The Los Angeles based a capella group known as Sonos stops by WYSO to chat with Niki Dakota and perform live on Excursions.
Sonos consists of 6 well trained vocalists who met while attending school in Southern California (each of them studying Music). Sonos combines a classical background with contemporary vocal stylings including beat-boxing and electronic modification to create an exciting modern sound that has its roots in the fundamentals of vocal choir.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason stop by Excursions to chat with Niki Dakota and to demonstrate their wonderful brand of American Folk music.
Jay and Molly first met during the 1970s and were eventually wed in 1991 and have been playing together since. The duo (utilizing folk standard of fiddle, guitar and piano) play a wide variety of folk music ranging from Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic. The duo even branches into golden age swing and country occasionally. The duo plays with an expertise and cohesiveness that is almost unparalleled in the folk music world.
Greg Howard, John Bayer, and Sean Fenton of the Dayton Sacred Harp Singers come to WYSO to demonstrate the classic branch of folk music known as Sacred Harp. Based in a rich Gospel and Hymn context, Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of singing religious music arranged for the rural Americans of 18th and 19th centuries.
The Dayton Sacred Harp Singers work to recapture this classic folk sound by creating a welcoming community that will accept any who wish to learn more about this incredible musical culture. Songs performed include “What Wondrous Love” and “Strepfield”.
It was all music and laughs on Dear Green Place this week. Dear Green Place was so pleased to have Bob Ford and the Ragamuffins live in the WYSO studios. The tunes kept coming and between Bob Ford, Beth Ford and Jan Finkle there were plenty of laughs.
Dayton-area blues prodigy Reece Lincoln stops by Excursions for a special Veterans Day acoustic performance.
Lincoln, who began playing guitar at 8 years old, has developed into a must-see local live attraction. His band, the Reece Lincoln Band, is well known for its fiery gospel- and blues-soaked stage performances, and has been featured everywhere from Dayton stages to the CBS Early Show.