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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

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
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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!

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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
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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!

Lincoln Durham
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Lincoln Durham will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe presented by WCBE!

He's out on the road with his latest release And Into Heaven Came The Night and we're looking forward to his stop in Columbus with The Ghost Wolves!


Back on April 14th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum held its 33rd Annual Induction Ceremony. WCBE’s Jack Marchbanks and Mike Foley attended the ceremony in Cleveland. On Saturday, May 5th -- they featured highlights from the induction speeches and celebrated the music of this year's inductees in a three-part miniseries. You can hear each hour of WCBE’s 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Special for a limited time. Thanks for listening. 

Hour 1 - Bon Jovi and Dire Straits (7-8am)

Hour 2 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe and The Cars (11am-noon)

Shashona White

Tom Rush has new music out and performed a special concert as part of the Central Ohio Folk Festival

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are out on the road with the brand new release Years and will be making a stop in Columbus! 

First, they'll perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in the 2PM hour and that night over at the Ace Of Cups with Thelma & The Sleaze!

Dan Mushalko

Actor Josh Radnor has a new TV project, but the central Ohio native also has a music collaboration with long-time recording artist Ben Lee. The duo performed last night in Columbus, but also stopped by WCBE. 

The Memphis band Southern Avenue is an American five-piece blues and soul blues band that will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Natalie's presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

Tune in to listen to Radnor & Lee perform in Studio A during the Global Village!

Josh Radnor and Ben Lee are out on the road with their self-titled debut and made a stop in Josh's hometown of Columbus!

We're lucky they made the time to drop by to share their stories and their music!


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The Columbus-based band Matt Monta and the Haymakers celebrate the release of new music Friday with performances at the Rumba Cafe and WCBE. 

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Matt Monta & The Haymakers to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their CD release show for Restless Disposition on Friday night at the Rumba Cafe!

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