Dayton Music

Western Sky: Dorsie Fyffe Comes Full Circle

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 The story that is Dorsie Fyffe’s life has seen the highest of the highs, and the lowest of the lows.  Each page of his existence that has  been written is chalk full of experiences that have molded him into the person that he is today. Fyffe will be releasing his new limited edition 7-inch single featuring the original song “Western Sky,” Dayton.  The single is a tour  de force of shimmery guitar, driving bassline and traditional country beat.  Another single being released this Saturday will also  contain a version of “Amazing Grace”, which was recorded live at the historic Ryman Theatre … [Read more...]



Local Station Named “Best Classic Rock Station of The Year”

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104.7 WTUE, Dayton's Rock Station, announced today it has been named the Best Classic Rock Station of the Year – Small Market, by Classic Rock Magazine, in conjunction with Team Rock LTD. and KMG Networks.  The award will be presented by Classic Rock Magazine, as part of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards on November 4, 2015 in Los Angeles. "We are thrilled to have created this first ever award saluting the Best Classic Rock stations in America," said Ian Williamson, Head of Events and Partnerships at Team Rock. "It's a distinct and high honor to join our partners in recognizing … [Read more...]



Country Strong: An Interview with Mack McKenzie

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Aaron McKenzie slowly inhales a drag off his cigarette on the front patio area at Toxic Brew Company on a chilly September evening  and exhales.  Wearing a simple black t-shirt and blue jeans, he quietly looks onward.  He watches the people walking around the  Oregon Express, heading to and from several of the establishments in the small area.  When he finishes his cigarette, we walk back  into the bar and take a seat.  It’s a quiet night in the brewery, but begins to pick up.  Sitting next to the stool is McKenzie’s guitar  inside a black, leather case. Music has been present throughout … [Read more...]



Ugly Kids Club: Recruiting Dayton’s Own To Join

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One of Aliegh Shields’s older silbings was part of an emo/indie rock band from Nashville, Tennesse titled The Class of 98.  The  band, led by guitarist and vocalist Steve Wilson, saw some of success with some of their songs being played on some of the television  programming on the E! and the WB networks.  The band was short lived, only being together between years 2004-2007, and 2010-  2014.  During a tour across the Midwest, however, Wilson and the band stayed over at the Shields residence instead of getting a  hotel room. During the duration of the band crashing at the house where the … [Read more...]



An Evening With Bruce Hornsby

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“An Evening with Bruce Hornsby”, will be held at Victoria Theatre tonight starting at 8pm. Every ticket to this performance includes a copy of Solo Concerts.



Daytonpoolza!: Dayton Music Fest 10 Years Strong

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Dayton Music Fest organizers Don Thrasher and Kyle Melton take a seat with me in the patio area at South Park Tavern.  While we  are sitting at our table, an influx of people come and go throughout the duration of the early evening.  It’s mostly due to the  establishment’s half off priced pizza promotion that they are running that evening.  For some others, they have chosen to stick  around and settle in the covered patio.  Those same individuals are also taking full advantage of the fall weather and the terrific  selection of craft beers that are waiting on tap. Since the end of May, the … [Read more...]



JD SOUTHER Singer/Songwriter – The Name May Not Be Familiar, But The Songs Sure Are!

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It's not every actor who receives a "good job" email from Don Henley after his TV series premieres, but J.D. Souther isn't your typical thespian. Sharp-eyed music fans may have done a double take when they saw Souther in the role of fictional country music legend Watty White in ABC's addictive new nighttime soap Nashville. That's the opening paragraph from David Browne in a Rolling Stone article at J.D. Souther.   When asked how he got cast in the Nashville TV show, he explains, "I flew into New York to play Lincoln Center, and while I was standing at baggage claim, my friend Rita Wilson, … [Read more...]



REVIEW: Oddbody’s Brings the Solstice to Dayton

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Nutt House Hosts Jason Derulo Tour

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 Jason’s latest single “Talk Dirty” (ft. 2 Chainz) is his most successful track to date having sold over 5 million singles throughout the world, and has garnered over 200 million views on YouTube and climbing. Success hasn’t always come easy for the 24-year-old pop singer. After a string of career defining hit singles including “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head," "Ridin' Solo," "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "It Girl,” Derulo suffered a catastrophic neck injury, which forced him to rehabilitate himself both mentally and physically. He released his comeback record “The Other Side” from his newly … [Read more...]



Meg Renee: Troy’s Music “Dream”er

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This past May, Meg Renee released her first album, Dream Awake.  While sitting inside the Winan’s Chocolates and Coffee located  in the heart of downtown Troy, Ohio, I asked singer/songwriter Meg Renee a simple question.  A question that I thought would be  probably be one of the easiest to answer for her.  A question that most musicians get immediately.  I questioned her on when she  realized that she wanted to go into music. Her response? “I honestly don’t know,” Renee replied with a giggle. That’s it.  Nothing more. At a time when people that when teenagers, like Renee, are … [Read more...]