The Blend

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)

Nellie McKay on The Blend

Apr 1, 2016

Singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian Nellie McKay joins host Bill Dautremont-Smith to talk about her performance  at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 03/15/16)

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.)