WOUB Music Blog

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Tue, Apr 2, 2013 2:37 pm

Last month, the Athens-based orchestral folk-rock group The Ridges visited Austin, Texas, for the 2013 South by Southwest Festival, performing seven shows in five days. Frontman Victor Rasgaitis reflects on a whirlwind week of showcases, roads to nowhere, visiting Willie Nelson's studio and hanging out with the owner of the Boston Celtics. (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Mon, Apr 1, 2013 3:03 pm

Alt-rock chanteuse Cat Power will join fellow headliners Wilco, John Prine and Gogol Bordello at the 9th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, being held May 30-June 2 at Hocking College.

The fourth round of lineup announcements, announced this afternoon by Stuart's Opera House, includes 15 other national, regional and local acts: Alt-country singer-songwriter Tift Merrit; Brooklyn's Shilpa Ray; Nelsonville Fest alumni The Honeycutters; guitar virtuoso William Tyler; folk singer Catherine MacLellan; and West Virginia musician Todd Burge.

Wed, Mar 27, 2013 10:54 am

Four years ago, Joe Pug was a carpenter in Chicago. Today, he's an up-and-coming folk musician who is touring the U.S., including a scheduled stop at the Ohio University Lancaster campus on May 4.

Fri, Mar 22, 2013 6:26 am

Happy Chichester, former member of legendary Columbus bands Royal Crescent Mob and Howlin' Maggie, will perform this Saturday at Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens.

Chichester talks with WOUB's Bryan Gibson about his time at OU, his recent struggle with Bell's Palsy and his new solo album, Torchwood Loop.

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 3:12 pm

The Ohio University School of Music will present the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo this Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe have been described as "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard" (Southampton Press) and "the intense synchronization of genius" (ThirdCoast Digest).

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 11:38 am

Englewood, Ohio, residents may recognize Madeline Mobarry, or as some around town call her: "Maddie – the girl that collects cans."

She’s been making the planet greener for four years now by recycling aluminum.

When Maddie was in 7th grade she knew the only way she could attend the Northmont 8th grade class trip to Washington D.C. would be that she had to earn the money. Her uncle, Jack Froschauer from Vandalia, helped her come up with a plan.

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 11:00 am

Wayne "The Train" Hancock, the king of juke-joint swing, will perform at Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall this Thursday. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg has a preview.

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 8:28 am

For the second straight year, public radio will partner with South by Southwest to present the music festival's annual keynote address — this time featuring an exclusive speaking engagement from Dave Grohl.