Showman Pokey LaFarge is pleased to announce the Central Time Tour, a traveling variety musical experience. Performers joining Pokey on tour include “American songster” and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Dom Flemons, sounds from the Bayou with Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege, and the Cajun Country Revival, Cincinnati’s roots outfit The Tillers, and blues and roots from St. Louis with The Loot Rock Gang. “I’ve always been inspired by the revue tours of the mid-twentieth century. These tours sent a caravan of musicians, often from the same record label, to towns across America – big and small – for an evening of music and dancing.” says Pokey LaFarge. The tour will exhibit the show format of mid-century traveling revue tours and caravans, sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience for fans.
Showgoers are certainly in for an exciting evening, and an education will also be unavoidable for some. LaFarge says, “With the Central Time Tour, I want to broaden the appreciation of what it is that makes the Midwest a special place. I want to turn people on to quality music they wouldn’t likely hear on the radio. I want to celebrate our diverse American traditions, and above all, give the good people of the Midwest no choice but to dance, sing and put their minds at ease when the Central Time Tour comes to town.” Read more
Fans heading down to MidPoint Music Festival this month will discover a vibrant street fair along 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine. The MidPoint Midway will offer food, interactive fun and music from 5 p.m. to midnight, September 25–27, 2014.
MidPoint Midway is organized in partnership by MidPoint and ArtWorks
And thanks to sponsorship from P&G, the block between Vine and Walnut Streets will offer free music throughout the duration of the festival. Along with music, food trucks, and vendors, there is a major art and activities component to the Midway.
ArtWorks officially launches a citywide celebration of love for Cincinnati calledCincyInk. Through a range of interactive art-making experiences attendees can “ink their love” for our city. Read more
Runner of the Woods
Photo by Bostic Photography
Runner of the Woods Performs at Southgate House Revival’s Lounge on Thu 10/16
Featuring Nicolas Beaudoing of the Doc Marshalls
4pm doors / 9:30pm show; No Cover; 21+
111 E. 6th St. Newport, KY 41071
Runner of the Woods Debuts First Single “Good Things will Come” From Forthcoming Album“While frontman Nicolas Beaudoing, may not be the household name – well, in some households, at least – as [A.A. Bondy, Anders Parker and Jay Farrar], he’s certainly a talent on par with them.” –Popmatters
Good things will come – and not a moment too soon. For Nick Beaudoing, the front man of Nashville, Tennessee’s Runner of the Woods, much of 2014 was spent in the shadow of a serious family illness. Between visits to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, he stayed busy in the studio. One night while listening to rough mixes of his work on the drive home, he had a gut feeling that things would somehow work out. “I’ve never had the experience of listening to my own music and being cheered up,” Beaudoing says. “It felt like a pat on the back at just the right time.” Read more
20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH
8pm show, $22 Orch, $25 Main Floor
From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy — sometimes in a single song. Her last two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster and 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blues Album Grammy nominations; her latest, Promise of a Brand New Day, releasing August 19 on Blue Corn Music, could make her a contender once more
For this effort, Foster put Meshell Ndegeocello in charge as her producer and then got out of the way, letting the lauded singer and bassist call the shots regarding players, takes and mixing. “I wanted this album to highlight Ruthie’s voice and also communicate her vibe, give a fuller picture of her artistry and ability,” explains Ndegeocello. “She really trusted me with the music and I think we’ve made something that complements and holds its own alongside the power of her voice. Read more
Shiny and The Spoon
Photos by Scott Preston
On November 1 Cincy Groove Presents: A Taste Of The Groove featuring Shiny and The Spoon and Shiny Old Soul. The show will in the Revival Room at The Southgate House Revival. Doors 8pm,. Show 9pm. 18+, $5 adv, $7 dos, Buy Tickets
Shiny and The Spoon is also performing at the 3rd Annual Cincy Groove Music Festival. This year we are holding the event on November 22, 2014 at one of our favorite venues, The Southgate House Revival (111 E 6th St) in Newport, KY. Come out one last time before your Thanksgiving holiday to hear some incredible music from some of your favorite folk/americana/bluegrass bands. This year we will have Shiny and The Spoon, Hickory Robot, The Tillers, and Chicago Farmer gracing the stage in the Sanctuary Room. Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, Ages 18+. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of show and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/655181 or at The Southgate House Revival. Photos and video of each artist can be found at http://www.cincygroovefestival.com