In one of our early episodes we examined the abundance of songs that feature that ubiquitous character "Johnny". Tonight, we present The Continuing Adventures Of Johnny: two full hours of Johnny's adventures and misadventures. But first...

Barstool Brown returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about recording the audio and video components of their second album, upcoming gigs, and more.

Barstool Brown will perform at Oscar's in Vandalia on June 1, on June 2 at Hannah's on Ludlow in downtown Dayton, and as part of the Earth Shook Festival in Hamilton on June 22. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/Barstoolbrownband/

Answer Songs take an existing tune and tell it from another point of view, pick up where the original left off, or otherwise tweak another composition. Sometimes they're nothing but a quick cash grab; other times they end up topping the original version. But first....

Lord Kimbo
courtesy of the band

Lord Kimbo returned to the WYSO studios, nearly four years after their first appearance.  The band, now a quartet, performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked about expanding their lineup, upcoming gigs and more.

Lord Kimbo will perform at Peach's in Yellow Springs on May 25 and at Dayton Side Show on May 26 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Follow the band at: https://www.facebook.com/lordkimbo

Scott Lee

Scott Lee's new album Self Reflections spans the genres of American music and pulls from various era of Lee's songwriting.  Scott Lee and producer Rob Morick joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio ahead of the album release.  Lee performed a live acoustic set.

Scott Lee will celebrate the release of Self Reflection on Friday, May 11 at the Tipp City Roller Mill. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1272904036175290/

Andrew Calhoun
Jennifer Berman/Antioch College

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Andrew Calhoun joins WYSO's Niki Dakota on Excursions for a conversation and performance ahead of his show this week in Yellow Springs.

Andrew Calhoun is performing at the Vernet Ecological Institute (Glen Helen Building) on May 9. The event is free for Antioch faculty and students. For more information, email jberman@antiochcollege.edu or call (937) 971-8477.

Backyard Boogie flyer
via Facebook

Backyard Boogie is returning this June to the Miami Valley. Event coordinators Shane Dobson and Stephanie Pearce joined Niki Dakota on WYSO's Excursions to talk about the family (and pet) friendly festival, and its new venue, Adventures on the Great Miami.

Backyard Boogie is June 1-3 at Adventures on the Great Miami in Tipp City, OH. More information can be found at backyardboogie.live.

When Heart Beats is a new original production from the Yellow Springs Theatre Company, written and directed by Colton Pitstick that features original music, performed live onstage by Jam Salad.  Pitstick, the band, and choreographers Ali Thomas and Victoria Walters visited the WYSO studios for a preview in song and conversation live on Kaleidoscope.

When Heart Beats is onstage May 9 - 12 at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs.  More details below.

(from left) Rob Olsen, Greg Snyder, Reyna Spears, Dana Farley and Bruce Warren
via Curious Animals

Reyna Spears and Curious Animals visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope encompassing the players' various styles and musical lineups.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about balancing different musical projects, writing, recording, and Reyna's upcoming single.

Kelsey Cassidy

New Brunswick, Canada's Stephen Lewis and The Big Band of Fun stopped by the WYSO studios before their show this week at Hannah's in Dayton to talk with Niki Dakota about their loop-based performance style, and share some music live on Excursions.

Stephen Lewis and The Big Band of Fun will perform at Hannah's in Dayton on Thursday, May 3, joined by local band Beesly.