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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
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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!

AMERICANAFEST just ended and we're back from Nashville with 10 thrilling tunes for you. The artists are, for the most part, emerging musicians who tackle this diverse genre from all angles.

Defining Americana isn't easy. At the festival, there were musicians from all around the world. Some were rooted in blues, jazz, boogie rock, bluegrass, soul, gospel, comedy, country, Tejano and much more.

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Israel Nash performs Saturday night in Columbus at the Rumba Café. Nash recorded his latest release at a studio he built at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas. 

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!

Boston's Dance/Pop-Funk/Party Rock band Ripe will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement!

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!

Prince is everything. Yes, I'm using a meme-ably meaningless phrase to describe the most fascinating artist to reign during my lifetime, but it's nearly factual for the Purple One: the intense reconsideration so many listeners have given his work since his death in April 2016 continues to reveal new facets of his genius and his work's cultural importance.

It's not enough to make list after list. The Turning the Tables project seeks to suggest alternatives to the traditional popular music canon, and to do more than that, too: to stimulate conversation about how hierarchies emerge and endure. This year, Turning the Tables considers how women and non-binary artists are shaping music in our moment, from the pop mainstream to the sinecures of jazz and contemporary classical music. Our list of the 200 Greatest Songs By Women+ offers a soundtrack to a new century. This series of essays takes on another task.

WCBE is looking forward hosting the Japanese pop/punk band Shonen Knife Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Bloodthirsty Virgins!

The group formed back in 1981 in Osaka, Japan and is still making music and touring worldwide!  And we're happy they're making a stop in Columbus!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Saintseneca to perform Live From Studio A the same day their brand new CD Pillar Of Na comes out on ANTI Records!  

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!  

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

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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.

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Sam Beam has been blessedly prolific since releasing The Creek Drank the Cradle, his debut as

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.

2018 Cleveland Tri-C JazzFest

Aug 3, 2018

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. 

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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. 

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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.

Henry Butler, a pianist, singer and cornerstone of the New Orleans sound, died of cancer Monday morning in the Bronx, New York. His death was confirmed by his agent, Maurice Montoya. Butler was 69 years old.

Born Sept. 21, 1948 in New Orleans, La., Butler was a prime force in the city's piano tradition — gifted with an exuberant touch and a keen, razor-sharp musicality.

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