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Roots 'N Offshoots

Sundays, 9pm - 11pm

Our very own queen of the honkytonk Maggie Brennan slides on her boots and lassos the finest in American roots music and its related forms; including folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, country and more. Perfect listening after a long day on the trail or around the campfire.

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WCBE is looking forward to a return visit from Vintage Trouble to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Skully's Music Diner!  

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Natalie's presented by WCBE and Crazy Mama's Concerts!

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!

Jim Wright

He's currently touring in support of his latest release, "Caretakers",  which came out in August.

This time out, he's touring with a full band. 

It's been more than three years since he's done that.

His Columbus stop will be at Newport Music Hall the evening of November 14.

Find out what he's been up to since his last visit to studio A.

Currently touring in support of her third full length release, "Fine But Dying", her Columbus stop will be at The Basement the evening of November 8.

She also has a new single out, "Devotion". That came out in October.

Her last visit to WCBE was on April 23, 2018 during the Global Village.

Find out what she has been up to since then.

AHI
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Canadian musician AHI (prounounced "EYE") will drop by for a Live From Studio A session in advance of his show that night at The Basement with Columbus' own Hebdo!  

WCBE is looking forward to a return visit from the Austin, TX outfit Jamestown Revival!  They'll perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show with Ryan Bingham that night at The Newport!

WCBE is looking forward to hosting cellist/singer/artist Melora Creager and her historical cello rock band Rasputina Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Charming Disaster!

Glen Phillips, singer/songwriter of the band Toad The Wet Sprocket and other projects, will be performing a show at Columbus Arts Center (Shedd Theater) the evening of October 25.

Before that he will be coming in to studio A to play a few songs, reflect on his solo career and maybe talk about some of those other side projects as well.

Her current tour makes a stop at the Rumba Cafe the evening of October 24.

Rhett Miller from the band Old 97's will also be at that show.

She's touring in support of the 8 song release "Issues", produced by Paul Cauthen, which features The Texas Gentlemen as her backup band.

That came out over the summer.

This New York based singer-songwriter's career was already on the upswing before he won season 8 of The Voice in 2015 at the age of 16.

His music has  appeared on the Netflix  series Longmire, and his song "The Fire" was covered on the TV show Code Black.

He is now touring in support of his self-titled release, which came out on September 27.

This new one features some new material as well as new studio versions of some of his older classics.

He gets help from co-producer Liz Draper on bass, Mikkel Beckmen on percussion, Jeff Mitchell on electric guitar, backing vocals and more, and Dave Hundrieser on harmonica.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Ryan Bingham to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at The Newport!  

This Idaho born singer-songwriter has been named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste magazine.

His latest release, "Fever Breaks", which came out in April, features Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit as his backup band.

Jason Isbell also receives production credit for this collaboration.

Jenny Tolman will be making a visit to WCBE to perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at Ace Of Cups!

She's out on the road with her debut studio release There Goes The Neighborhood.

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!

This Huntington West Virginia based band will be stopping by studio A before their show at Ace Of Cups the evening of September 20.

They're touring in support of the release, "Full Moon, Heavy Light", which came out in May.

Brant Bjork will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night with Ecstatic Vision and Brujas del Sol at Woodland's Tavern!

This Australian born Singer, songwriter, musician and music producer has worked with Patty Loveless, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Sarah Jarosz to name a few.

He will be in Columbus to open for, and play in Vince Gill's band at the Palace Theatre on Sunday September 15.

The following morning he will stop by studio A to play a few songs, and talk about his release, "West", which came out on August 30.

The Lumineers have taken their latest album, III, as an opportunity to shine a light on a topic that's close to many of the members' lives — addiction. III tells a story of addiction in three acts. As the album runs from one song to the next, it's a tale of one family facing the same problem. "It's the family secret and it's a taboo," Wes Schultz, the band's lead vocalist, says.

Drummer Jeremiah Fraites says addiction happens in cycles and should be considered that way.

This German jazz guitarist primarily plays gypsy swing music in the style of Django Reinhardt.

His first release, “Swinging Strings” was named CD of the month by Guitar Player magazine.

Currently touring the USA, he will be performing at The Refectory with Tom Carrol & Doug Richeson on September 10.

He will be coming to WCBE to play live in studio A the following morning.

This Missouri based rock band is in town to play at Rumba Cafe on the 9th of September.

Also appearing at that show is Shonen Knife, who will return to Studio A on September 9 during the Global Village during the 2pm hour.

Currently touring together, both of these bands will play at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights the following night.

This Central Ohio based trio has a CD release show coming up at the Rumba Cafe the evening of August 30.

The Rough & Tumble, also playing at this show, have a new release coming out on September 6.

This will be the first ever performance in studio A by Ohyoholos.

Listen to them discuss their new release, and play a few songs as well.

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David McClister

Soul steeped Memphis quintet Southern Avenue will return to WCBE for another Live From Studio A session in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern

Bill Scorzari is coming out with his third studio album Now I'm Free on September 20th and you'll get to hear all about it ahead of time in a Live From Studio A performance!

Tune in for live music and conversation on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

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WCBE is thrilled to host the legendary Nick Lowe  Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at Jo Ann Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center with Los Straitjackets!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of husband and wife team Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent AKA Shovels & Rope to peform Live From Studio A!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Fruition to peform Live From Studio A!  

His new release is "Truth", and he has one last show in Columbus at The Basement the evening of August 16, before he get's married and moves to Seattle.

Keating will also play at this event, as will The Esteems.

Listen in on what could end up being Joey Viola's final studio A performance.

These Central Ohio based musicians will be playing at a WCBE benefit taking place at the Rumba Cafe the evening of August 15.

Also appearing at this event will be Angela Perley, Jesse Henry and Sean Woosley, who will be playing live in studio A during the 1pm hour on August 15.

Jenny, Lou and Todd all play in bands in addition to having their solo careers.

Tune in to hear all three of these performers play live in studio A.

That's right here on 90.5 FM WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

His new album, "It Ain't The Same", is scheduled to come out on September 27.

The players on this release include John James Tourville (The Deslondes) on electric guitar and pedal steel, Casey McDonough (NRBQ) on bass, and Alex Hall (JD McPherson, The Cactus Blossoms, Robbie Fulks) on drums, percussion, keys and engineering.

 

Currently on tour, his Columbus stop will be at Ace Of Cups the evening of August 13.

 

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