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With a variety of stringed instruments, Rick and Hillary Wagner, who also perform under the name Jim's Red Pants, joined Tom Duffee live on A Country Ramble for music and conversation.  The duo performed a variety of traditional and original music and shared the stories behind their songs.

The Irish Rovers
© Hamish Burgess 2015

The Irish Rovers will bring original and traditional Celtic music to Dayton for a pre-St. Patrick's Day show at Victoria Theatre.  Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk spoke with the band's George Miller about the band's storied history and latest developments.

The Irish Rovers will perform at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton on Thursday, March 16th at 7:30pm.  Tickets available at ticketcenterstage.com

courtesy of Beavercreek High School

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is an annual celebration of jazz featuring performances from multiple bands as well as performances from Ellis Marsalis, Diva Jazz Orchestra and more.  The Beavercreek High School Jazz One Ensemble made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Excursions ahead of the event. 

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is March 2-4, 2017 at Beavercreek High School. More information at: www.weekendofjazz.org

Ahead of his performance in Bellefontaine, Jordan Tice visited the WYSO studios with his bandmates Sam Grisman and Christian Sedelmyer.  The trio performed live on Excursions and talked with host Niki Dakota about their new album Horse County.

Jordan Tice will perform live at the Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine on February 25th. 

Seth Canan and the Carriers will celebrate their one year anniversary as a band when they play their second Dayton Does Dayton performance on February 25th.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their busy first year and their plans for 2017.

Seth Canan and the Carriers will perform at Gilly's on Saturday, February 25th as part of Dayton Does Dayton, which runs February 24-25th.

Bread Alone by Junie Morrison Ohio Players Funk Music in Dayton
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Many across our region are mourning the loss of one of Dayton’s most influential funk-music pioneers. Walter "Junie" Morrison was one of the original members of the Ohio Players. He also played keyboards with the band Funkadelic. Morrison’s daughter announced the 62-year-old’s death on Facebook, prompting dozens of fans, friends and family members to post their personal memories and appreciation Morrison’s huge influence on music history. Here, WYSO's Radio Basim, Behind The Groove Music host, shares his own remembrances of Morrison.

 

Dayton-based band Salvadore Ross visited the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their debut album Mystery Head.  The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about the process of writing and recording the album, plans for 2017 and more.

Salvadore Ross will celebrate the release of Mystery Head on Saturday, February 4th at the Oregon Express.

Restock 2017 is a two-day festival of music and friendly competition to restock local food pantries.  The jam band community will be represented at Friday night's Restock Hippie Fest, and on Saturday, harder rock takes the stage with Restock Metal Fest.  Bands representing each evening's show visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope; Mainline Funk made return visit while Letters to the Blind made their WYSO debut. 

Oddbody's will host Restock 2017: Hippies vs. Metalheads on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th.

Now in its ninth year, the Dayton Blues Society presents and sponsors many events throughout the year including the upcoming Winter Blues Showcase.  DBS president Jeff Hill joined WYSO's Niki Dakota by phone ahead of the annual event to talk about the concert which will feature local and regional blues performers including headliner the Stacy Mitchhart Band.

The Dayton Blues Society's Winter Blues Showcase is Saturday, January 21st at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

The Winterfolk Festival returns to the Yellow Cab on Saturday, January 28th and will once again feature full band and solo performances, artwork and food.  Three of the solo performers: John Dubuc, Charlie Jackson and Achilles Tenderloin visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by event organizers Charles Hartman (OldNews) and Harold Hensley (The Repeating Arms) who talked about this year's event.

Winterfolk 2017 is Saturday, January 28th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton beginning at 7pm. All ages welcome.

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