In 2003, Jennifer Knapp left her career as a successful Christian artist and didn't perform for 7 years. Now Knapp has rekindled her music career identifying herself as a gay person of faith. She has released a folk album called "Letting Go," and she'll perform in Dayton next weekend. WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Knapp about her return to music.
Noah Benefiel, Zack Eldridge, Shawn Imel, Seth Campbell and Seth Reigelsperger began playing music together as a hobby, but about a year ago they began performing publicly with an inaugural gig at Canal Street Tavern. After playing shows around Dayton, Market Street Dream was convinced to take part in the 29th Annual Dayton Band Playoffs by Canal Street Tavern owner Mick Montgomery. They will move on to Round 3 of the Playoffs, performing next on August 22nd at Canal Street Tavern.
Nick Kizirnis and John Dubuc began playing together in The Obvious in the 1980s at Canal Street Tavern where Deni Wilson ran sound. Year later, the trio formed the Fair Shakes and their reggae rock alter-egos, The Rude Boys. Here the Fair Shakes perform live on Kaliedoscope and chat with host Juliet Fromholt about their roots in the Dayton Music scene, balancing two bands and upcoming shows.
In the late 1960's, three young musicians from Dayton Ohio, Suzanne Thomas, Rick Good and Dave Edmundson, formed the Hotmud Family and began performing traditional music on stages in the Miami Valley and beyond. On October 1, 2, and 3, 2010, WYSO hosted a Hotmud Family Reunion at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton.