Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WYSO Community Concert, Sunday

On Sunday, August 19th, public radio station WYSO 91.3 will present a free summer concert at RiverScape MetroPark featuring Holy Ghost Tent Revival.  Local musicians Todd the Fox and Daniel Dye and the Miller Road band will also perform.

"We're looking forward to another great gathering of the WYSO community," says WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota.  "It's a great treat to bring live music to the Miami Valley."

Hailing from Greensboro, NC, Holy Ghost Tent Revival has built a reputation for highly energetic live performances.  The six-piece band blends Dixieland and ragtime inspired folk with rock and roll and a horn section for a memorable sound.  Since 2009, Holy Ghost Tent Revival has played 300 live shows a year including several previous stops in the Miami Valley.  Their third studio album, Sweat Like the Old Days, will be released later this year.

Dayton-based singer/songwriter Todd the Fox mixes blues, folk, bluegrass and rock and roll influences to create what he calls "Hyper Delta Blues."  Performing with a resonator guitar and homemade suitcase drum and accompanied by a washboard, Todd the Fox delivers a fun, engaging live show.

Openers Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band are a Springfield family band made up of frontman Daniel Dye and his nieces and nephews.  This all-acoustic group is making a name for itself with a softly powerful Americana sound.

"Bring the whole family as we celebrate WYSO music and its ability to bring us together," says Dakota.

The concert begins at 6pm.  Food will be sold at RiverScape's Cafe Velo, and craft beer will also be for sale.  Families are encouraged to attend and bring chairs or blankets for seating.  Free admission is made possible by support from Wagner Subaru, Freund Freeze and Arnold, and the University of Dayton Department of Continuing Education.

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