WOUB Music Blog

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Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:29 am

New York-based roots-swing group Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade recently stopped by our studios for the inaugural taping of Sessions at WOUB.

Produced by staff, faculty and students from WOUB and the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, the series will feature interviews and performances from local and regional bands, as well as national touring musicians.

Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country and folk, Miss Tess has drawn comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee and Chuck Berry.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:34 am

Columbus-based folk-rock quartet Moon High performed at Donkey Coffee and Espresso on March 9 as part of the 6th annual Aquabear County Fair. The set featured songs from the band's newest LP, Six Suns, which was warmly received by the audience.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:35 am

Ohio University-Chillicothe student Jordan Clark is looking to turn her passion for singing into her professional pursuit.

Clark, 20, recently recorded her debut CD, and she plans to take her ambitions to "Music City" and see how they play out.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:36 am

Billed as "an awesome one-night only chance to see two headliners--a roots rock and folk extravaganza," two of Southeastern Ohio's favorite bands will share the stage this weekend at Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall. 

Since forming in 1999, Athens, Ohio-based Southeast Engine have recieved much critical attention in the past few years. After the release of their fifth recording, Canary, they appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage and were featured on NPR's World Cafe as the artists of the week.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:36 am

This weekend, musicians from across Ohio will come to Athens to participate in a weekend of performance and workshops at the Athens Jazz Festival.

The festival is an annual tradition, but 2012 marks the first year Ohio University has been involved in the organization of the event.

"The reason the School of Music and the Performing Arts Series were brought in is because of the connections within the educational realm," said Michael Parkinson, director of the OU School of Music.

Wed, Mar 14, 2012 3:49 pm

The Smiling Skull may be one of the cozier venues in Athens, but the actual music experience there is more like a stadium show.

Its intimacy is of a different kind than that of a place like Donkey Coffee; the fact that the stage is eight feet in front of the onlookers only makes the guitars screech louder and the drums crash harder.

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 10:06 pm

The 6th annual Aquabear County Fair returns to Athens on March 9 and 10. This year, the event will be spread across four venues: Donkey Coffee, Casa Nueva, The Union and O’Betty’s Red Hot (on Union). The schedule includes 16 acts and admission is free.

Wed, Mar 14, 2012 3:50 pm

In this centennial year of Woody Guthrie's birth, several tributes are being planned for the iconic American activist and folk singer. There are at least a half-dozen books slated for publication this year, and Smithsonian Folkways is releasing a box set titled Woody at 100.