Music

Helene Fischman

A chance conversation at a local gig started a friendship between folk musician Peter Mulvey and Shrug's Tod Weidner.  Year later, they'll once again perform together at Canal Public House and joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a preview set ahead of that show.

Peter Mulvey and Shrug will perform together on Friday, February 13th at Canal Public House.

Native New Yorker Joe Driscoll met his West African collaborator Sekou Kouyate in England where Kouyate lived up to his nickname of being "the Jimi Hendrix of the kora." An album, Faya, followed and the pair are now on tour and will be appear in Dayton as part of the University of Dayton's ArtsLive series.  Driscoll visited the WYSO studios ahead of the duo's UD performance for an acoustic set on Excursions and spoke with Music Director Niki Dakota about this unique collaboration.

Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate will perform on February 12th at UD's Boll Theater.

On Friday the 13th, Babbling April will celebrate the release of their debut EP with a show at Blind Bob's in the Oregon District.  They'll be joined onstage by Grenades!?, who recently released their own debut album, Interrobang.  Members of both bands visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Niki Dakota on Excursions and shared tracks from these new releases.

Babbling April and Grenades!? will perform Friday, February 13th, at Blind Bobs in downtown Dayton.

Louisville's Vessel stopped by the WYSO studio on their way to a Columbus gig for a live set on Excursions.  The six-piece band chatted with Music Director Niki Dakota about their latest release, upcoming shows and more.

Vessel will perform at Old Crow in Middletown on Saturday, February 7th.

Having previously performed on the show with his band Room & Board, Jonathan Hape returned to Kaleidoscope to share some of his solo material.  Hape performed live in the WYSO studios and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about crafting songs as a solo performer.

Jonathan Hape will perform on Saturday, February 7th at 3pm at Omega Music and later that night at Blind Bob's.

A mutual appreciation for each other's music at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse's open mic brought the members of Gin-Soaked Angels together.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about writing together, recording and what they love about performing live.

Gin-Soaked Angels will perform at the Gulch in Yellow Springs on Saturday, February 7th.

Live music engineered by Tom Amrhein

Guitar player Eric Loy returns to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  He spoke with Music Director Niki Dakota about his unique playing style, the visual nature of guitar music and more.

Eric Loy will perform at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs on Saturday, February 7th. 

Both a drummer and bass player, Ryan Simpson is now exploring guitar and vocals.  Ahead of his performance at the songwriters in the round session at the 60s vs 70s tribute show, Simpson visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.

Ryan Simpson will perform at the 60 vs 70s tribute show on January 30th at Gilly's.

With a new full-length album, Across the Vast and Deep, the Boxcar Suite has continued to hone its sound as a full band since its 2012 visit to the WYSO studios.  The band performed a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about the evolution of its sound as well as the new album.

The Boxcar Suite will perform at Canal Public House on Saturday, January 31 with OldNews and the Great Wide Open.

Jay Woessner

Collectively known as OldNews, Charles Hartman, Scott Cumpston and Casey Abbott have been performing together relatively recently after meeting at South Park Tavern's open mic night.  The trio visited the WYSO studios for live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked about forming the band and writing and recording together.

OldNews will perform at Canal Public House on Saturday, January 31st with the Boxcar Suite and the Great Wide Open.

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