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Review: Brad Hatfield's 'Uphill From Anywhere'

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 1, 2012
Cincinnati is loaded with Blues talent. Always has been. Yet it is still a rare and noteworthy occasion when a Cincinnati Blues artist releases an album with primarily original music. Brad Hatfield has long been considered one of the area’s premier harmonica slingers. With his new release, Uphill From Anywhere, he also establishes himself as one of Cincy's most distinctive Blues voices — both ...  

Signs of Life

May 19 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Friday, May 11, 2012
Pink Floyd tribute band Signs of Life make their only hometown tour stop this Saturday at the Madison Theater in Covington. The winners of Cincinnati Magazine’s “Best Tribute Band” for 2011, Signs of Life delivers a powerfully authentic experience for its audience.   

Music: Jason Ricci and New Blood

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 23, 2009
It would be hard to find any album, let alone a Blues album, that includes covers of not only Willie Dixon, but also Sun Ra and Glen Danzig songs. Yet this is what Jason Ricci and New Blood’s Done With the Devil pulls off remarkably well. Add in some hard-driving Texas Swing, a gen-u-wine love song, some deep-grooved Funk and a song even Donald Fagen would love and you get Ricci’s most ambitious, personal and successful effort to date. Ricci and the New Blood play at the Play by Play Cafe.  

Cheryl Renee and Them Bones

Saturday • The Avenue

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Keyboardist/vocalist Cheryl Renee's live shows are high-energy evenings of bawdy, brassy Blues, and she's teamed up with Cincinnati mainstays Them Bones to offer a taste of her performing prowess on a recently released live CD of classic Blues covers.  

Music: Cheryl Renee and Them Bones

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Keyboardist/vocalist Cheryl Renee’s live shows are high-energy evenings of bawdy, brassy Blues, and she has teamed up with Cincinnati mainstays, Them Bones, to give us a taste of her performing prowess on a recently released live CD of classic Blues covers. Cheryl Renee’s musical travels over the decades have taken her from Cincinnati, to a world tour with the U.S.O., to Boston, to Knoxville, and finally back home again. She is a seasoned performer known as much for her manic stage antics and humorously raunchy lyrics as she is for her rollicking piano chops, and there isn’t a more cool and professional backing trio in town than Them Bones (“Lightning” Tim Jacoby on guitar, Roger Bates on drums, Larry Malott on bass). Cheryl Renee plays at The Avenue in Covington.  

Jason Ricci and New Blood: Rocket Number 9

[Eclecto Groove/Delta Groove]

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
From the opening track, it's clear that harmonica virtuoso Jason Ricci and Grammy Award-winning producer John Porter are determined to break free of the shackles of the "Blues" tag.