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Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

On the cusp of releasing their tenth studio album, "Blood," the Georgia alt-rockers are in Columbus with the Gin Blossoms on Saturday night

Every so often, our family would road trip to escape the wide open spaces of Winnipeg for…the wide open spaces of Minnesota. Shortly after you cross the U.S.-Canada border at Pembina, North Dakota, you could pick up a signal for Magic 96, the FM radio station that served up top 40 tunes to the bustling […]

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Interview: Emily King

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Emily King

With her fantastic new studio album, "Scenery," as the backdrop, the R&B singer-songwriter will perform in Columbus Friday night at A&R Music Bar

First and foremost, let me say that it’s been a privilege to explore Emily King’s phenomenal new album, Scenery. The fusion of her smoked sugar voice and sultry, minimalist grooves are like the most perfect summer night personified – warm and soul-satisfying. It’s no surprise that Scenery has evoked unanimous critical and fanatic praise across […]

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Music Interview: Tori Kelly

Grant Walters Grant Walters Music Interview: Tori Kelly

The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter brings her latest tour, "The Acoustic Sessions," and new music to Columbus Friday night

For Wildomar, California native Tori Kelly, her current headlining tour, The Acoustic Sessions, is a return to a familiar, unostentatious place where her now-flourishing music career began. “Just me and my guitar is really how it started,” she recalls in our phone conversation a few weeks ago. “Putting out stuff on YouTube, it was just […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Ghost Soul Trio

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Music Spotlight: Ghost Soul Trio

The threesome's debut set of infectious, glimmering tracks, "Too Many Futures", will be front-and-center during their album release party tonight at The Basement

I’m always happy to hear from local artists like Ghost Soul Trio who are tirelessly working to shape Columbus’ diversifying musical palette. My first taste of their material was the thick vintage R&B thump of their recent singles “Pantherland” and “Potassitorium,” both of which spotlight the obviously adept chops of bassist Nate Gelfand and drummer […]

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Interview: Tyler Ramsey

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Tyler Ramsey

Previewing his forthcoming album, "For The Morning," the North Carolina multi-instrumentalist will share the stage with My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel on Monday night at Rumba Café

One of the indisputable joys of being a music writer is discovering new artists and their recorded works, and I have many publicists and managers to thank for the growing list of phenomenal albums, EPs, and singles that now play in heavy rotation through my headphones. Hearing the stories behind their songs is an even […]

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Interview: Bryce Vine

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Bryce Vine

New York-born, Los Angeles-raised rapper Bryce Vine is poised to strike big with his forthcoming studio album and Sire Records debut, Carnival. His radio breakthrough came last year in the form of single “Drew Barrymore,” which earned major spins in multiple formats and 140 million online streams. Soon, Vine booked appearances on Late Night with […]

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Concert Preview: The Brother Brothers

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: The Brother Brothers

David and Adam Moss aim to fill The Southern Theatre tonight with the distinctive folk-bluegrass compositions from their debut album, "Some People I Know"

When I spoke to David and Adam Moss early in October, their excellent debut album, Some People I Know, was less than two weeks away from being released. Illinois-born and now Brooklyn-based, the identical twins, better known as The Brother Brothers, have the kind of prodigious harmonic purity that is, with a few exceptions, only possible […]

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