Today Excursions had Della Jerkan and Zach Sullivan live in the performance studio. Jerkan and Sullivan will be one of six acts that will be performing at Antistoch: a Benefit for WYSO 91.3 FM. The event will take place at The Glen Helen Building located at 405/505 Corry St. in Yellow Springs. All Proceeds from the event will go to support WYSO.
Both Jerkan, from Lansing, Illinois, and Sullivan, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have been playing music individually for many years. They began their collaboration after they met at Antioch College where they are first-year students.
In 1976, The Band hosted a farewell tour at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco that featured more than a dozen special guests that inspired The Band and others that were influenced by them including: Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles, Neil Young, and the Staple Singers. Now in 2013, the famous documentary filmed by Martin Scorsese will be reenacted in its entirety at Gilly's in Dayton.
WYSO was pleased to welcome live into the studio, The Savory Chickens. They will be playing on January 19th at the Springfield Arts Musuem during the opening reception of Outside in Ohio. The event starts at 5:30pm, and The Savory Chickens take the stage at 6:30pm.
The Savory Chickens are mostly a family based band consisting of Ricky Barnes on guitar and vocals, his two children, Henry and Audrey Barnes both on fiddle and vocals, Matt Newman on bass, and Michael Falk on Banjo. Ricky raised his two children on classical and fiddle music from a young age.
The Half Shebang are Kevin Milner and Lindsey Rogers. They are a local Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio based folk/indie band. They performed at Ghostlight Coffee on Friday January 4th at 8pm along with Todd Widener. They have performed three or four times to date including an appearance on Kaleidoscope on WYSO. While on Excursions, they performed some of their songs including "Demons" and "Ireland."
Ghostlight Coffee in located on 1201 Wayne Avenue in Dayton, OH. For more information visit The Half Shebang on Facebook or go to www.ghostlightcoffee.com.
Crazy Joe (a college professor) and Richard Stockton (works with Yellow Springs water) visited the WYSO studios to talk about their band, The Professors which formed ten years ago. They are currently working on a new album. They perform on Saturday, December 15th at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton with Tyrd Fyrgysyn and the Masterxploders.
For more information about the show, visit www.canalstreettavern.com