Local musicians Pam Baugham and Mike McDermott, who make up the Folk duo Sweet Betsy, visit WYSO for this installment of Excursions with Niki Dakota. The duo draws inspiration from classic folk music and largely sticks with the timeless style. However, the excellent musicianship of Pam and Mike in their songwriting and playing make Sweet Betsy simply wonderful to listen to. Performances include “Two for One” and “Last Thing”.
Karan Singh began making music as a teenager and is a constant writer both of songs and prose. His new album, Last Year's Ghosts, was recorded in Nashville, and Singh feels that it more than his previous releases captures a sound he had been chasing for many years. Karan Singh visited the WYSO studios to perform live and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about his writing process.
Local group Sawgrass stops by WYSO to showcase their classic Bluegrass sound on Excursions with Niki Dakota.
Sawgrass formed in 2005 in the Dayton and has been performing all over the country since. In addition to touring, Sawgrass has been featured in the PBS documentary Music Farmers which was nationally broadcast. The group uses traditional instruments and vocal stylings, in addition to their excellent musicianship, to create high- energy Bluegrass that is fresh, yet classic.
Each of the four members of Jasper the Colossal says she brings a different style of music to the band from punk to British Pop to alternative metal. The band says they enjoy the energy and crowd interaction that comes with a live performance and are currently searching for a studio that can capture their live sound for a full length album.
Jasper the Colossal will perform live on Thursday, September 26th at Club Vex and as part of Dayton Music Fest on Oct 2nd.
Legendary bluegrass banjo player Red Spurlock joins Tom Duffee in the WYSO studios to share songs and stories from his career including first coming to Dayton in the 1950s and meeting fellow musician Red Allen.