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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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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.

He will be stopping by to talk about his new release, "Practical".

The album release show will be at The Shrunken Head on April 12th, featuring  Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds, The Outside Voices and Joshua Powell.

Find out what he's been up to since he last performed at WCBE.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Ben Dickey Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night with Hayes Carll at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, OH!

He's out on the road with his brand new release A Glimmer On The Outskirts produced by Charlie Sexton

BAILEN
Shervin Lainez

The sibling act BAILEN will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement with The Rad Trads presented by WCBE!

Samantha Fish
Backstage Flash

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Samantha Fish with Jonathan Long Live From Studio A in advance of the sold out show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

Tune in for a live acoustic session, 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!

Waldmania PR

WCBE is looking forward to the return of The Shazzbots to studio A.

Their new release, "Lightspeed" is coming out on Friday March 1, but you can pre-order it today through this link.

They also have a live show coming up on March 2nd at Big Fun, at 672 North High Street.

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and Tyler Ramsey of Band Of Horses will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night presented by WCBE at the Rumba Cafe!

Columbus musicians Ian Hummel and Zach Whitney aka Me & Lil' Brother will join us Live From Studio A to perform a few songs before the big sold out event for CASH ONLY 9, a benefit for WCBE!  They'll also be the emcees for the evening!  We'll also be chatting with Brady Oxender...another one of the organizers of the event.

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!

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Micah Mathewson

Dobro player Rob Ickes and acoustic/electric guitarist/vocalist Trey Hensley will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Refectory for their Dinner Music Series at 6PM.

They share a mutual love of bluegrass, country, blues, rock, western swing, jazz and other string band music of all kinds and we're happy that they'll be dropping by WCBE to share their music!

Joe Pug
Dusdin Condren

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Joe Pug to peform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night with Michaela Anne at the Rumba Cafe!

"Note To Self,  The Paragon Project Vol. 3",  will be coming out on February 23.

The album release event is scheduled for the evening of the 23rd, at the King Arts Complex.

The Paragon Project is a group of musicians, artists and poets who attend the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center.

They're getting ready to release "Travelogue" on the 20th of April.

They also have a series of shows  shows coming up at Bleu & Fig from Feb 14- 17 called Valentine's Daze.

The early shows will be  performed as a trio, and evening shows will be with the full band.

Check out Doc Robinson's return to studio A, right here on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

This Chicago based alternative jazz trio will be in Columbus to perform at Copious Notes the evening of the 15th.

Led by Joe Policastro on Bass, his bandmates are Dave Miller on Guitar and Mikel Avery on Drums.

Thier new release, "Nothing Here Belongs",  just came out on the 8th of February, and it's available for purchase through their website.

JD SIMO
Jeffry Fasano

He will be stopping by studio A before his band, Simo, plays at the Rumba Cafe the evening of the 5th

Also appearing at that show will be the Columbus based band Rat Motel.

He last visited studio A about a year ago.

Touring the Eastern US this month,  in March they will be headed off to Europe for a 5 week tour.

Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch In 2019

Jan 17, 2019

A new year calls for new discoveries, and 2019 is no different. As part of NPR Slingshot, member stations have chosen a select group of artists who are making this a promising year in music.

Packed with discoveries, our 2019 Artists To Watch list is more than just an unpredictable mix of jazz montages, complex grunge solos and unifying anthems. It's a diverse celebration of artists who've been here all along, but are only now getting to be heard.


There are songwriters and then there are storytellers, and Steve Earle is very much the latter. His songs, such as "The Devil's Right Hand," "Copperhead Road" and "Guitar Town," have been sung by Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and many, many more.

These guys have a show coming up at Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta Ohio the evening of January 11th, and then on the 12th their cd release show will take place at Olivers in Columbus.

The new EP, Daddy Long Leggin', is available for purchase here.

The progressive bluegrass outfit The Wooks from Lexington, Kentucky will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show the night at Woodland's Tavern with The Way Down Wanderers!

They're out on the road with their 2018 release  Glory Bound and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

Her full length debut, "On My Way" is now out.

It's produced by grammy award winning Jim Tullio, who has worked with John Prine, Leonard Cohen, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, David Bromberg, Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples to name a few.

She has been exposed to a wide array of music as the daughter of a music manager who has worked  with Dave Mason, Minnie Riperton and more.

Copyright 2018 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

WCBE is looking forward to the long awaited return of the Bottle Rockets  to peform Live From Studio A!  

Sugarcane Jane
Fred Salinas Photography

Sugarcane Jane will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music in Worthington!

They're out on the road with their brand new release Southern State Of Mind produced by Anthony Crawford and Buzz Cason.

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

WCBE is pleased to welcome The Farmer & Adele back to studio A.

The last time they visited WCBE was back in 2016.

Since then, they've been busy touring, and they also host a daily radio show.

Their Country-Western Christmas Party Tour will make a stop at Natalies Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of December 6th.

It will be a show of classics and original songs for the holidays.

CAAMP
Josh Wool

WCBE is looking forward to the return of CAAMP to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

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