Photos – Comet Bluegrass All Stars, 3/6/20, Big Ash Brewing, Cincinnati, OH

Comet Bluegrass All Stars
Comet Bluegrass All Stars

Photos by Scott Preston

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Noah Smith shares new single at Wide Open Country, available on all streaming platforms now

Cincinnati Americana/country rocker Noah Smith has officially released new single “Cigarettes and Jesus” on all streaming platforms today, after premiering the song at Wide Open Country on March 4th. A video for the single is set for release in the coming weeks, as Smith plans to release further singles throughout 2020.

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Sierra Ferrell To Play A Sold Out Show At The Fitton Center In Hamilton On 3/13

Sierra Ferrell
Sierra Ferrell

Sierra Ferrell

3/13/20

Fitton Center, Hamilton, OH

SOLD OUT – 8:30pm show

Born from the dark, rich soil of Charleston, West Virginia, Sierra Ferrell cut her teeth on the rail lines, truck stops, street corners and dingy, dimly-lit listening rooms across the land. Like the siren’s call, Ferrell’s voice draws those who hear her hauntingly, soulful thrum into a mesmerizing music experience they’ll never forget.

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The Steel Wheels Coming To The Southgate House Revival On 3/26

The Steel Wheels
The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels

3/26/20

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

7:30pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Virginia-based acoustic roots music collective The Steel Wheels are currently on tour in support of their 7th full-length album, Over The Trees. Recorded in Maine with producer Sam Kassirer, Over The Trees draws attention to the impeccable harmonies of the four original members: Trent Wagler (guitar/banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (bass), and Jay Lapp (guitars/mandolin). Kevin Garcia, who plays multiple percussion instruments, keyboard, and mallet-based instruments, formally joined the band after the 2017 release of Wild as We Came Here, which Kassirer also produced.

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Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker Help Launch New Funk Label, The Funk Garage

Mascot Label Group, the leading music company known for rock, blues and metal, is adding a funk label to its expanding umbrella. The new imprint, The Funk Garage, will exist alongside other Mascot labels such as Mascot Records, Provogue, Music Theories Recordings, Cool Green Recordings and The Players Club. Funk pioneer Bootsy Collins will play a leading role in finding and shepherding projects for the new company.

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The Growlers extend their Natural Affair 2020 tour; Appearing at Bellwether Music Festival On 8/7

The Growlers
The Growlers

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

The Growlers at Bellwether Music Festival on 8/7 – Bellwetherfest.com

Los Angeles underground indie favorites The Growlers have announced an extension to their upcoming North American Natural Affair 2020 Tour. The ten new dates are part of the band’s perpetual tour cycle and include a pair of rare Canada shows (8/5 Montreal + 8/6 Toronto), a return to two fan-favorite venues, First Avenue (7/24 Minneapolis) and Higher Ground (8/4 Burlington, VT) plus two additional summer festival plays, Badger State Block Party (7/25 Green Bay) and Bellwether Music (8/7 Waynesville, OH).

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Shovels & Rope Coming To The Ludlow Garage On 4/8

Shovels & Rope
Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope, Indianola

4/8/20

Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH

7pm doors, 8:30pm show, Buy Tickets

Acclaimed duo Shovels & Rope will perform at Ludlow Garage on April 8 in support of their latest album By Blood (2019, Dualtone Music). Known for their honest, literate and narrative-driven songwriting, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) inject raw and fiercely passionate emotion into their incendiary live performances. The husband and wife team have built a reputation as boldly honest, heart-on-sleeve artists who put everything into their craft. View the NPR Music First Listen Feature for more insight, and watch the new music video for “Mississippi Nuthin'” via Rolling Stone Country HERE.

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Greensky Bluegrass Announce Summer Tour 2020 with The Wood Brothers – 7/29 at PNC Pavilion

Greensky Bluegrass, The Wood Brothers

7/29/20

PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH

5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show, Buy Tickets

Greensky Bluegrass today announces a string of summer tour dates joined by very special guests The Wood Brothers kicking off the music each night. The two groups share a comradery with detailed attention to songcraft, each offering their own high-energy live performances delivered to passionate audiences across the globe. These dates expand an exciting list of summer festival dates including their own Camp Greensky Music Festival, Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival to name a few.

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Tenacious D Announces Swing State Tour (Plus Stops in DC & NYC) This Fall – 9/29 at The Taft Theatre

Tenacious D
Tenacious D

Photo credit: Shane McCauley

Tencious D

9/29/20

Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH

7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

A message from Tenacious D: “Donald Trump has proven to be the most divisive, corrupt and dangerous President in the modern history of this country, and we simply cannot stand for another four years of his administration! Now is the time to elect a REAL leader!” With that in mind, Tenacious D has put together The Purple Nurple Tour – Twisting Hard To The Left! – whose shows go on sale this Friday, March 6, at 10 am local time. Tickets can be purchased at TenaciousD.com.

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The Hollies Announce First Full USA Tour In 18 Years – 7/19 at Rose Music Center

The Hollies

7/19/20

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd, Huber Heights, OH

6pm doors, 7pm show, Buy Tickets

The legendary UK band and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Hollies, whose hits include “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “The Air That I Breathe,” “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress),” “Bus Stop,””Carrie-Anne” and “Sorry Suzanne,” will be bringing its ‘The Road Is Long Tour’ to the USA in 2020. The tour will be the band’s first full USA tour in 18 years.

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