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The Band of Heathens with Josh Eagle

Friday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
While Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest extravaganza continues to jump the shark due to corporate excess and misdirection, the capitol city continues to be an exceptional music town. The Band of Heathens came out of Austin’s rich music scene with a lot of buzz in the mid-’00s.
  

Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday • Greaves Hall (Northern Kentucky University)

0 Comments · Monday, March 17, 2014
The legendary five-time Grammy winners Blind Boys of Alabama have steadily brought inspired grooves to the stage since the group’s beginnings in the 1930s. Greater Cincinnati has witnessed some special shows by the group, especially their gig at the2006  Tall Stacks Festival, when lead singer Jimmy Carter was led into the  crowd with a mic where he proceeded to lift up the audience with goodness and light and soul.  

Songs of the South

JJ Grey teams with three of his peers for the inaugural Southern Soul Assembly Tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A unique group of accomplished musicians will soon combine forces to bring a night of swampy tunes and rootsy grooves to Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre. Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard and JJ Grey each have strong legacies and careers of their own, but as The Southern Soul Assembly, they come together to play songs, tell stories and collaborate.  

Chris Knight with Ben Knight & the Well Diggers

Friday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Chris Knight is a singer/songwriter who goes against the grain when it comes to what passes for talent in Nashville these days. A songsmith on par with the Darrell Scotts and Jeff Blacks of the world, Knight has little use for mainstream Country music dreck or stereotypical Americana fare.
  

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with Chad Valley

Friday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Detroit Electronic duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., which brings its counter-intuitive name and fun Quirk Groove jams to the 20th Century Theater this week, insists on keeping its music light and breezy, infectious and upbeat. EDM this is not, as the band takes more cues from 1960s Beatles-esque Pop and New Wave than Skrillex.  

Blackberry Smoke with The Delta Saints

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Blackberry Smoke isn’t a stereotypical Southern Rock band, in that they don’t tend to stretch out solos for half an hour. But along with a fresh batch of good original songs, they do bring that basic Southern Rock/Outlaw Country groove that fills the need for down-to-earth, blue collar Rock & Roll.  

Henhouse Prowlers with Blue Caboose

Thursday • Stanley’s Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Chicago is the home base of the Henhouse Prowlers, a group with a modern outlook when it comes to Bluegrass.  

A Temporary Makeover

Newgrass favorites Yonder Mountain String Band hit the road with some gifted substitutes

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
With Newgrass heroes Yonder Mountain String Band’s mandolinist Jeff Austin sitting out the band’s current tour due to his brand-new baby, two members of ace Bluegrass crew Del McCoury Band will be filling in for the proud papa.
  

Music: Yonder Mountain String Band

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Modern Bluegrass crew Yonder Mountain String Band is returning to Covington’s Madison Theater this week for yet another of its memorable and fun shows. When the band pulls into the area, however, th  

Cross-Cultural Communication

The West African elements of Toubab Krewe’s World Fusion sound come from hands-on training

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
North Carolina’s Toubab Krewe fuses traditional West African music with eclectic, open-ended Rock & Roll.