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.

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:

Nigerian-based artist Ben Ibebe returned to the WYSO studios to talk about a new series focused on jazz that will be featured at the Front Street studios.  Ibebe and Niki Dakota were joined in studio by the Collaboratory's Peter Benkendorf to talk about art, music and more.

Ben Ibebe's Jazz series is on display at Front Street studios beginning on Friday, July 7.  There will be an artist reception on Thursday, July 13, 5-8pm.

Hailing from Chicago, Faux Furrs visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  The band talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their latest album Taxonomy, the Chicago scene and more

Faux Furrs will perform at Jimmie's Ladder 11 on July 3rd with Gap Tooth Grin and Army of Infants. 

Rite of Venus join Niki Dakota in the WYSO studios for an extended, live rendition of Excursions Versions.  The band talked about their upcoming gigs, the meaning behind their name and more.

Rite of Venus will perform on Thursday, June 29th at Blind Bob's and Friday, June 30th at the Yellow Cab's Taco Truck Takedown event. 

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