August 29, 2018

Our friend Jack Greiner (dubbed Pete Best, the Fifth Beatle by Bob) makes a return appearance to join Bill for a set of cover songs that includes some classics and some that are more obscure.

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August 22, 2018

Regular listeners know how much Bill loves Jason Isbell’s music, so the idea that he sold his tickets to the band’s PNC Pavilion show to see Kelsey Waldon at MOTR might surprise some folks. But any time you can see a native of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky, you do what you have to do.

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August 15, 2018

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, was reported to be in failing health (she would die Aug. 16) this week. We played some of her classic tunes and Bill recounted the one time he saw her perform, at Dayton’s Hara Arena in 1969.

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Jim Schottelkotte & Bill Thompson

August 8, 2018

Tonight we remember and pay tribute to Jim Schottlekotte. Jim was the former managing editor at The Cincinnati Enquirer and a mentor to both of us.

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August 1, 2018

Take a listen to Cicada Rhythm, a Georgia-based acoustic duo that played the Southgate House in August. It is part of a scene that includes a number of like-minded outfits such as Mandolin Orange, Cactus Blossoms and Elephant Revival.

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July 25, 2018

With the Ohio Valley firmly in the grip of summer’s dog days, the guys bust out music from Rayland Baxter, Neil Young, and the Grateful Dead.  That’s only in the show’s first hour.

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July 18, 2018

Bob must still be mourning the official end of his birthday season because tonight he plays music from four artists who share a birthday today: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Nina Simone, Boz Scaggs, and Ricky Skaggs.

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July 11, 2018

We talk Taylor Swift more than we ever thought we would as Bill regales us with anecdotes from one of her concerts.

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June 13, 2018

Bob is back from France where he ate 42 different cheeses, drank 24 types of wine, and played with goats. Unfortunately, his return marks the official end of his birthday season. To salve the burn of having to return to the real world, he and Bill play some excellent selections from the Legendary Shack Shakers, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, and Reverend Horton Heat to name a few.

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June 6, 2018

Bill flies solo for this week’s show since Bob is on a boat. In France. Meandering down a river. Probably sipping a crisp chardonnay. He’ll regret taking that trip when he hears about Bill’s playlist for tonight which includes songs by Rodney Crowell, Brandi Carlile, Birds of Chicago, and Weezer’s excellent cover of Toto’s “Africa”. C’est la vie, Bob.

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Each week, Bob Hust and Bill Thompson feature the best songs – old and new – from artists they have loved for many years and others they have just discovered. The best songs transport people to a time and place. That’s the foundation of BS&B.

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