WYSO was pleased to welcome musical guests, The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander, into the studio for their radio debut live on Excursions. The Young Heirlooms are a Cincinnati, OH based band consisting of five musicians, Kyle, Claire, Chris, Kelly, and Benjamin. The group combines guitar, banjo, viola, and standing bass to create a beautiful modern take on folk music. The band is currently recording a full-length, eleven song album with an analog tape recorder.
After years of playing metal and punk, Chris McFadden (mandolin/vocals) and Josh Dillon (guitar/vocals) decided to explore something different and began playing the more acoustic Bluegrass-influenced music that would become the signature of Stillwater Riverband. The band has grown to two members to four and spent the first part of 2012 performing many live gigs in the Dayton area. The band is now recording their first album and stopped by the WYSO studio for some live songs.
Stillwater Riverband will release its debut album in early 2013.
After the release of their second album, Big Feeling, the members of Yellow Springs band Wheels are excited to forge ahead as they continue to work on new, more complex arrangements. The band plans on recording a new EP or full length album at the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013 and looks forward to planning a state-wide tour next summer.
Wheels will perform at Canal Street Tavern on Friday, November 16 with Speaking Suns and on November 23rd at the Emporium in Yellow Springs.
E. Ryan Roth, Josh Egeland, Jay Madewell and John Simon all help host open mics in Greater Dayton Area. It's this common bond that allowed them to see each other play and begin thinking about making music together. Now as Monkey With Bomb, the group has been developing material, often adapting Roth's solo material for a full band, in hopes of recording an album soon.
Money With Bomb will perform on November 24th at Canal Street Tavern with Starving in the Belly of the Whale and Bella Ruse.
After performing at WYSO's summer concert, Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band have been keeping busy. They traveled to the East Coast for some live performances and to begin recording their second album, due out in early 2013. The family band made a return visit to the WYSO studios for their first appearance on Kaleidoscope. They performed live and chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming live performances and their plans for the new year and new album.
Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band will perform Friday, November 9th at the Clifton Opera House.