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It'll be a packed house Live From Studio A this week with The Soul Rebels!  

The first time I heard Rodrigo y Gabriela, the pair was covering Metallica's "Orion." It's a beautiful composition, but what I couldn't wrap my head around was that this dense, majestic instrumental was being played by only two acoustic guitars.

This Kent, Ohio based americana group is going to return to studio A to play before their show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the evening of July 12.

Their new release, " Silver Ribbon Dream~Songs And Stories Of The Ohio & Erie Canal", is available for purchase through their website.

It's actually a cd and a 28 page hardcover book. The 10 illustrations in the book visually interpret each of the 10 songs on the cd.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Daddy Long Legs Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe!  

Gretchen Peters is coming to Central Ohio to perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the evening of July 11th.

She also has a show coming up at Riverdog in Wakeman, Ohio the following night.

This two time grammy nominee has also picked up a Country Music Association song of the year award for her song "Independence  Day".

Cincinnati based group Saving Escape will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show at Skully's on Wednesday July 3rd.  

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown w/ Temperance Movement - Fri. July 5th @ The Basement

Patrick Sweany - Fri. July 12th @ Rumba Cafe

Black Pumas - Fri. July 12th @ The Basement

Florist - Fri. July 12th @ Ace Of Cups

Ghost Of Paul Revere w/ Hocking River String Band - Tues. July 16th @ Woodland's Tavern

Lindsay Beaver - Wed. July 17th @ Natalie's

The Farmer & Adele - Thurs. July 18th @ Natalie's

Liz Coopoer & The Stampede - Fri. July 19th @ The Basement

Charley Crockett - Sat. July 20th @ Rumba Cafe

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Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard will release her first-ever solo album later this summer.

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Lucy Dacus is conflicted about America.

Cas Haley will return to WCBE to peform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Chase Makai!  

Dustbowl Revival
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Dustbowl Revival returns to WCBE to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show at Thirty One West in Newark, Ohio with Columbus' own Doc Robinson!

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

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This Texas based singer/songwriter will be stopping by studio A to talk about her latest release, and play a few songs live, just a day after performing live on the program Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.

"Foxhole Prayers" was released late last year, and is available for purchase here.

Her first full length release, "Sparkler" came out back in 2003.

  

Dawn And Hawkes is Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes.

This duo from Austin Texas will be staying in Central Ohio after their show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza on June 18 to play in Studio A.

They also have a show coming up at Riverdog near Oberlin Ohio on June 20.

The last time they visited  WCBE  was back in 2014.

"The Other Side" is their latest release.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Allman Betts Band Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Express Live!  

Erika Wennerstrom will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Ace Of Cups with Columbus outfit The Cordial Sins!  

Over The Rhine is a collaboration between Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist.

They will be returning to Studio A to play a few songs and talk about their latest release, "Love & Revelation", which came out in March.

Currently on tour in support of that release, they will be stopping by WCBE between their shows in Lexington Kentucky and Kent Ohio.

It's been several years since they last played here at the station.

Nikki Hill
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WCBE is looking forward to the return of Nikki Hill to perform Live From Studio A session in advance of the show that night at Natalie's presented by WCBE and Crazy Mams's Concerts!  

His new release, "Rising Star", is coming out on June 28, and you can pre-order it through his website, https://griffinhousemusic.com/.

He is in Ohio to play shows at 31 West in Newark the evening of June 12, and the Springfield Arts Festival on June 13.

Since moving to Nashville to start his career in music back in 2003, he has come out with at least 10 releases.

WCBE is looking forward to a return visit from one-man-band Matt Lorenz who performs under the name The Suitcase Junket.  

The Brother Brothers, currently based in Brooklyn, are identical twins David and Adam Moss.

"Some People I Know", their full length debut, came out in October of last year.

They're going to be performing at the Nelsonville Music Festival this weekend.

You can listen to this duo play some of their old-timey americana before the festival, right here on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

Bon Iver is back with its first new recorded music in three years. The band this morning dropped two new songs with lyric videos. The first, "Hey, Ma," is a glittering remembrance of childhood and a mother's love. "Tall time to call your ma," sings Justin Vernon over faded home videos of his family. "I was tokin' on dope / I hoped it all won't go in a minute / With the past that you know."

Hackensaw Boys
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WCBE is looking forward to having the Hackensaw Boys back for a Live From Studio A session in advance of their show at Woodland's Tavern!  

J.S. Ondara will join us Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night with Adam Melchor at The Basement presented by WCBE!  

Amanda Fish
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Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with Amanda Fish Band in adavance of the show that night at Natalie's in Worthington presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

Listen 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!

Northern Ireland's Beoga will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Newport with JOHNNYSWIM!  

Adia Victoria
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WCBE is looking forward to hosting Adia Victoria Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at A&R Music Bar with Carriers!  

If you're even a casually observant jazz fan, you might think you know a thing or two about Joe Lovano. A tenor saxophonist with dozens of albums to his name, most of them made during a roughly 25-year tenure on Blue Note Records, Lovano is one of the most instantly identifiable musicians on the jazz landscape and on the New York scene. But he didn't come from nowhere.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Bandcamp playlist at the bottom of the page.

This year, I was blown away by the Tiny Desk Contest entries I saw. We received over 6,000 entries from all across the country. We saw tiny desks up on rooftops and down on a subway platform; tucked into treetops, pickup trucks and laundromats. We heard songs about the situations that make life difficult and the people that make life worth living.

This group is going to stop by studio A before their show at the Rumba Cafe the evening of May 16th, with Shiny Penny out of Indiana.

Now performing as a trio, this California based act also has shows in Minnesota and Illinois this week.

Run River North is Alex Hwang (guitar/vocals), Daniel Chae (guitar/vocals) and Sally Kang (keys/vocals).

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