Lydia Loveless Concert Tonight!

We had a great discussion with local singer/songwriter Lydia Loveless at Kildare’s pub just off the OSU campus this week.

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Here are some of the things OSU alumnus Leslie Goodwin talked to Lydia about:

  • – How she became a musician
  • – What she likes about being a lyricist
  • – And what she means by drinking gasoline.

We’ll post the video soon, but first, we’ll collect some footage of her rockin’ set at the Rhumba Cafe (2507 Summit St., Columbus, OH 43202) tonight, April 20th. Lydia will also be performing at Lost Weekend Records tomorrow at 1:00 as a part of National Record Store Day!

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Lydia Loveless makes a point during her Writers Talk interview with Leslie Goodwin

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Former Writers Talk Guest Amy Schumer On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

From Writers Talk to Jimmy Kimmel!

Actress and comedienne Amy Schumer was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night! She showcased some new jokes, and was called over to the couch afterwards. So if Mr. Kimmel’s forecast holds, Amy will be in a whole new hemisphere of fame today. See her performance here.

We interviewed Amy last fall while she was in town for a couple of stand-up shows at Woodland’s Tavern. We spoke about her unique delivery, and her original approach to all of the topics you hear in every comic’s routine. She shared stories about herself as a child and auditioning for roles, as well as cleared the record on her joke towards Steve-O on the Roast of Charlie Sheen that aired on Comedy Central last year.

“My side’s half totally true, and half just ridiculous. A lot of people, they’ll joke about stuff like race and sex with their close friends. I joke like I’m with my close friends, in public.”                                – Amy, on her comedic approach

You can listen to our interview here. Beware of the tinniness of the audio! The green room we were in was like a garbage can; a garbage can containing a parlor-esque piano, a Pac-Man arcade machine, a couple of couches, a chair, and us. You will also notice the background noise increase as the crowd arrives, but Amy was a great interview and made even the routine questions entertaining, so check it out. Or watch a few excerpts below first.

Amy released a great compilation of her material on the live stand-up album, Cutting, on Comedy Central Records last year. You can find it on iTunes here. Head over to her website for tour dates, and check her out on Twitter @amyschumer.

3/31 – The Steel Wheels Headline Six String Concert

On Saturday, March 31st, The Steel Wheels will come to Columbus, Ohio for the first time, and headline a Six String concert to boot.

The Steel Wheels are truly an Americana band, rooted in musical styles that explore the territories between blues and bluegrass, old-time sing-alongs and foot-stompin’ fiddle tunes. They are subtle innovators who respect the past but whistle their own tunes, layering in rich textures and decidedly modern energy to forge a new sound.

Writers Talk spoke with Trent Wagler (vocals, songs, guitar, banjo) about recording and writing their new album, “Lay Down, Law Low”, filming the video for “Rain In The Valley”, their annual bicycle tour, and how it affects the booking of the tour, their lyrics, and their lifestyle. The full interview is posted here!

Listen to the live broadcast of the interview tonight (3/28) at 8 pm on WCBE (90.5 FM).

Check out some of The Steel Wheels’ music by watching their video for “Rain In The Vally” off of “Lay Down, Lay Low”. The video was premiered on AmericanSongwriter.com in January.

For more information on the show, or to buy tickets visit SixString.org

Update: The Steel Wheels have posted a retrospective video for their 2011 bike tour!