Tom Franklin has written a novel about long-held secrets, mysterious disappearances, race relations, and a complicated friendship.
The friends are Larry Ott and Silas Jones. Larry is white. Silas is black. They live in the fictional town of Chabot in southeastern Mississippi. Larry is a mechanic. Silas is the town cop. Their friendship began when they were kids. But it ended because something bad happened.
On Tuesday, Living on Earth featured a rebroadcast of a profile of Meira Warshauer's symphony Living Breathing Earth by Yellow Springs based producer Aileen LeBlanc. The symphony is out on CD, and earlier this week Juliet Fromholt sat down with LeBlanc to talk about the music and a local connection with the Dayton Philharmonic.
Host Tom Duffee talks with local bluegrass band the Corndaddies about the formation of their band, the fun of being street performers, and the importance of live music. The band sings about steel drivin' with their rendition of "John Henry" and answers the burning question, "What occupation will never lose their job to a machine?" Listen to find out!
The Redtone Sixes have been doing some traveling since their last visit to the WYSO studios. The group has been doing some regional touring since the release of their album, Pleasure Box. At the same time, they've been hard at work recording a follow-up album.
The Redtone Sixes returned to Kaleidoscope for a live set and to talk about what's next for them as far as touring and recording.