For Cricketbows' newest full-length album Diamonds is named for the Cincinnati studio where the band recorded.  The band shared live versions of the album's songs and discussed its recording on their most recent visit to the WYSO studios.

Cricketbows will perform at Blind Bob's on July 28th, on August 1st as part of Miami Valley Music Fest and will do a Monday night residency at Jimmie's Ladder 11 in August.

With a new album nearly completed, Jasper the Colossal is back and ready to embark on more live gigs and get back on the road.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about their forthcoming release, the evolution of their songwriting and more.

Jasper the Colossal will perform at Canal Public House on July 17th with Legbone, Red Hot Rebellion, the ZG's.

Local artists and musicians are gathering for a special concert and art show to honor Glen Helen.  Organizers of this collaborative community event visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursions and talked about the upcoming festivities and what the Glen means to them.

Honoring Glen Helen is Saturday, June 27th at Antioch University Midwest. 

Seefari has a long tradition in the Dayton music community and join fellow musicians and community members in celebrating the legacy of Cityfolk with a concert at Courthouse Square.  Seefari and Melody visited the WYSO studio for an acoustic performance and chat with Niki Dakota.

Seefari will perform as part of the City Celebration on Saturday, June 17th at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.

As The Blackbirds, Charlie Tipton and Alyssa Hanson perform sometimes as a duo and others with a full band.  As they prepared for their perform at the Cityfolk Celebration, Tipton and Hanson visited the WYSO for a live set on Excursions.

The Blackbirds will perform at the Cityfolk Celebration on June 27th at Courthouse Square.

Midnight Ramble host Tom Duffee is joined in the studio by Russell “Mac” McDivitt, "a true historian of country music and bluegrass in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas" for an evening of song and conversation.

Hilltops & Highways is a collaborative EP from The New Old-Fashioned and The Repeating Arms.  It's different from a traditional "split" EP in that the bands wrote and performed on each other's songs, rather than simply sharing the final release.  Members of both bands visited the WYSO studios to talk about the release and The New Old-Fashioned performed an acoustic set live on Kaleidoscope.

The New Old-Fashioned and The Repeating Arms will celebrate the release of Hilltops & Highways on Saturday, June 27th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Jennifer Taylor

Tim Gebard returns to the WYSO studios for a live set as he prepares to release his new album, Better Angels. He spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about recording the album and making the documentary film, The Fall League.

Tim Gebard will celebrate the release of Better Angels on Saturday, June 27th with an evening at the Mayflower Arts Center in Troy that includes an acoustic concert, a screening of The Fall League and discounted dinners at nearby restaurants.

Debbie Blunden Diggs and Jasmine Easler visited the WYSO studios to talk about and share songs from The Human Race Theatre Company's production of Crowns, based on a book of stories on African American women and their beautiful hats.

Crowns is running now through June 28th at the Loft Theatre.

From two guitars and two voices, the Indigo Girls have more recently been performing unique concerts with orchestras in a variety of cities around the world.  Ahead of their performance with the Dayton Philharmonic, Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the band's past and present and the upcoming local show.

Indigo Girls will perform with the Dayton Philharmonic on June 20th at the Schuster Center.