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Interview with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde – Performs Rare Solo Show at Southgate House Revival on 3/27

Johnette Napolitano

Johnette Napolitano

Photo by Catherine Copenhaver

Interview by Scott Preston

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde
3/27/14
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show, $21 adv, $23 dos
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Johnette’s solo show is a blend of her endeavor to gather from her body of art, songs, for an acoustic record, and in the process, revisiting 30 years of them from CDs, films, unreleased songs and new songs. Weave that together with the navigation through her most personal thoughts regarding this music, her art and her life, chronicled in her book: Rough Mix.

Johnette describes the solo show:
”I’ve known for years I would want to record an acoustic record, but that there would be a place in time to do it and I think it’s a good time. So I’m looking through 30 years of songs, obviously CB songs originally written acoustically, covers, songs I’ve worked on for films, unreleased songs, and new songs. I will read from my book, Rough Mix (I am now working on Volume #2) and will try to work that in. But given that 45 minutes isn’t a very long set, look for a mainly music set. It will be a very minimal production — and lots of singing.” Read more

Interview with Chicago Farmer – Performing at Southgate House Revival on 2/8

Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer

Photos by Scott Preston

Chicago Farmer
with Casey Campbell, Ben Knight
2/8/14
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$8 adv, $10 dos, 8pm doors, 9pm show
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Do you have a voice but are afraid to use it? Do you have feelings you don’t know how to express? Is there a side of you that wants to be freed from under the rock, the closet, the suffocating small town or big city cubicle you’ve been living in? Chicago Farmer is ready to help and will be on tour in your area in 2014!

The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff, logged plenty of highway and stage time before drifting into the Windy City and becoming known as Chicago Farmer. Profoundly inspired by Woody Guthrie and John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are now turning heads North and South of I-80 Read more

Cincy Groove Presents: The Groove Sessions with Briar Rabbit, 1/29/14

http://www.briarrabbit.net

Filmed at The Southgate House Revival – http://www.southgatehouse.com

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Cincy Groove Presents: The Groove Sessions with Honey & Houston, 1/9/14

Cincy Groove Presents: The Groove Sessions with Honey & Houston, 1/9/14

Honey & Houston - http://www.facebook.com/honeyandhouston

Edited by Mark Cretcher

Filmed at The Southgate House Revival -http://www.southgatehouse.com

Honey & Houston is also nominated for a 2014 CEA in the country category – You can vote here Read more

The Groove Radio Show #28 – Moonbow

Moonbow

Moonbow

Photo by Scott Preston

The Groove Radio Show #28 with Moonbow

Interview with Moonbow followed by their song “The End of Time”

Hosted, Recorded and Edited by Scott Preston

Published 1/2/2014 Read more

Freekbass Getting Back To His Funk Roots with The Bump Assembly

Freekbass

Freekbass

Photos & Interview by Scott Preston

Freekbass has released five full-length CDs, including the current “Concentrate” (available HERE for free download) with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and ”Junkyard Waltz” which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. Also, national music DVD instruction company, The Rock House Method, recently released two Freekbass instructional DVDs “Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass (Level 1 & Level 2) “, and TrueFire.com just released the instructional DVD/download “50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know” . Freekbass has also connected with DJ Logic, and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz to form the funktronica trio, Headtronics. He also tours with the bass and DJ livetronica duo, “FREEKBOT”, with DJ Tobotius and with the Kelly Richey Band. (from Freekbass.com) Read more

The Groove Radio Show #9 with Kyle English

The Groove Radio Show #9 with Kyle English

Hosted, Recorded and Edited by Scott Preston

Published 6/19/2013

The Groove Radio Show is available at www.cincygroove.comwww.ohiogroove.comwww.kentuckygroove.com, and www.jambandnews.net

Visit Kyle’s website at www.kyleenglishmusic.com Read more

Interview with Bobby Britt from Town Mountain – Performing Tonight (6/7) at The Crow’s Nest

Town Mountain

Town Mountain

Interview by Scott Preston

Town Mountain with special guest Will Kimble String Band
Friday, June 6, 2013
The Crow’s Nest, 4544 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH
Will Kimble at 9pm, Town Mountain at 10pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/458301440912912/

Based in Asheville, NC, Town Mountain is Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Robert Greer on lead vocals and guitar guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and newest member Jake Hopping rounds them out with his rock-solid bass. One listen to their instantly memorable songs, and it’s plain to see why Grammy-winner Mike Bub would align with the group to produce Leave the Bottle as well as 2011’s Steady Operator.

“I’m not sure what the definition of bluegrass would be in words alone, but if that definition was set to music, it would probably sound something like Town Mountain’s Leave the Bottle… I could go on,” says Bluegrass Today’s David Morris, “There are no duds, and no filler songs on this project. But you get the point. This, my friends, is how bluegrass is supposed to sound.” Read more

Interview With Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin – Performing Tonight 5/19 at Southgate House Revival

Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin

Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin

Interview & Photos by Scott Preston

Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$10, 7 pm doors, 8 pm show
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It’s a special treat when Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin, who normally tour separately and solo, get to share the stage together.  If the chemistry seems especially sparkful, they come by it honestly, as they are a rare breed: a romantic partnership in real life, not just musical life.  And the two together on stage makes for a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Read more

Cincy Groove Presents: The Groove Sessions with Shiny and The Spoon, plus a free download of the bands’ new song “Someday Love”

Shiny and The Spoon EP Release Show
with Angela Perley & Howlin’ Moons, Brad Schnittger (from The Sundresses)
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
18+, $8 adv, $10 dos, 8 pm doors, 9 pm show
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