Songwriters in the Round on Excursions

May 24, 2013

 Kevin Milner, Daniel Dye, and Tim Pritchard stopped by the WYSO studios today to share a couple big laughs and great songs. Niki Dakota hosted as they all told stories and played from the heart.

These three musicians, along with six other of Dayton's best singer/songwriters, will be performing at Canal Street Tavern on Sunday night at 8pm  for the Singer/Songwriter Celebration. 

Local Girl Scout Troop 30349 from here in Yellow Springs is hosting a showing of "Finding Kind," a documentary about girls bullying girls. Niki Dakota interviewed Molly Stroud, one of the films producers and Victoria Osborne, one of the members of the troop, about the film and the issues it highlights.

E Ryan Roth and Colleen Badenhop on Excursions

May 24, 2013

Niki Dakota had E Ryan Roth and Colleen Badenhop on Excursions for preview of the event they are playing at World Bar-B-Que in Dayton tonight. Due to technical difficulties the interview begins with a song; Badenhop sings "On the Inside."

Mike and Ruthy Live on Excursions

May 23, 2013

Mike and Ruthy are a duo from West Hurley, New York. They made a stop at WYSO on their tour back across the country and chat with Niki Dakota about their music, shared connections and the joys of touring with their five year old and eleven month old children.

Mike and Ruthy's latest album is titled NYCEP. You can learn more about Mike and Ruthy and listen to their music on their website, www.mikeandruthy.com. You can can also visit their Facebook page.

Excursions hosts Father/Son duo Joe & Jack Waters

May 17, 2013

Today Joe and Jack Waters joined Niki Dakota in the performance studio. They will be performing at Big Brews and Blues, a fundraiser to benefit Diabetes Dayton, tonight in Dayton. 

It's been five years since Joe and Jack Waters came onto Exursions to talk about their newly released album, 10 + 50. Back then, Joe was only ten years old. The father/son duo has continued to work together and expanded their sound to include Joe on the guitar and vocals. 

Brett Newski and the Corruption on Excursions

May 16, 2013

Today Brett Newski and the Corruption came on Excursions for a preview of their performance tonight at Blind Bob's. Brett Newski and the Corruption are Brett on guitar and vocals, Matt on drums, Jeff playing the bass, Mark on electric guitar. 

The band originates from Saigon, Vietnam and are making this stop in Dayton on their two month tour in the United States.  

Brett Newski and the Corruption will be performing tonight at Blind Bob's in Dayton. To learn more visit www.corruptionmusic.com.

Wolf Cryer Live on Exursions

May 13, 2013

Today Wolf Cryer joined Niki Dakota on Excursions to talk about his upcoming performances and, of course, to give a preview performance in the studio. Wolf Cryer is originally from St. Louis Missouri and has been living in Cincinnati for the last 7 years. He will be performing at Taffy's of Eaton Ohio on May 15th and at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton on May 25th. 

To learn more about Wolf Cryer, visit his webpage

Sideshow Preview on Excursions

May 10, 2013

Excursions was so excited to get to preview the Sideshow in the studio this morning. Jeff Opt and Erin Vasconcelos, the organizers for event were on hand to talk about the music, the art and the fun that is this 8th annual art community event. Also there were A Shade of Red (Georgia Goad and Sean Pennington) and Repeating Arms (Harold on guitar, Ira on mandolin and Max on banjo), two of the bands that will be performing in the Sideshow this weekend. 

The Rebel Set on Excursions

May 10, 2013

This Thursday The Rebel Set joined Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the event they are playing at Blind Bob's in Dayton this Saturday. It's a benefit for Relay for Life, which supports the American Cancer Society. The Rebel Set is Jason Johantas, Tom Gilliam and Gavin Spencer.

This Wednesday, Excursions hosted another of the ten bands that will be performing at the fourth annual 80's Rewind which is taking place this Saturday at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton. The Broken Lights is Tyler Cochran on guitar and vocals, Andy Uzzel on bass and Zach Grove on the drums. While in the studio they  performed three songs, a cover of "Should I stay or should I go?" by the Clash and two original songs off their self-titled album, "Hey, Hey, Baby, Baby" and "Backtrack."