Nelson Emokpae, performing under the name "Nelly's Echo," was a finalist on season three of the NBC show The Voice. He called in to Excursions today to talk with Niki about where he came from and how a refugee from Africa achieved musical success in the US. They discuss the reasoning behind the name "Nelly's Echo" as well as his experience for performing for the armed forces in Cuba.
Nelson and his two band mates will perform on Saturday, June 8th at 8pm at the historic Sidney Theatre in Sidney, Ohio.
Mandy Jewell stopped by Excursions today to tell Niki a bit about her adventure down to Tennessee to record her debut EP, entitled "The Road to Tennessee." They spoke about her unique blue Fender acoustic guitar, as well as the heartbreak that led her to some of the songs she's most proud of.
Mandy will play at One-Eyed Jacks tomorrow at 9pm with Good English and Repeating Arms filling out the bill for a night of great music.
Blues singer and guitarist Austin "Walkin' Cane" called in to the studio today to chat about his album, "Murder of a Blues Singer" and share a couple stories with Niki Dakota. Niki played three tracks from his album as they spoke about his guitars, sponsorship from National, and how he got that catchy nickname.
Austin "Walkin' Cane" will be performing at the beautifully restored Murphy Theatre in downtown Wilmington this Saturday, June 1st.
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.