Americana Music Series 'Signs & Songs' Returns to the American Sign Museum with Cincinnati Dancing Pigs

The monthly event is host by local Folk singer/songwriter Jake Speed and highlights a different Roots music sub-genre each month

click to enlarge Jake Speed talking 'Signs & Songs' at the American Sign Museum
Jake Speed talking 'Signs & Songs' at the American Sign Museum

Tonight (Oct. 19) is the October installment of Signs & Songs, a (nearly) monthly Americana music series that takes place at the American Sign Museum. Hosted by Cincinnati Folk singer/songwriter Jake Speed, the event focusses on different aspects of American Roots music with each installment and examines connections to Cincinnati's rich musical heritage.

October's Signs & Songs features acclaimed group the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, who carry on the overlooked but crucial legacy of American "jug bands."

Future S&S events will feature singer/songwriter Kim Taylor (Nov. 16), veteran ensemble the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars (Jan. 18), Blues/Boogie Woogie pianist Ben Levin with The Heaters (Feb .15) and New Orleans-style traditional Jazz outfit The Hot Magnolias (March 15). 

The SIgns & Songs events begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $15 in advance (available here) or $20 at the door.

Watch a brief documentary about the Signs & Songs series below.

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