Larry Evans and Kyle Melton from the Smug Brothers perform at SideShow.
Credit Jennifer Clarke
After adding a new bass player and then taking a summer-long hiatus, The Smug Brothers are returning to the stage and preparing to release new material. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt sat down with Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher at Ghostlight Coffee to talk about the Smug Brothers' new single, music video and upcoming shows.
The Smug Brothers will perform at Jimmie's Ladder 11 on Friday, November 15th.
Lost on Iddings with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt
Lost on Iddings make a return visit to the WYSO studios with a reformed lineup and renewed energy. The seven-piece band recently completed an album called the Buckeye Sessions, recorded with Buckeye Music Magazine and is now looking forward to more live performances including a gig opening for New Riders of the Purple Sage.
Lost on Iddings performs live at the Oregon Express on Friday, November 8th with Hazy and the Rugged Child.
(from left) Max Nunery, Chip Pritchard, Harold Hensley and Brian Spirk of The Repeating Arms
Credit Juliet Fromholt
The Repeating Arms have spent the past few months preparing their first full length album, Blackberry Winter. With addition of Brian Spirk on mandolin, the four piece band has been perfecting their sound in the studio and onstage. The Repeating Arms made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live performance and a preview of several album tracks. They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the recording process, the album release show and what's next for the band.
Daniel Coston is a writer and photographer who's been working with musicians for many years, in particular, those in his home state of North Carolina. In his book, North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations, Coston documents the likes of The Avett Brothers, Si Kahn, Doc Watson and many other. Coston visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Detours host Norm Whitman about the stories behind the book and its subjects.