10. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Buddy and Jim New West Records Two roots rocking greats combine their talents to produce a briiliant gold mine of exquisite song craft. Pure pleasure exists when the pair dig into “South in New Orleans,” “It Hurts Me” and “Vampire Girl.” Have mercy.
9. John Hiatt, Mystic Pinball New West Records Hiatt returns to a lively,rollicking form on “Bite Marks,” ” Wood Chipper,” and “My Business.” Mr. Hiatt easily navigates the folk, rock and blues terrain, adding sparkle and sass to “Blues Can’t Even Find Me.” A true gem.
8. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp Jagjaguwar Tramp was Van Etten’s breakthrough recording, a tasty slab of folk infused alt pop/rock mastery. Hitting all the right notes, her voice shakes and quivers on the instant classics, “Warsaw,” “Give Out,” and “Serpents.” A must own for any collection. Read more
Jeremy Pinnell & The 55’s are nominated for 2012 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for “Best New Artist”. The acts nominated in that category will perform at the first-ever CEA new music showcase at Bogart’s on Jan. 18. Audience votes at the event will help determine the winner of the category. Read more
Doug Mains & the City Folk
January 21, 2012
Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45205
LANSING, MI – With snow falling steadily in Michigan, classical folk band Doug Mains & the City Folk take their songs southward on a five week, semi-national “South for Winter” tour. The tour, spanning from mid-January to mid-February, will take the band down through cities including Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN and Savannah, GA before heading back up through the East Coast.
Having toured a similar route back in August, the band spent the fall season performing locally and preparing to make the trip again. Read more
Hosted by Tricia Macke and Ben Swan of Fox19 along with Jay Kruz of Rewind 94.9, the 2012 New Year’s Eve Blast will take place on December 31, from 8:00pm to 1:00am on Fountain Square. In addition to an entertainment line-up including live music and DJs, the event features traditional favorites such as all-night free ice skating on the US Bank Ice Rink (courtesy of Strauss Troy), a giant dance party, Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks and a special midnight “reveal” and holographic holiday light show by Partech Lighting.
The event is presented by the Aubrey Rose Foundation, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Barefoot Bubbly and Red Bull, along with media partners Fox19, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Rewind 94.9. The Aubrey Rose Foundation was founded by Jerry & Nancy Hollenkamp in memory of their daughter, Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp who passed away just before her 3rd birthday in 2000, and helps families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses. Read more
Home for the Holidays! Songwriters in the Round , 12/23/12, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
Total time 53 minutes, 49 MB, mp3 format, SBD
Chelisa and Elton Clifton, Mark Utley and Renee Frye (Of Magnolia Mountain) Moriah Lawson (Sassy Molasses), G. Burton, Max Fender and Sarah Davis of Alone at 3 a.m., Kelly Thomas and David Rhodes Brown Read more