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.

Ugandan-Born Singer-Songwriter Tshila on The Blend

Mar 6, 2019

Ugandan-born singer-songwriter Tshila stops by the WDIY studios to talk with host Silagh White. They listen to some tracks off of Tshila's  new album, World in Crisis.

Chuck Brodsky Live on The Blend

Nov 16, 2018

Singer and songwriter Chuck Brodsky joined host Bill Dautremont-Smith on The Blend for a live interview and perfromance.

Pete & The Stray Dogs Live on The Blend

Nov 16, 2018

Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Brooklyn-based Americana band Pete & The Stray Dogs to the WDIY studios for a live interview and performance. 

Reading Blues Fest is back this weekend for its second year, and on this edition of The Blend, Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomed festival general manager John Ernesto to the studio to preview what's in store this year.

Interview: Bakithi Kumalo on The Blend

Aug 25, 2018

South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo, Paul Simon's long time bassist since the recording in South Africa of Paul Simon's classic 'Graceland' album, joins host Scott Sherk in the studio. 

They discuss Bakithi's upcoming performance with the All-Star Graceland Tribute Band happening Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, and about Bakithi's long association with Paul Simon.

(Original air-date: 8/21/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: American Trappist

Aug 22, 2018

WDIY's Musikfest 2018 features continued with a live interview and acoustic perfromance from Joe Michelini of Philadelphia indie rock band American Trappist. 

Michelini previewed his Musikfest show later that night where he appeared for an acoustic solo American Trappist set.

(Original air-date: 8/9/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: KALO

Aug 15, 2018

Blues/rock trio KALO joined us in the studio for an interview and performance ahead of their Musikfest appearance later in the day. The band is made-up of Israeli-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bat-Or Kalo as well as Oklahoma musicians Chad Roper on bass and Mike Alexander on drums/percussion.

(Original air-date: 8/10/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: Honeysuckle

Aug 9, 2018

Boston progressive bluegrass/folk band Honeysuckle stops by the WDIY studios for a live interview and performance on The Blend to preview their set at Musikfest.

The band performed later in the day at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz.

(Original air-date: 8/8/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: The Big Drops

Aug 8, 2018

Host Scott Sherk welcomes guitarist and singer Vram Kherlopian, one-half of the New Jersey psychedelic pop duo The Big Drops, to the studio for an interview and performance during The Blend. 

The Big Drops were in town to perform at the Musikfest Café later this day as part of Musikfest 2018.

(Original air-date: 8/7/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: Jeremiah Tall

Aug 4, 2018

Bucks County singer-songwriter Jeremiah Tall joins us live in the WDIY studios for an interview and performance previewing his apperances at Musikfest.

Jeremiah Tall's Musikfest appearances are below:

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