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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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!

LISTEN HERE!

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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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WCBE Exclusive
4:03 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

WCBE Presents Railroad Earth Live From Studio A Wed. Feb 11, 2015 @ 12:30PM!

Railroad Earth will perform Live From Studio A

The Americana/Rock/Improvisational group Railroad Earth will be playing a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that at The Newport presented by WCBE!

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WCBE Exclusive
8:24 am
Mon February 9, 2015

WCBE Presents Cary Brothers Live From Studio A Mon. Feb. 16, 2015@11AM!

His music has been on numerous TV shows, and in several motion pictures.

Currently touring with Joshua Radin, his Columbus show will be at the Newport Music Hall.

His latest, "Lovin' On You" is now available in stores and online.

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WCBE Exclusive
3:46 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

WCBE Presents The Apache Relay Live From Studio A Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 @ 2PM!

The Apache Relay

Nashville's indie-roots rockers The Apache Relay will be bring their sounds to Studio A to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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WCBE Exclusive
5:33 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

WCBE Presents Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers Live From Studio A Wed. Feb. 11, 2015 @ 2PM!

Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers

The Soul/R&B/Funk group Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers will be playing a few songs during The Global Village in advance of their show that evening at Woodland's Tavern!

It's the next event for the weekly Sweetwater Wednesdays series presented by WCBE and SweetWater's Heady Peddlers - Ohio

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Music
10:39 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

First Listen: JD McPherson, 'Let The Good Times Roll'

JD McPherson's new album, Let The Good Times Roll, comes out Feb. 10.
Jim Herrington Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 2:18 pm

Two stretched concepts made the rock 'n' roll coming out of Sun Studios in the 1950s unlike other music of its kind: time and space. In a shabby little room near downtown Memphis, Sam Phillips gave the men and kids he recorded all the room in the world. "Spontaneity" was Phillips' mantra, which was particularly potent for the youngest Sun cats.

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10:29 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

First Listen: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Tomorrow Is My Turn'

Rhiannon Giddens' new album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, comes out Feb. 10.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 9:41 am

What does it take for a work of art to become an intervention? In music, any reinterpretation alters the original, if only because different fingerprints touch it. But certain lineages — folk music, for example — are built on the bones of those retellings. Whoever owns a song for a period of time connects it to her lived experience and the world in which she lives, and it changes. It might also change the world, or a small part of it.

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6:08 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Firebase Rock- An Evening of Music to Benefit Disabled Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Sat. Feb. 7th!

VETMotorsports Benefit

WCBE is proud to be a sponsor of Firebase-Rock: An Evening Of Music To Benefit Afghanistan And Iraq Veterans on Saturday, February 7th at King Ave. 5!

Please join us along with Columbus Love, Four String Brewing Company for an evening of great music and fundraising with proceeds going to VETMotorsports!

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WCBE Exclusive
1:16 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

WCBE Presents Somebody's Darling Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb. 19, 2015 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Somebody's Darling Live From Studio A

Dallas, TX neo-blues rockers Somebody's Darling will be playing a few songs during The Global Village in advance of their show that night at Brother's Drake Meadery

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WCBE Exclusive
12:02 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

WCBE Presents Charlie Mars @ Woodland's Tavern Sat. Feb. 7, 2015!

WCBE Presents Charlie Mars!

WCBE proudly presents Charlie Mars on Saturday, February 7th at Woodland's Tavern

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11:52 am
Thu January 29, 2015

WCBE Presents SweetWater Winter Wednesdays @ Woodland's Tavern!

WCBE Presents SweetWater Winter Wednesdays @ Woodland's Tavern!

Please join us for Winter Wednesdays at Woodland's Tavern with FREE shows 6:30-8:30 from some great acts!

February 4th - Big Leg Emma

February 11th - Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers

February 18th - Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle

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WCBE Exclusive
3:52 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

WCBE Presents Dangermuffin Live From Studio A Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 @ 2PM!

Dangermuffin will perform Live From Studio A

The Folly Beach, S.C. trio Dangermuffin will join us live during the Global Village to play a few songs for us.  

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1:01 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, 'Somebody That I Used To Know'

Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield.
Crackerfarm

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 11:58 am

The songs of Elliott Smith are widely revered — especially by those who came of age in the '90s — but a new generation of listeners is only beginning to discover him. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith is likely to expose new fans to the great singer-songwriter. Smith released five albums in his lifetime and died in 2003 from two stab wounds to the chest; he'd left a suicide note. His songs, which often dealt with depression and desperation, were beautiful and frequently quiet.

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WCBE Exclusive
8:59 am
Mon January 12, 2015

WCBE Presents Electric Orange Peel Live From Studio A Wed. Jan. 14, 2015@2PM!

https://www.facebook.com/ElectricOrangePeel/

This Central Ohio based band will be in studio A to play, before their show at Woodlands Tavern.

They'll take the stage later that day around 6:30 pm.

After they wrap up their show, the band Particle will perform.

That's all part of the SweetWater Winter Wednesdays series.

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