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In the second edition of Shake's Hall Pass, Dixie Peach visits the WYSO studios for a live performance so good, the band played all the way up to 11pm. 

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

In the debut edition of Shake's Hall Pass, The Eric Jerardi Band (Eric Jerardi, Gary Gates and Adam Wheeler) visited the WYSO studios for a live performance.  The trio chatted with Hall of Fame Blues host Shakin' Dave Hussong about recording, guitar playing and inspiration, and their shared blues history.

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.  

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.

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

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