Before landing in Dayton, Trey Stone served as a music director for Chicago's Second City for 15 years. These days he makes music that blends rock, Americana, jazz and much more and that diversity is reflected in his new album, Ahead of the Pack. Trey Stone and the Ringers visited the WYSO studios to perform live and talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the sounds that influenced the album, future plans and much more.
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.
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.
This Saturday marks the second Dynamite Soul block party event in Yellow Springs. Designed as both a thank you to the community and a preview of this year's CyclopsFest, this free family-friendly event will feature performances from Columbus' Turntable Philanthropy and Dayton-based Skratchmatik Turntable Crew, who visited the WYSO studios for alive performance on Kaleidoscope.
Dynamite Soul 2 co-organizer Brian Johnson also stopped by to talk more about the event, which takes place Saturday May 18th, 5-10pm in the Kings Yard in Yellow Springs.