Mike Oberst Live

Mike Oberst Live

Mike Oberst is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, musician, and songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Cincinnati, Ohio string band, The Tillers.

Mike was born and raised in the Sayler Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, a stone’s throw from the historic US Route 50 as it winds down the banks of the Ohio River. He was introduced to music at a very early age, starting Suzuki piano lessons at the age of four. At the age of 13, Mike’s father showed him some chords on the guitar, and within a year, he began forming punk rock bands with his friends. Over the next decade, Mike’s bands “Disarm” and later, “The Resurgence”, became fixtures on the local punk scene.

Mike’s interest in traditional music began with his membership in the Cincinnati Caledonian Bagpipe and Drum Corps from the ages of 17 to 22. At age 23, Mike became a part of “The Blue Rock Boys”, an Irish Traditional Folk band, which gave Mike his first taste of the life of a touring musician.

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Sean Geil Live

Sean Geil Live

Sean Geil is a founding member of Cincinnati's The Tillers, and has spent the last eleven years traveling the country writing songs and performing everywhere from living rooms to major music festivals. Sharing stages with legends like Doc Watson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Guy Clark and Del McCoury . Along the way, he's recorded six albums with the band, toured every region of the U.S., and played in the U.K. and Canada. 

But Geil is more than just a part of a whole, with a rare talent for storytelling that demonstrates a keen intellect, sensitive perspective, and altruistic instinct uncommon in today's musical landscape. His songs eek out a place of their own, uniquely poised on the contrasting verge of frustration and sorrow, wistful memory and gritty fight song. It's evident on records, but especially in-person, the living, breathing soul of his work, delivered as a conversation with his audience, a plea to his country, and a thank you to his friends and family. To any fan of folk and old-time, it's immediately apparent that Geil has done his homework: he delivers with casual virtuosity reminiscent of the greats of his genre.

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First Sunday Bluegrass Jam

First Sunday Bluegrass Jam

Bring your strings! Hosted this month by the talented Jeff Trauth.

Jeff is a local picker of the guitar and mandolin with deep roots in the southern Campbell County area. He is an advocate of bluegrass music and culture, having founded the Sun Valley Bluegrass Festival.
Side note: Jeff got his start performing on WLW radio in the early 1930’s, where he almost met Ralph Stanley once.

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Comfortably Broke

Comfortably Broke

Comfortably Broke is a country cover and original band! Originally known as The Kaleb Hensley Band! We tour all over and enjoy putting on a great show for our fans.

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Holly Spears

Holly Spears

Bare foot, blue eyed, soulful melodies…meet Holly Spears.

Holly has loved music since she was just a little girl growing up in the small town of Wana, West Virginia. She found her voice as a little girl, accompanying her father on Sunday mornings in church choir. As she grew up she began to take her musical talents outside of the church walls, performing in multiple school choirs, musicals, festivals and fairs. To continue feeding the fire Holly’s mother saw in her daughter, she purchased her daughther a piano and scheduled lessons with a local instructor. Holly loved the sound and the feel of the keys under her fingers. She soaked up what her instructor was teaching her but eventually found herself feeling caged in, trapped. She wanted to be free to move, free to dance, free to express the music. It was right about this time when she saw a Melissa Etheridge television special and immediately knew what she wanted, what she needed. After hours of begging her mother and a spotting in the classifieds by her mom, Holly got the first love of her life, her first guitar. Little did she know that that the seemingly insignificant purchase of her twenty five dollar garage sale special would set the stage for a whirlwind of new life experiences coming her way.

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Gehner Dueling Pianos

Gehner Dueling Pianos

Doug and Jessie have been playing and singing together for approximately the last 20 years,( but only for the general public to enjoy in the last year). 
Doug was one of the original Howl at the Moon Saloon Piano players and has performed at at hundreds of private and public events around the Cincinnati area. Jessie also plays with the rock bands "The Beatus" and "Jollet Hollow" in Lexington, KY.

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Warrick & Lowell

Warrick & Lowell

Hailing from the rolling wooded hills of Southern Indiana, at the borders of both Kentucky and Ohio, where the first ripples of the Appalachian foothills begin, Warrick and Lowell each bring their own particular brand of songwriting together, creating a sound which is both diverse and balanced in its presentation. Backed by the tempered sound of The Nobodies' Heirs (comprised of bassist Mark Van Patten, Drummer Zaq Fox, and Keyboardist Thomas Costa), the band packages two different interpretations of musical vision and blends them into a cohesive American sound.

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