— The history of the vibrant and diverse Northeastern Ohio music scene is put on display on The Summit’s new sampler CD, The 330 Volume 2, coming this spring.
The new 21-song disc features area music legends like The Pretenders, Mark Mothersbaugh, Michael Stanley and Anne E. DeChant, up and coming national bands like Welshly Arms and Cloud Nothings, and new acts to The Summit like Lindsay Cardy, Ledges and Austin Wolfe.
As Devo frontman and Akron native Mark Mothersbaugh noted during a recent visit to The Summit studios, “there are talented people everywhere in the world, but Akron has its own special energy.” Summit General Manager Tommy Bruno agrees wholeheartedly. “The Summit has long been a champion for our rich, local music scene,” he says. “Now, with our newest channel the330.net — and this second installment of The 330 sampler — we’re so proud to shine an even brighter spotlight on our region’s impressive, wide-ranging artists.”
The 330 Volume 2 also features a special live, spoken word performance of the Shel Silverstein/Johnny Cash classic “A Boy Named Sue,” by late Summit staff member Jim Chenot, who passed away in December of 2016. Chenot, who was with the Summit for more than 15 years, was highly regarded in the Northeast Ohio radio industry. The Summit is pleased to share this long lost, one-of-a-kind track, which was recorded onstage at The Lime Spider (now The Lockview) in 2004.
The sampler CD, produced by local singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert and mastered by Cauliflower Audio in Cleveland, will be made available to the public during The Summit’s spring membership drive taking place March 20 through 25. During that time, every new or renewing member of the nonprofit, public radio station will receive a copy of the CD as a thank you gift. See below for a full track listing.
The newest of The Summit’s community-centered brands, “The 330” devotes an entire platform to “homegrown” music — the past, present and future sounds of individual artists and bands with roots in the station’s primary service areas, including Akron, Canton, Youngstown and Cleveland. Listeners can tune in thru the Summit’s new mobile app or online at www.the330.net.
The 330 Volume 2 is sponsored by area businesses The Akron Rubber Ducks, Hollow Bone Records and Woodsy’s Music.
The 330 Volume 2: A Summit Sampler CD Tracklisting:
- Mark Mothersbaugh – My Home Town
- Pretenders – Gotta Wait
- John Patrick & The Outside Voices – Terrible Feelings
- Anne E. DeChant – Scattered
- Yankee Bravo – Glimpses
- Lindsay Cardy – Nothing to Prove
- Michael Stanley – No Uncertain Terms
- Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts – If I Could
- Gretchen Pleuss – Percy Fawcett
- Cloud Nothings – Modern Act
- French Donkey – Borderline
- Ray Flanagan & The Authorities – It’s Just Rain
- A-Minus – Take It Higher (feat. N-Sight)
- Rick Deak – Sunday (feat. Jackie Popovec)
- Welshly Arms – Legendary
- Austin Wolfe – Mama, I Got So Much on My Mind
- Ledges – Teenage Daydream
- White Buffalo Woman – Find My Love
- Goodnight Tonight – Earned It
- Brent Kirby & His Luck – Our Town
- Jim Chenot – A Boy Named Sue (Live)