Fred Bartenstein has been a bluegrass presence on the WYSO airwaves since the 1980's hosting programs such as Bluegrass Countdown and Banks of the Ohio. Recently he edited Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir, which captures the stories and reflections of Josh Graves, an American musician who born in 1927.
Bartenstein joins Excursions host Niki Dakota in the WYSO studio to talk about Graves' life and music and the process of compiling material for the book.
Ruckus Roboticus discovered Spanky Wilson when she released a record in 2006. Later when Ruckus was writing a new song, he knew he wanted Spanky Wilson as a vocalist. The resulting single is "T.G.I.F." which will be released on September 21st.
Ruckus Roboticus will celebrate the release of "T.G.I.F." and premiere the music video on September 20th at One Eyed Jacks in Fairborn.
Like his brother Bodie, Pop Wagner's musical roots were influenced by his time in Yellow Springs. He continues to collaborate with many noted players in the folk and traditional music community, traveling across the United States and the world performing. Pop Wagner visited the new WYSO studios to perform live and chat with Music Director Niki Dakota about his local musical roots, the early days of Prairie Home Companion and his work to celebrate the legacy of Woodie Guthrie.
When embarking on her new album, The Science of Making Choices, Mieka Pauley turned to fan-funding to support the project and says that having her fans follow the progress of the album helped motivate her throughout the process. Pauley spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about her writing process, finding ways to preserve her live sound during the recording process and why she enjoys being on the road.
Mieka Pauley will perform at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton on September 12 at 8pm.