Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, 8 - 11pm

Every Wednesday night Juliet Fromholt talks to musicians, filmmakers, and artists from the Miami Valley and beyond and more often than not, you're treated to a set of music performed live in the WYSO studios.  You'll also hear some of the best music from emerging artists and old favorites from around the world. 

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Elizabeth Rasmussen, Celia Rasmussen, Leslie Rasmussen and Annie Bartlett all began playing music at an early age.  They formed Good English three years ago and have performing at many venues in the Dayton area.  In this interview Good English shares tracks from their new EP, Take Control, set for release in early 2012.  The band discusses their recording process and plans for 2012.
 

Photo by Feixing Chen

The New Old-Fashioned blend Alt-rock, Americana and folk sensibilities into their sound as they prepare to play their debut show this Saturday night, December 3rd, at the XACT/KHN Theater in their hometown of Xenia.  Here two members of the four piece band, David Payne and Kent Montgomery perform an acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and chat with host Juliet Fromholt about the development of the band and their plans for 2012.

Bruce Worden says the idea for Goodnight Keith Moon came during his son's storytime. 

"I had probably been listening to some Who albums during the day, and then at night I was reading Goodnight Moon to my son at bedtime," says Worden. "It just sort of struck me that saying 'goodnight moon' was kind of a little eulogy for Keith Moon."

Here Worden describes the development of the parody picture book, Goodnight Keith Moon with his co-author Clare Cross.

Ben Clonch (Guitar, Vocals), Robbie Marion (Fiddle, Vocals), Jon Bauman (Standup Bass, Vocals) and Brendan Moore (Mando, Vocals) share a love for the music of Jerry Garcia.  In Yellow Springs-based Blue Moon Soup, they channel bluegrass, folk and psychedelia into a signature sound that they've been honing since 2010.  Here they visit the WYSO studios for a live set and to share tracks from their upcoming album, Lonely Mountain. 

Blue Moon Soup will release Lonely Mountain on December 24th at Canal Street Tavern.  They'll also perform on December 2nd at Blind Bob's on 5th Street.

Hailing from Covington, KY, Frontier Folk Nebraska has found a musical home in Dayton, OH.  They'll celebrate the release of their new self-titled album in Dayton at South Park Tavern on Saturday, November 19 with the Turkish Delights and King Elk.  Michael Hensley and Travis Talbert from the band visited the WYSO studios to perform an acoustic set as well as share tracks from the new album and chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt.

Gladgirl Shelly Hulce is usually behind the scenes at Kaleidoscope, but she steps in front of the microphone with local musician Tod Weidner to chat with Juliet Fromholt about Space Oddity: a Resurrection of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  This theatrical rock and roll show happens Friday night at Gilly's in Dayton.

Members of the Beard Team Ohio join Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about Beards of Science, Ohio's second beard and mustache competition being held on Saturday, November 12 at COSI in Columbus.  It's a gathering of local beard and mustache clubs throughout Ohio and beyond to celebrate facial hair (both real and fake), compete to have the best beards and mustaches and raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. 

Chris Yakopcic fell in love with the blues in Chicago and has brought his music to Dayton, Ohio often performing at Canal Street Tavern's Musicians' Co-Op on Tuesday nights.  Yakopcic recently released a new album, "Done Found My Freedom 'Fore I Found My Technique," and will be celebrating the release at Taffy's in Eaton on Saturday, November 09, 2011.  Yakopcic will also travel to Memphis in early 2012 to participate in the International Blues Challenge.  He stopped by the WYSO studios to perform a live set on Kaleidoscope and chat with host, Juliet Fromholt, about how he found and began t

Courtesy of Sam Marshall

Signs of Life is a Pink Floyd tribute band hailing from Cincinnati.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke Jon Stankorb (guitarist, vocalist and bandleader) about their dynamic live show that includes music, video and lighting effects to harness the essence of Pink Floyd.

Signs of Life will perform on Saturday, November 5th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

The Esther Caulfield Orchestra and Andy Gabbard Homemade share a common lineup and a common love for great rock and roll, but stylistically the two projects are different.  The Orchestra embraces a more British psychedelic sound, while Homemade trends toward more of Americana feel.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with M. Ross Perkins, Andy Gabbard  and Sven Kahns about the similarities and differences between the two acts, and the trio shared live and recorded tracks from both projects.

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