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Newport's Mentoring Plus is a small nonprofit supporting local high school students needing academic help but also providing a safe haven for friendship, food, and more. Local musician and former judge Mickey Foellger will be part of a fundraising music festival on November 2 at the Southgate House Revival. 

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You know him as a versatile musician and the congenial host of Live From Here (heard on 91.7 and 88.5 Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at noon.) Chris Thile is coming to Memorial Hall for a solo acoustic performance on November 13 and he talks about his music and hosting Life From Here in this conversation with Elaine Diehl.

This week's edition of The Blues is a one-hour special in honor of Halloween starting at 11pm, Saturday, October 26th.  Sonny Moorman's "Deal with the Devil" begins the program followed by John Mayall, Kenny Neal, and Howlin' Wolf.  The second set starts off with Andrew Gold's "Don't Scream (It's Only Halloween)", then Dr. John's "Ki Ya Gris Gris," and songs by Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women & the Blind Boys of Alabama.

The second half of this Halloween special features Dr. John's reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "Berenice" from the "Closed on Account of Rabies" cd compilation.

Happy Halloween!

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Sawyer Fredericks is bringing his band to Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky, on Thursday evening, October 24th to promote the 11/9 release of their new single, "Flowers for You."  The album will be coming out in Spring, 2020.  The song was recorded at Dreamland Recordings in Woodstock and was written and produced by Sawyer.  

During his conversation with Elaine Diehl, they discussed his writing process, collaborations, and the members of his band.  His experience on NBC's, "The Voice," was also explored.  Sawyer said that the show scouted him for the auditions when he was only 15 years old.  He considered his time on "The Voice" as a valuable learning experience and is looking forward to working on this new album.  The playlist for their concert at Southgate House Revival will include the new single, songs he sang on "The Voice," as well as selections for his past albums.  

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Bob Crosby's "Willow Weep For Me," The Mills Brothers' "Flat Foot Floogee" and Rosemary Clooney's "As Time Goes By."

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Jazz legend Bobby Broom joins our contributor Yemi Oyediran for a conversation about his life, career, and some of the musicians who made an impact including Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, Patrice Rushen and others. He'll be with his trio in concert on Thursday, October 24 at Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills.

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Happening on Friday, October 25 at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout is You Know You're Right, a multi-artist tribute show to the influential grunge rock band Nirvana. Charles Baker from the local band Six Hours to Kill is the organizer, and he's in the studio with Elaine Diehl to talk about the impact Nirvana had on him as well as this being the 30th anniversary of the band's release Bleach and their appearance at Murphy's Pub in Clifton.

Blues guitarist Coco Montoya and his band are coming to the Sorg Opera House in Middletown on Thursday night, October 24th for one show only at 8pm.  Their sounds are surely going to rock out given the great acoustics in this hall which is loved by the musicians who play there.  It's an intimate setting, so the audience will be up close and personal to these blues musicians.

Their album, "Coming in Hot," is Coco Montoya's 5th album with Alligator Records and features studio musicians from the west coast as well as special guests including Jon Cleary.  But, he'll be bringing his regular band with him on the tour.

I spoke with Mr. Montoya by phone on Tuesday, October 15th about this new album, one of the songs on the album, a memory of working with Albert Collins, and his guitars.  I'd also like to thank Elaine Diehl for her assistance editing our interview.

This week on The Blues, Saturday evening, October 19th at 11pm, you'll hear music from Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Amos Lee, and the Honey Island Swamp Band in the first set.  Later in the show, you'll hear songs by Jeff Black, the Allman Brothers, and Cincinnati guitarist Scotty Anderson.

The poet Francis Duggan called Death “The Great Equalizer.” No matter who you are, where you come from or what you believe, all of us will one day leave this existence.

Mike Oberst, one of the founding members of The Tillers, has released an 11- track solo album titled Six Feet Of Earth that examines that reality.

By combining traditional American and European folk songs with two original compositions - and an extraordinary Carole King cover, Mike explores themes that transcend our differences and finds those common bonds that define us all, ultimately, as human beings.

The movie, "The Mountain Minor," is coming to the Esquire Theatre on Thursday, October 17th and Sunday, October 20th at 7pm each evening.  There's a q&a session after each showing and an after party at Sitwell's on Thursday evening with live music, too.  The director, Dale Farmer, and two of the actor/musicians Ma Crow and Mike Oberst from the Tillers came into the studio this morning to talk about this film.

The film was shot in North Carolina for the most part with some scenes in Eaton, Oxford and the Southgate House Revival in Newport.  Dale cast real musicians for acting roles in this story about an Appalachian family who came to Cincinnati for jobs and brought their music with them.  The plot's based on Dale's grandparents' story which is also the story for many of us in the area.

The film's made the film festival route and has garnered awards, but Thursday night is the premiere of "The Mountain Minor" movie which resonates with those who have seen it to the point of bringing tears.  A dvd is in the planning stages.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Andrew Sisters' "Bei Mei Bist Du Shoen," Spitfire Band's "G.I. Jive" and Charlie Barnet's "Pompton Turnpike."

The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase

Oct 11, 2019
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On October 24, our community’s most dynamic Appalachian musicians, singers, storytellers, poets, spoken word artists, and dancers will present The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase at The Aronoff Center for the Arts.

In The Studio With Jeff Henry and Noah Wotherspoon

Oct 11, 2019

Jeff Henry and Noah Wotherspoon from Jeff Henry and The Necessary Evils are in the studio with Elaine Diehl to perform and talk about the band’s newest CD and upcoming recording projects.

The World’s Most Seductive Instrument

Oct 11, 2019

Folk. Classical. Rock. Blues.

The guitar may be the most versatile musical instrument plus they can be the most beautifully crafted.

Stuart Holman talks with David Schiller, the man behind the book Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument, which features pictures of 200 classic and beloved guitars.

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Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel will be speaking to Michael Monks in the WVXU studio to share her life’s journey and talk about overcoming many early struggles.

The sound of Fickle Hellcat is best described as "Vintage Indie Rock," but the music created by Rachel Maxann, Mike Wiley and Paul Swabek comes from an enormous universe of influences.

Their self-titled debut album has just been released and I had the opportunity to sit down with lead singer Rachel Maxann to talk about where all of these songs come from; and how her travels around the globe have shapeed her and the songs she writes.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, October 12th at 11pm, the show starts off with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and vocalist Noah Hunt.  You'll also hear from Kenny Neal and Etta James in the first set.  Ross Rice, Gov't Mule, and Cassandra Wilson will be heard in the second set followed by Lavelle White, Albert King, and Anders Osborne in the third set.  And the show ends with a fourth set which includes music by the Blues Merchants, Bob Dylan, and Paul Allen & the Underthinkers.

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Originally broadcast on 3/7/87, this 2-hour "Jazz with O.T." program will be revisited on Sunday, 10/13/19 at 10pm.  This program begins with the State Street Aces's rendition of "Old Folks Shuffle," the first of four versions of this venerable tune.  Also featured are four variations of another standard, "No More Blues," as well as two versions of "No More Booze" by Larry Coryell.  Other musicians heard during the show include Egberto Gismonti, Stan Getz, and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Just announced concert:  On Monday evening, October 21, acclaimed drummer Jeff Hamilton, trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will come to Cincinnati to re-perform “The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World.”  They'll be on stage in Armstrong Chapel located at 5125 Drake Road from 7-9pm.  Tickets are $30 adults, $20 students (with open seating) & available online or by calling 513-561-4220.  https://www.armstrongchapel.org/event/1430968-2019-10-21-columbus-jazz-orchestra/

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Doris Day's "Sentimental Journey," Vaughn Monroe'S "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."

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