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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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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Live Music
3:38 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

WNKU Concert Series in the Ballroom at the Taft

Deep within the catacombs of the historic Taft Theatre lies a cavernous ballroom, heretofore unseen by the average theater-goer.  Until this year, most people weren't even aware such a room existed (rumor has it there is even a shooting range just behind one of the doors within the ballroom).

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2:30 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Wednesday Premieres July 18th 2012

For this week’s Wednesday Premieres we are bringing you two new albums, equally unique.

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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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