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What Keeps the Guitar Man Strumming

May 16, 2017
Jim McCutcheon has taught guitar to generations of local families
George Drake Jr. / WYSO

When Jim McCutcheon goes on vacation, he’ll most likely bring his guitar along. Not simply as entertainment for when there’s downtime, but because it’s an extension of who he is. Jim’s been a musical fixture in Dayton since 1978 -- he teaches guitar classes to people of all ages, he’s released two children’s albums, and has several awards to his name. On May 17th he’s adding another one -- the Governor's Award in the Arts for arts education. Culture Couch producer George Drake, Jr. spent time with him to find out what keeps him going.

TreeHouse
Twisted Dreams Radio Photography

Based in the Carolina's, TreeHouse returns to the Miami Valley for a show at Peach's in Yellow Springs with  Roots of a Rebellion.  Both bands joined Niki Dakota live in studio for a musical preview, and Vanessa Cubanno from the Festival of Fire (which TreeHouse will participate in later this summer) joined them to talk about that upcoming event.

Salvadore Ross returns to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of their appearance at Sideshow 12.  Taylor McGuff, Ryan Palcic, and Mike Emmons, music coordinators for Sideshow 12, also visited the studios to talk about the two-day event.

Sideshow 12 is May 12th and 13th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Full lineup at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645899565425648/

Tim Gebard
Jennifer Taylor

Tim Gebard joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live on Excursions for a musical preview of his appearance at Sideshow 12.  

Sideshow 12 is May 12th and 13th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Full lineup at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645899565425648/

Mandy Jewell
Jennifer Taylor

Singer songwriter Mandy Jewell returns to the WYSO studios to preview her upcoming set at Sideshow 12.  Jewell chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about writing, developing a band and more.

Sideshow 12 is May 12th and 13th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Full lineup at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645899565425648/

Zach Whitaker
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear from Zach Whitaker, a student at Centerville High School who loves music and is wildly passionate about the bass guitar.

Zane and the Sway return to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of a busy month of May. The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about recording their forthcoming album, upcoming gigs and more.

  

Zane and the Sway will perform Thursday, May 4th at the Old Crow Bar in Middletown, on May 5th at Courthouse Square for The Square is Where.  They'll also be at SideShow 12 at the Yellow Cab later in May and at the WYSO Community Concert, September 10th at RiverScape MetroPark. 

The High Notes
Every Atom Photogaphy

The High Notes began in 2011, but the band's current lineup is fairly recent.  As they prepare to release their first demo recording, the High Notes visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting, upcoming gigs and more. 

The High Notes will perform at Englewood's Courtyard Lounge on Saturday, June 17th. 

Rediscovered Radio: Clean Gene’s Record Machine

Apr 26, 2017
Clean Gene Lohman and Sherry Novick at the WYSO studios in the 1970s
WYSO Archives

In 1965, a kid named Gene Lohman came to Yellow Springs to attend Antioch College. He brought with him an almost encyclopedic knowledge of popular music, especially R&B. As a child, Gene had been bed ridden with measles, with only a transistor radio for company. That inspired a lifelong passion for artists recording on labels like Savoy, Chess, and Stax.

Peter Mulvey returned to the WYSO studio ahead of his performance at Dayton's Yellow Cab.  Mulvey performed live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about recording his latest album with Ani Difranco, his recent TED Talk and more.

Peter Mulvey will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, April 22nd with Shrug. 

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