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Grant Walters Award Series 2017

Interview: Tegan and Sara

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Tegan and Sara

The Canadian-born singers, songwriters, and activists continue the second leg of their world tour to support their new album "Love You to Death" with a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! on October 25th

As sonic landscapes go, the distance between the Calgary, Alberta-born duo Tegan and Sara’s debut album, 1998’s Under Feet Like Ours, and their recently-released Love You to Death, couldn’t be wider. The looser, neo-folk jams of their earliest records seem half a world away from the precise synth-driven sharpness of new cuts like “Boyfriend” and […]

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Interview: Musical Musings with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Musical Musings with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon

The veteran pop-rock band will be on stage this Friday night at Columbus Commons as part of 90s Fest

melomaniac (\ˌmel-ō-ˈmā-nē-ˌak\) noun. 1. A passionate or obsessive enthusiast for music. 2. Also in weakened sense: a music lover. I’d been trying to find an appropriate term to define my relationship with music; “audiophile” seemed too restrictive because it really means the individual is primarily focused on the sound reproduction and quality. I do care about […]

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A Conversation with Melissa Etheridge

Grant Walters Grant Walters A Conversation with Melissa Etheridge

The singer-songwriter responsible for some of the most memorable music of the past thirty years will perform with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 25

I was probably ten or eleven years old when I first started listening to Top 40 radio on a regular basis; the little cassette player in my bedroom was permanently tuned to Winnipeg’s Q94FM – a station to which I’d remain faithful until I moved away to go to college. Kids my age didn’t have […]

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Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls Talks About New Music, Renewable Energy and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls Talks About New Music, Renewable Energy and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra

When I recently spoke with Amy Ray, one-half of the folk-rock duo, the Indigo Girls, I asked her if there was anything she wanted people to know about their upcoming performance with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. “It’s a really fun night out,” she stated. “We have some people that come to shows that have never […]

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Concert Preview: Ben Folds with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Ben Folds with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer joins forces with CSO on Saturday, April 9 to perform orchestral interpretations of his brilliant catalog - including a concerto featured on his most recently released album "So There".

I reach out regularly to agents and publicists to request interviews with big-league musicians who announce upcoming tour dates in Columbus. They receive hundreds of emails like mine on a daily basis – every one of us who sends them is hoping the stars will align and we’ll be able to steal a few precious […]

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