The Midnight Ramble http://wyso.org en Len Ellis talks Country Music on the Midnight Ramble http://wyso.org/post/len-ellis-talks-country-music-midnight-ramble-0 <p>On this episode of the Midnight Ramble, host Tom Duffee speaks with Indiana 105 radio DJ (and father of local station manager Neenah Ellis) "Uncle" Len Ellis. The proud holder of CMA membership card #1, Ellis was around for the golden age of country music.</p><p>In the first segment, Ellis recounts his first visit to Nashville and being shown around the city by RCA's 'man,' legendary country-jazz guitarist and co-creator of the 'Nashville Sound,' Chet Atkins. Ellis tells of Atkins' commitment to music and integrity, and explains the difference between country and 'almost country.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:31:31 +0000 Tom Duffee & Rory Papania 35090 at http://wyso.org Ramblin' with Sugargrove http://wyso.org/post/ramblin-sugargrove <p>On this episode of The Midnight Ramble, host Tom Duffee has Miami County band Sugargrove in the studio.</p><p>In the first segment, avid banjoist Duffee learns of the origins of Sugargrove's 1968 Gibson banjo, followed by a live performance of a pair of Bill Monroe tunes: an off-the-cuff rendition of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and a more rehearsed instrumental,&nbsp; "Jerusalem Ridge."</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:33:34 +0000 Tom Duffee & Rory Papania 34208 at http://wyso.org Corndaddies live on the Midnight Ramble http://wyso.org/post/corndaddies-live-midnight-ramble <p>Host Tom Duffee talks with local bluegrass band the Corndaddies about the formation of their band, the fun of being street performers, and the importance of live music. The band sings about steel drivin' with their rendition of "John Henry" and answers the burning question, "What occupation will never lose their job to a machine?" Listen to find out!</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:48:12 +0000 Tom Duffee & Rory Papania 33698 at http://wyso.org Host Highlights: Tom Duffee http://wyso.org/post/host-highlights-tom-duffee <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO&#39;s volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, fill-in host Juliet Fromholt chats with Tom Duffee of the Midnight Ramble. They discuss the Duffee&#39;s love of old-time music and how hosting a program on WYSO was a family affair.</p><p>The Midnight Ramble airs Saturday nights, 9pm - midnight.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:39:18 +0000 Juliet Fromholt & Tom Duffee 19089 at http://wyso.org Red Spurlock Live on the Midnight Ramble http://wyso.org/post/red-spurlock-live-midnight-ramble <p></p><p>Legendary bluegrass banjo player Red Spurlock joins Tom Duffee in the WYSO studios to share songs and stories from his career including first coming to Dayton in the 1950s and meeting fellow musician Red Allen.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Sep 2010 19:35:29 +0000 Tom Duffee 26561 at http://wyso.org Red Spurlock Live on the Midnight Ramble