Olivia Jean, Detroit born n’ bred, current resident of Nashville, TN, first staked her flag with the gothic garage rock upstarts The Black Belles in 2010 and quickly set herself apart from the pack, performing as a side musician to a varied group of stylistically diverse musicians on a variety of instruments, culminating with her debut solo release Bathtub Love Killings in 2014.
When asked to describe an “Island Sound”, most people would agree that the steel drum, is the definitive sound of Carribean music. Developed in Trinidad by poor street kids, gangs and dreamers, the steel drum, or pan by those in the know, quickly spread across the Carribean and around the world to be used in many different musical styles. For 15 years, many community and educational organizations have started steel drum bands that exemplify the depth and flexibility of this instrument.
Local musician and lifelong Cincinnati resident Veronica Grim has partnered with popular Newport, KY venue The Southgate House Revival to host “Aussie Aid” – a charity event featuring eight live bands, as well as a raffle and auction – with all proceeds to benefit Wildlife Warriors in partnership with Australia Zoo and NSW Rural Fire Brigades, on February 1, 2020.
Guitar legend ALBERT LEE first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe’s Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee’s next full- time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head , Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on “The London Bo Diddley Sessions” for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis’ “The London Sessions”.
Known for their rowdy, energetic performances, Town Mountain has spent most of 2019 on the road, playing major festivals and venues across the country, including the legendary Grand Ole Opry. On September 30, the band made their debut at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, to a sold-out crowd alongside prolific singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen and Grammy-nominee Tyler Childers.