Play it Forward

The Blues: 5.20.17 show

May 23, 2017

The first set of the blues show which airs on Saturday, May 20th at 11pm, starts off with Bob Dylan (who's on tour in June), EG Kight (who's playing a solo show at the Downtowne Listening Room 9/23) and also the Goshorn Brothers and Steve Winwood.

Play It Forward, the local foundation supporting musicians in times of need, is paying tribute to the late, great blues/rock/country artist Lonnie Mack

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, April 15th at 11pm, the spotlight's on the late, great guitarist Lonnie Mack who passed away a year ago on April 21, 2016.  You'll hear many of his songs, as well as some songs with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Play It Forward

Exactly a year after his death, local musicians will celebrate the life of legendary guitarist Lonnie Mack on April 21 at Madison Theater.

Called "Mackfest," the concert features Sonny Moorman, Gary Burbank, Scott Bratcher, Jay Jesse Johnson, Chuck Sullivan, Johnny Fink, Wayne Bullock, Junior Spivey, Greg Schaber, Bob Herrmann, Brian Tarter, Raul Watson and Tom Kaper.

Provided by Bill Whyte

After helping Gary Burbank create the Play It Forward nonprofit assisting local musicians years ago, former WUBE-FM DJ Bill Whyte returns Friday to help raise funds with a concert at Newport’s Southgate House Revival.

Whyte performs with his “Hits & Grins” trio of songwriters, Steve Dean and Victoria Venier. They’ll play songs recorded by George Strait, Alabama, Reba McEntire, Ray Stevens, Take Six and others.

“It’s my first time playing back in the Cincinnati area in a long time, so I'm looking very forward to seeing and playing from some old friends,” says Whyte, based in Nashville.

Proceeds from this concert will benefit Play It Forward which helps support local musicians in time of their need.  The show starts on Saturday, Feb.7th at 8pm at St. X. 

Here's a link to Gem City's video for their song, "They Know Me."

  Cincinnati has always been a music town. You can enjoy almost any style of music any night of the week, and attend dozens of large-scale music events through the year. But as any independent musician can tell you, as much as they love what they do, it'’s not an easy way to make a living and there is no safety net.

Brian O’Donnell welcomes in local musician Tim Goshorn to talk about a benefit concert for the local musician support fund, Play It Forward, to help with the medical expenses for his brother, fellow musican Larry Goshorn.

Play It Forward is a local foundation that helps local musicians in times of need. They are gearing up for their 19th Annual Michael W. Bany Golf Scramble to support their efforts and Brian O’Donnell learns more about Play It Forward, the golf event and its namesake, Michael Bany, from the foundation’s Jim Hunt and Michael’s brother, Mark Bany.

Meet Jetset Getset

Nov 2, 2012

Three teen-aged girls from Dearborn County, Indiana have become a talked about singing group called Jetset Getset. One of the members, Avery Eliason, along with manager Kelli Jette, join Brian O’Donnell to talk about how this group came about, and the serendipity that led Nashville music producer Jack Gale to come out of retirement to produce the group’s first album.