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Thu, Aug 23, 2012 1:42 pm

Blues acts, harmonica demonstrations and music competitions are on tap for the third annual Diamond Teeth Mary Blues and Arts Festival, taking place Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25 in Huntington, W.Va.

Located at Huntington's Heritage Station, the festival celebrates and honors legendary blues singer and West Virginia native "Diamond Teeth" Mary Smith McClain.

Diamond Teeth Mary may not be a household name, though she had impressive credentials.

Tue, Aug 21, 2012 4:46 pm


The Fall Hookahville music fest returns this Thursday through Sunday to Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio, hosted by the Columbus group ekoostik hookah.

Now in its 38th year, the fest boasts a who's-who of the improvised music scene, inlcluding The Travelin’ McCourys, John Kadlecik (founding member of the Dark Star Orchestra and currently with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir on the Furthur tour) and the award-winning Tony Rice Unit.

Fri, May 17, 2013 4:46 pm

WOUB's Mark Hellenberg recently welcomed Austin, Tx., singer-songwriter Graham Weber, who performed songs from his most recent release, Women.

Thu, Aug 16, 2012 9:31 am

John Jagos, a.k.a. Brothertiger, has been a staple in the Athens music scene for nearly four years.

However, with almost 4,500 ‘likes’ on Facebook, and European and U.S. tours under his belt, Jagos has garnered a worldwide following and seems poised for the big leagues.

Sun, Aug 12, 2012 4:52 pm

The 14th annual Athens Community Music Festival took place Saturday, Aug. 14, with 34 local bands performing at six uptown venues.

View a photo slideshow and listen to audio from the evening's festivities.

Thu, Aug 16, 2012 4:45 am

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Jessica Makosky talks with the founder of the Diamond Music Festival, Nick Collura.

Now in its 14th year, the festival is held at Lake Logan and features a diverse lineup of area musicians playing everything from bluegrass to R&B and hard rock.

"We try to fly all colors," said Collura.

Thu, Aug 9, 2012 10:39 am

This Saturday, Athens will temporarily wake from its summer slumber when 34 local bands raise the volume--and money--for a good cause.

Now in its 14th year, the Athens Community Music Festival will feature over eight hours of homegrown music at six uptown venues.

Wed, Aug 8, 2012 4:34 pm

The Seattle singer-songwriter's new EP features covers of songs by John Prine, The McGarrigles, Charlie Feathers and Dock Boggs.