Live on WYSO

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.

Craigslist originally brought the members of Top Hat Black together nearly two years ago.  With an EP released in August, the band is forging ahead and visited the WYSO studios for an acoustic performance on Excursions. 

Top Hat Black will perform on January 17th at Peaches in Yellow Springs.

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.

Indiana band and Dayton-based artist Ridge Clint Higgins are among the over 30 participants in this year's Songwriters Solstice fundraiser at Ghostlight Coffee to benefit the Dayton Foodbank.  They visited the WYSO studios ahead of the event to perform live on Excursions and spoke with Niki Dakota about their musical roots and more.

Songwriters Solstice is December 19th and 20th at Ghostlight Coffee. 

The members of Gran Bel Fisher returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance in Yellow Springs for a live in-studio performance on Excursions.  They spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their upcoming record and the Kickstarter campaign to support it.

Gran Bel Fisher will perform at Peaches in Yellow Springs on December 20th.

In its second year, Songwriters' Solstice is two evenings of music to benefit the Dayton foodbank.  The event is the brainchild of songwriter Kevin Milner, and he and two of the performers, Reyna Spears and Ramblin' Mac Williams, visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the upcoming weekend of music.

Songwriters' Solstice is December 19th and 20th at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton's South Park Neighborhood.

Willy Clark's musical career began with busking, which is how WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota first experienced his music.  Clark visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursions and talked with Dakota about songwriting and his musical journey.

Willy Clark will perform at One Eyed Jackson on Saturday, December 20th.

On a previous visit to the WYSO studios, Tony Herdman and Charlie Tipton talked about traveling to Nashville to record an EP.  90 Miles to Nashville is now ready for release, and Herdman, Tipton and Alyssa Hanson visited the WYSO studios to talk about the recording process and perform songs both from the release and Tipton and Hanson's band, Blackbirds.

The release party for 90 Miles to Nashville is December 26th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton and will feature performances from the Tony Red Band, Blackbirds and Old Stage Renegades.