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Studio Session: Country music veteran Richard Lynch releases new record, Radio Friend

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Waynesville country musician Richard Lynch joined Kaliedoscope host Juliet Fromholt on January 18th, 2023, for a live studio session and interview. Lynch was accompanied by bandmates Tim Bennington (lead guitar) and Tony Williams (background vocals). Together, they performed several original songs live on air. On the show, Lynch talked about how he began playing country music. His father was a professional country musician, and, during a local performance with country star Porter Wagoner, invited the 8-year-old Richard Lynch on stage to perform a song. The young Lynch sang “Tiger by the Tail,” a Buck Owens tune. By age 13, he was performing regularly in honky tonks and bars.

In the interview, Lynch talks about returning to songwriting for the first time since his youth. After largely abandoning writing for many years in order to pursue his career, he wrote a song after the death of his father, about 10 years ago. Since then, he has released three studio albums of original songs, all written by himself or co-written with bandmates and friends. His latest record, Radio Friend, was released on January 20th, 2023, and is available now for CD preorder or digital streaming. For more information about the Richard Lynch Band, or to purchase the album, visit https://richardlynchband.com.

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Juliet Fromholt is proud to be music director at 91.3FM WYSO. Juliet began volunteering at WYSO while working at WWSU, the student station at her alma mater, Wright State University. After joining WYSO's staff in 2009, Juliet developed WYSO’s digital and social media strategy until moving into the music director role in 2021. An avid music fan and former record store employee, Juliet continues to host her two music shows, Alpha Rhythms and Kaleidoscope, which features studio performances from local musicians every week. She also co-hosts Attack of the Final Girls, a horror film review podcast.
Peter Day began working in public radio in the summer of 2019, when he first interned at WYSO. He returned to the position the following summer, and served as the program director for Yale University’s student radio station for the 2020-21 school year. Now he works as an assistant to WYSO music director Juliet Fromholt and provides additional production assistance to senior producer Basim Blunt. Peter is a life-long Yellow Springs resident. In his free time, he likes to play music and walk in the woods.