Steve Moss started Midnight Ghost Train in memory of a late friend and has revamped and recycled the lineup a few times while staying on the road pretty steadily. Moss spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about life on the road, music as therapy and Midnight Ghost Train's new album, Buffalo (Karate Body Records).
Midnight Ghost Train will perform on Friday, February 22nd at South Park Tavern.
Meg Cavanaugh returns to Kaleidoscope after a year away to catch up with Juliet Fromholt, talk about her new music and, of course, play live in the studio. Cavanaugh has been collaborating in London, England with artist Peter Mader. That new experience has changed the way she produces music while retaining her same sound. Cavanaugh looks forward to releasing new music and playing her latest music live, especially here in the United States.
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died in southwest Ohio. He was 69.
A spokeswoman for a Dayton-area funeral home confirms he died Saturday and says the family has not scheduled any public services yet. There is also a posting about his death on his current band's Facebook page.
The Ohio Players topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm." They were known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits.
On Friday, January 18th, Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs will welcome Brooklyn band Birds in Weather to the stage. They'll be joined by Columbus band the Easy Pieces and locals Bromaha. Members of the three bands made music together many years ago and they look forward to sharing a stage again this weekend. Here's a preview of the show.