Live on WYSO

courtesy of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

This winter, Dayton Opera will present a production of Dead Man Walking, an opera based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean.  Stage director Gary Briggle joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the production.  They were also joined by mezz-soprano Amanda Fink, baritone Zachary Gordin and Dayton opera chorus master Jeff Powell, who previewed some selections from the show.

Growing up in Eastern Kentucky, singing and songwriting have always been a part of Jamie Suttle's life.  Suttle visisted the WYSO studios with members of her band for an acoustic set on Kaleidsocope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about her musical evolution, writing and recording her latest album This Is My Story and upcoming live appearances.

The Jamie Suttle Band will perform at Canal Public House on Saturday, February 21st.  This Is My Story is available now.

Having previously performed on the show with his band Room & Board, Jonathan Hape returned to Kaleidoscope to share some of his solo material.  Hape performed live in the WYSO studios and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about crafting songs as a solo performer.

Jonathan Hape will perform on Saturday, February 7th at 3pm at Omega Music and later that night at Blind Bob's.

A mutual appreciation for each other's music at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse's open mic brought the members of Gin-Soaked Angels together.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about writing together, recording and what they love about performing live.

Gin-Soaked Angels will perform at the Gulch in Yellow Springs on Saturday, February 7th.

Live music engineered by Tom Amrhein

With a new full-length album, Across the Vast and Deep, the Boxcar Suite has continued to hone its sound as a full band since its 2012 visit to the WYSO studios.  The band performed a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about the evolution of its sound as well as the new album.

The Boxcar Suite will perform at Canal Public House on Saturday, January 31 with OldNews and the Great Wide Open.

Jay Woessner

Collectively known as OldNews, Charles Hartman, Scott Cumpston and Casey Abbott have been performing together relatively recently after meeting at South Park Tavern's open mic night.  The trio visited the WYSO studios for live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked about forming the band and writing and recording together.

OldNews will perform at Canal Public House on Saturday, January 31st with the Boxcar Suite and the Great Wide Open.

Authors & Audio's first appearance on Kaleidoscope was nearly five years ago when the band had released its first album. The band returned to the WYSO studios after the release of its third full length album, The Man With the Octopus Arms, to perform live and talk about plans for 2015.

Saturday, January 17th marks the second Winterfolk Festival at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.  It's a gathering of solo musicians as well as full bands, and several of the bill's songwriters visited the WYSO studios for a live preview performance. In addition to acoustic performances from Jacqueline Mays, Wheatley Matthews and David Payne, Harold Hensley and Charles Hartman chatted about the all ages event.

The Winterfolk Festival is Saturday, January 17th at Yellow Cab Building on Fourth Street in Dayton.

John Pops Dickerson

Terrapin Moon return to the WYSO studios a year after their first live set on Kaleidoscope.  With a revamped lineup featuring former members, the band performed live and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about their plans for the new year which include live shows as well as continuing a recording project.

Terrapin Moon will perform at Hank's Pub on Dayton on Valentine's Day.

Frontier Folk Nebraska return to the WYSO studios with a revamped lineup and a newly released full legnth album.  The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and updated host Juliet Fromholt on their latest projects.

 Frontier Folk Nebraska's latest album is available now.

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