Music

In its 11th year, Dayton Music Fest has grown into the Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival with music, both local and national at its core.  Organizers and musicians including Gladgirl Shelly, Good Luck Year (who performed a live set in the studio), Good English and the Motel Beds visited the WYSO studio for a preview this year's festivities.

Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival is September 18th and 19th in downtown Dayton.  More information is at dmaff.com

World House Choir To Perform Mass for Mother Earth

Sep 9, 2015
Dorothy Smith

What happens when a choir director and 100 singers focus on climate change? This weekend, the World House Choir will present Missa Gaia: A Celebration of Mother Earth by Paul Winter. The music is both meditative and a call to action.

As the World House Choir prepares for its performance of Paul Winter's Missa Gaia, director Dr. Cathy Roma joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a conversation about the piece.

The World House Choir will perform Missa Gaia September 11-13th.

Trey Stone made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of his appearance at the 2015 WYSO Community Concert.  Joined by The Septemberists, who he'll join on stage for a very special interlude performance before his own band Trey Stone and the Ringers take the stage, Stone chatted with Niki Dakota about his latest release and upcoming live shows.

The WYSO Community Concert is Sunday, September 13th at RiverScape MetroPark

Washington DC's Tomas Pagan Motta's latest, self-released album is Up and Away.  His first tour stop in support of the album was the WYSO Studios ahead of a gig in Yellow Springs where he chatted with Excursions fill-in host Tod Weidner about his musical roots and performed live on the air. 

Tomas Pagan Motta will perform at the Spirited Goat in Yellow Springs on September 4th.

Members of Manray visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their new album, Classic Jurassic, set to be released this weekend.  The band chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about recording the album and more.

Manray will celebrate the release of Classic Jurassic on September 4th at Blind Bob's.

As Cyclops Festival prepares to celebrate its fifth year of handmade culture in Yellow Springs, OH several of its musical performers visited the WYSO studios for a preview on Kaleidoscope.  Harold Hensley of The Repeating Arms performed an acoustic set, members of Skratchmatik did two DJs live on the air and festival co-organizer Brian Johnson talked about what's new at this year's event.

The 2015 Cyclops Festival is Saturday, September 12th at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs.

Kicking off a month-long musical residency on Excursions, the New Old-Fashioned performed live in the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their sophomore full length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights.

The New Old-Fashioned will celebrate the release of Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights on Saturday, September 26th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Having released their new album, No Hotel, The Claudettes returned to the WYSO studios to chat with Music Director Niki Dakota ahead of their Yellow Springs performance.

Ahead of his performance at Oddbody's in Dayton, Ellis Paul visited the WYSO studios for a live, acoustic set on Excursions.  The prolific songwriter talked to WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his music, his instrument of choice and more.

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