Live on WYSO

It's been several years since Kevin Milner's last release, but a Kickstarter campaign helped make To Life Everlasting a reality. Milner will celebrate the release this weekend at Ghostlight Coffee with Kevin Heider, another singer-songwriter.  The pair joined Excursions host Niki Dakota on the air for a live performance and conversation.

Kevin Milner and Kevin Heider will perform on August 16th at Ghostlight Coffee.

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band return to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of the Madden Road Music Fest.  The family band update Niki Dakota on their summer and talk about the musical festival that they organize.

Tiffany Book

Although born out of a side project, Manray quickly became a band in its own right.  With an album already recorded and releases, Manray is now stepping out on local stages and visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.

Manray will perform at Gilly's on Friday, August 22nd.

Village Harmony Choir Live on Excursions

Aug 13, 2014
Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

The Village Harmony Choir is a Vermont based organization that creates choir workshops and traveling summer camps for teens and adults alike. The Village Harmony Choir Midwest teen summer camp came to the WYSO studios in the midst of their travels to sing some beautiful songs as well as to speak about their organization. The Midwest choir consists of the camp leaders Mollie Stone, Emily Miller, and Gideon Crevoshay, as well as the 13-17 year old choir members who just met each other seven days before their appearance on WYSO.

Featuring former members of Simply Waiting, Good Luck year is a new band comprised of musicians from different backgrounds.  The band combines elements of Simply Waiting's former sound while incorporating new instrumentation and vocal styles.  Good Luck Year visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about forming its sound, writing and recording.

Good Luck Year will perform on August 16th at Samson's Summerfest in Jamestown. 

Hailing from Canton, the members of Hey Monea! recently won the Hard Rock Cafe's Global Battle of the Bands after months of competition.  With a new album, Hey Monea! Presents Cheap Souvenirs,  the band has been keeping busy and visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of a performance in Troy.

Hey Monea! will perform this weekend at the Lost Creek Music Experience in Troy. 

Brian Keith Wallen joins Shakin' Dave in the studio for the July 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass marking milestones of being the Hall Pass' first solo performer and first out-of-state guest.  Wallen performed live and talked to Shakin' Dave about his musical upbringing, inspiration and his appreciation for the history of the blues.

Miami Valley Music Fest is August 1st and 2nd 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:

  • Sharon Lane
  • Tony Herdman Band
  • Hazy & the Rugged Child
  • Melissa and Eric Henry
  • Will C
  • Blackbirds
  • Repeating Arms
  • Scott Lee
  • Lost on Iddings
  • Members of Such a Night

Live music engineered by Juliet Fromholt and Tom Amrhein.

Pat Carine, Dave Finster, Nora Dunning and Dave Younkin have been performing together as Mad River Railroad for roughly a year and are now recording a debut album and playing lots of live gigs.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about recording, performing and fusing traditional and progressive bluegrass.

Jeff Rudolph, Adam Bryant and Brad Gilbert returned to the WYSO studios as Sam At Eleven prepares to release its sophomore album, Holy Hell.  The trio performed a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about the new album, revisiting old songs, and future plans.

Sam at Eleven will celebrate the release of Holy Hell on July 18th at the Oregon Express. 

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