Music

Keeping Local Musicians' Gear In Working Order

Jul 29, 2016
Shelly Hulce / WYSO

Imagine life without mechanics, plumbers or IT help. For working musicians, a damaged instrument or piece of gear could lead to lost gigs, tours or recording sessions. So who do musicians of the Miami Valley call when things go wrong? Community Voices Producer Shelly Hulce introduces us to the world of Dayton musician, restoration and repair man, Chris Wright.
 

UBUNTU Men's Chorus Presents Begin to Love

Jul 26, 2016
UBUNTU Men's Chorus

This week, Niki Dakota talks with Cathy Roma, director of the UBUNTU Men’s Chorus at the London Correctional Institution. UBUNTU’s first album, Begin to Love, was released last month.

Ubuntu is a Zulu word that, according to Roma, means “I am who I am in community—I exist in relationship.” The men in the choir, she says, “Want to be there for each other and learn about the world through each other.”

With a new album underway, The Pullouts made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  The band chatted with Niki Dakota about recording, upcoming live gigs and more.

The Pullouts will perform at W.O. Wrights on Saturday, July 16th.

Kyleen Downes
Gary Mitchell

Kyleen Downes made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of her new, full length album, Maybe Sometimes.  Joined by her album release band and one of her music students, Rosie McDonald, Downes performed live on Kaleidoscope and discussed writing and recording the album and more.  McDonald also performed an acoustic set and talked about her future artistic pursuits.

Kyleen Downes will celebrate the release of Maybe Sometimes with a concert at Glen Helen in Yellow Springs, on Saturday, July 16th at 7pm.

Now based in Nashville, Griffin House stopped by the WYSO studios on a visit to his hometown of Springfield, Ohio.  House performed live on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota about his local musical roots, life on the road and more.

Griffin House will perform at Veteran's Amphitheater Park in Springfield on July 8th. 

Springsfest is a new music festival from Great Guys Entertainment and Yellow Springs Brewery making its debut in the village on July 9th.  Festival organizer Conor Stratton visited the WYSO studios to talk about the event and share some music from the performers.

Springsfest 2016 is Saturday, July 9th at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs.  More information at: http://www.springsfestival.com/

After the overwhelming success of the debut Pure Acoustic showcase, the Yellow Cab will host a follow up show on Saturday, July 9th.  The Yellow Cab's Jeff Opt visited the WYSO studios to talk about the show, which features no microphones or amplifiers, live on Excursions.  He was joined by Charlie Tipton, who played live on the air.

Pure Acoustic 2 is Saturday, July 9th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Team Void returned to the WYSO studios on July 4th for a special performance live on Excursions.  The band is preparing for a special show at Oddbody's benefiting the Aria Marie Foundation and talked with Niki Dakota about the upcoming show and more.

Ladyfest Dayton returns to the Yellow Cab building in September, but preparations for the festival are already underway, including several benefit shows throughout the summer. Ladyfest organizers visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the festival and its partner events on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by local spoke word performers Represent and rock band Jasper the Colossal, both of whom performed live on the air.

Myrtle Beach based band Treehouse visited the WYSO studios ahead of their appearance at the Fourth Annual Festival of Fire in Bellefontaine.  The band performed live on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota, who was also joined by festival organizers.

The Fourth Annual Festival of Fire is July 1st and 2nd in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

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