Pett Crow is a young band that's been making regional waves in the past few years. Wes Crow, Julia Crow and Brandon Pettiford have already traveled to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have had a busy summer of festivals and club gigs including opening stints for Royal Southern Brotherhood and Delbert McClinton. Pett Crow visited the WYSO studios for a live performance and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about recording, the artists that inspire them and future musical plans.
After coming together as a band in 2007, Miss Lissa and Company have been gaining recognition in the regional and international blues scene. In 2011, the Dayton band won the Cincinnati Blues Challenge which sent them to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis earlier this year. Miss Lissa and Company is looking ahead to lots of regional live performances in the late summer and early fall with the hopes of recording a full-length follow-up to their EP, Back to Your Mamma.
The Peace Museum's new exhibit has twelve powerful portraits from artist Robert Shetterly's series, 'Americans Who Tell the Truth.' Each portrait includes a quote and short biography. One of the portraits is of Paul K. Chappell, a West Point Graduate from California who has spoken three times in Dayton. Dayton International Peace Museum and always free admission.
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
Artist: Billy Thompson Release: Remixed & Remastered, Audio CD Blind Pig Records, 2010
This reviewer became a proponent of this left coast expatriate, now West Virginia resident Billy Thompson, late in life. I missed his 1991 "Coat of Many Colors" release, but since 1994 I have been shouting his praises. The fervor runs more along the lines of “say it loud, I'm blue and I'm proud!”