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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 Suitcase Junket is a project of Matt Lorenz.

The new release, "Pile Driver", is now out. It's available for purchase through his website.

His tour makes a stop at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the evening before his visit to studio A.

Listen to this one man band perform live, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music

In addition to his many releases and performances, he can also be heard on recordings by Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cyrus Chestnut, Christian McBride, Madeleine Peyroux, and his cousin, Regina Carter.

His current tour brings him to Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the night before his visit to WCBE. That's a Kate Schulte benefit show.

This week takes their current tour to this part of the country, and the Rumba Cafe is where they will be performing the evening of the 30th.

After that, they will be heading westward for more shows.

"I Go Missing In My Sleep" is their new release.

It's available through their website, https://www.thisiswilsen.com

Based in New York, this act is fronted by Tamsin Wilson.

Her second full length release, "Look Both Ways", came out in late 2016.

She will perform at the Rumba Cafe the evening of the 29th.

Barely in her 20s, she has already won a John Lennon Songwriting Award, and her music has also been featured in movies and TV shows.

You can hear Olivia Millerschin perform live from studio A, and listen to her discuss her new release.

Her current tour will be making a stop at the Rumba Cafe on Sunday August 27.

After that, she will be staying in town to play at WCBE the next morning.

Lilly Hiatt's new release, "Trinity Lane", is available for purchase through her website.

Find out what she's been up to since her last visit to Studio A.

That's right here on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org  and on Apple Music.

She will be playing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza on August 23rd, and will play in studio A the following morning, before heading over to Indiana to play the evening of the 24th.

Her latest release, "Gold Rush", came out in April, and it's available for purchase here.

The last time she played at WCBE was back in 2014.

Find out what she's been up to since then.

This band from British Columbia will make a stop in Columbus at The Basement the evening of the 22nd.

This New York based project will perform at Double Happiness on the 6th of August, at the Kevin Devine show. Columbus based Van Dale is also scheduled to perform

Their latest release "Maybe Believe" came out on May 12th.

Currently on tour, their Columbus stop will be at Woodlands Tavern the evening of the 10th.

Jon Stickley Trio will also play a show at Beachland Ballroom & Tavern in Cleveland on the 15th of August.

This Ohio based band, led by Jen and James Goldsberry have a release show coming up at Rambling House Soda on Friday August 11.

The Release show for the new cd is scheduled to take place at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington on Saturday, July 22.

Titled '77, this cd features original songs of several musical genres.

Also appearing at Natalie's that evening is guitarist Matt Steidle.

This Ohio based band will perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington on Saturday the 15th.

After that, they will head out to play shows in Iowa, Tennessee and New York.

Their new release "When The Darkness Comes" can be pre-ordered here, and copies are expected to be mailed out the same day as their performance in studio A.

Bill Scorzari's second full length release "Through These Waves" came out earlier this year.

Several well known artists helped him out on his latest effort, including Will Kimbrough, Joachim Cooder, Chris Scruggs and more.

He's not playing any shows in town right now, so the only chance to hear him play in central Ohio at  this time will be right here in Studio A.

That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

Their last visit to studio A was on January 14, 2015, and they've been jamming ever since.

Electric Orange Peel lists musical influences including The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and Phish, but they have lots of original music to draw from for their live sets.

The album release show for their new effort "Seed" will take place at Woodlands Tavern on June 30.

Also appearing at this show will be the the band "Subterranean".

These guys currently touring in support of their release, "America, Location 12".

They'll be playing in several states in this part of the country during late June and early July.

Guster and Esmé Patterson will be opening for them at their show at Express Live!, the evening of the 27th.

This singer/songwriter based in Seattle will be stopping by studio A to talk about his career, and play a few songs live.

He's doing a series of radio interviews this week, so he won't be performing in town.

This interview will be your only chance to hear him play in Columbus this time around.

Tune in to hear Robbie Christmas, live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.

They have shows coming up this weekend at the COMFEST Solar stage on Friday June 23, and at Woodlands Tavern Saturday June 24.

They're also busy recording new material.

This four piece act consists of  Junior Kauffman on vocals, Kyle "Headband" Davis on the cajon, Rico "Thunderstorm" Nassau on the bass, and Jeff Straw on the keys.

Her last visit to studio A was about a year ago, when she was touring in support of her "Resistor" release.

Lately she's been on the road with John Paul White, and they'll perform at 31 West in Newark the evening of the 21st.

John Paul White's new effort "Beulah" is now available through his website.

After that, they'll be playing a show in Cleveland, before heading out to the east coast.

They'll be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the night before their performance in studio A.

You can pre-order their new self titled release through their website.

You can also listen to bits of the songs here.

He relocated to Columbus from New Jersey a few years back.

Sean Marshall & The Near Miss have a new release, simply titled "New"

The release show will be at Rambling House Soda the evening of the 9th, starting at about 9pm.

They'll also be travelling to Pennsylvania, Indiana and New Jersey for shows this summer.

Their new EP, "You Can Follow", comes out June 9th, but you can listen to it online today here.

They'll be performing at the Columbus Arts Festival on June 9th, and on June 10th, they'll be at Ramblin' House Soda for their EP release show.

The Secret Sisters are Laura and Lydia Rogers.

They will perform at the Rumba Cafe the evening of May 26.

This will be one of their last shows in this part of the country, before they head west for shows in Washington, Oregon, and California.

"You Don't Own Me Anymore" is their latest release.

He's a singer songwriter and guitar player, and he's also known as the tour manager for the Dark Star Orchestra.

The Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival is this weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville Ohio.

Matt will play a few songs, and talk about this year's festival, which will include appearances from Railroad Earth, and Keller Williams Kwahtro and Hot Tuna.

A couple of the musical styles she dabbles in include samba and bossa nova, sometimes singing in english.

Her voice appears in the movie, "The Devil's Toothpick", which also features music from saxophonist Donald Harrison, and Gilberto Gil, who served as Brazil's minister of culture from 2003 to 2008.

Before Kenia started her own label, Mooka records, she released recordings on the RCA, and Denon labels.

Sandrine Lee

His latest musical offering, "Long List Of Priors", is available here.

Some of the artists helping out on this release include, Amy Helm, Larry Campbell, Peter Wolf and David Crosby.

He's also had opportunities to work with Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Merle Haggard, Cheryl Wheeler, Judy Collins, Jerry Douglas and Ricky Skaggs.

They will both be playing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of the 9th.

Local artist Jared Mahone is getting ready to perform at some house concerts in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. He's been working on some new material playing solo at house concerts earlier this year.

He will be performing in Hudson Ohio the evening of the 4th, but will be traveling back to play at the Central Ohio Folk Festival this weekend.

It's been a while since his last visit to studio A.

Listen in to find out what he's been up to since then.

Since he last visited studio A in support of  his first release, "Angeleno", back in late 2015, Sam Outlaw has been playing shows as far away as Europe and Australia.

This time, he will be talking about his new recording, "Tenderheart", and playing a few songs as well.

"Building A Building", the debut full length release from Yellow Paper Planes, comes out the same day as their visit to studio A.

It will be available as a digital download, CD, and on vinyl.

The release show is scheduled for the evening of April 21, at Ace Of Cups.

Irene Young

They'll be returning to Byrne's Pub the evening of April 20.

Based in California, musicians in this band come from as far away as Norway and Cuba.

Hear what they've been up to since their last visit to studio A.

That's Tempest, live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD, WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and on Apple Music.

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