What began as a solo recording project for Rev Chad Wells soon grew into a full fledged band with players gathered from throughout the Dayton music community. With their debut live performance close in sight, the members of Cricketbows visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with hose Juliet Fromholt about finding their live sound from Wells' original recordings and the dark psychedelic music past and present that has influenced the band.
Having jammed together in different bands over the years, the members of Jonny Dreads and the Mystiks have easily found their collective sound that's both tight and cohesive while remaining easily danceable with a traditional reggae groove. The band visted the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about coming together as a band and their busy summer schedule of both club and festival performances.
Jonny Dreads and the Mystiks' next live performance is June 18 at Brixx Ice Company in Dayton.
On this episode of The Midnight Ramble, host Tom Duffee has Miami County band Sugargrove in the studio.
In the first segment, avid banjoist Duffee learns of the origins of Sugargrove's 1968 Gibson banjo, followed by a live performance of a pair of Bill Monroe tunes: an off-the-cuff rendition of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and a more rehearsed instrumental, "Jerusalem Ridge."
Originally performing under the name Cherry Lee and the Daddy Katz, Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds channel a classic rockabilly sound mixed with blues and soul. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked about their influences, upcoming plans and rockabilly culture in the Dayton area.
Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds will perform at Canal Street Tavern on Saturday, May 25th with the Loveless.