Local Exposure

WVXU's Local Exposure focuses on the thriving music scene in the Greater Cincinnati area.

You'll find album & book reviews, interviews with local musicians as well as national artists coming to town, plus concert announcements, reviews and other music news.

Contributors include musicians, artists and a number of folks who have their finger on the pulse of the local and regional music scene.

Music fans from around the region will be flocking to downtown Cincinnati to hear over 50 bands perform at the 17th annual Midpoint Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd and 24th.  The bands will be performing on four stages, two at the Taft Theatre, and two at the Cincinnati Masonic Center. 

Elaine Diehl recently spoke with festival organizer Rick McCarty about the festival and the bands which will be coming into town to perform.

EG Kight is a Triple Threat Blues Artist

Sep 18, 2017

When EG Kight comes to town, followers can catch her performances anywhere from a blues festival to a house concert to a club. While she travels internationally with a full band called Blue South, the Georgia Songbird also logs many solo shows per year that both engage and entertain blues lovers with her voice, guitar licks, and songwriting.

We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene captures the stories of women who were active in the SoCal punk rock scene during this historic time, adding an important voice to its cultural and musical record.

The annual DevouGrass Music & Arts Festival is coming to Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky, on Saturday, october 7th from noon to dusk.  The free festival will feature bluegrass bands, crafters, and food trucks with all proceeds raised going to the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky.

I just spoke with Makana who hails from Hawaii. Guitar Magazine recognized him as one of the top guitarists in the country.  He'll be stopping at the Ludlow Garage during his U.S. tour with his friend also from Hawaii, John Cruz.  You'll be able to hear top-of-the-line slack key guitarists.

Garland Jeffreys is bringing his band to the Southgate House Revival in Newport on Friday night, September 15th.  I recently spoke with him about his musical journey and latest release, 14 Steps to Harlem.

Our first edition of Katie Laur's Memories from the Hills of Home