Jared Lees

A music showcase in Akron next month is all about the bass. This is the fifth year Akron solo bassist Jared Lees has organized LoHio. The concert brings together solo bassists from around the country.

Lees has been playing electric bass for more than 20 years. He started out playing in several bands throughout Northeast Ohio and with musicians, including Ryan Humbert.


A new concert series is working to bring big-name jazz artists to rural Tuscarawas County. Tuscomusic's director of operations, David Ryder, said before the series began earlier this year, residents had to go elsewhere to see popular jazz musicians. 

Young indie rock band Spirit of the Bear is working to put Youngstown’s music scene on the map – by curating its own music festival. The second annual Fiction Forest takes place this Saturday.

photo of Ohio Weather Band

Akron rockers The Ohio Weather Band have a new EP out this week called Don't Try. It's the third release for the trio that's been friends long before they were bandmates. 

Holden Laurence

Holden Laurence released his first full-length album, Wild Empty Promiseslast year. Now, he's releasing a new summer anthem the same week he plays a concert that draws on another of his great loves – Cleveland professional sports.