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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 2:15 pm

Ask almost any expert in any field and they'll tell you the same thing: If you want to be really good at something, start young. The Yurco Boys of Cambridge, Ohio, will have a chance to show off their skills when they open the Tuesday, July 23 Celebrate New Concord concert in Village Park, with headliners Northwest Territory.

Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:44 am

After all the opening Jackson County Fair ceremonies have taken place this Sunday, Ben Davis Jr. will take to the Grandstand for a musical performance.

Davis and his band are set to take the stage on Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

Despite his young age, Davis, an Americana/alt. country/folk singer from Jackson County, is a veteran of the stage.

While performing live, Davis tells a wide variety of stories and plays his originals with a heartfelt angst and intensity. His music is open, honest and humorous.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 9:35 am

ARTS/West is turning up the volume this weekend. The west-side venue, which is hosting the annual Athens Rock Camp for Girls, will present a concert this Saturday featuring some of the area's newest rock stars.

Wed, Jul 3, 2013 4:19 pm

The Family Roots Festival is exactly what it sounds like: an event to get together with family and friends and have good-natured fun.

This past weekend, the festival ran for its third year at Smoke Rise Ranch.

With a vibrant mix of music, art and friendly people, it went off without a hitch, at least as far as the attendees knew.

"Now you see what we have to deal with," chuckled Raye Sanborn, a co-founder of the festival along with her husband Brian.

Raye was speaking of the difficulties they had providing the visiting bands with their hospitality requests.

Tue, Jul 2, 2013 3:02 pm

Ohio native Patrick Sweany has been performing his brand of roots/blues/rock music since the 1990s, with shows throughout the U.S. and several critically acclaimed albums under his belt. This Friday, he returns to Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg talked with Sweany about the show and his new album, Close to the Ground.

Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:43 am

Enjoy these photos from the grand opening celebration of Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen's Psylodelic Gallery at the Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, Ohio, on June 29, 2013.

The art gallery is built inside a grain bin and features 1960s art and relics.

Jorma Kaukonen, best known for his work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 12:52 pm

WOUB's Bryan Gibson talks with Mike Elliott, a stalwart of the Athens music scene, and Josh Antonuccio of 3 Elliott Studio about Checkered Pastures, the debut album by Elliott's new band Supernobody, featuring a who's-who of local musicians.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Athens County music fans are about to get the "Royale" treatment from Stuart's Opera House. This Friday, the venue's Free Summer Concert Series kicks off with the "funkin' kings of rock and soul," The Royales. The show is being held in conjunction with Final Fridays, Nelsonville's monthly gallery hop and arts event.