WYSO

Excursions

Weekdays, noon-3pm

Like the name suggests, Excursions is a daily journey across musical genres and eras.  Niki Dakota guides listeners through a broad cross-section of the newest music from Ohio, around the world, and everything in between while also spending time with beloved classic tunes.  Each day is an adventure and on Wednesdays, you'll hear the fresh tunes from great artists new and old during the noon hour.  Play for fun and prizes on Thursday Threads, and you can put a song on the playlist every Friday when we spin theme tunes.

Yellow Springs songwriter Emma Lee Woodruff returns to the WYSO studios to share some live music and talk with Music Director Niki Dakota about finding her voice, her musical career so far and more.

Scottish singer Julie Fowlis visited the WYSO studios ahead of her performance at Clark State Performing Arts Center. She spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk about singing in Gaelic, her upcoming album Alterum, and more.

Josh Krajcik
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Songwriter Josh Krajcik visited the WYSO studios ahead of his performance in Clifton.  He gave a musical preview live on Excrusions and chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota.

Josh Krajcik will perform at Clifton Opera House on September 15 at 7pm

Jeff Opt returned to the WYSO studios to update Niki Dakota about upcoming fall events at the Yellow Cab Tavern including food truck rallies, live music including Nashville based Tim Easton on September 21st, and more. 

courtesy of Tecumseh Land Trust

Tecumseh Land Trust's Krista Magaw joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio ahead of the organization's annual harvest auction.  They talked about the land trust's mission and projects and the upcoming event.

Tecumseh Land Trust's 13th Annual Harvest Auction is Friday, September 15 at Springfield's Hollenbeck Bayley Center.  More information at: www.tecumsehlandtrust.org

Jennifer Taylor

Performing as Zane and the Sway, musician Zane Gerlach joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions to preview the WYSO Community Concert. 

Zane and the Sway will perform at the WYSO Community Concert with the Claudettes and the Almighty Get Down on Sunday, September 10 at RiverScape MetroPark. More details at: http://wyso.org/wysos-community-concert

Jazz Guitarist Russell Malone To Perform In Cincinnati

Sep 7, 2017

Local music journalist and singer Duante Beddingfield interviewed world-class jazz guitarist Russell Malone, ahead of his performance in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 7. They discuss Malone's new release, Time for the Dancers, his influences, and his career both past and present.

During the interview, Malone discussed saxophonist Hank Crawford, one of his influences.

Acclaimed vocalist Melanie DeMore will be joining the World House Choir for a series of concerts called "Together We Bring On The Light." DeMore joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and World House Choir director Dr. Cathy Roma live in the studio on Excursions for a preview.

The World House Choir and Melanie DeMore will perform on September 8 & 9 at Antioch's Foundry Theater and on September 10 at Wayman Chapel AME Church in Dayton. More information below.

courtesy of Human Race Theatre Company

The Human Race Theatre Comapny is opening is 2017-18 season with the American premiere of Legendale, a musical that blurs the real world with the world of video games.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota was joined in studio by writers Andrea Daly (music and story) and Jeff Bienstock (words and story) to talk about the new musical.  They were also joined by Max Crumm, who plays lead character Andy, for a musical preview of the production.

Keith Lykins
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Guitarist Keith Lykins returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excrusions.  Lykins chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about world influences on his music, upcoming gigs and more.

Keith Lykins will perform at  Clifton Opera House on Friday, September 1st.  For more live dates, visit keithlykins.com

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