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Hank Williams & Herzog 70th Anniversary Songwriter Showcase On 8.30.19

Herzog studios is in the last standing building in the world where Hank Williams Sr. recorded his MGM releases. The other two Nashville buildings were torn down years ago. At Herzog, Williams recorded four songs on 12/22/48 and four songs on 8/30/49 including “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Come celebrate this unique 70th anniversary, featuring a distinctive line-up of singer-songwriters “in the round”, in the very spot, on the very day, when Hank Williams made history.

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Jesse Dayton Performing at Southgate House Revival On 9/24

Jesse Dayton
Jesse Dayton

Jesse Dayton with Taylor Shannon Band, Mike Stinson

9/24/19

Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY

6:30pm doors, 7pm show, Buy Tickets

Revered guitarist, singer, songwriter and filmmaker Jesse Dayton will perform at Southgate House Revival on September 24 in support of his new album Mixtape Volume 1 (August 9, Blue Élan Records), a collection of deeper cuts by legendary artists infused with Dayton’s Texas/Louisiana-influenced style. Through his decades-spanning career, Jesse Dayton has become one of the music industry’s best kept secrets and valuable weapons with a sound that blends rock, blues, old school country, punk-rock and zydeco. On Mixtape Volume 1, Dayton offers his own reinterpretations of songs from iconic artists including Neil Young, Elton John, ZZ Top and more. Listen to the album via Rolling Stone Country HERE.

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DUDLEY TAFT AND FOLK N’ ROCK PREMIERE THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “GIVE ME A SONG” FROM HIS NEW ALBUM “SIMPLE LIFE” OUT 9/6

Dudley Taft leans into his rock roots and expresses himself with an edge without sacrificing his signature blues style on his new album Simple Life. Today Taft joins forces with Folk n’ Rock to premiere his new video for “Give Me A Song.” See it here: https://folknrock.com/news/exclusive-premiere-dudley-taft-give-me-a-song

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CincyGroove.com Presents – The Groove Sessions with Casey Campbell

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Photos – Sarah Shook and The Disarmers, 8/16/19, Whimmydiddle Music Festival, Hamilton, OH

Sarah Shook
Sarah Shook

Photos by Scott Preston

disarmers.com

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Photos – Arlo McKinley and The Lonesome Sound, 8/16/19, Whimmydiddle Music Festival, Hamilton, OH

Arlo McKinley
Arlo McKinley

Photos by Scott Preston

arlomckinley.com

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Photos – Billy Strings, 8/16/19, Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival, Hamilton, OH

Billy Strings
Billy Strings

Photos by Scott Preston

billystrings.com

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Aquabear Legion Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Two New Compilations

Athens based Ohio music and art collective Aquabear Legion will be celebrating 15 years with the release of two compilations. Aquabear Legion
Volume 7 is a compilation on vinyl featuring new Ohio music from around the state, and Mother of Presidents is an archival compilation on cassette featuring classic Ohio bands. Pre-order and support these projects right now on Indiegogo at aquabearlegion.com, or visit igg.me/at/aquabearlegion. The pre-order campaign features both releases along with new Aquabear t-shirts and hoodies, prints, previous releases, and more. These will be the 14th and 15th releases from Aquabear Legion since 2004.

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Freekbass & The Bump Assembly Announce New Tour Dates – “Funksgiving” 11/29 at Southgate House Revival

Freekbass
Freekbass

Freekbass & The Bump Assembly

11/29/19

Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY

southgatehouse.com

Freekbass, hailed by the legendary Bootsy Collins as “the new spiritual warrior for the funk,” has served up his new album All The Way This. All The Way That. on the exciting new Color Red imprint out now. He is taking the new album on tour kicking off with the opening performance at the Cincinnati Reds’ game on August 5th. The tour will take the funk guru all over the Eastcoast and mid-west. Check out the tour dates here and below.

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Neal Francis Appearing at David Shaw’s Big River Getdown on 9/7 in Hamilton

Neal Francis at David Shaw’s Big River Getdown on 9/7 at Riversedge Amph, 116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH – Buy Tickets

“I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story,” muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living — consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction — such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms and Chicago blues. His music evokes a bygone era of R&B’s heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) have already released two singles earlier this year, “These Are The Days” and “Changes, Pt. 1”, with the full LP Changes to follow this fall.

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