June 30, 4-6 p.m.
Pam Temple and Spencer Funk of Wild Carrot met through music, married and began performing full-time together in 2000. They were quickly voted “Best Folk Act” in their hometown of Cincinnati and have since crisscrossed the country pleasing audiences with their eclectic mix of award-winning original songs, traditional tunes, swing, blues and more, being chosen twice as the only U.S. Folk Act to serve as Cultural Ambassador to Chile, South America with the U.S. State Department. Their original and eclectic style is probably best described as American Roots Music.
Sept 29, 4-6 p.m.
Cincinnati-based Ma Crow & Co. (formerly known as Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers) is one of the region’s musical treasures. The trio consists of Ma Crow, Margie Drees, and Vicki Abbott (with occasional guest artists), and each member of the group brings years of experience to their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time, and contemporary music. Ma Crow has roots ranging from Eastern Tennessee to the Ohio River Valley, and her lifetime immersion in the musical traditions of the region results in a special authenticity and enthusiasm that connects with the hearts of the group’s many fans.
May 19, 4-6 p.m.
Chris Collier is one of Cincinnati's best singer-songwriters. She has produced nine CDs to high acclaim in the local press. Her most recent release, "Love Answers Loudly," is a reflective and impressive production of original songs and features two beloved covers delivered in the unique and imitable Chris Collier style.
Aug 18, 4-6 p.m.
Tracy Walker has long been known as one of Cincinnati’s fiercest and most cherished singer-songwriters. Just as palpable as her ringing alto and her estimable guitar skills, there is a blazing honesty that runs through Tracy’s work. She has been the recipient of two CAMMY Awards (Cincinnati Enquirer), 2 CEA Awards (Cincinnati CityBeat Newspaper) and the prestigious Taft Museum of Art Duncanson Artist in Residency Honor among other awards celebrating her achievements in music. She has also opened shows for legends Patty Labelle and the late Joe Cocker. Tracy doesn’t merely write and play a song, she crafts and inhabits it, as though the songs she sings are shelters from the emotional storms of the world, and sometimes Tracy’s songs are storms themselves, raging right back at the universal tempests we all face.