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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. 

Alysse Gafkjen

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. 

Christian Howes

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. 

Shashona White

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

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Actor Josh Radnor has a new TV project, but the central Ohio native also has a music collaboration with long-time recording artist Ben Lee. The duo performed last night in Columbus, but also stopped by WCBE. 

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The Columbus-based band Matt Monta and the Haymakers celebrate the release of new music Friday with performances at the Rumba Cafe and WCBE. 

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Liza Anne brings her concert tour to Columbus tonight along with a Live From Studio A session at WCBE this afternoon.

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In the latest installment of Music Journeys, Grace Weber explains her knack for chance meetings, the nickname she’s acquired, and how self-discovery became the theme of her new material.

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Musician and Columbus native Erica Blinn has gone from sharing the stage and a guitar with her father at a young age to touring around the country with some big names, including Blues Traveler, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Devon Allman.