The Blend

Our Griffins Live on The Blend

May 22, 2014

Host Carlos Benjamin welcomes Easton-based band Our Griffins to the studio for a live interview and performance. The band kicks off ArtsQuest's free outdoor concert series at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem on May 16th. (Original air-date 5/2/2014)

Cowboy Junkies on The Blend

Feb 25, 2014


Carlos Benjamin talks with Cowboy Junkies' Margo Timmins on The Blend, prior to their Musikfest Cafe performance on Feb 27. The Culture Calendar feature from Georgia Karamus is at 3:30pm, providing a look at what's happening with live music in the Lehigh Valley. (Original air-date February 21, 2014).

Michael Doucet on WDIY's The Blend

Feb 21, 2014

Host Carlos Benjamin speaks with Michael Doucet about his performance with BeauSoleil at ArtsQuest's Blast Furnace Blues Festival on Sunday, February 9. (Original air-date February 7, 2014).

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith speaks with celebrated West African vocalist Anjelique Kidjo about her illustrious career, her brand new album "Eve," and her upcoming performance at Musikfest Cafe on February 19th.  In addition to being a vocalist and bandleader, Anjelique is a composer, dancer, author, and social activist, particularly for African women's rights.

Music from her latest CD and earlier albums are featured.  (Original air-date February 11, 2014).

David Wilcox on The Blend

Nov 20, 2013

Singer songwriter David Wilcox is Carlos Benjamin’s guest at 3:30 on Friday, prior to his performance at Godfrey Daniels that evening.  (Original air date November 15, 2013.)

David Bromberg on The Blend

Oct 25, 2013

Carlos Benjamin welcomes folk legend David Bromberg to The Blend on Friday at 3pm, prior to his performance at Musikfest Café later that night. (Original air date October 25, 2013.)

Elegies & Laments on The Blend

Sep 18, 2013

Blend host Keith Kelleher welcomes poet Ernest Hilbert and producer/musician Dave Young to talk about their project “Elegies & Laments,” a collaborative affair that is a groundbreaking merge of music and poetry. (Original air date September 18, 2013.)

Jeff Williams welcomes members from Air Products’ company rock and roll band “The Difference” to the program for an interview. Fortune magazine named The Difference “Best Corporate Rock Band in America” in 2001, and the band has played over 300 concerts, recorded four studio albums, and helped to raise more than $700,000 for charities throughout the United States.  Due to the upcoming retirement of drummer and vocalist Sal Nicrone, The Difference will play its final concerts on Sept. 8 at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem.  (Original air date September 6, 2013.)

Sultans of String on The Blend

Aug 22, 2013

Sultans of String stop by The Blend this afternoon, prior to their show at Levitt Pavilion later tonight. WDIY is Community Sponsor for the Levitt show. (Original air date August 16, 2013.)

The Abrams Brothers on The Blend

Aug 16, 2013

The Abrams Brothers came by the studio to play some music and talk with Stew, prior to their performance at Musikfest later that evening. (Original air date August 8, 2013.)