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Touring Dayton's New Funk Museum With SUN's Ernie Knisley

Feb 14, 2018
Ernie Knisley toured all over the world during the ‘70’s and early ‘80’s, as a member of the band SUN
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Dayton, Ohio – the birthplace of Funk Music will celebrate the opening of the Funk Center and Museum on Friday. Funk music started flowing out of Dayton in the 70s – and scores of hit records became part if the American soundtrack.  Groups like The Ohio Players, Heatwave and Parliament became household names.

Team Void joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions ahead of their appearance at the 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade.  The band performed songs from their upcoming EP, Cursed to Rock the Living and talked with Dakota about their luncha-rock roots.

Team Void will perform at the 2018 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.  More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/124156044796102/

Scott Nelson (Upright Bass/Vocals), Kris Potts (Mandolin/Vocals), and Johnny Plott (Banjo/Vocals) have been performing as Flatland Harmony Experiment since 2011.  The Indiana-based trio visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming shows, their latest recordings and more.  They were joined by Charles Hartman who talked about the upcoming Rainy Day Ramble at the Yellow Cab.

Comprised of members of Buffalo Killers, Side Sleeper, Heavy Mole and Deerhead, Road Eyes pays tribute to the music of Neil Young and Crazyhorse.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their debut show live on Kaleidoscope.  

Road Eyes will perform at the Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday, February 10. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1226796810755144/

Brooks Daugherty joined WYSO music director Niki Dakota in the studio for an acoustic preview of his new album live on Excursions.  

Brooks Daugherty will celebrate the release of his new CD on March 9 at Hannah's in downtown Dayton. 

On Wednesday, February 7, the Bach Society of Dayton will host Sing:Dayton.  It’s a community choral event at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton that focuses on singing one song - together - in harmony.  This time around the song is Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah."  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with representatives of the Bach Society Laurana Wong, Lew Hann and Steve Makovec.

The Blue Leafs made their WYSO debut with a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band also talked with host Juliet Fromholt about its formation, influences and more.

The Blue Leafs' latest album, Shades of the Blue Leafs, is available now.  More information at: http://www.blueleafsband.com/

Big Time Pharaohs returned to Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their new album, If These Frogs Could Talk (Loft Co. Records).  The band performed a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the new release.

Big Time Pharaohs will celebrate the release of If These Frogs Could Talk on Saturday, February 3 at The Slice in Middletown.  The band will also perform at Blind Bob's on January 27.

Ampline visited the WYSO studio ahead of the release of Passion Relapse (Sofaburn Records). The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about its fifth full length album, upcoming live shows and more.

Ampline's new album, Passion Relapse will be available January 26 on Sofaburn Records.  The band will perform at Blind Bob's in Dayton on January 25, in Columbus at the Rumba Cafe on January 26, and at the Southgate House Revival on January 27.

Each with a recent or forthcoming new album, Echo Mecca, Goodnight Goodnight and Curse of Cassandra will perform together on Friday, January 19.  Each of the bands shared new songs on Kaleidoscope, including a live performance from Echo Mecca, who, along with Goodnight Goodnight, joined host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to preview the event.

Echo Mecca, Goodnight Goodnight and Curse of Cassandra will perform at Oscar’s in Vandalia on Friday, January 19. 

 

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