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Blues legend Buddy Guy and guitarist Jonny Lang will hit the road on a joint tour this summer. The tour will include a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Saturday, July 18th and the next night in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Sunday, July 19th.  Tickets for both shows go on sale to the public at 11am, Friday, January 24 at Ticketmaster.com and PNCPavilion.com.  

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Patty Smyth & her band Scandal will appear on PNC Pavilion's stage with Rick Springfield and Greg Kihn on Friday, September 6th at 7:30 which also features a pre-show wine tasting.  Smyth is replacing Eddie Money who cancelled his remaining tour dates due to pneumonia complications from a heart valve procedure and is also dealing with stage 4 esophageal cancer.  The tour will move up to Rose Music Center the next night, September 7th.

Elaine began their conversation mentioning that she saw Patty on tour with John Waite many years ago.  They discussed the members of her band, multi-generational fans, and a new recording that's coming out in January.  Patty also mentioned that she calls New York City home with her kids and husband tennis legend John McEnroe.  They also mentioned her self-titled 1992 album (that went gold), the song "Hands Tied," and covers of "Whole Lotta Love" and "Piece of My Heart" that she probably won't be performing this tour.

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Jonny Lang recently spoke with Ron Esposito in advance of his performances at PNC Pavilion, 8/9, and Rose Music Center, 8/10, along with JJ Grey and Mofro along with Marc Broussard.  Lang discussed his guitars including playing Duane Allman's Les Paul on his new album,

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Otis Williams is the founding, and only surviving, member of the original, legendary, super-group The Temptations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are currently on tour with The Righteous Brothers and will be in concert at Cincinnati's PNC Pavilion on Friday, July 26. Elaine Diehl had the chance to speak with Otis Williams about the history, music, and legacy of The Temptations.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt came in WVXU's Corbett Studio on June 16th, Father's Day, before their soundcheck for their show tonight with Buddy Guy at PNC Pavilion (the show's almost sold out).  Here's part of their conversation with Ron Esposito about their families.  The rest of the interview along with music from their new release, The Traveler, will air on my blues show, Saturday, July 13th at 11pm.  You'll also hear two songs they performed from the album in our studio, too, with just the two of them and their guitars.

I spoke a couple of hours ago by phone with the great guitarist Derek Trucks who's coming into town at the PNC Pavilion on Sunday, July 22nd with the Tedeschi Trucks Band along with the Drive-By Truckers & the Marcus King Band.

We talked about how the recent heat wave has affected the band and their instruments, and how this year's tour differs from last year's with the Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna.

Susan Tedeschi is an acclaimed blues singer/guitarist who is touring again this summer with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, an amalgamation of her band, her husband Derek Truck's band, plus other favorite musicians. 

After a triumphant appearance with the Cincinnati Ballet in April, guitar virtuoso and former Cincinnatian Peter Frampton is coming back to town with a few of his friends: BB King and Sonny Landreth. They’ll be in concert at the PNC Pavilion on August 14 with a show called Frampton’s Guitar Circus Tour, and he spends a few minutes with Brian O’Donnell to talk about the music and these guitar legends.