Ludlow Garage

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