Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

Ways to Connect

International Guitar Duo Loren & Mark from Syracuse, New York recently visited our studio to talk with Jim Nolan about how they met, their musical style and sensibilities, and to perform a couple of songs.

  Highlights from this week's episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright include Tony Bennett and K.D. Lang teaming up to perform "Dream a Little Dream of Me" plus "Love for Sale" done by the Blue Wisp Big Band.

  Where can you hear great music from Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Nina Simone as well as Shorty Rogers, Lavay Smith, Buddy Greco and Ted Heath? It must be this week's episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright.

He began as a visual artist before becoming a music star as lead singer and songwriter for the seminal new wave band Devo. Akron, Ohio native Mark Mothersbaugh’s day job now is writing music for TV and movies, but he has never stopped creating art.

As is so often the case with many bands, the roots of Jack Burton Overdrive can be found in the long-lasting friendship between founding members Jack Rininger and Nick Barrows [JetLab]. Jack and Nick have been writing and playing music together for decades and, in 2006, decided to embark on an exploration of popular music played on the concertina and the ukulele. These experiments resulted in a loveably quirky and endearing bohemian-style of front-porch music making.

Two Cincinnati gems will join forces tonight at the Woodward Theater for a delicious alchemy of classical and Americana-indie music.

Cincinnati’s Phratry Records has just completed work on a split 12” from local bands Knife the Symphony and Smoke Signals… and everything about this package deserves attention.

Award-winning Irish band We Banjo 3 will perform at the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati on September 15. The group blends traditional Irish Music with Americana and Bluegrass affectionately described as “Celtgrass,” and our Jim Nolan recently spoke with one of the band members, Martin Howley.

peoplesliberty.org

MusicLi, an online music licensing service that focuses on local and regional music, will officially launch during the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival.

Local musician Brad Schnittger began MusicLi with help from a grant from People's Liberty and has partnered with producer Dave Davis to build a library of local talent and to make it available for public licensing.

Join Jeff Suess as he delves into the mystery and legacy of Cincinnati's lost landmarks in Lost Cincinnati.

Jim Nolan has a review of the new CD Pollinator by local band Comprador.

LX Sessions: Cracker

Aug 16, 2015

David Lowery and Johnny Hickman from the band Cracker, now celebrating their 25th year, stopped by the WVXU studios to talk about the band, its longevity, the music industry and to play a few songs prior to their show at The Southgate House Revival.

In Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, biographer Doug J. Swanson provides the definitive account of a great American antihero, a man whose rise from thugdom to prominence and power is unmatched in the history of American criminal justice.

Acclaimed rock band Cracker was in town recently for a show at The Southgate House Revival and two of the members, frontman David Lowery and ace guitarist Johnny Hickman, came by our studios to perform three songs and talk about the band, their current tour and their new double CD,

One of our area’s favorite craft brewers, Rivertown Brewing Company, recently created a beer called Shamble On that was inspired by the music of local band The Whiskey Shambles.

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