Gretchen Pleuss

MICHAEL THORNBURG / THORNBURG CREATIVE

Akron songstress Gretchen Pleuss has made a name for herself in the local music scene, both hosting popular open mic nights at Uncorked Wine Bar every Tuesday night and steadily performing her original, acoustic songs on stage at venues across Northeast Ohio.

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ZACH FREIDHOF

An Akron musician who bills himself as a “Troubadour of Peace” is celebrating the release of a new album. In this week’s “Shuffle,” Zach Freidhof talks about his work.