Libby McClin

As the seven members of the Burnt Sugar Arkestra tour through the Midwest, the band made a stop in Yellow Springs for a live performance in the WYSO studios on Excursions. 

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The Repeating Arms returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the second annual Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival.  They gave a musical preview of the festival live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about their recently revamped lineup.

The Second Annual Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival is Saturday, September 17th at Riverfront Park in downtown Miamisburg. 

Songwriter Wheatley Matthews returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions as he prepares to release his latest full length album, Taken the Wrong Way

Wheatley Matthews will celebrate the release of the his newest album on Saturday, September 24th at the Oregon Express.

The New Old-Fashioned has stayed busy since the release of their last full-length album, Low Down Dirty Summer Nights. The band has been writing new songs and performing live gigs and is preparing for local and regional gigs this fall.  They visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.

The New Old-Fashioned will perform at Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival on September 17th at Gilly's. 

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Members of the Central State University Chorus and director Jeremy Winston joined WYSO Music Director live in the studio on Excursions.  The Chorus performed several songs on the air, and Winston talked about their upcoming season, including a performance at the WYSO Community Concert.

The Central State University Chorus will perform at the WYSO Community Concert on Sunday, September 11th at RiverScape MetroPark. 

Regionally based Sofaburn Records is preparing for the national release of M. Ross Perkins' self-titled album as well as several showcase events including one at the upcoming Dayton Music Art and Film Festival.  M Ross Perkins, Jeremy Pinnell, Max Fender and Sarah Davis from Alone at 3am and Chris Mueller visited the WYSO studios to share some music and talk about what's coming this fall for Sofaburn.

Inversion, the latest release from Eric Leonhardt Brown, comes 11 years after his prior release and spans genres across an arc of emotion.  Brown returned to the WYSO studios to share the album on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about the process of returning to music after a hiatus and and creating Inversion.

Inversion is available now on iTunes and other digital outlets.  Learn more at

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine, a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with Big Business on the cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at

Ladyfest Dayton combines art, film, music and activism surrounding women's issues and celebrating women creators.  Organizer Paige Beller and songwriter Kyleen Downes were joined live in the WYSO studios by two of Kyleen's music students, Alex Bohn and Chloe Robertson.  They performed live in the WYSO studios on Kaleidoscope and talked about the upcoming festival.

Ladyfest Dayton is September 2 and 3 at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.

Cincinnati's The Almighty Get Down are known for rocking stages near and far, and their performance live in the WYSO studios was no exception.  The band visited ahead of their performance at Hog Jam 11 and were joined by festival co-organizers Tony Herdman and Johnny Dreads. 

Hog Jam 11 is August 26 and 27th in Tipp City.  More details at: