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 Philadelphia based group Hoots & Hellmouth will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Year Of The Buffalo!

Currently touring the eastern United States in support of her new release, "Midnight", her central Ohio stop will be at the LC Pavilion the evening of the 9th.

Rayland Baxter will open most of her upcoming shows in October.

The Austin, TX outfit The Band Of Heathens will return to WCBE and play a few songs during the Global Village!

This musical act is currently doing a series of radio interviews before they embark on their next tour in mid October.

The Saint Johns is the project of Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith, Florida natives who are now based in Nashville.

A few highlights of their career so far include an appearance on the Letterman Show, and some shows with The Lone Bellow, Delta Rae, Stephen Kellogg and Drew Holcomb.

Warren Haynes, the driving force behind Gov't Mule, will return to WCBE during the Global Village for a live session ahead of the show that night at The Newport Music Hall with ChessBoxer and Gill Landry

These guys are currently out on tour supporting Warren Haynes. Their Columbus show the evening of the 24th  has been moved from the LC Pavilion to The Newport Music Hall.

ChessBoxer is the project of Matt Menefee and Ross Holmes from the band Cadillac Sky, joined by Royal Masat on Bass.

Named after two characters from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov, this Seattle based band will perform at Skully's Music Diner Sunday September 27, 2015.

After that, they will stay in town long enough to perform live in studio a before their show the evening of the 28th at Motr Pub in Cincinnati.

Their new release, "It's All Just Pretend"  is out now

Hear what these guys have been up to since their last visit to studio a back in April of 2013.

A three time Kerrville New Folk finalist, Angela has a new release, "Common Law Wife".

She gets help on this cd from Fats Kaplin and Will Kimbrough.

Bob Edwards has interviewed her, and she has also appeared on Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know.

Byrds cofounder Roger McGuinn once described her as "a bright shining star on the horizon".

Joining her will be guitarist Brandon Turner, who plays in her band.

Jeff German and The Blankety Blanks return to Central Ohio for a show Friday night at King Avenue 5, 945 King Avenue in Columbus.

Get a preview of the show that morning as Jeff appears "Live From Studio A" in the 11am hour during Ante Meridiam.

Don't miss another WCBE exclusive:  Jeff German, "Live From Studio A" Friday, September 18 at 11am on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark, and Apple Music.


Legendary Bluegrass musician Peter Rowan will return to the WCBE studios to share his music and stories during the Global Village!

Mollie and Rich last performed in Studio A back on Feb 6, 2014, and now they're back, but this time with Todd Burge.

The Mollie O'Brien/Rich Moore Collaboration, "Love Runner" came out last year.

Todd Burge's "Imitation LIfe" release, produced by Mollie's brother Tim O'Brien, came out earlier this year

Son Little
Anthony Saint James

Son Little...the artist formerly known as Aaron Livingston, will play a some songs during the Global Village in advance of his show that night at The Newport with Lord Huron!

His debut album will be out on ANTI Records on Oct. 16th and you'll get a preview of what's to come!

The Nashville Grammy nominated Bluegrass band The SteelDrivers will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Park Street Saloon!  They're out on the road in support of their brand new release The Muscle Shoals Recordings and you'll get to hear all about it when they return to the WCBE studios!

The Queens, NY based rockers Hollis Brown are currently on tour with the Counting Crows and Citizen Cope and will be returning to WCBE to play a few songs during the Global Village!

Their new CD is 3 Shots and you get a little preview in advance of the show that night at The LC Pavilion!

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!

Formed in 2010 by Jay Souza from the band 50 Cent Haircut, and Bosco Sheff, both from Boston, this band is based in Los Angeles.

Their two releases so far are "Cool Your Jets" and "Be Happy"

After playing gigs at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, Ohio, they will perform a couple of times in central Ohio.

Named after the Django Reinhardt song "Rhythm Futur", this act performs gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

They have a couple of performances coming up at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, Ohio on Sept. 12 and 13, and a show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington on Sept. 11.

These two veterans of the World Saxophone Quartet will be in Central Ohio to play a few shows with the Jazz Poetry Ensemble.

They will perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington on Sept. 9, and at Dick's Den, the next night.

Then on Sept. 13, 3:45 pm, they'll be at the Hot Times Festival.

The release show for his new cd, "My Mountain", is coming up at Woodlands Tavern on September 10.

He also plays Wednesdays at the Ugly Tuna Saloona.

Hear more about this Central Ohio based musician, live from studio a.

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

Psychedelic-JazzBluesFunk with a touch of Latin based Reggae are the sounds that make up the Boston based The Jauntee who will play a few songs during the Global Village!

Wednesday night they'll wrap up the SweetWater Summertime Music Series at The Park Street Patio! FREE! 7-9PM!

Tune in for live music and conversation with The Jauntee! It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at!

This Washington DC based act returns to Ohio to perform at the Riverside Blues Fest in St. Mary's on Saturday August 29.

Then on Sunday August 30 they'll perform at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington.

One last Ohio stop for this band before heading back to the east coast will be in WCBE's studio a.

Find out what they've been up to since their last visit to WCBE, which was back in May of 2013.