Cincinnati Indie Folk group Young Heirlooms Host Second Installment of "Americana Spotlight" at Woodward Theater

The Saturday concert features the hosts, Northern Kentucky's Robert Lowell Ford and a pair of Roots acts from Illinois

click to enlarge Young Heirlooms performing at Woodward Theater last year for the celebration of the release of their album 'The Hammer'
Young Heirlooms performing at Woodward Theater last year for the celebration of the release of their album 'The Hammer'
In January, phenomenal local Indie Folk ensemble Young Heirlooms presented the first installment of their new bi-annual “Americana Spotlight” series, which they created to spotlight some of their favorite fellow Roots acts. The first showcase at Northside’s Urban Artifact was a huge success, packing the venue with fans eager to see the Heirlooms and Greater Cincinnati artists Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound and the Eric Bolander Band.

For this weekend’s second edition, the Heirlooms are expanding the spotlight to some acts from outside of the region.

Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Woodward Theater (1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine,, Young Heirlooms’ Americana Spotlight will include performances by the host band, as well as Illinois-based groups Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts and Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen (check out music from each act below). Northern Kentucky’s Robert Lowell Ford — co-leader of the Country/Americana group Warrick & Lowell — kicks off the show at 7 p.m.

This weekend’s Americana Spotlight also introduced another component to the series — visual arts. Saturday’s event will have an art installation featuring the work of Heather Braunlin-Jones, who puts a modern spin on the distinctly Americana art of quilt-making. Jones’ work has been exhibited all over the world; visit to check it out.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday and tickets are $8 in advance through or $10 at the door.

Check out Young Heirlooms performing live for Daytrotter here.

For more on Young Heirlooms and the Americana Spotlight series, visit

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