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Rock & Roots Artist: Mark Knopfler 'Tracker'

Mar 15, 2015

BY : Rolling Stone Magazine 

March 13, 2015

The 2015 lineup for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 17th at Noon ET


Forecastle Festival Tickets On Sale Now...

Feb 26, 2015

Forecastle ticket info HERE...

CINCINNATI (February 26, 2015) – PromoWest Productions announced today the 2015 lineup for Bunbury Music Festival, set to take place in downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 5-7. The festival will feature an eclectic lineup spanning three days and four stages.

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Forty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released the band's monumental sixth album, the double LP Physical Graffiti. It was, as guitarist Jimmy Page himself tells us in this interview, "the mother of all double albums," with some of the band's most memorable songs, including "Kashmir," "Houses Of The Holy" and "Custard Pie."

Listen to Rock & Roots on WUKY to win tickets... and for songs from the new "Soul of Cash' EP...

Detail HERE...

"The Soul of Cash" Brian Owens and the Northside Sheiks with the Shangrila Horns celebrating the music of Johnny Cash in the most soulful way...

Brian Owens
The Northside Sheiks:
Willie Eames
Ray Smith
Lee Carroll
Smith Donaldson
Robby Cosenza
And the Shangrila Horns:

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More than 15 years ago, Roebuck "Pops" Staples started recording his final album with his daughters, Mavis, Cleotha and Yvonne of the gospel-R&B family act The Staple Singers. Pops was ailing, but his voice was strong.

Listen to the WUKY Morning Edition Story HERE...

When singer-songwriter Josh Tillman started on his latest album, he set out to write honestly about love and intimacy.

"The things that emerge in true intimacy can be fairly brutal," he says, adding a joke: "That's why it's a metal album."

Listen NOW to the Morning Edition story...

Today we're thrilled to announce that the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest is Fantastic Negrito.

I've basically stopped going to concerts. For me, this is kind of like I've stopped eating or sleeping. If you're looking for me these days, you can find me at my computer, watching musicians play their heart out for a chance to perform at NPR's Tiny Desk. After six busy weeks, the Tiny Desk Concert Contest eligibility period is now closed, and we've moved on to the next stage: judging.