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Pomeroy’s annual Rhythm on the River concert series returns this Friday with Detroit soul band Laura Rain and The Caesars. This year’s free weekly series, which takes place at the Riverside Amphitheater, is featuring a mix of blues, soul and Americana from national and local acts. WOUB’s Mark Hellenberg caught up with Jackie Welker, Rhythm… Read More
Solas, the premier traditional Irish-American band, has been touring this country for nearly two decades. This month, the group will make a stop at The Adelphia Music Hall, located in Marietta. Multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan, who had won the prestigious All–Ireland competition on four different instruments before he was 20 years old, founded the band in… Read More
International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Grammy Award-winner Tim O’Brien returns to the stage of The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio, on Friday, Feb. 13. The prolific multi-instrumentalist has more than a dozen solo albums, several duo releases with singer-songwriter Darrell Scott and a half-dozen with his bluegrass outfit Hot Rize, a band that… Read More
This completes our series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year’s lists at this link. 2014 was another interesting year in music. This entry is the final submission to our annual series and I must say, I truly enjoyed reading my colleagues choices as well as… Read More
Several times a year, Stuart’s Opera House teams up with Ohio University’s Performing Arts Series, African Studies Program and Arts for Ohio to present performances by outstanding African artists. This Thursday, Nigerian musician Seun Kuti, the son of acclaimed afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, will perform at Stuart's with his late father’s band, Egypt 80.
July is a busy month for Los Angeles-based world music group Fishtank Ensemble. After playing several dates in the Midwest, the band travels to our region this Thursday for a show at the Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta.
Listen to a live performance and interview, recorded in the WOUB studios.
Australian guitar virtuoso Geoff Achison is no stranger to Southeast Ohio, having been invited to teach and perform at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch every year since 1998.
This week, Achison returns to the region for two performances: a solo show in Jackson on Thursday, and group performance at Uncle Buck's in New Marshfield. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg talks with the award-winning guitarist.
Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville presents two very different musical performances this week: Americana string band The Steel Wheels on Thursday, April 3 and Saharan blues band Tinariwen on Friday, April 4.
WOUB's Mark Hellenberg has a preview.
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings released their long-delayed fifth album on Jan. 14. Give the People What They Want was set for an August 2013 release date but ended up being postponed when Jones was diagnosed with stage II pancreatic cancer.
Now Jones is back with a vengeance, promoting the upcoming global tour and the new album, which, according to WOUB's Mark Hellenberg, is another winner from the Brooklyn soulsters.
WOUB Music Director and Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by The Wood Brothers, Bombino, Valerie June and Laura Marling.