June 22, 2022
Steve Rosen, author of “Lost Cincinnati Concert Venues of the ’50s and ’60s: From the Surf Club to Ludlow Garage,” returns to tell more tales from his history of live music in Greater Cincinnati.
June 15, 2022
Bill extolled the talent of Jill Andrews, the Nashville singer-songwriter who recently charmed a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Southgate House Revival, while Bob paid tribute to Waylon Jennings, born on this day 85 years ago. Plus, thoughts on the pleasure of summer bluegrass festivals and a preview of Lyle Lovett and His Large Band in Dayton on July 12.
June 1, 2022
Amy McFarland, who plays music in Cincinnati with multiple bands, visited the studio with guitarist Chris Kepes to preview her gig at Memorial Hall before the Longworth-Anderson Series show with Pink Martini.
May 18, 2022
Bob paid tribute to Big Joe Turner (111) and John Fogerty (77) on their birthdays, Bill wished Bob Dylan an early 81st (May 24), and The Who returned to Cincinnati for the first time since the Riverfront Coliseum tragedy in 1979.
May 11, 2022
When the cat’s away … Bob had a party with Clairy Brown and the Bangin’ Rackets, Blind Willie McTell and more. The new single from Adia Victoria spiced things up along with Chris Smither, Habibi, Blackfoot Gypsies, Gillian Welch, and Parquet Courts. Bob replayed the great soulful Little Richard cut “I Don’t Know What You Got” and otherwise tried to keep the background fans, cellphones and general paper rustling to a minimum. It’s what radio was meant to be if radio was meant to be broadcast standing up in a crowded elevator and no one else in the elevator knew or cared you were trying to do a radio show. All part of the charm.
May 4, 2022
Steven Rosen, the author of “Lost Cincinnati Concert Venues of the ’50s and ’60s, talks about why the city was an important destination for artists who influenced not only the music but the lifestyle of generations who came of age during this period and beyond.
April 27, 2022
There was more musing than music as Bob and Bill revisited the high school prom theme after Jimmy Page refused to acknowledge the Yardbirds’ 1968 St. Xavier HS gig on his Instagram Tuesday.
April 20, 2022
Baba Charles and Michael Sharfe of Mambo Combo joined Cori Wolff of the Longworth-Anderson Series to talk about the local band’s reception performance before Orquesta Akokán’s concert April 27 at Memorial Hall.
April 6, 2022
The guys previewed baseball season – Bob is cynical, Bill is optimistic – starting with “Cincinnati, Ohio,” Connie Smith’s 1967 hit. She was scheduled to sing that on Opening Day before the spat between billionaires and millionaires postponed the season.