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WCBE Presents Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Live From Studio A Wed. Aug. 3, 2016 @ 2PM!

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band


is looking forward to the return of Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band Live From Studio A during the Global Village before the special FREE event that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music in Worthington!

Natalie’s and WCBE 90.5 FM present a free listener appreciation concert featuring The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band. These five genre-busting artists bring joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, Americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Featuring Pete Grant on pedal steel, Jim Kerwin on bass fiddle and Jon Arkin on percussion, this is truly an all-star band. While admission is free, there will be opportunities for patrons to make a donation to the band to help cover travel expenses, and also to make donations to WCBE. There will be no advance tickets for this special show, and table and bar seating will be handled on a first come first serve basis.

The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band have released two of their four new albums due out this year, West and East, soon to be followed by North and South. These five-song EPs are named after the cardinal points on a compass – North, South, East, and West – their U.S. tour dates will coincide with the appropriate regions throughout 2016. When placed together, the back covers of the four releases will form one piece of art. Physical copies will be available for only $5 at all live shows, with digital release via iTunes and Amazon coming soon.

“We are excited about releasing a series of eclectic new works with a super talented band,” says Jim Nunally. “We pay homage to great artists like George Jones, Buck Owens, Tammy Wynette, while our original songs like ‘Mirror’ take folk music in an entirely new direction. We aren’t just following a path; we are paving a new one.”

Hailed as “a modern-day Patsy Cline,” one of the “freshest voices in roots music”, and compared to early Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Hazel Dickens, Nell Robinson is one of the most exciting performers on the bluegrass and roots scene today. Robinson’s 2014 release “The Rose of No-Man’s Land” became a PBS Special as well as a recent show at Natalie’s featuring Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

Jim Nunally is an award-winning songwriter and guitarist, and a recipient of two Grammy Award certifications, and has toured extensively with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and John Reischman & The Jaybirds. He joins master American guitarists Doc Watson and Tony Rice as one of the finest interpreters and performers of bluegrass and traditional music.

Pete Grant’s resume looks like a who’s who of music! He started playing banjo, guitar, and dobro in the early sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area with his friends Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, and others. The Grateful Dead album Aoxomoxoa was his first studio recording, and touring in Japan with Guy Clark, he played on Clark’s second release, Texas Cookin’.

Jim Kerwin is considered simply one of the best string bass players in the country. He has played with David Grisman for over 30 years and is featured on all of Grisman’s Jerry Garcia recordings, all of which boast a unique acoustic setting, encompassing a myriad of musical genres. He has performed with bluegrass greats Red Allen and Del McCoury and has played at Carnegie Hall with Stephane Grappelli and YoYo Ma.

Jon Arkin is a versatile, gifted drummer/percussionist who is known for his performances & recorded work in a wide variety of musical contexts. He has just released an album of original experimental jazz with the Schimscheimer Family Trio entitled “Broken Home”, and has developed a unique repertoire as a solo electro-acoustic percussionist. Could his bluegrass groove have come from his father? Steve Arkin played banjo with Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys!

Maggie Brennan has been with WCBE since she began as an intern in 1993. She’s passionate about sharing music from all over the world with our listeners and takes pride in showcasing a wide range of artists from here in central Ohio on her weekday music program.
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