Independence Day 2010: A Celebration of Local Music
WYSO has been a home to local musicians and live music for most of its fifty plus years. In 1971 Tom Duffee came to the radio station with his brothers Dan and Jim and started a program that's still part of our line-up called Rise When the Rooster Crows.
A few years later, The Corndrinkers was born – with Tom on banjo and vocals, Linda Scott and Barb Kuhn on fiddles, Doug Smith on guitar and Al Turbull on bass. Their music keeps an American tradition alive.
Tom Duffee and his brothers started WYSO's longest running music program called Rise When the Rooster Crows. That program is now hosted by Joe Colvin, Reed Jones, Steve Shaw and Doyle Wright.
Wright joined the Miami Valley's Most Wanted on stage for this performance. Miami Valley's Most Wanted consists of the Hamilton Family – which is Lawrence Hamilton on mandolin and vocals, Lonnie Hamilton on banjo, Ronnie Hamilton on guitar, resophonic guitar and Martha Hamilton on bass.
The concert took place Sunday June 13th here WYSO. It was a fundraiser for the radio station, and a chance to celebrate 2 of our volunteer music hosts.
This program was recorded and produced by Peter Hayes.
Video shot by Zachary Sleeth and Liz Cambron