Chris Collier

The holidays are upon us, and therefore, lots of related events like Price Hill Will's "Holiday on the Hill,"  the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Nutter Center, Saengerfest 2018, and tickets going on sale for the Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival.

A film documentary, "Free to Rock," will be shown at UC's Main Street Cinema on campus Friday, November 30th at 1pm.  Doug Yeager, one of the filmmakers, will be in attendance and also participate in the question & answer session afterwards.  

And, sadly, Walt Harrell, "Bunky Tadwell," one of WNOP's on-air personalities, passed away recently.  His funeral will be held this Saturday, December 1st in Delhi at the Dennis George Funeral Home.

Michael Wilson

This holiday week there are plenty of music opportunities throughout the Cincinnati area.  Ricky Nye's performing a number of concerts, the Bromwell Diehl Band have a lunchtime show at Christ Church Cathedral Tuesday; the Newbees &  the Psychodots are in concert Friday night, 11/23; Saturday night, Robin Lacy's Trio at Front Street Cafe, & it's Brews, Blues & BBQ at Christian Moerline Brewing Company.  Looking ahead, Chris Collier's back on stage at York Street Cafe, 12/7.  Steve Schmidt's announced dates for his annual Christmas Schmidtacular, 12/19-21, and Merlefest has firme

Rick Andress

We were thrilled when singer/songwriter Chris Collier dropped by the studio with George Cunningham from the Faux Frenchmen on Tuesday, November 13th, to talk with Elaine Diehl about her upcoming performance at the York Street Cafe on Friday, December 7th.  Greg Mahan will open the show.

Their conversation centered on Chris's return to York Street Cafe where she once played a monthly show to packed houses.  She said that this is the first time she’s performed with a full band in a very long time.  Chris also discussed what it was like to hear her own music interpreted by the talented musicians she works with including George Cunningham who came into the studio with her.  Other topics included her songwriting process, the need for music in the world, and her retirement from public education and how some of her former students impacted her life and also turn up in her songs.

Chris Collier and George Cunningham also performed the song, "Over the Moon," from her cd "Love Answers Loudly" which was released earlier this year in WVXU's studio.  Technical support was from Rick Andress.