The songs do all the convincing on his new album The No-Hit Wonder. There’s a timeless craftsmanship in these deceptively simple songs about love and home, losses and dreams. Branan’s had his fair share of each since completing his critically acclaimed Bloodshot debut MUTT in 2012, losing several beloved family members, getting married, and having two kids. He spent all this time touring heavily with artists across the spectrum, including The Gaslight Anthem and Jason Isbell (who appears here on “You Make Me” and “The Highway Home”). The pull of settling down and push of life’s unavoidable unsettlings inform much of the new record, which navigates the lows while celebrating the highs with fresh urgency. Read more
Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer Colleen Green is coming to the Woodward Theater on Sunday, April 10. The Woodward is located at 1404 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.
General admission tickets, $6 ADV/$8 DOS (plus applicable fees), are on sale on Friday, March 20 at MOTR Pub, Shake It Records, http://www.cincyticket.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=2576 and all CincyTicket outlets. All shows at the Woodward are age-restricted to 21-and-up unless otherwise noted.
As a prospect it can be terrifying, sad, and worst of all, inevitable. But on I Want to Grow Up, her second album for Hardly Art, Colleen Green lets us know that we don’t have to go it alone. Read more
The uniquely talented performers of Cirque Mechanics will take over the Music Hall stage on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm to join the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell for an unforgettable evening of artistic and modern circus feats. Aerialists and acrobats will perform amidst the mechanical wonders that the company has become known for, including the 18-foot-tall Gantry Crane created for this show, bringing classical works including Berlioz’s Roman Carnival, Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, and original music from circus composer Michael Picton, to spectacular life. Read more
Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy® and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today.
I’m A Song is Lauderdale’s latest country endeavor, his 26th album to date, and his first double album featuring 20 tracks all on one CD. I’m A Song began in 2012, where he recorded nine of the songs with James Burton, Al Perkins, and the rest of the band. He completed the remainder of the tracks last summer with the intention of only recording a few songs and turned into eleven. Read more
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show, $15 adv, $18 dos, Buy Tickets
JD McPherson returned to the “Late Show with David Letterman” on February 24 to perform the title track from his highly anticipated new album Let The Good Times Roll. Out now on Rounder Records, Let The Good Times Roll is McPherson’s highest debut yet – gaining the #1 position on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseekers chart. In celebration of the release, NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” recently featured McPherson on the program. Stream and read the piece here: http://n.pr/1Ca7ksO.
On the heels of their sold-out European tour, McPherson and his longtime band—Jimmy Sutton (upright bass), Jason Smay (drums), Ray Jacildo (keys) and Doug Corcoran (saxophone, guitar, keys)—will embark on a North American tour later this month including a series of dates supporting Eric Church. See below for complete details. Read more
Town Mountain’s hard drivin’ bluegrass sound, tight harmonies, and stellar in-house songwriting have become the band’s trademark. They light up the stage with their honky tonk edge and barroom swagger, featuring a Jimmy Martin-style bounce and confidence that is countered at times by a laid-back John Hartford-esque groove. Town Mountain includes Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, and Nick DiSebastian on bass. The band will be heading to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana the first week of January 2015 to record their 5th studio release at The Cypress House with Grammy Award winner Dirk Powell, who will be acting as audio engineer and producer. Read more