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8:57 am
Fri July 26, 2013

5 New Faces Of Folk, At The 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Alynda Lee Segarra records as Hurray For The Riff Raff, one of the emerging acts making its debut at the Newport Folk Festival this year.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 6:16 pm

The Newport Folk Festival's history is dotted with historic moments involving musical icons — Bob Dylan plugging in jumps immediately to mind. But, while organizers still take care to stack each festival with huge names and star veterans, the margins are smartly and lovingly curated, too. The 2013 Newport Folk Festival is no different, with an impressive slate of boundary-pushers and genre-eschewers. Here are five of the newest and most promising faces, with a downloadable song from each.

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News
12:15 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Governor Appoints Successor To Hale

Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed Franklin County Assistant Prosecutor Daniel Hawkins as the county's Environmental Court judge.

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World Cafe
6:30 am
Thu July 25, 2013

ELO's Jeff Lynne on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

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Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne joins host David Dye on this edition of the World Cafe. ELO released a string of ultra-melodic hits throughout the '70S, like "Strange Magic" and "Livin' Thing," and for the next decade Lynne developed into one of the most sought after producers. Tonight he talks about his latest projects, re-recording ELO's Zoom and his very personal solo album "Armchair Theatre." Then in the second hour, the Latin Roots series continues with a live performance from Argentinean reggae artist Fidel Nadal.

World Cafe
6:30 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Bombino on World Cafe, tonight @ 8 on WCBE

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Host David Dye welcomes the Tuareg guitarist Bombino on World Cafe. He was born in Niger and has just become known in the West thanks to his new album "Nomad" produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. It's a perfect title, as Bombino has had to be on the move his entire life. We'll learn why in tonight's interview, and Bombino performs a stunning live set.

It's Bombino, with host David Dye, tonight at 8 on WCBE.

WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Amy Regan Live From Studio A July 29, 2013 @ 2PM!

Amy Regan will perform Live From Studio A

Amy Regan is out on the road with her debut full-length album Pretty Little Baby and she'll be dropping by WCBE to play live for us!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:29 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Howlin' Brothers Live From Studio A July 25, 2013 @ 2PM!

Howlin' Brothers will perform Live From Studio A

Hailing from Nashville, TN., The Howlin' Brothers will perform a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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World Cafe
6:30 am
Tue July 23, 2013

The Handsome Family on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

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On this episode of the World Cafe, The Handsome Family join host David Dye in the studio. Brett Sparks first convinced his wife, fiction writer Rennie Sparks, to write lyrics for his music in 1993, launching the duo’s unusual brand of Americana. Wilderness is their new concept album inspired by the animal kingdom. We'll hear a live performance tonight, plus Rennie sticks around as a guest DJ, spinning some of her favorite songs about animals.

The spotlight's on The Handsome Family, tonight at 8 on WCBE!

Music
11:08 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

WCBE Presents The Slide Brothers Thurs. July 25, 2013

WCBE Presents The Slide Brothers

The Slide Brothers have recently released their CD Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers and they'll be making a stop in Columbus on this tour! 

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Music
10:40 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

WCBE & Rhythm On The River Present: IIIrd Tyme Out & Lonesome River Band

IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band at Rhythm On The River

It's time for an evening of bluegrass music with Rhythm On The River and WCBE! 

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American Routes
2:36 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

How Blue Can You Get?: Howard Tate and Lyle Lovett on American Routes on WCBE

Lyle Lovett
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On American Routes tonight, it's Howard Tate and Lyle Lovett on 90.5 WCBE!

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
4:18 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Houndmouth: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Houndmouth performed live from WCBE's Studio A on July 23rd, 2013! Check out these amazing performances of "Penitentiary", "Casino'", and "Come On Illinois"! Enjoy!

Do you like what you hear? Let us know what you think about our online Live from Studio A REPLAY series!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:27 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Houndmouth Live From Studio A July 23, 2013 @ 2PM!

Houndmouth will perform Live From Studio A

Houndmouth, the four piece group out of New Albany, IN. will join us Live From Studio A on Tuesday July 23rd! 

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World Cafe
10:55 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Jose James on World Cafe, tonight @ 8pm on WCBE

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Host David Dye’s guest on the World Cafe is José James. Since 2008, he's released four discs ranging from a collection of standards to his latest, called No Beginning No End, which fuses jazz with hip-hop. James tells the story behind the new album's hit track "Trouble," and we'll hear that tune and more as he and his band play live tonight.

It's music and conversation with host David Dye and Jose James on World Cafe,  tonight at 8 on WCBE!

Music
4:51 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

A Secret Folk Music Holds Firm In China's Badlands

Zhang Junmin (second from right) and his band perform the Lao Qiang music special in northwest China's Shaanxi province. The character behind the stage means "drama"; Lao Qiang music used to accompany puppet plays and includes a strong storytelling component.
Courtesy of Wang Kuanren

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 6:12 pm

When Guns N' Roses released the album Chinese Democracy five years ago, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman commented that, questions of politics aside, the GNR sound just wasn't most Chinese folks' cup of tea.

"According to my knowledge," he said, "a lot of people don't like this kind of music because it's too noisy and too loud."

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Music
6:47 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Another Nursing Home Resident Contract Legionnaires' Disease

There's still no word of the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Reynoldsburg nursing home.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:04 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

WCBE Presents Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Live From Studio A July 24, 2013 @ 2PM!

Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks will perform Live From Studio A

We're very excited to have Susan & Derek returning to WCBE to play a couple of songs for us ahead of their show that night at The LC Outdoors with The Black Crowes and The London Souls!

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World Cafe
6:30 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Do Amor and Os Mutantes on World Cafe, tonight @ 8 on WCBE!

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World Cafe is exploring the musical culture of Brazil this week for the latest Sense of Place series. Do Amor play a live set drawn from their new rock album, Piracema, recorded on location in Rio de Janeiro, and the band talks about their experience touring with Brazilian icon, Caetano Veloso. Then in the second hour, it's a Tropicália showcase; we'll revisit a session from the archives with Os Mutantes, who were at the heart of the movement in the late '60s. Plus, we learn about the origins of Tropicália from Latin music expert, Jasmine Garsd.

Music
4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Buckles And Boots Live From Studio A July 18, 2013 @ 2PM!

Buckles And Boots will perform Live From Studio A

Jesse and Brian Maxwell make up the local duo of Buckles And Boots and they'll be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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Music
2:46 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jason Isbell Locates His Musical Compass On 'Southeastern'

Jason Isbell was previously a member of Drive-By Truckers. His solo albums include Sirens of the Ditch and Here We Rest.
Eric England Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 10:38 am

When singer-songwriter Jason Isbell used to get drunk, he'd sometimes tell his then-girlfriend, the musician Amanda Shires, that he needed to quit the bottle — and that if it was going to take, he'd have to go to rehab. Eventually, she said the next time he told her that, she'd hold him to it. And she did. And he went. And, he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "The jury is still out on whether or not it worked, but it worked today and all the days leading up to this."

Initially, he says he was scared about what sobriety would do to his personality and his creativity.

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World Cafe
6:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

World Cafe's Sense of Purpose Series continues tonight @ 8 on WCBE!

www.sylviofraga.com

Enjoy live performances from some of Brazil's greatest contemporary artists on this Sense of Place edition of the World Cafe. First stop is Rio de Janeiro, where Sylvio Fraga showcases his unique take on samba and talks about his other profession as a published poet. We'll revisit sessions from the archives with Forró in the Dark, who play a fusion style of Brazilian forró music, and Seu Jorge, known for his work on The Life Aquatic soundtrack. And of course host David Dye provides his own masterful mix of Brazilian music throughout the two-hour show.

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