The Quebe Sisters are singing sweetness
personified. A lot of what works for Hulda, Grace and Sophia Quebe is
the same thing that has made sister (or brother) acts shine over the
years — close sibling harmonies.
Over the past decade, the Wood Brothers
(which also features Jano Rix on a variety of instruments) have recorded
two live albums, an EP and five studio records, including last year’s
acclaimed The Muse.
When you come on the scene as a young man
who performs Dancehall Reggae mixed with Rap and other genres, and do
it as a bearded, Orthodox Hasidic Jew who touts his spirituality in his
grooves, you will be noticed by believers and non-believers alike.
This week marks the return of the
MidPoint Music Festival to the clubs and venues of downtown and
adventurous and critically acclaimed artists from around the world,
regardless of their label affiliation (or lack thereof).
St. Paul (a sly reference to Janeway’s religious background)
& the Broken Bones has found itself in the middle of two new musical
trends — the rise of Alabama acts like Alabama Shakes and Muscle
Shoals-born John Paul White of Civil Wars, and the revival of American
Deep Soul music courtesy of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley
During MidPoint Music Festival’s Sept.
25-27 run, the MidPoint Midway, curated by ArtWorks and situated on 12th
Street between Vine and Walnut streets in Over-the-Rhine, will play
host to local artists and writers expounding in their own particular way
upon the theme of “Ink Your Love.”
This year, MPMF is more all-ages friendly than ever, with the fest’s
six biggest stages (featuring many of the event’s biggest acts) being
open to everyone, not just people who can legally purchase a beer.