Last spring, singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson was overly anxious about the arrival of his debut album, High Top Mountain.
He’s spent this year simultaneously anticipating the birth of his debut
child and the reception of his just-released sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.
It seems unnecessary to spotlight
droolingly anticipated shows like Willie Nelson, Alabama, The Band
Perry, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show and Drive-By Truckers, so
we’ll stick to some of the lower-tier artists that deserve your
attention at the inaugural Buckle Up Festival.
Country crew Pure Grain, which hails from nearby Bright, Ind., will be celebrating the release of its brand new album, Indiana Sun,
when it performs as part of the free, weekly “American Roots” concert
series this coming Tuesday on Fountain Square.
Cincinnati, are you ready for two back-to-back weekends of three-day festivals, packed with national acts, local bands and up-and-comers? Get ready for the fest weekends with CityBeat's coverage of the two.
Last fall, a Foxy Shazam interview was
convened at bassist Daisy Caplan’s Northside home for the purpose of
discussing the band’s tour-ending, two-show extravaganza in Cincinnati —
a full production at Bogart’s in Corryville, and an intimate club date
at Northside’s Mayday.
If you saw Bill Donabedian’s weary face
in the waning hours of the last day of the first Bunbury Music Festival
in 2012, you might have correctly discerned that the promotional genius
who conceived the event was a) bone-tired from the months of preparation
and the constant on-site troubleshooting involved in the three-day
Indie/Alt concert series presented along the Sawyer Point/Serpentine
Wall stretch of Cincinnati’s riverfront, and b) going to do it all over
again the following year.