28 local songwriters will gather at Ghostlight Coffee this weekend for the first-ever Songwriters' Solstice benefiting the Dayton FoodBank. The event is the brainchild of local songwriter Kevin Milner and incorporates songwriters of a variety of ages and musical backgrounds. Several musicians slated to play the event visited the WYSO studios ahead for a preview performance on Kaleidoscope.
Songwriter's Solstice is December 20 & 21 at Ghostlight Coffee.
Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Joy Ike played piano as a child, but after several years away from the instrument found herself returning to music shortly before graduating college. Ike, who's been widely recognized for being both a skilled songwriter and a percussive pianist, spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about her creative process and her latest fan-funded album All or Nothing.
Joy Ike will perform at Dayton's Ghostlight Coffee with Tiffany Thompson on Thursday, April 4th.
A Cedarville University graduate, Jesse DeConto grew up experiencing both sacred and secular music and began playing with his family as a young adult. In an interview with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt, DeConto talks about his musical roots and performing with his siblings in The Pinkerton Raid.
The Pinkerton Raid will perform at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton's South Park neighborhood on April 6th. The band will also be in Cincinnati at Sitwell's Coffee House on April 5th and will open for Denison Witmer on April 13th at Columbus' Rumba Cafe.
Austin-based singer-songwriter Aly Tadros remembers the moment when she decided to devote her life to music. In an interview with WYSO's Juliet Fromholt, Tadros recounts that story and talks where music has taken her since then, including her most recent release, The Fits.
Aly Tadros will perform at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton's Historic South Park on Sunday, March 10th.
WYSO was pleased to welcome musical guests, The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander, into the studio for their radio debut live on Excursions. The Young Heirlooms are a Cincinnati, OH based band consisting of five musicians, Kyle, Claire, Chris, Kelly, and Benjamin. The group combines guitar, banjo, viola, and standing bass to create a beautiful modern take on folk music. The band is currently recording a full-length, eleven song album with an analog tape recorder.