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Over The Rhine To Release Holiday Album Blood Oranges In The Snow on November 4th

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Over The Rhine
12/20/2014
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

The highly acclaimed musical duo Over The Rhine will release Blood Oranges In The Snow, a collection of new holiday-inspired songs, on November 4th via their own Great Speckled Dog label.  Blood Oranges In The Snow reveals a genre which Over The Rhine has cleverly coined “Reality Christmas Music”.  The collection of songs reflects the many emotions experienced during the holidaze…nostalgia, joy and love, of course – but also profound sadness and loss. Read more

The Fauntleroys Feat. Alejandro Escovedo Coming To The Taft Theatre On 10/3

The Fauntleroys (L-R): Nicholas Tremulis, Alejandro Escovedo, Ivan Julian, Linda Pitmon

The Fauntleroys (L-R): Nicholas Tremulis, Alejandro Escovedo, Ivan Julian, Linda Pitmon

The Fauntleroys
10/3/2014
Taft Theatre (Ballroom), 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $17 adv, $20 dos, Buy Tickets

When the Fauntleroys made their third-ever live appearance in March during Alejandro Escovedo’s annual South by Southwest closing benefit at Austin’s Continental Club, he joked, “It might be the last time you ever see us. Take a good look!”

But longtime pals Escovedo (on bass!), guitarist Ivan Julian, Chicago-based raconteur Nicholas Tremulis and offbeat (but never off beat) drummer Linda Pitmon, having just announced plans to release their EP Below the Pink Pony, were already plotting a quick gallop around the country. With the Plowboy Records EP slated to hit ears on September 16, 2014, the gang behind this rocking horse is lined up at the starting gate for anOctober 3-11 run with stops in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C. (See tour dates below.) Read more

Photos – Eric Johnson, 8/5/14, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.ericjohnson.com/

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones, WHY?, Deafheaven headline Midpoint Music Festival At Taft Theatre Ballroom

St. Paul & the Broken Bones

St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Photo by Dave McClister

The Taft Theatre Ballroom today announced single-day tickets to all three nights of MidPoint Music Festival lineups there will go on sale Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. These tickets include all bands at the Taft Ballroom that night. Only a limited quantity is up for pre-sale.

The thirteenth-annual MidPoint Music Festival returns to Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine on September 25–27, 2014. A full MidPoint schedule will be revealed in the coming weeks, but here are the artists slated to perform the Taft Ballroom. Read more

Rusted Root at the Taft Theatre on August 17th

Rusted Root

Rusted Root

Rusted Root
August 17, 2014
Taft Theatre (Ballroom), 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
doors 7pm, show 8pm, $25 adv, $30 dos, Buy Tickets

Rusted Root will be back on the road for many a date this springtime. On July 31st they will be performing at the TAFT THEATRE in Cincinnati on Augustu 17th.

In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Rusted Root have started an Indie-A-Gogo campaign to raise money to record a brand new studio album, their eighth and follow-up their current release, The Movement. In order to make the music that they want and their fans desire Rusted Root must do it independently, without the funding of a record label. To date, they’ve written over 30 songs for the new record, many of which they have already been tested in front of the fans. Rusted Root promises to provide perks according to funding levels and keep fans up to date on these through their website. Some of the perks include the ever popular” Choose Your Own Adventure,” “Send Me On My Way Soundcheck” or “Stage Seating.” Others will need to wait until the album is complete like the “Vinyl package” and “Digital Download.” Read more

Interview with Scott Miller – Performing at The Taft Theatre on 7/10

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Interview & Photos by Scott Preston

Scott Miller
7/10/2014
Taft Theatre (Ballroom), 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, $12 adv, $15 dos, Buy Tickets

Ever since Steve Earle declared Miller a “world class” songwriter – signing him and his former band The V-Roys to his record label E-Squared and producing their two bedrock Americana albums JUST ADD ICE and ALL ABOUT TOWN with Twangtrust partner Ray Kennedy – Miller has been known as a writer’s writer. Even on the next four albums Miller recorded and releasedon Sugar Hill Records from 2001 to 2008, Miller’s songwriting remained genuinely thoughtful, for the most part regional and history based– but always cloaked in what one New York Times reviewer called an “epic vernacular.” In other words, he wrote big.

The last two years have seen big changes for the malapert Miller. “Like many with elderly parents I heard the call: Now is the time for all sons to return to the land of their raising, smother their parents with a pillow and collect their social security,” Miller deadpanned. Moving home to take over the family cattle farm and establishing a new base from which to tour in Staunton, VA – all while embracing a new life of sobriety – has been challenging and time consuming. “Most of my touring the last couple of years has been in spurts, not like I used to do. I can’t leave my cows for that long. I need their guidance.” Read more

Photos – Gordon Lightfoot, 6/27/14, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/

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Photos – Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, 6/11/14, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.nickibluhm.com/

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Interview with Nicki Bluhm – Performing at The Taft Theatre On 6/11

Nicki Bluhm

Nicki Bluhm

Photo by Lauren Massie

Interview by Scott Preston

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers
with David Ramirez
6/11/14
Taft Theatre (ballroom), 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, $15, Buy Tickets

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers made a needle’s-eye leap onto the national music circuit in 2012, bringing with them a refreshing sound, spirited stage show and wellspring of good vibes, along with a turntable and milk crates stocked with their favorite vintage vinyl for backstage sustenance.

Now, the San Francisco-based band and its striking front woman with a girl-next-door demeanor step out with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, a luminous, heartfelt patchwork of California folk-rock, brisk Americana and show-stopping soul, punctuated with fresh four-part harmonies, crisp rock guitar and Nicki’s soaring, nuanced vocals that some critics say remind them of Linda Ronstadt. (from Nickibluhm.com) Read more

Show Review – Trey Anastasio Band, 5/24/14, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

trey anatasio, phish

Trey Anastasio from Phish

Photo by Scott Preston

Written by Bill Whiting

The Trey Anastasio Band played to a packed Taft Theatre on Saturday, May 24, and added to Cincinnati’s festival atmosphere. Outside the venue, the annual Taste of Cincinnati had thousands of revelers roaming the streets. Inside the Taft, the Trey Anastasio Band took the stage, and launched into the free flowing number, “Sometime after Sunset.” Continuing in the same propulsive groove, TAB knocked the one-two punch of “Pigtail” and “Burlap Sack and Pumps” out, with Anastasio firing off focused lead guitar riffs. The heightened screams from the Cincinnati faithful were awarded with two refined compositions, “The Land of Nod” and “Valentine.” Anastasio and co. energized the balcony with a fired up version of “Bounce,” that led into the Phish classic, “Gotta Jibboo.” Read more

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