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Concert Preview: Lilly Hiatt

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Lilly Hiatt

With her excellent fourth studio album "Trinity Lane" having been released for mere hours, the Nashville-raised singer-songwriter will showcase her new work this Sunday at Rumba Cafe

“Oh, man,” singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt exclaims dolefully as we start off our phone interview discussing her latest single, “The Night David Bowie Died,” and its obvious inspiration. “Well, I think for me…first of all, I think David Bowie’s got this sort of celestial kind of aura about him. So having a guy like that leave…you […]

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Concert Preview: The Secret Sisters

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: The Secret Sisters

The Muscle Shoals natives will be at Rumba Café on Friday night previewing material from their forthcoming third studio album, "You Don't Own Me Anymore"

If the already-released tracks “He’s Fine” and “Tennessee River Low” are any indication of what The Secret Sisters have accomplished musically on their forthcoming third studio album, You Don’t Own Me Anymore (arriving June 9 via New West Records), singer-songwriter siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers had better prepare to be overwhelmed with accolades. The twelve-song […]

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For The Record: Andrew Combs’ “Canyons of My Mind”

Grant Walters Grant Walters For The Record: Andrew Combs’ “Canyons of My Mind”

On his third studio album, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter proves that art and substance are synonymous

New West Records Produced by Skylar Wilson & Jordan Lehning “Kristina, my believer…you pinned me down and I carved out your name.” The infectious chorus of “Better Way” from Andrew Combs’ third studio album, Canyons in my Mind, has been firmly planted in my brain since I first listened to it about two weeks ago. But […]

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Concert Preview: Aaron Lee Tasjan

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Aaron Lee Tasjan

The Columbus native will play one of a few of his full-band, headlining shows of the year at Rumba Cafe this week to mark the release of his excellent new album, "Silver Tears"

Roots rocker Aaron Lee Tasjan’s just-released major label debut, Silver Tears (New West Records), is a beautifully crafted piece of Americana worthy of the tremendous praise it’s already received from multiple industry outlets. Tasjan’s voice is accessible and earnest, adrift in a haunting current of acoustic and slide guitars and an appropriately restrained rhythm section. […]

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Concert Preview: All Them Witches at A&R Music Bar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: All Them Witches at A&R Music Bar

New West recording artists All Them Witches will make a stop at A&R Music Bar tonight – the last date they’ve booked stateside before they embark on a European tour for much of August. Their latest album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, is a carefully crafted set with its roots planted firmly in psychedelic rock and […]

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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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