Langhorne Slim, named for his hometown in Pennsylvania, has been steadily gaining public notice, being featured on the film The Waitress' soundtrack, playing at various folk festivals across North America, and just having returned from Bonnaroo Music Festival.
David Lee Garrison joins Conrad Balliet in the WYSO studios to talk about their common background in traditional verse. They talk about different styles of poetry and how writing in rhyme can be liberating. Garrison shares examples of several types of poems and talks about what inspired each.
Trevor Hall's self-titled album is his first release on Vanguard Records. Hall and his band visited the WYSO studios on the road from Iowa to Columbus and performed several live songs. Hall chats with Niki Dakota about community in songwriting and getting to meet and tour with Matisyahu. Trevor Hall be opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus tonight.
Who makes a perfect “road trip record?” According to Niki Dakota, it’s Peter Mulvey.
Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey has been recording and touring as a solo artist since the early 1990’s. Originally from Wisconsin, Mulvey’s music has taken him everywhere from Dublin, Ireland to the streets of Boston, where he performed early on in his career. Over the last 15 years, he has steadily developed a following through critically acclaimed folk records like 2006’s “The Knuckleball Suite.”