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7:42 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

McNally's 'Small Town Talk' pays tribute to Bobby Charles

Shannon McNally will play Molly Malone's in Covington Wednesday night following an in-studio visit on WNKU at 5:30.

Two recent projects have raised Shannon McNally’s profile over the past year or so, but collaboration is just one of the singer-songwriter’s strengths.

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10:09 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Buddy and Jim define harmony

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale play the Southgate House Revival Thursday night.

It sounds like the set-up for a bad gag: How many harmony singers does it take to (fill in the blank)?

The good news, however, is the emergence of Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale into card-carrying stars is no joke.

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10:22 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen, returns to Cincinnati

Jorma Kaukonen plays the 20th Century Theatre Sunday night

Like many Americans, Jorma Kaukonen is thankful to have a job these days.  He is even more thankful that it is the same job he has had for more than 50 years.

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.

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3:27 pm
Sat August 18, 2012

Anders Osborne finds redemption

Anders Osborne will visit the WNKU studio Wednesday afternoon before his show at the 20th Century in Oakley that night. Provided photo

Anders Osborne grew up in Sweden, so it’s uncertain whether schoolchildren there were familiar with the  “three R’s (reading [w]riting and [a]rithmetic).”  

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3:48 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Shawn Colvin wears the crown of hero humbly

Shawn Colvin plays and sings with "Today Show" co-host Savannah Guthrie. Provided photo

In her memoir “Diamond in the Rough,” Shawn Colvin takes a deep breath, then rattles off a list of heroes that she has been lucky enough to meet during the course of an almost 40-year career.

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12:20 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Old Crow Medicine Show plays the Taft Theatre Friday night. Provided photo

Rick McCarty has seen weeks like this before. He calls it coincidence, but more mystical types might call it this summer’s harmonic convergence.

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12:11 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Monday morning notebook

The Landor Stage at the Serpentine Wall was one of six venues for bands at the Bunbury Festival. Provided photo

Thank you Bill Donabedian. The founder and public face of the Bunbury Music Festival put together a great team that produced a top-notch event in the face of some obstacles. Now, do it again next year – please.

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11:08 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Carll finds a home on the road

Hayes Carll will visit the WNKU studio Wednesday before his show at the Redmoor that night. Provided photo

Growing up in the Houston, Texas, suburb of The Woodlands, Hayes Carll didn’t have a wealth of experience to draw upon when he started writing country songs.

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7:48 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Don't let Todd Snider fool you

Todd Snider will play the 20th Century in Oakley Wednesday night. Provided photo

As it turns out, Todd Snider has everyone fooled. 

The Nashville singer-songwriter who wears his hippie stoner persona proudly is actually a workaholic who released two albums in the first four months of the year. “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables” is a scathing indictment of the current state of the union, while “Time as We Know It,” is a loving tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker, the man who changed the course of Snider’s life.

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10:49 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Mindy Smith's new album arrives in stores Tuesday.

Dar Williams invited more than 200 folks over Saturday night for a spirited evening of songs and stories.

In lieu of hosting at her house, which is in New York, Williams  turned the Redmoor in Mount Lookout into a suitable stand-in as she played eight of the 10 tunes from “In the Time of Gods,” and six others with the help of keyboard player Bryn Roberts and guitarist Josh Kaler. 

The music was certainly the centerpiece, but it was some unexpected moments that lent the night its homey feel. 

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