Roots 'N Offshoots

Sundays, 9pm - 11pm

Our very own queen of the honkytonk Maggie Brennan slides on her boots and lassos the finest in American roots music and its related forms; including folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, country and more. Perfect listening after a long day on the trail or around the campfire.

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WCBE Exclusive
10:48 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

WCBE Presents Dale Watson Live From Studio A Mon. July 6, 2015 @ 2PM!

Dale Watson

WCBE is looking forward to the return of honky tonk hero and country music maverick Dale Watson & His Texas Two

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WCBE Exclusive
4:01 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

WCBE Presents SweetWater Summertime Music Series @ Park Street Patio!

SweetWater Summer Wednesdays

SweetWater's Heady Peddlers - Ohio Summertime Concert series presented by WCBE  will run every Wednesday July 15th - Aug. 26th!

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WCBE Exclusive
2:16 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

WCBE Presents The Grahams Live From Studio A Thu. Jul 2, 2015 @ 11AM!

This husband-Wife team have been friends since she was 7 and he was 9.

Touring in support of "Riverman's Daughter", now out on cd and Vinyl,
these two will perform later that evening at the Rumba Cafe.

Whetherman will also perform at that show.

That's The Grahams, playing live from studio A.

That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at

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4:09 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

WCBE Presents Haynes Boys Live From Studio A Fri. June 26, 2015 @ 2PM!

Haynes Boys
Haynes Boys

The roots-rock foursome the Haynes Boys formed in the mid-'90s and put out only one self-titled CD in 1996 which was just released on vinyl from Re-Vinyl Records. 

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WCBE Exclusive
9:35 am
Mon June 22, 2015

WCBE Presents Spirit Family Reunion Live From Studio A Mon. June 22, 2015 @ 2PM!

Spirit Family Reunion

The Brooklyn based band Spirit Family Reunion will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show at Woodland's Tavern with The Tillers!

They're out on the road in support of their latest release Hands Together and you'll get to hear a preview of it on WCBE!

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WCBE Exclusive
2:02 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

WCBE Presents The Helio Sequence Live From Studio A Wed. June 24, 2015 @ 11AM!

The Helio Sequence

This Portland Oregon based act has been writing music and playing live since 1999.

Their sixth full length release, which came out last month on the Sub-Pop label, is self-titled.

They're currently touring the USA with the band Lost Lander, also out of Oregon. Both bands will perform the evening of the 24th at The Basement.

WCBE exclusive
1:20 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

WCBE Presents Columbus based Oliver Oak Live From Studio A Tues. June 23, 2015 @ 11AM!

This local indie band will be opening for the Wisconsin based musical act Phox that night at The Basement. It's The Basement's 10th Anniversary Show. The band Mechanical River, out of South Carolina, will also perform. Doors open at about 7pm.

Their cd, "Sleepless Wilds" has been out for a few months now.

A six piece outfit, these folks have been making music since April 2013.

Hear a bit about what they've been up to lately.

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WCBE Exclusive
12:57 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

WCBE Presents The Receiver Live From Studio A Fri. June 19, 2015 @ 11AM!

These guys have a new release, "All Burn". That will be available to the public June 23.

Also coming up for this Central Ohio based act is their cd release show the evening of the 19th, at Ace Of Cups. Other acts appearing at that show include Playing To Vapors an Fingers.

They'll be playing at Comfest Sun. June 28, and their song, Transit, was recently featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered".

Tune in to hear what else these guys have been up to.

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WCBE Exclusive
1:10 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

WCBE Presents Dawes Live From Studio A Tues. June 16, 2015 @ 11AM!

Their last visit to studio A was back in 2011.

"All Your Favorite Bands" is the new Dawes release.

Listen to a live performance before their show at the L C Pavilion with Hozier.

That's Dawes, live from studio A, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at, and now streaming online through iTunes radio.

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WCBE Exclusive
12:53 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

WCBE Presents Heartbreak Orchestra Fri. June 12, 2015 @ 11AM!

Central Ohio based Husband-Wife team Jill and John Garratt have assembled this band, and have a cd release show coming up.

This Show, coming up at The Shrunken Head, features performances from several other acts, including Harvest Kings, Miller Kelton, and Kevin Collins, to name a few.

It's all part of Mingo Town Music's "Big Summer Showcase 2".

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4:04 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

WCBE Presents The DewDroppers Live From Studio A Wed. June 3, 2015 @ 2PM!

The DewDroppers

Local group The DewDroppers will be giving us a sneak preview of their debut album during the Global Village on Wed. June 3rd in the 2PM hour!

They'll celebrate the release of their new CD on Sat. June 6th at The Garden Theater with local group Swank!

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WCBE Exclusive
1:44 pm
Sun May 31, 2015

WCBE Presents Striking Matches Live From Studio A Thurs. June 4, 2015 @ 2PM!

Striking Matches

The Nashville, TN. duo Striking Matches (Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis) will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at The Basement with The Secret Sisters presented by WCBE! 

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WCBE Exclusive
2:18 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

WCBE Presents Jonathan Tyler Live From Studio A Wed. May 27@11AM!

Currently on tour with Butch Walker, Jonathan's Columbus stop will be that evening at Park Street Saloon.

He, and his band The Northern Lights have opened for bands like AC/DC, Z.Z. Top, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and also played festivals like Bonnaroo and SXSW.

On his new Release, "Holy Smokes", which will be out later this summer, he get's help from some of the guys from The Northern Lights, and other musicians from bands like Phosphorescent and Centro-Matic.

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WCBE Exclusive
2:49 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents Adam and Chris Carroll Live From Studio A Thurs. May 21, 2015@11AM!

Currently on tour, their stop in central Ohio will be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington.

Adam has seven indie cds out, and has toured the USA, Canada and Europe.

Also based in Texas, Canadian-Born Chris Carroll recently put out her first release, "Trouble & Time"

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WCBE Exclusive
2:31 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents Jason White Live From Studio A Wed. May 20, 2015@11AM!

Credit Joshua Black Wilkins

This Cleveland native has been based in Nashville for a while now.

He has also spent time living and playing in Texas.

His show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington will be later that evening.

Some of his more recent works include "The Longing" and "Journal".

Listen to a few songs from Jason White, performed live from studio a.

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WCBE Exclusive
8:08 am
Fri May 15, 2015

WCBE Presents Lauren Shera Live From Studio A Mon. May 18, 2015@11AM!

She has shared the stage with Ray LaMontagne, Jason Mraz, Phil Lesh, Shawn Colvin, Billy Bragg, Nanci Griffith, Kristin Hersh, Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, and Abigail Washburn.

She's currently touring with Willie Watson.

Their Columbus stop is at Woodlands Tavern Sunday, May 17.

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3:35 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

WCBE Presents Amy Black Live From Studio A Fri. May 15, 2015 @ 2PM!

Amy Black

Amy Black will perform a few songs during the Global Village in advance of her show with Brother Sun that night at Columbus Performing Arts Center!

Black's new album was recorded at FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL with Spooner Oldham featuring nine classic soul, R&B and blues songs and three new originals.

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9:47 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

WCBE Presents The Bros. Landreth Live From Studio A Thurs. May 14, 2015 @ 2PM!

The Bros. Landreth
Joseph Visser Photoraphy

The Americana, Alt-Country, Roots group The Bros. Landreth will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at The Basement presented by WCBE! 

The Winnipeg based outfit recently won a Juno award for their new release Let It Lie and are out on the road in support of this CD with a stop in Columbus!  

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8:57 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

WCBE Presents Devil Doves Live From Studio A Tues. May 12, 2015 @ 2PM!

Devil Doves

Junior Kauffman, Kyle Davis and Eric Nassau make up the local folk trio the Devil Doves and they'll play a mini concert for us during the Global Village

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First Listen
4:51 pm
Sat May 9, 2015

Review: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, 'The Traveling Kind'

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell's new album, The Traveling Kind, comes out May 12.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 4:19 pm

It took Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell nearly four decades to get around to making their first duets album, Old Yellow Moon, and just two years to follow it with The Traveling Kind. Their collaborative debut may have swept two of the biggest awards in their genre — a Best Americana Album Grammy and Album Of The Year at the Americana Awards — but there were more powerful incentives for them to team up again.

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