Tue January 28, 2014
Rob Fetters to Open Spring Season of Studio 89
Studio 89 is back! Rob Fetters kicks it off on Monday, February 10th. The show will air weekly at 7:00 pm until the season finale on May 5th.
Seating for Studio 89 is limited and reservations will be accepted at wnku.org beginning at noon the Tuesday before each show. Cut off will be the following Thursday at noon. Active WNKU Members receive first priority in the order received. If, by Thursday at noon seats are not filled by members, non-members will be taken in the order received. Listeners can become members by making a financial contribution to WNKU online at www.wnku.org or by calling 859-572-6500.
The lineup for the Spring 2014 Season of Studio 89 thus far is as follows:
2/10 - Rob Fetters
Rob Fetters knew as a boy what he was going to do in his life. After his father took him to a Jimi Hendrix concert, he knew he didn't want to be the heir to his father's Sylvania, Ohio insurance agency. Instead, he became a musician and formed some of the region's most popular and successful bands in the The Raisins (for which he wrote the regional hit song, "Fear Is Never Boring), The Bears, and Psychodots. In his words, Rob has "toured with the Cincinnati Pops under the baton of Erich Kunzel (my dad got to see me play Radio City ), recorded with The Ohio Players, studied African music with Nubian oud master Hamza El-Din, had coffee with Frank Zappa in his kitchen, talked recovery with Eric Clapton, blurted 'I love you' to Jeff Beck immediately upon being introduced to him, shared a candy apple with Ted Nugent, opened for Kiss, and had music publishing clearly and colorfully explained to [him] by Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd while he decorated his hotel room walls with ham slices." His stories are nearly as interesting as his music, and we look forward to a great Studio 89 opener.
2/17 - Cliftones
The Cliftones are a group of musicians who, together, create powerful music - a unique style of crucial, powerhouse roots reggae. In the true spirit of roots and culture, The Cliftones blend the sounds of a relentless dance groove with positive upliftment in the lyrical message. The result is an individual sound that is undeniably their trademark.
2/24 - Kelly Richey
3/3 - Driftwood
Driftwood has its roots in a small high school outside of Binghampton, NY. After guitarist/songwriter Dan Forsyth moved to Colorado, he decided to make the band bigger. He moved back home, grabbed some members of the original band, and created what we know today as Driftwood. They have performed alongside such bands as Old Crow Medicine Show, Leon Russell, and Emmylou Harris. They released their self-titled third album in December 2013.
3/10 - Hiatus (NKU Spring Break)
3/17 - TBD
3/24 - Bad Veins
"Known for sporting vintage military clothing, using a telephone to sing into while performing, and utilizing an old reel-to-reel named Irene for backing tracks, all creating a unique show experience for even the most seasoned concert attendee. Army green and red roses, similar to their debut album cover, is a visual staple during their live performances."
3/31 - Archers Paradox
4/7 - TBD
4/14 - Jimbo Mathus(of Squirrel Nut Zippers)
After the break-up of Squirrel Nut Zippers, Mathus became a successful solo singer-songwriter in his own right, working closely with Buddy Guy, which included lending his talents to Guy's Grammy Award-winning album Blues Singer. Mathus has also recorded ten albums and has been a member of his new band, the Tri-State Coalition since 2011.
4/21 - Mark Stuart
Studio 89 welcomes Mark Stuart, known for his duo band with wife Stacey Earle (sister of Steve Earle). Stacey and Mark own their own record label, Gearle Records, and have made 8 CDs over the years. Since meeting in 1992 and marrying in late 1993, the partners have toured the USA, Canada, and Europe repeatedly. They left the environment of pursuing a major label deal in Nashville in 1998 to target small intimate venue crowds in theaters, coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, and house concerts. This has become their home and they are a recognized fixture on the folk music trail they blaze.
5/5 - Chicago Farmer
The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow mid-westerner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.
More About Studio 89...
Studio 89 takes place in the Digitorium of NKU's Griffin Hall. The Digitorium is a state of the art facility complete with opera box seating, professional lighting, and a 15' x 25' LED video wall.
A suggested donation of $5.00 per person is requested at each session of Studio 89 to help cover costs. Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted online beginning at noon the Tuesday before each show. Cut off will be the following Thursday at noon. Active WNKU Members receive first priority in the order received. If, by Thursday at noon seats are not filled by members, non-members will be taken in the order received. Listeners can become members by making a financial contribution to WNKU online at www.wnku.org or by calling 859-572-6500.