Scott Soifer and Jordan Hampton have been performing together for years. Under the name The Left Hooks, the duo has released a full length album and continues to forge ahead musically. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleiodscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their musical past and future.
The Left Hooks will perform at Canal Public House on Friday, December 5th.
Between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s, about three and a half million people migrated from Appalachia to the urban manufacturing centers of the Midwest. Over 40,000 came to the Dayton area from West Virginia, Tennessee, and especially Eastern Kentucky, seeking work at companies like National Cash Register, Frigidaire, and General Motors. They brought their culture and their music along with them. Archives Fellow Jocelyn Robinson brings us the rich mountain heritage in the WYSO audio collection, preserved through the efforts of three local brothers.