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In January 1997, the poet Miller Williams stood on the steps of the Capitol at President Bill Clinton's second inauguration and read a poem he'd written about our country:

We have memorized America,

how it was born and who we have been and where.

In ceremonies and silence we say the words,

telling the stories, singing the old songs.

We like the places they take us. Mostly we do.

The Travelin' McCourys will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at the Park Street Saloon with Billy Strings!

Glenn Frey, 67, a founding member and guitarist of The Eagles, died on Monday in New York City of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, according to a statement on the band's official website:

"The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery. Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide."

WCBE and Woodland's Productions presents the FREE SweetWater Winter Sessions every Thursday through March 31st @ Woodland's Tavern!

Music starts at 7PM!

Jan. 14th     Year Of The Buffalo, Hocking River String Band

Jan. 21st     John Boerstler & The Sidewinders

I am a Bowie girl. Not literally: I'm a little too young to have swiped my face with glitter and run out in lime-green platforms to see David Bowie storming through America in 1972 and 1973 with the Spiders from Mars, when he sent queer and alien dispatches across a heartland primed for them by Stonewall and women's lib and the sexual revolution but also feeling the slap of the Silent Majority as the Nixon era lumbered on.

Cory Branan will play a few songs for us Live From Studio A during the Global Village!

That night you can catch him at The Newport for a show with Brian Fallon & The Crowes!

Legendary rock musician David Bowie, who influenced generations of musicians and fans, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.

Rock Icon David Bowie Dies At 69

Jan 11, 2016

Iconic rock musician David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69. The news was announced in a statement on Bowie's social media sites:

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," it read.

Bowie's death was confirmed by his son, Duncan Jones, who tweeted, "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."

Western music may have been changing the world in the 1950s, but if you happened to be in Russia you were out of luck. State censorship was in full effect in the Soviet Union, and sneaking in, say, an American rock record was close to impossible. But a few industrious music fans managed to find another way.

Stephen Coates, the leader of a British band called The Real Tuesday Weld, happened on this secret history by accident. Several years ago on a tour stop in St. Petersburg, he was strolling through a flea market when a strange item caught his eye.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Steve Forbert Live From Studio A

Paul Bley, a jazz pianist whose thoughtful but intuitive commitment to advanced improvisation became widely influential, died of natural causes Sunday. He was 83.

Bley was surrounded by family at his winter residence in Stuart, Fla., according to his daughter Vanessa Bley.

Stephen Kellogg and his band will return to WCBE for a Live From Studio A session in advance of the show that night with Anthony D'Amato at The Basement

In Memoriam 2015

Dec 31, 2015

Many musical voices fell silent in 2015. We lost soul singers and opera stars, blues and folk guitarists, saxophonists and percussionists, plus composers, conductors, producers, and other visionaries. Explore their musical legacies here.


Diane Charlemagne

Feb. 22, 1964 — Oct. 28, 2015

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Catie Curtis Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night with Six String Concerts with Chad Elliott at the Columbus Performing Arts Center!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Colin Gawel will join us Live From Studio A in advance of his "Best Of" solo record release show that night at Woodland's Tavern where he'll be accompanied by his band The Lonely Bones!

Tune in for live local music and conversation!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

LISTEN HERE!

This award winning songwriter has written for television and Movies.

His new downloadable single is "Spinning Around", and the release show for his upcoming EP will be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of December 17th.

Hear what else TJ George has been up to, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music

 

Lyrics

 

Trying to tell, but the words don't come,
Hiding behind a wall that I built myself,
Hoping this will end, I'm pushing against me,
Trying to change who I think I might be, 
Scared of what I might become,
Wanting to be unseen and unheard, 
I  hide behind the glass,
Carefully choosing, constantly thinking 
what I look like to them.

Wayne Horvitz is one of those musicians who does almost everything — from leading a small group of improvisers to conducting a big band, and from composing for symphony orchestra to running a nightclub. The Seattle-based keyboard player turned 60 this year, and he's celebrating by adding even more to his schedule: playing birthday concerts on both coasts.

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