David Lee Garrison joins Conrad Balliet in the WYSO studios to talk about their common background in traditional verse. They talk about different styles of poetry and how writing in rhyme can be liberating. Garrison shares examples of several types of poems and talks about what inspired each.
Trevor Hall's self-titled album is his first release on Vanguard Records. Hall and his band visited the WYSO studios on the road from Iowa to Columbus and performed several live songs. Hall chats with Niki Dakota about community in songwriting and getting to meet and tour with Matisyahu. Trevor Hall be opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus tonight.
There are 27 players on Flotation Walls' new album, Nature, but for touring and live performances, the band is made up of four people - all of whom wear distinct yellow costumes. The visited the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at the Dayton Dirt Collective for a live set and to talk about recording Nature, translating their recordings to a live show and their decision to begin touring full time.
Flotation Walls is playing at the Dayton Dirt Collective on Thursday, September 24, 2009 with Finding Fiction and The Space Race.