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Tue, Jul 24, 2012 5:21 pm

Since forming at Ohio University in 1996, Red Wanting Blue has released nine albums and toured the U.S., averaging 200 shows a year.

On July 18, those years of hard work paid off when the band appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, playing to an estimated audience of 3.2 million viewers.

Tue, Jul 24, 2012 7:55 am

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams returns to Stuart's Opera House this Thursday for her third appearance at the venue and her first with her band, Buick 6.

Born in Lake Charles, La., Williams was raised by her professor father, the poet Miller Williams. She first made her mark on the Austin and Houston music scenes in the early 1970s as a singer-songwriter, recording her first album, Ramblin', in 1978 for just $250.

Sun, Jul 22, 2012 3:16 pm

Athens' annual Boogie on the Bricks street party took place Saturday with over 10 hours of local, regional and out-of-state music.

Court Street was packed for much of the day, with attendance peaking near the end of the night when headliners Big Sam’s Funky Nation took the Court & West State stage, followed by local group Elemental Groove Theory.

This slideshow includes some of the performers at this year's event, including Bright At Night, Sassafraz featuring Dysfunktional Family, The Spikedrivers, The Heartlanders, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Elemental Groove Theory.

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 5:24 pm

Clarence Spady performed at "Rhythm on the River" in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Friday, July 20, marking the fourth performance of this year’s concert series.

Headquartered at the Court Street Grill, the Pomeroy Blues and Jazz Society has hosted the series at the Riverside Amphitheatre for the past 13 years.

Before Spady took the stage on Friday, Rhythm on the River founder and Court Street Grill owner Jackie Welker spoke of the impact Clarence’s music has had on Pomeroy.

Thu, Jul 19, 2012 9:18 am

Listen to performances and interviews from the 2012 Athens Rock Camp for Girls concert, held July 14 at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:28 am

For the third installment of Sessions @ WOUB, we are proud to present acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Thorn.

On this episode, Thorn performs three songs and shares some colorful stories with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

Sun, Jul 15, 2012 12:17 pm

Brooklyn, N.Y., blues/rockabilly/swing band Gas House Gorillas performed at Pomeroy's "Rhythm on the River" series on Friday, July 13.

View photos and listen to audio of the band's performance.

Tue, Jul 10, 2012 1:59 pm

Dan Dreifort is a familiar character in the Athens music scene.

After 20 years of performing his original music in over 15 bands, Dreifort is no doubt a veteran to nearly every stage in uptown Athens.

Dreifort’s first group, Walrus, was formed way back in 1992 when he first arrived in Athens. Since then he has formed and fronted such notable Athens bands as Cactus Pears, Martizatic!, Vellumn, and Our Smiling Jesus Band.