A Voice of Your Own on YTAA Today!

Today from 3-6pm at YTAA we are joined in the studio from the fine lads in A Voice of Your Own who will talk about their latest record, “Vines on the Lines” and upcoming shows in our local area, and how to get just the right feeling on a song. The music that AVOYO make is reminiscent of 90’s alternative music in the best possible sense!

A Voice Of Your Own blends traditional pop song structures, and low fi indie influences with a hands-on DIY approach that connects and pays homage to their musical influences while sounding fresh and contemporary. AVOYO draws from a variety of different skilled artists and musicians such as Tom Petty, The Cars, Beck, and The White Stripes which is some pretty damn fine company! AVOYO started as a solo project formed by producer, guitarist, and song writer James Crabtree. As a solo project, AVOYO had previously independently released two full length albums.  Today the band has evolved into a full dynamic group.

A Voice of Your Own have a new record “Vines On The Lines” that has been available since February. The band currently consists of James Crabtree (guitar/vocals), Johnny McConnell (bass), Levi Short (guitar/vocals) Tylur Kahnle (guitar) and Matt Mihalus (drums). We welcome them to the YTAA studio this week!

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Midnight Savings Time from Harold Hensley

HaroldOne of our favorite singers in Dayton has a new record that we want to share with you!  We refer to him as the “Golden Voice” in Dayton. His voice is simple amazing! And now you can pre-order a copy of his forthcoming solo record! You are a lucky person.

Harold Hensley is a staple of the vibrant Dayton music scene! His work with The Repeating Arms deserves your attention. You know it is going to be an excellent music experience when you see Harold is in the room whether he is singing his own songs or jumping up and singing with pals like Charlie Jackson and The Heartland Railway or The New Old Fashioned!

And it is indeed good news that Harold is reaching out to all of us with with a pre-sale for his upcoming Midnight Savings Time!

Shows where you can see these terrific musicians!  See you all there!

Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, Kyleen Downes & Alexis Gomez April 13th!

The Repeating Arms have a show on May 11th at Star City Brewing Company!

Auburndale, Me & Mountains & The New Old Fashioned on May 11th at Blind Bob’s!

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David Payne ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’

David Payne EP Release Show posterHello everyone!  We are back with a new show and a special guest!  As you know we have been playing that new song from Mr. David Payne, ‘Cheaper Than Therapy.’

Cheaper than therapyThat fine song is not just truth, it is also the title track of his new record which is coming out in just a few days!

David will be joining us in the studio to talk about his big release show at The “Old” Yellow Cab building on Saturday, August 19th!  That show promises to be something spectacular with Tod Weidner, Joe Anderl, Tim Pritchard, and Harold Hensley.  Some of our favorite songwriters together on one great bill!  Yeah, our Saturday plans are set!

Tune into the show however the music spirit moves you to do so… 99.5/98.1fm Flyer Radio WUDR (or online at wudr.udayton.edu) today from 3-6pm for Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with Dr. J!

David and I will be discussing his new EP and heck ya we will play tracks from it!  We will also talk about some of David’s very cool covers of Shrug, Me & Mountains, and more!  And don’t worry kids, we will also chat about the release show and our mutual love of late 90s alt-country!

Come along everyone!

This Week We have a Special Guest!

This week on YTAA we will be joined by Tim Pritchard of The Boxcar Suite!  Tim will be in studio to talk about the band’s new EP Life on the Limb and their upcoming show on April 1st at the legendary Trolley Stop as well as the next full length record the band is work on! Plus Tim will play a few songs in our performance studio!  So, tune into the show this week — 99.5 and 98.1 fm in Dayton and online at wudr.udayton.edu as we all get to hear terrific music from The Boxcar Suite along with tons of new music!  Tweet us questions to ask Tim at twitter.com/drjwudr!  See you all soon!

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Life on The Limb

Life on the Limb coverOne of our favorite bands is sharing new music with us!  The Boxcar Suite will release their latest Life on the Limb EP in a mere matter of days… April 1!  The EP follows 2014’s excellent Across the Vast & Deep in preparation for the group’s next full length record. The new EP features four new tracks produced by Tim Pritchard at Suite Basement Studio.

The band will celebrate the EP release with a show at The Trolley Stop on Saturday, April 1st with special guests Columbus, Oh based The Nick Frye Band.  You need to make plans now!

“This release features material that we wrote while we were working on Across the Vast & Deep” says Pritchard. “We had a lot of material going in to that project and while we chose the recordings that best fit that album, there were some songs that we felt were just as strong but needed to be recut. After the release of that album we hit the studio to start recording the next full length and re-tracked some of this material as well. The cuts we liked the best make up this EP. They’re not just extra material, but some of our favorite tracks we’ve come up with.”

The Boxcar Suite spent 2015-2016 playing shows around the Midwest and recording material for another full length to be completed this year.  And we could not be happier about this at YTAA!  Expect to hear the new songs this coming Tuesday on the show and soon we will have a special surprise to share with all of you.

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For more info on The Boxcar Suite check out there sites

www.theboxcarsuite.com

www.facebook.com/theboxcarsuite

theboxcarsuite.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/the-boxcar-suite

twitter.com/TheBoxcarSuite

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Pure Acoustic 

  
This Saturday music lovers will have a real treat with a Pure Acoustic show at The Old Yellow Cab building.  Not only is Yellow Cab one of many great venues in our fine city, it is also involved in some of the most innovative programs for music lovers!  Some of Dayton’s finest musicians will perform only acoustic — just like the poster says there will be no microphones — imagine just hearing the voices as they come from the singer!  No amplification, just real sounds from real musicians to a real audience.  Nothing added.  Just good music.  This idea has been kicked around for a while by Jeff and the folks at Yellow Cab, kudos to them for making this happen.  Go see some of our favorite local musicians for a rare musical experience.  Expect some exciting combinations and there could be a surprise or two for you and your ears! 

  • Old Yellow Cab Building
  • February 6 – 8pm $5 – want a low cost for something so cool! 

We will see you all there! 

Gem City Podcast featuring our own Dr. J

 

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A peek at Dr. J’s record collection
 We wanted to share the kind podcast of Dr. J that Izzy from The Gem City Podcast did with him a few weeks ago!  We spoke about interests in music, independent music, and the fantastic music coming out of Dayton, Ohio now and in the past. Izzy was a scholar and a gentleman who demonstrated the reason that the Gem City Podcast is one of the best music podcasts being made today in the Miami Valley!  Whether you are a fan of music or just someone who is interested in how a college professor becomes fascinated by independent and alternative music, this podcast has something for everyone.  If you believe that a day without music like a day without air… Oh, yeah we may have overstated that a little bit but seriously if you believe that some of greatest musical discoveries are in your future and not in your past then this podcast is for you!  And you should check into their other podcasts while you are there!  They have some interviews and conversations with some of our favorite Dayton musicians, music enthusiasts, and others involved in the area music scene.  

Thank you Izzy and the folks at The Gem City Podcast for taking the time to talk about music with us!  You are terrific!