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Micah Kesselring’s relationship with the guitar began when he was only nine years old, playing on the porch of the log cabin that his father built nestled in the Hocking Hills. Kesselring taught himself to play the music he loved as an adolescent, schooling himself on the simple, poignant stylings of late ’90s Californian pop… Read More
UPDATE: (March 13, 2020) The Mid-Ohio Valley Blues, Jazz, and Folk Music Society has announced that the 29th Annual River City Blues Festival, scheduled for March 20-21, has been postponed until further notice due to the statewide ban on gatherings of more than 100 people declared by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on March 12, 2020…. Read More
Vanessa Collier is a young 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and she has received many accolades for the authentic sound she has shared with the world over the course of the past several years, including being named the 2019 Horn Player of the Year by the Blues Music Awards (she has… Read More
The 29th Annual River City Blues Festival will take place Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at The Lafayette Hotel (101 Front Street, Marietta OH ). The event is presented by The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society. Event Schedule March 20 5 p.m. High Schools That Rock (Free and open to the public) Friday… Read More
Selwyn Birchwood will perform Saturday, March 16 at the River City Blues Festival in Marietta, OH. WOUB spoke to him several days before the performance in the interview embedded above.
The Delgado Brothers have been playing music together for decades, having developed a very strong and passionate fan base on the West Coast. On Saturday, March 16, the band will visit Marietta, OH for the very first time, to play the 28th Annual River City Blues Festival. WOUB spoke with Joey Delgado about the band’s… Read More
The second day of the 27th annual River City Blues Festival featured the likes of Cary Morin, Gaye Adegbalola, Lurrie Bell, Missippi Heat, and Bernard Allison. Take a look at the photos taken throughout the day at the festival by WOUB’s Hannah Schroeder.
The first night of the 27th Annual River City Blues Festival featured dynamite performances from JJ Thames and the Violet Revolution and the one and only C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band. Take a look at these photos, taken by WOUB’s Jordan Kelley, during the festival’s first night of performances on Friday, March 16.