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It's been more than a decade since the singer/songwriter Adele released her epic breakup album 21, which became one of the most overwhelmingly successful records in history and transformed her from promising talent to indelible superstar.

The time since has brought with it more success — an nearly equally successful third album, 25, a James Bond theme song, sold-out worldwide tours (all of them) — as well as personal growth and struggle. Just like all of us.

WCBE is looking forward to having Aaron Lee Tasjan back in the studio to perform Live From Studio A

Kelly Zullo & The Invisible Circus have a new release, "The Magic Of Thinking", coming out in January.

She won't be playing in Columbus this week, but you'll still be able to hear her play a few songs in our studio.

It will be a solo session, without her band this time around.

She will also be talking about what she's been up to since the onset of the pandemic.

Tune in to catch her return to studio A, right here on 90.5 FM WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark and online at wcbe.org.

Updated November 22, 2021 at 3:47 PM ET

The Listening Party is over. Raise the Roof is out now.

Augustana
Joe Lemke

Daniel Layus aka Augustana will return to WCBE to peform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night with John-Robert at the Rumba Cafe!

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

This five piece act, fronted by Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe are returning to town to perform a show at Natalie's Grandview the evening of November 11.

After that, they will play in Wilmington, Ohio on November 12, and Kent, Ohio on November 13.

"Progressive Western Swing" is how they describe their music.

It's been a few years since their last visit to WCBE.

Find out what they've been up to lately, and listen to a few songs played by these fiddling siblings, live from studio A.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Hayes Carll and his band Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Skully's with Caroline Spence!

He's out on the road with his brand new album You Get It All and we're happy he's making a stop in Columbus!

Youngstown's The Labra Brothers will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Eastwood and Carver Commodore!

It's been more than 50 years since The Beatles disbanded, and Paul McCartney wants to set the record straight: "It's always looked like I broke up The Beatles, and that wasn't the case," he says.

He has a show coming up at Rumba Cafe with David Ryan Harris on Sunday November 7.

It will be an early show.

Doors will open at 5pm, and the music will get started at about 5:30.

After that, Hoodoo Soul Band will take the stage for their usual Sunday night show.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Dustbowl Revival to perform Live From Studio A!

Their lastest album release Is It You, Is It Me came in out in January of 2020 and they recently released the brand new single The Exception featuring The Secret Sisters! 

We hope you tune in and join us for live music and conversation!

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

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express will be in Central Ohio to play a show at Natalies' Grandview on Halloween.

The Mission Express, which includes his wife Stephanie Finch, is the band he worked with on his latest release, "The Land That Time Forgot", which came out last year.

After his show at Natalie's, he will be returning to studio A to chat, and play a few songs the following morning.

His last visit to WCBE was back in November of 2014.

It'll be an All-Star group of Columbus musicians in the studio on Thursday! 

Bad Bad Hats
Zoe Prinds-Flash

Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Buffalo Nichols
Dustin Cohen

Carl "Buffalo" Nichols will join us Live From Studio A in advance of the show with Drive-By Truckers at The Newport presented by WCBE!

His self-titled debut album comes out on Friday, October 15th!

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

Her release, "Misadventure", was produced by David Baron and Simone Felice.

She's currently touring with Jade Bird.

Tune in to hear the first visit to studio A from Diana DeMuth, right here on 90.5FM WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark and online at wcbe.org.

Based here in Central Ohio, Black River Gypsies have a new release, "Night Fire Burns Innocence".

The release show will be at The Rambling House the evening of October 8.

The band consists of Lily Bloom, Ryan Combs, Sarah Diskin, Andy Frederick and Matt Sullivan, and they have recently returned from their pandemic hiatus.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Brent Cobb to perform Live From Studio in advance of his show at the A&R Music Bar with Adam Hood!

He's out on the road with his latest release Keep 'Em On They Toes for the Shut Up And Sing Tour and we're happy he'll be making a stop in Columbus!

MICHELLE will join us for a Live From Studio A session in advance of the sold out show with Arlo Parks at The Basement!

The six-piece Pop/R&B group out of New York City have released a new single Syncopated that will be on their forthcoming full album After Dinner We Talk Dreams coming out in January, 2022!

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

Summer Salt is the duo consisting of Matthew Terry (vocals and guitar) and Eugene Chung (drums).

Out of Texas, originally from Dallas, they have since relocated to Austin.

"Sequoia Moon", their latest effort, just came out in late June.

It was produced by Phil Ek, who has worked with acts like Modest Mouse, Built To Spill and Fleet Foxes.

Columbus group Mingo will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their album release celebration for Fulton on Saturday at Natalie's Worthington!

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!

Screaming Urge is Michael Ravage on guitar, Myke Rock on bass and Dave Manic on the drums.

Formed in the late seventies right here in Central Ohio, their 42nd anniversary show is coming up at Ace Of Cups on Saturday, September 25.

Also appearing will be The 3 Speeds.

Listen to them play live in studio A, and hear a few stories from them as well.

Cincinnati's The Tillers will perform Live From Studio A before they head on over to the 2021 Ohiolina Music Festival in Granville, OH!

Tune in for live music and conversation on what they've been working on since their latest 2018 release.

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

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Briston Maroney will join us for a Live From Studio A session in advance of his sold out show at the A&R Music Bar that night presented by WCBE! 

Now back in Ohio, he's been working on new music.

The release, "Free", will be coming out in October.

He will be featuring music from this new release at The Rambling House on Sunday September 19.

Honey And Blue is Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber.

"Bloom" is the new release from this Central Ohio based act.

A new single, "Come In Close", featuring Spirit Of The Bear, is going to come out the same day as their performance here in studio A.

That will be one of the songs they play during this session.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Paul Thorn and a Live From Studio A session in advance of the show that night at Columbus Athenaeum Theatre with special guest The Vindys! 

Faye Webster
Pooneh Ghana

Faye Webster will be dropping by to perform Live From Studio A in advance of her sold out show that night at the A&R Music Bar with Danger Incorporated!

They will return to Studio A before their show the evening of September 3 at Natalie's Grandview.

The Accidentals formed in Traverse City, Michigan By Sav Buist and Katie Larson when they were still in high school.

After that, they enlisted Michael Dause on Drums, Guitar and vocals to round out the trio.

Just a few years after forming, they found themselves opening for artists like Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird and Dar Williams.

Soul artist Bette Smith will join us Live From Studio A in advance of her show on Saturday at Natalie's Worthington

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