Yellow Springs poet Marsha Bush recently won 2nd place in the Dayton Metro Library's Senior poetry contest with a poem called "Grandchild." Here she talks with Conrad Balliet about finding inspiration in her children and grandchildren and shares several of her award-winning poems.
Ben Clonch (Guitar, Vocals), Robbie Marion (Fiddle, Vocals), Jon Bauman (Standup Bass, Vocals) and Brendan Moore (Mando, Vocals) share a love for the music of Jerry Garcia. In Yellow Springs-based Blue Moon Soup, they channel bluegrass, folk and psychedelia into a signature sound that they've been honing since 2010. Here they visit the WYSO studios for a live set and to share tracks from their upcoming album, Lonely Mountain.
Blue Moon Soup will release Lonely Mountain on December 24th at Canal Street Tavern. They'll also perform on December 2nd at Blind Bob's on 5th Street.
A new book by William Kennedy is an event. It has been almost a decade since his last one. The latest, "Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes," is the eighth book in his now legendary Albany Cycle.
This one features a rare foray outside of New York State. His protagonist, Daniel Quinn is introduced in a brief prologue set in 1930's Albany. Bing Crosby makes an appearance. Kennedy explains in this interview how he had always wanted to include a particular Crosby song in a novel.
Hailing from Covington, KY, Frontier Folk Nebraska has found a musical home in Dayton, OH. They'll celebrate the release of their new self-titled album in Dayton at South Park Tavern on Saturday, November 19 with the Turkish Delights and King Elk. Michael Hensley and Travis Talbert from the band visited the WYSO studios to perform an acoustic set as well as share tracks from the new album and chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt.
Michael Williamson is a staff photographer for The Washington Post. Thirty years ago he was working for the Sacramento Bee when he began a project with a reporter named Dale Maharidge. Together they published a book called "Journey to Nowhere:the Saga of the New Underclass."
Three decades and a half a million miles later their collaboration continues. Their latest effort, "Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression" continues the story they first began to cover so many years ago.