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About QCB Leo

Organization devoted to folk and acoustic music in the greater Cincinnati area since 1963

Halloween at the Leo

The cat you see in close-up at the left greeted the Leo Coffeehouse crowd on Halloween Sunday. Chris Biere (she’s an artist) created the intricate carving. Our open micers were: “Papa Joe” Kretschmer, David Laskey, and Cheryl McKinney accompanied by … Continue reading

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Sunday at the Leo: October 10, 2010

Marc Cogman talked about that thing that makes the Leo special during his debut performance on October 10. The audience pays attention. Performers don’t compete with pick-up lines (at bars) or the grinding of the espresso machine (at coffeehouses.) As … Continue reading

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Sundays at the Leo Coffeehouse: October 3, 2010

Another good night at the Leo, although I missed the open mic. Lauren Houston is an impressive talent who has a nice following. Strong voice, good songwriting. The Rubber Knife Gang had some nice interactions with the audience while trading … Continue reading

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Sundays at the Leo Coffeehouse: September 26, 2010

Good stuff last night. “Cousin” Greg Hansen with his son Greg on bass and his friend Eric Bates on violin; Ryan Adcock; and Rick Lisak of the Sloes joined by Zach Rowe. I find Greg’s guitar work to be exemplary … Continue reading

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QCB Special Concert: David Olney and Sergio Webb

On Friday September 17, David Olney and Sergio Webb entertained a very appreciative crowd at a Queen City Balladeers special concert. Gayle Grantham’s liner notes on Olney’s CD “Deeper Well” described the experience perfectly (and there is no sense trying to improve … Continue reading

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