With the MidPoint Music Festival
returning this Thursday-Saturday, numerous musical acts from around the
world will be performing at venues throughout Over-the-Rhine and
Downtown. But there are also several artists playing MPMF who don’t have
to travel far at all.
Over the past decade, the Wood Brothers
(which also features Jano Rix on a variety of instruments) have recorded
two live albums, an EP and five studio records, including last year’s
acclaimed The Muse.
The Quebe Sisters are singing sweetness
personified. A lot of what works for Hulda, Grace and Sophia Quebe is
the same thing that has made sister (or brother) acts shine over the
years — close sibling harmonies.
When you come on the scene as a young man
who performs Dancehall Reggae mixed with Rap and other genres, and do
it as a bearded, Orthodox Hasidic Jew who touts his spirituality in his
grooves, you will be noticed by believers and non-believers alike.