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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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!

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! 

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.

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"

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.

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.

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.

The Brothers Landreth
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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!  

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

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.

They recently finished their self-titled release.

The cd release show is coming up at Woodlands Tavern on Saturday May 9.

These guys also have a show coming up at the Summer Camp Music Festival on May 21.

Listen in on a conversation, and live performance from Fox Valley Harvest.

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

WCBE proudly presents the return of Southern Culture On The Skids to the Rumba Cafe on Sunday, May 3rd!  The D-Rays will open up at 7PM! 

The raucous trio out of Chapel Hill, N.C., consists of Rick Miller, Dave Hartman and Mary Huff  who have been putting out their rock n' roll sounds since 1983 with their latest dance mix 12" from SCOTS and the B-52's Fred Schneider, "Party At My Trouse",  which came out Feb 10, 2015!

WCBE proudly presents the return of Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers to Columbus on Saturday, April 25th at The A&R Music Bar

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will join us for a live session during the Global Village

The raucous country blues act is out on the road with their brand new release So Delicious and will be making at stop at WCBE in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern!  Local musician Jesse Henry will open up!

Singer-Songwriter Tony Lucca will play a few songs for us during the Global Village in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Anna Rose, Castle Creek and local artist Spencer Saylor!

WCBE proudly presents Ryan Montbleau along with his band on Sunday, April 26th at Woodland's Tavern

WCBE proudly presents Robben Ford at the Park Street Saloon with Colin John on Friday, April 17th!

The five time Grammy nominee and guitar virtuoso's tour for his brand new release Into The Sun is currently underway and we're looking forward to a night of great blues, jazz and rock in Columbus!

SRO tickets available HERE!

The long awaited album from one of Columbus' favorite local groups will be out this Saturday, April 18th! 

WCBE proudly presents Gangstagrass on Thursday, April 16th at the Rumba Cafe with local musician Stephanie Jeffreys to kick things off at 8PM!

WCBE proudly presents the return of the experimental country/folk group Blitzen Trapper