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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 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.

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. After pledging to never make an album of Christmas songs, my guest, roots and rockabilly musician JD McPherson, has broken that promise. And I'm really glad he did. His new album "Socks" features his original holiday songs, and they're really fun. McPherson and his band came to our studio last week with their instruments to play some of those new Christmas songs and talk about music and other things.

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!  

Bobby Rush
Rick Olivier

WCBE is looking forward to hosting legendary bluesman and Grammy award winner Bobby Rush Live From Studio A!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Aaron Lee Tasjan with his band to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show at the Rumba Cafe with Brandy Zdan!

He's out on the road with his brand new release Karma For Cheap and we're excited he'll be coming back home for a show in Columbus!

Brian Fisher

WCBE is pleased to announce the return of Amy Ray to studio A.

Her last visit was back in 2008.

She will be in town to perform at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville the evening of the 13th.

"Holler", her latest solo effort, an americana based release, came out in late September.

Singer/songwriter decker. will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at Spacebar!

He's out on the road with his brand new release Born To Wake Up and you'll get to hear all about it during the Global Village on WCBE!

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 pleased to welcome This Brooklyn based four-piece band to studio A.

They released "Amends" on September 14th.

You can purchase that online here.

Currently on tour in support of that release, the columbus show will take place at Rumba Café the evening of the 2nd.

Other stops for them in late 2018 include shows in Pennsylvania, Massechussets, New York and New Hampshire.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Mister Moon to studio A, before their show at Brothers Drake Meadery on Saturday, November 3rd, with Moira and Ghost Soul Trio.

Their last visit was July 14, 2017.

Since then, they've released the EP, "Codes".

This Columbus based act will be playing at Woodlands Tavern the evening of the 31st.

There's also a show coming up at Craft & Vinyl at 1806 W 5th Ave on November 2nd.

The band is fronted by Eric Rollin on vocals.

They play hip hop, funk and soul.

The first Mistar Anderson Release came out in February 2014.

This duo out of Austin Texas is now on tour, and the Columbus stop will be taking place at the Rumba Café the evening of the 29th.

They released a new single, "Neon Prayer Flags", on October 19th, and it's available for purchase through iTunes.

The Portland, Oregon bred bluegrass/folk band Fruition will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern with Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival.

The band has five full length albums to their name and most recenlty released an EP, Fire.

He will play at CMA Harlem Renaissance Gala at The Columbus Museum Of Art the night before his visit to studio A.

He also has a show coming up at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington on Sunday October 21.

His other activities include representing artists and enterprises, as a co-owner of an Ohio based law firm.

T. Wong was also tagged as a brand ambassador for the Cily Of Columbus' Art Makes Columbus.

Tune in for an interview and live performance, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of The Black Lillies to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Rumba Cafe with The Benchmarks and Bud Bronson & The Good Timers.

They're out on the road with the brand new release Stranger To Me and we're happy they're making a stop in Columbus!

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