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Bootsy Collins Launches ‘Bootzilla Records’ (50+ Years of Personal Archives), New Video, EP & The House Guests Reissue LP

Hear “My Mind Set Me Free

“Got my diamonds out of hock and I’m ready to funk!” says Bootsy Collins, who has launched his own label Bootzilla Records, the new home for Bootsy’s personal archives and current projects. For over 50 years, Bootsy has collected music, collaborations, interviews, films and more, from his time with James Brown’s Original J.B.’s, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy’s Rubber Band and beyond. On June 28, Bootzilla Records will release Bootzilla Records Archives, Volume 1, part of an ongoing series.

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Interview With Reverend Peyton – Performing At The Southgate House Revival On 11/24

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
9 pm show, Buy Tickets

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band have announced their new album Poor Until Payday, out October 5th on the band’s own Family Owned Records label through Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. Read more

Cincy Groove Presents: The Groove Sessions with The Bundys

Read more Presents: The Groove Sessions with Jeremy Francis, 4/17/17

Read more Presents: The Groove Sessions with Jean Dowell & Mike Oberst, 10/6/16

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Interview with Derek Trucks from The Tedeschi Trucks Band – Performing at PNC Pavilion On 7/30

Derek Trucks

Derek Trucks

Interview and Photos by Scott Preston

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi All Stars
PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
7pm show, Buy Tickets

Let Me Get By is the third and latest studio album by the TTB, featuring ten new, original songs that together stand as a testament to the hard work, independent spirit, and now full-on commitment of the husband-and-wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, plus the musicians and music professionals who are part of the band’s ongoing journey. The album’s artwork—a Mongolian golden eagle caught a moment after flying from its master’s glove—and even the album title, reflect the sense of total dedication that serves as the driving wheel of TTB. (from Read more Presents: The Groove Sessions with Casey Campbell, 5/25/16

Casey Campbell & Al Scorch CD Release Show
Madison Live, 734 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show, Buy Tickets

Read more Presents: The Groove Sessions with The New Stew, 5/5/2016

The New Stew on tour performing Bill Withers – Live At Carnegie Hall 
5/5 Thu – Live at Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH
5/6 Fri – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
5/7 Sat  – Ram’s Head On Stage –  Annapolis, MD
5/9 Mon – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
5/10 Tue – The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC
5/11 Wed– The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
5/12 Thu – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA Read more

Interview with Ana Popovic – Performing at The Taft Theatre on 3/13 with Experience Hendrix Tour

Ana Popovic

Ana Popovic

Interview by Scott Preston

Experience Hendrix Tour
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show, Buy Tickets

Belgrade-born guitarist Ana Popovic is about to WOW her fans with her most ambitious project yet. With ‘TRILOGY’ (out May 2016) Ana releases three full length albums in one! Twenty-five blues, jazz & funk tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Bernard Purdie (The Purdie Shuffle), Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), rapper Al Capone and many others. Read more

Interview with Nikki Glaspie from The Nth Power – Performing at The Trolley Stop in Dayton On 3/11


Interview by Scott Preston

The Nth Power with Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
The Trolley Stop, 530 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio
9pm show, show info

Since they first came together at a 3 a.m. jam at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012, the Nth Power have been defying and redefining all the conventions of what a band can be.

This is a powerhouse quartet of world class players, ones who have powered the music of icons like Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Big Daddy Kane, funk innovator Maceo Parker, Groovechild, jazz greats Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison to name a few. Their sound fearlessly crosses genres – marrying funky soul, rock, R&B, jazz, Gospel, folk and World Beat with improvisational chops that can match any collective on the jazz and jam band scenes. Read more

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