Magic Jackson combines rock and roll, jazz, and funk to create their own unique jams. With the current lineup only about 6 months old, Nathan Lewis (guitar/vocals), Mike McKewen (bass/vocals), John Gentry Jr. (guitar/vocals), Rob Brockman (drums/vocals) have been hard at work building their live set over the summer
Magic Jackson will perform at Canal Street Tavern on October 1st with Romeo Champagne.
Nathan Lewis on how songs evolve from performance to performance
Dayton-area bluegrass group Sawgrass stops by Excursions for a fun performance and interview in advance of their performance at GearFest 2011.
Sawgrass, which formed in 2005 as an outlet for Springfield singer/songwriter Ryan Judy, is a modern interpretation of the musical stylings of artists such as Hank Williams and Bill Monroe. The group plays high-energy bluegrass music, full of strong harmonies and rich instrumentation.
In this Excursions performance, the group tears through a four-song bluegrass set, which includes the uplifting “Workin’ on a Building.”
Local musician Tom Scheidt passed away earlier this week. Scheidt was a long-time member of the Miami Valley music scene, playing in a number of bands including Chazz and Orion—and was a founding member of Fannigan’s Isle in 1984.
Here Niki Dakota talks with Rick Fannin, Scheidt's longtime musical partner in Fannigan's Isle. Dakota and Fannin discuss Scheidt's legacy as a musician, teacher and storyteller in the Miami Valley.