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Omnivore Recordings will soon release the full-length version of The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances, unheard for 64 years, from country music legend Hank Williams. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired more than six decades ago; The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four episodes now known to exist. Due out May 20, 2014, the set follows the release of Omnivore’s collectible 10” vinyl Record Store Day EP sampler.
From hits to standards to songs rarely (if ever) performed, this is pure Hank Williams, including playful between-song banter. Featuring fully restored audio,The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 is an exceptional listening experience. Painstakingly transferred, restored and mastered from original transcription discs by Grammy Award winning engineer Michael Graves. Williams’ daughter, Jett, is excited that her father’s lost material is not only seeing the light of day decades later, but will be available on CD, digital and LP. Read more
(Cincinnati, OH) The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation (CUMHF) is humbled to be asked and accept the distinction as non-profit beneficiary of Bunbury and Buckle Up Music Festivals. These festivals make Cincinnati a top place for fresh alternative and americana music, mixing global stars with local legends.
CUMHF exists to celebrate and preserve our region’s diverse and rich history by mixing generations and genres in contemporary installations. Through Bunbury and Buckle Up, CUMHF will serve as ambassadors to touring artists to our historic and contemporary music heritage, by offering private opportunities to visit Historic Herzog (CUMHFs HQs), see the marker at King Records/1540 Brewster and more.
Real dollar proceeds through Bunbury & Buckle Up will assist CUMHF to continue the legacy at Historic Herzog Studios and supporting efforts like saving King Records at 1540 Brewster Ave and a Riverfront Coliseum victims/ Who concert historic marker. Read more
MidPoint Music Festival is pleased to once again sponsor MidPoint Indie Summer. This free concert series on Fountain Square, in collaboration with 3CDC, presents regional, national, and international acts for a night of live music each Friday from May 30 to August 29.
As part of the larger PNC Summer Music Series, fans looking for summer fun are promised 14 weeks of perfect excuses to hit the town and enjoy a cool lineup of bands each Friday. You can make an evening of it by taking advantage of food and drink vendors right on the Square, or by visiting the many nearby Downtown restaurants.
This year’s Indie Summer offers up a special mix of great live music experiences in a wide range of styles. Fans interested in the larger, 3-day MidPoint Music Festival will also want to attend these shows to catch the latest information, insider tips, and chances to purchase tickets to the September 25–27 event. Read more