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Eli Young Band in the Miami Valley Gaming Grandstand By Ashley Martin Photo: Eli Young Band hits the Miami Valley Gaming Grandstand Aug. 4; photo courtesy of Triple 8 Marketing Music is my entire world. I perform it for a living, I listen to it when I am not writing it, record it when I have […]

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Old Crow, new tricks

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Old Crow Medicine Show at Rose By Matt Clevenger Photo: Old Crow Medicine Show brings busker attitude to Rose July 19; photo: Crackerfarm It’s been more than 15 years since Old Crow Medicine Show first started busking on street corners in New York City, and since then, these city slickers have risen to become one […]

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Stompin’ the yard

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Lebanon’s Stompin’ in the Street festival returns By Joyell Nevins Don your cowboy hat, pull on your cowgirl boots and boogie down to Lebanon, Ohio, this weekend for its annual “Stompin’ in the Street” country music festival Saturday, June 11. “Country music is a good genre for Lebanon,” says Jo Wise, Main Street Lebanon executive […]

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The simple impossible

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Canada’s small-town country star Codie Prevost at Eaton’s Taffy’s By Lisa Bennett Theodore Roethke once said, “What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” If that statement is true, then this world needs a whole lot more people like the Award-winning Canadian country star, Codie Prevost. Over the past several years, this […]

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Kiefer Sutherland’s journal

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Sutherland goes country at Taft Theatre By Amanda Dee Kiefer Sutherland would be the first to roll his eyes if another actor announced a record, but he couldn’t leave his album on the shelf. “I think the thing that I’ve been most cautious about is actually going forward with it … and if everybody in […]

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Old soul-oist

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One-man show The Wrong Omar at Eaton’s Taffy’s By Lisa Bennett The world is full of truly amazing people. In 1884, Thomas Stevens became the first person to bicycle across North America. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the full 21 miles across the English Channel. In 1992, Mae Carol Jemison […]

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“One Hell of an Amen”

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Brantley Gilbert performs miracle song at Nutter By Lisa Bennett Photo: Brantley Gilbert performs Friday, Feb. 19 at Wright State’s Nutter Center; photo: James Minchin There’s an old adage that says “We only grow in the dark.” It means simply, that the greatest challenges in life are there to teach us, test us and make […]

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Guitar therapy

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Local artist’s unexpected country success journey By Lisa Bennett Photo: Wyatt McCubbin plays Friday, Jan. 8 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield; photo: Matthew Vlachos Life can be a crazy whirlwind of chance, luck and synchronicity. We never know how one small, seemingly random event can change the course of our lives […]

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Those who play together, stay together

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Redleg Husky at Canal Public House By Katie Christoff Photo: Redleg Husky will play Nov. 12 at Canal Public House; photo: Zoe Dehmer It began at a potluck, attended by students hoping to create new friendships. It sounds like the beginning of a teenage indie flick, but it’s actually the story of how Redleg Husky […]

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Play that country music, Whitey

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Whitey Morgan and the 78’s pay visit to Rockstar Pro Arena By Tim Anderl Photo: Whitey Morgan and the 78’s will perform April 18 at RockStar Pro Arena Whitey Morgan’s forthcoming album, Sonic Ranch, is an outlaw country-influenced, bare knuckle barn burner that tells the rough and tumble tales of Morgan’s Flint, Michigan upbringing and […]

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This ain’t Luckenbach

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Shooter Jennings at Oddbody’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Shooter Jennings will perform on March 7 at Oddbody’s When your parents are royalty in the outlaw country genre, certain expectations follow you. Shooter Jennings does not eschew his father Waylon’s legacy. He loves his dad’s music and is even currently touring with his father’s old band. […]

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A country outlaw

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Dallas Moore Band at Riff Raff Tavern By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Dallas Moore Band will perform on Jan. 24 at Riff Raff Tavern; photo: Jenna Danielle Moore The outlaw country musician Dallas Moore had a busy 2014. “Between my solo shows and the full band tour dates, I hit 321 nights in 2014, which […]

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Country music, evolved

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Ashley Martin at Riff Raff Tavern on the Canal By Katie Christoff Photo: Ashley martin will perform on Dec. 20 at Riff Raff Tavern; photo: Kent Cretors Dayton native Ashley Martin is changing the face of country music, and she’s gaining national recognition for doing so. “Country music is evolving into pop and rock, and […]

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]