The Blend

"The old, new, borrowed, and blue."

Every weekday afternoon, WDIY's signature Triple A music program serves up three hours of eclectic music including rock, pop, blues, and beyond. Always fresh with music that's hand-picked daily by our regular roster of rotating hosts, The Blend features a healthy dose of new releases alongside older favorites; everything from Neil Young to Arctic Monkeys, Adele to Howlin' Wolf--The Blend delivers true music variety from record collectors and music enthusiasts.

The Accidentals Live on The Blend

Nov 17, 2017

Michigan indie alt-Americana band The Accidentals joined host Bill Dautremont-Smith in the studio for a live performance and interview about their meteoric career.

This young multi-instrumentalist trio are on a national tour promoting their third album, Odyssey, that has garnered critical acclaim and a lot of airplay on WDIY. The band was in town to play a show later that night at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date: 11/14/2017)

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen join WDIY's Jack Adams for an interview and performance. Jack talks to the Wiles-Barre blues rock trio about their upcoming performance at Musikfest next Saturday, August 12th at 7:30 PM at the PNC Series at Musikfest Cafe.

(Original air-date: 8/12/2017)

WDIY Studio Session: April Mae & The June Bugs

Aug 11, 2017

April Mae & The June Bugs join host Neil Hever in the studio for an interview and stripped-down performance. The New Jersey Americana group are appearing at Musikfest on Sunday,  August 13th at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz.

(Original air-date: 8/10/2017)

WDIY Studio Session: S U M

Aug 10, 2017

NYC jazz/funk band S U M joins host Roberto Gooden aka DirtyFINGERS in the studio for an interview and performance previewing their show at Musikfest at the BBT Jazz Cabaret Stage on August 10, 2017.

(Original air-date: 8/9/2017)

WDIY Studio Session: The HillBenders

Aug 10, 2017

Springfield, Missouri band, The HillBenders, joined Arnie Lichten for a live interview and performance to preview their Musikfest performance of 'Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry' later that night at Air Products Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks.

(Original air-date: 8/8/2017)

WDIY Studio Session: theLionhearted

Aug 5, 2017

Allentown indie rock/alternative artist Richie Ares aka theLionhearted joins us in-studio for a stripped-down performance  and interview ahead of his Musikfest performance on Wednesday, August 9th at Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz.

(Original air-date: 8/5/2017)

WDIY Studio Session: Slingshot Dakota

Aug 4, 2017

Carly Comando from Bethlehem-based indie pop-/punk duo, Slingshot Dakota, joins WDIY's Shamus McGroggan in the studio for a live interview and performance at WDIY's station piano. Slingshot Dakota are performing at Musikfest at FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical on Thursday, August 10th.

(Original air-date: 8/4/2017)

Vanessa Collier on The Blend

Aug 3, 2017

Philadelphia-based blues saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Vanessa Collier joins WDIY's Jack Adams to discuss her upcoming Musikfest performance on Friday, August 4th at 9 PM  at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz.

(Original air-date: 8/3/2017)

Kimock Live on The Blend

May 31, 2017

Renowned guitarist and songwriter Steve Kimock joined WDIY's Shamus McGroggan in the studio along with his latest band, called Kimock, for a live interview and performance during The Blend.  Joining Steve Kimock was his son and drummer John Kimock, bassist Bobby Vega, and percussionist Jason Hann.

Kimock will be playing at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks on Friday, June 2, 2017. Find more information on the show here.

(Original air-date: 5/30/2017)

Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer on The Blend

Mar 10, 2017

Lehigh Valley guitarists and songwriters Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer join WDIY's Shamus McGroggan in the studio for a live interview and performance.

They feature songs from Steve Brosky's newest album, "Still." 

(Original air-date: 2/28/17)

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