner National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater.

This list is part of Turning the Tables, an ongoing project from NPR Music dedicated to recasting the popular music canon in more inclusive – and accurate – ways. This year, our list, selected by a panel of more than 70 women and non-binary writers, tackles history in the making, celebrating artists whose work is changing this century's sense of what popular music can be. The songs are by artists whose major musical contributions came on or after Jan. 1, 2000, and have shifted attitudes, defied categories and pushed sound in new directions since then.

New York-based guitarist Rez Abbasi and his band Junction bring their jazz-rock sound to central Ohio this evening for a performance at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington. 

Dove Shore

This spring, musician Chris Stills released his first new material in more than a decade. With his parents finding fame in the music industry in different parts of the world, Stills developed multicultural influences and carved out his own sound. 

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

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.

H.C. McEntire

After 3 releases fronting the band Mount Moriah, H.C. McEntire unveiled her first solo effort earlier this year. Her tour kicks off Friday night in Columbus. McEntire also visits WCBE Friday morning for a Live From Studio A session. 

Christian Howes

The 16th Annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival continues today featuring string players from all over the world in Columbus for educational clinics and performances. 

Richard Swift, a highly regarded producer and solo artist, died early Tuesday morning in Washington state. His death was confirmed by a manager, Adam Katz, but no cause of death was given. He was 41 years old.

A crowdfunding campaign was created last month on Swift's behalf to help pay for treatment of a "life-threatening condition," the details of which were not shared.

Two days after his 76th birthday, Paul McCartney released two new songs, which he calls a taste of Egypt Station, a new studio album set for release September 7.

"I Don't Know" is a doleful ballad, while "Come On To Me" is fiery, foot-stomping rock song — hear them both below.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of We Are Scientists to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe with The Candescents!

They're out on the road with the brand new CD Megaplex and you'll get to hear more about that during their live session on WCBE!

For Saintseneca, fatalistic gloom blends seamlessly with a kind of playful sprightliness: Zac Little's songs often simmer in a sad swirl of death and esoterica, but his deadpan ruminations are buoyed by the sounds of exotic instruments, candy-colored pop hooks and many points in between.

Lorenzo De Gregorio

Musician Meg Myers has been described as an intense performer with a powerful voice. The 31-year-old brings her talents to Columbus tonight as part of the opening acts for Walk The Moon at Express Live. 

In this session, we have some serious musicians who trained at a conservatory and make carefully arranged music with tricky harmonies. Sound like a recipe for fun? It is. This is Lake Street Dive we're talking about, and if you've heard any of the original music they make, you know they take all the most fun bits of pop, soul, disco, jazz, rock and roll and stitch them together into something all their own.

Most music-industry awards shows hand out armloads of trophies, but the Americana Music Association only gives out six. Besides a handful of lifetime achievement awards — which, for this year, have yet to be announced — the only categories are for best album, artist, duo/group, emerging artist, song and instrumentalist.

Mike Zito
Alan Grossman Photography

WCBE is looking forward to Mike Zito dropping by and performing Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  The 2018 winner of the Blues foundation award for Rock Blues artist of the year is out on the road with his brand new release First Class Life and will perform at Natalie's that night presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with The Sidekicks in advance of their CD release show for Happiness Hours on Saturday May 19th at Ace Of Cups with Swim Team and Kizzy Hall.

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!

She's been up to a lot since her last visit to WCBE back in March of last year.

Her new release, "redisCOVERed", will come out just a few days after her visit to studio A.

She will also be performing  as a duet at Notes@Copious on May 25th.

WCBE is pleased to welcome Jill Andrews to studio A.

She will be in Columbus to play at the Rumba Cafe the evening of the 18th.

Her releases are available for purchase here.

She also has a new project, Hush Kids, with musician, producer and songwriter Peter Groenwald

Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison, whose bleak but often triumphantly arranged rock songs tackled depression, anxiety and self-doubt, was found dead at Port Edgar near South Queensberry, Scotland, around 8:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, Edinburgh Police confirmed in a statement provided to NPR. He was 36.

Parker Louis
Kris Misevski Photography

Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with Parker Louis and his band during the Global Village!  His new release is All Good Things, Pt. One and the celebration for it is that night at Skully's with Souther and Effee!

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