The members of Sam at Eleven have been playing together for many years, originally under the name HQAX. After that band dissolved, roughly a year went by and the members decided to reunite and begin making music together again. Sam at Eleven visited the WYSO studios to perform live and chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of their sound and putting together their new album, The Year We Won.
Sam at Eleven will celebrate their CD release on March 19th at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton.
Reece Lincoln is a young performer who's made a big impression in the local blues community. After releasing their album, Soul of a Man, the Reece Lincoln Band visited the WYSO studio for a live performance. They chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording together and their upcoming live performances.
The Reece Lincoln Band will perform on March 12 at Gilly's as part of the Dayton Blues Society's Blues for a Cure.
Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band visit WYSO to chat with Niki Dakota during this installment of Excursions.
Daniel Dye and Andrew, Carrie, and Thomas Miller makeup this excellent group that brings classic Bluegrass style wherever it goes. One unique aspect of this group is that they are family (Daniel being the uncle to the Miller siblings). Dye and the Millers began playing together at family reunions for fun, but soon realized they had stumbled upon a sound that is heartwarming and soulful (and too good to only showcase at the occasional family reunion).
The Folk Indie duo known as the Bengsons (composed of Abigail and Shaun Bengson) come to perform live in this installment of Excursions on WYSO.
The Bengsons describe themselves as “the best in vaudevillian indie folk”, and this label comes across very clearly in their music. Combining a traditional folk duo sound with musical theater and a little humor, The Bengsons give their music a unique and welcoming feeling that is an absolute treat to hear.
Musician and activist Si Kahn visited the WYSO studios during the station's fall membership drive and share songs and stories with Detours host Norm Whitman. The founder and former director of Grassroots Leadership spoke about his music and his latest book, Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice.