Bodie Wagner and his brother Pop have roots in Yellow Springs, attending school right down the road from the WYSO studios at Mills Lawn Elementary. Wagner says his father introduced the family to a variety of music when he studied at Antioch College in the 1940s and as a six year old, Bodie made his first appearance on WYSO. Wagner has spent his life performing and collaborating with musicians across the folk community including Utah Phillips.
On a trip through Yellow Springs, Bodie Wagner joins Niki Dakota in the WYSO studios for live music and stories from his career.
Roughly a year ago, the Buffalo Killers were celebrating the release of the third full length album, 3. They returned to the WYSO studios one day after the national release of their newest album, Dig Sow Love Grow, for a live performance. The band discussed the process of recording the album in Cincinnati as well as upcoming tour plans.
The Buffalo Killers will celebrate the release of Dig Sow Love Grow on Saturday, August 11, at Canal Street Tavern.
Scott Lee returns to the WYSO studios after a few years and a few miles of travel. After a brief stint of performing and songwriting in New York City, Lee found his way back to the Miami Valley. Lee performs live in the WYSO studios and chat with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about finding his way to Woody Guthrie's music and plans for an upcoming album.
Scott Lee will perform this weekend during the Miami Valley Music Fest, Friday and Saturday (Aug 10th and 11th) at the Troy Eagles Campground.
After coming together as a band in 2007, Miss Lissa and Company have been gaining recognition in the regional and international blues scene. In 2011, the Dayton band won the Cincinnati Blues Challenge which sent them to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis earlier this year. Miss Lissa and Company is looking ahead to lots of regional live performances in the late summer and early fall with the hopes of recording a full-length follow-up to their EP, Back to Your Mamma.
David Busarow (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Jack Badgley (Guitars), John Winch(Bass, Piano) and Sam Pickard (Drums) visited the WYSO studios last fall shortly after winning the Dayton Band Playoffs under the name the Outliers. Nearly a year later, they've changed their name to The Giant Steps and recently completed an album called Transitions. The Giant Steps returned to the WYSO studios to perform on Kaleidoscope and chat about what's next for the young band.