Paul Larkowski and Brett Nagafuchi were playing together in Kuan when they met Ed Ricart at a shared practice space in Boston. Ricart filled in on bass for one of Kuan's tours and soon decided to relocate to Yellow Springs to start Hyrrokkin with Larkowski and Nagafuchi. Hyrrokkin has been performing and touring together for about 7 months. They'll perform at One Eyed Jacks on March 9th will fellow Yellow Springs band, Blue Moon Soup.
The 8 members of Jah Soul combine soul, funk and rock and roll into their own unique, danceable sound. The group comes from a diverse musical background and has several live shows coming up in the Miami Valley. Here they talk about their musical roots and plans for this year with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt and perform several live songs.
Jah Soul is performing Friday, February 24th at the Trolley Stop in Dayton with Nine False Suns.
On February 10, 2012, Rev Cool celebrated 30 years on the air at WYSO during a special edition of Around the Fringe. Rev was joined in the studio by Andy Valeri, Niki Dakota and a numerous local musicians. Throughout the evening longtime listeners and friends called in with their memories and well-wishes and Dayton's Free Shakespeare company was on-hand for dramatic readings of email memories.
All 4 hours of this special show are available to stream.
Folk trio Brother Sun brings a gospel and country tinged performance to Excursions.
Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway comprise Brother Sun, a folk trio boasting rich instrumentation and jarring three-part harmonies. Each a touring solo artist in his own right, the members of the group joined together in 2010 after a mutual festival performance. The group took off, spending much of 2011 touring heavily in support of their self-titled debut album.
For their second album, A Good One is Hard to Find, Josh Eagle and the Harvest City blend their Americana/Roots sound with pure rock and roll. And shortly, they'll head back into the studio begin work on a follow up. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Josh Eagle about the new album, upcoming shows and the band's plans for the rest of the years.
Josh Eagle and the Harvest City will perform at Blind Bob's on February 3, 2012.