MidPoint has become not only a showcase
of adventurous music makers from around the world, it is also a showcase
of the immense progress Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine have
made in a relatively short period of time.
Trombone Shorty's latest album, Say That to Say This, has made history by bringing together the original members of the seminal New Orleans
band The Meters for the first time in more than three
After issuing a trio of EPs since 2012 —
originally on old school cassettes — and a live album back in January,
the current incarnation of Cincinnati’s Old City concluded it was time
for a proper full-length release.
Cedric Burnside learned how to play the Blues at the side of his legendary grandfather, R.L. Burnside. Since then, Cedric has gone on to win
four Blues Music Awards for Best Instrumentalist: Drummer, including
this year. His current band is the Cedric Burnside Project, featuring
guitarist Trent Ayers. The duo’s latest album is Hear Me When I Say.
Back in the ‘70s, John Denver wrote the line, “I’d no
more love just one kind of woman than drink only one kind of wine.” Guy
Forsyth takes a similar approach when it comes to playing music in
general, and the Blues specifically.
While most R&B and Dance Pop artists
keep things light lyrically, singing playful songs about the opposite
sex, going to clubs, partying and other just-for-fun subjects, there’s
not much sweetness and light on K. Michelle’s debut album, Rebellious Soul. And don’t look for any typical heartbroken anthems, either.
Dave and Phil Alvin hadn't made an album together since Dave left The Blasters in the mid-’80s. But their longtime mutual love for Blues icon Big Bill
Broonzy recently brought them back together for a new full-length, Common Ground.
Last spring, singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson was overly anxious about the arrival of his debut album, High Top Mountain.
He’s spent this year simultaneously anticipating the birth of his debut
child and the reception of his just-released sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.