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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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Marcus King has rock and roll in his bones: He comes from a family of famed guitarists in Greenville, S.C. With his raspy falsetto and guitar licks, he's been hailed as a revival of B.B. King or Stevie Ray Vaughan.

This Columbus based act will be coming out with their new release the same day they visit studio A.

The evening of January 17 they will be at Rumba Cafe, performing at their cd release show.

Also on the bill is the Columbus based act Mungbean.

  

He will be returning to Studio A before the Dave Buker And The Historians 10th anniversary show at The Shrunken Head, coming up on Saturday January 18.

Also appearing at this show will be The Devil Doves, and Topher James And The Biscuettes, which is a stripped down version of Topher James And The Biscuit Brigade.

This singer-songwriter will be stopping by to play a few songs and talk about what he has been up to since he last played here at WCBE.

He will not be touring the second week of January so it's going to be a radio only visit to Columbus this time around.

Influenced by artists like Bob Dylan and John Prine, his music has found it's way onto television programs like True Blood and The Office.

He's toured with John Mellencamp and John Fogerty during their "Words And Music" tour.

The Floorwalkers will be returning to WCBE to share some holiday cheer with us and featuring news songs from their brand new release All These Things And More!  

5th Annual Holiday Office Party @ Rumba Cafe
Art by Julie Edwards Whittaker and George Hondroulis

Please join us for a Live From Studio A session with local artists/musicians Micah Schnabel (Two Cow Garage) and Vanessa Jean Speckman (VJ's & The MG's)!  This will be in advance of the 5th Annual Holiday Office Party and Toy Drive For Firefighters For Kids that night at the

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Corey Harris Live From Studio A in advance of the show tonight with Micah Kesselring!

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!

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Marcus King Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night with his full band at The Newport Music Hall!  

The HawtThorns is the husband-wife duo, K.P. and Johnny Hawthorn, currently touring in support of their debut release "Morning Sun", which came out in August.

They will be performing three nights in Akron at the 11th annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza, which will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December .

The Shootouts and Gretchen Pleuss will also be playing at those shows.

This Singer, Songwriter, guitarist and sometimes ukelele player will be playing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of December 3rd.

"Out From Under", is her latest release, which came out in November.

She has been playing open mics since the age of 11, formed her first band when she was 12, and recorded  her first release in 2015 when she was 13 years old. 

Now at the age of 18, she will be visiting studio A for the first time.

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.

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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.

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