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From traditional tunes to holiday music, Johnny Mathis has been singing for more than six decades. His Ohio shows originally set for this spring have been rescheduled for August. Mathis joins Music Journeys and shares reflections on the early days, the teacher who helped shape his voice, the decision he faced between music and athletics, his jazzy first record, the lost album he recorded with Nile Rodgers, his love of Christmas music, and what keeps the 84-year-old continuing to perform. 

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Allen Stone brings his new tour to Columbus Tuesday with a show at Newport Music Hall. Stone, who's known for his soulful sound, turns 33 soon and recently started a family. In this edition of Music Journeys, Stone explains how marriage and reconnecting with himself inspired his latest release, what music means to him and how that's changed over the years, and more. Thanks for listening.  

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Greg Harris has served as president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum since 2013, but his love of music and museums began well before that. On this edition of Music Journeys, Harris shares his personal path to Cleveland, steps that included running a record store and working at the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

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Two Columbus performers are joining forces for a concert celebrating the Civil Rights Movement.

Columbus-based band The Molars host a record release show Saturday January 4 in Clintonville.

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Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder will be in Cleveland tonight for the opening of a new exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Music Journeys: Jay Som

Oct 18, 2019
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Jay Som performs Saturday night in Columbus at the Basement.

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny remains one of the most creative and talented musicians around. Metheny brings his Side-Eye tour to Columbus Saturday night at the Southern Theatre. In this edition of Music Journeys, Metheny reflects on career, the way he processes sound, and much more. Stick around for the Fast Five at the end for more insight and a surprising revelation. Thanks for listening.   

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Angela Perley has been writing, performing, and recording music for the last decade - all while calling Columbus home.

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As a longtime member of the band Foo Fighters, guitarist Chris Shiflett has seen his share of large venues. But the 48-year-old also enjoys the intimacy of a small bar. That's part of the reason Shiflett writes, records, and performs his own music. Hard Lessons, his second solo release, came out this summer. 

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Janiva Magness has earned several accolades over her career. The singer and songwriter has won seven Blues Music Awards and the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. 

Kelly Vaughn is one of the many artists performing at this weekend’s Columbus Arts Festival.

Katherine Paul

Multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul - also known as Black Belt Eagle Scout - brings her talents to Columbus tomorrow night. Paul grew up in a small Indian reservation and says she doesn't play music to write songs, she plays music to process feelings.  

Music Journeys: Sasami

May 3, 2019
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Multi-instrumentalist Sasami brings her talents to Columbus this weekend for a show at the Rumba Café. In this edition of Music Journeys, Sasami talks about her self-titled debut and how her background shaped her sound. Hear more in the full podcast at the bottom of the page.

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The 5th edition of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest wraps up this weekend. Entries must be submitted by Sunday night at 11:59 with a winner announced in mid-May.

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Bill Cohen has been busy since his retirement in 2013. The former Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter has performed several music shows around different themes. His upcoming endeavor serves as a tribute to John Denver. 

A musical in town for a limited run marks a special homecoming for one of the cast members. 

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Two musicians who've spent more of their time touring in bands than on their own have completed new solo releases and joined forces for a set of shows. Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and Tyler Ramsey, formerly of Band of Horses, bring their tour to Columbus tonight and WCBE for a live session this afternoon. 

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The Paragon Project celebrates its third full-length music release this weekend. Based at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, high school students write and record their own songs to communicate about issues in their lives and foster dialogue for listeners. 

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With three full-length releases to his credit, Aaron Lee Tasjan has earned quite the following from music fans. 

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Eric Johnson has been mentioned more than once as one of the most respected and talented guitar players in music. 

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After more than 15 years of collaborating and touring with other musicians, Doyle Bramhall II released his first solo material since the late 1990s in 2016. Two years later, Bramhall has returned with more new music. 

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Israel Nash performs Saturday night in Columbus at the Rumba Café. Nash recorded his latest release at a studio he built at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas. 

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Musician Ruthie Foster returns to central Ohio tonight with a performance at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington. Foster's recording career dates back to 1997 with traces of blues, folk, gospel, rock, and soul found in her sound. 

New York-based guitarist Rez Abbasi and his band Junction bring their jazz-rock sound to central Ohio this evening for a performance at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington. 

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This spring, musician Chris Stills released his first new material in more than a decade. With his parents finding fame in the music industry in different parts of the world, Stills developed multicultural influences and carved out his own sound. 

H.C. McEntire

After 3 releases fronting the band Mount Moriah, H.C. McEntire unveiled her first solo effort earlier this year. Her tour kicks off Friday night in Columbus. McEntire also visits WCBE Friday morning for a Live From Studio A session. 

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The 16th Annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival continues today featuring string players from all over the world in Columbus for educational clinics and performances. 

Lorenzo De Gregorio

Musician Meg Myers has been described as an intense performer with a powerful voice. The 31-year-old brings her talents to Columbus tonight as part of the opening acts for Walk The Moon at Express Live. 

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Tom Rush has new music out and performed a special concert as part of the Central Ohio Folk Festival

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