A Shade of Red (from left): Alessandro Cortez, Georgia Goad, Sean Pennington

Alessandro Cortez, Georgia Goad, Sean Pennington, who perform as A Shade of Red, returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at Gem Fest 2018, playing live on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by musician and festival co-organizer Mike Emmons. 

A Shade of Red will perform at Gem Fest 2018 on Saturday, October 13 at the Yellow Cab. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/691693041196707/

It's hard to believe that, in the nearly-3-year history of The Jewel Case, we've never done car songs as a theme. That changes tonight at 8 Eastern. Join us for "MOTORVATIN'": 2 hours of tunes about cars and driving from everyone from The Dixie Hummingbirds to Rush to Lightnin' Hopkins to Public Enemy, and loads more to boot. Hop in- we're all gassed up and waiting.

Some of Dayton's finest local musicians cite Tom Petty among their influences, and on Saturday, September 29, they'll pay tribute to the late artist on stage at the Yellow Cab.  Organizer Shelly Hulce and musician Trey Stone joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studio to discuss the process of creating Breakdown! A Celebration of Tom Petty.

via Magnaphone Records

Harold Hensley returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of his debut solo album, Midnight Savings Time (Magnaphone Records). Hensley performed a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album.

Harold Hensley will celebrate the release of Midnight Savings Time on Friday, September 28 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/293950288065248/

Sam Amidon onstage
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Sam Amidon will travel from his home near London to perform at the historic Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with Amidon ahead of his visit to Ohio about his latest album The Following Mountain (Nonesuch), his travels and more.

Sam Amidon will perform at Holland Theatre in Bellfontaine on Thursday, September 27. Learn more at: http://thehollandtheatre.org/

Feeling lucky? We'll be celebrating BOTH KINDS OF LUCK- plenty of tunes about both fortune and misfortune from everyone from Dinah Washington to D.O.A. Until then: may all the dice be your cousins and the all the dolls agreeable, with nice teeth and no last names.

Scarecrow Sideshow

South Charleston based Scarecrow Sideshow returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their second album, An Exit Strategy. The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, honing their sound, and more.

Scarecrow Sideshow will celebrate the release of An Exit Strategy on Friday, September 28 at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs.  More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/684160658619368/


The Blue Leaf's returned to the WYSO studio for a live set on Kaleidoscope. The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their summer performances, upcoming gigs, and their evolving sound.

The Blue Leaf's will perform at the Greene on September 28 and at the Tipp City Mum Festival on September 30. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/theblueleafs/

This week's theme? Glad you asked: "FRONTMAN TAKES FIVE"- we'll be taking a look at songs where the regular lead singer steps back from the mic and lets another band member have a moment in the spotlight. Sometimes there's a good reason why the bass player doesn't get a mic, but there are other examples when the song becomes the band's biggest hit. We'll be hearing both sides of the spectrum, and it's gonna be a hoot. Ringo wants YOU to be there. You don't want to disappoint Ringo, do you?

Joey Shaheen performs as The Wrong Omar.

Performing at The Wrong Omar, Joey Shaheen traveled from Minneapolis to Ohio for work and discovered and fell in love with Yellow Springs. Upon moving to town, he put out a call for musical collaborators and found Yellow Springs musicians Matt Minde and Jason McClean. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope, and Shaheen talked with host Juliet Fromholt about this musical journey so far and what's coming next.