Ludlow Garage

Milwaukee-based singer/songwriter Willy Porter along with Carmen Nickerson are bringing their music to the Ludlow Garage on Thursday, October 26th.  Their latest album, Bonfire to Ash, was released last November.  

A song from Makana, one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors, who’ll be performing at the Ludlow Garage on Friday, September 8.  

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.

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"Orange Is The New Black" actress Lea DeLaria will perform comedy and jazz at the Ludlow Garage Saturday, June 24, after being the celebrity grand marshal for the Cincinnati Pride Parade.

Richard E. Aaron / Redferns

Allman Brothers Band co-founder Butch Trucks passed away Tuesday night, January 24th, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 69.  He was the third member of the original Allman Brothers Band to pass away.  Guitarist Duane Allman died in 1971 and bassist Berry Oakley a little over a year later.  The band including Butch Trucks was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

 

The Blues: 11.5.16

Nov 9, 2016

This week's blues show on Saturday, November 5th at 11pm, starts off with a song from a new album by Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials on Alligator Records.  That's followed in the first set by Etta James, Leonard Cohen, and Nina Simone.  The second set features music by James Blood Ulmer, BB King/Eric Clapton, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.    Garland Jeffreys begins the third set and also included in that set are the Subdudes who'll be playing the 20th Century in Oakley on December 1st and the Blind Boys of Alabama who'll be on stage at the Ludlow Garage on Friday, November 11th.

Lee Hay

This sounds like fun: Gary Burbank, Katie Laur Marcos Sastre, former Pure Prairie League drummer Billy Hinds and others join Brian O'Donnell for a two-hour tribute to longtime Cincinnati guitarist Larry Goshorn at 8 p.m. Saturday on WVXU-FM and WMUB-FM.

With a history unlike any other live music venue, the return of the Ludlow Garage has music lovers ready to return to Clifton. 

Ludlow Garage 40th Anniversary

Oct 15, 2015

In 1969, there were two streets in Cincinnati which were a hotbed for young activists, music lovers, and hippies… Calhoun Street and Ludlow Avenue.  On this one-hour special, you’ll hear about a legendary music club on Ludlow Avenue from some of the folks who worked there and knew the scene.

Michael Hodesh who owned a shop on Calhoun Street begins the special with some of his memories.  You’ll also hear a roundtable discussion with Jim Tarbell, Margie Hays, Jeff Seireveld, and Bill Cunningham who worked at the Ludlow Garage.  Bob Nave shares his memories of playing at the Ludlow Garage with the Lemon Pipers, and Carmon DeLeone remembers playing with the Sound Museum.  Dale Rabiner also talks about attending many concerts there.

Janis Joplin was one of the iconic singers from the 60's free spirit scene.  Her flame burned brightly for the few years she performed on stage from the Monterey Pop Festival to her death too soon in 1970.  I didn't get to see her perform when she appeared at Music Hall, but there are still fans around town who did. 

Earlier this year, I was contacted by the publisher of a new book about the Allman Brothers Band, One Way Out, written by Alan Paul.  I did a phone interview with him which was featured on last week's blues show.  While reading his book, there were a few mentions about the Allman Brothers Band's visit to the Ludlow Garage.  So, I t