Ahead of the band's Dayton performance at the Yellow Cab, Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke to Michael Oliva of The Harlequins about the band's latest album, writing, recording and more.

The Harlequins will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on June 10th. 

Steve and the Turtle Chasers joined Juliet Fromholt live on Kaleidoscope to perform songs from their new album, Bring the Kids. The band talked about writing songs for the young and young at heart, performing live and more.

Bring the Kids by Steve and the Turtle Chasers is available now here: www.stevemakofka.com

Ulter Nation is the second full length album from Dayton-based duo Dirty/Clean.  Josh Egeland and Jay Madewell made a return visit to the WYSO studios to talk with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the album, its influences, other collaborations/musical projects and more.

Ulter Nation is available at Omega Music in downtown Dayton and GameSwap Kettering or online at: http://dirtycleanmusik.bandcamp.com/

For more information on the artists in this segment:

Charlie Tipton
Jennifer Taylor

Songwriter Charlie Tipton returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope accompanied by Phil Bradley-Hutchinson.  Tipton talked about forming and performing with a full band, upcoming gigs, recording and more.

Charlie Tipton will perform at the Oregon Express on Saturday, May 27th. 

Ruby the Rabbitfoot
Natalie + Neal

After the release of last summer's Divorce Party, Ruby the Rabbitfoot is back on the road for the second leg of her tour.  Ahead of her appearance at MOTR in Cincinnati, she chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about album, songwriting and more. 

Ruby the Rabbitfoot will perform at MOTR in Cincinnati on Thursday, May 25th. 

The Nautical Theme is a new project from Matt Shetler and Tesia Mallory, who had previously performed together in Good Luck Year.  The duo made their debut at Side Show 12 and visited the WYSO studios, amidst some inclement weather in the Miami Valley, for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and conversation with Juliet Fromholt.

Ignite the Rest is the first full length album from R. Ring and collects both new material and some previously released songs.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of their late spring tour and performed live on Kaleidoscope.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the process of recording the album and more.

R. Ring's May Tour begins May 18th.  Find full details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/465578583780822/

After a quick visit home, Cincinnati-based duo Lung is back on the road in support of their debut album, Bottom of the Barrel.  The band stopped by the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about life as touring musicians, recording the album and more.

Lung will perform at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton on June 29th. 

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.

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.