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Born out of a thank you barbeque for his band's supporters, Tony Herdman has grown Hog Jam into a mainstay summer festival in the Miami Valley.  As musicians and fan prepare to celebrate Hog Jam's 10th anniversary, Herdman, Sharon Lane, Scott Lee and Ramblin' Mac visited the WYSO studios for a musical preview on Kaleidoscope.

Hog Jam 10 is August 28th and 29th in Franklin, Ohio. 

Seth Jones and Jason Davis had been playing together for years when a mutual friend introduced them to Brandon Stockwell and soon Ink & Embers became a band.  The trio visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about getting started, finding their sound and more.

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Daniel Dye and the Miller Road band make a return visit to Kaleidoscope for a live set and interview ahead of their Madden Road Music Festival in Mutual, Ohio.  The band introduced some new members and talked about their progress over the past year as well as some upcoming projects.

The Madden Road Music Festival is Saturday, August 15th.

Tanya Maus, from Wilmington College's Peace Resource Center and Kiku Hibino, a musician from Chicago visisted the WYSO studios ahead of Hibino's performance in Yellow Springs. Both had just come from a 12 hour vigil the previous day at Wilmington College remembering the atomic bombing at Hiroshima. Kiku plays and sings some of his yet-to-be-recorded music, much inspired by the atomic bombing 70 years ago.

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band return to Excursions to preview the 2015 Madden Road Music Fest.  The festival is in Mutual Ohio at the Madden Road Farm, and was started to bring their own musically inclined family back together once a year, but is open to the public to listen and play on August 15, 2015.

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For the follow up to their 2014 release, To No End went with a double album to highlight the different, contrasting aspects of their music.  Remora's first disc shows off the band's familiar, harder rock sound while the second disc presents more a acoustic, intimate version.  The band visited the WYSO studios to share live and recorded songs from the new album and talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the process of putting it together.

To No End will celebrate the release of Remora on Saturday, August 8th at Middletown's Old Crow Bar.

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OldNews made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of their appearance at the 2015 Canoegrass Festival.  They were joined by Tomfoolery Outdoors' Tom Helbig, who's organizing the event that combines music and fun on the Great Miami River.

The 2015 Canoegrass Festival is August 7-9th on the Great Miami River in Tipp City.

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After releasing their 2012 album, Barrier Reef, and a short break, the Nicky Kay Orchestra is back in business.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about forming and reforming the band, revisiting old material and upcoming recording projects.

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Dan Tedesco returns to the Miami Valley for a performance at Canal Public House and stopped by the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions. He played some songs from Death in the Valley and talked about being inspired by the American experience and his travels around the US, to places hard hit by the recession.

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Miami Valley Music Fest is July 31st and August 1st in Troy, Ohio.  Ahead of the festival, a group of performers from the festival bill visited the WYSO studios for an evening of live music to preview the weekend's event. 

Featuring performances by:

  • Tony Red Band
  • Paige Beller
  • Cricketbows
  • Blackbirds
  • Will C
  • John DeBour
  • Lost on Iddings

Live music engineered by Juliet Fromholt and Ellie Burck.