Cincinnati tribal rock duo Acarya (Liz Wu and Wes Davidson) is releasing their new downloadable CD, Reperio Terra, on November 29. It’s an acoustic rock album with guitar, male vocal and a specially designed drum set. Liz Wu joins Ron Esposito to talk about the group and the genesis of this new project.
Cincinnati jazz musician Joe Duran’s group, Nonet, has a new album available now for download and soon as a CD. It’s called Midwest Daydreamand the group is composed of members of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. He joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the group’s name and the help of Kim Pensyl from CCM in producing, engineering and performing.
Local music icons Karin Bergquist and Linford Detwiler, better known as Over the Rhine, have a new CD coming out (“Meet Me at The Edge of the World”) and a live concert at Coney Island on September 13. They stopped by our studios for a talk with Ron Esposito about the new music and what fans will hear at the Coney Island event.
Us, Today is a Cincinnati trio of guitar, vibraphone/keyboard, and drums whose music is best described as an avant-garde blend of jazz, rock, minimalism, and electronic music, with a heavy emphasis on experimentation and improvisation. They will be part of this September’s Midpoint Music Festival, but Stuart Holman had the chance to sit down with Kristen Agee and Joel Griggs from Us, Today to talk about their wide-ranging musical styles and influences.
King Records: Cincinnati Legacy, is a five-part series hosted by Lee Hay and is produced to honor the label’s impact on Cincinnati and music.
The series includes interviews with former King musicians, music historians, and music fans. A roundtable discussion of King Records moderated by music journalist Larry Nager and including Otis Williams and the Charms (Jimmy Railey, J.J. Peterson, and Rufus Allen), session drummer Philip Paul and his wife Juanita, and vocalist Keith Little is also featured.