LaVette is renowned for her eclectic musical style, combining elements of rock, funk, R&B, country, gospel, soul, and blues.
In her interview, LaVette reminisces over her early beginnings in 1965 and her experiences with famous artists such as Otis Redding and James Brown humorously admitting, "Well, he wasn't that big then."
After listening to the original recording of her chart single "Let Me Down Easy" on Excursions, she states, "I almost cried."
Langhorne Slim, named for his hometown in Pennsylvania, has been steadily gaining public notice, being featured on the film The Waitress' soundtrack, playing at various folk festivals across North America, and just having returned from Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Cincinnati band the Lions Rampant are hot off the release of their new album, It's Fun to Do Bad Things. The band already celebrated the album's release in their hometown and will also do shows in Dayton, Columbus and Chicago in support of the record. Nick and Nate from the Lions Rampant visited the WYSO studios to share some tracks from their new album and talk about the band's upcoming plans.
The Lions Rampant will celebrate the release of It's Fun to Do Bad Things in Dayton on Saturday, March 27th at South Park Tavern.
Conrad Balliet visits Excursions to share poetry and music with Niki Dakota. They discuss the high quality and quantity of the poetry by writers in the Miami Valley and invite listeners to an upcoming poetry reading in Conrad's honor at Wittenberg University.
There are 27 players on Flotation Walls' new album, Nature, but for touring and live performances, the band is made up of four people - all of whom wear distinct yellow costumes. The visited the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at the Dayton Dirt Collective for a live set and to talk about recording Nature, translating their recordings to a live show and their decision to begin touring full time.
Flotation Walls is playing at the Dayton Dirt Collective on Thursday, September 24, 2009 with Finding Fiction and The Space Race.