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Kelly Thornton

Brian Keith Wallen fell in love with music at a young age and is now a working musician.  He returned to the WYSO studios, this time for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about his musicial journey, his new album The Stompboard Sessions and more.

Brian Keith Wallen will perform at Spinoza's in Beavercreek on Sunday, March 20th with Noah Wotherspoon.

Performing with numerous Miami Valley bands over the years, Rich Reuter recently released a solo album, The Captain.  Reuter and members of the Great Northern String Band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and conversation with host Juliet Fromholt.

Rich Reuter's album The Captain is available now. https://about.me/richreuter

Photo by Maggie Carey

The self-titled follow up to Radio Wires is the second full length album from Good English.  The band returned to the WYSO studio to preview songs from the upcoming release and talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the writing and recording process, their upcoming tour and more.

Good English will celebrate the album's release on Friday, March 11th at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton.  For more information on their upcoming tour and the album, visit http://www.goodenglishband.com/

Currently on tour in support of their album album, Restless Ones, the Heartless Bastards will be performing in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota chatted with the band's Erika Wennerstorm ahead of their visit to the Miami Valley.

Heartless Bastards will perform at Oddbody's on Saturday, March 5th.

The members of Queen City Silver Stars were longtime friends who eventually found themselves forming a band that combines festive Caribbean and reggae sounds.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording their debut album, Green Flash, upcoming gigs and more.

The first annual Gem City Blues Fest will feature performances by the Eric Jerardi Band, Higgins-Madewell, Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders and the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ House Band.  FHMCC is hosting this secular event featuring music food, and organizer and band leader Reece Lincoln visited the WYSO studios to talk about the upcoming festivities.

Gem City Blues Fest is Saturday, March 12, beginning at 5pm, at the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ in Dayton.

Weekend of Jazz is a celebration of jazz music in regional high schools hosted by Beavercreek High School, which boasts a robust jazz program. Beavercreek High School Jazz One and director Michael Bisig visited the WYSO studios for a full band preview of the upcoming event live on Excursions.

Weekend of Jazz is March 3rd - 5th at Beavercreek High School.  More info is at: weekendofjazz.org

After releasing Heisman Trophy Winner in late 2015, the 1984 has been recharging and developing new material for several upcoming recording projects.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about their plans for the future.

Jerome Casinger, Michael Giefer and Jon Rahilly met through Craigslist and quickly began performing under the name Winchester Gray.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about finding their sound, upcoming recordings and more.

Winchester Gray will perform at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, February 27th.

Dr. Cathy Roma returned to the WYSO studios to talk with Music Director Niki Dakota for an update on her various choir projects including her latest project, a collaborative recording of the song Black Lives Matter.

There will be a listening and viewing party for the song and music video of Black Lives Matter on February 24th at the Emporium in Yellow Springs and on Thursday, March 3rd at Third Perk in Dayton.

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