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Lost on Iddings return to the WYSO studios for a full band set on Kaleidoscope.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the upcoming summer festival season including Miami Valley Music Fest, recording projects and more.

Lost on Iddings will perform at St. Patrick's Church Festival in Troy on May 16th and at Miami Valley Music Fest later in the summer.  More live performance dates available at

Brenna Myers and Alexander Scaglia have known each and have been playing music together since childhood.  Now performing under the name The Florals, the Springfield duo is releasing its debut album on Poptek Records.  Myers and Scaglia visited the WYSO studios on release day for a live set on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about the new release and an upcoming tour.

Todd the Fox and Queen Victoria talk about their experience as music coordinators for Sideshow X, which features 40 bands/solo performers. The theme of this year is rejuvenation and reflection, looking at the future and past of music, comedy, and art. They also talk about the Yellow Cab building, a center point for art in Dayton with local art, food, and beer, and the home for the event.

Back from a hiatus since their last record came out, Nathan Peters of Captain of Industry and Columbus-based artist Happy Chichester talk about how they met, where they’ve been, and new skills picked up since they last played. Happy Chichester plays and sings a few songs on guitar incorporating his unique throat singing.

Dakota Wright uses looping pedals, guitar and violin to create a complex, symphonic sound with a solid folk foundation.  Wright visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about writing, arrangement, inspiration and performing live.

Dakota Wright will be performing this summer.  Find upcoming dates at:

Change Your Hue Blues Concert is an evening of food, music and fundraising in support of the United Methodist Children's Home.  Hall of Fame Blues host Shakin Dave Hussong joined Niki Dakota in the studio and WYSO Resource Board member and event co-organizer Don Hiyashi via phone to talk about the music and the event

Change Your Hue Blues Concert is May 2nd in Columbus.

A casual conversation at a gig lead to the eventual formation of a band.  Jason Trout and Andrea Dawn Courts perform as The Touchy Feelys and visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The duo chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about their writing process, performing together and more.

The Touchy Feelys will perform on Saturday, May 2nd at Jimmie's Ladder 11 with Whiskey for Kids and Charles Hartman. 

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Performing under the name R. Ring, Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery are about to embark on their spring tour in support of two upcoming split 7 inch EPs.  The duo visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and more.

R. Ring will perform on Thursday, April 30th at Canal Public House with Smug Brothers, Good English, and Pale Angels. For more tour dates, visit

The Whiskey Shambles kicked off the Hall Pass Program for 2015 with a live trio set in the WYSO studios. The band talked with Shakin' Dave about the blues and various other musical styles, live performances and audience, and much more.

Nashville-based songwriter Olivia Frances has roots in Cincinnati and brought her upbeat tunes to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  She and Niki Dakota chatted about her tour, the joys and challenges of social media and more.

Olivia Frances will perform at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs on Friday, April 24th.