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Sierra

West Virginia’s Sierra Ferrell talks Jimmie Rodgers, recording ‘Long Time Coming,’ and developing her personal style

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WOUB Digital · Sierra Ferrell x WOUB Culture Rising star Sierra Ferrell grew up in small-town West Virginia but left the region early on in her life to travel the country. She made her living (and learned more than a thing or two about how people listen to music) by busking on street corners between… Read More

On tour for “En Español,” Mavericks’ Eddie Perez explains band’s success from embracing diversity Nashville execs shun

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WOUB Digital · WOUB’s Ian Saint speaks with Eddie Perez of The Mavericks Although country music’s roots are multi-ethnic, the rosters of musicians with top billing in Nashville haven’t exactly reflected that diversity. Nevertheless, that did not faze The Mavericks; whose lead singer and principal songwriter, Raul Malo, was born the son of Cuban immigrants… Read More

Air supply

Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock talks ‘Lost In Love’ tour’s celebration of hard-won success, importance of authenticity

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WOUB Digital · WOUB’s Ian Saint chats with Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock If you were asked to single out a definitive Air Supply song, you could be forgiven for struggling to narrow it down. First of all, Air Supply racked up a whopping seven consecutive top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 —… Read More

Oak Ridge

From Elvis to Elvira to Air Force One: as Oak Ridge Boys tour in 2022, Richard Sterban celebrates 50 years since leap of faith

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WOUB Digital · As Oak Ridge Boys tour in 2022, Richard Sterban celebrates 50 years since leap of faith The Oak Ridge Boys will later return to Ohio again on Friday, March 11 at the historic Dayton Masonic Center (525 Riverview West Avenue).  Madison Square Garden in New York City is arguably the most common bucket… Read More

Led

Get The Led Out


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From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before! Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists… Read More

GTLO

Get The Led Out singer heralds importance of small heartland cities to classic rock, plays Marietta on Jan. 13

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WOUB Digital · Get The Led Out singer heralds importance of small heartland cities In December, the Peoples’ Bank Theatre (222 Putnam St.) in Marietta was rocked by British Invasion front-liners Herman’s Hermits — whose lead singer, Peter Noone, spoke to WOUB shortly beforehand. Many of Herman’s Hermits records featured guitar from an uncredited session… Read More

Lorrie

On eve of Grand Ole Opry homecoming, Lorrie Morgan will grace Peoples Bank Theatre, celebrating her Ohio heritage

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WOUB Digital · Lorrie Morgan will grace Peoples Bank Theatre, celebrating her Ohio heritage Country music’s Lorrie Morgan played the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta on Saturday, December 4. I had the chance to speak to Morgan in the feature embedded above. Lorrie is the daughter of George Morgan, an early member of the Grand… Read More

herman

British Invasion vets Herman’s Hermits will criss-cross Ohio, Peter Noone professes appreciation of Buckeye State and the importance of local radio

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WOUB Digital · Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits spoke with WOUB’s Ian Saint “Something tells me I’m into something good…”  You’ll probably recognize that as the hook of a VERY catchy song. It’s from “I’m Into Something Good,” the debut single by Herman’s Hermits, who were at the forefront of the British Invasion when it… Read More

Sara

Country icon Sara Evans kicks off Blue Christmas Tour jolly, debunks ‘bro country’ fervor folly

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Near the precipice of the 25th anniversary for her debut album with RCA Nashville, country music icon Sara Evans is rounding out 2021 with her Blue Christmas Tour – which includes a performance at Marietta’s Peoples Bank Theatre (222 Putnam Street) on Thursday, December 2 featuring special guest Everette. WOUB’s Ian Saint spoke with Evans… Read More

Kansas

Kansas’ guitarist Rich Williams reflects on progressive rock and his band’s unlikely stardom

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WOUB Digital · Kansas’ guitarist Rich Williams reflects on progressive rock and his band’s unlikely stardom Kansas are the progressive rock giants responsible for megahits such as “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind” and many more. Over the course of their almost five decades of music making, the band has produced eight gold… Read More

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Marietta College’s Esbenshade Series Presents Steep Canyon Rangers Livestream Nov. 7

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WOUB Digital · Steep Canyon Rangers Performance Stream Nov. 7 In March 2020, a highly anticipated Esbenshade Series performance at the Peoples Bank Theatre from the Grammy Award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers was cancelled due to COVID-19. On Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET, an entirely free stream of a Steep Canyon… Read More

Larry Groce

Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce to Perform in Benefit Livestream for Peoples Bank Theatre Aug. 1

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WOUB Digital · Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce to Perform in Benefit Livestream for Peoples Bank Theatre Aug. 1 Saturday, August 1, Larry Groce, Todd Burge, and Jess Baldwin will perform from the stage of the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta as a part of the theatre’s 100 Days for 100 Years Fundraising campaign. The stream… Read More

100 days

101-Year-Old PBT Hopes Livestream Campaign Can Assist With Next 100 Days

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WOUB Digital · 101-Year-Old PBT Hopes Livestream Campaign Can Assist With Next 100 Days The Peoples Bank Theatre (222 Putnam St.) in Marietta has served the surrounding communities for 101 years in a wide variety of ways. Like all other performing arts venues throughout the nation, the theatre is facing financial uncertainty in the wake… Read More

13th Annual Colony Short Film Fest to Feature ‘The Price of Free’

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Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2 mark the 13th Annual Colony Short Film Festival, which will take place at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. The festival is intended to spotlight independent short films from around the globe, and this year the event is highlighting The Price of Free, the winner of the 2018 Sundance… Read More

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra Headed to Peoples Bank Theatre March 1

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The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will bring their unique live show to the Peoples Bank Theatre on Friday, March 1 starting at 7 p.m. WOUB’s Emily Votaw interviewed the director of the group, Andrew Greene, about the formation of what the Washington Post called “the premiere ragtime ensemble in America,” in the interview embedded above. 

Todd Burge/William Matheny/Adam Remnant at Peoples Bank Theatre Feb. 8 SOLD OUT

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Tickets for the Friday, February 8 Todd Burge, William Matheny, and Adam Remnant show at the Peoples Bank Theatre are sold out! In 2018, Remnant released his highly anticipated debut full-length solo album, Sourwood.  Burge is fresh off the late 2018 release of Your Reflection Will Kill You and 1986: The First Album, the former of which is made… Read More

Peoples Bank Theatre’s 2019 Winter-Spring Spotlight Series


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The historic Peoples Bank Theatre announces its 2019 Winter-Spring Spotlight Series. This latest lineup of eight national touring artists comes in the midst of the theatre’s 100th anniversary. From concerts and comedy, to acrobatics and silent movies with live accompaniment, the Winter-Spring series highlights the versatility of the recently renovated performance and the diversity of… Read More

Sofi & the Baladis to Bring Ancient Music to Peoples Bank Theater

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Sofi & the Baladis are a truly unique musical group. The group’s performances are one part demonstrations of fascinating ancient instruments such as the oud and the qanun, one part gorgeous interpretation of 4,000-year-old plus Samaritan prayers, and one part the powerful personal story of the group’s lead vocalist, Sofi Tsedaka. Tsedaka was born into… Read More