Blues

Missy Curtis

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.

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.

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!”

Artist: John Nemeth
Release: Name The Day Audio CD Blind Pig Records, 2010

Blues Views is a new occasional feature on wyso.org with reviews of new releases from blues artists written by our own Shakin' Dave Hussong.  Hear Shakin' Dave host Hall of Fame Blues on Monday night, 8-11pm.

Artist: Grady Champion
Release: Dreamin’ Audio CD GSM Music Group, 2011

Blues Views is a new occasional feature on wyso.org with reviews of new releases from blues artists written by our own Shakin' Dave Hussong.  Hear Shakin' Dave host Hall of Fame Blues on Monday night, 8-11pm.

Artist: Quinn Sullivan
Release: Cyclone, Audio CD and MP3 Download, Oarfin Records, 2011.

Reece Lincoln is a young performer who's made a big impression in the local blues community.  After releasing their album, Soul of a Man, the Reece Lincoln Band visited the WYSO studio for a live performance.  They chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording together and their upcoming live performances.

The Reece Lincoln Band will perform on March 12 at Gilly's as part of the Dayton Blues Society's Blues for a Cure. 

Dayton-area blues prodigy Reece Lincoln stops by Excursions for a special Veterans Day acoustic performance.

Lincoln, who began playing guitar at 8 years old, has developed into a must-see local live attraction. His band, the Reece Lincoln Band, is well known for its fiery gospel- and blues-soaked stage performances, and has been featured everywhere from Dayton stages to the CBS Early Show.

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