Jake Speed & The Freddies

  • Local
  • country
  • folk
  • blues
  • ragtime

Jake Speed & the Freddies are a four-piece American folk, country blues, and ragtime band made out of flat top guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, and upright bass (plus harmonica, kazoo, washboard, and watering can). The Freddies traditionalist approach has won them the respect of fellow musicians, music lovers, and even critics. The readers of CityBeat Magazine voted them Best Local Musicians in 2004. The listeners of WNKU FM 89.7 voted The Freddies second album, Cincinnati Legends of

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Old Timers’ Day in Rabbit Hash 

The 38th Annual Old Timers’ Day music festival in Rabbit Hash takes place on Saturday, September 2nd! The festival celebrates the long standing rivertown community that has thrived on the banks of the Ohio since 1831. This festival features local bands, vendors, artists, and general merrymaking.

Signs and Songs: An Americana Music Series 

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WNKU’s Catfish Ball at SGHR 

Saturday night at The Southgate House Revival don’t miss out on WNKU’s Catfish Ball! To “catfish” is to pretend to be someone else online. All of the bands playing are following the catfish theme, and will be performing tribute sets to various other musicians.  This is...

Restore the Store: A Benefit for Rabbit Hash 

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Benefit to Rebuild Rabbit Hash General Store 

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Frazier & Chapman weren’t Cincy's only All-Stars 

While the Nation had their eyes on the Queen City this Tuesday and tens of thousands watched a game of all-stars at Great American Ballpark, A local music advocate and friend of CincyMusic.com was filling your ears with the sounds of the city & you probably didn’t even realize it!...

Cincygroove.com Presents: Bell’s Brewing All-Star Music Fest 

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Our Weekend Picks :: April 4, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

Tunes and Blooms at Cincinnati Zoo Announces Lineup 

Tunes and Blooms is a big reason why I love Spring in Cincinnati. First, it's at the Cincinnati Zoo...one of my favorite places in the city. Second, they always have amazing bands. Third, it's free. Bring the kids, make it a happy hour destination with co-workers or just come to dance away your...

McGlasson Farms Announce Annual Fall Music Lineup 

Going to McGlasson Farms is a family tradition. Every year this is the place to get your pumpkins. McGlasson Farms is also the best place to go to get cider, apples, sweet corn, peaches, homemade jams, etc...  McGlasson Farms is a sixth-generation family-owned & operated fruit & vegetable...

Grab a kayak and row up to Paddlefest June 21! 

Join the Ohio River Way, Inc. this weekend at the 11th Annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest to celebrate, promote, and protect the beauty of the Ohio River at Coney Island!  Paddlefest is a three-day event kicking off with fun activities for the little ones Thursday, June 20 with Kids Outdoor...

Tunes & Blooms: Every Thursday in April 

The Cincinnati Zoo presents Tunes & Blooms, a free concert series in the Zoo gardens every Thursday in April! Admission to the Zoo is free after 5pm, and the shows begin at 6pm. Parking is $8. Click Here to check out the full schedule! Why tip-toe through the tulips when you can rock the...

Tunes & Blooms: Every Thursday in April 

The Cincinnati Zoo presents Tunes & Blooms, a free concert series every Thursday this month! The series kicks off tonight with The Seedy Seeds and The Newbees! Admission to the Zoo is free after 5pm, and the shows begin at 6pm. Parking is $8. Click Here to check out the full schedule! Thursday,...

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