A Night of Music and Stories to Benefit the Over-the-Rhine Museum at the Woodward Theater
The Over-the-Rhine Museum is thrilled to announce our “Three Musical Acts in Over-the-Rhine” on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the historic Woodward Theater, 1404 Main Street. It will be a night of music and stories with three amazing local performances – Molly Sullivan, Katie Laur with Ma Crow, and Jake Speed and the Freddies.
Accompanying the event will be the Museum’s first silent auction, filled with irresistible Cincinnati items - art, catered food, theatre tickets, historic tours, and a lot more. Between sets, you can scan our Stories of Over-the-Rhine exhibit – engaging stories of twelve people in Over-the-Rhine from the 1840s to the present. Tickets for the event are $10 in advance on Cincytickets.com or Woodwardtheater.com, and $12 at the door. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 7:30. All ages are welcome. The event is generously funded by Fuel Cincinnati.
Jake Speed and the Freddies
Jake Speed & the Freddies blend guitar, mandolin, tenor guitar, and upright bass (plus harmonica, kazoo, washboard, and watering can). Their traditional and original songs leap right out of Depression-era freight trains and onto Ohio River steamboats. Their near-vaudeville style stage shows and quick-witted charisma rope in loyal fans of new and old generations alike.
Molly Sullivan's sonic palette incorporates folk, pop, and experimental values with lush vocal-scapes, catchy melodies, and heart-tugging, honest lyrics. She was the 2013 Winner of Bulleit Bourbon’s Best New Bands. She’s brought her self-described haunt pop to the Midpoint Music Festival and blends Cincinnati grit with Midwestern charm.
Katie Laur and Ma Crow
Bluegrass goddess Katie Laur landed in Cincinnati in 1966 from Paris, Tennessee. Her music has taken her from the Prairie Home Companion to Russia to the Kennedy Center, but after fifty years, she still comes home to Over-the-Rhine. Locally Katie Laur hosted the popular WNKU radio show “Music from the Hills of Home.” In 2005 Katie was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Ma Crow was born in Cincinnati to parents who migrated from Tennessee. A Cincinnati bluegrass icon in her own right, Ma Crow played for many years with a well-known Cincinnati band, The Flock, and then in another Cincinnati band, The Mother Pluckers. She is a CAMMY award winner and multi-nominee for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards.