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Making Big Daddy Proud

Cedric Burnside carries on a family tradition of Mississippi Hill Country Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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.   

Old Monk with Little Lights

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Brooklyn, N.Y., band Old Monk has referred to its music as “Prog Punk,” an interesting descriptor considering the two genres were diametrically opposed back in the day. It reminds me of a scene from the excellent documentary movie New York Doll, about bassist Arthur “Killer” Kane of the Proto Punk band New York Dolls, where Chrissie Hynde and Morrissey are sitting around railing against the excesses of Prog Rock and how it actually birthed Punk.  

Cheers Elephant with The Ready Stance

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Cheers Elephant is a blatantly hook-laden AltPop band that brings a sense of humor and 1960s-era verve to their sound. With reverb-a-plenty and blue-sky harmony vocals, the up-tempo band keeps its big beats front and center.   

Eric Johnson

Tuesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Coming on the scene in the late ’80s/early ’90s as a new guitar hot shot, Eric Johnson lit up the frets and the music world with a Grammy Award win for his original instrumental, “Cliffs of Dover,” in 1991. Though a multi-instrumentalist of the highest order, he is mostly known for his fluid guitar pyrotechnics.  

Richard Buckner

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Richard Buckner’s obscurity is partly due to the fickle music business, but also due to his decidedly different approach to songwriting and performance.
  

Music: Richard Buckner

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Richard Buckner’s obscurity is partly due to the fickle music business, but also due to his decidedly different approach to songwriting and performance.  

Scott Miller

Thursday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Anyone that has driven on Route 11 through northwestern Virginia has encountered the beauty and history that is the Shenandoah Valley.   

Will Kimbrough with Brigitte DeMeyer

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Will Kimbrough is one of those multi-talented artists that nearly anyone could build a band around, a diverse musician who has devoted his life to his craft since an early age.
  

Ziggy Marley

Saturday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It’s a hard thing to follow in an icon’s footsteps, especially when that icon is your parent. But Ziggy Marley proved he was worthy of the legacy set by his father, Bob Marley, many years ago.  

Ana Popovic

Thursday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
There has been a long history of women playing the guitar over the years, in many musical genres. In fact, WLW radio musician Helen Diller was the first person to ever play a guitar on TV when she strummed her Gibson Advanced Jumbo axe on a Philco television demonstration here in Cincy in 1939.