(from left) Max Nunery, Chip Pritchard, Harold Hensley and Brian Spirk of The Repeating Arms
The Repeating Arms have spent the past few months preparing their first full length album, Blackberry Winter. With addition of Brian Spirk on mandolin, the four piece band has been perfecting their sound in the studio and onstage. The Repeating Arms made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live performance and a preview of several album tracks. They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the recording process, the album release show and what's next for the band.
After performing solo for a while, Tim Gebard began to find collaborators through open mic events such as the Rock n Roll Playdate. Now Gebard and his band, including his song Aaron, are preparing for their next big show, a benefit for the American Red Cross at Clifton Opera House. Tim Gebard and the Hitmen visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about performing together and using music for the greater good.
Joe Anderl and Kris N are Dayton-based songwriters and great friends. Each is releasing a new album in November (Anderl's under his band name, 1984 Draft), and the pair visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic performance. They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their upcoming releases, the writing process and the community of songwriters in Dayton.
1984 Draft and Kris N will celebrate the release of their new albums on November 1st at Canal Street Tavern. They'll be joined onstage by the Motel Beds and Hospital Garden.
Ghettoblaster Magazine is a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio. Its editor, Dave Obenour has been a frequent guest on Kaleidoscope over the past few years, and joins host Juliet Fromholt during WYSO's Fall Membership Drive to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue.
Niki Dakota interviews Mike Haslet of the Day-Tones barbershop quartet and listens to a few choice pieces to publicize the up-coming barbershop quartet festival on the 12th, this year themed 'Celebrate Dayton'.
Haslet informed Niki during the interview that this year will not only be the 28th gathering of the Miami Valley Music Men, to which the Day-Tones belong, but also the 75th anniversary of the creation of the barbershop harmony society, originating in Tulsa, Oklahoma.