Live on WYSO

Dakota Wright uses looping pedals, guitar and violin to create a complex, symphonic sound with a solid folk foundation.  Wright visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about writing, arrangement, inspiration and performing live.

Dakota Wright will be performing this summer.  Find upcoming dates at: www.facebook.com/DakotaWrightMusic

A casual conversation at a gig lead to the eventual formation of a band.  Jason Trout and Andrea Dawn Courts perform as The Touchy Feelys and visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The duo chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about their writing process, performing together and more.

The Touchy Feelys will perform on Saturday, May 2nd at Jimmie's Ladder 11 with Whiskey for Kids and Charles Hartman. 

Photo by Chris Glass

Performing under the name R. Ring, Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery are about to embark on their spring tour in support of two upcoming split 7 inch EPs.  The duo visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and more.

R. Ring will perform on Thursday, April 30th at Canal Public House with Smug Brothers, Good English, and Pale Angels. For more tour dates, visit

The Whiskey Shambles kicked off the Hall Pass Program for 2015 with a live trio set in the WYSO studios. The band talked with Shakin' Dave about the blues and various other musical styles, live performances and audience, and much more.

Nashville-based songwriter Olivia Frances has roots in Cincinnati and brought her upbeat tunes to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  She and Niki Dakota chatted about her tour, the joys and challenges of social media and more.

Olivia Frances will perform at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs on Friday, April 24th.

A relatively new band, The Debtors are moving forward full force.  The Cincinnati-based trio is the in the process of recording their debut EP.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, recording the EP and more.

The Debtors' debut EP will be released later this year.

This spring marks the return of the Third On Third Outdoor Eclectic Market, which takes place on the corner of East Third and Bates Streets in Dayton.  Organizer Peter Benkendorff visited the WYSO studios to talk about the market, and this month's musical guests, Berachah Valley, performed a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of their appearance at the market.

The Third On Third Outdoor Eclectic Market is Sunday, April 19th, 11am - 4pm.

During the recording of their latest full-length album, Missionaries and Impostors, Starving in the Belly of the Whale produced several songs that didn't quite fit the theme of that release.  Those three songs had a theme of their own and form the band's new 7 inch EP, 4-13, which is being released in honor of Record Store Day 2015.  Ricky Terrell and Lacey Terrell visited the WYSO studios to preview the EP on Kaleidoscope and performed new versions of some older songs live on Kaleidoscope.

Featuring members of the Rebel Set, Ghost Town Silence is celebrating the release of a new EP, Shadows.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of the release party for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of their sound, writing, recording and more.

Ghost Town Silence will celebrate the release of Shadows on April 11th at the Oregon Express. The band will also perform at Side Show X, May 8th and 9th at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.

Having previously visited the WYSO studios to preview the Winterfolk Festival, Wheatley Matthews returns to share new and old material in an acoustic set on Kaleidoscope.  He and host Juliet Fromholt chatted about writing, recording and more.

Wheatley Matthews will perform at Taffy's of Eaton on April 17th and at Side Show X, May 8th and 9th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

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