Studio 89
11:28 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Studio 89 Back for the Fall

Hadden Sayers is in the books as the first artist to play Studio 89 in it's new home in the Griffin Hall Digitorium.

Studio 89 has grown to include both a spring and fall series!  The fall series begins September 17th and will again air Monday nights at 7:00pm.  Each session will include a live studio audience of WNKU members.  Not yet a member?  Become one today or make a donation and become a member on the spot!

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10:48 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Top-flight acts in town this week

Leon Russell will open for Bob Dylan at PNC Pavilion Sunday. Provided photo

It’s another fine week for live music. In addition to Wednesday’s double-header of Anders Osborne at the 20th Century and Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tift Merritt at the Taft Theatre, here are four more shows worth consideration. 

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4:38 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

The WNKU Series at the Taft Ballroom Continues

After a successful summer run, WNKU is excited to announce a continuation of our partnership with the Ballroom at the Taft.  Beginning September 1st, WNKU will welcome a series of shows featuring some of our favorite acts.

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10:54 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Tift Merritt enjoys traveling alone

Tift Merritt will visit the WNKU studio Wednesday afternoon before her show at the Taft Theatre that night. Photo by Parker Fitzgerald

Ten years ago, Tift Merritt 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.

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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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3:01 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Take it easy? Not Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne proved why he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Provided photo

Jackson Browne did double duty Saturday at PNC Pavilion. Not only did the singer-songwriter thrill the crowd with entries from his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songbook, but he served as emcee and gracious host of a rotating cast of characters that featured Sara Watkins, who opened the show and joined Browne for the second half of his set. 

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3:32 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Mindy Smith has faith in herself

Mindy Smith will play at Natasha's Bistro in Lexington Sunday night. Photo by Tracie Goudie

For Mindy Smith, the devil has always been in the details. And, for that matter, in the big picture as well. The Nashville singer-songwriter, a pastor’s daughter who attended Cincinnati Bible College before making music her career, recently released her fifth album, the self-titled “Mindy Smith.”  It’s a landmark project, her first record since leaving the Vanguard label. 

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6:20 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Cincy Blues Fest celebrates 20 years

Duke Robillard will headline Saturday's show at the Cincy Blues Fest at Sawyer Point. Provided photo

The 20th anniversary edition of the Cincy Blues Fest rolls into the Cincinnati riverfront Friday and Saturday with headliners Webb Wilder and Duke Robillard.

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August CD of the Month
4:24 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Shovels & Rope - "O' Be Joyful"

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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