Composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone initially conceived the project during a composers retreat and by the start of 2013, San Fermin, which had only performed twice with sheet music, signed a record deal and released their self-titled debut worldwide later that year.
San Fermin has since turned into an 8-piece touring enterprise, performing concerts and festivals throughout the world including Firefly, Lollapalooza, Festival d’été, and Celebrate Brooklyn, and have shared the stage with The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart.
Tuesday, July 7 @ 7pm
Cincinnati Fountain Square
520 Vine St
Call Me Insane wwas released June 9 via Red House/Ameripolitan Records on CD, digital, and vinyl. Dale recorded the album in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.) and brought in his ace touring band, His Lone Stars, to capture his live sound. Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades and coined the term “Ameripolitan” music to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. Read more
Shiny and The Spoon
Photos by Scott Preston
Photos by Scott Preston
Chicago Farmer is also performing at The Cincy Folk Festival, taking place June 27, 2015 at The Southgate House Revival. Proceeds from this event will benefit local NPR radio station WNKU. Lineup includes AJ Ghent Band, Chicago Farmer, Kim Taylor, David Gans, Hickory Robot, Young Heirlooms, Honey and Houston , Mamadrones, Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers, Tracy Walker, Carole Walker, My Brother The Bear, Wilder, The Gabbard Brothers, SOUSE, Bulletville, Daniel Wayne and The Silver Lines. $20, 18+ http://www.ticketfly.com/event/828823 Read more
Ohio Knife, Skeleton Hands
Fountain Square, 520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
Named for a now-defunct company and the band’s own gut-punching sounds, Ohio Knife made their debut in 2012 with the four-song EP “Ohio Knife is OK!,” picked up by Detroit label Fountain Records. Its founding members are veterans of the Cincinnati music scene: Among other projects, Snell formerly fronted Readymaid and the Chocolate Horse, both of which also featured Andrew Higley on keys and drummer Joe Suer. Listen to three new songs – “I Wish I Knew,” “Be The Dark” and “Weird Weather Patterns” – at Ohio-Knife.com Read more
Birds of Chicago
American Roots Series
5th and Vine St. – Cincinnati, OH
7:00pm – Free show
Birds of Chicago is a musical collective built around the husband-wife team of JT Nero and Allison Russell. Their unique brand of Americana encompasses mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop and classic soul.
JT Nero is a distinct songwriter who lists Mark Twain and Sam Cooke among his biggest influences. Nero first gained notoriety as front-man for Chicago’s JT & The Clouds, and The Be Good Tanyas provided an early career boost by covering the song, “Scattered Leaves.” Nero’s voice is often described as a fractured country soul croon, and the perfect counter-point to his partner’s warmer tones. Read more