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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The Release show for the new cd is scheduled to take place at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington on Saturday, July 22.

Titled '77, this cd features original songs of several musical genres.

Also appearing at Natalie's that evening is guitarist Matt Steidle.

This Ohio based band will perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington on Saturday the 15th.

After that, they will head out to play shows in Iowa, Tennessee and New York.

Their new release "When The Darkness Comes" can be pre-ordered here, and copies are expected to be mailed out the same day as their performance in studio A.

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
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Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are out on the road with the brand new release Sidelong and will be making a stop in Columbus! 

Bill Scorzari's second full length release "Through These Waves" came out earlier this year.

Several well known artists helped him out on his latest effort, including Will Kimbrough, Joachim Cooder, Chris Scruggs and more.

He's not playing any shows in town right now, so the only chance to hear him play in central Ohio at  this time will be right here in Studio A.

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

Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with Thomas Wynn & The Believers in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe

It's live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Their last visit to studio A was on January 14, 2015, and they've been jamming ever since.

Electric Orange Peel lists musical influences including The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and Phish, but they have lots of original music to draw from for their live sets.

The album release show for their new effort "Seed" will take place at Woodlands Tavern on June 30.

Also appearing at this show will be the the band "Subterranean".

The Dustbowl Revival will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show at Woodland's Tavern

The group hails from Venice, CA and they're out on the road with their new self-titled release. 

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

This singer/songwriter based in Seattle will be stopping by studio A to talk about his career, and play a few songs live.

He's doing a series of radio interviews this week, so he won't be performing in town.

This interview will be your only chance to hear him play in Columbus this time around.

Tune in to hear Robbie Christmas, live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at and on Apple Music.

They have shows coming up this weekend at the COMFEST Solar stage on Friday June 23, and at Woodlands Tavern Saturday June 24.

They're also busy recording new material.

This four piece act consists of  Junior Kauffman on vocals, Kyle "Headband" Davis on the cajon, Rico "Thunderstorm" Nassau on the bass, and Jeff Straw on the keys.

Her last visit to studio A was about a year ago, when she was touring in support of her "Resistor" release.

Lately she's been on the road with John Paul White, and they'll perform at 31 West in Newark the evening of the 21st.

John Paul White's new effort "Beulah" is now available through his website.

After that, they'll be playing a show in Cleveland, before heading out to the east coast.

They'll be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the night before their performance in studio A.

You can pre-order their new self titled release through their website.

You can also listen to bits of the songs here.

He relocated to Columbus from New Jersey a few years back.

Sean Marshall & The Near Miss have a new release, simply titled "New"

The release show will be at Rambling House Soda the evening of the 9th, starting at about 9pm.

They'll also be travelling to Pennsylvania, Indiana and New Jersey for shows this summer.

Their new EP, "You Can Follow", comes out June 9th, but you can listen to it online today here.

They'll be performing at the Columbus Arts Festival on June 9th, and on June 10th, they'll be at Ramblin' House Soda for their EP release show.

The Secret Sisters are Laura and Lydia Rogers.

They will perform at the Rumba Cafe the evening of May 26.

This will be one of their last shows in this part of the country, before they head west for shows in Washington, Oregon, and California.

"You Don't Own Me Anymore" is their latest release.

He's a singer songwriter and guitar player, and he's also known as the tour manager for the Dark Star Orchestra.

The Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival is this weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville Ohio.

Matt will play a few songs, and talk about this year's festival, which will include appearances from Railroad Earth, and Keller Williams Kwahtro and Hot Tuna.

A couple of the musical styles she dabbles in include samba and bossa nova, sometimes singing in english.

Her voice appears in the movie, "The Devil's Toothpick", which also features music from saxophonist Donald Harrison, and Gilberto Gil, who served as Brazil's minister of culture from 2003 to 2008.

Before Kenia started her own label, Mooka records, she released recordings on the RCA, and Denon labels.

They will both be playing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of the 9th.

Local artist Jared Mahone is getting ready to perform at some house concerts in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. He's been working on some new material playing solo at house concerts earlier this year.

He will be performing in Hudson Ohio the evening of the 4th, but will be traveling back to play at the Central Ohio Folk Festival this weekend.

It's been a while since his last visit to studio A.

Listen in to find out what he's been up to since then.

Since he last visited studio A in support of  his first release, "Angeleno", back in late 2015, Sam Outlaw has been playing shows as far away as Europe and Australia.

This time, he will be talking about his new recording, "Tenderheart", and playing a few songs as well.

"Building A Building", the debut full length release from Yellow Paper Planes, comes out the same day as their visit to studio A.

It will be available as a digital download, CD, and on vinyl.

The release show is scheduled for the evening of April 21, at Ace Of Cups.

Irene Young

They'll be returning to Byrne's Pub the evening of April 20.

Based in California, musicians in this band come from as far away as Norway and Cuba.

Hear what they've been up to since their last visit to studio A.

That's Tempest, live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD, WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at, and on Apple Music.

Her new release is "Somebody's Child", which is available for online purchase here

She is currently on the road with Bryan Ferry. Their Central Ohio stop will be at the Palace Theatre.

Judith will be joined by Leland Sklar, Pedro Segundo and Gabriella Swallow for this, and several other performances on this tour.

This Columbus based band has been making music since 2008.

You can buy their "Good Times And Strife" release here.

Hear them perform live in WCBE's studio A before their show at Spacebar the evening of the 17th.

That's One Eye Theory, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at, and on Apple Music.

Front Country
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The West Coast outfit Front Country will making a stop at WCBE to play Live From Studio A in advance of the FREE Winter Wednesday event at Woodland's Tavern that night at 6PM!

The put out their debut full-length album Sake of the Sound in 2014 and will be releasing the new album Other Love Songs on April 7th on Organic Records.

They will also play at the Rumba Cafe later that night.

Sarah's latest effort, "Monsters", came out last summer.

Joshua came out with "Always Going to be Here" and "Let Me In", both from last summer. These two will be together on tour for about a week in late March.

That's Sarah Potenza and Joshua Davis, live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at, and Apple Music.

The six piece powerhouse Big Something will join us Live From Studio A during the Global Village

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Doyle Bramhall II Live From Studio A

Cleveland rockers Welshly Arms will return to WCBE to play Live From Studio A!

That night you can catch them over at the Rumba Cafe with local outfit Nick D' & The Believers!