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Crystal Brown

Crystal is a teacher in Northern Kentucky, a member of CKC Jaycees, and the owner of two adorable dogs, Okie and Twilight.

BRANDI CARLILE: A Voice to be Reckoned With

Singer and songwriter, Brandi Carlile has been categorized in several genres of music from alternative country and folk rock to pop and rock.  Although her music has changed categories over the years, her country and western has never left her overpowering, enchanting,...

POKEY LAFARGE: Keeping Music Alive

Born Andrew Heisser in Bloomington, Illinois, Pokey LaFarge earned his nickname from his mother, who was always trying to hurry him along.  Hurry him along she did, somehow pushing him from one century to the next, taking the ambience of the past, its rootsy sway and...

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Cruise Down the River to The Forecastle Festival!

Are you interested in helping the environment while viewing art and listening to music?  If so, come aboard the bow and travel down the river to Louisville this weekend with other music, art, and environment activists at Forecastle Festival. Beginning in 2002 as a...

WOES: THE PERFECT ANITIDOTE FOR DISTRESS

Do you have a bad case of despair, sorrow, or misery?  Well look no further – lend your ears to the multi-genre band, WOES.  Long-time friends, Zac Brewer (guitar and vocals), Seth Huff (bass, vocals, and synth), and Stefan Wright (drums and percussion) blend their many years of...

THOMPSON SQUARE: A MUSICAL MATH EQUATION

With international stardom in the United States, Canada, and Australia, two-time winner AMC Vocal Duo of the Year, 2012 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, and two-time Grammy and American Music Award, Thompson Square is racking up their statistics with their music.   This multi-platinum selling...

CINCY’S FRIENDS TO THE NORTHWEST: THE HARMED BROTHERS

Two short years ago, I witnessed The Harmed Brothers make their debut at The Whispering Beard Festival and was forever changed by a band from Oregon.  Not only are they talented musicians, but the duo and foundation of The Harmed Brothers, Ray Vietti and Alex Salcido, have made a second home...

HAVE A RIOT AT MIDPOINT WITH FORT WILSON RIOT

The pop duo may cause riots as they sweep the nation’s clubs, bars, living rooms, and festivals, but Fort Wilson Riot is no stranger to its fans.  The band, native to Minneapolis, is comprised of Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis, split its time between recording and touring, releasing four albums thus...

READY! SET! OK! GO SEE OK GO AT MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Evolving over the past fifteen years, OK Go has built and developed their creative palette of pop-rock smarts, musical friendship, and innovations in the music industry.  In 1998, the quartet consisting of Damian Kulash (vocals/guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass), Dan Konopka (drummer), and Andy Ross...

THE OL’ TIMEY TILLERS

If you ever need to take a break from the everyday chaos, tuning everything present out of you mind, the city lights, the honking cars, and the non-stop bustle, then The Tillers are your passport to another portal, back in time.  The trio, Mike Oberst, Sean Geil, and Aaron Geil tell their...

GET HUSTLED BY THE HUSTLE

If you have not yet been hustled by The Hustle, you are missing out. Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle will knock your socks off. It is that simple. Out of Cincinnati, this Americana fold band consists of leading man, Buffalo Wabs, or better known to his friends and family as Matt Wabnitz on...

THE GENTLE, KIND, AND ADDICTIVE UNHARMFUL HARMED BROTHERS

If you have not yet experienced The Harmed Brothers, this up and coming, head-turning, hard-working, and dedicated band must be your next adventure. I had my first encounter last year at The Whispering Beard Festival and was instantly addicted. Traveling all the way across the nation from Oregon,...

IT IS BEARD-THIRTY!

It is that time of year again!  It is Beard-thirty time!  Dust off those beards, air out those tents, and clean out your coolers.  It is time to get ready for another grand old time at the annual Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, Indiana.  Bring your beards or borrow a friend’s...