Mug & Brush Barber ShopABOUT THE SESSIONS

The Mug & Brush Sessions taps into the raw emotion of music performance. From regional favorites to national names, the series films intimate performances from a diverse range of popular artists, all in the confines of a barber shop in Columbus, Ohio.

All videos are available to view on our YouTube Channel.

The Mug & Brush Sessions is sponsored in part by Seventh Son Brewing and Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us for more information.

On November 28, 2014, The Mug & Brush Sessions released a vinyl LP featuring songs from the first 10 artists who took part in our series. Proceeds benefit the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Some of the artists in our series include:

  • Lydia Loveless
  • Peter Case
  • Califone
  • Josh Krajcik
  • Vertical Scratchers
  • Jerry David DeCicca
  • Connections
  • Happy Chichester
  • Brian Harnetty
  • Fever Fever



Tiny concerts give bands a chance for big exposure online, Columbus Dispatch

Mug & Brush Sessions: Old North barbershop’s music video series documents city’s growing scene, Columbus Alive

Video Premiere: Lydia Loveless, “Hurts So Bad” (Live in a Barber Shop), Wondering Sound

Video premiere: Lydia Loveless performs ‘Somewhere Else’, USA Today

Latest Mug & Brush Sessions features Counterfeit Madison doing Counterfeit Madison things, Columbus Alive

Lydia Loveless touring, playing Studio at Webster Hall, Brooklyn Vegan

All Sides Weekend Interview, WOSU, 89.7 NPR News, Columbus, Ohio

Final Cut Pros: Columbus Barber Shop Hosts Music Video Series, WOUB Public Media, Athens, Ohio

Tiny Mix Tapes, Moon High “All in a Line” / “Already There”

No Depression, Amy Black – “I’m Home”

Agit Reader, Connections, “Blurry Eyes” from The Mug & Brush Sessions

Merge Records, Vertical Scratchers video sessions in Columbus and Washington, DC

Absolute Punk, ABSOLUTExclusive: Fever Fever Video Premiere

Columbus Underground


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