Last year, officials in Marshall, Texas,
declared its city the birthplace of Boogie Woogie music. But 13 years
ago, local pianist Ricky Nye started a tradition that has made Greater
Cincinnati (or, more precisely, Newport, Ky.) one of the premiere active
hubs in the U.S. for the rolling, rollicking American style of
Blues/R&B music that dates back to the late 1800s.