Tim Kao began writing the songs that would become Old Music for Young Hearts while living in Shanghai, China. When he returned to the U.S., he met up with several established local musicians with whom he finished the album. T.Kao visited the WYSO studios to perform live versions of songs from Old Music for Young Hearts and to talk about the collaborative recording process for the album.
Sean Pennington and Georgia Goad first visited the WYSO studios when they were competing in the semi-finals of the Dayton Band Playoffs. Their debut album was recorded while they were competing in the playoffs, but the duo waited until later this fall to release it so they could finish up the artwork and production. A Shade of Red returned to Kaleidoscope to talk about the new album and their plans now that it's being released.
A Shade of Red will celebrate the release of Blush on Friday, October 29 at Canal Street Tavern.
Karan Singh began making music as a teenager and is a constant writer both of songs and prose. His new album, Last Year's Ghosts, was recorded in Nashville, and Singh feels that it more than his previous releases captures a sound he had been chasing for many years. Karan Singh visited the WYSO studios to perform live and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about his writing process.
Local group Sawgrass stops by WYSO to showcase their classic Bluegrass sound on Excursions with Niki Dakota.
Sawgrass formed in 2005 in the Dayton and has been performing all over the country since. In addition to touring, Sawgrass has been featured in the PBS documentary Music Farmers which was nationally broadcast. The group uses traditional instruments and vocal stylings, in addition to their excellent musicianship, to create high- energy Bluegrass that is fresh, yet classic.
Each of the four members of Jasper the Colossal says she brings a different style of music to the band from punk to British Pop to alternative metal. The band says they enjoy the energy and crowd interaction that comes with a live performance and are currently searching for a studio that can capture their live sound for a full length album.
Jasper the Colossal will perform live on Thursday, September 26th at Club Vex and as part of Dayton Music Fest on Oct 2nd.