What started off as a short video for his church turned into a feature length documentary project for Shane Pergrem. Here Pergrem discusses the process of making The Almond Tree, his first feature film and where the process has taken him as an artist. He's joined by longtime friend Ricky Terrell of Starving in the Belly of the Whale, who composed the soundtrack to the Almond Tree. Terrell talks about scoring the film and shares several live and recorded songs.
The Folk-Rock duo known as Water Liars stops by WYSO to chat with Chris Shea on this installment of Excursions.
Water Liars formed after an impromptu basement recording session between band members Andrew Bryant and Justin Kinkel Schuster. With only one microphone, the duo recorded an album that blended folk and rock in a standout way. Having played at the South by Southwest festival, Water Liars’ brand of ghostly folk with a rock edge is quickly gaining a following.
In a special segment, Niki Dakota interviews the masterminds and several of the musicians behind “This is Planet Earth,” the upcoming Dayton tribute to Duran Duran, which takes place at Canal Street Tavern on March 16th.
In the second part of the evening's interview, local yoga teacher Tori Reynolds joins Ben Rivet to discuss Go w/The Flow, a yoga experience featuring live music. Rivet and Reynolds will be embarking on a tour for Go w/The Flow and blogging about their experience here.