The Global Village

Weekdays, Noon - 3pm

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.

Every weekday afternoon at 2:55pm, you can also hear "The Writer's Almanac", hosted by Garrison Keillor.

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WCBE Exclusive
8:56 am
Fri March 27, 2015

WCBE Presents Caroline Spence Live From Studio A Tues. April 7, 2015 @ 11AM!

Caroline Spence will perform Live From Studio A

Her new release is "Somehow".

Currently on tour all over the USA, she will perform at Natalies Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of the 7th.

She has won an American Songwriter Magazine lyric contest, and the 2013 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest songwriter competition.

Listen in on a conversation, and a few songs from Caroline Spence, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now streaming online through iTunes radio.

WCBE Exclusive
8:20 am
Tue March 24, 2015

WCBE Presents Yellow Paper Planes Live From Studio A Thurs. Mar. 26, 2015 @ 11AM!

Yellow Paper Planes

After the band Joshua P. James And The Paper Planes came to an end, Joshua, and his drummer Brandon, recruited bassist Pete Mendenhall from the Hocking River String Band, and Jeremy Ebert from The Driftwood Motion for a new project.

Now calling themselves Yellow Paper Planes, these guys will be releasing "Feather's Touch", this week

CD release show is this Saturday night at Spacebar!

WCBE Exclusive
4:16 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

WCBE Presents Shannon McNally Live From Studio A Thurs. March 19, 2015 @ 2PM!

Shannon McNally will perform Live From Studio A

Singer-Songwriter Shannon McNally will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of her show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music!

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WCBE Exclusive
3:26 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

WCBE Presents Dirty River Ramblers Live From Studio A Wed. March 18, 2015 @ 2PPM!

Dirty River Ramblers will perform Live From Studio A

Hailing from Omaha, NE., The Dirty River Ramblers will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their free show that night at Woodland's Tavern for Sweetwater Winter Wednesdays at 6:30PM!

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WCBE Exclusive
10:14 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

WCBE Presents Donna The Buffalo Live From Studio A Thurs. March 26, 2015 @ 2PM!

Donna The Buffalo will perform Live From Studio A

Donna The Buffalo will return to WCBE to play Live From Studio A with their blend of traditional mountain music infused with a blend of cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country.  That night  you can catch them peforming at the Park Street Saloon!

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/listen!

WCBE Exclusive
5:20 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

WCBE Presents The Nadis Warriors Live From Studio A Fri. March 20, 2015 @ 2PM!

The Nadis Warriors will perform Live From Studio A

The Nadis Warriors, the electronica outfit from Austin, TX will be joining us for a live session on Friday, March 20th during the Global Village

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WCBE Exclusive
9:18 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Carrie Rodriguez & Luke Jacobs Live From Studio A Fri. March 13, 2015 @ 2PM!

Carrie Rodriguez will perform Live From Studio A

Carrie Rodriguez and her musical partner, Luke Jacobs, will return to WCBE to play Live From Studio A!  Her latest studio release is 2013's Give Me All You Got and Live At The Cactus with Jacobs came out in 2014.  Jacobs has also just released his brand new release Velvet After Feel.  And Carrie is also one of the featured performers on the new Asleep At The Wheel CD, paying tribute to Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys!

WCBE Exclusive
9:02 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

WCBE Presents Dave Alvin Live From Studio A Wed. March 11, 2015 @ 2PM!

Dave Alvin will perform Live From Studio A

Dave Alvin will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of the show that night with his brother Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones at Valley Dale Ballroom!  They're out on the road together with their latest project with a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy called Common Ground.

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!

LISTEN HERE!

WCBE Exclusive
7:16 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

WCBE Presents Miles Nieslen & The Rusted Hearts

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts will be playing their blend of Beatles-eque Cosmic Americana during the Global Village in advance of their show that night @ Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music.

It's pop rock arrangements and sunny melodies tucked between a long lost country folk steel guitar floating through speakers around crashing drums, bouncing bass lines and smooth as butter keys.

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First Listen
2:29 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Review: Houndmouth, 'Little Neon Limelight'

Houndmouth's new album, Little Neon Limelight, comes out March 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:41 am

There are four official members of Houndmouth: guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin, drummer Shane Cody and bassist Zak Appleby, all of whom also pitch in with the singing and songwriting. But far more people than that contribute to their second album, Little Neon Limelight. Only artful alt-roots producer Dave Cobb, recording engineer Vance Powell and mastering engineer Pete Lyman pop up in the credits, though.

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First Listen
1:41 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Review: Matthew E. White, 'Fresh Blood'

Matthew E. White's new album, Fresh Blood, comes out March 10.
Shawn Brackbill Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:39 am

It'd be inexact to describe Matthew E. White as a reluctant frontman, but up until the advent of Fresh Blood, his excellent second album, "rock star" wasn't exactly how he saw his future in music. His plan was more quixotic than becoming a successful singer-songwriter: He was starting a label, called Spacebomb Records, in the manner of Motown or Stax or Studio One, with a band and production team in-house. (Literally — his drummer is his roommate and their attic is Spacebomb Studios.)

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First Listen
12:43 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Review: 'Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith'

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith comes out March 17.
Crackerfarm Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:42 am

Working as a music journalist means that some days you get to tell people, in breathless prose, about an incredible new record you've discovered. On other days, you have to tell people that an artist you've followed and respected for years is no longer living. That part is never any fun. Listening to the hushed, elegantly spare Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, I found myself transported back to the period right after Smith died, of apparently self-inflicted stab wounds, in 2003.

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WCBE Exclusive
8:14 am
Thu March 5, 2015

WCBE Presents Luciano Live From Studio A Fri. Mar. 6@2PM!

The Reggae Messenger will be in Columbus to perform at the Al Rosa Villa.

He recently released a new single , "In The Name Of Love".

Be sure to tune in for Luciano, live in studio a, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now streaming online through iTunes radio.

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WCBE Exclusive
4:19 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

WCBE Presents Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Live From Studio A Wed. March 18, 2015 @ 1PM!

WCBE Presents Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Live From Studio A

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at The Southern Theatre presented by WCBE!

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

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WCBE Exclusive
8:31 am
Tue February 24, 2015

WCBE Presents Ellis Paul Live From Studio A Fri. Mar. 6, 2015@11AM!

Credit Rachel Klein

His latest release "Chasing Beauty" came out late last year.

A winner of fifteen Boston Music Awards, he'll be at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, Shedd Theatre the evening of the 6th, with Antje Duvekot.

More information about this performance can be found online at the Six String Concerts website.

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Music
2:47 pm
Sun February 22, 2015

WCBE Presents Chadwick Stokes Live From Studio A Tues. March 3, 2015 @ 2PM!

Chadwick Stokes will perform Live From Studio A

Chad Stokes of State Radio & Dispatch embarked on his first solo outing under the moniker Chadwick Stokes with the solo project, titled Simmerkane II.

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WCBE Exclusive
1:12 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

WCBE Presents Greensky Bluegrass Live From Studio A Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 @ 2PM!

Greensky Bluegrass will perform Live From Studio A

The Americana/Bluegrass/Indie/Rock outfit Greensky Bluegrass will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Park Street Saloon presented by WCBE!  They're out on the road with their brand new release If Sorrows Swim and will be making a stop on Columbus! 

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!

Music
5:58 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

First Listen: The Mavericks, 'Mono'

The Mavericks' new album, Mono, comes out Feb. 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 11:31 am

In his rockabilly history Go Cat Go!, ethnomusicologist Craig Morrison describes the typical cradle of rock 'n' roll: a community hall reconfigured to serve as a nightclub for a night. "There might be Christmas lights strung across the back of the stage, tables and chairs around the perimeter of the room, food available for purchase, and maybe booze," Morrison writes. A jittery, ambitious band plays as loudly as possible, in order to be heard over the din of all the flirting, fighting and dancing.

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Music
5:51 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

First Listen: José González, 'Vestiges & Claws'

José González's new album, Vestiges & Claws, comes out Feb. 17.
Malin Johansson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 9:42 am

He asks a lot of questions, this José González.

He opened his last album, 2013's band project Junip, with a thought experiment Nietzsche could love: "What would you do if it all came back to you?" The song, "Line Of Fire," dwells in a mood of idle 3 a.m. musing; González tosses out existential/metaphysical conundrums like he's feeding bread to ducks — casually, without worrying much about concrete answers.

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Music
5:15 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

WCBE Presents Joshua Radin Live From Studio A Mon. Feb. 16, 2015 @ 2PM!

Joshua Radin will perform Live From Studio A

Cleveland OH native Joshua Radin will drop by to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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