Miami Valley StoryCorps
Frank Porter & Frank Dixon
“When I play on the street corner, I’m trying my best to tug at someone’s heartstrings, to bring them back to a love that they remember or a love that they had. It’s to inspire and give away my love, ‘cause I love Dayton. We shootin’ kinda bad right now, but we will come back.”
Frank Porter and Frank Dixon met in the registration line at Wilberforce College and became life-long friends. They say they're "brothers from other mothers." For StoryCorps, Porter interviewed Dixon about his life experience as a street musician playing in downtown Dayton. Dixon has also gone onstage with the Ohio Players and recorded a gospel album in Yellow Springs.
(Originally broadcast December 29, 2010)