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The Global Village

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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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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.

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.

The Youngstown based band The Vindys will perform 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.

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.

SIMO will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Anthony Monaco!  They're out on the road with their latest release Rise & Shine and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with The Ghost Of Paul Revere during the Global Village in the 2PM hour!  

This Ohio based band has appeared on Whad'ya Know and Mountain Stage.

Their latest project, a cd/book with illustrations, was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

They will be playing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the evening of the 16th.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of ZZ Ward to perform Live From Studio A!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of The Infamous Stringdusters to perform Live From Studio A on Monday, Feb. 12th in advance of their show on Wednesday, Feb. 14th at The Newport with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades!  

They are now brand new Grammy award winners for Best Bluegrass Album for their 2017 release Laws Of Gravity!

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.


Empowerment anthems have had a good run since the early aughts, during which time we grew accustomed to hearing powerhouse pop singers turn downtrodden verses into launching pads for triumphant hooks. That tried-and-true way of displaying feminine strength made the moment of overcoming tribulation feel almost inevitable.

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.

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 Jesse Miller of the band Lotus from Master Control in advance of the show that night at Express Live!

They've just kicked off their Winter 2018 tour and you'll get to hear some exclusive live recordings and a brand new song as well during an exclusive interview session during the Global Village!

WCBE is looking forward to hosting John Flansburgh and John Linnell live from Master Control in advance of their show that night at The Newport Music Hall!  

Her latest effort, "Wishes On A Neon Sign",  just came out last month.

In addition to singing, she also plays Dobro, National Lap Style Guitar and Ukelele on this release.

She will be stopping by studio A for an interview and live performance before her show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington that night.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting a stripped down version of Umphrey's McGee featuring Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger Live From Studio A!  

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

Brooklyn based Americana band Yarn will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

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