Moose Gronholm's Profile

Justin Payne: The Northwest Ohio Vagabond

Justin Payne is a songwriter born in Newark, Ohio. It’s a town in Northwest Ohio that has befallen to some hard times. At 18 he was able to attend Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio where he calls home now.  It was in Newark where music really took a hold of him, and...

Neighborhood Venues in Cincinnati: Folk School Coffee Parlor

The Folk School Coffee Parlor is located in historic Ludlow, Kentucky a short ride from Northern Kentucky, the west side of Cincinnati, and downtown Cincinnati as well. It is owned and operated by husband and wife Mary Williams and Matt “Catfish” Williams, along with friends Casey...

Katie Garringer: A Little Soul Medicine

Katie Garringer is a songstress who resides in Muncie, IN and comes down to our Queen City to play shows every so often.  She is currently getting ready for a big move to the Big Apple. Before the move however she would like to share her latest recordings with us. Six songs worthy of what my...

Neighborhood Venues of Cincinnati: The Crow’s Nest

It was either the fall or spring of 2006 when I first walked into The Crow’s Nest. Up until this point I had been to many a bar in Chicago, my hometown, but my younger brother had made the move to Cincinnati and found a place with our cousin on Nebraska and Roth in the West Side. Conveniently...

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Nicholas & The Pessimistics: Album Review and Interview

The Pessimistics are a Cincinnati band who have been together for a few years now, and are releasing their first album. They are comprised of Nick Baker (vocals/guitar), Shawn Steele (lead guitar), Alex Fraser (bass), and Donie Maness (drums). The record was recorded at Fat Tracks Studio located...

Catch on to Joe Macheret in February

Joe Macheret has played with just about everyone in this town. Currently he plays with The Tillers, Maria Carelli, Scott Risner, and his own band Joe’s Truck Stop. Music is what he loves. The pace and rhythm of it is great, and for him being a full time musician is something that he loves. I...

The Way Down Wanderers Tonight at Southgate House Revival

The Way Down Wanderers are a folk, soul, and high energy quartet based out of Chicago/Illinois. The guys are Austin Thompson on guitar and lead harmony vocals, Collin Krause mandolin, fiddle, and lead harmony vocals, John Merikoski drums and percussion, and John Williams on Upright bass and vocals....

Steve Earle & The Dukes: Live at The Madison Theater

Eight o’clock in the evening rolled around, and here we all stood or sat awaiting to be taken through one man’s history of himself and all through his songs. But first it was The Mastersons to open up the evening. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this evening. There was...

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Nikki Lane and Clear Plastic Masks: Show Review

On a cool November evening Nikki Lane and Clear Plastic Masks (both calling Nashville home now) took to the stage at The Woodward Theater. The Woodward Theater has a natural sound quality that most venues often lack. At one point during the show Nikki was having trouble getting sound out of her...

Nikki Lane: All or Nothin'

Nikki Lane is a country girl born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina whom now resides in music city, Nashville. Yes, she plays country, but this ain’t what you hear on the radio, and in fact she has asked before, “Why can’t we just have a pop-country radio station and a...

Chaos Before Conformity: Erin Coburn

Let’s just put this right up front and center, Erin Coburn hasn’t been doing this for twenty years or 10 she’s not 30 or 20, she is 14 and is releasing her debut album Chaos before Conformity. Listening to this album age means nothing because the playing is stellar. You would have...

Pokey LaFarge: Americana with Soul

Pokey LaFarge is his name, and his music is a blend and vast array of musicality. In one song he can take you on a history lesson through music and, depending on the song, through our own American History as well. This was all born through his grandfathers and his own inquisitiveness. The...