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.

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

David Williamson from the Rotary Club of Dayton joined Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions to talk about the upcoming Peacebuilders Walk and Village, held on September 10th at RiverScape MetroPark prior to the WYSO Community Concert. 

The 2017 Peacebuilders Walk and Village begins at 4pm on Sunday, September 10th at RiverScape Metropark. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/705727802968969/

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band return to Excursions ahead of their own Madden Road Music Festival and their performance at Art on the Commons.  The band performed live and chatted with host Niki Dakota about their travels and more. 

The Madden Road Music Festival is Saturday, August 12th in Mutual, Ohio.  Learn more at: www.maddenroadmusic.com

Eric Loy returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursion ahead of his performance at Oakwood's Wright Memorial Library, which is the inaugural performance in the library's music series. Loy was joined by Wright Library Engagement Specialist Tracy Staley who talked about the overall series and upcoming library activties.

Eric Loy will perform at Wright Memorial Library on Thursday, August 17th.  For a full music and programming schedule, visit www.wrightlibrary.org 

This year marks the fourth annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition.  Ross McGregor joined Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions to talk about the growing event, Rotary's mission and more.

The 2017 Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition is Saturday, August 12th at Veteran's Park. 

David Payne returned to the WYSO studio for an acoustic set on Excursions with Niki Dakota ahead of the release of his new EP, Cheaper Than Therapy.  

David Payne will celebrate the release of Cheaper Than Therapy on Saturday, August 19th at the Yellow Cab.  Doors open at 7pm; music starts at 8pm.

Expanding from a trio to a five piece band, Manray joined Niki Dakota live in the WYSO studios for an acoustic set ahead of the release of their new album, Two Kinds of Worry

Manray will celebrate the release of Two Kinds of Worry on Saturday, August 5, at the Yellow Cab.  They'll be joined onstage by Gap Tooth Grin and Lioness. 

Miami Valley native Alex Turner has been living and performing music in China for four years, including a stint with rock band Carsick Cars. As part of a visit home to Yellow Springs, Turner visited the WYSO studios to sit in with Niki Dakota on Excursions.  They spoke about Turner's musical career, and he shared a sampling of modern Chinese indie rock. 

Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers) visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of his HogJam 2017 performance.  Festival organizer Tony Herdman joined Neel and WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota to talk about the event.

HogJam 2017 is August 25-27th at the VFW Campgrounds in Franklin, Ohio.  More information below:

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