Musician and activist Si Kahn returns to Detours in a phone conversation with Norm Whitman following a busy summer during which Kahn released two albums, Bristol Bay and Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions on which he's joined by the Looping Brothers. All of this happened after Kahn's retirement. Whitman and Kahn discuss the stories and causes behind the albums, environmental and social issues and folk and bluegrass music in the mainstream.
After the phrase "disappear fear" was on a note on her desk at work SONiA decided to begin performing under that name. The band has been around since 1987, and more recently SONiA began performing with artist Katie Marie after meeting her at a festival in Germany. As they embark on a tour in support of new album, Broken Film, SONiA and Katie Marie visited the WYSO studios for a live performance. Sonia spoke with Niki Dakota about her musical career, the new album and bringing social issues into her songs.
Ricky Skaggs has enjoyed a long career as one of the best mandolin players on the planet. He has been playing since he was a small boy. At an early age he met many of his musical idols; Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Ralph Stanley. He decided that it was finally time to tell his story. And what a story he has to tell in this memoir "Kentucky Traveler - My Life in Music."
Credit Shot by Lauren Marie Tuttle, edited by Andy S. Foster Photography
Having performed on Kaleidoscope several years ago under the name Honeymoon, Jonathan Hape, Andy Foster and Nick Baker made a return visit the to WYSO studios, performing under their new name, Room and Board. The trio spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about their self-titled album, future plans and finding new energy in their new identity.
After performing together for four years Treetop Flyers, have just released their debut album Mountain Moves. The band won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition in 2011 and talk about that experience and much more as Sam Beer and Reid Morrison join visit the WYSO studios for an acoustic set on Excursions.
Treetop Flyers will perform at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus on August 27th.