Over the past few years, Signs of Life has been building their reputation and their audience among the region's Pink Floyd fans. This weekend marks two big milestones: a local celebration of the 40th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon and Signs of Life's first arena show. Singer and bandleader Jon Stankorb sat down to chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the Dark Side of the Moon album and what these to milestones mean for the band.
Signs of Life will perform on May 4th at Troy's Hobart Arena.
Charlie Tipton remembers the first time he picked up a guitar and his early years playing electric guitar and honing his craft as a songwriter as he learned the instrument. Now performing both as a solo artist and with a full band, Tipton is aiming to release an album later this year. Charlie Tipton visited the WYSO studios for an acoustic set and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about developing his craft as a songwriter and the differences between performing solo and with a band.
Country music legend George Jones died on Friday April 26 at age 81. Jones has been called the quintessential country singer.
WYSO general manager Neenah Ellis created a radio documentary about Jones in 1992 for a public radio program called Soundprint.
A visit to Nashville, Tennessee during Fan Fair, an annual gathering of dedicated country music fans, serves as the backdrop for a review of George Jones long career. Ellis takes listeners inside the recording studio as Jones makes an album that he hopes will mark his comeback.
Music fans around the Miami Valley will flock to several local record stores on Saturday, April 20th to celebrate Record Store Day 2013. In addition to the special, limited releases, local stores are offering discounts, sales and special events to mark the day. Ghettoblaster Magazine's Dave Obenour is helping coordinate this year's festivities which include music trivia at Blind Bob's and a special screening of I Need That Record! at the Neon Movies. Obenour joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about Record Store Day 2013.