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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After the band Joshua P. James And The Paper Planes came to an end, Joshua, and his drummer Brandon, recruited bassist Pete Mendenhall from the Hocking River String Band, and Jeremy Ebert from The Driftwood Motion for a new project.

Now calling themselves Yellow Paper Planes, these guys will be releasing "Feather's Touch", this week

CD release show is this Saturday night at Spacebar!

Singer-Songwriter Shannon McNally will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of her show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music!

Hailing from Omaha, NE., The Dirty River Ramblers will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their free show that night at Woodland's Tavern for Sweetwater Winter Wednesdays at 6:30PM!

Donna The Buffalo will return to WCBE to play Live From Studio A with their blend of traditional mountain music infused with a blend of cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country.  That night  you can catch them peforming at the Park Street Saloon!

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/listen!

Carrie Rodriguez and her musical partner, Luke Jacobs, will return to WCBE to play Live From Studio A!  Her latest studio release is 2013's Give Me All You Got and Live At The Cactus with Jacobs came out in 2014.  Jacobs has also just released his brand new release Velvet After Feel.  And Carrie is also one of the featured performers on the new Asleep At The Wheel CD, paying tribute to Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys!

Dave Alvin will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of the show that night with his brother Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones at Valley Dale Ballroom!  They're out on the road together with their latest project with a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy called Common Ground.

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!

LISTEN HERE!

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts will be playing their blend of Beatles-eque Cosmic Americana during the Global Village in advance of their show that night @ Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music.

It's pop rock arrangements and sunny melodies tucked between a long lost country folk steel guitar floating through speakers around crashing drums, bouncing bass lines and smooth as butter keys.

There are four official members of Houndmouth: guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin, drummer Shane Cody and bassist Zak Appleby, all of whom also pitch in with the singing and songwriting. But far more people than that contribute to their second album, Little Neon Limelight. Only artful alt-roots producer Dave Cobb, recording engineer Vance Powell and mastering engineer Pete Lyman pop up in the credits, though.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Chad Stokes of State Radio & Dispatch embarked on his first solo outing under the moniker Chadwick Stokes with the solo project, titled Simmerkane II.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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

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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