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Studio Session: Shannon Clark and the Sugar to bring soulful Americana to Centerville venue


Shannon Clark and the Sugar joined WYSO Music Director Juliet Fromholt on Kaleidoscope for a live interview and studio session last week, ahead of their February 17 performance in Centerville. The band, which hails from Darke county, features Brittany Clark on drums, Shannon Clark on guitar, Navie Clark (their daughter) on vocals, and Joey Howard on vocals and guitar. They describe their sound as “Midwest Americana Soul,” with three-part harmonies over a steady guitar and percussion rhythm section. On the show, the band performed several songs live on air, including work from their 2021 album Marks on the Wall. They also talked with Juliet about recording that album with producer Mark Howard. In addition, the band premiered an unreleased track from their forthcoming album, and spoke about how they came to record the album in Nashville.

Shannon Clark and the Sugar will perform live at the Hidden Gem Music Club in Centerville on Friday, February 17. They will share the stage with Nashville songwriter Ryan Alfred and Dayton country singer Jamie Suttle. Doors open at 6:30pm, and music begins at 7:00. Tickets are available in advance through Hidden Gem Music Club, or at the door. Information and updates about Shannon Clark and the Sugar are available on their website or on social media.

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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.