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.

The Fillmore Wind Program will present their 2017 holiday concert on Saturday, December 2nd, at 7pm at Mt. Healthy High School with special guest vocalist Nancy James.  Frank Johnson recently spoke with their artistic director, Dr. James Daughters, about the Program.  

Miami University Department of Music and the William E. Schmidt Foundation present 

Grand Night: Love Letters to Ella

Celebrating 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald at Miami University

Marti Schottelkotte

Ron Esposito sat down in the WVXU studio with the three teenage members of the group, Triple the Trouble.  They recently opened up for Smashmouth, Uncle Kracker, and Spin Doctors, so they're definitely talented and having fun on stage.  

Bob Ross sat down in the WVXU studio with Ron Esposito Monday afternoon, October 30th, to talk about his musical career which started at the age of 14 and was influenced by Metallica.  Bob honed his guitar style while studying at Morehead State University and also in Philadelphia.  He talks about guitarists Jimmy Bruno and Pat Martino as well as his approached to sound and music.

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I don’t think it is hyperbole to say that Mad Anthony is the hardest working band in Greater Cincinnati. When you combine a regular schedule of touring - both in the US and internationally - with a massive recording project that involves releasing one song every week for a year -- plus elaborate video production - the three members of this band give their heart and soul into producing some great hard-hitting music.

Lisa Biales, who lives in Oxford, Ohio, and has been performing and recording for a number of years, has been notified that her album, The Beat of My Heart, has been nominated for a Grammy award in six categories.  

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing their classic holiday rock opera to Cincinnati's US Bank Arena for two shows on Thursday, December 21st.  Their lead guitarist, Joel Hoekstra, who's been with them since 2010, recently spoke by phone with Elaine Diehl about TSO and some of his other musical projects.

Here’s a review of Radney Foster’s new cd and book of short stories by WVXU’s singer/songwriter Roberta Schultz. 

Root Cellar Xtract is a country-rock band deeply connected with the Laurel Canyon, California sound of the 1970’s that produced such bands as Buffalo Springfield, Little Feat, Poco, The Eagles and Pure Prairie League.

This week on The Blues, Saturday, October 21st, at 11pm, you'll hear a conversation with Ben Levin and Ron Esposito recorded in WVXU's studio on Monday, October 16th.  They discuss Ben's new blues cd, "Ben's Blues," which was recorded at Ultrasuede Studio here in Cincinnati.

The Sorg Opera House has finally begun hosting a variety of musical concerts for area music fans.  The first concert was by the Butler Philharmonic on September 24th, 2017.  The next concert will feature the sounds of the Blue Wisp Big Band, a band which has been performing on the Cincinnati jazz scene for decades.

Wonder Lust is the third album by local band New Sincerity Works and, though it feels like it might be the conclusion of a trilogy, lead singer Mike Tittel tells me how that’s not quite the case.

We’ll talk about the new album, the all-star band that created it, the beautiful cover art and the album release party that’s coming up. And we’ll also discuss the super cool El Camino that appears in the band’s new video.

Rhonda Juliano, Artistic Director of the choral group Fluidity, and Mike Moroski, Executive Director of UpSpring, dropped by the studio recently to speak with Anne Arenstein about their upcoming concert.

WVXU will air a one-hour special about rock legend Tom Petty on Saturday night, October 7th at 11pm.  Produced by documentarian Paul Ingles, Tom Petty - Live and Kicking It: An Appreciation is a music-intensive hour of live performances.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who just finished up a national tour recently, Petty's passing by cardiac event Monday, October 2nd, stunned his many fans from his decades of performances.

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