Believe it or not, back in the 1940s and '50s, before recording artists flocked to Nashville, Tenn., some of Country music's legendary artists came to Cincinnati to record hits that would one day make them famous. Hank Williams, Patti Page, and Flatt and Scruggs all played sessions at Cincinnati's historic Herzog Studios, formerly located at 811 Race St.
This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" session at Cincinnati's old Herzog Studios, where he cut one of his most successful songs, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." To honor the date and boost financial support for a future Herzog Studios marker, a group of local musicians will be playing at the Southgate House Saturday night as part of the "Hank Williams and Herzog Studios Marker Benefit." The event will feature The Hiders, Straw Boss, Magnolia Mountain, Elliott Ruther & Marvin Hawkins and more.