Jeremy Pinnell’s sophomore album set for August

Plus, musicians and fans will pay tribute to local music icon Tim Goshorn Sunday, and Memorial Hall's Monday night Jazz series will spotlight Greater Cincinnati’s superb Jazz scene.

click to enlarge Jeremy Pinnell’s anticipated forthcoming album - Photo: SofaBurn Records
Photo: SofaBurn Records
Jeremy Pinnell’s anticipated forthcoming album
Jeremy Pinnell, one of our region’s best songwriters, has announced the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2015 release, OH/KY. Digging deep into soulfulness behind vintage Country music, OH/KY led to widespread touring and jaw-dropped reviews, including one from the Portland Tribune that described the Northern Kentucky singer/songwriter’s haunting and haunted sound as something “Waylon Jennings might have written if he had cut a record with Alex Chilton.” Pinnell’s music is like the antithesis of so-called “Bro Country,” deeply introspective and starkly honest and vulnerable. 

On Aug. 11, Pinnell’s Ties of Blood and Affection will be released nationally on SofaBurn Records, the Dayton, Ky.-based indie label that released OH/KY as well as records by area acts like R. Ring, Alone at 3AM, Daniel Martin Moore and Buffalo Killers. The nine-track album finds Pinnell moving out of some of the darker corners of his debut, finding humble redemption and joy in his work, family and faith. The first single from the album, “Ballad of 1892” — a Honky Tonk strut about love and labor unions — was recently premiered on AltCountry bible No Depression’s website. It's now also available on streaming sites, or you can check it out below.

Fans can pre-order Ties of Blood and Affection at Pinnell will headline an album release show on Aug. 12 at Woodward Theater (tickets are available now through, after which he’ll hit the road hard in support of Ties, playing dates in the Pacific Northwest, California, Colorado, Texas and beyond. 

Goshorn Remembered and Celebrated

This Sunday, many musicians and fans will gather to pay tribute to Greater Cincinnati music icon Tim Goshorn. The guitarist/songwriter, who was a member of Pure Prairie League, The Goshorn Brothers and many other projects, died on April 15, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. 

Sunday’s huge tribute concert starts at 1 p.m. at the 20th Century Theater (3021 Madison Road, Oakley, Performers include Prestige GreaseThe Bluebirds and members of the Tim Goshorn Band. An all-star house band featuring Marco Sastre, Tom Kaper, Charlie Fletcher, Nick Netherton, Adam Scovanner, Steve Schmidt, Bob Nave and Bam Powell will also perform, joined by guest singers like Mike Reilly, Dave Widow, Ernie Waits, Kelly Red, Leroy Ellington and Danny Frazier. 

Advanced tickets to the concert are available for $15 by calling 20th Century Theater at 513-731-8000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20. Proceeds from the event benefit the local Play It Forward organization, which assists working musicians (who often don’t have good medical insurance or necessary support systems) in Greater Cincinnati during financial, medical or other crises. For more on the group’s mission, visit Click here for the tribute show's event page on Facebook for more details.


The recently renovated Memorial Hall (1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, has a steady stream of events booked this summer, including movie screenings and numerous concerts. Standing next to Music Hall and across from Washington Park, the gorgeous, historic theater is worth a visit if you haven’t been. With the venue’s fantastic natural acoustics and excellent local-music programming, Jazz fans in particular will have plenty of good excuses to visit this summer.

The venue’s Monday night Jazz series spotlights Greater Cincinnati’s superb Jazz scene. This Monday, versatile trumpeter Michael “Mad Dog” Mavridoglou presents a tribute to Miles Davis with Mike Darrah (piano), Aaron Jacobs (bass) and Jim Leslie (drums). On June 26, guitarist Brad Myers and bassist Michael Sharfe will perform songs from their excellent collaborative album, Sanguinaria (Hopefulsongs), with drummer Shane Willis. The lineup also features young, progressive Jazz trios Animal Mother and On a Limb (July 3); successful pianist Kim Pensyl (July 10); a tribute to Jazz Fusion pioneers Weather Report featuring the all-star Noise Police (July 17); the 18-piece Original Farm League Big Band (July 24); and Melodic Discourse with Brandon Coleman and Joshua Jessen (July 31). 

The shows begin at 7 p.m. and admission is only $6 (advanced tickets are available for purchase here). Find more at

CONTACT MIKE BREEN: [email protected] 

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