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Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:26 am

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta, Ohio, have announced their 22nd annual River City Blues Competition, the oldest and largest blues talent competition in the state of Ohio.

The event will take place Feb. 14-15, 2014 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta.

Past participants have come from New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013 10:28 am

Radio Free Athens DJ Michael Tedesco shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, and live performances by David Byrne/St. Vincent, Prince and The Word of Mouth Jazz Band.

Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:58 am

Parkersburg, W.Va., singer-songwriter Todd Burge shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Sam Phillips, Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, and Paul McCartney.

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:24 pm

This is the ninth in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year's lists at this link.

Well, dang. That time of the year. 

Usually, this is the part where I slander 2013 for being a big ball of musical crap, but I don’t get that pleasure this year. 

It was actually hard to narrow this down. There were some great records this year.

Tue, Dec 17, 2013 6:29 pm

Athens musician and Donkey Coffee owner Chris Pyle shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Arcade Fire, Kacey Musgraves and Bill Callahan.

Tue, Dec 17, 2013 9:42 am

On Thursday, Dec. 19, the Athens County Community Singers will present their first annual Christmas Concert, an ARTS/West Presents event.

The Athens County Community Singers, formally known as the ATCO Vocal Choir, is a choir for "all voices," meaning those with and without disabilities.

Currently the group meets at the ATCO Workshop, located on Campbell St. in Athens on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Mon, Dec 16, 2013 4:07 pm

The organizers of the All Good Music Festival announced Monday that the Ohio music festival will be taking a year off in 2014 and seeking a new location in 2015.

The multi-day music festival has been held at Legend Valley in Thornville for the past two years in mid-July.

Prior to that, the festival had been held in Masontown, W.Va., for a number of years. Last year's headliners included Furthur, Pretty Lights, Primus and Sound Tribe Sector 9.

Tue, Dec 17, 2013 9:18 am

The Athens, Ohio, musician, studio owner and Ohio University lecturer shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Thee Oh Sees, Phosphorescent and Yo La Tengo.