Photos – The Slippery Lips, 9/23/16, Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

The Slippery Lips

The Slippery Lips

Photos by Scott Preston

https://www.facebook.com/TheSlipperyLips/

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Midpoint Music Festival Spotlight – THE MOBROS 9/25 on the Skyline Stage

THE MOBROS

THE MOBROS

THE MOBROS @ Midpoint Music Festival 9/25
3pm on the Skyline Stage
http://www.mpmf.com

THE MOBROS are Kelly & Patrick Morris. The name, “THE MOBROS” simply stands for “Morris Brothers.” But while the chosen name for this electric songwriting duo may be simple, their songs are not so simplistic. Growing up in rural South Carolina the brothers’ learned to draw from their surroundings, blending the sounds of Soul, Rock & Roll, and Americana. Their music is both decidedly dark, and yet light in nature. Read more

Midpoint Music Festival Spotlight – Lucky Chops, 9/24/16 Skyline Stage

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops @ Midpoint Music Festival – 9/24/16
3pm on the Skyline Stage
http://www.mpmf.com

Armed with the belief that positive music can change the world, Lucky Chops is on a mission to bring life back into the music industry. The intensity of the band’s energy is fueled by their desire to inspire others. The hard work and dedication put in by each of the band’s six members has been recognized by fans across the globe, earning Lucky Chops headlining spots at several international festivals and delivering consistent sell out shows in NYC. Read more

Midpoint Music Festival Spotlight – Ryan Fine and The Media 9/24/16 on the WNKU Stage

Ryan Fine and The Media

Ryan Fine and The Media

Ryan Fine and The Media @ Midpoint Music Festival 9/24/16
1:15pm on the WNKU Stage
http://www.mpmf.com

Started in Cincinnati in 2013, Ryan Fine & The Media is simply a match made in heaven. Featuring a 10 piece band, with a full horn section, Ryan Fine & The Media premieres original music by leader and co-founder Ryan Fine.

Ryan Fine & The Media was started at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, with each member being currently enrolled, or graduated from the prestigious music school. Read more

Midpoint Music Festival Spotlight – Kamasi Washington 9/24/16 at the Skyline Stage

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington @ Midpoint Music Festival 9/24/16
Skyline Stage at 6:15pm
http://www.mpmf.com

At the age of 13, Kamasi Washington started a lifelong quest discovering the many wonders of music. One night, his father left his soprano saxophone lying on the piano. Kamasi, filled with curiosity for all the beauty he heard from the instrument, picked up his father’s horn. Even though he didn’t know anything about the saxophone – in fact, never even touched one – he played Wayne Shorter’s composition “Sleeping Dancer Sleep On,” his favorite song at the time. Read more

Midpoint Music Festival Spotlight – Langhorne Slim and The Law Performing 9/23 on the WNKU Stage

Langhorne Slim and The Law

Langhorne Slim and The Law

Langhorne Slim and The Law @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/23/16
8:15 on the WNKU Stage
http://www.mpmf.com

Sometimes, truth can’t be explained. But it can be felt, running wild through a song. “I don’t want to tame myself. I want to be wild,” says Langhorne Slim.  “If I can continue to refine the wildness but never suffocate or tame it, then I’m on the right path. Because it is a path. I feel it.” Read more

Midpoint Music Festival Spotlight – Dead Horses Performing 9/23/16 on the WNKU Stage

Dead Horses

Dead Horses

Dead Horses @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/23/16
4:15pm, WNKU Stage
http://www.mpmf.com

Originally hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls (Oshkosh, B’Gosh), the now Milwaukee-based trio have traversed most of the Great Lakes on the road to becoming acclaimed national touring artists. Since their formation in 2010, Dead Horses have cultivated a roots sensibility well beyond their years due in part to the powerful musical and literary force that is their frontwoman and songwriter, Sarah Vos. Read more

Midpoint Music Festival Spotlight – Darla Performing on 9/23/16 on the Skyline Stage

Darla

Darla

Darla @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/23/16
3pm, Skyline Stage
http://www.mpmf.com

Darla is an 8-piece progressive funk group from Philadelphia. Self-described ‘basement blender funk,’ the band’s sound is a melding of its raw origin in the Philly basement scene and keen compositional focus on feeling the groove. At its core, the Darla sound is driven by a powerful horn section that wields a lyrical and catchy sense of phrasing. Their efforts are matched by a jarring and methodical rhythm section that has been described as ‘Steely Dan with Dave Grohl on drums’. Read more

Photos – Hocking River String Band, 9/17/16, Bluegrass for Babies, Cincinnati, OH

Hocking River String Band

Hocking River String Band

Photos by Scott Preston

https://www.facebook.com/HockingRiverStringBand/

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Photos – Hickory Robot, 9/17/16, Beech Acres Park, Cincinnati, OH

Hickory Robot

Hickory Robot

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.hickoryrobot.com

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