The Folk Indie duo known as the Bengsons (composed of Abigail and Shaun Bengson) come to perform live in this installment of Excursions on WYSO.
The Bengsons describe themselves as “the best in vaudevillian indie folk”, and this label comes across very clearly in their music. Combining a traditional folk duo sound with musical theater and a little humor, The Bengsons give their music a unique and welcoming feeling that is an absolute treat to hear.
Musician and activist Si Khan visited the WYSO studios during the station's fall membership drive and share songs and stories with Detours host Norm Whitman. The founder and former director of Grassroots Leadership spoke about his music and his latest book, Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice.
In the late 1960's, three young musicians from Dayton Ohio, Suzanne Thomas, Rick Good and Dave Edmundson, formed the Hotmud Family and began performing traditional music on stages in the Miami Valley and beyond. On October 1, 2, and 3, 2010, WYSO hosted a Hotmud Family Reunion at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton.