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The Southeast Ohio Dulcimer Festival returns to the Federal Valley Resource Center in Stewart, Ohio, Oct. 18-20, featuring workshops and performances by recording artist Esther Golton (pictured left) and festival founder and dulcimer-builder Jerry Rockwell.
On Sept. 18, 2013, WOUB Music Director Mark Hellenberg set out for Nashville, Tenn., home of the annual Americana Music Festival. Over the course of four days, he took in numerous performances and industry panel discussions, squeezed his way into over-capacity clubs and dodged thousands of pre-teen Taylor Swift fans (and their mothers). Here is… Read More
Stuart's Opera House continues its Free Summer Concert Series this Friday with a show from noted singer-songwriter and blues revivalist Corey Harris. Harris is a musician whose projects link music of the African diaspora, from American blues to reggae to West African roots.
This Saturday, The Union Bar & Grill will host modern-day Americana legends The Handsome Family with special guest Danny Barnes. While both acts have performed in Athens on separate occasions, this pairing promises to be one of the best local shows of the summer.
Ohio native Patrick Sweany has been performing his brand of roots/blues/rock music since the 1990s, with shows throughout the U.S. and several critically acclaimed albums under his belt. This Friday, he returns to Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg talked with Sweany about the show and his new album, Close to the Ground.
Over the past few years, there have been a number of 30-something artists emerging into solo careers after the breakup of the successful string bands of their youth. The Watson siblings and Chris Thiele from Nickel Creek come to mind, as do Mike and Ruthy from the Mammals, and most recently, Aoife O'Donovan from Crooked… Read More
Texas-born, Columbus-based singer-guitarist Hadden Sayers recently stopped by WOUB to perform a few songs and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.
Sayers' latest album, Rolling Soul, is a mix of blues, R&B, roots rock and Memphis soul, à la Al Green.
Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen returns to the Ohio Valley in early May for a series of concerts with Parkersburg’s own Todd Burge. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg talks with Burge about the duo's upcoming shows.
Stuart's Opera House will host a high-energy evening of Latin music on Tuesday, April 16 with Nelsonville Fest veterans Bomba Estereo (pictured) and Grammy Award-winners Grupo Fantasma. A limited number of free tickets are available to Ohio University students and Nelsonville Music Festival ticket holders.