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Our local music series spotlights Columbus bands with performance videos and interviews.

Each week on Broad & High, we’ll feature songs and an interview with a local band.

Members of Kashis Keyz from left to right Kashis Keyz, DJ Astro, Rizo
Charles Mechenbier (left) and Nicki Baker (right) of Chaz & Nicki playing guitars.

Chaz & Nicki

Chaz & Nicki teamed up together five years ago when Chaz was looking for a new female lead for his wedding band. They play together in other bands, but it’s as a duo where they get to showcase most of their original songs.

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Willie Phoenix holding a guitar

Willie Phoenix

The city of Columbus recently designated the corner of 16th Avenue and High Street as “Willie Phoenix Way” in honor of the Columbus rock legend. Phoenix has been performing with his guitar for more than 50 years.

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Starlit Ways members Rose Nkechi Onyeneho, left, and Chris Glover, right, holding a guitar

Starlit Ways

Chris Glover and Rose Nkechi Onyeneho have been playing together as Starlit Ways for six-and-a-half years. The acoustic duo is known to sing an eclectic range of genres.

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Mercedes Aviles holding a violin
Talisha Holmes, left, and Brandon “BJazz” Scott
The Route 161 Happy Wanderers consist of Route 161 Happy Wanderers, from left, Jason Greenwald (keys, backup vocals, yodeling), Vince Bellomo (drums) and Dan Wolcott (accordion).

Route 161 Happy Wanderers

Route 161 Happy Wanderers have been playing together since forming on Craigslist six years ago after drummer Vince Bellomo posted an ad seeking musicians with an interest in forming a polka band that would blend traditional accordion-based music with modern sounds.

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Lily Bloom performs
The Ark Band
The floorwalkers in the WOSU Tv studio
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Push Me Pull You
Ingram Street

Ingram Street

Woody and Minquel Ingram grew up singing for school talent shows and local/regional showcases. The Columbus-based R&B brother duo dishes out smooth vocals and catchy verses.

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Forever Unknown performs
OctoberEmber performs

October Ember

October Ember is a band that explore a variety of genres, their sound can be described as indie-lounge, euro-cafe, quirky-pop. Jennifer incorporates the melodica and dreamy vocals partnered with Kevin’s guitar.

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Band member of Drift Mouth in front of Broad & High sign

Drift Mouth

Drift Mouth is a Columbus band with a sound that can be described as a mix of country, bluegrass, punk, and wild garage. This mix of genres is also known as “Garage Americana.”

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Paisha Thomas performs
The Castros perform

The Castros

After getting married, Marco Castro encouraged Sara Castro to perform in public and they formed the band The Castros in April 2009 writing songs with a blend of indie, alternative, pop and folk influences.

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Trachete band performing in the WOSU Broad & High studio
The Goldberrys singing

The Goldsberrys

Led by husband and wife team Jen Goldsberry (banjo) and Jamie Goldsberry (guitar), the Goldsberrys is a folkgrass band which mixes traditional sounds of bluegrass with folk storytelling.

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Ghost Soul Trio performs on Broad&High Presents on WOSU.
The Cordial Sins perform in the WOSU studio for Broad & High.
The Andy Shaw performs in the WOSU studio as a part of Broad & High presents.
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