Reimagining Music in the Stacks
Dayton Metro Library, WYSO, opens a new window of Yellow Springs, and the International College of Broadcasting, opens a new window have collaborated to bring the Tiny Stacks Music Series to Library patrons for its third year!
This initiative, sponsored by Friends of the Dayton Metro Library, aims to connect local musicians, books, and patrons in one spot.
Select DML Branches will host the Tiny Stacks Music Series, thus inviting the public to engage in the rich, diverse musical talents of the Dayton area and partake in the vast number of resources the Library offers.
May 16, 2024 - Electra C. Doren Branch Library
June 20, 2024 - Miamisburg Branch Library
August 8, 2024 - Brookville Branch Library
September 12, 2024 - Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library
October 24, 2024 - Huber Heights Branch Library
Selected artists/bands will be required to attend one pre-production meeting and one promotional shoot to capture content for all Dayton Metro Library's social media platforms. Performances time begin at 6 pm and run 20 - 30 minutes (about 5 original songs). Artists/bands receive a performance stipend.
PAST TINY STACKS - 2023
West Branch Library, Thursday, October 26, 2023
R&B singer Feyth M. was born and raised in Dayton, OH. In 2018, she released a single in honor of her late sister titled “Hold on Tight.” Her debut EP, The Process, followed in 2019.
New Lebanon Branch Library, Thursday, April 20, 2023
This Blues/Rock band from Piqua, OH formed in 2019, and opened for George Thorogood in 2022. They have three studio albums, available on all streaming sites, and are currently working on their fourth. Band members include: Jason Forsythe (vocals), Eric Baumann (bass), Braylon Rhoads (drums), and Jason Rhoads (guitar).
Miami Township Branch Library, Thursday, June 22, 2023
TINO was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and found his love for rhyming while attending college in Dayton. He has a unique style blending the Golden Era of hip hop with modern elements, bridging the gap between the old and new schools of the genre.
TINO has performed numerous shows, opening for Hip Hop greats such as Talib Kweli, Del The Funky Homosapien, Cappadonna and more. He is also a member of band Sidekick Complex and one half of Hip Hop duo Safe Money. TINO has released a multitude projects and his latest release, “La Pa Bavarde” is an international collaboration with French producer DJ Marrrtin.
Main Library, Saturday, August 12, 2023
Dj Cuest is a DJ/Producer born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. While attending Wright State University, Dj Cuest discovered that he wanted to pursue a career in music but didn't know it meant becoming a Dj. Since graduating from Wright State in 2019, Dj Cuest has been DJing events from local concerts and venues such as Ned Peppers and Miami Valley Gaming Casino and hosting radio shows. Dj Cuest also curates a playlist called "Dope, Talented, and from Ohio," where he showcases artists all over Ohio. Dj Cuest is also releasing new music coming soon.....
Dayton native, Erin Cannon, began her Djing journey at a young age by simply making beats with everyday utensils like pencils and a desk! Her love for music has always been apparent and she appreciates all genres of music. As she reached adulthood, her interest and curiosity grew and she fell in love, especially with hip hop. She attended class for disc jockey's in Indianapolis every Saturday which has resulted in her being booked for events every weekend all across Ohio.
The Dj battle will have three rounds! The first round is Old School hip hop, second; early 00’s hip hop, and third; present-day hip hop all to honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip hop!
Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, Thursday, September 14,
Hargett, a Dayton-based native, delivers honest and well-crafted lyrics against a diverse landscape of musical influences, including folk, country, rock, and soul. Her songs connect with a wide audience and are designed to leave a lasting impression. Hargett released her sophomore album, titled Coal Mine Canary, in 2022.
PAST TINY STACKS - 2022
THE LUVLOCZ EXPERIMENT
Trotwood Branch, September 15, 2022
The Luv Locz Experiment is a reggae and funk-soul infused band based out of Dayton, Ohio. The band was founded by Romair “Jay-Vez” Hicks and Anthony “Saxtone” Arringtonin in 2016. Since its creation, the founders have added seven additional members to create a unique sound, which brings the perfect energy for any occasion. From original music to their own twist on favorite tunes, listeners will be transported to the islands where you can dance your troubles away. Witness the soul in reggae soul!
Northwest Branch, August 18, 2022
Ric Sexton is known for his high energy and stage presence as well as his powerful sound. Sexton was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Norfolk State University. His notable performances have been with NBA basketball teams, MLB baseball teams, and opening for a major recording artist. Sexton has performed in various states including North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, and many more.
Southeast Branch, October 18, 2023
serin oh was born in Suwon, South Korea, and moved to Ohio with her family at the age of six. Growing up in church, she was surrounded by gospel music in her formative years. During her time at Berklee College of Music, she discovered her love for jazz and R&B, whilst also rediscovering her Korean roots through the lens of K-Pop. oh also began her own personal journey of what it means to follow Jesus, which led her to begin storytelling through music. She hopes to uplift and spread the truth, especially to fellow secret outcasts.