Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Announces Addition Of Joe Henry To Line-Up For American Originals Concert & Live Recording

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announces another exciting addition to the line-up for its American Originals concert and live recording January 23-25, 2015. Singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Henry will lend his talent to the program which honors the legacy of Stephen Foster.

Mr. Henry joins an all-star cast of performers, which also includes Rosanne Cash, Over The Rhine, Dom Flemons, Aoife O’Donovan, and the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. He has written songs for Rosanne Cash, and produced albums for both Over The Rhine and Carolina Chocolate Drops, of which Dom Flemons is a founding member. Other collaborators include Madonna, Hugh Laurie, Blind Boys of Alabama, Spinal Tap, Allen Toussaint, Rodney Crowell, Solomon Burke and many more. In addition to his production collaborations, he has released thirteen of his own studio albums. An artist who draws from a broad swath of American musical influences ranging from blues, jazz and country, Mr. Henry has also scored music and written songs for various films and television shows. Read more

3 Doors Down – US Summer Acoustic Tour Announced – Coming To The Taft Theatre On 8/7

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3 Doors Down Acoustic
8/7/2014
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show
Tickets on sale: Monday, April 21 @ 11:00 A.M.
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3 Doors Down has announced Summer plans that feature additional “3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement” dates fueled by public demand alongside select plugged in electric dates at festivals in select markets.  Fans have embraced and celebrated the band’s acoustic touring since they first began staging these performances in January featuring deep cuts and hits from their catalog of songs.  Over the last few months, they have been “in the basement” digging up more gems to perform on these upcoming shows alongside their biggest hits.   Limited VIP tickets featuring on stage seating will be made available offering the rare chance to “sit in the basement with the band” in this intimate, live setting.  Singer Brad Arnold shares, “The acoustic shows are a blast, and we have an amazing connection with our fans during the performances. We are excited to get back out on the road and play these songs for the rest of America!”  Arnold has posted a video coinciding with this announcement: http://bit.ly/1qoLnCK Read more

Photos – Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, 4/14/14, WNKU Studio 89, Highland Heights, KY

Jimbo Mathus

Jimbo Mathus

Photos by Scott Preston

http://jimbomathus.com/

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Photos – Particle, 4/12/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Particle

Particle

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Goo Goo Dolls Release Live EP “Warner Sound Sessions” – Performing A Sold Out Acoustic Show on 4/25 & Riverbend Music Center on 7/1

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The Goo Goo Dolls are performing a SOLD OUT acoustic show on 4/25 at Miami University – Middletown and July 1 at Riverbend Music Center.

Goo Goo Dolls are releasing a live EP - Warner Sound Sessions­ - available digitally April 8 via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series The Live Room at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features 4 tracks from the band’s highly-acclaimed new album Magnetic, as well as the classic hit “Slide.” Available on iTunes.

Warner Sound Sessions Tracklisting:

  1. Rebel Beat
  2. When The World Breaks Your Heart
  3. Slide
  4. Come To Me
  5. Keep The Car Running

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band has just kicked off a 3-week acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The sold-out tour offers fans a rare opportunity to see the band perform in an intimate setting that fosters a “story teller” format allowing the band to dig deep into an extensive catalog spanning their nearly 30-year career. Read more

Brooklyn indie-punk band Swearin’ plays MOTR Pub on Wednesday, May 28

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Swearin’

SWEARIN’ with PRETTY PRETTY
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 9:30pm
www.motrpub.com

Swearin’ operates and shines like a well-oiled, pragmatic machine. Their complimentary personalities, solid work-ethic, and similar backgrounds in DIY punk, have helped them thrive. Formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, Allison Crutchfield (guitar) and Kyle Gilbride (guitar) had been making demos for nearly a year before inviting Keith Spencer (bass) into the equation. The trio eventually added longtime friend and Philadelphia resident Jeff Bolt on drums, releasing their demo EP What a Dump shortly thereafter.

The demo received instant praise from Brooklyn’s indie punk scene and beyond. It combined the sounds of Gilbride and Crutchfield’s prior bands (Big Soda and P.S. Eliot, respectively) while stretching into new territories of fuzzed guitars and compounded song structures. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras Present Busy Spring Concert Programs

The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) and Cincinnati Symphony Youth Concert Orchestra (CSYO Concert Orchestra) present their final concerts of the 2013-14 season throughout April and May. Highlights of the spring schedule include the CSYO’s annual Side-by-Side concert on stage at Music Hall with Conductor John Morris Russell and the world-class musicians of the full Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the CSYO Concert Orchestra’s participation in the New Richmond Bicentennial Celebration, and both orchestras’ annual Memorial Day concerts.

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
John Morris Russell, conductor *
William White, conductor**
Jackie Tso, violin
Music Hall
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling: CSO Box Office (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org/csyo Read more

Photos – Freekbass, 4/12/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

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Freekbass

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Photos – Keb Mo, 4/12/14, Miami University, Middletown, OH

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Keb Mo

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Red Wanting Blue announces upcoming new release “Little America,” arriving July 1st

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Red Wanting Blue

Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue returns this summer on July 1st with Little America, it’s most personal and promising album to date. “Black Canyon,” an album cut from the new record, is available via an exclusive premiere courtesy of American Songwriter now.

In the years since vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry formed Red Wanting Blue, the band has gone on to establish itself as a quintessential example of American perseverance and hard work, building an exceedingly loyal fanbase based on non-stop touring, all without any industry support. Read more

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