The Blues

The first annual Gem City Blues Fest will feature performances by the Eric Jerardi Band, Higgins-Madewell, Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders and the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ House Band.  FHMCC is hosting this secular event featuring music food, and organizer and band leader Reece Lincoln visited the WYSO studios to talk about the upcoming festivities.

Gem City Blues Fest is Saturday, March 12, beginning at 5pm, at the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ in Dayton.

On her way to a gig in Dayton, Ellie Lee talks to WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about Blues Fury, the band she leads and plays guitar for. She also talks about taking 25 years off from music to raise a family, and the music she is playing now. Find more about her music at bluesfury.com

Ellie Lee and Blues Fury will perform at Gilly's in downtown Dayton on August 6th.

Change Your Hue Blues Concert is an evening of food, music and fundraising in support of the United Methodist Children's Home.  Hall of Fame Blues host Shakin Dave Hussong joined Niki Dakota in the studio and WYSO Resource Board member and event co-organizer Don Hiyashi via phone to talk about the music and the event

Change Your Hue Blues Concert is May 2nd in Columbus.

Brown Street Blues Breakdown joined Shakin' Dave in the WYSO studios for the October 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass.  In addition for performing live, the band chatted with Dave about its longstanding history in the Dayton blues scene, lineup changes and more.

On June 11, 2013 legendary guitarist Johnny Smith died at the age of 90.  WYSO's own Shakin' Dave Hussong had the opportunity to study with Smith in 1971 and has this remembrance.

The seasons change so quickly in Colorado.  

Shakin' Dave's tribute to his friend and former bandmate, the late Denny Johnson.

He was a blessed and enlightened individual. He maintained the quintessential Bass/role playing persona There was nothing rote about DJ. He must have been born with a comprehensive insight into the human condition and its obvious contradictions. His maturity, at least from a philosophical musical standpoint was intimidating to this wannabe guitarist/visual artist.