After years of performing solo, Steve Gregory is now playing with a full band. The whole group visited the WYSO studios for a live set and spoke with Niki Dakota about musical roots and writing and performing as a group.
The Steven Gregory Band performs Friday, September 20th at Peaches in Yellow Springs.
Previously performing as a trio, Cincinnati's Hickory Robot has been a quartet since 2011. Last fall the band released sophomore album, Sawyer and has been keeping busy since then performing regionally including opening for Dr. Ralph Stanley. Hickory Robot visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota about Sawyer and upcoming performances.
Hickory Robot performs on Saturday, September 21st at the Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival.
Performing under the name Rosedale as an homage to a street in his home town, Mike Liorti has been making a life in music, finding friends and collaborators along the road. Rosedale is currently touring with Cincinnati's Alex Baker. Baker will release a full length album on September 22nd. Rosedale and Alex Baker visisted the WYSO studios for an acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and chatted with Juliet Fromholt about their musical roots and how they began performing together.
Rosedale and Alex Baker will perform Thursday, September 19th at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton.
Saturday evening at Canal Street Tavern marks Peace, Love and Pits, a benefit show put on by local band Gathering Mercury. Funds raised will benefit the Miami Valley Pit Crew, a nonprofit devoted to rescue and fostering dogs, in particular "Bully" breeds. Gathering Mercury's Ashley Stacy made a return visit to the WYSO studios for an acoustic preview with Niki Dakota.
Gathering Mercury performs Saturday, September 14th at Canal Street Tavern.
Since their last visit to the WYSO studios Skratchmatik Turntable Crew has been staying busy and branching out from strictly "turntable-ist" gigs, using turntables as a band, to some club DJ gigs. The members of Skratchmatik visited Kaleidoscope ahead of their performance at the Cyclops Festival for some live scratching on the air. They chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about the art of being a turntable-ist, perceptions of DJ in popular culture and different types. They're also joined by Brian Johnson, one of the organizers of Cyclops Festival, who gives an overview of the event.