WOUB Music Blog

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Mon, May 20, 2013 7:14 am

Texas-born, Columbus-based singer-guitarist Hadden Sayers recently stopped by WOUB to perform a few songs and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

Sayers' latest album, Rolling Soul, is a mix of blues, R&B, roots rock and Memphis soul, à la Al Green.

Thu, May 16, 2013 4:30 pm

Bryan Gibson talks with former Athens resident and Bagel Buggy owner Louie Stevens (aka "Louie the Bagel Man") about the Athens Hometown Album, recorded at Stevens' LRS Recording Studio in 1980. Out of print for decades, the album has recently been reissued on CD.

Wed, May 15, 2013 10:11 am

A group of Nelsonville natives will be banding together this month to raise money for the Nelsonville Food Cupboard.

The Hitch-Hikers, a classic rock band that was formed by a group of friends at Nelsonville High School in the 1960s, will perform at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on May 24 at 8 p.m. in hopes of raising funds and gathering food donations for the emergency food pantry.

According to the band’s lead singer, Johnny Flowers, the band was formed while the members were still in high school.

Mon, May 13, 2013 10:39 am

Celebrate New Concord (CNC), the summer entertainment series now in its 13th year, has announced its 2013 schedule of performances.

National service club Ruritan will provide food at the shows in Village Park, and proceeds will benefit the New Concord Food Pantry.

"Ruritan has been with us for five years now, and we're very happy to have them at the shows," said CNC Chairman Rod Lang. "It adds a nice touch to the evening, and they're helping the New Concord Food Pantry, which gives something back to the community."

Fri, May 17, 2013 2:11 pm

With the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival just days away, we thought it would be fun to look back at last year's fest.

Last May, WOUB's Alicia Cordell talked with several attendees who gave their $0.02 on the music, Stuart's Opera House and what is rapidly becoming a nationally renowned festival.

Wed, May 1, 2013 8:44 am

The people of Lancaster, Ohio, have the opportunity to see folk musician Joe Pug before he hits it big. Pug is playing at the Wagner Theatre on Saturday, May 4 as part of a partnership between the OU-Lancaster Campus and the Lancaster Festival.

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 4:38 pm

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome acclaimed singer-songwriter Bill Callahan for a special backstage show on Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.

During a career spanning two decades, Bill Callahan has released over 20 records, both under his own name and as Smog.

After a couple albums recorded at home in the early 1990s, Callahan began recording in studios, teaming up with individuals such as musician/arranger Jim O'Rourke. His output has been constant for two decades and his tours have become larger and more impressive.

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 9:53 am

Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen returns to the Ohio Valley in early May for a series of concerts with Parkersburg’s own Todd Burge. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg talks with Burge about the duo's upcoming shows.