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Mike Taylor

Music Host, Audio Engineer, Computer fix-it man

Mike received his degree in business finance form the Ohio State University in the mid 1980's. Since graduation he's made a living from playing, mixing, mastering, and producing music, and joined the WCBE family in 2002.

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The former frontman of Augustana, Dan Layus has a new release out, "Dangerous Things". His new offering is available through his website . The "Dangerous Things" tour starts in January, but you can hear him play a few songs, and talk about this new release before that tour gets started. That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and on Apple Music.

These guys out of Nashville have been described as having musical influences ranging from rock, bluegrass, funk, metal and classic country. Their Star City release from earlier this year contains their new single "Martha" which can be viewed online on youtube here . They're just passing through town this time around, so the only way to hear a live performance from them will be to tune in to 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and on apple music.

Doc Robinson is a collaboration between Nick D'andrea ( Nick D And The Believers ) and Jon Elliott ( The Floorwalkers ). Their new EP is "Golden Daze" , and the release show is scheduled to take place at Brothers Drake on Saturday November 19th. Listen to a few songs before the new EP comes out, live from studio A. That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and on Apple Music.

He will be in Toledo on the 16th, and in Akron the evening of the 17th, so if you want to hear him perform in Columbus on the 17th, your only option will be to tune in to WCBE. He's been touring in support of his new release, "The Heart Watches While The Brain Burns", out on October 14th. Hear what Mike Doughty has been up to since his last studio A visit, which was back in 2014. That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and on Apple Music.

It's been several years since his last visit to studio A. With several musical releases now under his belt, he's recorded duets with Patty Griffin, and Lucinda Williams. He has also worked with Charlie Sexton on a couple of releases, and they also created music for the "Monster Hunter" movie. After this Live From Studio A Session, he will perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington. One of his more recent efforts is a cookbook, "Artist In The Kitchen: A Brief Autobiography In Food"....

Having performed in places as far away as Europe and Australia, Nikki and her band will perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of the 27th. They'll be heading back to Europe in November as well, playing places like the Czech Republic, and Poland. Their latest release, "Heavy Hearts Hard Fists", came out last year, and it's available through iTunes . That's Nikki Hill , live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and on...

His new effort is, "American Fork", and you can read more about that online at lastchancerecords.com. The release show for that will take place on September 2nd in Nashville, but you can see him perform live at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizz a In Worthington the evening of September 6th. If you can't make it to either of those shows, you'll still have a chance to hear him perform live on WCBE the following morning. That's Tim Easton , live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM...

The New Kid Runner release, "Body Language", is now out. Their release show is scheduled to be at Skully's Music Diner August 26th. After that, Kid Runner will be playing shows in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York. What have they been up to lately? Find out for yourself, by tuning in to this studio A performance, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

These guys have been busy touring all over the eastern United States, and they will stop by studio A before their show at the Rumba Cafe the evening of August 19 Their new cd, "Brand New Flag", can be pre-ordered through their new website . Frontmen Micah Schnabel and Shane Sweeney last visited studio A back in 2013. Hear what they've been up to since then. That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

His last visit to studio A was back in 2011, touring in support of "Sunset Over Hope Street". He's had several releases since then, including his latest effort, "Silver Skies Blue", a collaboration with music legend Judy Collins which came out earlier this year. Collins happens to be the subject the song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", which was written by Stephen Stills and appears on the CSN self-titled debut release from 1969. Hear more about what Ari Hest has been up to since his last visit to...

Their "Legends" release is coming out on August 26, but you can pre-order through the Brother Moses website. Hailing from Arkansas, they will be making a stop at Victory's, in the Brewery District that evening. It's a project conceived by friends Moses Gomez and James Lockhart. Hear music from Brother Moses in studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

Their "Legends" release is coming out on August 26, but you can pre-order through the Brother Moses website. Hailing from Arkansas, they will be making a stop at Victory's, in the Brewery District that evening. It's a project conceived friends Moses Gomez and James Lockhart. Hear music from Brother Moses in studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

Consisting of Adam Schlenker, Matt Opachik, Hayes Griffin and Chris Stevens, these guys have a new self-titled release coming out. This music will be featured at a show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington Sunday August 14. You can hear them play live from studio a before that though. Listen to the bluegrass inspired music of The Planet Riders , on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now in Apple Music.

They'll perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the evening of August 10th. Grace Adele last visited studio A back in August of 2014. Their cd, "Into The Wide Open Sky" , is available on cdbaby. Listen to them perform a few songs live in studio A. That's The Farmer & Adele, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Radio.

His new cd, "Grandfather Mountain", is now available. The release show will be taking place the evening of August 5th at the McConnel Arts Center of Worthington, starting at about 7pm. Some of the folks who will be joining him include Adam Schlenker , Steve Fox , Jane Van Voorhis, and Joe Lautzenheiser. It's been a while since Gary has performed in studio A. Hear what he's been up to lately, in studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple...

The new release is "Big Restless", and the release show will be at Ace Of Cups Friday July 29. A project of Robert Loss , Blind Engineer started as a solo home-recording project about 5 years ago, but has since evolved into something much more. Lately, he has been playing with Jesse Charles, Bill Heingartner and Eric Nassau. Listen in on a few songs, and hear what Robert Loss is up to these days. That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on...


These five musician/actors will stop by studio A to perform before their final performances at Studio Two, at the Riffe Center . Ring Of Fire features the music of Johnny Cash, including "I've Been Everywhere", and "Folsom Prison Blues". Don't miss this performance from the Ring Of Fire cast, live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music

You won't be able to see him perform in Central Ohio during his current tour. His only stop in Columbus this time around will be in WCBE's studio A. After that, he will play a pair of shows in Harrison, Ohio, near Cincinnati, before heading back to California. He started playing keyboards when he was three years old, and was playing jazz by the age of five. Listen to what he's been up to lately, and hear a few songs performed live as well. That's Ray Goren , on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus,...

It's been quite a few years since her last release, but she's touring in support of her new one titled "The Day After The Night Before". Her Ohio stops will be in Athens, but she will be coming up to Columbus to perform in our studio. Hear more about this Orlando based Musician, singer, and songwriter, live from studio A. That's Terri Binon , on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

Her new release is titled "What She's Got To Give" The release show will be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington. Jesse Henry will play an opening set. Hear what else Megan Palmer has been up to lately, live from studio A. That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

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