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

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".

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!

Brent Baxter/Giulia De Gregori

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!  

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
Alexander Thompson

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.

Hackensaw Boys
John Smith

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!  

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

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 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).

She will be playing at Rambling House Soda the evening of May 15th.

Also coming up for her this week are shows in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.

Having been a winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competition in 2009, and a fan favorite on the Voice back in season one, she is now touring in support of her new release, "Give Up Your Ghosts", which came out in February.

The Cerny Brothers will be returning to WCBE for another Live From Studio A visit during the Global Village!

Their brand new release Looking For The Good Land is available now.

That's The Cerny Brothers live from studio a, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

LISTEN HERE!

 

 

He will be stopping by studio A to perform before his show at The McConnell Arts Center the evening of May 10th.

Based in Texas, he is currently touring this part of the country with shows coming up in Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.

His latest release, "Land Of Doubt", is available for purchase through his website.

In addition to his career as a musician, he also does quite a bit of painting.

This Winnepeg based act is currently touring this part of the country, playing shows in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and The Central Ohio Folk Festival in Lewis Center, Ohio, which took place over the weekend.

The Small Glories is Cara Luft & JD Edwards.

They're getting ready to come out with a new release, “Assiniboine & the Red" on June 28.

Assiniboine is pronounced ‘uh-sin-uh-boin’.

This Central Ohio based act is coming out with a new release, "Boomerang", the same day as their visit to studio A.

The release show will be at Woodlands Tavern the evening of May 3rd.

Also performing at this event will be Jesse Henry & The High Definitions.

This West Virginia based singer/songwriter recently came out with two releases, recorded 32 years apart.

"Your Reflection Will Kill You" is the new one, recorded last year.

"1986 - The First Album" is the other one, recorded in 1986 but never released until now.

You can purchase those releases here.

Paul Cauthen
Will von Bolton

Texas troubadour Paul Cauthen (formerly of Sons Of Fathers) will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe!  

WCBE is looking forward to hosting guitar legend Arlen Roth Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern!  Roth is considred one of the most influential guitarists of all time.  For over 45 years he's toured the world with such icons as Simon And Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Phoebe Snow, The Bee Gees, Ry Cooder, Levon Helm, Dusty Springfield and more!

This Central Ohio based act will be stopping by studio A before their album release show at Rambling House the evening of April 26th, with Bow Echo opening.

"By The Window" is the name of their new one.

You can listen to the first track, "Back To Ohio" here.

Touring extensively in April and May, he will be in town to play at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington  the evening of the 25th.

He will also be performing in Oberlin, Ohio on April 26.

Originally from Quebec, he has lived in many places, including Alaska, New Olreans and Paris.

Having shared stages with Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Dr. John, J. J. Cale and more, he has also been a guest on releases by Gurf Morlix, Ray Wylie Hubbard and others.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Texas troubadour Dale Watson & The Lone Stars to peform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!

He's out on the road with his new release Call Me Lucky and we're happy they're making a stop in Columbus! You can catch them that night at Woodland's Tavern!

They're in town to play at Woodlands Tavern with Henhouse Prowlers the evening before their visit to WCBE.

You can also hear Henhouse Prowlers live from studio A Thursday April 18th at 11am.

This bluegrass based band from Peoria Illinois also incorporates elements of classic rock, jazz, classical, Hip-Hop and more into their performances.

They've played throughout the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom.

This Chicago based bluegrass act will be in town to play a show at Woodlands Tavern with The Way Down Wanderers out of Peoria Illinois the evening of April 18th.

The Way down Wanderers will stick around to perform live in studio A the following morning at 11am.

The Henhouse Prowlers have been making music for more than a decade, infusing musical styles from other parts of the world as well.

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