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Maggie Brennan is your tour guide for a 3-hour musical journey starting in your very own backyard and reaching the ends of the earth. Live "Studio A" performances and interviews in the 2 o'clock hour, top of the hour news updates from National Public Radio.

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Nick Moss with Dennis Greunling
Erik Hagen

WCBE will be hosting the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling Live From Studio A on Friday, April 20th in advance of the show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music!

They're out on the road with the brand new release The High Cost Of Low Living and we're happy that they'll be making a stop in Columbus!

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.

He just released "Running Dream" on April 2.

It's available for purchase here.

The Columbus CD release show will be at the Rumba Cafe on Saturday April 14.

Also appearing will be Zach Little from the band Saintseneca, and Adam Remnant.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Curtis Harding Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the A&R Music Bar!

He's out on the road with his second full-length release Face Your Fear and you can catch him right here in Columbus!

Drift Mouth
Ryan Miller

Columbus group Drift Mouth will return to WCBE to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their CD release show for Little Patch Of Sky on Saturday, March 31st at the Rumba Cafe!  Also performing that night... Sam Brown, Todd May and Feversmile!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Langhorne Slim to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!

He's out on the road with his latest release Lost At Last Vol. 1 and will be making a stop in Columbus to play the Rumba Cafe!

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

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

Soul music savant Leon Bridges has announced a new album, Good Thing, and with it, two new tracks.

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.


Every band needs to refresh and reconsider its sound sooner or later, no matter how sharp it's gotten over the course of a long career. Creative stagnation comes for us all — even The Decemberists, a band whose records have always come bursting with verve and verbosity.

Tune in for a Zydeco party during the Global Village when CJ Chenier And The Red Hot Louisiana Band perform Live From Studio A!

They'll perform that night at Natalie's in Worthington for another sold out event presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

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

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

That night you can catch them over at the Rumba Cafe with Ray Goren!

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.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Melvin Seals & JGB Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

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.

Seun Kuti was just 14 when he became the lead singer of Egypt 80 — the Nigerian band that had carried the infectious groove of Afrobeat worldwide under the direction of Seun's father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The musician says keeping the band together after Fela's death in 1997 was a way of sustaining his message — which often included railing against government corruption and social injustice.

Caroline Rose will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of her show that night at the Rumba Cafe with The Nude Party!

She's out on the road with her second release Loner and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

This singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was a mere teenager the last time he played live at WCBE.

Actually, he's still in his teens, but he's already worked with folks like Leon Russell, Buddy Guy and B. B. King.

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.

Guitarist Adam Schlenker will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of his CD release show for A Matter Of Time on Saturday, March 3rd at Natalie's in Worthington!  

This Central Ohio based band will be stopping by studio A before their lead vocalist Julia O'Keefe lends her talents to the Townes Van Zandt Tribute at Dick's Den the evening of the 7th.

Their last visit to studio A was about a year ago.

Be sure to tune in for a live performance and interview to hear about what they've been up to since then.

That's Miller-Kelton live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on apple music

The Oh Hellos will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Newport with Lowland Hum!

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

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

Jessica Lea Mayfield
Ebru Yildiz

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Jessica Lea Mayfield to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

She's out on the road with her latest release Sorry Is Gone and will perform at the Rumba Cafe that evening with Mal Blum And The Blums.

Ezra Furman
Jason Simmons

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Ezra Furman to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Trevor Hall to perform Live From Studio A in advance of his sold out show at the Columbus Athenaeum!  

This year's Music In The Round includes Brian Douglas Day, the former frontman from Yellow Light Maybe, and Carly Fratianne of the Band Souther.

Also appearing this year are singer-songwriters Joey Viola and Carole Walker.

Gaelic Storm
Geralyn McKay.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Gaelic Storm to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

Larry Campbell, in addition to being a member of Bob Dylan's touring band from 1997 to 2004, has also recorded with Levon Helm, Judy Collins, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, B. B. King, Willie Nelson,  Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Cyndi Lauper and Rosanne Cash, to name a few.

Lately he's been collaborating with his wife, Teresa Williams.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Valerie June Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

These guys will be stopping by studio A before their show at Dick's Den on Wednesday the 28th.

"The Ninja And The Sea Monster" is the name of their new EP.

Hypnotide is Larry Marotta, Aaron Quinn, Brett Burleson and Joe Nelson.

The new project, "Thousand Peaces", is now out.

You can listen to tracks from that here.

Absofacto will play at The Basement the evening of the 23rd.

Also appearing is New York based Two Feet.

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