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Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with The Ghost Of Paul Revere during the Global Village in the 2PM hour!  

This Ohio based band has appeared on Whad'ya Know and Mountain Stage.

Their latest project, a cd/book with illustrations, was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

They will be playing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the evening of the 16th.

The year is 3089. The world looks something like that scene from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure where society meditates on the most outstanding music of a singular artist. But instead of smoove Van Halen licks, it's The Body, the extreme doom-metal duo who, by this point, have downloaded their brains into cyborgs.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of ZZ Ward to perform Live From Studio A!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of The Infamous Stringdusters to perform Live From Studio A on Monday, Feb. 12th in advance of their show on Wednesday, Feb. 14th at The Newport with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades!  

They are now brand new Grammy award winners for Best Bluegrass Album for their 2017 release Laws Of Gravity!

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.


Empowerment anthems have had a good run since the early aughts, during which time we grew accustomed to hearing powerhouse pop singers turn downtrodden verses into launching pads for triumphant hooks. That tried-and-true way of displaying feminine strength made the moment of overcoming tribulation feel almost inevitable.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

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A founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, John Perry Barlow, has died at the age of 70, according to a statement issued by the Foundation.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Jesse Miller of the band Lotus from Master Control in advance of the show that night at Express Live!

They've just kicked off their Winter 2018 tour and you'll get to hear some exclusive live recordings and a brand new song as well during an exclusive interview session during the Global Village!

WCBE is looking forward to hosting John Flansburgh and John Linnell live from Master Control in advance of their show that night at The Newport Music Hall!  

New Orleans Tries Different Carnival Music

Feb 6, 2018

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Her latest effort, "Wishes On A Neon Sign",  just came out last month.

In addition to singing, she also plays Dobro, National Lap Style Guitar and Ukelele on this release.

She will be stopping by studio A for an interview and live performance before her show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington that night.

Last Sunday, Philadelphia's own The War on Drugs won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. We consider that a sign. Sure as the National Chicken Council's prediction Americans will consume 1.35 billion chicken wings this weekend, the birds (aka Philadelphia Eagles) are going to take the bowl.

At first, there's just a drip: a gentle pulse from a marimba. Then a bewitching melody played on a set of tuned cowbells enters and the music comes into focus. The four musicians in the Chicago-based Third Coast Percussion let the piece unfold deliberately. They play as if they're a single, eight-armed organism.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

When it comes down to it, language is the heart of rap. That's why rappers in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, insist their city is the heart of Chinese rap. The language of Chengdu, Sichuanese, is an emotive, drawling dialect of Mandarin — so wildly different from its rigid-sounding mother tongue that visitors from other parts of China have a hard time understanding it. Its twang fits the rhythms of a song like "Leshan Doufu," by rapper TSP, like a glove.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting a stripped down version of Umphrey's McGee featuring Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger Live From Studio A!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Noah Gundersen to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

Brooklyn based Americana band Yarn will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

In a year when the nominees were more eclectic and adventurous, the safe bets prevailed at the 60th Grammy Awards.

Imagine the following experiment: you choose people at random and play snippets of songs they've never heard. A grocery clerk in Illinois listens to an 8th century Berber ballad. A child in Beijing listens to Childish Gambino.

How would listeners react? Would they immediately recognize something universal, say "Oh, this song is clearly for dancing!" Or would the differences in musical style and language leave people confused?

Mark E. Smith, founder and frontman of the UK band The Fall, has died at the age of 60. The band's manager, Pam Vander, said in a written statement, "He passed this morning (24th January) at home. A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days."

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, will officially take the company public this spring and is planning a very unconventional IPO — short for "initial public offering" — that has investors talking.

Classical music has never lived in a bubble. For centuries, it's always found common ground with folk music.

Enter, the Danish String Quartet.

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