Excursions

Weekdays, 10am -1pm

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.

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1:25 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Sultans of String Play Live on Excursions

  A duo of Canadian musicians stopped by the WYSO studios today on their way to Indianapolis, and we're so happy they did! The Sultans of String, as they call themselves, are Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberte who play violin and guitar. The two share songwriting duties and are the cornerstone of the larger incarnations of the Sultans of String. We discuss their unique instruments and their long time on the road, as well as so much more.

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1:41 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Paul Sanchez and Davis Rogan Stop by Excursions

Davis Rogan
Credit Aubrey Edwards

Davis Rogan dropped in to chat with Niki today and link Dayton to the heart of New Orleans. He shared stories of his experiences as a DJ and growing up in New Orleans, as well as his work with the HBO show Treme. Racing in at the last minute, he was joined by Paul Sanchez, another New Orleans native, songwriter, and guitarist. We listened to songs from each of their records, with plenty of anecdotes mixed in throughout. 

You can see Davis and Paul perform a solo/duet show tonight at 8pm at Canal Street Tavern. 

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9:52 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Susan Werner Chats and Plays Live on Excursions

Susan Werner

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Susan Werner stopped by the studio on Monday following a show with the Springfield Arts Council just the previous night. Listen in to hear her talk about the importance of agriculture in the changing world and her recent album themed around farms. On top of everything, she even plays three songs live just for us.

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1:29 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Gillia and Kevin J Chat and Sing on Excursions

Atlanta musicians Gillia and Kevin J stopped in just in time from the airport to join Niki at the end of today's show. They shared their soulful voices a cappella in studio, and brought a couple tracks to listen to. 

DJ Sparechange will join them tomorrow for a free preformance. They will be performing at the King's Yard in Downtown Yellow Springs tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm for a FREE and all ages 4th of July celebration. 

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1:21 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Will C. and Family Stop by Excursions

Will C. and Family played their lighthearted and unique brand of music in the WYSO studios today. They had a great time sharing their songs with us here, as well as talking about the Yellow Springs Arts Council's Arts Alive fundraising event.

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