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Pike 27

From 2000 to 2007, Pike 27 was a fixture on the Cincinnati music scene. The band garnered acclaim and awards for their 2001 release Falling Down Hard, opened for national acts (including Chuck Prophet, Dave Alvin, Robbie Fulks, Vigilantes of Love, Jason Ringenberg, and the Ass Ponys), and developed a reputation as one of the best live acts in Cincinnati. The band went on hiatus when singer/songwriter Dave Purcell moved away to work as a sociology professor at Kent State University.

In summer 2013, Purcell returned home and put together a new lineup including: bassist Sean Rhiney (his long-time co-conspirator in Pike 27 and Clabbergirl and the co-founder of the Midpoint Music Festival), lead guitarist Mike Fair (Wojo, Mike Fair & The Adventure Seekers); and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Dave Killen. The new lineup debuted in November 2013 by opening for Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion in November.After a triumphant show at Midpoint's Midway stage, Pike 27 opened for The Fauntleroys (Alejandro Escovedo's new band) and released a new EP, Calling Out, which led to a feature story in Cincinnati CityBeat and a rave review from WVXU, and quickly garnered airplay on WNKU, WRFL (Lexington), The Project 100.7, Class X Radio, and Wrecking Ball Radio. 

Early 2016 finds the band continuing to back its reputation as one of the best live bands in Cincinnati, being in the rotation at WNKU, and preparing to record its next record at Ultrasuede Studio.

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