Bill Thompson http://wnku.org en Holly Williams makes name for herself http://wnku.org/post/holly-williams-makes-name-herself <p><a href="http://Hollywilliams.com" target="_blank">Holly Williams</a> isn’t as well known as other singer-songwriters with the same last name. And it’s unlikely that she is ever asked whether she’s related to Lucinda or Dar, even though her sound is closer to them than to the three Hanks in her family. Wed, 29 May 2013 02:06:53 +0000 Bill Thompson 23371 at http://wnku.org Holly Williams makes name for herself McNally's 'Small Town Talk' pays tribute to Bobby Charles http://wnku.org/post/mcnallys-small-town-talk-pays-tribute-bobby-charles <p>Two recent projects have raised <a href="http://www.shannonmcnally.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, 'httpwwwshannonmcnallycom', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Shannon McNally’s</a> profile over the past year or so, but collaboration is just one of the singer-songwriter’s strengths. Sun, 19 May 2013 23:42:31 +0000 Bill Thompson 23060 at http://wnku.org McNally's 'Small Town Talk' pays tribute to Bobby Charles Buddy and Jim define harmony http://wnku.org/post/buddy-and-jim-define-harmony <p>It sounds like the set-up for a bad gag: How many harmony singers does it take to (fill in the blank)?</p><p>The good news, however, is the emergence of <a href="http://buddymiller.com/" target="_blank">Buddy Miller</a> and <a href="http://www.jimlauderdale.com/" target="_blank">Jim Lauderdale</a> into card-carrying stars is no joke. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:09:16 +0000 Bill Thompson 20251 at http://wnku.org Buddy and Jim define harmony Dada works 'Puzzle' 20 years later http://wnku.org/post/dada-works-puzzle-20-years-later <p>In real life, 20 years is a long time. In rock ’n’ roll, it’s more like dog years: few bands stand the test of that much time unless they’re in the midst of a Hall of Fame career. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:16:10 +0000 Bill Thompson 19631 at http://wnku.org Dada works 'Puzzle' 20 years later Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen, returns to Cincinnati http://wnku.org/post/hall-famer-jorma-kaukonen-returns-cincinnati <p>Like many Americans, Jorma Kaukonen is thankful to have a job these days.&nbsp; He is even more thankful that it is the same job he has had for more than 50 years.</p><p>It might be hard to imagine, but Kaukonen, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, will turn 72 next month. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:22:29 +0000 Bill Thompson 17133 at http://wnku.org Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen, returns to Cincinnati Move over Rocktober...November is more Notable for Live Music. http://wnku.org/post/move-over-rocktobernovember-more-notable-live-music <p>Everyone knows that November has 30 days.</p><p>What’s surprising about the month this year is that more than 25 top-notch performers will visit Greater Cincinnati. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:26:59 +0000 Bill Thompson 16667 at http://wnku.org Move over Rocktober...November is more Notable for Live Music. For a third time, Watkins is still charming http://wnku.org/post/third-time-watkins-still-charming <p>There’s a temptation to marvel at the list of musicians that <a href="http://sarawatkins.com/" target="_blank">Sara Watkins</a> has played with during her career and come to the conclusion that she is a lucky woman.</p><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 03:06:36 +0000 Bill Thompson 15938 at http://wnku.org For a third time, Watkins is still charming Top-flight acts in town this week http://wnku.org/post/top-flight-acts-town-week <p>It’s another fine week for live music. In addition to Wednesday’s double-header of <a href="http://www.andersosborne.com/" target="_blank">Anders Osborne</a> at the 20th Century and <a href="http://www.marychapincarpenter.com/" target="_blank">Mary Chapin Carpenter</a> with <a href="http://www.tiftmerritt.com/" target="_blank">Tift Merritt</a> at the Taft Theatre, here are four more shows worth consideration.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:48:32 +0000 Bill Thompson 14342 at http://wnku.org Top-flight acts in town this week Tift Merritt enjoys traveling alone http://wnku.org/post/tift-merritt-enjoys-traveling-alone <p>Ten years ago, <a href="http://www.tiftmerritt.com/" target="_blank">Tift Merritt</a> released her first album, “Bramble Rose,” to a chorus of “the next Lucinda Williams” or “the next Emmylou Harris” or “the next fill-in-the-name” of your favorite female Americana singer-songwriter.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 02:54:28 +0000 Bill Thompson 14279 at http://wnku.org Tift Merritt enjoys traveling alone Anders Osborne finds redemption http://wnku.org/post/anders-osborne-finds-redemption <p><a href="http://www.andersosborne.com/" target="_blank">Anders Osborne</a> grew up in Sweden, so it’s uncertain whether schoolchildren there were familiar with the &nbsp;“three R’s (reading [w]riting and [a]rithmetic).” &nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:27:08 +0000 Bill Thompson 14261 at http://wnku.org Anders Osborne finds redemption