Did you know that there’s a great public radio station in Westchester? Did you know they’re non-commercial and non-profit? Did you know they play an amazing mix of rock, folk, blues and jazz? Did you know that they regularly have local bands perform live in the studio? Did you know you can hear it very well in Mt. Kisco?
You didn’t know? Well now you do…
Two local bands will be featured in the coming weeks.
First up are The YaYas:
The YaYas are Catherine Miles (vocals), Jay Mafale (guitar) and Paul Silverman (piano) and they came into being after attending a couple of open mic nights while attending college. After their second appearance the club owner booked them for a full gig, the only trouble was that they only knew six tunes. Rather than turn down the gig they learned more songs and became a band.
They play story driven folky pop songs that can be heard on their current album Paper Boats and play frequently in the greater Westchester area as well as other parts of the US. In fact at the end of January they’ll be in sunny Florida while we’re all freezing up here. Anyone wanna go on a road trip? Their performance airs on WDFH FM 90.3 on Tuesday January 31st at 9:00 pm. If you happen to be in Florida with The YaYas you can always tune in online here.
Next up…Hope Machine:
The core members of Hope Machine are Fred Gillen Jr., Steve Kirkman and Eric Puente. They’re named after the Woody Guthrie quote, “about all a human being is anyway, is a hoping machine.”
The band is a fly by the seat of the pants operation that plays folk music in its purist form, without pretension, without limits and often without rehearsal! WDFH listeners are certainly in for treat when they tune in to hear this performance on February 7th at 9:00 pm.
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