Music

Kelly Richey has never been one to just sit around. The singer/songwriter is putting out videos, teaching guitar, performing once a month at The Greenwich in Walnut Hills, and facilitating a class at Women Writing for (a) Change

He's the Paul in St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the dynamic retro soul band coming to the Taft Theatre on February 21. 

The Blues: 2.16.19 show

Feb 14, 2019

This week's blues show at 11pm on Saturday, February 16th starts with a song by Tony Joe White with some help from Michael McDonald.  Michael McDonald's touring with Chaka Khan this summer and will be in Columbus July 4th.

The rest of the first set of the show includes music by Eric Lindell on Alligator Records and Kevin Burt.  Jon Cleary's song, "21st Century Gypsy Singing Lover Man," is also included.  Cleary will be playing the Savannah Music Festival March 30th and will also be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival May 5th.


Get your dancing shoes polished up for this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright.

You'll hear such tunes as Billy May's "Fat Man Boogie," Ella May Morse's "Cow Cow Boogie" and Tommy Dorsey's "Boogie Woogie."

Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, and The Crickets over his storied career. 

The music continues in Walnut Hills at one of the area's newest jazz venues, Caffe Vivace.

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This week on The Blues, Saturday night, February 2nd at 11pm, the show begins with Al Green, Michael McDonald, and the Gene Harris Quartet.  During the second set, there's music from Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Deanna Bogart & Hank Crawford.  And the program ends with guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, Harry Connick Jr, Eva Cassidy, Prince, & Jonell Mosser.

It's an all-new episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright - just in time for Valentine's Day.

You'll hear some great, sweet, love songs including Frank Sinatra's "Embraceable You," Julie London's "I'm in the Mood For Love" and Ella Fitzgerald's "My Funny Valentine."

Local early music musician Christopher Wilke and his group, The Caladrian Ensemble, will be part of the upcoming Cincinnati Early Music Celebration, taking place all around town. 

This episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright is an encore presentation from January 31, 2015.

The program begins with "Day In, Day Out" by Diana Krall and ends with "I Can't Get Started" by Bunny Berigan.  Also heard in this show is music by vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Dinah Washington, and Natalie Cole.

This is an encore performance of Swing with Bill Cartwright from January 24, 2015  

Join Bill Cartwright for another wonderful program featuring classic swing songs. The show begins with "Bugle Call Rag" by Glen Gray which is followed by the legendary vocalist Billie Holiday doing "Somebody's on My Mind," and Frank Sinatra's "I Wish I Were in Love Again."  After the mid-show break, Bobby Darin performs the classic "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." And the program ends with Cincinnati's own Blue Wisp Big Band performing "I Won't Dance."

This year's Music on the Avenue series in Bellevue, Kentucky will feature 5 Friday nights of musical performances ranging from bluegrass to jazz to classical to choral. 

Juliet Simmons Dinallo and her husband Michael Dinallo (from The Radio Kings) are appearing Monday, January 28th at MOTR Pub in Over the Rhine.  Strum n’ Honey will also be performing.  Music starts at 9:30pm that evening.  Juliet and Michael will be performing as a duo at this free show.

This week's blues show, Saturday, January 26th, at 11pm, starts off with Gov't Mule, Dr. John, and John Scofield.  The second set features the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, the Blues Merchants, Cream, and Anders Osborne.  And, the show ends with two personal favorites, Deep Rhumba & Terence Blanchard's "In Time of Need."

Honoring Martin Luther King Day:

The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers have been performing their 5-part gospel harmonies around the Greater Cincinnati region for more than 25 years. In advance of their performance on Monday at the AARP Cincinnati MLK Memorial Brunch at Memorial Hall, the singers visited our studio for some music and a conversation with Elaine Diehl.

On November 27th, 2018, we were delighted when Dion Brown, the President & Chief Operating Officer of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, dropped by the studio to talk about his blues experiences at the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, Mississippi, and setting up the National Blues Museum in St. Louis before coming to Cincinnati to run the Freedom Center.

Steve Hefter

On this week's blues show on Saturday, January 12th at 11pm, you'll hear three sets of music starting off with Ernestine Anderson (who passed away in Seattle in March, 2016) in the first set along with Jeff Beck, Cyndi Lauper, and Tom Waits from his "The Heart of Saturday Night" cd.

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