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Gina Chavez and her band will open the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on Thursday August 9.
courtesy of the Levitt Pavillion Dayton

Bilingual Latin folk artist Gina Chavez will give the inaugural performance at the newly constructed Levitt Pavillion Dayton.  Chavez and her band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursions earlier in the day.

Gina Chavez will perform at the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on  Thursday, August 9 at 7p.m. Her new EP, Lightbeam, is available now.

Folk musician Rory Makem will perform in Dayton in July.
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Acclaimed musician Rory Makem is preparing for a solo performance at the Dayton Celtic Festival.  Ahead of his visit to the Miami Valley, Makem spoke with Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk about his life in music.

Rory Makem will perform as part of the 2018 Dayton Celtic Festival, July 27 - 29 at RiverScape MetroPark. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/DaytonCelticFestival/

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band

  This week Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band, a group from Mutual, Ohio, stopped by for a live performance and a chat with Niki Dakota. They’re the founders of the annual Madden Road Music Festival, which takes place Saturday, August 13, at the old Madden Farm in Mutual.

The Miller Road Band is a family affair. Lead singer Daniel Dye, who plays guitar and banjo, is joined by his nieces and nephews: Emily on violin and viola, Carrie on violin, and Thomas on cello. Today they were joined by Dye’s sister, Sarah, who plays a major role in organizing the festival.

Pennsylvanian-based musician Charlie Zahm began playing banjo as a teenager and soon switched to guitar.  He became serious about folk music as he got older and began to find his singing voice.  Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk spoke with Zahm ahead of an upcoming visit to Ohio.  The two discussed Zahm's musical roots including his maritime inspiration, finding a balance between musical and family life and much more.

Charlie Zahm will perform next weekend at the Ohio Scottish Games at Lorain Fairgrounds.  

Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk speaks to singer and musician John Molineux from Brittany in France.  They talk about his stint in The John Renbourn group, the state of folk music and much more.

Dayton Sacred Harp Singers

Jul 17, 2012
Photo by Alan Staiger

It’s the human voice that’s the sacred harp.  When a group of voices get together and turn up the volume, it can rattle the walls and make you feel like you’re on the inside of a musical instrument.

Live on Excursions: David Wax Museum

Mar 28, 2012

 

David Wax and Suz Slezak, together known as David Wax Museum, stop by Excursions to share their bizarrely brilliant “Mexo-Americana” music.

Live on Excursions: Brother Sun

Feb 17, 2012

 

Folk trio Brother Sun brings a gospel and country tinged performance to Excursions.

Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway comprise Brother Sun, a folk trio boasting rich instrumentation and jarring three-part harmonies. Each a touring solo artist in his own right, the members of the group joined together in 2010 after a mutual festival performance. The group took off, spending much of 2011 touring heavily in support of their self-titled debut album.

Host Highlights: Norm Whitman

Mar 22, 2011

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Norm Whitman of Detours.  They talk about how fellow host Cindy Funk introduced him to the station as a listener and his early days as a host.

Detours airs Saturday afternoons 1-3pm.

 

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason stop by Excursions to chat with Niki Dakota and to demonstrate their wonderful brand of American Folk music.

Jay and Molly first met during the 1970s and were eventually wed in 1991 and have been playing together since. The duo (utilizing folk standard of fiddle, guitar and piano) play a wide variety of folk music ranging from Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic. The duo even branches into golden age swing and country occasionally. The duo plays with an expertise and cohesiveness that is almost unparalleled in the folk music world.

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